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: The Promise of Barty O'Brien

A documentary film.

: Historic Houses of England: 7: Castle Ashby, Northamptonshire

Castle Ashby, the home for centuries of the Earls of Northampton, is an Elizabethan house built on the site of a former Norman manor. The house, its treasures, and its history, are the subject of this film.
(to 16.15)

: Children's Television: The Adventures of Rex and Rinty

Further adventures in this serial film.
(to 17.35)

: Newsreel

: The Bridal Day

[First performance]
A Masque by Ralph Vaughan Williams.
Adapted by Ursula Wood from Spenser's poem 'Epithalamion'.


Composer: Ralph Vaughan Williams
Adapted from Spenser's poem "Epithalamion" by: Ursula Wood
Choreography: David Paltenghi
Singer: Denis Dowling
Chorus: The Wigmore Ensemble
Pianist: Michael Mullinar
Conductor: Stanford Robinson
Settings designed by: John Clements
Assistant Producer: Patricia Foy
Producer: Christian Simpson
Narrator: Cecil Day Lewis
The Bride: Sheila Shand Gibbs
The Bridegroom: Guy Verney
Juno: Yvonne Marsh
Bacchus: Roy Evans
Evening Star: Judith Whitaker
Nymph: Patricia Cree
Nymph: Audrey Harman
Nymph: Jane Evans
Nymph: Norma Smith
Grace: Margaret Madison
Grace: Sylvia Herklot
Grace: Hermione Harvey
Bridesmaid: Anne Bristow
Bridesmaid: Marjorie Evans
Bridesmaid: Wendy Murphy
Bridesmaid: Josephine Spaull
Groomsman: David Davenport
Groomsman: Harry Cordwell
Groomsmen: Kenneth Tillson
Rustic: Angela Bayley
Rustic: Betty Ash
Rustic: Joyce Lyndon
Rustic: Desmond McDonald
Rustic: Peter Fiske
Rustic: Alec Martin
Rustic: Karl Hartmann
Relative: Vera Lavrova
Relative: Joanna Denise
Relative: Jashf Crandall
Relative: Ernest Marini

: Press Conference

Personalities who make the news face questions from the men who write the news.


Presented by: Grace Wyndham Goldie

: Weather Forecast and News

(sound only)

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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.

Through the listings, you will also be able to use the Genome search function to find thousands of radio and TV programmes that are already available to view or listen to on the BBC website.

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