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Practical help for the housewife.
Presented by Daphne Padell.

Summer Flowers
Violet Stevenson suggests alternative ways of arranging flowers now in season.

Margaret Alcorn shows how to make chocolate eclairs.
(see below)

Household Hints
Recommendations by Hilda Whitlow.


Daphne Padell
Item presenter (Summer Flowers):
Violet Stevenson
Cook (Cookery):
Margaret Alcorn
Item presenter (Household Hints):
Hilda Whitlow
S. E. Reynolds

Children's Newsreel

Au Clair de la Lune
A play by Antonia Ridge.
France 1650
(Charles Heslop is appearing in 'The Manor of Northstead' at the Duchess Theatre, London)
(Second performance: August 1)
This is a story of two boys and a song. The first boy is Louis XIV, King of France; he is eleven years old, and must live a wearisome existence in has great palaces under strict supervision from such eminent adults as his cousin, the great Mademoiselle, and his leading statesman, my Lord the Cardinal. Louis has learned painfully that little kings are not as other little boys. But our other boy, although older, is hardly less unhappy; he is Jean-Baptiste Lulli, one day to be a famous musician, but now an Italian orphan who earns a living by playing his violin for a travelling players' show. And this is also the story of a magnificent banquet which Mademoiselle gives for her young royal relative; for by a series of happy accidents the two boys meet at the banquet, and the occasion is marked by the first performance of one of the loveliest and most famous songs ever written.

(to 17.45)


Writer (Au Clair de la Lune):
Antonia Ridge
Producer (Au Clair de la Lune):
Campbell Logan
Designer (Au Clair de la Lune):
Richard Henry
Michael Caridia
Jean-Baptise Lulli:
John Cairney
Hercule Cocarel:
Raymond Rollett
Francoise, his daughter:
Perlita Neilson
Mademoiselle de Montpensier:
Olga Edwardes
The Maestro:
Anthony Pini
Master Bounaire:
Charles Heslop
Frimousset, a clown:
Ivan Staff
A footman:
Charles Maunsell
A kitchen lad:
Anthony Marriott
Cardinal Mazarin:
Keith Pyott
First aristocrat:
Sylvia Willoughby
Second aristocrat:
Philip Howard

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Scenes from Mozart's Don Giovanni (sung in the original Italian)
From Glyndebourne Opera House
at 8.25


Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Lorenzo da Ponte
Carl Ebert
John Piper
Chief coach:
Jani Strasser
Narration written by:
Salvador de Madariaga
Alvar Lidell
Adapted for television by:
Peter Ebert
Adapted for television by:
Antony Craxton
Glyndebourne Festival Chorus and Ballet
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Georg Solti
Leporello, servant of Don Giovanni:
Benno Kusche
Donna Anna, betrothed to Don Ottavio:
Margaret Harshaw
Don Giovanni, a Spanish nobleman:
James Pease
The Commendatore, father of Donna Anna:
Hervey Alan
Donna Elvira, a lady of Burgos, abandoned by Don Giovanni:
Sena Jurinac
Zerlina, betrothed to Masetto:
Anny Schlemm
Masetto, a peasant:
Thomas Hemsley
Don Ottavio:
Leopold Simoneau

with Roy Rich in the chair and Patricia Cutts, Elizabeth Gray, Kenneth Horne, Peter Cushing finding the letters.


Roy Rich
Patricia Cutts
Elizabeth Gray
Kenneth Horne
Peter Cushing
Special effects:
Alfred Wurmser
The game devised by:
Polly S. Cowan
The game devised by:
Louis G. Cowan
Presented by:
Ernest Maxin

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