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: Eisteddfod Genedlaethol Frenbinol Cymru Aberdar, 1956 Seremoni'r Cyhoeddi

gan Orsedd Beirdd Ynys Prydain yng nghylch yr Orsedd yn Aberdar Disgrifir yr olygfa gan tfan O. Williams (Telerecordiad o'r seremoni a gynhaliwyd ddydd Iau ddiwethaf)
(Royal National Eisteddfod of Wales, 1956, Proclamation Ceremony)
(Wenvoe, Holme Moss and Sutton Coldfield only)
(to 16.45)

: Children's Television

Ask Your Dad
A family general knowledge game.
Chairman, Humphrey Lestocq

Children's Newsreel

The Magic Idol
by Eric Roberts.
(Campbell Singer is appearing in "Spider's Web" at the Savoy Theatre, London)

(to 18.00)


Chairman (Ask Your Dad): Humphrey Lestocq
Writer (The Magic Idol): Eric Roberts
Producer (The Magic Idol): Douglas Hurn
Designer (The Magic Idol): Claude Whatham
Mr. Dodds: Cameron Hall
Mrs. Dodds: Joan Haythorne
Christopher: Melvyn Hayes
Gillian: Sheila Eves
Mr. Foster: Campbell Singer
Mrs. Foster: Barbara Cavan

: Guess My Story

Elizabeth Allan, Eunice Gayson, Peter Jones, Rikki Fulton as the newshawks.
Peter West in the chair.
Special investigators, Pauline and Larry Forrester
(Guess My Story is from an idea by William Taylor)


Newshawk: Elizabeth Allan
Newshawk: Eunice Gayson
Newshawk: Peter Jones
Newshawk: Rikki Fulton
Chairman: Peter West
Original drawings: David Langdon
Special investigator: Pauline Forrester
Special investigator: Larry Forrester
Presented by: T. Leslie Jackson

: Orson Welles's Sketch Book

The fifth in a series of talks by Orson Welles, illustrated by his own sketches.


Presenter: Orson Welles
Producer: Huw Wheldon
Editor: Hazel Wilkinson
Camera: Edward Lloyd

: The Masque of Kings

by Maxwell Anderson.
[Starring] Basil Sydney
The action of the play takes place in the Hofburg Palace in Vienna, and in Prince Rudolph's hunting-lodge at Mayerling.
The year is 1889.
Vienna, 1889. The Austro-Hungarian Empire stirs uneasily under the autocratic rule of the Emperor Franz Joseph, and there is a powerful movement afoot to establish a separate monarchy in Hungary under the Crown Prince Rudolph. The stumbling-block is Rudolph himself, who recoils from the idea of revolutionary bloodshed and has no taste for the purges and oppressions that seem to him the inevitable props of kingship. It is not until the Emperor intervenes harshly in his plans to marry the Baroness Vetsera that he is goaded to decisive action.
The situation affords Maxwell Anderson - a conscientious toiler in the cause of poetic drama - full scope for the eloquence he can bring to the verse form. There is rich imagery, caustic comment, and romantic passion in this stirring conjectural account of what is, of course, the prelude to the still mysterious tragedy in the hunting-lodge at Mayerling. (Kenneth A. Hurren)


Writer: Maxwell Anderson
Producer: Royston Morley
Designer: Barry Learoyd
The Emperor Franz Joseph of Austria: Basil Sydney
Captain Koinoff: John Sharplin
A servant: Geoffrey Bellman
The Empress Elizabeth of Austria: Joan Heath
The Crown Prince Rudolph of Austria: Frank Windsor
Loschek: Horace Sequeira
The Baroness Marie Vetsera: Jane Barrett
The Archduke John of Tuscany: Roger Gage
Herr Seeps: Ronald Adam
Count Taafe: Austin Trevor
Count Hoyos: Ivan Samson
Officers and soldiers: Clive Brooks
Officers and soldiers: George Cooper
Officers and soldiers: David Crane
Officers and soldiers: Richard Holden
Officers and soldiers: Michael Judan
Officers and soldiers: Robert Raikes

: Am I Too Heavy?

Gerald Moore the celebrated accompanist, has some more to tell about the problems of a concert artist's life.


Presenter: Gerald Moore
Presented by: Philip Bate

: Ten Years of the United Nations

Dag Hammarskjold, Secretary-General of the United Nations, in conversation with Alistair Cooke.
A filmed interview presented in co-operation with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation


Interviewee: Dag Hammarskjold
Interviewer: Alistair Cooke

: News

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