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: Greenwich Time Signal; John Slater

with a story of his own.
(A BBC telerecording)


Writer/Storyteller: John Slater
Presented by: Douglas Moodie

: Fabian of Scotland Yard: Robbery in the Museum

[Starring] Bruce Seton in a further showing of the film Robbery in the Museum


Inspector Robert Fabian: Bruce Seton

: Watch with Mother: The Woodentops

For the Very Young
Stories about a family of wooden dolls who live on a farm.
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
(A BBC Television Film)
(to 16.00)


Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Voices: Eileen Browne
Voices: Josefina Ray
Voices: Peter Hawkins
Script and music: Maria Bird

: Children's Television

Sandy Sandford and Jacko: At the Station

Behind the Scenes
Another programme that tells you all about films, including excerpts- from "Richard III", "The Black Knight" and award-winning film "The Red Balloon".
and "Shane"
Meet one of the most famous horses in British films.
Compiled and introduced by Jess Yates.

The Gordon Honour: 3: The Red Indian Candlestick
The further adventures of a candlestick.
Written and produced by Shaun Sutton.
(A BBC telerecording of the broadcast on February 10)


Puppeteer: Sandy Sandford
Compiled by/Presenter (Behind the Scenes): Jess Yates
Presented by (Behind the Scenes): Vere Lorrimer
Writer/producer (The Gordon Honour): Shaun Sutton
Fights arranged by (The Gordon Honour): Peter Diamond
Lord Freddie Gordon/Sir Joshua Gordon: Bruce Gordon
Admiral the Duke of Tyburne: Paul Whitsun-Jones
Sir James Fitzwilliam: Colin Douglas
Ronald Fitzwilliam/Seth Fitzwilliam: Barry Letts
Poppy/Virginia: Penelope Bartley
Chief Sitting Bull: Peter Bull
Grey Hawk: Shaw Taylor
Running Deer: Patrick Carter
White Eagle: John Drake
Night Wolf: Peter Macarte
Swift Arrow: Paddy Ward
Red Fox: Peter Diamond
Matt: Garth Adams
Jed: Nigel Arkwright

: Tele-Newyddion

Detholiad o ffilmiau o ddigwyddiadau yng Nghymru yn ystod yr wythosau a aeth heibio
(Television Welsh News)

(Wenvoe, Holme Moss, and Sutton Coldfield only)
(to 18.20)

: Highlight

People, events, comments of today introduced by Geoffrey Johnson Smith.


Presenter: Geoffrey Johnson Smith

: A-Z

Alan Melville takes you from A-Z through the world of entertainment and some of its more unusual aspects.
The programme based on the ABC of Show Business by Wolf Mankowitz.
This week's letter: 'B'
Personalities in the studio this evening include: Hermione Baddeley, Brenda de Banzie, Stanley Baker
The Boulting Brothers: Two of Britain's foremost film makers
A team of Buskers from a London theatre queue
Representing Ballet
This week's special guest: Alicia Markova
The music of Irving Berlin
With choreography by Paddy Stone
(Stanley Baker appears by arrangement with the Rank Organisation)


Presenter: Alan Melville
Based on the ABC of Show Business by: Wolf Mankowitz
Performer: Hermione Baddeley
Performer: Brenda de Banzie
Performer: Stanley Baker
Guests: The Boulting Brothers
Dancer: Alicia Markova
Choreography: Paddy Stone
Orchestra directed by: George Clouston
Research: W. MacQueen-Pope
Research: Peter Noble
Research: Ken Smith
Producer: Bryan Sears

: Zoo Quest for a Dragon: 4: Bali

David Attenborough describes his recent adventures travelling through the islands of Indonesia in search of rare and interesting animals.
See facing page


Presenter/Narrator: David Attenborough
Filmed by: Charles Lagus
Editor: Victor Stocker
Director: Nancy Thomas

: David Copperfield: Episode 5

by Charles Dickens
Adapted for television in thirteen weekly instalments by Vincent Tilsley

In which David, now a young man, takes his leave of Canterbury and sets out to visit some old friends, arriving at Yarmouth in time to witness a joyful and remarkable event.


Author: Charles Dickens
Adapted by: Vincent Tilsley
Director: Stuart Burge
Designer: Stephen Bundy
Producer: Douglas Allen
Miss Betsey Trotwood: Sonia Dresdel
David Copperfield: Robert Hardy
Mr. Wickfield: George Skillan
Agnes Wickfield: Mary Watson
Richard Babley ('Mr. Dick'): Richard Goolden
Uriah Heep: Maxwell Shaw
Littimer: John Vere
James Steerforth: Anthony Tancred
Rosa Dartle: Jill Balcon
Mrs. Steerforth: Mary Hinton
Daniel Peggotty: George Woodbridge
Ham Peggotty: Andrew Downie
Mrs. Gummidge: Mabel Constanduros
Little Emily: Dorothy Gordon
Clara Peggotty: Edna Morris
Mr. Barkis: Meadows White

: Presenting Edna Savage

Accompanied by The Hindley-Taylor Six and The Dominant Seven.
Directed by Norman George featuring a guest star.
From the BBC's North of England television studios


Singer: Edna Savage
Singers: The Hindley-Taylor Six
Musicians: The Dominant Seven
Directed by: Norman George
Dance routine by: Peter Darrell
Presented by: Frederick Knapman

: Buried Treasure: 14: Tara

Recent excavations have shown that Ireland's most famous site is many centuries older than was previously believed. Professor Sean O'Riordain and Professor Stuart Piggott tell Glyn Daniel the story of the excavations.


Expert: Sean O'Riordain
Expert: Stuart Piggott
Presenter: Glyn Daniel
Film cameraman: Charles Parnell
Film editor: Eddie Wallstab
Devised and produced by: Paul Johnstone

: I Married Joan: Ballet

[Starring] Joan Davis in the film series I Married Joan
A second showing of Ballet


Joan Stevens: Joan Davis

: The Weekend Ahead

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

: This Book is News: 2: The Bible before Jesus

Bernard Miles presents some fresh and unusual versions of the Bible in a series of programmes.
Followed by The Weather and Close Down


Presenter: Bernard Miles
Production: Ayton Whitaker

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