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: She Stoops to Conquer: Part 1

or "The Mistakes of a Night"
A comedy by Oliver Goldsmith.
A special television matinee by Finals Students of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.
(By permission of the Principal, John Fernald)
The action takes place in Mr. Hardcastle's house in the country, in a room in the Three Pigeons inn, and in the grounds of the Hardcastle house.
Costumes executed and scenery constructed and painted by the students of the Theatre Department, L.C.C. Central School of Arts and Crafts.
(by permission of the Principal, William Johnstone. O.B.E.)
From the Vanbrugh Theatre, London.
See page 5


Author: Oliver Goldsmith
Director: Edward Burnham
Costumes designed by: David Walker
Scenery designed by: Tom Hills
Scenery designed by: Jane Graham
Presented for television by: Alan Sleath
Directed for television by: Dennis Monger
Mrs Hardcastle: Susan Fuller
Mr Hardcastle: Albert Finney
Tony Lumpkin: Roy Kinnear
Miss Kate Hardcastle: Patricia Burness
Miss Constance Neville: Geraldine Hagan
Tom Twist: John Church
Jack Slang: Drew Eliot
Little Aminadab: Robin Close
Dick Muggins: Robert Aldous
Stingo: David Burchell
Martow: John Prys
Hastings: Tristram Jellinek
Diggory: Antony Brown
Roger: Alan Penn
Thomas: Keith Baxter-Wright
First servant: Adrian Steed
Second servant: Richard Briers
Jeremy: David Burchell
Pimple: Anita Robinson
Sir Charles Marlow: Antony Brown

: Watch with Mother: The Woodentops

Stories about a family of wooden dolls who live on a farm.
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
(A BBC telefilm)


Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Voices: Eileen Browne
Voices: Josefina Ray
Voices: Peter Hawkins
Script and music: Maria Bird

: She Stoops to Conquer: Part 2

or "The Mistakes of a Night".

: Children's Television

For Older Children: The Friday Western - Secret of the Prairie
Outlaws, led by a mysterious masked man, are terrorising and robbing a group of Chinese miners. One of the group is shot while trying to guard their hidden gold, but manages to leave a message in Chinese characters. The Cisco Kid and Pancho discover the message and use it to trap the outlaws and unmask their mysterious leader.

Children of the New Forest: 3: Alone
by Captain Marryat.
Adapted by Tom Twigge.
Under the guidance of Jacob Armitage, his 'grandchildren' settle into their new life as forest children-all but Edward the eldest, who longs to avenge the burning of Arnwood. After a brush with the Roundhead Intendant of the Forest, Mr. Heatherstone, Edward saves the life of Patience Heatherstone, his daughter. Jacob dies, and the children are left to fend for themselves.
(A BBC telerecording of the broadcast on April 19, 1955)


Author (Children of the New Forest): Captain Marryat
Adapter (Children of the New Forest): Tom Twigge
Producer (Children of the New Forest): Douglas Hurn
Edward Beverley: Alan Edwards
Alice Beverley: Shirley Cooklin
Humphrey Beverley: Anthony Valentine
Edith Beverley: Gillian Gale
Pablo: Alaric Cotter
Patience Heatherstone: Shirley Watson
Oswald: John Abinieri
Ned Corbould: Clement Lister
Landlord: Christopher Hodge
Shopkeeper: Arthur Lowe

: Codi Cwestiwn

Cyfarfod i drafod pynciau difri a heb fod mor ddifri
Eirwen Gwynn
Glyn Tegai Hughes
Y Parchedig D. R. Thomas
William Thomas
Cadeirydd, David Jones-Davies
Y cyfarwyddo gan Nan Davies
Y telediad o dan ofal
Selwyn Roderick
Darlledir recordiad-xain o'r rhaglen yn Rhaglen Cymru brynhawn Sul am 3.45 p.m.

(Wenvoe, Holme Moss and Sutton Coldfield only)
(to 18.45)


Unknown: Eirwen Gwynn
Unknown: Glyn Tegai Hughes
Unknown: Parchedig D. R. Thomas
Unknown: William Thomas
Unknown: David Jones-Davies
Unknown: Nan Davies
Unknown: Selwyn Roderick

: News Summary

: Sports News

followed by The Weather

: Newsreel

: Highlight

People, events, comments of today introduced by Cliff Michelmore.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore

: The Burns and Allen Show: Vote for Me

[Starring] George Burns and Gracie Allen

A chance meeting in a beauty shop gives Gracie the impression that she is a candidate in a local election.


Himself: George Burns
Herself: Gracie Allen

: The Weekend Ahead

A preview of some of your programmes for tomorrow and Sunday.

: Forces' Requests

Josephine Douglas invites you to meet men and women of H.M. Forces serving overseas and to hear their musical requests for their friends and relations at home.
The requests come from Kenya and Malta, G.C.
Carole Carr introduces the programme starring
Eddie Calvert The man with the golden trumpet
with Kim Bennett, Tutte Lemkow, Sara Luzita, The Northerners, Forces' Requests Orchestra (Leader, David McCallum) under the direction of George Clouston.


Interviewer/producer: Josephine Douglas
Presenter: Carole Carr
Trumpeter: Eddie Calvert
Singer: Kim Bennett
Dancer: Tutte Lemkow
Dancer: Sara Luzita
Performers: The Northerners
Musicians: Forces' Requests Orchestra
[Orchestra] leader: David McCallum
[Orchestra] under the direction of: George Clouston
Dance direction: Tutte Lemkow
Designer: Frederick Knapman
Film cameraman: Peter Hamilton
Film editor: Roy Harris
Film director: J. Douglas

: Judge for Yourself: 1: Blackmail

Written by Ernest Dudley and Donn Russell.
Ernest Dudley introduces the first of six weekly programmes in the second series of imaginary court cases in which the verdict rests with you, the jury.


Presenter/Writer: Ernest Dudley
Writer: Donn Russell
Devised by: D. Gideon Thomson
Producer: G.B. Lupino

: In the News

An unrehearsed discussion on topics of the week.
E. H. C. Leather, M.P., The Rt. Hon. Patrick Gordon Walker, M.P., H. Montgomery Hyde, M.P., Michael Stewart, M.P.
Chairman, Frank Byers


Panellist: E. H. C. Leather,
Panellist: The Rt. Hon. Patrick Gordon Walker
Panellist: H. Montgomery Hyde
Panellist: Michael Stewart
Chairman: Frank Byers

: John Slater

with a story of his own.
(A BBC telerecording)
(John Slater is appearing in 'Dry Rot' at the Whitehall Theatre, London)


Storyteller: John Slater
Presented by: Douglas Moodie

: News

: Club Time: Gardening Club

An evening date for enthusiasts, bringing them news, views, and expert information on their particular subject.

Visitors to the Club this evening are members of Falmouth and District Garden Society. Percy Thrower demonstrates the planting and pruning of cordon fruit trees, planting strawberries in barrels, the treatment of rhubarb crowns for early forcing, planting lily of the valley, and the taking of chrysanthemum cuttings in the greenhouse.


Presenter/gardener: Percy Thrower
Producer: John Furness

: Music in View

Joseph Cooper takes a look at your music programmes for the next fortnight.


Presenter: Joseph Cooper

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