I produced many, but can only recall a few-
MISTINGUETTE by Roger Snowden, with Prunella Scales as the French cabaret artist.
AN AWFULLY BIG ADVENTURE, by H. Colin Davis. A programme about Peter Pan and J.M.Barrie.
DAME SYBIL - An obituary programme about the great actress with whom I had worked so often. It was compiled by Derek Parker and recalled her great successes and her wonderful, sincere private personality.
RALPH RICHARDSON by Garry O'Connor, based on his biography of the celebrated actor. Sir Ralph was in it himself. He died not long after the broadcast, which was repeated as a tribute to him.
THE TIME OF MY LIFE, a series of programmes in which famous people recalled a year or two in their lives which were outstandingly important to them. The series featured:
TAMARA KARSAVINA the great Russian ballerina, who was the star of the Imperial Ballet at the Maryinsky in St. Petersburg and of the Diaghilev Ballet Russes, and the fabled partner of Nijinsky.
DAVID DAVIS the 'DAVID' of Children's Hour who had one of the most famous voices in the land.
DAME SYBIL THORNDIKE who chose the era when she was the first St. Joan in 1924. Amonst the many people remembering this time was Sir Laurence Olivier, who began his theatrical career with Sir Lewis Casson, and Dame Sybil as their assistant stage manager.
DAME FLORA ROBSON: she chose her early years in the theatre; helping her to
remember them were, amongst others, Sir Michael Redgrave, Dame Sybil
Thorndike, and Sir Eric Drake, the Chairman of BP who recalled Dame
Flora's time at the Arts Theatre in Cambridge when he was an undergraduate
STATELY FAMILIES, a series in which titled men spoke about the history of their families and about their stately homes. Those participating were:-
THE DUKE OF DEVONSHIRE - Chatsworth
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