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: Mainly for Women presents: Keep Fit with Eileen Fowler

A weekly series of exercises to music.
From the BBC's Midland television studio

A pamphlet giving notes on these exercises (price 9d.) and a folder for Women's Television Notes (price 2s.) may be obtained, post free, from [address removed]


Exerciser: Eileen Fowler
Arranged by: Ann Shead
Presented by: Desmond O'Leary

: Fabian of Scotland Yard: The Vanishing Cat

[Starring] Bruce Seton in another film from this series.


Inspector Robert Fabian: Bruce Seton

: Children's Television: David Copperfield: Episode 12

by Charles Dickens.
Adapted for television in thirteen weekly instalments by Vincent Tilsley.
In which Mr. Micawber decides upon "a final act of reparation" - in short, the undoing of Uriah Heep. And in which he invites his friends down to Canterbury to "witness an explosion".
(A BBC telerecording of the broadcast on December 14, 1956)
(For Older Children)


Author: Charles Dickens
Adapter: Vincent Tilsley
Director: Stuart Burge
Designer: Stephen Bundy
Producer: Douglas Allen
Dora: Sheila Shand Gibbs
David Copperfield: Robert Hardy
Jip: Champion Golden Days Penn Rose Of St Lucia
Miss Betsey Trotwood: Sonia Dresdel
Thomas Traddles: Bernard Cribbins
Mr Wilkins Micawber: Hilton Edwards
A constable: Raymond Adamson
Richard Babley ('Mr Dick'): Richard Goolden
Mr Wickfield: George Skillan
Uriah Heep: Maxwell Shaw
Mrs Heep: Gretchen Franklin
Agnes Wickfield: Mary Watson
A doctor: Kevin Stoney

: Children's Television: Songs that Dickens Knew

sung by Marion Studholme.


Soprano: Marion Studholme

: Children's Television: Filmland

Jess Yates invites you to join him for news and views from the world of films and Off The Set, Come and Meet a Star.
See below


Presenter: Jess Yates
Presented by: Richard Evans

: The Weather

: Tonight

A topical programme.
Introduced by Cliff Michelmore.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore

: Beauty Box

where Patricia Lewis introduces a light-hearted entertainment with Eddie McDonald,
Joan Manning, Peter Cavanagh, Jack Train, The Blonde Toppers, Nat Temple and his Orchestra.


Presenter: Patricia Lewis
Singer: Eddie McDonald
Singer: Joan Manning
Impressionist: Peter Cavanagh
Comedian: Jack Train
Dancers: The Blonde Toppers
Musicians: Nat Temple and his Orchestra
Dance direction: Larry Gordon
Producer: Richard Afton

: I Married Joan

[Starring] Joan Davis in the film series I Married Joan


Joan Stevens: Joan Davis

: Up for the Cup

McDonald Hobley invites you Up for the Cup.
Third round: Southampton v. the winners of Cardiff City v. Birmingham City
with Leslie Welch "The Memory Man" and Robin Richmond at the electric organ.
Pendyrus Male Voice Choir
Conductor, Arthur Duggan
Guest star: Lucille Graham


Presenter: McDonald Hobley
The Memory Man: Leslie Welch
Organist: Robin Richmond
Singers: Pendyrus Male Voice Choir
Conductor: Arthur Duggan
Singer/guest star: Lucille Graham
Devised and written by: Dennis Yates
Presented by: Kenneth Milne-Buckley

: Badminton: 1957 All-England Championships

A visit to the Empire Pool, Wembley, to see some of the play during the semi-finals of this international tournament.


Commentator: Max Robertson
Commentator: Harold Morland
Presented for television by: Douglas Fleming

: Armand and Michaela Denis: On Safari

The fifth of a new series of eight programmes on animal life in Africa.


Presenter/filmmaker/presented by: Armand Denis
Presenter/filmmaker: Michaela Denis

: Be Your Own Boss: Regional Heat 2: Manchester

A nation-wide search for the person considered most suitable to receive £3,500 for investment in his or her career.
Twelve candidates have been selected to compete in three regional heats, from each of which two will pass to the final.
Introduced by Peter West.
Organised by the News Chronicle


Presenter: Peter West
Presented for television by: Charles Farmer

: Just a Little Cuckoo

Husbands are perhaps not at their best, nor are they in their most perceptive mood at the breakfast table, with the toast and the morning paper. A young wife, even if she is very pretty, might well be driven into taking the most extravagant methods of attracting attention to her brand new hat. And who is to blame if misunderstandings arise in consequence.
The action takes place in a mews cottage in Chelsea
Time, the present

At 10.15


Writer: Ann Alexander
Writer: Lore Cowan
Producer: Archie Campbell
Designer: Stephen Bundy
Jackie: Sheila Sweet
John: Michael Medwin
Roger: Nicholas Parsons
Prue: Jennifer White
Dr. Weekes: Joan Hickson
Prof. Rinderschmalz: Michael Hitchman

: News

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