Brian Vesey-Fitzgerald introduces some of the animals that can be found in the English countryside.
4.30 From the Studio
Roland Smith shows some examples of exhibition flowers and vegetables, and gives hints and tips to prospective exhibitors at forthcoming flower shows; Percy Thrower continues with the general work in the garden, with special reference to the seedlings of cinerarias and calceolarias, and the propagation of shrubs.
Presenter (From Chessington):
Presented by (From Chessington):
Presenter (From the Studio):
Presenter (From the Studio):
Presented by (From the Studio):
Muffin the Mule
with Annette Mills who writes the songs and Ann Hogarth who pulls the strings.
Au Clair De La Lune
A play by Antonia Ridge.
(Charles Heslop is appearing in 'The Manor of Northstead' at the Duchess Theatre, London)
(Previously televised last Thursday)
Presenter/Songwriter (Muffin the Mule):
Puppeteer (Muffin the Mule):
Writer (Au Clair De La Lune):
Producer (Au Clair De La Lune):
Designer (Au Clair De La Lune):
Franchise, his daughter:
Mademoiselle de Montpensier:
Frimousset, a clown:
A kitchen lad:
with Helen Cherry, Eunice Gayson, Michael Pertwee, Jack Train and Peter West in the chair.
('Guess My Story' is from an idea by William Taylor)
From an idea by:
Jack Hardy and his Little Orchestra with Carole Carr and Bruce Trent.
Jack Hardy and his Little
A comedy by W. Somerset Maugham.
The action takes place early in the century in Gerald Haistane's rooms in London, and at Mrs. Dot's country house on the Thames.
(Second performance: Thursday at 9.15 p.m.)
(June Thorburn appears by permission of the J. Arthur Rank Organisation, Ltd.)
This is one of those stylish little comedies that the young Mr. Maugham was writing in Edwardian days; it belongs, in fact, to 1908, his annus mirabilis, when he established the record (never yet beaten) of four plays running at the same time in the West End. The occasion was a triumph, too, for Marie Tempest, who played the heroine.
The situation is that Gerald Halstane's way of life as a fashionable London bachelor-about-town has brought him to the verge of bankruptcy. His friends offer to save him, but his code demands that he should go and 'rough it for a bit' in America. The alternative would be a wealthy marriage, and 'Mrs. Dot' (in other words Mrs. Worthley) is conveniently at hand.
She is an immensely wealthy widow, by virtue of the brewery left her by the late Mr. WorthIey-a fact of which, despite the snobbish conventions of 1908, she is not in the least ashamed: indeed, she even has beer upon her table! Moreover, it is soon clear that she loves Gerald no less than he loves her.
The answer might seem simple, but there is a snag. Gerald has been inveigled into an engagement with Lady Sellenger's daughter, Nellie. If she really wants to marry him, Mrs. Dot will have to dispose of that engagement.
Charles, Gerald's servant:
'Mrs. Dot' (Mrs. Worthley):
Aunt Eliza (Miss MacGregor):
George, Blenkinsop's servant:
Butler at Mrs. Dot's:
Honesty-in the eyes of the law and in the light of the Christian faith: are they different?
This film shows how the Fisher family faced this problem.