Introduced by Jeanne Heal.
I'd Like You to Meet...: Peter Russell
Member of the Incorporated Society of London Fashion Designers, who talks about the display of British fashions sent to Australia for the Royal Tour.
Harry Fowler, film actor and 'phillumenist', brings his collection to the studio.
Parliament and People
Two Members of Parliament, a Conservative and a Socialist, discuss some of the important topics to be dealt with in the session of Parliament which opens today.
Time for Music
Gerald Moore, the distinguished accompanist, plays piano pieces.
Speaker (I'd Like You to Meet....):
Item presenter ( I Collect.....):
Pianist (Time for Music):
Maria Bird brings Andy to play with your small children, and invites them to join in songs and games.
Gladys Whitred sings the songs
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
Narrator/script, music and settings:
by Diana Ross.
Charles Stidwill reads the story, and shows some of the pictures.
Penelope Davidson gives hints on make-up before her production: "Pirates Can't be Gentlemen" by Jean M. Thorpe.
Author ("Pirates Can't be Gentlemen"):
Programme presented by:
Tough Tom, Bo'sun:
Stage Manager and Sheriff:
from the Nuffield Centre before an audience of H.M. Forces.
Michael St. Clair introduces: Larry Cross, Rondart, Dorothy Ashton, Russell Waters
At the pianos, Steve Race and Malcolm Lockyer
At the drums, Geoff Lofts
by T.S. Eliot
Adapted for Television and produced by Desmond Davis
If someone had told us in 1945 that a philosophic play in verse - loose verse, but verse - would sweep England and America, we should probably have looked politely sceptical. Now T.S. Eliot is not a dramatist who insists on his plays having a very exact meaning; in fact. he deprecates this, and turns aside any too definite questions with a charming: 'It is what you yourself make of it.' But the people of the play who visit the celebrated psychiatrist Sir Henry Harcourt-Reilly have all of them spiritual problems that must be solved - and in one case solved in a violent way - and the fascination of The Cocktail Party lies in these solutions.
Is the psychiatrist a symbol of priesthood, or even of Godhead? Are the friends of the chief actor acolytes, or even angels? 'It is what you yourself make of it.' But at least it is a play of the greatest distinction, and the loose rhythms of its colloquial verse have a fine swing and subtlety.
The play introduced by Harold Hobson
Play introduced by:
Sir Henry Harcourt-Reilly:
Alex McColgie Gibbs:
A caterer's man:
(Monday's edition repeated)