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Introduced by Olive Shapley.

Guest of the Week
Elsa Schiaparelli in a recorded interview with Le Roux Smith Le Roux.
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Make the Best of Yourself
Irene Stephens, a Birmingham viewer, is advised on an autumn outfit by Mary Delane.

John Vickers recalls his early adventures as a balloonist.

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Presenter/Item presenter(Bookshelf):
Olive Shapley
Interviewee (Guest of the Week):
Elsa Schiaparelli
Interviewer (Guest of the Week):
Le Roux Smith Le Roux
Participant (Make the Best of Yourself):
Irene Stephens
Fashion adviser (Make the Best of Yourself):
Mary Delane
Item presenter (Memoirs):
John Vickers
Jacqueline Kennish

A serial in six parts from the story by Charles Tritten.
Adapted for television and produced by Joy Harington.
Film sequences taken at Scuol-Tarasp-Vulpera, Switzerland

(Roger Maxwell is appearing in "Party Spirit" at the Piccadilly Theatre, London)
(to 17.30)


Charles Tritten
Adapted by/Producer:
Joy Harington
Donald Horne
William Simons
Julia Lockwood
Rosemary Giles
Roger Maxwell
Willoughby Gray
Barbara Trevor

by Joseph Schull.
Adapted for television by Duncan Ross.

Early in 1952 Eric Fawcett discussed with me the possibility of a television version of Joseph Schull's radio play The Concert. Shortly afterwards, however, I had to leave for Canada and on my return became involved with other commitments. Among these were the two programmes Dockland and Sale Room, which told their story in the first person. My interest in The Concert was reawakened, for it was this first-person technique which Fawcett had suggested, and in the light of the experience of the other two programmes, I could now see that the play could be every bit as effective in vision as it had been in sound. For me, another attraction was that I was now interested in everything Canadian, and The Concert has its setting in the city of Montreal.
I hope that those who remember the radio play will not object to the alteration in emphasis of the piece. Originally the listener sat back and heard the various characters objectively. In this version, the viewer actually becomes the main character in the story. This technique, of course, is not new and has been used several times in the past, both in films and television sometimes I think without any real justification. Whatever opinions may be held of the two versions of this play, one thing viewers can be certain of: the television form of presentation has not been used as a trick merely to show off studio technique, but to give greater understanding to the main character and to interpret in a different way, but I hope just as effectively, this fine radio play. (Duncan Ross)


Joseph Schull
Adapted by:
Duncan Ross
Barry Learoyd
Eric Fawcett
Mrs. Kevin:
Anita Sharp Bolster
Dr. Jennings:
The Camera
Daniel Kevin:
Charles Rolfe
Professor Standish:
Robert Ayres
Moira Lister
Paulle Clark
Ruth Taylor
Mayne Lynton
Winifred Evans
Joyce Heron
Taxi Driver:
Michael Balfour

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