Episode Guide - Folio (Series) (1955-1959)

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The following is an incomplete listing of episodes for Folio.

Dec 24, 1955 - "The House Beside The Stable."

Jan 15, 1956 - "Goodbye, Young Man."

Jan 29, 1956 - "The Marriage of Figaro."

Mar 11, 1956 - CBC Folio will present a musical dramatization of L. M. Montgomery's "Anne of Green Gables." The adaptation is by Donald Harron. The lyrics by James Costigan and the music by Norman Campbell. Toby Tarnow will be Anne; John Drainie, Matthew; Margot Christie, Marilla; Margaret Griffin, Diana; and Helene Winston, Mrs. Lynde. The orchestra and chorus are conducted by Gordon Kushner, and the choreography is by Gladys Forrester.

Mar 18, 1956 - CBC Folio will present a play by Lister Sinclair called "The Small Rain." It stars Gerry Sarracini, Barry Morse, Suzanne Finlay and Phyllis Stewart. The play tells about the impact of a self-confident young man on a group of dissatisfied, neurotic people.

Mar 25, 1956 - CBC Folio will present "Darling Corie," a folk opera by the American composer, Elie Siegmeister. Roma Butler will take the title role and the chorus and orchestra will be conducted by Victor Feldbrill. On the same program will be "The Rake's Progress," a study of six etchings by William Hogarth, written by Prof. Stanley Read of the University of British Columbia.

Apr 15, 1956 - CBC Folio will present "The Face of Canada," a photographic essay, along with a play by Lister Sinclair called "The Haunted Post Office."

Apr 22, 1956 - CBC Folio presents a telerecording of a new opera, "The Trial At Rouen," by American composer Norman Dello Joio. The story centres on Joan of Arc's trial for heresy and witchcraft.

Apr 29, 1956 - Andrew Allen will direct Oscar Wilde's "The Importance of Being Earnest". In the cast will be Barry Morse, Lloyd Bochner, Tony van Bridge, Ruth Springford, Charmion King and Toby Robins.

May 6, 1956 - Franz Kaika's "The Trial."

May 13, 1956 - "The Widow of The Mississagi by Len Peterson, a play based on a Canadian legend. In the leading roles are Monique Miller, John Drainie, Ed McNamara and Fred Diehl.

May 20, 1956 - CBC Folio ends this season's run with a 90 min production of Gilbert and Sullivan's "Pirates of Penzance." Soprano Roma Butler and tenor Robert Reid head the cast. Director is Godfrey Ridout and the producer, Norman Campbell. Starting June 3, Folio will be replaced by two shows — Profile, a series of interviews, and Here and There, a show at present telecast Sunday mornings.

Oct 31, 1956 - CBC Folio returns to the screen with Gilbert and Sullivan's HMS Pinafore. Three of the leading roles are to be played by singers from B.C. — Yvonne O'Sullivan, who'll be Josephine; Don McManus, as Dick Deadeye, and Irene Byatt, as Buttercup. Harry Mossfield will be the captain; Jon Vickers, Ralph Rackstraw, and Arthur Selater, Sir Joseph Porter. Norman Campbell is producing. Godfrey Ridout will conduct.

Nov 7, 1956 - "The Case of Posterity versus Joseph Howe," a dramatic argument by Joseph Schull.

Nov 21, 1956 - "The Devil's Instrument," written and adapted by W.O. Mitchell. Jacob is a young Hutterite farm boy who is torn between the discipline imposed by the code of belief and obedience of his people, and his desire to express himself as a free human being.

Dec 5, 1956 - "Dawn, Day, and Night," by Italian author Dario Niccodemi, translated and adapted by Robert Rietty, and starring Robert Goulet and Toby Robbins. The story is about a daring young man who wins a duel, then fences romantically with a beautiful young woman he's met in an Italian garden.

