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: Ninety Degrees South

H.G. Ponting's film of Captain Scott's epic journey to the South Pole.
(to 16.25)


Filmmaker: H.G. Ponting

: Children's Television

Olive Shapley tells a story for the younger ones.

Music for Good Friday sung by Marion Studholme

The Flower on the Thorn Tree
A play by P. D. Cummins.

(to 18.00)


Storyteller: Olive Shapley
Singer: Marion Studholme
Writer (The Flower on the Thorn Tree): P. D. Cummins
Settings (The Flower on the Thorn Tree): Stephen Taylor
Production (The Flower on the Thorn Tree): Dorothea Brooking
The Jadler: Meadows White
Reu: John Levitt
Micah, his elder brother: Barrie Gosney
Barabbas: Robert Perceval
A thief: Dafydd Havard
Jared: David Spenser
Joanna his mother: Ruth Dunning
Mary Magdalene: Dorothy Allison
The Roman soldier: Richard Warner
The narrator: Wallace Greenslade
Two boys: Barry Krost
Two boys: Roger Gorb

: Les Sylphides

A romantic ballet by Fokine to music by Chopin.
See foot of page
(Alicia Markova, Violetta Elvin, Svetlana Beriosova, and John Field appear by permission of the General Administrator, Covent Garden Opera Trust, Ltd.)
Alicia Markova writes on page 6

: Historic Houses of England: Hoghton Tower, Lancashire

Hoghton Tower, 'the house on the spur of a hill', is the subject of tonight's film in this series. Built by Thomas Hoghton in the sixteenth century on land granted to the de Hoghton family by William the Conqueror, the house still stands today almost unchanged by succeeding generations, a prized example of the early renaissance style.

: David Buchan

at the piano.
Introduced by Kenneth Wright.


Pianist: David Buchan
Presenter: Kenneth Wright

: In the News

An unrehearsed discussion on topics of the week.
Speakers: Walter Elliot M.P., H. B. Hylton-Foster M.P., Anthony Greenwood M.P., J. B. Hynd M.P.
Chairman, Frank Byers


Speaker: Walter Elliot
Speaker: H. B. Hylton-Foster
Speaker: Anthony Greenwood
Speaker: J. B. Hynd .
Chairman: Frank Byers
Arranged by: Edgar Lustgarten
Presented by: John Irwin

: Behold the Man

See 'Television Diary' - page 15

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