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Children's Television


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Children's Television Club
Wilfred Pickles and Mabel invite you to join them at the Children's Television Club meeting in Manchester.
Among those present are:
The Senior Scout Class Winner of the 1956 All-England Soapbox Derby
Jean Fenton, Brenda Whelan and Enid Salmon (six hands at one piano)
Conker and
Spot the Celebrity
A quiz devised by Phoebe Snow.
From the BBC's North of England television studios

Kidnapped: 1: The House of Shaws
by Robert Louis Stevenson.
Adapted and produced by Joy Harington as a serial in six parts.
Dramatised by Kenneth Anderson.
Period 1752
(Willoughby Gray appears by permission of Sapphire Productions, Ltd.)
See page 8

Sunday at Six: The Best Book in the World
The Rev. Paul Morton-George continues the story of the making of the Bible
William Caxton was printing books in England in 1476, but twenty years earlier the Bible had already been printed in Germany.
(The extract from the film 'The Story of Printing' is shown by arrangement with the Central Office of Information)

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Presenter (Children's Television Club): Wilfred Pickles
Pianist (Children's Television Club): Jean Fenton
Pianist (Children's Television Club): Brenda Whelan
Pianist (Children's Television Club): Enid Salmon
Quiz devised by (Children's Television Club: Spot the Celebrity): Phoebe Snow
Programme arranged and produced by (Children's Television Club): Trevor Hill
Author (Kidnapped): Robert Louis Stevenson
Adapter/producer (Kidnapped): Joy Harington
Dramatised by (Kidnapped): Kenneth Anderson
Designer (Kidnapped): Lawrence Broadhouse
Film sequences: - Cameraman (Kidnapped): Peter Sargent
Film sequences: Editor (Kidnapped): Ron de Mattos
The Rev Colin Campbell, minister of Essendean: Duncan McIntyre
David Balfour: Leo Maguire
Ebenezer Balfour: John Laurie
Ransome, a cabin boy: Ian Thompson
Landlord of 'The Hawes Inn': John Dunbar
Captain Hoseason: Willoughby Gray
Mr Riach: Kenneth Watson
Mr Shuan: Colin Douglas
First sailor: Patrick Milner
Second sailor: Kenneth Warren
Presenter (Sunday at Six): The Rev. Paul-Morton George

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