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: Going Gay

A British comedy film.
(to 16.20)

: Children's Television

All About Animals
George Cansdale shows you some more animals.

Five Funny Fishes
tell their stories in picture and song.
(Jean Mountford and Ian MacPherson broadcast by permission of the Governors of Sadler's Wells)

This Was News
An illustrated talk on some important events of recent weeks.

The Coronation: What is the Crown?
A film specially produced by the BBC as a background to the Coronation. The film includes an interview with The Hon. Sir George Bellew, Garter Principal King of Arms, who talks about his task of planning the Abbey ceremony for the Earl Marshal, and ends with a statement by the Archbishop of Canterbury on the form and significance of the Coronation Service.

(to 18.05)


Presenter (All About Animals): George Cansdale
Music composed by (Five Funny Fishes): Alf J. Lawrance
Music sung by (Five Funny Fishes): Jean Mountford
Music sung by (Five Funny Fishes): Ian MacPherson
Pictures (Five Funny Fishes): Bill Hooper
Interviewee (The Coronation: What is the Crown?): The Hon. Sir George Bellew
Speaker (The Coronation: What is the Crown?): The Archbishop of Canterbury [Dr. Geoffrey Fisher]
Commentator (The Coronation: What is the Crown?): Rooney Pelletier
Producer (The Coronation: What is the Crown?): Greeve Del Strother

: Salute from the New World

On the Eve of the Coronation. A symposium of messages from distinguished Americans, among whom are Ralph Bunche, Al Capp, Frank Dobie, J.W. Fulbright, Reinhold Niebuhr, Eleanor Roosevelt.
Introduced by Edward R. Murrow.


Speaker: Ralph Bunche
Speaker: Al Capp
Speaker: Frank Dobie
Speaker: J. W. Fulbright
Speaker: Reinhold Niebuhr
Speaker: Eleanor Roosevelt
Presenter: Edward R. Murrow
Producer: Andrew Miller Jones

: The Passing Show: All Our Yesterdays

Second performance next Monday at 7.30

(Margaret Miles appears by permission of Howard and Wyndham; Malcolm Goddard is appearing at the New Lindsay Theatre, London; "Guys and Dolls" is now running at the London Coliseum; "Love from Judy" at the Saville Theatre; "South Pacific" at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane; "Airs on a Shoestring" at the Royal Court Theatre, London)
See page 8

A story of five coronation years.


Script/producer: Michael Mills
Script: Angus MacPhail
Settings designed by: Stephen Bundy
Orchestra conducted by: Eric Robinson
Orchestrations: Ray Terry
Orchestrations: Arthur Wilkinson
Production numbers staged by: Freddie Carpenter
Director: Peter Graham Scott
A Gentleman of the Period: Roger Livesey
Thomas Albion I, III and V: Jack Watling
Thomas Albion: II and IV: Michael Trubshawe
Phoebe: Gillian Owen
Lucy Albion: Coral Fairweather
Edna Mullett: Joan Young
Ilse Albion: Jacqueline Lacey
A Gentleman in the Coach: Wallace Eaton
Reginald Westbourne: R. Stuart Lindsell
Baldur Goestler: Peter Copley
Marie Lloyd: Pat Kirkwood
[Other parts]: Max Brimmell
[Other parts]: Richard Pearson
[Other parts]: John Salew
Player: Vanessa Lee
Player: Clifford Mollison
Player: Margaret Miles
Player: Allen Christie
Player: Gail Kendal
Player: Malcolm Goddard
Dancer: Mary Budd
Dancer: Eric de Paul
Dancer: Patricia Dare
Dancer: Leslie Cooper
Dancer: Patricia Brooks
Dancer: William Hayden
Dancer: Joy Harvey
Dancer: Robert Stevenson
Dancer: Daphne Willis
Dancer: William Barrett
Dancer: Joanna Rigby
Singer: Lorna Butterworth
Singer: Llewelyn John
Singer: Marjorie Holt
Singer: Wilfred Johns
Singer: Joan Ryan
Singer: Alex Roebuck
Singer: Margaret Young
Singer: James Urquhart
Chorus-Master: James Turner
'Guys and Dolls' cast: Vivian Blaine
'Guys and Dolls' cast: Sam Levene
'Guys and Dolls' cast: Jerry Wayne
'Guys and Dolls' cast: Lizbeth Webb
'Love From Judy': cast: Jean Carson
'South Pacific' cast: Julie Wilson
'South Pacific' cast: Wilbur Evans
'Airs on a Shoestring' cast: Max Adrian
'Airs on a Shoestring' cast: Moira Fraser

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