27 December 1937

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BBC Television

Source: Radio Times December 24, 1937.

11.00-12.00 Demonstration Film
15.00 Cartoon Film 
Hunting Season
15.05 'Hansel And Gretel' 
The story of Hansel and Gretel: a masque to the music of Humperdinck: choreography by Andree Howard. The BBC Television Orchestra, leader Boris Pecker, conductor Hyam Greenbaum. Production by Stephen Thomas. The actors : Gretel- Muriel Pavlow. Hansel- Jean Haines. The Mother- Lilla Healing. The Father- Alured Weigall. The Witch- H. D. C. Pepler. The singers : Jane Vowles, Charlotte Leigh, Edith Coates, Bernard Ross, Vivienne Chatterton. The dancers led by Andree Howard. A section of the BBC Singers
15.55-16.00 News Film 
British Movietonews
21.00 Russell Swann
21.10 Starlight
21.20 News Film 
Gaumont-British News
21.30-22.00 'Dick Whittington And His Cat' 
Television's First Grand Christmas Pantomime. Book by Arthur Askey. Ensembles arranged by Carrie Graham. Ballets arranged by Quentin Tod. Scenery designed by Peter Bax. Dick Whittington- Queenie Leonard. Tiddles, his cat- Brenda Perry. Alderman Fitzwarren- Dudley Rolph. Alice, his daughter- Olive del Mar. Idle Jack- William Stephens. Emperor of Morocco- Cyril Fletcher. Full Chorus and Augmented Orchestra under the direction of Hyam Greenbaum ; entire production by Reginald Smith
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