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: Greenwich Time Signal; My Friend Charles: Episode 6

A Francis Durbridge serial in six episodes.
[Starring] Stephen Murray
(A BBC telerecording of the broadcast on April 14)


Writer: Francis Durbridge
Producer: Alan Bromly
Dr. Howard Latimer: Stephen Murray
Det.-Insp. Dane: John Arnatt
Robert Brady: Rupert Davies
Nurse Kay: Anne Ridler
Dr. George Kimber: Geoffrey Chater
Laura James: Gillian Raine
Geoffrey Windsor: Bryan Coleman
Ken Palmer: Francis Matthews
Charles Kaufmann: Marvin Kane

: Next Week's Calls

Artists from all branches of Show Business call in at the BBC's Birmingham Television Studio as they pass through the city on the way to their next engagement.
Introduced by Peter Haigh.
The Coventry Theatre Orchestra directed by William Pethers


Presenter: Peter Haigh
Musicians: The Coventry Theatre Orchestra
Orchestra directed by: William Pethers
Director: John McGonagle
Producer: Barrie Edgar

: Concert Hour

From the Adam Library, The Iveagh Bequest, Kenwood, London.
With the Harvey Phillips String Orchestra (Leader, Hugh Bean)
The Berlin Boys' Choir (Berliner Sangerknaben)
Programme introduced by Sidney Harrison.


Musicians: The Harvey Phillips String Orchestra
[Orchestra] leader: Hugh Bean
Singers: The Berlin Boys' Choir
Presenter: Sidney Harrison
Presented by: Philip Bate

: Tanganyika Today

A film which illustrates how this Territory is taking its place in the modern world.

: The Brains Trust

meets every Sunday afternoon to answer questions sent by viewers.
The members this week are Sir Ifor Evans, Margery Fry, V. S. Pritchett, Noel Annan.
Question-Master: Alan Melville
Questions should be addressed to: The Brains Trust, [address removed]


Panellist: Sir Ifor Evans
Panellist: Margery Fry
Panellist: V. S. Pritchett
Panellist: Noel Annan
Question-Master: Alan Melville
Producer: John Furness

: Children's Television

Rolf Harris with Willoughby

Children's International Newsreel

The Black Brigand: 5: The Gypsy Queen
A television serial by J. Potter Brown.
Based on a story by Alexandre Dumas.

Sunday at Six
The Rev. Chad Varah, who plans and writes some of the strip cartoons in your papers, introduces the artist Frank Hampson, creator of Dan Dare, with some of his drawings.

(to 18.05)


Entertainer: Rolf Harris
Adapter (The Black Brigand): J. Potter Brown
Author (The Black Brigand): Alexandre Dumas
Producer (The Black Brigand): Dorothea Brooking
Film sequences (The Black Brigand): David Prosser
Editor (The Black Brigand): John Pullen
Designer (The Black Brigand): Richard Wilmot
Karl: William Devlin
Fernando: Anthony Newlands
Don Rogano: Laidman Browne
Janella: Catherine Feller
Slago: John Woodnutt
Donna Fiora: Rosemary Dorken
Don Ramo: John Trevor
Don John: James Raglan
Alchemist: Robert Mooney
Yokel: Wilfred Brambell
Officer: Seymour Green
Jaco: Gerald Blake
Francis: Gary Raymond
Cardinal: Jefferson Clifford
[Actor]: Philip Morant
[Actor]: Peter Macarte
[Actor]: Alan Gore Lewis
Sergeant: Alan Curtis
1st Soldier: Anthony Broughton
[Actor]: Peter Grisewood
[Actor]: John Dunbar
[Actor]: Edward Jewesbury
Messenger: Edward Ballard
[Actor]: Ivor Kimmel
[Actor]: Neville Teede
[Actor]: Harry Lane
2nd Soldier: Brian Moorehead
3rd Soldier: Edward Higgins
[Actor]: John Hoskin
[Actor]: David Egli
[Actress]: Madge Brindley
[Actress]: Sally Travers
[Actor]: Christopher Hodge
Presenter (Sunday at Six): The Rev. Chad Varah
Artist (Sunday at Six): Frank Hampson