Dec 12, 1956 - "Swan Lake," a 90 minute production of Tchaikovsky's ballet. The performance will be by the National Ballet Company of Canada, with David Adams as Prince Siegfried and Lois Smith in the double role of Princess Odette and her rival Odile. The program is produced in Toronto by Norman Campbell.

Dec 19, 1956 - "The Nativity," prepared by Andrew Allan, is based on the early York and Chester mystery plays of England. Janet Reid plays the Virgin Mary. John Drainie is Joseph. Music sung by the Festival Singers directed by Elmer Iseler. Produced by Robert Allen.

Dec 26, 1956 - "Gianni Schicchi," Puccini's opera, produced by Mario Prizek. George Crum is the conductor and the singers include Andrew MacMillan in the title role, Angela Antonelli, Jon Vickers and Bernard Johnson.

Jan 2, 1956 - "The Changing Shore," a documentary about the south shore of Nova Scotia, with J. Frank Willis, as writer, producer and commentator.

Jan 9, 1957 - "'56 In Revue," a satirical year-end musical program produced in Toronto by Harvey Hart. There'll be sketches by Don Harron, Pierre Berton, Bernie Orenstein, Sammy Sales, Wayne and Shuster, Rod Coneybeare, Mavor Moore and Max Ferguson.

Jan 16, 1957 - "Oedipus Rex," a film version of the Stratford Festival production will be shown. The cast includes Douglas Campbell as Oedipus, Eric House as the priest, Robert Goodier as Creon, Donald Davis as Tiresias, Eleanor Stuart as Jocasta. Also with William Hutt, Douglas Rain, Tony Van Bridge, Gertrude Tyas, Naomi Cameron, Barbara Franklin, Roland Bull, Robert Christie, Ted Follows, David Gardner, Bruno Gerussi, Richard Howard, Roland Hewgill, Edward Holmes, James Manser, Louis Negin, Grant Reddick, William Shatner, Bruce Swerfager, Neil Vipond.

Feb 6, 1957 - "Sir John A. and The Double Wedding." The play, a reworking of two radio dramas by Tommy Tweed, is about Sir John A. Macdonald and his attempt to bring about the union of British North America. Robert Christie, John Drainie, Aileen Seaton, Frank Perry and a host of other familiar Canadian television actors appear. The producer is Mario Prizek.

Feb 13, 1957 - Hanya Holm introduces "The Dance And The Drama." Emily Frankel and Mark Ryder of the Dance Drama Company of New York give their interpretation of Romeo and Juliet, and Jose Limon, Lucas Hoving and Mr. Limon's company of dancers give their version of Eugene O'Neill's Emperor Jones. Victor Feldbrill conducts the orchestra, and Harvey Hart is the producer.

Feb 27, 1957 - "The Empty Frame", a sophisticated romantic comedy by Lister Sinclair. Louise, a rich young girl from Saskatchewan comes to Paris to take a course in art, and in a pension haunted by artists and their models she meets Max, a lady-charmer of uncertain origin. Max follows the path of "non-involvement" because to him art must remain pure; to become involved in anything leads inevitably to action, and action means failure to some degree. So he paints pictures in his mind, writes poems in his head, and plays ("brilliantly") a violin without strings. Louise manages to involve him, however, and gets both Max and her courses mixed up. In the leading roles are Lloyd Bochner, Corinne Conley, James Doohan and Anna Reiser. Mario Prizek is the producer.

Mar 6, 1957 - "Ring Around the Square," a musical comedy by Saul Ilson, based on the book by Jacqueline Rosenfeld. Scene: a city where Byron Moon, gyrating "rock 'n roll" singer has set off a wave of teen-age hysteria. Action: a serious minded young reporter named Susan, who is revolted by Moon's antics, is assigned to cover the story. Conclusion: Moon may not be as "gone" as the "square" Susan thought... The cast includes Shirley Harmer as Susan; Shane Rimmer as Byron Moon; Drew Thompson as Abner, the newspaper editor; Larry Moon as Sam, Moon's manager; and Jack Duffy as Jimmie, copy boy. Ring Around the Square will be conducted by Gordon Kushner. Musical arrangements are by Phil Nimmons, and Gladys Forrester is choreographer. Norman Campbell, producer. From Toronto.

