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Introduced by Dona Salmon.

I'd Like You to Meet...: William Foyle

China to Mend
Pegeen Mair tells the story of how she learned to mend china, and shows some of her work.

Sophia Harris talks about the rewards and problems of designing sets and costumes for the theatre.

Lightning Portrait
During the programme Harry Ibbetson models a quick portrait in clay of William Foyle.


Dona Salmon
Speaker (I'd Like You to Meet....):
William Foyle
Item presenter (China to Mend):
Pegeen Mair
Item presenter (Theatre):
Sophia Harris
Potter (Lightning Portrait):
Harry Ibbetson
Jacqueline Kennish

A serial in six parts from the book by Margaret J. Baker.
Adapted and produced for television by Dorothea Brooking.
(to 17.30)


Margaret J. Baker
Adapted by/Producer:
Dorothea Brooking
John Clements
Mrs. Martingale:
Cicely Walper
Her children - Nicholas:
Wilfrid Downing
Her children - Petronella:
Elizabeth Saunders
Her children - Dinah:
Caroline Denzil
Her children - Benjamin:
Colin Gibson
Christopher Sixpence:
William Simons
Mr. Neatsfoot:
Tony van Bridge
Miss Button:
Evelyn Moore
The Vet:
Tony Halfpenny
Freddie Watts
Welfare lady:
Bay White
null Oban

A musical setting of Eugene O'Neill's domestic tragedy 'Before Breakfast'.
See columns 3 and 4 and page 15

Murder is no novelty in grand opera. On the contrary very few popular operas would exist without it. Tosca, Rigoletto, Don Giovanni, and both Cav. and Pag. immediately come to mind. But Erik Chisholm, composer, conductor, and stormy petrel of the Scottish national movement in his younger days, always was original. He always enjoyed the grisly entertainment of Grand Guignol, and conceived the idea of a grand operatic evening of an unusual type-three independent 'acts', each complete in itself, each depicting a murder in unconventional style. Thus he goes one better-or rather two-than traditional opera by offering a 'threesome' or triptych of thrillers which have a good deal in common with The Medium of Menotti, whom Chisholm holds in high regard as a composer of the theatre.

The first of these is Simoon, based on Strindberg's story of an exhausted and frightened traveller, overcome by a desert sandstorm and hypnotised by


Eugene O'Neill
Settings designer:
Stephen Taylor
Patricia Foy
Dennis Vance

with Peter Martyn in charge of The Name-hunters: Brenda Bruce, Catherine Boyle,
Frank Muir, Denis Norden.
('The Name's the Same is devised by Mark Goodson and Bill Todman, and is presented by arrangement with Maurice Winnick)


Peter Martyn
Brenda Bruce
Catherine Boyle
Frank Muir
Denis Norden
Special effects:
Alfred Wurmser
Devised by:
Mark Goodson
Devised by:
Bill Todman
Presented by:
Brian Tesler

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