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: Christmas Carols

from the Chapel of King's College, Cambridge.
A programme for the Festival of Christ's Nativity.
First transmission on BBC-1 on Christmas Eve
See page 37

: Slask

(pronounced Schlonsk)
The world-famous Song and Dance Company on the stage of The Theatre Royal, Drury Lane.
Introduced by Dame Marie Rambert, D.B.E.

Bialy Mazur
The White Mazurka from 1830.

A handkerchief dance.

Mazurka from the opera Halka.

A song, Mary, Mary and a dance, The Peasant Triangle from the Cracow region in southern Poland.

The entire company in a national dance, based on the Tartars' attack on Cracow in 1281.

A lullaby.

Kujawiak and Oberek
A song and dance from the Kujawy region.

A young girl weaves a spell of witch-craft in the moonlight-and a mountaineer warns her of the dangers in Hie Wywoluj.

Ballad of the Robbers
who sing of a murder-the murder of a rooster!

Tatra Mountain Dances
The entire company in an exhilarating song-and-dance finale.

The Polish State Song and Dance Company 'Slask' appeared by arrangement with Victor Hochhauser, Ltd


Singers/dancers: Slask
Presenter: Dame Marie Rambert
Soloist Dancer: Barbara Brandt
Soloist Dancer: Michael Jarczyk
Choreographer and ballet mistress: Elvira Kaminska
Artistic and Musical director: Stanislaw Hadyna
Presentation: Derek Burrell-Davis

: The Cat and the Canary

A comedy-thriller.
[Starring] Bob Hope and Paulette Goddard
See page 48


Producer: Arthur Hornblow Jr.
Director: Elliot Nugent
Wally Hampton: Bob Hope
Annabelle: Paulette Goddard
Blythe: John Beal
Jack Wilder: Douglass Montgomery
Miss Lu: Gale Sondergaard
Lawyer Crosby: George Zucco
Aunt Susan: Elizabeth Patterson
Cecily: Nydia Westman

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: The Little Sweep

by Benjamin Britten.
Starring Johanna Peters, Norman Lumsden, Stephen Manton
with Alan Baulch as Sammy
Johanna Peters appears by arrangement with the English Opera Group
See page 48


Composer: Benjamin Britten
Libretto: Eric Crozier
Costumes: Joan Ellacott
Make-up supervised by: Eileen Culligan
Film cameraman: Bill Munn
Film editor: Michael Johns
Drawings: Ruth Brown
Designer: Marilyn Taylor
Associate conductor: David Lloyd-Jones
Associate producer: Lionel Salter
Producer: Cedric Messina
Musical director: John Andrewes
Director: Herbert Wise
Black Bob: Norman Lumsden
Clem: Stephen Manton
Sammy: Alan Baulch
Miss Baggott: Johanna Peters
Rowan: Sylvia Eaves
Juliet Brook: Brenda Marshall
Jonny Crome: Michael Wennink
Sophie Brook: Rosalind Tennyson
Gay Brook: Richard Whitfield Roberts
Hugh Crome: Billy Weddle
Tina Crome: Julie Booth
Tom: Norman Lumsden
Alfred: Stephen Manton
Singers: Finchley Children's Music Group

: Muses with Milligan

Poetry and Jazz
Introduced by Spike Milligan.
with Cleo Laine, The Five Worthies, Steve Benbow, Kingsley Amis, Charles Causley,
Joan Greenwood.
See page 48


Presenter: Spike Milligan
Singer: Cleo Laine
Musicians: The Five Worthies
Singer: Steve Benbow
Poet: Kingsley Amis
Poet: Charles Causley
Guest: Joan Greenwood
Producer: John Furness

: 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
First transmission on April 22


Music and lyrics: Cole Porter
Writer: Sam Spewack
Writer: Bella Spewack
The Singers under the direction of: Fred Tomlinson
Additional orchestrations: Dennis Wilson
Additional orchestrations: Peter Knight
The 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

: Francis Durbridge Presents...: Melissa: Episode 3

Starring Tony Britton
with Kerry Jordan, Helen Christie, Brian McDermott
Melissa Foster has been murdered. Her husband Guy visits Elvingdale, believing that he will meet an ex-lover of his wife's called Peter Antrobus. But Peter Antrobus is not the sort of person Guy expected.
Previously shown on Monday


Writer: Francis Durbridge
Guy Foster: Tony Britton
Felix Hepburn: Kerry Jordan
Paula Hepburn: Helen Christie
Don Page: Brian McDermott

: Swann, Wallace and Betjeman

People, Places, and Animals at Christmas
Ian Wallace and Donald Swann sing to some friends - while John Betjeman adds his comments.


Singer: Ian Wallace
Singer: Donald Swann
Poet: John Betjeman
Producer: Christian Simpson

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