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: Children's Television: Muffin and the Squeaking Shoes

'Muffin the Mule' presents a film, helped by Annette Mills (who writes the songs) and Ann Hogarth (who pulls the strings).


Presenter/songwriter: Annette Mills
Puppeteer: Ann Hogarth

: Children's Television: Gladys Young

Gladys Young tells a story "How the Blackbird became Black" by Muriel Holland.


Storyteller: Gladys Young
Author: Muriel Holland

: Children's Television: The Poppenkast

or 'How Jan Klaassen cured the Sick King'
An old Dutch story retold for television by Antonia Ridge.
(Previously televised last Thursday)
(to 18.05)


Adapted by: Antonia Ridge
Producer: Kevin Sheldon
A Dutchman: David Bird
Kobus, a nightwatchman: Frank Foster
Nelis, another nightwatchman: Alban Blakelock
Jan Klaassen: Leslie Phillips
Katryn, his wife: Andree Melly
A landlord: Cyril Luckham
A fairy: Elspet Gray
Hein, a lackey: David Bird
A Prime Minister: Roy Hannah
The Queen: Doreen Morton

: Weekly Review

Alexander Moyes recalls events from last week's television newsreels.


Presenter: Alexander Moyes

: Gianni Schicchi

A Florentine comedy in one act by Forzano.
Music by Giacomo Puccini
(See top of page)
(Michael Langdon appear by permission of the General Administrator, Royal Opera House Covent Garden Ltd.; Charles Mackerras, Edmund Donlevy, John Kentish, Harold Blackburn appear by permission of the Governors of Sadler's Wells)
Second performance: Thursday at 7.30

A Florentine comedy in one act by Forzano.
The action takes place in Florence in the year 1299.


Libretto: null Forzano
Music: Giacomo Puccini
Settings: Stephen Bundy
Conductor: Charles Mackerras
Producer: George R. Foa
Gianni Schicchi: Edmund Donlevy
Lauretta, his daughter: Diane Dubarry
The Relative of Buoso Donati - Zita, the Old Woman: Bruna Maclean
The Relative of Buoso Donati - Rinuccio, Zita's nephew: John Kentish
The Relative of Buoso Donati - Gherardo, Buoso's nephew: Robert Gwynne
The Relative of Buoso Donati - Nella, his wife: Joyce Gartside
The Relative of Buoso Donati - Gherardino, their son: John Levitt
The Relative of Buoso Donati - Betto of Signa, a cousin to Buoso: Harold Blackburn
The Relative of Buoso Donati - Simone, a cousin to Buoso: Michael Langdon
The Relative of Buoso Donati - Marco, his son: Trevor Kenyon
The Relative of Buoso Donati - La Ciesca, Marco's wife: Ethel Lyon
Master Spinellocchio, a physician/Amantio di Nicolao, a notary: Dennis Wicks
Pinellino, a shoemaker: Harold Williams
Guccio, a dyer: Richard Wood

: Martine

A play by Jean-Jacques Bernard.
[Starring] Claire Bloom and Denholm Elliott
The play takes place in Grandchin, a village near Paris.
Lionel Hale writes on page 41


Writer: Jean-Jacques Bernard
Producer: Michael Barry
Director: Kenneth Tynan
Incidental music played by: Julian Bream
Settings designer: Barry Learoyd
Martine: Claire Bloom
Julien: Denholm Elliott
Jeanne: Maxine Audley
Alfred: Stanley Baker
Madame Mervan: Beatrice Varley

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

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