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: Concert Hour

Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
(Leader, Peter Mountain)
Conductor, John Pritchard
Ilse von Alpenheim (piano)
From the Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool.
Introduced by Antony Hopkins.


Musicians: Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
Orchestra leader: Peter Mountain
Conductor: John Pritchard
Pianist: Ilse Von Alpenheim
Presenter: Antony Hopkins
Presented by: Philip Bate

: The Brains Trust

meets every Sunday afternoon to answer questions sent by viewers.
The members this week are: Julian Huxley F.R.S., D. W. Brogan, C. H. Madge, Ian Hunter
Question-Master, Hugh Ross Williamson
Questions should be addressed to: The Brains Trust, [address removed]


Panellist: Julian Huxley
Panellist: D. W. Brogan
Panellist: C. H. Madge
Panellist: Ian Hunter
Question-Master: Hugh Ross Williamson
Arranged by: Howard Thomas
Presented by: John Furness

: Children's Television

Harry Corbett with Sooty.
(A BBC telerecording)

Children's Newsreel

The Prince and the Pauper: 5: Prison
by Mark Twain.
Adapted for television by Rhoda Power.
Part Four of the serial left Tom Canty the pauper still in the palace dressed in the clothes of the young King Edward VI. No-one knows that he is not the real King and preparations are being made for his coronation.
Meanwhile the real King is in prison with Miles Hendon, the man who befriended him without knowing who he really is. They have been thrown into prison by Miles Hendon's younger brother Hugh. While Miles was abroad this brother stole his lands, his house, and the lady he was to marry.
The young King, of course, is furiously angry at being thrust into gaol.
(to 18.00)


Puppeteer (Sooty): Harry Corbett
Author (The Prince and the Pauper): Mark Twain
Adapted by (The Prince and the Pauper): Rhoda Power
Producer (The Prince and the Pauper): Dorothea Brooking
Film Cameraman (The Prince and the Pauper): David Prosser
Film Cameraman (The Prince and the Pauper): Robin Still
Film Editor (The Prince and the Pauper): John Pullen
Designer (The Prince and the Pauper): Gordon Roland
King Edward VI: Tegid Wyn Jones
Tom Canty: Dwyryd Wyn Jones
Miles Hendon: Alan Edwards
Gaoler: Michael Peake
Old man: Frederick Victor
Woman prisoner: Delia Paton
Youth: David Spenser
Lord Hertford: James Raglan
Lord St John: Seymour Green
Mistress Canty: Vera Cook
Nan: Eira Griffiths

: An excerpt from Romance in Candlelight

A new musical play.
A special performance before an invited audience, from the Piccadilly Theatre, London.
(by arrangement with Emile Littler)


Book: Eric Maschwitz
Book: Siegfried Geyer
Music and lyrics: Sam Coslow
Director: Richard Bird
Scenery and costumes designed by: Doris Zinkeisen
Conductor: Alexander Faris
Singer: Trevor Griffiths
Singer: Roy Pattison
Singer: Wendy Harcourt-Brown
Singer: Maureen McGregor
Television presentation: Barrie Edgar
Gaston, a valet: Jacques Pills
The Marquis de la Chasse: Roger Dann
Francois: Richard Curnock
Margaret: Sally Ann Howes
Caroline: Patricia Burke

: Sunday-Night Theatre: The Scarlet Pimpernel

A television adaptation of the play by Baroness Orczy and Montague Barstow.
[Starring] Tony Britton, Harriette Johns
The action of the play takes place in Paris. Dover, London, and Calais in 1792 during the French Revolution.

They seek him here, they seek him there... Baroness Orczy's inspiration of the Scarlet Pimpernel gave her material for many stories, but this revival of one of television drama's most successful productions is again based on the play she and Montague Barstow made for Fred Terry. It is indeed an evergreen (or should it be ever-scarlet?) romantic adventure story with all the necessary colourful ingredients: the mysterious unknown Englishman who smuggles French aristocrats away from the guillotine during the Terror that followed the French Revolution in 1789, leaving by way of a clue to his identity only a drawing of the little English wayside flower whose name gives the play its title; and the beautiful, unhappy Marguerite St.


Author: Baroness Orczy
Author: Montague Barstow
Producer: Michael Barry
Choreographer: Patricia Kirshner
Designer: Reece Pemberton
Captain of the Guard: John Horsley
Citizen: Clive Revill
Soldier: Richard Burrell
Sir Percy Blakeney: Tony Britton
De Grignon: Peter Cellier
Herbert: Robert Shaw
Hempseed: Peter Stephens
Jellyband: Willoughby Goddard
Sally: Maureen O'Reilly
Chauvelin: Douglas Wilmer
Lord Anthony Dewhurst: Hugh Latimer
Sir Andrew Ffoulkes: Ronald Howard
Comtesse de Tournai: Noel Hood
Vicomte de Tournai: William Russell
Suzanne de Tournai: Diana Lambert
Lady Blakeney: Harriette Johns
Armand St Just: Eric Lander
Prince of Wales: Jack May
Lord Grenville: Jefferson Clifford
Lady Portarles: Evelyn Moore
Brogard: Gerald C. Lawson
Mere Brogard: Everley Gregg
Comte de Tournai: Norman Tyrrell
Other parts played by: David Cahill
Other parts played by: Geoffrey Wilmer
Other parts played by: Alexis Milne
Other parts played by: Olga Camilleri
Other parts played by: Marilyn Ridge

: Music at Ten

in the Isle of Wight home of J. B. Priestley.
Television cameras join the small audience gathered in the author's home to hear the Eric Harrison Piano Quartet play Mozart's Piano Quartet No. 2.
Part of a Festival of Chamber Music organised by the Isle of Wight Arts Association
See page 6


Musicians: The Eric Harrison Piano Quartet
Presented by: Nicholas Crocker

: Time for Prayers

Conducted by the Rev. L.M. Charles-Edwards, Vicar of St. Martin-in-the-Fields.
Followed by News Summary and Weather Report
(to 22.40)


Prayers conducted by: The Rev. L. M. Charles-Edwards

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