Mar 27, 1957 - "Proud Passage," by Joseph Schull, a moving drama about a young Cape Breton Island doctor, a native of the Island, who is torn between his ambitions and his people. Dr. Neil McCulloch returns to his village with his city-bred wife to relieve Dr. Clearly, the old village doctor who had adopted and raised Neil and helped him to become a doctor. Spurred on by his own ambitions and his wife's desire for city life, Neil plans to return to Montreal to practise as a surgeon. However, when his childhood friend Jamie becomes very ill, Neil realizes how much he is needed by his people and is forced to a decision. Robert Allen, producer. From Toronto. Cast: Dr. Neil McCulloch — Douglas Rain; Frances, his wife — Frances Hyland: Dr. Clearly — Frank Peddie ; Jamie — Jonathan White; Aileen — Anne Sass-Wilson; Mrs. Ogilvie — Jane Mallett; Father Morton — Murray Westgate; Meg — Ruth Springford; David — Alexander Webster; Angus — Rex Devlin; Michael — Brendan Dillon.

Apr 3, 1957 - "The Black Judge," a British film starring Donald Wolfit. The film is an 18th century Chinese murder mystery. It revolves around an ancient law which forbade the death sentence unless the offender confessed. However, the judge who handed down the death sentence had to undergo the same torture and sentence, if it were later proved that the accused had been innocent.

Apr 10, 1957 - Two films on art: a documentary on the great Spanish painter Pablo Picasso, and a short Dutch film —Maskerage— on primitive African art. The Picasso film shows the 75-year-old painter at work in his studio on the French Riviera, making magic with wood designs, charcoal and ceramics, and recreating by memory, the huge panels for War and Peace. The film makes use of nearly 500 of his works, tracing his career from early family sketches done in his early teens in Spain (around 1896) to some of his latest murals. The film was directed by Luciano Emmer, with scenario by Picasso himself and Sergio Amidei, who produced the film. The Flamenco musical score is by Roman Vlad.

Apr 24, 1957 - The Unburied Dead, by Jean Paul Sartre, a bitter revelation of the life endured by French resistance fighters during the Second World War. Adapted by John Bethune from a translation by Kitty Black. Mario Prizek, producer. From Toronto. The story concerns a group of people in the French resistance, five men and a woman, who have been taken prisoner after engaging in an attack on a village which ended in disaster—the village is in flames and many innocent villagers are dead or badly wounded. The prisoners face the prospect of torture and death without any compensating sense of achievement or justification for their action, and the play follows their individual reactions to each other, to their captors and to their own plight. Cast: Henri— Lorne Green; Jean— Lloyd Bochner; Lucie— Kate Reid; Canoris —Rupert Davies; Sobrier— Jack Creley; Francois— John Charlesworth; Clochet— Ron Hartman.

May 1, 1957 - A two-hour performance of Bizet's opera, Carmen, conducted by Jean Beaudet. Franz Kraemer, producer. From Toronto. Cast: Carmen— Gloria Lane; Don Jose— Andre Turp; Micaela— Claire Gagnier; Escamillo— Morley Meredith; Zuniga— Don Garrard; Morales— Bernard Johnson: Frasquita— Patricia Snell; Mercedes— Sylvia Grant; El Remedado— Ernest Adams; El Dancairo— Bernard Turgeon; Lillas Pastia— John Harcourt. Conclusion of season.

