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: About the Home

Practical help for the housewife.
Presented by Joan Griffiths.

An expert offers advice on the care of furs during the summer.

Marguerite Patten makes suggestions for picnic meals.

Round the Shops
Margot Lovell reports.


Presenter: Joan Griffiths
Cook (Cookery): Marguerite Patten
Reporter (Round the Shops): Margot Lovell
Edited and produced by: S. E. Reynolds

: Watch with Mother: Andy Pandy

For the very young
Maria Bird brings Andy to play with your small children and invites them to join in songs and games.
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
Gladys Whitred sings the songs
(A BBC television film)
(to 16.15)


Narrator/script, music and settings: Maria Bird
Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Singer: Gladys Whitred

: Children's Television

Children's Newsreel

F. Anstey's Vice Versa or A Lesson to Fathers: 2 - The Escape
Adapted for television in two parts and produced by Joy Harington.
The action takes place at Crichton House School and at Mr. Bultitude's home in Bayswater. Period 1900
(To be repeated on Sunday, August 2)

(to 17.50)


Author (Vice Versa): F. Anstey
Adapter and producer (Vice Versa): Joy Harington
Settings (Vice Versa): Eileen Diss
Dr. Grimstone: Raymond Rollett
Chawner: John Quayle
'Dick' Bultitude: Anthony Valentine
Dulcie Grimstone: Carole Lorimer
Coker: Alaric Cotter
Coggs: Robin Dowell
Tipping: Barry MacGregor
Jolland: Colin Campbell
Biddlecomb: Brian Leslie
Kiffin: Tommy Moore
Mr. Blinkhorn: Michael Darbyshire
Mr. Bultitude: George Benson
Boaler: George Bishop
Marmaduke Paradine: Bryan Coleman
Barbara Bultitude: Diane Lambert

: From Glyndebourne Opera House: The Seraglio

('Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail')
A comic opera in three acts.
(Sung in the original German)
Adapted for television and directed by George R. Foa.
Glyndebourne Festival Chorus
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
(Leader, David McCallum)
Conducted by Alfred Wallenstein


Adapted for television and directed by: George R. Foa
Narrator: Douglas Craig
Singers: Glyndebourne Festival Chorus
Musicians: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
[Orchestra] leader: David McCallum
[Orchestra] conducted by: Alfred Wallenstein
Designer: Rolf Gerard
Producer: Carl Ebert
Belmonte, a Spanish gentleman: Helmut Krebs
Osmin, overseer to the Pasha Selim: Fritz Ollendorf
Pedrillo, servant to Belmonte: Murray Dickie
Pasha Selim: Carl Ebert
Constanze, betrothed to Belmonte: Sari Barabas
Blonde, maid to Constanze: Emmy Loose
Dumb man: Reginald Cornish
Klaas: James Atkins

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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.

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