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Theatre play
A Basinful of the Briny: Another Spot of Fun Beside the Sea by Leslie Sands (1921-2001) [more information]
Date of transmission
Tuesday 1 January 1980
Time
3.00-4.00pm (58 mins)
Series
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Presents; Schools; Touch of Venus; Choice of Coward
Channel
ITV
Production company
Associated-Rediffusion (1955-1964); BBC; Films for the Humanities & Sciences; Blue Angel Films
Theatre company
Frinton Summer Theatre: Under Thirty Theatre Group

Credits

Director
Rodney Diak
Producer
Paul Kafno
Director of Outside Broadcast
Arnold Diamond
Presented for Television by
Geoffrey L’Cise
Arranged for Television by
Sydney [or Sidney] Tafler
Producer in Charge
A. Kahan
Producer of Outside Broadcast
Alfie Kahn
Television Presentation by
Leslee Udwin
Television Production by
Michael O’Beirne
Stage Producer
Jean Packe
Theatre Producer
Stephen Jack
Presented for the stage by
Danny La Rue
Theatre Director
Vera Haal
Adapted for the Stage by
Wilfred Eades
Theatre Company Manager
Julian d’Albie
Stage Manager
Charles Lloyd Pack
Director of Photography
Margaret Diamond
Film Cameraman
Jerry Greben
Photography
Michael O’Beirne
Lighting Designer
John Grieve
Lighting Director
Hector Abbas
Lighting
Keith Grieve
Camera Supervisor
Anna Gymer
Senior Cameraman
Donovan Ubadell
Cameraman
Greta Gynt
Visual Effects Designer
David Eadie
Videoanimation
Andrew Sachs
Animation
George Tabori (1914-2007)
Playwright
Jim O’Brady
Script by
Victor Francen
Screenplay by
Mario Francelli
Writer
George Tabori (1914-2007)
Writer
Kristoffer Tabori
Writer
Sydney [or Sidney] Tafler
Devised by
Stephen Jack
Adapted for Television by
Geoffrey Quaife
Adaptor of Script
Harry Rabinowitz
Original Play by
Stuart Nichol
Original Book by
Dario Niccodemi
Book by
Norman Hudis
Original Story by
Beverley Nicholas
Verse
Daphne Abbot
Linking Dialogue by
John Abbass
Linking Dialogue by
Daphne Abbot
Additional Dialogue by
Ronald Radd
Additional Scenes by
Raff
Translator
Hector Abbas (into French)
Translator
John Abbass (from Japanese)
Composer
Peter Hoar (lovely tunes)
Music
Charles Wade
Music Adapted by
Wilfred Eades
Songs by
Stanley Jack
Lyrics
Andrew Sachs
Additional Music and Lyrics
Basil Radford
Musical Arrangements by
Rosemary Eadie
Orchestrations by
Sylva Nadolny
Musical Direction
Ronald Radd
Associate Musical Director
Charles Hubbard
Musical Associate
Harry Rabinowitz
Musical Supervisor
Basil Radford
Conductor
Charles Lloyd Pack
Director of Orchestra
Otto Diamant
Orchestra Directed by
Alvys [or Alvis] Maben
Orchestra Led by
P. Nabarro
Chorus Directed by
Geoffrey Hibbert
Choral Settings by
Bertram Trafford
Choir Directed by
Susan Tracy
Singers Directed by
Stephen Jack
Vocal Arrangements by
Rosemary Eadie
Musician
Audrey Maas (flute)
Musician
Alvys [or Alvis] Maben (flute)
Musical Accompaniment
David Eadie
Singer
Stanley Jack
Pianist
Torlogh O’Boyle
Drum Player
Margaret Diamond
Designer
Stanley Jack
Sets / Settings
Eduardo Ugarte
Set Designer
Leslee Udwin
Decor
Rosalind Iden
Art Director
Jaron Yaltan
Scenic Effects by
Alexis France
Scenic Artist
Mary Rea
Television Design Associate
Donovan Ubadell
Properties Buyer
Wilfred Hyde-White
Design Operatives Supervisor
Rosalind Iden
Interval Drawings by
Harry Wagstaff Gribble (1896-1981)
Drawings by
Margaret Diamond
Artist
Y. Yanai
Graphic Design
Danny Green
Costume Designer
Oliver Packer
Costumes
Jim O’Brady
Costume Supervisor
Torlogh O’Boyle
Costume Maker
Michael O’Beirne
Wardrobe
Geoffrey Quaife
Wardrobe Supervisor
Jennifer Quarmby
Masks by
John Cabot
Make-up Designer
Alexander Xavier
Make-up Supervisor
Antonius Xenakis
Make-up Artist
Robin Sachs
Make-up
Leonard Sachs
Sound
Nat Jackley
Sound Supervisor
Ronald Ibbs
Dubbing Mixer
Brenda de Banzie
Sound Effects
Xander Haagen
Radiophonic Effects
Anne Hyde
Editor
Kay de Beer
Film Editor
Anthony Green
Videotape Editor
Leonard Sachs
Montage Sequences by
Sebastian Cabot
Assistant Editor
Andrew Smith
Special Effects
A. Kahan
Choreographer
Philippa Hiatt
Dances Arranged by
Henrik Ibsen (1828-1906)
Répétiteur
Anthony Rea
Dancer
Ronald Ibbs
Movement
Patrick Waddington
Movement
Peter Waddington
Fight Arranger
Kathleen Grace
Wrestling Arranged by
John Quarmby
Introduced by
Tom Griddle
Presenter
Carl Lacey
Narrator
Micheál Mac Liammóir (1899-1978)
Commentator
Andy Ho
Commentary Written by
Charles Hickman
Advisor
Henzie Raeburn (on the text)
Consultant
Jean Packe
Research by
Charles Rea
Prologue by
Charles Hyatt
Epilogue by
James Grabbe
Casting Advisor
Kim Tracy
Dialect Coach
Nat Jackley
Education Officer
Aldo de Benedetti (1892-1970)
Technical Manager
Marjorie Gabain
Technical Operations Manager
Carl Lacey
Technical Operations Director
Christopher Gable
Technical Co-ordinator
Geoffrey L’Cise
Technical Advisor
Danny La Rue
Technical Supervisor
Alan Gabriel
Technical Director
Max Faber
Production Unit Manager
Mario Francelli
Assistant Floor Manager
Anne D’Alton
Production Assistant
Kay de Beer
Production Manager
Alexis France
Vision Supervisor
Wilfred Eades
Vision Mixer
Robin Sachs
Programme Budget Assistant
Victor Francen
Studio Production Resources Manager
Xander Haagen
Secretary
Michael Yannis
Producer’s Secretary
Brenda de Banzie
Assistant to the Director
Marjorie Zeidler
Assistant to the Producer
George Zenios
Story Editor
Oliver Packer
Script Editor
Jaron Yaltan
Script Manager
Y. Yanai
Production Associate
Aldo de Benedetti (1892-1970)
Assistant Producer
Louis d’Alton
Associate Producer
Walter Hudd
Associate Director
Zoe Zephyr
Managing Director
Michael Caborn
Supervising Producer
Vera Haal
Executive Producer
June Grace
Cast
John CabotG-man (hello)
Julian d’AlbieProtagonist (a very good note)
Mark FabianRadio Announcer
Xander Haagen

