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: Concert Hour

BBC Concert Orchestra
(Leader, John Sharpe)
Conductor, Charles Mackerras
in a programme of light music with June Bronhill, Thomas Round, Halama and Konarski, Julia Farron, Donald Barclay, Audrey Foat.
(June Bronhill and Thomas Round appear by permission of Sadler's Wells Trust Ltd.)
(See page 15)


Musicians: BBC Concert Orchestra
Orchestra leader: John Sharpe
Conductor: Charles Mackerras
Soprano: June Bronhill
Tenor: Thomas Round
Dancers: Halama and Konarski
Dancer: Julia Farron
Dancer: Donald Barclay
Dancer: Audrey Foat
Presented for television by: George R. Foa
Assistant Producer: Charles R. Rogers

: The Brains Trust

meets every Sunday afternoon to answer questions sent by viewers.
The members this week are: Julian Huxley F.R.S., Dr. J. Bronowski, Lady Pakenham, John Nicholas.
Question-Master, Hugh Ross Williamson
Questions should be addressed to: The Brains Trust, [address removed]


Panellist: Julian Huxley
Panellist: Dr. J. Bronowski
Panellist: Lady Pakenham
Panellist: John Nicholas
Question-Master: Hugh Ross Williamson
Arranged by: Howard Thomas
Presented by: John Furness

: Children's Television

Some more adventures of the Boxer puppy drawn by Tim.

Children's Newsreel

The Prince and the Pauper: 4: Hendon Hall
by Mark Twain, adapted for television by Rhoda Power.

Tom Canty the beggar, still dressed in Edward VI's clothes, is playing the part of the King, while Edward - the real king - is going about with a gang of beggars and having a bad time.
He was left gagged and bound in the hut of a mad hermit. He heard his friend Miles Hendon come to the door and then the hermit taking Miles away. The next minute his enemies John Canty and Hugo, the beggars from whom he had escaped, appeared in the hut. What happened after that you are now going to see.

(to 18.00)


Artist (Bengo): Tim (William Timym)
Author (The Prince and the Pauper): Mark Twain
Adapter (The Prince and the Pauper): Rhoda Power
Producer (The Prince and the Pauper): Dorothea Brooking
Designer (The Prince and the Pauper): Gordon Roland
King Edward VI: Tegid Wyn Jones
Tom Canty: Dwyryd Wyn Jones
Miles Hendon: Alan Edwards
Hugo, a beggar: Harry Landis
An old woman: Vi Stevens
Constable: Jack Howarth
Judge: Arthur Lowe
Blacksmith: Edward Higgins
Hugh Hendon: Tom Bowan
Edith, Hugh's wife: Christine Russell
First serving man: Brian Moorehead
Second serving man: James Bulloch
Lord Hertford: James Raglan
A townswoman: Joyce Chancellor
A sheriff: Eugene Leahy

: Holiday Hotel

Stay with the stars at Blackpool and meet Jimmy Clitheroe, paging, Joan Regan, Hylda Baker, Frank Cook, Two Earls, Anne Ziegler and Webster Booth, and Jack Watson.
Final of the Summer Showgirl Competition judged by Raymond, Avis Scott, Donald Gray.
From the Norbreck Hydro, Blackpool.

(Joan Regan, Hylda Baker, and Two Earls are in "Pick of the Pack" at the Queen's Theatre, Blackpool; Jimmy Clitheroe is in "Let's Have Fun" at the Central Pier, Blackpool)


Comedian: Jimmy Clitheroe
Singer: Joan Regan
Comedienne: Hylda Baker
Harmonicist: Frank Cook
Acrobatics: Two Earls
Soprano: Anne Ziegler
Tenor: Webster Booth
Presenter: Jack Watson
Judge (Summer Showgirl Competition): Raymond
Judge (Summer Showgirl Competition): Avis Scott
Judge (Summer Showgirl Competition): Donald Gray
Orchestra director: Billy Ternent
Designer: Frederick Knapman
Producer: Barney Colehan
Producer: Ronnie Taylor

: Sunday-Night Theatre: Yellow Sands

by Eden Phillpotts and Adelaide Phillpotts.
[Starring] Roger Livesey
The action takes place in South Devon.
(From the BBC's West of England Television Studios)
(Stephen Boyd appears by permission of London Films)

Eden and Adelaide Phillpotts's famous comedy is set in the small Devon fishing village of Yellow Sands, where local life turns largely on the idiosyncrasies of the Varwell family. And a very assorted clan they are, too, notably the men-the philosophic tippler Dick (older play-goers will remember Cedric Hardwicke here), and the two young contrasted brothers, Joe with an obsession for socialist theory, Arthur with his weakness for redheads. And now the approaching eightieth birthday of wealthy Jenifer Varwell serves to throw the family differences of taste and character into relief-the more so because everybody is more than a little concerned with his or her eventual prospects under Jenifer's will.
Peter Currie
At 8.30


Author: Eden Phillpotts
Author: Adelaide Phillpotts
Producer: Brandon Acton-Bond
Designer: Desmond Chinn
Richard Varwell: Roger Livesey
Emma Major: Pat Pleasance
Arthur Varwell: Paul Eddington
Joe Varwell: Stephen Boyd
Thomas Major: George Woodbridge
Lydia Blake: Elizabeth Havelock
Mary Varwell: Barbara Cavan
Jenifer Varwell: Susan Richmond
Minnie Masters: Joan White
Nelly Masters: Kathleen Helme
Mr. Baslow: Frederick Piper

: Music at Ten

presents Alicia Markova in Act 2 of 'Giselle' with Erik Bruhn and the Ballet Rambert.
(Erik Bruhn appears by permission of the Royal Danish Ballet, Copenhagen)
Philip Bate writes on page 4


Dancer: Alicia Markova
Dancer: Erik Bruhn
Dancers: The Ballet Rambert
Choreography: Coralli
Music: Adam
Orchestra conducted by: Eric Robinson
Designer: Stephen Taylor
Presented by: Philip Bate

: The Epilogue

Evening prayers conducted by the Rev. Geoffrey Gower-Jones, Actors' Church Union Chaplain at Blackpool, assisted by Variety artists working in the town.
followed by News Summary and Weather Report
(to 23.00)


Conductor: The Rev. Geoffrey Gower-Jones

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