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: Children's Television

Muffin the Mule
with Annette Mills (who writes the songs) and Ann Hogarth (who pulls the strings).

Children's Newsreel

The Prodigal Son
by Jonquil Antony.
"A certain man had two sons ..." This is how the parable of the Prodigal Son begins. Jonquil Antony's play begins with the man, his sons, and a rich merchant who tempts them with gay tales of city life. The younger son Simeon believes the tales...
(Previously televised last Thursday)

(to 18.00)


Presenter/songwriter (Muffin the Mule): Annette Mills
Puppeteer (Muffin the Mule): Ann Hogarth
Writer (The Prodigal Son): Jonquil Antony
Settings (The Prodigal Son): Stephen Taylor
Producer (The Prodigal Son): Joy Harington
Barnabas: Reginald Tate
His son Abner: Robert Rietty
His son Simeon: Ray Jackson
Tamar, his wife: Margot van Der Burgh
Leah, his daughter: Angela Foulds
Silas, a rich merchant: Victor Rietti
Alab, the family servant: John Mansi
Two rich young men - Hazael: James Sharkey
Two rich young men - Zadek: David O'Brien
A servant: David Askey

: What's My Line?

with Ghislaine Alexander, Barbara Kelly, Jerry Desmonde, Gilbert Harding trying to find the answers and Eamonn Andrews to see fair play.

('What's My Line?' was devised by Mark Goodson and Bill Todman and is presented by arrangement with C.B.S. of America and Maurice Winnick)


Panellist: Ghislaine Alexander
Panellist: Barbara Kelly
Panellist: Jerry Desmonde
Panellist: Gilbert Harding
Chairman: Eamonn Andrews
Devised by: Mark Goodson
Devised by: Bill Todman
Presented by: T. Leslie Jackson

: The Gay Lord Quex

A comedy by Arthur W. Pinero.
[Starring] Andre Morell, Joyce Heron, Eileen Peel and Alan Wheatley

The action of the play takes place in the establishment of Sophie Fullgamey, manicurist and dispenser of articles for the toilet, 185 New Bond Street; in the 'Italian Garden' of Fauncey Court, Richmond; and in a boudoir and bedroom at Fauncey Court.
Time: during the London season of 1899
(Second performance: Thursday at 7.30)


Author: Arthur W. Pinero
Producer: Royston Morley
Settings: Barry Learoyd
Miss Moon: Eileen Way
A young lady: Fiona Fraser
A maid: Pamela Barnard
A middle-aged lady: Winifred Hill
A gentleman: Michael Meacham
Miss Huddle: Betty Marsden
Miss Limbird: Pamela Lane
Frank Pollitt ('Valma'): Alan Wheatley
Sophie Fullgarney: Joyce Heron
The Marquess of Quex: Andre Morell
Sir Chichester Frayne: Henry Oscar
Captain Bastling: Bryan Coleman
Muriel Eden: Ingrid Burke
Julia, Countess of Owbridge: Ruth Taylor
Mrs Jack Eden: Helen Goss
Bristow: Frederick Rose
A manservant: Hugh Munro
The Duchess of Strood: Eileen Peel

: Chin Yu

Three studies in hand-mime.
(Chin Yu is appearing in 'South Pacific' at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, London)

Seldom has a short television programme received such an immediate and warm response as Chin Yu's exposition last September of the curious and fascinating art of hand-mime. Chin Yu learned the ancient Indian art from Hadassah, a Jewish performer and teacher in New York. During the war she was interned in Hong Kong by the Japanese, repatriated on an American ship, and in San Francisco earned her living by typing. It was after the age of twenty that she trained as a dancer and as an actress. Her programme tonight includes two new studies and will end with her interpretation of the Twenty-third Psalm.


Mime: Chin Yu
Presented by: John Irwin

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