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: About the Home

Practical help for the housewife.
Presented by Daphne Padell.

Summer Flowers
Violet Stevenson suggests alternative ways of arranging flowers now in season.

Margaret Alcorn shows how to make chocolate eclairs.
(see below)

Household Hints
Recommendations by Hilda Whitlow.


Presenter: Daphne Padell
Item presenter (Summer Flowers): Violet Stevenson
Cook (Cookery): Margaret Alcorn
Item presenter (Household Hints): Hilda Whitlow
Producer: S. E. Reynolds

: Watch with Mother: Rag, Tag, and Bobtail

Charles E. Stidwill tells the story.
Sam and Elizabeth Williams make the pictures
(A BBC Television Film)
(to 16.15)


Narrator: Charles E. Stidwill
Pictures: Sam Williams
Pictures: Elizabeth Williams
Script: Louise Cochrane

: Children's Television

Children's Newsreel

Au Clair de la Lune
A play by Antonia Ridge.
France 1650
(Charles Heslop is appearing in 'The Manor of Northstead' at the Duchess Theatre, London)
(Second performance: August 1)
This is a story of two boys and a song. The first boy is Louis XIV, King of France; he is eleven years old, and must live a wearisome existence in has great palaces under strict supervision from such eminent adults as his cousin, the great Mademoiselle, and his leading statesman, my Lord the Cardinal. Louis has learned painfully that little kings are not as other little boys. But our other boy, although older, is hardly less unhappy; he is Jean-Baptiste Lulli, one day to be a famous musician, but now an Italian orphan who earns a living by playing his violin for a travelling players' show. And this is also the story of a magnificent banquet which Mademoiselle gives for her young royal relative; for by a series of happy accidents the two boys meet at the banquet, and the occasion is marked by the first performance of one of the loveliest and most famous songs ever written.

(to 17.45)


Writer (Au Clair de la Lune): Antonia Ridge
Producer (Au Clair de la Lune): Campbell Logan
Designer (Au Clair de la Lune): Richard Henry
Louis: Michael Caridia
Jean-Baptise Lulli: John Cairney
Hercule Cocarel: Raymond Rollett
Francoise, his daughter: Perlita Neilson
Mademoiselle de Montpensier: Olga Edwardes
The Maestro: Anthony Pini
Master Bounaire: Charles Heslop
Frimousset, a clown: Ivan Staff
A footman: Charles Maunsell
A kitchen lad: Anthony Marriott
Cardinal Mazarin: Keith Pyott
First aristocrat: Sylvia Willoughby
Second aristocrat: Philip Howard

: News and Newsreel

including Weather Report

: Sportsview

Introduced by Peter Dimmock.
Bringing to you from the world of sport the latest news, views, and personalities.


Presenter: Peter Dimmock
Editor: Paul Fox
Presented by: Dennis Monger

: Scenes from: Don Giovanni

See top of page and page 13

Scenes from Mozart's Don Giovanni (sung in the original Italian)
From Glyndebourne Opera House
at 8.25


Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Libretto: Lorenzo da Ponte
Producer: Carl Ebert
Designer: John Piper
Chief coach: Jani Strasser
Narration written by: Salvador de Madariaga
Narrator: Alvar Lidell
Adapted for television by: Peter Ebert
Adapted for television by: Antony Craxton
Singers/Dancers: Glyndebourne Festival Chorus and Ballet
Musicians: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Georg Solti
Leporello, servant of Don Giovanni: Benno Kusche
Donna Anna, betrothed to Don Ottavio: Margaret Harshaw
Don Giovanni, a Spanish nobleman: James Pease
The Commendatore, father of Donna Anna: Hervey Alan
Donna Elvira, a lady of Burgos, abandoned by Don Giovanni: Sena Jurinac
Zerlina, betrothed to Masetto: Anny Schlemm
Masetto, a peasant: Thomas Hemsley
Don Ottavio: Leopold Simoneau

: Down You Go!

with Roy Rich in the chair and Patricia Cutts, Elizabeth Gray, Kenneth Horne, Peter Cushing finding the letters.


Chairman: Roy Rich
Panellist: Patricia Cutts
Panellist: Elizabeth Gray
Panellist: Kenneth Horne
Panellist: Peter Cushing
Special effects: Alfred Wurmser
The game devised by: Polly S. Cowan
The game devised by: Louis G. Cowan
Presented by: Ernest Maxin

: News

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