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: Children's Television

Muffin the Mule
with Annette Mills (who writes the songs) and Ann Hogarth (who pulls the strings).

You are invited to Jack Hylton's Circus
Join Brian Johnston at Earls Court where a special audience of children are watching part of this exciting show.

The Enchanted Garret
A play for Christmas by Antonia Ridge.
(Nicky Edmett appears by permission of the Directors of the Old Vic Trust; Colin Cunningham is appearing in 'Paint Your Wagon' at Her Majesty's Theatre, London)

(to 18.20)


Presenter/songwriter (Muffin the Mule): Annette Mills
Puppeteer (Muffin the Mule): Ann Hogarth
Presenter (Jack Hylton's Circus): Brian Johnston
Television Presentation (Jack Hylton's Circus): Keith Rogers
Writer (The Enchanted Garret): Antonia Ridge
Settings designed by (The Enchanted Garret): Gordon Roland
Producer (The Enchanted Garret): Pamela Brown
Bill Banks: Anthony Adams
George Banks: Ian Horsbrugh
Prudence Banks: Josephine Brookes
Aunt Matty: Nancy Roberts
Mrs. Bright: Nancy Beckh
Mrs. P. Castespell: Nancy Beckh
Martin Clater: Nicky Edmett
Penny Plain: Tom Criddle
The Miller's daughter: Jeannette Deeley
The Miller: Colin Cunningham
Red Indian: John Fabian

: What's My Line?

with Pat Kirkwood, Lady Barnett, Michael Denison and Gilbert Harding trying to find the answers and Eamonn Andrews to see fair play.
('What's My Line?' was devised by Mark Goodson and Bill Todman and is presented by arrangement with C.B.S. of America and Maurice Winnick)


Presentation: Dicky Leeman
Chairman: Eamonn Andrews
Panellist: Pat Kirkwood
Panellist: Lady Barnett
Panellist: Michael Denison
Panellist: Gilbert Harding

: The Rose Without a Thorn

See columns 3 and 4
(Second performance: Thursday at 7.30 p.m.)
(Tony Britton appears by permission of the Governors of the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon)

by Clifford Bax
[Starring] Basil Sydney, Barbara Jefford and Tony Britton

In this, one of the finest historical plays written in modern times, Clifford Bax conducts a sympathetic and unerringly dramatic enquiry into the love of King Henry VIII for Katheryn Howard. The King's fourth marriage - with the pathetic and bewildered Anne of Cleves - has come to grief as the play opens, and Henry's questing eye has already been taken by another lady of the Court when he asks the young courtier, Thomas Culpepper: "Is her reputation as fair as her face?" The unhappy Tom, who is himself enamoured of Katheryn, acknowledges that it is; and it is at that moment, perhaps,that the King is falsely persuaded that he has found "the rose without a thorn."

The play is thereafter concerned with a royal passion, foolishly idealised, and doomed to tragedy because it knows no compromise with jealousy. Mr. Bax treats of Katheryn's dilemma, of her past failings and present indiscretions, with a delicate understanding. And he allows to the King as much dignity, sensitivity and charm as can be allowed to a man who avenged the wounds to his pride as a lover - as he rebuffed the challenges to his authority as a King - by a lavish recourse to the executioner's block.


Writer: Clifford Bax
Producer: Michael Barry
Masque arranged by: Belinda Quirey
Settings: Stephen Taylor
Henry VIII: Basil Sydney
Katherine Howard: Barbara Jefford
Thomas Culpeper: Tony Britton
Katherine Tilney, lady-in-waiting to Katherine Howard: Frances Rowe
Francis Derham: Peter Wyngarde
Margery Morton: Barbara Murray
Anne of Cleves: Christie Humphrey
Mary Lassells: Margot van der Burgh
Thomas Cranmer, Archbishop of Canterbury: Maurice Colbourne
John Lassells: John Ruddock
The Earl of Hertford: Andrew Cruickshank
Sir Thomas Audley, Lord Chancellor: Andre van Gyseghem
First Player: Hal Osmond
Second Player: Dudley Jones
Third Player: Peter Bryant
Soldiers, Courtiers: Brian Moorhead
Soldiers, Courtiers: Edwin Apps
Soldiers, Courtiers: James Campbell
Courtiers, Goddesses: Shirley Lorimer
Courtiers, Goddesses: Pamela Lyon
Courtiers, Goddesses: Jennifer Owen

: The Epilogue: Good News for the New Year

The Rev. Dr. Donald O. Soper, President of the Methodist Conference, speaks on the challenge of our time.


Presenter: The Rev. Dr. Donald O. Soper

: News

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