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: Children's Television

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

Children's Newsreel

A Little Stone
The story of David and Goliath by P. D. Cummins.

(to 18.00)


Presenter/songwriter (Muffin the Mule): Annette Mills
Puppeteer (Muffin the Mule): Ann Hogarth
Writer (A Little Stone): P. D. Cummins
Producer (A Little Stone): Dorothea Brooking
Designer (A Little Stone): Michael Yates
Setting of the Psalms by (A Little Stone): John Hooper
Arranged by (A Little Stone): Edwin Braden
Played by (A Little Stone): Maria Korchinska
King Saul: Patrick Dowling
Eleazar, his personal attendant: Kevin Stoney
Joachim, one of his ministers: Peter Grisewood
Princess Michal his daughter: Christine Edmonds
A nurse: Kara Aldridge
David: Richard Peters
His brother: Eliab: Nicholas Meredith
His brother: Abinadab: Alexander Davion
His brother: Shammah: William Abney
Goliath: Nigel Green
A slave: Peter MacArte

: Christian Forum

A Bishop, a Scientist, and a Poet answer questions of faith and conduct put to them by a factory audience.
The Bishop of Bristol, Professor C. A. Coulson, John Betjeman
Question-Master, C.A. Joyce
From an Aircraft Factory Recreation Hall in the Isle of Wight


Panellist: Professor C. A. Coulson
Panellist: John Betjeman
Question-Master: C. A. Joyce

: What's My Line?

with Isobel Barnett, Barbara Kelly, David Nixon, Gilbert Harding trying to find the answers and Eamonn Andrews to see fair play.


Panellist: Isobel Barnett
Panellist: Barbara Kelly
Panellist: David Nixon
Panellist: Gilbert Harding
Chairman: Eamonn Andrews
Presented by: Dicky Leeman

: Prelude to Glory

A play by Donald Sutherland.
The date is August, 1836, the scene Kensington Palace: so we may fairly guess (and reveal) that events will culminate one fine June dawn ten months later, with that famous 'five o'clock call' when the Archbishop of Canterbury and Lord Conyngham arrived post-haste from Windsor, and the eighteen-year-old girl who had gone to sleep Princess Victoria awoke to find herself Queen of England.
But this play is concerned with the difficulties and suspense of Victoria's situation before her accession - a bright, high-spirited girl, growing up and being brought into contact with the puzzling and often unpleasant realities of the adult world, with its political game of chess in which she is both pawn and Queen. Her fond but oppressive mother, the Germanic Duchess of Kent, is forever feuding with the King and coming off second-best; another of Victoria's Wicked Uncles, the horrid Cumberland, is intriguing to have the Salic Law (denying the right of succession to women) applied here; there is much manoeuvring, and we see how much of it fails to take into account the character of the Princess herself, her native individuality reinforced by the advice from her foreign governess, Baroness Lehzen. Indeed, life at Kensington Palace becomes a battle for influence not only between principals but among seconds, with the struggle between Victoria and her mother matched and even overshadowed by that of Lehzen and Sir John Conroy, the Duchess's principal adviser. (Peter Forster)


Writer: Donald Sutherland
Producer: Campbell Logan
Designer: John Cooper
Sergeant Hobhouse, a porter at Kensington Palace: Philip Venner
Molly, a housemaid: Greta Watson
King William IV: William Mervyn
The Marquess of Conyngham, the Lord Chamberlain: Alan Wheatley
The Baroness Lehzen governess to the Princess: Jane Henderson
Victoire, Duchess of Kent, mother of the Princess: Marda Vanne
Sir John Conroy, Comptroller to the Duchess's Household: Andrew Cruickshank
The Princess Victoria: Clare Austin
Brother of the King - Augustus Duke of Sussex: Willoughby Goddard
Brother of the King - Ernest, Duke of Cumberland: George Coulouris
Ensign Trefusis, Equerry to the Duke of Cumberland: Francis Matthews
The Duke of Wellington: Arthur Ridley
The Archbishop of Canterbury: Arthur Wontner

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