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Vanity Fair


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A novel without a hero by WILLIAM MAKEPEACE THACKERAY and 10: The End of the Puppet Show
In which some of our puppets visit the little ducal town of Pumpernickel, where schinken. braten and kartoffeln are consumed in great quantities and in which our two heroines find their different booths in Vanity Fair before the Manager of our Performance, the Puppet Master, reluctantly - Ah Vanitas, Vanitatum - shuts up the box and his puppets. with young Georgy
Signature tune composed by MICHAEL STEER
Technical assistance to the puppets of Vanity Fair was graciously given by JOCK FARRELL, PENNY LEICESTER and ENYD CLOWES Directed by DAVID SPENSER
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Unknown: William Makepeace
Composed By: Michael Steer
Unknown: Jock Farrell,
Unknown: Penny Leicester
Unknown: Enyd Clowes
Directed By: David Spenser
Becky: With Sarah Badel
Amelia: Petra Markham
Joseph Sedley: Timothy West
William Dobbin: Sean Barrett
Thackeray: Alec McCewen
Croupier: Philip Sully
Major Loder: Tim Bentinck
Rook: Roger Hammond
the older: Adam Godley

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

Through the listings, you will also be able to use the Genome search function to find thousands of radio and TV programmes that are already available to view or listen to on the BBC website.

There are more than 5 million programme listings in Genome. This is a historical record of the planned output and the BBC services of any given time. It should be viewed in this context and with the understanding that it reflects the attitudes and standards of its time - not those of today.

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