Muffin the Mule
with Annette Mills (who writes the songs) and Ann Hogarth (who pulls the strings).
Road Safety Poster Competition
Maurice Rickards shows how he designs posters and invites you to take part in a National Road Safety Poster Competition.
The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents will judge the competition with Maurice Rickards, and has promised to print and publish the winning entry if suitable for showing throughout the country.
The Lighter Side of School
A comedy ballet by Sonya Hana.
See 'Television Diary': facing page
Presenter/songwriter (Muffin the Mule):
Puppeteer (Muffin the Mule):
Presenter (Road Safety Poster Competition):
Writer (The Lighter Side of School):
Music (The Lighter Side of School):
Decor (The Lighter Side of School):
Presented by (The Lighter Side of School):
Girl with lollipop:
Her two friends:
Her two friends:
Girl with spectacles:
Boy with onions:
A play by Jacques Deval.
Adapted by Robert B Sherwood.
[Starring] Ann Todd and Peter Cushing
Her Imperial Highness the Grand Duchess Tatiana Petrovna and her husband, Prince Mikhail Alexandrovitch Ourartieff, living the hard life common among Russian exiles, are reduced to a little mild shoplifting in the Paris markets. The Prince has a fortune in the bank, but his promise to the late Tsar, for whom he holds it in trust, forbids him to spend it on the grocer's bills. Life, as he says, is very, very sad and very, very beautiful. When the Grand Duchess and when the Prince solemnly decide that, in their extremity, work is the only solution, life also becomes very, very amusing, and particularly so when the royal couple is played by the film star Ann Todd and Peter Cushing, a television star in his own right. As butler and parlour maid in the household of a French banker, these exalted servants have a remarkable impact on their unwitting employers and upon the two young members of the family. Many of their activities, like osculation and fencing for example, maybe outside the normal curriculum of domestic science, but they bring surprising quantities of sweetness and light into a conventional home. In the circumstances, nobody could be blamed for the results of the banker's momentous dinner party. Russians can be red or white, nice or nasty, but they are seldom predictable (Barney Keelan)
Prince Mikhail Alexandrovitch Ouratieff:
Grand Duchess Tatiana Petrovna:
Count Feodor Brekenski:
Ghauffouner-Dubieff George Memtt Martelleau:
Louise, the cook:
Madame Van Hemert:
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