25 March 1939

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BBC Television

Source: Radio Times March 17, 1939.

11.00-12.00 Demonstration Film
15.00-16.15 'The Sleeping Princess' 
The Vic-Wells Ballet (under the direction of Ninette de Valois) present a ballet based on the fairy tale by Perrault. Reproduced by Nicola Sergueeff after the original choreography by Marius Petipa. Music by Tchaikovsky. Costumes designed by Nadia Benois. With Margot Fonteyn as The Aurora, June Brae as The Lilac Fairy, and Robert Helpmann as Prince Charming. Also Mary Honer, Elizabeth Miller, Pamela May, Ursula, Moreton, Joy Newton, Julia Farron, Harold Turner, Frederick Ashton, William Chappell, Frank Staff, John Greenwood, Bruce Dargaval, and other members of the Company. The Lord Mayor's Boy Players, the Augmented BBC Television Orchestra, leader Boris Pecker, conducted by Constant Lambert. Narration by Elizabeth Cowell. Television presentation by D. H. Munro
20.00 National Programme 
(sound only)
21.00 Caberet 
with Paul Berny, French juggler; A. C. Astor, ventriloquist; Trudi Binar, Continental songs; Ruth and Billy Ambrose, African dancers. Production by Arthur Ozmond
21.30 News Film 
Gaumont-British News
21.40 'Anglais-Francais' 
a brush between Gallic wit and English humour, in which well-known personalities from both sides of the Channel show their knowledge of the life and customs of each other's country. The questions will be aaked and the peace preserved by E. M. Stephan. Presentation by Andrew Miller Jones
22.10 Cartoon Film 
Joie de Vivre
22.15 'This Will Make You Wild!' 
Eric Wild and his Band, with Alice Mann, obstructed by Leslie Mitchell
22.45-23.05 News Bulletin
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