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: Play School: Ideas Day

Today's story is 'A Letter to Amy' written and illustrated by Ezra Jack Keats
(repeated on BBC1 and BBC Wales at 4.20 pm)


Writer/illustrator (A Letter to Amy): Ezra Jack Keats
Presenter: Miranda Connell
Presenter: Brian Cant

: Closedown

: The Mudlark

starring Alec Guinness, Irene Dunne and Andrew Ray as 'The Mudlark'

A young boy's determination to see Queen Victoria so touches her that she consents to appear in public again after an absence of fifteen years.
Alec Guinness contributes a finely sketched portrait of Disraeli, Irene Dunne plays Victoria, and Andrew Ray - son of comedian Ted Ray - makes his debut in this film which was chosen for the Royal Film Performance in 1950.
Written and produced by Nunnally Johnson


Written and produced by: Nunnally Johnson
Director: Jean Negulesco
Queen Victoria: Irene Dunne
Disraeli: Alec Guinness
Wheeler, the Mudlark: Andrew Ray
John Brown: Finlay Currie
Lady Emily Prior: Beatrice Campbell
Lt Charles McHatten: Anthony Steel

: New Year's Day Concert from Vienna

Part of a concert of music by the Strauss family given this morning in the Main Hall of the Musikverein by the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra led and conducted in the traditional manner by Willi Boskovsky with dancers from the Vienna Folk Opera Ballet
Introduced by Richard Baker
Recorded via Eurovision by courtesy of the Austrian Television Service


Musicians: The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Orchestra led and conducted by: Willi Boskovsky
Dancers: The Vienna Folk Opera Ballet
Choreography: Dia Luca
Director: Hermann Lanske
Presenter: Richard Baker

: Newsroom

Reporting the world tonight
John Timpson and Peter Woods
and Weather


Newsreader: John Timpson
Newsreader: Peter Woods

: Call My Bluff

A duel of words and wit between Ted Dexter, Drusilla Beyfus, John Laurie and Angela Douglas, Fyfe Robertson, Effie Morrison
Referee, Robert Robinson


Panellist: Ted Dexter
Panellist: Drusilla Beyfus
Panellist: John Laurie
Panellist: Angela Douglas
Panellist: Fyfe Robertson
Panellist: Effie Morrison
Referee: Robert Robinson
Devised by: Mark Goodson
Devised by: Bill Todman
Director: Michael Goodwin
Producer: T. Leslie Jackson

: The Money Programme: Money for The Malting

After the fire the Aldeburgh Festival rebuilds. Step, by step The Money Programme has watched the ambitions and the costs grow; now there is half a million pounds to raise. John Tusa went with Benjamin Britten and Peter Pears on a fund-raising tour in America and talked in Aldeburgh to the local people, the engineers, the money-raisers.



Presenter: John Tusa
Guest: Benjamin Britten
Guest: Peter Pears
Film director: Peter Ceresole
Associate producer: John Walker
Producer: Michael Bunce

: The Six Wives of Henry VIII: Catherine of Aragon

by Rosemary Anne Sisson
The first of six plays
[Starring] Annette Crosbie as Catherine
starring Keith Michel as Henry VIII
with Dorothy Tutin as Anne Boleyn
with Patrick Troughton


Writer: Rosemary Anne Sisson
Series based on an idea by: Maurice Cowan
Dances arranged by: Geraldine Stephenson
Make-Up: Pam Burns
Costumes: John Bloomfield
Lighting: Robert Wright
Designer: Peter Seddon
Producer: Ronald Travers
Director: John Glenister
Catherine: Annette Crosbie
Henry VIII: Keith Michell
Anne Boleyn: Dorothy Tutin
Henry VII: John Woodnutt
Prince Arthur: Martin Ratcliffe
Dr de Puebla: Ken Wynne
Dona Elvira Manuel: Sally Travers
Catherine of Aragon: Annette Crosbie
Earl of Surrey: Donald Bisset
Maria de Salinas: Margaret Ford
Francesca de Carceres: Joyce Mandre
Don Gutierre Gomez de Fuensalida: Peter Stephens
Bishop Fox: Robert Hartley
Tutor: Will Leighton
Lord Willoughby: Valentine Palmer
Anne Boleyn: Dorothy Tutin
Inez de Venegas: Ina De La Haye
Cardinal Wolsey: John Baskcomb
Princess Mary: Verina Greenlaw
Cardinal Campeggio: Ronald Adam
Duke of Norfolk: Patrick Troughton
Duke Of Suffolk: Raymond Adamson
Usher: Richard Burnett
Eustache Chapuys: Edward Atienza
Nobleman: Peter Bennett
Archbishop Warham: Charles Workman
Bishop Fisher: Geoffrey Lewis
[Actor]: Ray Marioni
[Actor]: Nigel Chivers

Blog posts that mention this programme:

Patrick Troughton at 100: A Television Actor 24 March 2020
The Saturday Post: Dancing on Air 1 October 2016

: Edmundo Ros at The Talk of the Town

featuring Edmundo Ros and his Orchestra
Special guests Luis Alberto Del Parana y Los Paraguayos, Paco Pena with Maria Llerena, Los Primitivos



Musicians: Edmundo Ros and his Orchestra
Musicians: Luis Alberto Del Parana y Los Paraguayos
Guitarist: Paco Pena
Singer: Maria Llerena
Musicians: Los Primitivos
Sound: Chris Holcombe
Lighting: Ted Bragg
Design: Roger Murray-Leach
Production: Vernon Lawrence

: News Summary and Weather


: Line-Up Interview

Each Thursday one of the Line-Up team makes a personal choice
Tonight: Michael Dean talks to Russell Braddon, author and journalist.


Interviewer: Michael Dean
Interviewee: Russell Braddon
Editor: Rowan Ayers

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