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: Topper Takes a Trip

Hal Roach's comedy film sequel to 'Topper'.
Starring Roland Young, Constance Bennett, Billie Burke and Alan Mowbray
(to 16.35)


Screenplay: Jack Jeyne
Screenplay: Eddie Moran
Screenplay: Corey Ford
From the novel by: Thorne Smith
Director: Norman Z. MacLeod
Producer: Hal Roach
Mr Topper: Roland Young
Marion Kerby: Constance Bennett
Mrs Topper: Billie Burke
Wilkins: Alan Mowbray

: Children's Television

Midsummer Eve: 2 - What happened to Jackanape's present
Gladys Young tells another story about Miss Pussy from 'The Enormous Apple Pie' by Diana Ross.

Billy Bean and his Funny Machine
(Programme devised by Chuck Luchsinger and presented by arrangement with Monty Bailey-Watson)

Flowers and Trees
Judith Willmore talks about ways of recognising and drawing flowers and trees. Today she talks about flowers.

(to 17.35)


Storyteller (Midsummer Eve): Gladys Young
Writer (Midsummer Eve): Diana Ross
Script (Billy Bean and his Funny Machine): Lisa Lincoln
Puppetry (Billy Bean and his Funny Machine): Jane Tyson
Voices (Billy Bean and his Funny Machine): Dick Vosburgh
Voices (Billy Bean and his Funny Machine): Gaylord Cavallaro
Drawings (Billy Bean and his Funny Machine): Reginald Jeffryes
Sets and puppets made by (Billy Bean and his Funny Machine): John Wright
Producer (Billy Bean and his Funny Machine): Vivian Milroy
Programme devised by (Billy Bean and his Funny Machine): Chuck Luchsinger
Presenter (Flowers and Trees): Judith Willmore

: Chan Canasta

gives another demonstration of psycho-magic to an audience of well-known personalities.


Magician: Chan Canasta
Presented by: Bill Ward

: World Without End

A film made for Unesco by Basil Wright and Paul Rotha in Thailand and Mexico.
Music by Elisabeth Lutyens played by the Boyd Neel Orchestra conducted by John Hollingsworth.
Words by Rex Warner, spoken by Michael Gough.
This film tells what the United Nations and its agencies are doing for ordinary people in two lands, 10.000 miles apart.
Tonight's transmission coincides with the film's presentation at the Edinburgh Film Festival.


Film-maker: Basil Wright
Film-maker: Paul Rotha
Music: Elisabeth Lutyens
[Music] played by: The Boyd Neel Orchestra
[Orchestra] conducted by: John Hollingsworth
Script: Rex Warner
Narrator: Michael Gough
Consultant: Richie Calder

: Excerpts from "The Two Bouquets"

A musical play by Eleanor Farjeon and Herbert Farjeon.
Introduced by Brian Johnson.

The action takes place in a conservatory and garden in Mr. Gill's house at Twickenham during and after a ball.
A special performance before an invited audience at the Piccadilly Theatre, London.
(By arrangement with Anthony Vivian)
See 'Television Diary' on page 15


Author: Eleanor Farjeon
Author: Herbert Farjeon
Director: Willard Stoker
Music arranged by: Ernest Irving
Musical Director: Herbert Menges
Presented for television by: Barrie Edgar
Presenter: Brian Johnson
Kate Gill: Sara Gregory
Laura Rivers, her cousin: Sonia Williams
Mrs. Gill: Rose Hill
Mr. Gill: Derek Oldham
Edward Gill: Hugh Paddick
Amelia, a parlourmaid: Tina Horniman
James, a butler: Geoffrey Underwood
Albert Porter (in love with Laura): Denis Martin
Julian Bromley (in love with Kate): Andrew Downie
Lavinia Waters: Betty Wood
Flora Grantley: Jean Carrol
Bella Manchester: Ruth Goring
Patty Moss (secretly married to Edward): Daphne Anderson
George, an actor: Bernard Keefe
Other parts played by: Cyril Crook
Other parts played by: Mary Hill
Other parts played by: Mike Morgan
Other parts played by: Lisa Maverling
Other parts played by: Silvia Beamish
Other parts played by: Francis Edwards
Other parts played by: Robert Ross
Other parts played by: Judith Shergold
Other parts played by: Valerie Hayward
Other parts played by: Alan Dudley
Other parts played by: Edward Markellie
Other parts played by: Leighton Camden
Other parts played by: Catherine Hutchinson

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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.

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