Muffin the Mule
with Annette Mills (who writes the songs) and Ann Hogarth (who pulls the strings).
Stranger in the House
A play by Eileen Blackburn.
(Previously televised last Thursday)
Presenter/songwriter (Muffin the Mule):
Puppeteer (Muffin the Mule):
Writer (Stranger in the House):
with Ghislaine Alexander, Elizabeth Allan, Jerry Desmonde, Gilbert Harding trying to find the answers and Eamonn Andrews to see fair play.
From the play "Nationale 6" by Jean-Jacques Bernard
Adapted for television by Alfred Shaughnessy
[Starring] Josephine Griffin, Wilfrid Lawson, Ellen Pollock, Bryan Forbes, Peter Cushing
The action takes place in the living room of a little house in Burgundy on Nationale 6, one of the French main roads.
Time: The Present.
From the window of a little house in France a young girl watches the cars flash by on Route Nationale 6; some are headed south for Marseilles, and thence for Africa and India; others roar north-wards on their way to Paris.
For Francine and her loving father, Michel, the little window facing the road teems like a gateway to a land of dreams... They share the secret belief that one day the road will bring some handsome traveller to the little house and love into the young girl's empty life.
A sudden fall of rain, a gust of wind, and the door blows open to reveal a young man on the threshold, Francine and her father sense that a dream has come true. Robert, a young painter, is journeying to Nice with his father, a distinguished novelist; their car has skidded into a ditch and they are stranded.
Antoine Vanier, now weary of travel and searching for the peace of mind and happiness that has always eluded him, finds it in a gentle, simple family circle. Robert, cultured, much travelled, and with a heart as young as springtime, settles down to paint the virgin beauty of Francine's features. A brief interlude of romance and happiness causes Francine to ask her father: 'Is it really happening or is it all a dream from which one must awake to reality? The play gives the answer.
From the play "Nationale 6" by:
Adapted for television by:
Michel, her father:
Elise, her mother:
Antoine Vanier, Robert's father:
"This beginning of miracles did Jesus in Cana of Galilee, and manifested forth his glory; and his disciples believed on him".
The Rev. E. H. Robertson examines the well-known story from the second chapter of the Gospel according to St. John.
The Rev. E. H.
On Tuesday Her Majesty the Queen with H.R.H. the Duke of Edinburgh begins a seven-day State Visit to Scotland.
This programme explains the setting and details of the events to be televised this week.