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: The Smokey Club

A magazine for dog owners introduced by Dorian Williams.
Happy Shows Off; Pick of the Post-Bag; Pick of the Strays; Smokey's Christmas Party
Viewers who have interesting stories to tell about their dogs are invited to send them to: The Smokey Club, [address removed]


Presenter: Dorian Williams
Editor: Stanley Dangerfield
Producer: James Buchan

: The Adventures of Annabel: 1: The Hundred Million Francs

A series of television plays written by Anthony Steven.
Based on stories by Charles Franklin.
[Starring] Elizabeth Allan and Hugh Sinclair

The action takes place in London and the South of France. Time, the present
(A BBC telerecording of the broadcast on December 10. The second play in the series will be presented at 8.0 tonight)


Writer: Anthony Steven
Based on stories by: Charles Franklin
Producer: Chloe Gibson
Annabel: Elizabeth Allan
Robert Hayward: Hugh Sinclair

: Afternoon Sport: Water Polo - South Wales v. Cheshire

BBC Outside Broadcast units visit Newport, Mon. and Wimbledon.
From the Maindee Baths, Newport.


Commentator: Peter West
Presented by: Selwyn Roderick

: Afternoon Sport: Badminton - English Invitation Tournament

Part of the closing stages in this premier national championship, organised by the Badminton Association of England.
From the Wimbledon Squash and Badminton Club.


Commentator: Max Robertson
Presented by: Robin Scott

: Amos 'n' Andy: Arabia

Andy is inveigled by Kingfish into booking for a luxury cruise but discovers that he has signed on for hard work instead.

: Children's Television

with Phil Tate and his Orchestra.
(Phil Tate and his Orchestra appear by permission of Hammersmith Palais, Ltd.)

The Appleyards: 7
by Mary Campden.

(to 18.00)


Musicians (Jack-in-the-Box): Phil Tate and his Orchestra
Producer (Jack-in-the-Box): John Hunter Blair
Writer (The Appleyards): Mary Campden
Producer (The Appleyards): Kevin Sheldon
Mrs. Appleyard: Constance Fraser
Mr. Appleyard: Douglas Muir
John Appleyard: David Edwards
Margaret Appleyard: Carole Olver
Tommy Appleyard: Derek Rowe
Sally Wheeler: Julie Webb
Hazel Foster: Barbara Brown
Ronnie Grant: Robert Dickens

: Greenwich Time Signal; News; The Weather and Today's Sport

Presenting stop-press news and some of today's big sporting moments on film.

: In Town Tonight

Interesting people who are In Town Tonight interviewed by John Ellison.
(Simultaneous broadcast with the London, Midland, North, and West of England Home Services)


Interviewer: John Ellison
Special Effects: Douglas Mair
Assistant Producer: Joyce Bullen
Editor/Producer: Peter Duncan

: The Adventures of Annabel: 2: Say it with Music

A series of television plays written by Anthony Steven.
Based on stories by Charles Franklin.
[Starring] Elizabeth Allan and Hugh Sinclair

The action takes place in various parts of London.
Time, the present.


Writer: Anthony Steven
Based on stories by: Charles Franklin
Producer: Chloe Gibson
Designer: Lawrence Broadhouse
Film Cameraman: Ken Higgins
Annabel: Elizabeth Allan
Landlord: Charles Saynor
Mr. Horatio Quick: John Schlesinger
Neb: Alfred Burke
Alfle: Maurice Bannister
Stratton: Bernard Archard
Mrs. Wigg: Kathleen Williams
Nyassa Gordon: Margaret Tyzack
Messenger Boy: John Ormond
Willy: Ronald Clarke
Conductor of orchestra: Tom McCall
Robert Hayward: Hugh Sinclair
Sergeant Murray: Norman Pierce
Mr. Hailsham: Philip Garston-Jones
Parsons: Edward Brooks
Matthews: James Roughead
Police Constable: Brian Moorehead
Police Constable: Lauderdale Beckett
Police Constable: Bryan Kendrick
Other parts played by: Madge Brindley
Other parts played by: John Curie
Other parts played by: Howell Davies
Other parts played by: Jean Rennie
Other parts played by: John Scott
Other parts played by: Marguerite Stone
Other parts played by: Sheila Stones

: The Charlie Chester Show

from The Television Theatre
with Charlie Chester, Lowe and Ladd, Edna Fryer, Eric Carnell-Grier, Lisbeth Lennon, Marian Miller, Noberti, The Larenty Troupe, John Cartier, Leila and Valerie Wolsten-Croft, The Leslie Roberts Girls, The George Mitchell Singers.

(Charlie Chester and Lowe and Ladd are appearing in "Jack and Jill" at the Empire Theatre, Sheffield; Noberti is appearing in "White Horse Inn on Ice" at the Hippodrome, Birmingham)
C. Gordon Glover writes on page 9


Comedian/Presenter/Script: Charlie Chester
Comedians: Lowe and Ladd
[Actress]: Edna Fryer
[Actor]: Eric Carnell-Grier
Singer: Lisbeth Lennon
Singer: Marian Miller
Performer: John Cartier
Performer: Leila Wolsten-Croft
Performer: Valerie Wolsten-Croft
Dancers: The Leslie Roberts Girls
Singers: The George Mitchell Singers
Orchestra under the direction of: George Clouston
Designer: John Cooper
Script: Bernard Botting
Script: Charlie Hart
Producer: Albert Stevenson

: Saturday-Night Out

Come with Robert Beatty "The Man with the Mike".
See things happen!
When they happen!
Where they happen!


Presenter: Robert Beatty
Editor: Derek Burrell-Davis
Editor: Peter Webber
This week's programme presented by: Alan Chivers

: Sports Special

Today's sport on your screen tonight.
Outside Broadcast and Sportsview Unit film cameras bring you a nation-wide coverage of today's sporting highlights.
Introduced by Kenneth Wolstenholme.


Presenter: Kenneth Wolstenholme
Editor: Paul Fox
Director: Alan Rees

: Report from Rockall

On September 18, H.M.S. Vidal took possession of the remote and storm-swept Atlantic island of Rockall in the name of Her Majesty the Queen.
James Fisher was one of the party of four that made the landing by helicopter. In this programme he talks about the annexation and also discusses the scientific results of the expedition from the point of view of a naturalist.
With film illustrations.
From the BBC's West of England television studio.
See page 6


Reporter: James Fisher
Producer: Tony Soper

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