Oct 31, 1957 - First program of the season. This week — Gilbert and Sullivan's "Patience." Archibald Grosvenor, an "Idyllic" poet - Bill Cole; Reginald Bunthorne, a "Fleshly" poet - Murray Matheson; Patience, a milkmaid - Shirley Martin; Lady Jane - Irene Byatt; The Colonel - Arthur Sclater; The Major - Rex LeLacheur; The Duke - Peter Dimuantes; Lady Angela - Isabelita Alonso. Producer: Norman Campbell. Musical director: Godfrey Ridout

Nov 7, 1957 - This week— "Honey and Hoppers," a comedy by W. O. Mitchell about farm-hand Jake, The Kid, Ma, old Matthew-behind-the-Rock, Albert Williams and other citizens of the prairie town which to many has become as real as their home-towns in the 17 years since Mitchell first discovered it in his imagination. John Drainie as Jake; Douglas Rain as Matthew-behind-the-rock; Jack Creley as Albert Williams.

Nov 14, 1957 - This week—"Games" and "Rites": a program of modern dance. Games, danced by the Donald McKayle company, and Rites, by the Pearl Lang company, are being combined in one program by producer Harvey Hart to form a symbolic picture of turbulent adolescence in contemporary society.

Nov 21, 1957 - "The Trial of James Whelan," a play by Len Peterson, based on the murder of Confederation statesman D'Arcy McGee and the trial of his assassin, James Whelan. in 1868. Douglas Rain as James Whelan.

Nov 28, 1957 - This week—"Look Ma, I'm Human,"
a musical satire from Toronto by Stan Daniels and Ray Jessel, presenting a ludicrously distorted picture of a stone-age community. Produced by Norman Campbell.

Dec 5, 1957 - This week — "The Peace and the Plenty," a documentary film by J. Frank Willis on British Columbia's Peace River country.

Dec 12, 1957 - "Mr. Bolfrey," an adaptation by Elspeth Cochrane of James Bridey's ironic comedy of good and evil, set in modern Scotland. With James Donald as Mr. Bolfry, Frank Peddie as Mr. McCrimmon, Jane Mallett as Mrs. McCrimmon, Douglas Rain as Cully, Margaret Griffin as Jean, Ian Hewitson as Cohen, Sally Lewis as Morag.

Dec 19, 1957 - This week— a program of ballet performed by the National Ballet of Canada. Main work to be performed is Delibes' "Coppelia." The leading role of Swanhilda, the beautiful young peasant-girl with a talent for mischief, will be danced by Betty Pope. As Franz, will be Earl Kraul. Ray Moller will dance the role of the eccentric Dr. Coppelius.

Dec 26, 1957 - "The Nativity Play," adapted by Andrew Allan from the York and Chester mystery cycles. It is a film recording of the Folio Christmas presentation of last year, which was produced by Robert Allen with a cast of leading Canadian players.

Jan 2, 1958 - This week — "The Young Queen," a dramatic glimpse of the young Queen Victoria and England during the early part of her reign.

Jan 9, 1958 - "Corinthe House, "a play by Pamela Hansford Johnson. The actresses are Xora Nicholson as Miss Malleson and Barbara Chilcott as Madge. Corinth House tells an unusual story against the commonplace background of a boarding-house which is called "Corinth House." A retired girls'-school headmistress living there, Miss Malleson, is asked to give a recommendation as governess for Madge Donnythorpe, one of her former pupils; but when she sees Madge she remembers that she had to punish her to the point of expulsion from the school for a serious offence. This punishment, as fair and honest as Miss Malleson could make it, has rankled in Madge's heart over the years until she feels her life has been ruined by it. Now, meeting Miss Malleson again, she sets out on a malicious scheme to destroy her former teacher by direct and indirect persecution.

Jan 16, 1958 - Puccini's opera "Tosca," performed by a CBC orchestra and chorus conducted by Ernesto Barbini, with soloists Ilona Kombrink, Giuseppe Campora, and James Milligan.

