22 May 1939

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BBC Television

Source: Radio Times May 19, 1939.

11.00-12.00 Demonstration Film
15.00-16.25 'Sun Up' 
by Lula Vollmer. Cast: Widow Cagle - Sybil Thorndike, (by permission of Stephen Mitchell), Emmy - Betty Jardine (by permission of Stephen Mitchell), Bud - Frederick Peisley, Sheriff Weeks - Edmund Willard, Rufe Cagle - Andre Morell, The Preacher - Harry Hutchinson, The Stranger - Anthony Quayle. The scene is Widow Cagle's cabin in the mountains of Western North-Carolina, June, 1917. Production by George More O'Ferrall
20.15 National programme 
(sound only)
21.00 The Jacquard Puppets 
Presented by John Carr
21.10 Film 
Derby Secrets, No. 6
21.20 'Lonesome Like' 
A short play by Harold Brighouse. Cast: Sarah Ormerod - Mary Merrall, Emma Brierley - Marjorie Rhodes, Sam Horrocks - Billy Shine, The Rev. Frank Alleyne - Miles Otway. The action of the play takes place in a small manufacturing town in Lancashire. Production by Lanham Titchener
21.50 News Film 
Gaumont-British News
22.00-22.30 'The Sleeping Princess' 
The Vic-Wells Ballet (under the direction of Ninette de Valois) present the third act of a ballet based on the fairy story by Perrault. Reproduced by Nicolai Sergueeff after the original choreography by Marius Petipa. Music by Tchaikovsky. Costumes designed by Nadia Benois. Setting designed by Malcolm Baker-Smith. Cast: King Florestan XXIV - William Chappell, The Queen - Joy Newton, Master of Ceremonies - Claude Newman, Princess Aurora - Margot Fonteyn, Prince Charming - Robert Helpmann, Carabosse (the Wicked Fairy) - Sheila McCarthy, The Lilac Fairy - June Brae, The Diamond Fairy - Pamela May, The Fairy Gold - Jill Gregory, The Fairy Silver - Jean Bedells, The Fairy Sapphire - Julia Farron, Puss-in-Boots - Frederick Ashton, The White Cat - Molly Brown, The Blue Birds - Mary Honer and Harold Turner, Red Riding Hood - Margaret Dale, The Wolf - Frank Staff, Cinderella - Elizabeth Miller, Prince Fortune - Richard Ellis, and Corps de Ballet. The Augmented BBC Television Orchestra, leader, Boris Pecker, conducted by Constant Lambert. Narration by Lydia Lopokova. Presentation by Elizabeth Cowell
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