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: Greenwich Time Signal; Jane Eyre: Part 1

by Charlotte Bronte.
Adapted for television in six weekly instalments by Constance Cox and Ian Dallas.
[Starring] Daphne Slater
(A BBC telerecording of the broadcast on February 24)


Author: Charlotte Bronte
Adapted by: Constance Cox
Adapted by: Ian Dallas
Producer: Campbell Logan
Jane Eyre: Daphne Slater
Bessie: Betty Romaine
Mrs. Reed: Marian Spencer
Mr. Brocklehurst: Willoughby Goddard
Helen Burns: Brenda Hogan
Miss Temple: Margot van Der Burgh
Miss Miller: Beatrice Kane
Mrs. Brocklehurst: Winifred Hill
Isabella Brocklehurst: Isobel Greig
Augusta Brocklehurst: Ann Zimmerman
Doctor: Maxwell Foster

: House Magazine

BBC Television presents Edition Five of its House Magazine introduced by Alex Macintosh.
Giving news and features about BBC television and people who make it - and the people it makes.
Programmes to come
Studio news and show talk
TV stars off-duty and a wide variety of other items of interest to viewers of all ages and tastes


Presenter: Alex Macintosh
Script, research, and lay-out: Pauline Forrester
Script, research, and lay-out: Larry Forrester
Producer: Josephine Douglas

: Concert Hour

Manoug Parikian (violin)
BBC Scottish Orchestra
(Leader, J. Mouland Begbie)
Conductor, Ian Whyte
Introduced by Ian Wallace.
From Broadcasting House, Glasgow.

Overture: Land of the Mountain and the Flood - Hamish MacCunn
Violin Concerto - Khachaturyan
Eightsome Reel - Ian Whyte


Violinist: Manoug Parikian
Musicians: BBC Scottish Orchestra
[Orchestra] leader: J. Mouland Begbie
[Orchestra] conductor: Ian Whyte
Presenter: Ian Wallace
Presented for television by: Noble Wilson

: Introducing Holland

A series of films, commissioned by NATO, presenting members of the Atlantic Community to each other.

: The Brains Trust

meets every Sunday afternoon to answer questions sent by viewers.
The members this week are Dr. J. Bronowski, Rebecca West, James Fisher, Denis Mack Smith.
Question-Master, Alan Melville
Questions should be addressed to: The Brains Trust, [address removed]


Panellist: Dr. J. Bronowski
Panellist: Rebecca West
Panellist: James Fisher
Panellist: Denis Mack Smith
Question-Master: Alan Melville
Producer: John Furness

: Children's Television

Children's Television Club
Humphrey Lestocq introduces Children's Television Club with Leonard Sharp, Jack Cox, The Hendon Grammar School Choir.

The Black Brigand: 8: Swords in the Sun
A television serial by J. Potter Brown based on a story by Alexandre Dumas.

Sunday at Six
The Rev. Austen Williams has a story to tell you.

(to 18.05)


Presenter (Children's Television Club): Humphrey Lestocq
Performer (Children's Television Club): Leonard Sharp
Guest (Children's Television Club): Jack Cox
Singers (Children's Television Club): The Hendon Grammar School Choir
Script (Children's Television Club): David Campton
Producer (Children's Television Club): Richard West
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
[Film Sequences] edited by (The Black Brigand): John Pullen
Designer (The Black Brigand): Richard Wilmot
Wardrobe under the supervision of (The Black Brigand): Joyce Hammond
Fights arranged by (The Black Brigand): Anthony Broughton
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
Donna Margarita: Hazel Bainbridge
Don Tillado: Dennis Edwards
Don Gramante: Robert Gillespie
Alchemist: Robert Mooney
Francis: Gary Raymond
Salvador: Philip Morant
Juan: Peter MacArte
Pedro Alan: Gore Lewis
Jaco: Gerald Blake
Cardinal: Jefferson Clifford
Officer: Seymour Green
Presenter (Sunday at Six): The Rev. Austen Williams

: Northern Showground

A round-up of stars and personalities who are appearing at leading holiday resorts in the North, in which Richard Murdoch introduces The Win-a-Holiday Quiz with Jimmy Leach at the organ.
Guest artists Lita Roza, Ken Dodd, The Chocolateers, Joe Lynch, Tutte Lemkow and Sara Luzita.
Vocal continuity by the Kordites and the Hindley-Taylor Singers
BBC Northern Variety Orchestra
Conducted by Alyn Ainsworth
From the Playhouse Theatre, Manchester.

(The Kordites are appearing at the Palladium, Edinburgh; Ken Dodd is in "Let's Have Fun" at the Central Pier, Blackpool; Lita Roza is in "Holiday Parade" at the Garrick Theatre, Southport)


Presenter (Win-a-Holiday Quiz): Richard Murdoch
Organist (Win-a-Holiday Quiz): Jimmy Leach
Singer: Lita Roza
Comedian: Ken Dodd
Performers: The Chocolateers
Comedian: Joe Lynch
Dancer/Choreography: Tutte Lemkow
Dancer: Sara Luzita
Singers: The Kordites
Singers: The Hindley-Taylor Singers
Dancers: Anatole Smirnoff
Dancers: Jean Mostyn
Dancers: Ken Tilsen
Dancers: Lorna Wood
Dancers: Stanley Fleet
Dancers: Shirley Rees
Musicians: BBC Northern Variety Orchestra
Conductor: Alyn Ainsworth
Musical Arrangements: Alan Roper
Director: Frederick Knapman
Producer: Ronnie Taylor

: Sunday-Night Theatre: The Cold Light

by Carl Zuckmayer.
Translated by Elizabeth Montagu.
Adapted by Judith Kerr.
[Starring] Marius Goring in the first English production of The Cold Light
The action takes place between the years 1939-1950, in England, the United States, and on the Atlantic.
See facing page


Author: Carl Zuckmayer
Translated by: Elizabeth Montagu
Adapted by: Judith Kerr
Producer: Rudolph Cartier
Designer: Stephen Bundy
A small boy: David Hannaford
First nanny: Hilda Fenemore
Second nanny: Ilona Ference
Crystof Wolters: Marius Goring
Hjoerdis Lundborg: Vera Fusek
Buschmann, alias 'Commissar Picrino': Anton Diffring
Landlady: Rose Howlett
Fnedlaender: Arnold Marie
Lacrosse, ship's doctor: Ewen Solon
Sir Elwin Ketterick: John Longden
Angus Fillebrown, his assistant: John van Eyssen
Nicholas Loewenschild: Martin Miller
Dorothy Fitch, his secretary: Noel Hood
Precious Fillebrown: Paddy Webster
Jean-Marie Merminod: Roger Delgado
Frederick Lee: Neville Crabbe
Roy, a test-pilot: John McCarthy
Tsebaya a Pueblo Indian woman: Angela Malik
Jurew: George Pravda
Thomas Northon, an M.I.5 official: John Robinson
Barmaid: Margaret Flint
A small girl: Jeannette Phillips

: Schumann Centenary

Moiseiwitsch plays Carnaval.
Introduced by Lionel Salter.
See facing page and page 7


Pianist: Moiseiwitsch
Presenter: Lionel Salter
Presented by: Christian Simpson

: International Motor Racing: Le Mans, 1956

A BBC television film of the International 24-hour motor race at Le Mans, which ended at 4 o'clock this afternoon.
Followed by News Summary

: The Epilogue: America's Way and Ours

The Rev. Fenton Morley introduces the Rev. David Hunter, who is on a visit from the U.S.A.


Presenter: The Rev. Fenton Morley
Guest: The Rev. David Hunter

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