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Belita

Belita

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Broadcast

First broadcast: Fri 23 Jan 1953

Actor, Skater

Roy Plomley's castaway is dancer and skater Belita.

Choices

George Gershwin

1.

George Gershwin

Rhapsody in Blue

Soloist: Oscar Levant Orchestra: Philadelphia Orchestra

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Bob Hope & Shirley Ross

2.

Bob Hope & Shirley Ross

Bob Hope & Shirley Ross - When We're Alone

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William Shakespeare

3.

William Shakespeare

Now I am alone. O, what a rogue (from Hamlet)

Artist: John Barrymore

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Noël Coward

4.

Noël Coward

I'll See You Again

Orchestra: André Kostelanetz Orchestra

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Peter Ustinov & Anthony Hopkins

5.

Peter Ustinov & Anthony Hopkins

Mock Mozart

Wally Fryer and his Perfect Tempo Orchestra

6.

Wally Fryer and his Perfect Tempo Orchestra

You Belong To Me

Jean Racine

7.

Jean Racine

Phèdre

Artist: Sarah Bernhardt

Elliot Lewis

8.

Elliot Lewis

Manhattan Tower

Artist: Beverly Mahr, Gordon Jenkins and his Orchestra

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Encyclopaedia

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