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: Night Was Our Friend

by Michael Pertwee.
[Starring] Hugh Burden, Jill Bennett and Maurice Colbourne
(A BBC telerecording of the broadcast on August 7, which was produced by Reginald Tate)


Writer: Michael Pertwee
Dr. Glanville: Maurice Colbourne
Sally Raynor: Jill Bennett
Martin Raynor: Hugh Burden
Dr. John Harper: Michael Ashwin
Kate: Christine Lindsay
Emily Raynor: Beatrix Thomson
Cooper: John Stone
Winter: Arthur Dallas
Landlord: Bartlett Mullins
Turn: Arthur Lovegrove

: The Adventures of Annabel: 5: Fair Exchange

by Anthony Steven.
(A BBC telerecording of last Saturday's broadcast)


Writer: Anthony Steven

: Children's Television

All Your Own
A programme by children from all over Great Britain.
Introduced by Huw Wheldon.

Children of the New Forest: 4 - Hunted
by Captain Marryat.
Adapted by Tom Twigge.
After Jacob Armitage's death the children support themselves in the forest cottage. "Farmer" Humphrey digs a pitfall to catch a wild bull, but instead traps Pablo, a young gypsy who comes to live with them. Edward, still restless, narrowly escapes death at the hands of a villainous forester, Ned Corbould.
(Previously televised on April 26, 1955)

(to 18.00)


Presenter (All Your Own): Huw Wheldon
Music directed by (All Your Own): Griff Lewis
Editor (All Your Own): Joanne Symons
Producer (All Your Own): Desmond O'Donovan
Author (Children of the New Forest): Captain Marryat
Adapted by (Children of the New Forest): Tom Twigge
Producer (Children of the New Forest): Douglas Hurn
Edward Beverley: Alan Edwards
Alice Beverley: Shirley Cooklin
Humphrey Beverley: Anthony Valentine
Edith Beverley: Gillian Gale
Pablo: Alaric Cotter
Mr. Heatherstone: Ralph Nossek
Oswald: John Abineri
Ratcliffe: Roy Henderson
Clara Ratcliffe: Sheila Eves
Groom: Victor Platt
Ben: Wolfe Morris
Lambert: Michael Hart

: 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: 6: Trouble for Company

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 Cape Town and London. Time, the present


Adapter: Anthony Steven
Author: Charles Franklin
Producer: Chloe Gibson
Designer: Lawrence Broadhouse
Annabel: Elizabeth Allan
Nyassa Gordon: Margaret Tyzack
Alan Teniers: Paul Eddington
Max Barrington: Richard Caldicot
Barman: Dennis Handby
Dulcie Soames: Margaret Johns
Hotel Porter: Frank Singuineau
Robert Hayward: Hugh Sinclair
Sergeant Murray: Norman Pierce
Stewardess: Rosemary Frankau
Other parts played by: John Bremen
Other parts played by: Winifred Hill
Other parts played by: Eleanor Jack
Other parts played by: Gwen Jones
Other parts played by: Edna McKenzie
Other parts played by: Patricia Mort

: Home James

[Starring] Jimmy James
with Joan Turner, Rawicz and Landauer, John Hanson, Thora Hird, Bretton Woods,
Herbert Smith, The Hindley-Taylor Singers and the BBC Northern Variety Orchestra
Directed by Alyn Ainsworth.
See page 6


Singers: The Hindley-Taylor Singers
Musicians: The BBC Northern Variety Orchestra
[Orchestra] directed by: Alyn Ainsworth
Scriptwriter: Cass James
Scriptwriter: Frank Roscoe
Dance direction: Shelagh Elliot-Clark
Musical arrangements: Alan Roper
Musical arrangements: Alyn Ainsworth
Designer: Charles Lawrence
Producer: Ronnie Taylor
Comedian: Jimmy James
Comedienne: Joan Turner
Pianists: Rawicz and Landauer
[Actor]: John Hanson
[Actress]: Thora Hird
Comedian: Bretton Woods
[Actor]: Herbert Smith

: Movie Museum

A film series based on the early beginnings of the cinema.
This week's edition features "A Girl and her Trust", a D. W. Griffith production - in which incidentally the great director himself played a small part.

: Sports Special

Today's Sport on your Screen Tonight
BBC Outside Broadcast cameras 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: Antony Jay

Blog post that mentions this programme:

Our World: Satellite of Love 23 June 2017

: Saturday-Night Out

Come with Robert Beatty "The Man with the Mike" to the Charladies' Ball (organised by the Daily Mirror) at the Savoy Hotel, London.
This week's programme presented by Alan Chivers


Presenter: Robert Beatty
Editor: Peter Webber
Editor: Derek Burrell-Davis
Presented by: Alan Chivers

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