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: Greenwich Time Signal; Indoor Sport

Brian Reece, Barbara Murray and Harriette Johns in an American comedy by Jack Perry.
The action takes place in the New York apartment of Gary and Sheila Madison
(A BBC telerecording of the broadcast on September 4, 1955)


Writer: Jack Perry
Producer: Douglas Allen
Sheila Madison: Barbara Murray
Maggie Closky: Bessie Love
Ellen Harridge: Harriette Johns
Gary Madison: Brian Reece
Chip Reegan: Alan Tilvern
Jefferson Connally III: Dan Cunningham

: Amos 'n' Andy: Piggy Bank

Sapphire's savings for a second honeymoon prove to be a great temptation to Kingfish.

: Children's Television: Whirligig

Introduced by Humphrey Lestocq and Mr. Turnip.
Box of Tricks with Geoffrey Robinson.
Musical Adventures with Henry Zeisel and his Orchestra.
May We Help?, Ltd.
by Desmond O'Donovan.
[Starring] Peter Hawkins
Rolf Harris with Willoughby
(to 18.00)


Presenter: Humphrey Lestocq (and Mr. Turnip)
Manipulation (Mr. Turnip): Joy Laurey
Voice (Mr. Turnip): Peter Hawkins
Script: Sheilah Ward
Magician (Box of Tricks): Geoffrey Robinson
Musicians (Musical Adventures): Henry Zeisel and his Orchestra
Writer (May We Help?, Ltd)/Producer: Desmond O'Donovan
[Actor] (May We Help?, Ltd): Peter Hawkins
Entertainer: Rolf Harris
Designer: Gordon Roland

: Greenwich Time Signal; News; The Weather; followed by 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
Edited and produced by: Peter Duncan

: The Adventures of Annabel: 5: Fair Exchange

A series of television plays written by Anthony Steven.
Original stories by Charles Franklin.
[Starring] Elizabeth Allan and Hugh Sinclair
The action takes place in London and Dublin.
Time, the present


Writer: Anthony Steven
Original stories by: Charles Franklin
Producer: Chloe Gibson
Designer: Lawrence Broadhouse
Film Cameraman: Ken Higgins
Annabel: Elizabeth Allan
Nyassa Gordon: Margaret Tyzack
Sean Redmond: Edward Mulhare
Robert Hayward: Hugh Sinclair
Sergeant Murray: Norman Pierce
Patrick O'Riordan: Terence O'Regan
Prince Azim Sabban: Bakshi Prem
The Princess: Mavis Villiers
Eddy Gesynger: Philip Vickers
Cianelli: Richard Shaw
Daniel Swift: Desmond Perry
Michael Conolly: Graham Ashley
Stewardess: Freda Falconer
Steward: Kenneth Midwood
Shelagh Redmond: Loretta Davett
Housekeeper: Joyce Chancellor
Other parts played by: Madge Brindley
Other parts played by: Jon Curie
Other parts played by: Howell Davies
Other parts played by: Gerard Hely
Other parts played by: Jean Rennie
Other parts played by: Gertan Klauber
Other parts played by: John Scott
Other parts played by: Marguerite Stone
Other parts played by: William Thomley
Other parts played by: Ralph Tovey

: The Dave King Show

with Yana, The Mackell Twins, Terry Hall, The Show Dancers.
(Dave King is appearing at the Chiswick Empire, London)


Comedian/Presenter/Additional material: Dave King
Singer: Yana
Dancers: The Mackell Twins
Ventriloquist: Terry Hall
Dancers: The Show Dancers
Singers: The George Mitchell Singers
Dance direction: Ernest Maxin
Orchestra conductor: Eric Robinson
Scriptwriter: S.C. Green
Scriptwriter: R.M. Hills
Designer: Audley Southcott
Producer: Ernest Maxin

: Saturday-Night Out

Come with Robert Beatty 'The Man with the Mike'.
See things happen!
When they happen!
Where they happen!
This week's programme from Scotland.


Presenter: Robert Beatty
Producer: James Buchan
Series editor: Derek Burrell-Davis
Series editor: Peter Webber

: Sports Special

Today's Sport on Your Screen Tonight.
Outside Broadcast and Sports-view 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

: Movie Museum

The first in a new series of films, which take the viewer back to the early days of the cinema.
Tonight's edition includes that famous pioneer of thrillers and adventure films, "The Great Train Robbery".


Presented by: Paul Killiam

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