Jan 23, 1958 - This week— "The Diary of a Scoundrel," a satirical comedy of manners and mores of Moscow Society in the 1860's, from the pen of a prominent Russian playwright of the time. Gloumov, the Scoundrel (William Hutt); Mme. Gloumov, his mother (Jane Mallett); Mme. Tourasina (Betty Leighton); Mashenka, her niece (Margaret Griffin); Mamaev, Gloumov's uncle (Frank Peddie); Kleopatra, Mamaev's wife (Mary Savidge); Kroutrtzky (Leo Leyden); Kourchaev, Gloumov's cousin (Lloyd Bochner); Gorodoulin (Larry Beattie); Golutvin, gossip columnist (Henry Comor); Mme. Maniefa, a medium (Joan White). Produced by Mario Prizek. Sets by Soloviov

Jan 30, 1958 - "Dark of the Moon," a romantic fantasy based on the Ozark Mountain folk song about Barbara Allen.

Feb 6, 1958 - This week— "The Concert," a play by Joseph Schull in which a sensitive Negro writer shares his loneliness with a blind girl. William Marshall will play the role of Richard Jennings, a young author embittered by racial rebuffs. Kate Reid is cast as the sightless girl Anne, who finds needed warmth in his voice and personality.

Feb 13, 1958 - "The Medium," an English-language film version of Gian-Carlo Menotti's opera with Marie Powers, Anna Maria Alberghetti, and Leo Coleman. Production by Transfilm Productions, Italy. The story of a woman who pretends to talk to the dead.

Feb 20, 1958 - "The Ottawa Man," a Canadianized version of Gogol's "The Inspector," adapted by Mavor Moore. The action is set in northwest Manitoba, in 1875. A multi-racial band of corrupt frontier officials aretipped off that an N.W.M.P. officer is on his way to investigate them. In a panic, they pay court to the first stranger who comes into town, an English remittance man, in the mistaken belief that he is the Mountie in disguise. Cast: Mayor (Esse Ljungh); Roland, an English remittance man (Patrick MacNee); Burrows, his butler (Charles Palmer); Anna (Betty Leighton); Marie (Deborah Turnbull); Judge MacGregor (Frank Peddie); Doc Schwartz (Joseph Furst); Reverend Williams (Ivor Barry); Napoleon Forget (Ernest Guimond); Sheriff (Ed McNamara); O'Reilly (Leo Leydon); O'Rourke (Jay Shannon); Sheriff's daughter (Sandra O'Neill); Deputy (Sammy Sales); Louis (Alex McKee).

Feb 27, 1958 - "A Month in the Country" by Turgenev. A television adaptation by Alwyne Whatsley of this great play, directed by Mario Prizek and starring Kate Reid and William Hutt.

Mar 13, 1958 - This week— George Bernard Shaw's play "Great Catherine," directed by Barry Morse. Starring Katherine Blake, Lorne Greene and Ricard Easton.

Mar 20, 1958 - "The Gay Deceivers," a musical comedy based on Goldsmith's "She Stoops to Conquer." The Gay Deceivers, a rollicking comedy of mistaken identity, features Inga Swenson, the Swedish-born actress-singer who appeared on Broadway last year with Walter Slezak in Tyrone Guthrie's production of The First Gentleman. Opposite her will be Donald Davis, co-founder of Toronto's Crest Theatre, in his first singing role. Other principals in the cast: Norman Welsh, Mary Savage, Don Francks, Cathy Burt and Gordon Foster.

Apr 3, 1958 - This week— "The Pemberton Valley," a CBC Vancouver film. Two ways of life are depicted in the film—that of a farmer and his family, and that of the Indians on a reservation. Produced by Alan King, The script was written and will be read by George Robertson, and music by Robert Turner will be conducted by John Avison.

Apr 10, 1958 - "The Changing Shore," documentary film by J. Frank Willis on the south shore of Nova Scotia, along which the early history of Canada was acted out in the "Days of Sail" (Repeat).

Apr 17, 1958 - "Proud Passage" (Repeat)

Apr 24, 1958 - "Living Laughter," dramatizations of Stephen Leacock stories. John Drainie will appear as Leacock in dramatizations of some half-dozen of the famous essays. Overall commentary and background notes on Leacock will be provided by Dr. Ralph Curry, direction of the Stephen Leacock Memorial Museum at Orillia. Produced by Norman Campbell.

