Introduced by Dona Salmon.
I'd Like You to Meet...: William Foyle
China to Mend
Pegeen Mair tells the story of how she learned to mend china, and shows some of her work.
Sophia Harris talks about the rewards and problems of designing sets and costumes for the theatre.
During the programme Harry Ibbetson models a quick portrait in clay of William Foyle.
Speaker (I'd Like You to Meet....):
Item presenter (China to Mend):
Item presenter (Theatre):
Potter (Lightning Portrait):
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)
Narrator/Script, music and settings:
A serial in six parts from the book by Margaret J. Baker.
Adapted and produced for television by Dorothea Brooking.
Her children - Nicholas:
Her children - Petronella:
Her children - Dinah:
Her children - Benjamin:
from a factory canteen in Essex
featuring "I Want to be an Actor" presented by Eamonn Andrews.
Guest artists: Carole Carr, David Nixon
Presenter (I Want to be an Actor):
Orchestra conducted by:
Southern Command Inter-Unit Final from the Military Boxing Centre, Aldershot.
A musical setting of Eugene O'Neill's domestic tragedy 'Before Breakfast'.
See columns 3 and 4 and page 15
Murder is no novelty in grand opera. On the contrary very few popular operas would exist without it. Tosca, Rigoletto, Don Giovanni, and both Cav. and Pag. immediately come to mind. But Erik Chisholm, composer, conductor, and stormy petrel of the Scottish national movement in his younger days, always was original. He always enjoyed the grisly entertainment of Grand Guignol, and conceived the idea of a grand operatic evening of an unusual type-three independent 'acts', each complete in itself, each depicting a murder in unconventional style. Thus he goes one better-or rather two-than traditional opera by offering a 'threesome' or triptych of thrillers which have a good deal in common with The Medium of Menotti, whom Chisholm holds in high regard as a composer of the theatre.
The first of these is Simoon, based on Strindberg's story of an exhausted and frightened traveller, overcome by a desert sandstorm and hypnotised by
with Peter Martyn in charge of The Name-hunters: Brenda Bruce, Catherine Boyle,
Frank Muir, Denis Norden.
('The Name's the Same is devised by Mark Goodson and Bill Todman, and is presented by arrangement with Maurice Winnick)