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: Line-Up

for Opening Night with John Stone, Denis Tuohy and the latest news.


Presenter: John Stone
Presenter: Denis Tuohy

Blog post that mentions this programme:

The Sunday Post: Television eats itself 13 March 2016

: The Alberts' Channel Too

Direct from the Alberts' Television Centre in the heart of London, broadcast through the courtesy of BBC-2, a new television network opens with The Alberts.
Also appearing are: Ivor Cutler of Y'hup, O.M.P, Professor Bruce Lacey, John Snagge, Sheree Winton, Benito Mussolini, Major John Glenn, Adolf Hitler, David Jacobs, Birma the Elephant (by courtesy of Billy Smart's Circus) and other celebrities.
Script written down by Denis Gifford by order of the British Rubbish Corporation
Electrical interference by the BBC Radiophonic Workshop


Comedians: The Alberts
Performer: Ivor Cutler
Comedian: Professor Bruce Lacey
Performer: John Snagge
Performer: Sheree Winton
Guest: David Jacobs
Editing and animation: Biographic Cartoon Films Ltd.
Film Cameraman: Gordon Mackay
Film Cameraman: Gene Carr
Script: Denis Gifford
Designer: Colin Pigott
Producer: Dennis Main Wilson

: Kiss Me, Kate

Play by Sam Spewack and Bella Spewack.
Starring Patricia Morison and Howard Keel
and Millicent Martin
with Reginald Beckwith, Irving Davies, Danny Green, Bill Owen and Eric Barker
Also featuring Peter Regan, Tony Adams, Isabelle Lucas, David Healy and Monty Landis


Author: Sam Spewack
Author: Bella Spewack
Music and lyrics: Cole Porter
Singers under the direction of: Fred Tomlinson
Additional orchestrations: Dennis Wilson
Additional orchestrations: Peter Knight
Orchestra conducted by: Harry Rabinowitz
Costumes: Maureen Muggeridge
Make-up: Maureen Winslade
Musical numbers staged and choreographed by: Paddy Stone
Designer: Eileen Diss
Director: David Askey
Producer: James Gilbert
Lilli Vanessi: Patricia Morison
Fred Graham: Howard Keel
Lois Lane: Millicent Martin
[Actor]: Reginald Beckwith
Bill Calhoun 'Lucentio': Irving Davies
Gangster: Danny Green
Gangster: Bill Owen
Harrison Howell: Eric Barker
[Actor]: Peter Regan
[Actor]: Tony Adams
Hattie: Isabelle Lucas
[Actor]: David Healy
[Actor]: Monty Landis
Dancer: Ray Dalziel
Dancer: Sidonie Darrell
Dancer: Fred Evans
Dancer: Janet Hall
Dancer: Nita Howard
Dancer: Ian Kaye
Dancer: Connel Miles
Dancer: Joan Palethorpe

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The Sunday Post: Shakespearean Spin-Offs 24 April 2016

: Arkady Raikin

The Soviet Union's leading comedian.
With the Leningrad Miniature Theatre Company, William Campbell, Victoria Gorshenina, Ruth Romma, Vladimir Lyakhovitsky, Jocif Minkovich, Irina Petrushchenko, Maxim Maximov.
See page 27


Comedian: Arkady Raikin
Performer: William Campbell
Performer: Victoria Gorshenina
Performer: Ruth Romma
Performer: Vladimir Lyakhovitsky
Performer: Jocif Minkovich
Performer: Irina Petrushchenko
Performer: Maxim Maximov
Orchestra directed by: Harry Rabinowitz
Designer: George Djurkovic
Producer: Joe McGrath

: Off with a Bang

A Grand Fireworks Display to celebrate the opening of BBC-2 from beside the seaside - the famous pier at Southend.
See... The Silver Aurora, The Hanging Gardens of Babylon, Ghost Riders of the Sky, Plumes of the Orient
Hear... The Devil's Tattoo, The Screaming Screech-Owls, The Whistling Shells
Thrill to... The Electric Storm and The Thunderbolt Bombardment
Lighting the blue paper and stepping well back... Brian Johnston
(Also on BBC-1.)
See page 26


Commentator: Brian Johnston
Producer: Alan Chivers

: Newsroom

See page 22

: Closedown

and a look at tomorrow

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