: Northern Showground

(See above and page 6)
(The Kordites are appearing at the Palladium Theatre, Edinburgh; The Two Earls in "Holiday Parade" at the Garrick Theatre, Southport)

Tonight at 7.45
A round-up of stars and personalities who are appearing at leading holiday resorts in the North of England.
Richard Murdoch introduces the 'Win a Holiday' Quiz, with Jimmy Leach at the organ.
Dick Hurran's 'Show Parade'
Scenes from his production of "Holiday Parade" at the Garrick Theatre, Southport presenting Halama and Konarski, The George Mitchell Singers, The Serenade Lovelies.
With guest artists The Radio Revellers, Carole Carr, George Martin, The Two Earls, Joe Lynch.
Vocal continuity by The Kordites and The Hindley Taylor Singers
The dancers: Tutte Lemkow, Sara Luxita, Anatole Smirnoff, Jean Mostyn, Ken Tilsen, Lorna Wood, Stanley Fleet, Shirley Rees.
BBC Northern Variety Orchestra, conducted by Alyn Ainsworth
From the Playhouse Theatre, Manchester.


Presenter (Win a Holiday Quiz): Richard Murdoch
Organist (Win a Holiday Quiz): Jimmy Leach
Production: Dick Hurran
Dancers: Halama and Konarski
Singers: The George Mitchell Singers
Performers: The Serenade Lovelies
Singers: The Radio Revellers
Singer: Carole Carr
Musician: George Martin
Acrobatics: The Two Earls
Comedian: Joe Lynch
Singers: The Kordites
Singers: The Hindley Taylor Singers
Dancer: Tutte Lemkow
Dancer: Sara Luxita
Dancer: Anatole Smirnoff
Dancer: Jean Mostyn
Dancer: Ken Tilsen
Dancer: Lorna Wood
Dancer: Stanley Fleet
Dancer: Shirley Rees
Choreography: Tutte Lemkow
Musicians: BBC Northern Variety Orchestra
Conductor: Alyn Ainsworth
Musical Arrangements: Alan Roper
Associate Producer: Frederick Knapman
Producer: Ronnie Taylor
Director: Derek Burrell-Davis

: Sunday-Night Theatre presents: Return to Tyassi

(See panel and facing page)

Play by Benn W. Levy.
[Starring] Constance Cummings, Robert Harris, Michael Gough
at 8.30

(Geoffrey Dunn is appearing in "Man Alive" at the Aldwych Theatre; Annette Kerr in "The House by the Lake" at the Duke of York's Theatre, London)


Author: Benn W. Levy
Producer: Harold Clayton
Designer: John Cooper
Susan Hubbard: Margaret Anderson
Gilbert Cotton: Robert Harris
Mrs. Grenfell: Una Venning
Martha Cotton: Constance Cummings
Christopher Green: Geoffrey Dunn
Francis Hubbard: Michael Gough
Ems: Annette Kerr

: Music at Ten: Contrasts

Robert Farnon and his Orchestra
The Danish State Radio Entertainment Choir
(Director, Svend Saaby)
Edmund Hockridge, Denys Palmer, Barbara Ferris, Pamela Miller, June Wood, Teddy Green, David Lusby, Alexander Morrow.
See facing page


Musicians: Robert Farnon and his Orchestra
Singers: The Danish State Radio Entertainment Choir
Choir director: Svend Saaby
Baritone: Edmund Hockridge
Dancer/Choreography: Denys Palmer
Singer: Barbara Ferris
Dancer: Pamela Miller
Dancer: June Wood
Dancer: Teddy Green
Dancer: David Lusby
Dancer: Alexander Morrow
Designer: Tony Abbott
Producer: Charles R. Rogers

: The Epilogue

Hugh Redwood, author, broadcaster, and Fleet Street journalist looks back over the years and talks about some of the people he has met.


Presenter: Hugh Redwood

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