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Children's Television presents...


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The Bumblies
with Michael Bentine in a return visit from outer space in a series of filmed adventures.

5.10 Charges and Sparks
J. Yarwood shows Robert Gladwell some experiments with electric charges and sparks.

5.30 The Gordon Honour: 6: The Diving-Bell Candlestick
Written and produced by Shaun Sutton.
The further adventures of a candlestick.


Prof. Michael Bentine/Voices of the Bumblies (The Bumblies): Michael Bentine
Scientist (Charges and Sparks): J. Yarwood
Presenter (Charges and Sparks): Robert Gladwell
Writer/Producer (The Gordon Honour): Shaun Sutton
Fights arranged by (The Gordon Honour): Peter Diamond
Costume supervision (The Gordon Honour): Ena Nickalls
Underwater effects (The Gordon Honour): Jack Kine
Underwater effects (The Gordon Honour): Bernard Wilkie
Film Cameraman (The Gordon Honour): David Prosser
Lord Freddie Gordon/Lord George Gordon: Bruce Gordon
Admiral the Duke of Tyburne/Vice-Admiral the Duke of Tyburne: Paul Whitsun-Jones
Sir James Fitzwilliam: Colin Douglas
Ronald Fitzwilliam/Major Fitzwilliam: Barry Letts
Poppy: Penelope Bartley
General Poinceau: Michael Kent
The ex-Emperor Napoleon: Charles Lloyd Pack
MacOstrich: John Rae
Lieutenant Sopping: Dennis Ramsden
Servant: Peter Diamond
Police Sergeant: Garth Adams

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Children's Television presents...

BBC Television, 7 December 1956 17.00

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