Additional details

Origination
Live from theatre
Vision original
Monochrome
Later transmissions
Repeated on 16 January 1981.
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Play tags
comedy; farce
Programme context tags
schools television programming; higher education programming; further education programming; children’s television; outside broadcast

Audiovisual sources

Title
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Archive
Alexandra Palace Television Society [more information]
Email

apts@apts.org.uk

Website

http://www.apts.org.uk/archive.htm

Access

The Society’s archive holdings are available for consultation for anyone researching the history of British television. A charge is imposed for some services.

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Print sources

Title
100 television stage plays: [1] 1930-1939 (Blog article)
Author/creator
John Wyver (Author)
Reference
http://screenplaystv.wordpress.com/2011/08/22/100-television-stage-plays-1-1930-1939, published 22 August 2011
Title
100 television stage plays: [3] ITV, 1955-1964 (Blog article)
Author/creator
John Wyver (Author)
Reference
http://screenplaystv.wordpress.com/2011/08/28/100-television-stage-plays-3-itv-1955-1963, published 28 August 2011
Title
1914 Era Play Still Vivid (Newspaper review)
Reference
The Times, 6 March 1963, p. 13
Title
1956 Rehearsal For TV Production of Madame Louise [image] (Website: image)
Reference
https://www.argentaimages.com/image/view/q/Rios/id/EDS1346285086KSZVMA/name/1956+Rehearsal+For+TV+Production+of+%22Madame+Louise (27 September 2013)
Title
A Better Medium for Fantasy: Bridie in a New Light (Newspaper review)
Reference
The Manchester Guardian, 8 August 1956, p. 3
Title
Study of Scotiish Fishing Life: Guilty Together (Newspaper review)
Reference
The Times, 19 August 1959, p. 12

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