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: Greenwich Time Signal; Jane Eyre: Part 5

by Charlotte Bronte
Adapted for television by Constance Cox and Ian Dallas
[Starring] Stanley Baker, Daphne Slater

(A BBC telerecording of the broadcast on March 23, 1956)


Author: Charlotte Bronte
Adapted by: Constance Cox
Adapted by: Ian Dallas
Producer: Campbell Logan
Jane Eyre: Daphne Slater
Shopwoman: Elsie Wagstaff
Diana Rivers: Iris Russell
Mary Rivers: Jennifer Wright
St. John Rivers: Eric Lander
Hannah: Phyllis Morris
Alice: Catherine Jupp
Grace Poole: Jane Henderson
The mad woman: Dorothy Black
Rochester: Stanley Baker
Mrs. Fairfax: Barbara Everest
Leah: Joyce Chancellor
John, the footman: Philip Howard

: House Magazine

BBC Television presents Edition Seven of its House Magazine.
Introduced by Alex Macintosh.
Giving news and features about BBC television, the 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


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

: Concert Hour

Andre Navarra (cello)
BBC Northern Orchestra
(Leader, Reginald Stead)
Conducted by Georges Tzipine
Overture: Le Carnaval Romain Berlioz
Prelude a l'apres-midi d'un faune Debussy
Cello Concerto in A minor....Schumann
Scherzo: L'Apprenti Sorcier......Dukas
Introduced by Sir Steuart Wilson.
From the BBC's North of England studios


Cellist: Andre Navarra
Musicians: BBC Northern Orchestra
[Orchestra] leader: Reginald Stead
[Orchestra] conducted by: Georges Tzipine
Presenter: Sir Steuart Wilson
Presented by: Philip Bate

: Introducing Canada

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

: The Brains Trust

The members this week are Flora Robson, Denis Mack Smith, Milton Shulman,
Claud Cockburn.
Question-Master, Malcolm Muggeridge

(Flora Robson is appearing in "The House by the Lake" at the Duke of York's Theatre, London)


Panellist: Flora Robson
Panellist: Denis Mack Smith
Panellist: Milton Shulman
Panellist: Claud Cockburn
Question-Master: Malcolm Muggeridge
Presented by: John Pearson

: Children's Television

Crofter Boy
A film in which you can see something of the happy and interesting life of Kenny, a farmer's son, in a remote corner of the Scottish Highlands.

Children's Television Club
Johnny Morris welcomes a group of young people to 'Children's Television Club' with pupils from Gillingham County Modern School.
Laurie Mason who introduces the new television quiz 'My Word' and Jack Kempster,
Douglas Horner, Norman Kendall.
From the BBC's West of England television studio

Sunday at Six
Bernard Miles invites you to 'Let's Go and See...' the Parish Church of Little Missenden, Buckinghamshire.
This film shows, among other things, the wonderful old wall-paintings in this little country church, which is well worth a visit.

(to 18.05)


Presenter (Children's Television Club): Johnny Morris
Presenter (My Word): Laurie Mason
Panellist (My Word): Jack Kempster
Panellist (My Word): Douglas Horner
Panellist (My Word): Norman Kendall
Devised by (Children's Television Club): Ronald Webster
Presented by (Children's Television Club): Peter Bale
Presenter (Sunday at Six): Bernard Miles

: Island Journey

A film reviewing the recent visit to the Western Isles of Her Majesty The Queen and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh.
(A BBC Television Film)

: Excerpts from Tom Arnold's Brighton Ice Show of 1956

From the Sports Stadium, Brighton.
Starring Jacqueline du Bief with Kurt Soenning, Glen and Colleen, Marion Davies, Bernie and Maggie Harris, George Miller, Bobby Howell and his London Orchestra.
A special performance before an invited audience.


Stage producer: Tom Arnold
Skater: Jacqueline du Bief
Skater: Kurt Soenning
Performers: Glen and Colleen
Skater: Marion Davies
Performers: Bernie and Maggie Harris
Skater: George Miller
Musicians: Bobby Howell and his Orchestra
Producer: Laurence Green
Choreography: Ron Taylor
Commentator: Alan Weeks
Presented for television by: William Cave

: Sunday-Night Theatre presents: Marching Song

by John Whiting
[Starring] Patrick Barr, Faith Brook, Ernest Thesiger, Stanley Maxted

The action of the play takes place in a house near a capital city in Europe.
(See facing page)


Author: John Whiting
Producer: Royston Morley
Designer: Roy Oxley
Harry Lancaster: Stanley Maxted
Dido Morgen: Miranda Connell
Father Anselm: Kevin Stoney
Matthew Sangosse: Michael Ashwin
Catherine de Troyes: Faith Brook
Rupert Forster: Patrick Barr
John Cadmus: Ernest Thesiger
Bruno Hurst: Dennis Edwards

: Music at Ten

Max Jaffa introduces guest star Alicia Markova with The Trio: Max Jaffa (violin), Reginald Kilbey (cello), Jack Byfield (piano), The Linden Singers.
Conductor, William Llewellyn

(Jack Byfield appears by permission of the Grand Hotel, Eastbourne)
(See facing page)


Presenter/Violinist: Max Jaffa
Dancer: Alicia Markova
Cellist: Reginald Kilbey
Pianist: Jack Byfield
Singers: The Linden Singers
Conductor: William Llewellyn
Producer: Christian Simpson

: Time for Prayers

Conducted by Tom Fleming.


Conductor: Tom Fleming

: News Summary

followed by The Weather and Close Down

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