May 1, 1958 - "The Turn of the Screw," Benjamin Britten's opera in a world premiere on television. Based on Henry James' chilling story of two ghosts who come back from the dead to claim the souls of two young children. The libretto is by Myfanwy Piper. Theresa Gray will appear as the governess who pits herself against the two evil ghosts, played by Elizabeth Benson-Guy and William McGrath, for the souls of her two charges, sung by Shirley Martin and Billy Potten. The role of Mrs. Grose, the housekeeper, will be sung by Judith Pierce who appears by kind permission of the Sadler's Wells Trust. Charles Mackerras will conduct a CBC orchestra. Sets are by Nikolai Soloviov and costumes by Suzanne.

May 8, 1958 - "Queen After Death," a Romeo and Juliet story of Pedro and Ines De Castro by Henri de Montherlant, produced by Mario Prizek. King Ferrante (John Drainie); Ines de Castro (Kate Reid); The Infanta (Frances Hyland); Don Pedro (Lloyd Bochner); Egas Coelho (Ronald Hartmann); Alvar Gonealves (Joseph Shaw); Don Eduardo (Chris Wiggins); The Grand Admiral (Leslie Yeo); Don Christoval (Gilly Fenwick); Dino del Moro (Rex Hagon); The Infante (Peter Needham).

May 15, 1958 - "Dreamstreet," a musical comedy with book by Jacqueline Rosenfeld, music and lyrics by Saul Ilson. Starring Shirley Harmer and Murray Matheson. Producer: Norman Campbell.

May 22, 1958 - "A Phoenix Too Frequent", a verse play by Christopher Fry. The three roles will be played by Rosemary Harris, Don Harron and Helen Burns. Producer: Paul Almond. The story deals with a young widow who resolves to kill herself, at the tomb of her husband.

May 29, 1958 - "Socrates," a play by Lister Sinclair and directed by Mario Prizek. Starring Frank Peddie, Barrie Morse, Lloyd Bochner, Donald Davis and Larry Mann, also with John Vernon, Joe Austin. Sinclair's play takes Socrates from the time the oracle proclaims him "wisest man in the world" to the moment when he drains a cup of hemlock and lies down to die. In the interim, which includes Socrates' betrayal, arrest and trial, Sinclair attempts to sum up the meaning of the philosopher's whole life. Last Folio production of season.

Nov 11, 1958 - CBC Folio begins its fourth season with two one-act plays. The first play, "Sammy," by Ken Hughes, is a one-character drama, and stars Eric House as a bookie who attempts to raise money to protect himself from a gang of hoodlums. The second play is "The Dock Brief," by John Mortimer.

Nov 18, 1958 - "Anne of Green Gables" - Folio's second TV adaptation of this story. Adapted by Donald Harron with lyrics by James Costigan and music by Norman Campbell. John Drainie, who had a shot at the last production of Anne of Green Gables, is in the cast again. This time Kathy Willard plays the role of Anne, previously handled by Toby Tarnow. The cast also includes Margot Christie and Margaret Griffin.

Nov 25, 1958 - "The Hostage," a play by M. Charles Cohen. A nationalist rebel is sentenced to death for murdering a British soldier. The rebels retaliate by capturing a young British soldier and threatening to kill him if the British do not release their captive.

Dec 2, 1958 - "Eugene Onegin," Tchaikovsky's opera, based on a poem by Alexander Pushkin. The story is set in 18th century Russia, and tells of a love between, a poetic young man and a dreamy, romantic, young girl. Peter Ustinov is the narrator, with Morley Meredith as Eugene Onegin, Ilona Kombrink as Tatiana, John Alexander as Lenski, Joan Maxwell as Olga and Harry Mossfield as Saratski.

