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A Dress Parade arranged by H. E. Plaister and G. R. Kenward-Eggar.
This parade will take place in a beauty parlour presided over by Frances Faye, the beauty specialist. She will discuss fashions with one of her clients, a Coronation visitor, and as illustrations she will show clothes worn by models such as Miquette, Mary Richardson, Betty Price, and Margot Barnett.

Contributors

Arranged by:
H. E. Plaister
Arranged by:
G. R. Kenward-Eggar
Presenter:
Frances Faye

A demonstration by Joe Davis and Tom Newman, Finalists in the United Kingdom Billiards Championship.
In this programme, the first demonstration of billiards in television, the two players who took part in the final of the United Kingdom Billiards Championship will be seen in play in the studio. The final was held at Thurston's, with Willie Smith (who, viewers will remember, gave a television snooker exhibition on April 14) as umpire, and that well-known figure, Chambers, as marker.

Contributors

Billiards Player:
Joe Davis
Billiards Player:
Tom Newman
Umpire:
Willie Smith

(by permission of Lilian Baylis)
1. Entree, Pas de huit: Mary Honer, Elizabeth Miller, Gwyneth Matthews, Joy Newton, Peggy Melliss, Wenda Horsburgh, Richard Ellis, Leslie Edwards, Michael Somes, Paul Reyloff
2. Variation: Harold Turner
3. Pas de deux: Margot Fonteyn, Robert Helpmann
4. Ensemble: Margot Fonteyn, Mary Honer, Elizabeth Miller, Pamela May, June Brae, Harold Turner, Robert Helpmann, and Pas de Huit
5. Pas de trots: Mary Honer, Elizabeth Miller, Harold Turner
6. Pas des Patineuses: June Brae, Pamela May
7. Ensemble: Mary Honer, Elizabeth Miller, Pamela May, June Brae, Harold Turner, Richard Ellis, Leslie Edwards, Michael Somes, Paul Reyloff
8. Galop Finale: Ensemble
The BBC Television Orchestra
Leader, Boris Pecker
Conductor, Hyam Greenbaum

This ballet with a skating setting was first presented by the Vic-Wells Company at Sadler's Wells on February 16. It was an immediate success and today viewers will see a television production with the original cast.

Contributors

Music:
null Meyerbeer
Choreography:
Frederick Ashton
Costumes and Decor:
William Chappell
Dancer:
Mary Honer
Dancer:
Elizabeth Miller
Dancer:
Joy Newton
Dancer:
Peggy Melliss
Dancer:
Wenda Horsburgh
Dancer:
Richard Ellis
Dancer:
Leslie Edwards
Dancer:
Michael Somes
Dancer:
Paul Reyloff
Dancer:
Margot Fonteyn
Dancer:
Robert Helpmann
Dancer:
Pamela May
Dancer:
Harold Turner
Dancer:
Paul Reyloff
Musicians:
The BBC Television Orchestra
Orchestra leader:
Boris Pecker
Orchestra conductor:
Hyam Greenbaum
Presentation:
D. H. Munro

BBC Television

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This data is drawn from the Radio Times magazine between 1923 and 2009. It shows what was scheduled to be broadcast, meaning it was subject to change and may not be accurate. More