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: Greenwich Time Signal; Modern Puppetry

Including Eric Bramall with Kasperl and Yorick, The Lanchester Marionettes, The Roel Puppets and introducing scenes from Michael Myerburg's puppet film of Humperdinck's fairy opera Hansel and Gretel.
Introduced by Sylvia Peters.

(Scenes from Hansel and Gretel televised by arrangement with R.K.O. Pictures)


Presenter: Sylvia Peters
Puppeteer: Eric Bramall
Director (Hansel and Gretel): Michael Myerburg
Arranged by: Max Hart
Producer: Timothy Brinton

: Book Bag

by Rosamund Waring.


Presenter: Rosamund Waring

: Back to the 20s

[Starring] Anne Rogers
(Anne Rogers is appearing in The Boy Friend at Wyndham's Theatre, London)


Performer: Anne Rogers
Presented by: Charles R. Rogers

: Watch with Mother: The Woodentops

For the Very Young
(A BBC television film)

: Film Time: Film Profile of Richard Burton

Interviewer, Peter Haigh
Programme includes:
Scenes from "The Last Days of Dolwyn", "The Robe", "Desert Rats", "My Cousin Rachel" and "The Rains of Ranchipur".
Studio interviews with cinema personalities introduced by Jack Bell.
(A BBC telerecording)
(Scenes from films televised by courtesy of British Lion Films and Twentieth Century-Fox, Ltd.; Richard Burton appears by permission of the Directors of the Old Vic Trust, Ltd.)


Interviewee: Richard Burton
Interviewer: Peter Haigh
Presenter: Jack Bell
Presented by: Alan Sleath

: 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

Can We Help You?
by Desmond O'Donovan.
[Starring] Peter Hawkins
with James Ottaway as Clibber, Raymond Rollett as Sly.

Rolf Harris with Willoughby

(Henry Zeisel and his Orchestra are appearing at the Casanova and Don Juan Clubs, London)


Presenter: Humphrey Lestocq
Magician (Box of Tricks): Geoffrey Robinson
Musicians (Musical Adventures): Henry Zeisel and his Orchestra
Writer (Can We Help You?)/producer: Desmond O'Donovan
Voice (Can We Help You?): Peter Hawkins
Clibber (Can We Help You?): James Ottaway
Sly (Can We Help You?): Raymond Rollett
Entertainer: Rolf Harris

: Tele-Newyddion

Detholiad o ffiilmiau o ddigwyddiadau yng nghymru yn yr wythnosau a aeth heibio
(Television Welsh News)
(Wenvoe, Holme Moss and Sutton Coldfield only)
(to 18.15)

: Highlight

Events, comments, people including Jacqueline Mackenzie.
Introduced by Geoffrey Johnson Smith.


Reporter: Jacqueline Mackenzie
Presenter: Geoffrey Johnson Smith

: The Burns and Allen Show: No Help Wanted

[Starring] George Burns and Gracie Allen


Himself: George Burns
Herself: Gracie Allen

: The Weekend Ahead

A preview of some of your programmes for tomorrow and Sunday.

: Forces' Requests

from Cyprus.
Josephine Douglas invites you to meet men and women of H.M. Forces serving overseas and to hear their musical requests for their friends and relations at home
Carole Carr introduces the programme starring guest artists with Tutte Lemkow,
Sara Luzita, The Northerners, Forces' Requests Orchestra (Leader, David McCallum) under the direction of George Clouston.
Host, Alexander Macintosh


Interviewer/producer: Josephine Douglas
Presenter/singer: Carole Carr
Dancer: Tutte Lemkow
Dancer: Sara Luzita
Performers: The Northerners
Musicians: Forces' Requests Orchestra
Orchestra leader: David McCallum
Orchestra under the direction of: George Clouston
Host: Alexander Macintosh
Dance direction: Tutte Lemkow
Cameraman: Alan Blowey
Editor: Paul Khan

: Jane Eyre: Part 4

by Charlotte Bronte.
Adapted for television by Constance Cox and Ian Dallas.
[Starring] Stanley Baker and Daphne Slater
(Stanley Baker appears by permission of British Lion Film Corporation, Ltd.)


Author: Charlotte Bronte
Adapter: Constance Cox
Adapter: Ian Dallas
Producer: Campbell Logan
Jane Eyre: Daphne Slater
Rochester: Stanley Baker

: Badminton: 1956 All England Championships Semi-Finals

From the Empress Hall, London.


Commentator: Max Robertson
Commentator: Harold Morland
Presented for television by: Robin Scott

: John Slater

with a story of his own.
(A BBC telerecording)
(John Slater is appearing in 'Dry Rot" at the Whitehall Theatre, London)


Storyteller: John Slater

: In the News

An unrehearsed discussion on topics of the week.
The Rt. Hon. J.S. Maclay, C.M.G., M.P., Lord Pakenham, Stephen McAdden, M.P.
The Rt. Hon. George Brown, M.P.
Chairman, Frank Byers


Panellist: The Rt. Hon. J.S. Maclay
Panellist: Lord Pakenham
Panellist: Stephen McAdden
Panellist: The Rt. Hon. George Brown
Chairman: Frank Byers
Presented by: David Hutchinson

: Music in View

David Franklin takes a look at your music programmes for the next fortnight.
Followed by The Weather; Close Down


Presenter: David Franklin

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