Dec 9, 1958 - "Death of a Salesman," Arthur Miller's play, adapted for television by Stanley Mann. Starring Albert Dekker as Willie Loman, John Sullivan as Bernard and Leslie Neilsen as Biff Loman. Guest producer is Silvio Narrizano, with sets by Rudi Dorn. The play tells of an ageing salesman who knows he is finished. Lost in self-doubt, he forsakes his wife for another woman. His sons find out about this affair and this leads Willie to suicide.

Dec 16, 1958 - "Two Heads For The Tiger," an original comedy by "Ronald Hambleton set in 1835 in what is now Goderich, Ont. Three bachelors advertise in Scotland for a housekeeper. She arrives and becomes a valued member of the household. Village gossip makes it impossible for her to live in the house unless she marries one of the brothers. Each one tries to trick the other in proposing to her.

Dec 23, 1958 - "The Nutcracker," Tchaikovsky's ballet, performed by the National Ballet Company of Canada. The leading dancers are Lois Smith, as the Snow Queen and the Sugar Plum Fairy, David Adams as the Nutcracker Prince, and Betty Pope as Clara, the young girl in whose honor the fantasy is staged.

Dec 30, 1958 - "The Strong Are The Lonely," a play by Fritz Hochwaelder, adapted for television by John Gray. John Drainie and Lloyd Bochner star in this drama based on the crushing of the Jesuit Fathers in Paraguay in 1767. The native Indians are treated kindly by the Jesuit Fathers, but the envious Spanish colonists send adverse reports home to the King of Spain, and the dissolution of the Jesuit state is ordered. The Father Provincial of the order is torn between his vows of obedience to the Spanish crown and his personal convictions.

Jan 6, 1959 - "The Perils of Perrichon."

Jan 13, 1959 - "Peter Grimes," by Benjamin Britten. The opera is set in a small fishing village on the east coast of England. Peter Grimes is a proud, lonely fisherman whose only friend is the village schoolmistress, Ellen Orford, who understands him, and tries to soften his harshness. When one of his apprentices dies a mysterious death, even the schoolteacher turns against him, and he is driven to madness, Richard Cassily will sing the role of Peter Grimes, with Lois Marshall as Ellen Orford; Henry Mossfield as Captain Balstrode; Irene Byatt as Auntie; Andrew MacMillan as Swallow; Patricia Rideout as Mrs. Sedley and Ernest Adams as Ned. There will be an off-stage chorus of 32 under the direction of Elmer Iseler, and an on-stage chorus of 38.

Jan 20, 1959 - "The Heiress." By Ruth and Augustus Goetz, based on a novel by Henry James, and adapted for TV by Lloyd Bochner who co-stars in the play as Doctor Sloper with Frances Hyland as Catherine Sloper and Douglas Rain as Morris Townsend. A penniless young man persuades a wealthy young heiress elope with him. Susan Fletcher as Mrs Almond, Aileen Seaton as Mrs Penniman, Deborah Turner as Marian, James Peddle as Arthur Townsend. Produced by Robert Allen.

Jan 27, 1959 - "The Mikado." The settings and characters are Japanese, but the authors intended the two-act operetta as a good-humored but candid comment on the less respectable aspects of Victorian society. The cast is as follows: The Mikado, Eric Treadwell; Nanki-Poo, Robert Reid; Koko, Eric House; Pooh-Bah. Alan Crowfoot; Pish-Tush, Arthur Sclater; Yum-Yum, Roma Butler, and others.

Feb 3, 1959 - "Ward Six," a play by Mac Shoub, from a story by Anton Chekov. Set in a Russian provincial town in the 1880's, this psychological drama concerns an intellectual doctor who becomes involved with one of his patients. Jack Klugman plays the role of the patient. Mavor Moore plays the doctor. Other principals are Eric House, William Needles and Bruno Gerussi.

Feb 17, 1959 - "Under Milk Wood," by Dylan Thomas, adapted and produced in its North American TV Premiere by Paul Almond. The play is a robust comedy of a day in a Welsh fishing village. During the 24 hours a gallery of diverse and vivid characters fill the air with their dreams and realities, their lusts and longings. Douglas Rain will do the narration. Powys Thomas plays the role of Captain Cat, Diana Maddox is Polly Garter, Barbara Alleyn is Miss Price, Sarah Davies is Mrs. Organ Morgan and Ivor Barry is Rev. Eli Jenkins.

Feb 24, 1959 - "A Concert Of Great Soloists" will be presented. The artists include Peter Pears, tenor; Julian Bream, classical guitarist and lute player; Claudio Arrau, classical pianist; Donald Bell, singer; Theresa Stratas, singer; Geoffrey Holder and his company of dancers. Pianist Claudio Arrau will play Konzertstuck, Opus 79, by Weber.

Mar 3, 1959 - "The Master of Santiago," adapted for TV by Mavor Moore from a drama by Henri di Montherlant. The story, set in Spain in 1519, is about Don Alvaro, a fearless soldier who believes the world to be utterly corrupt and strips himself of all his worldly goods. When his daughter falls in love with the son of his oldest friend, he cannot give her a dowry. Barry Morse will play the role of Don Alvardo. Frances Hyland is his daughter Mariana and Lloyd Bochner is Count Soria.

Mar 24, 1959 - "Salad Days," a Canadian production of the hit British musical, a slightly condensed version. Barbara Franklin and Richard Easton will play the leads. They play the parts of two newly graduated university students who are hired to take care of a magic street piano, and eventually find themselves in a flying saucer. Alan and Blanche Lund are in charge of the dances and musical numbers.

Mar 31, 1959 - "Trail of '98," a repeat of a January 8 broadcast. During the winter of 1898, more than 100,000 men struggled toward Dawson City in the Yukon in search of gold. Fewer than half reached the gold fields. This TV documentary tells the story of these men. The story was written by Pierre Berton and is told by J. Frank Willis.

Apr 21, 1959 - "The Littlest of Kings," adapted by Charles Israel from the short story by Sholom Aleichem. Portraits of three sisters and three marriages and how a young boy comes to fill an empty place in their lives.

May 5, 1959 - "A Boy Growing Up." This play was written by Dylan Thomas, the famous Welsh writer.

May 12, 1959 - "Ivanov," an adaptation by John Bethune from a play by Anton Chekov. Produced by Mario Prizek. The story is about Nicholas Ivanov, an ineffectual landowner, 35 years old, who sits back helplessly while his estate accumulates debts. The play is set in Russia in 1888. Ivanov: William Hutt. Sarah: Kate Reid. Sheva: Anne Fielding. Dr. Lvov..Douglas Rain. Zuzushka: Frances Hyland. Count: Tony Van Bridge. Misha: Bruno Gerussl. Lebedev: Charles Palmer. Babkina ..Mary Savidge. Matron: Cosette Lee. Card Player 1: James Peddle. Card Player 2: George Sperdakos. Petya: Timothy Findley. Card Player Girl: Iris Krangle. Bored Young Man: Ian Thompson. Bored Young Woman: Liane Garon. Elderly Lady: Alma Matsh. Katya: Paddy Croft. Piotr: Jay Shannon.

May 19, 1959 - "Crossing Paris" by Marcel Ayme. Two men take a load of black market pork from a distributor at one end of Paris to a butcher at the other end. The journey has a profound effect on one of the men. Cast credit: Bruno Gerussi, Albert Salmi, David Gardner, John Vernon, Louis Zorich, George Sperdakos, Chris Wiggins.

May 26, 1959 - "The Merry Widow," by Franz Lehar, this English version by Christopher Hassall. It's the last Folio feature for the season. The story concerns the efforts of the Pontevedrian embassy to prevent a wealthy young widow from marrying a foreigner and removing her fortune from her own country, thereby impoverishing it. The cast includes Helena Scott, David Atkinson and Louis Zorich. The telecast is staged by David Adams with members of the National Ballet Company of Canada.

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