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: John Slater

with a story of his own.


Storyteller: John Slater
Presented by: Douglas Moodie

: Fabian of Scotland Yard: The Jade Blade

[Starring] Bruce Seton in a further showing of the film The Jade Blade


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
(to 16.00)


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

: Children's Television

Toytown: How the Wireless Came to Toytown
Television Puppet Theatre presents..
Another play by S. G. Hulme Beaman.
Settings by Andrew Brownfoot from illustrations by S. G. Hulme Beaman

Children's Film Magazine
Showing recent items of interest and news events.

The Lost Tribe of Motilon
Ross Salmon continues to describe his adventures in South America in search of the Motilon Indians. He shows film and objects collected during the expedition.

(to 18.00)


Writer/illustrations (Toytown): S. G. Hulme Beaman
Voices (Toytown): Madi Hedd
Voices (Toytown): Peter Hawkins
Voices (Toytown): Noel Coleman
Voices (Toytown): Roy Skelton
Puppeteers (Toytown): Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteers (Toytown): Molly Gibson
Puppeteers (Toytown): Elizabeth Thorndike
Puppeteers (Toytown): Bob Bura
Puppeteers (Toytown): John Hardwick
Puppets/producer (Toytown): Gordon Murray
Settings (Toytown): Andrew Brownfoot
Presenter (The Lost Tribe of Motilon): Ross Salmon

: Highlight

People, events, comments of today.
Introduced by Cliff Michelmore.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore

: Ask Pickles

Wilfred and Mabel Pickles visit the people of Nottingham and invite them to ask for the things they would like you to see on your television screen.


Presenter: Wilfred Pickles
Presenter: Mabel Pickles
Orchestra directed by: Eric Robinson
Special investigator: Pauline Forrester
Special investigator: Larry Forrester
Producer: Harry Carlisle

: Zoo Quest for a Dragon: 5: Bali

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


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

: David Copperfield: Episode 6

by Charles Dickens.
Adapted in thirteen weekly instalments by Vincent Tilsley.

In which David begins a legal career "in a lazy nook near St. Paul's Churchyard" where he meets a young lady and falls into captivity. And in which his "Good Angel" questions the choice of his "Guiding Star".


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
Richard Babley ('Mr Dick'): Richard Goolden
Mr Francis Spenlow: Andre van Gyseghem
Mr Jorkins: Geoffrey Tyrrell
Mrs Crupp: Vi Stevens
Thomas Traddles: Bernard Cribbins
Mr Gulpidge: Graham Crowden
Mr Wilkins Micawber: Hilton Edwards
Mrs Emma Micawber: Olga Lindo
James Steerforth: Anthony Tancred
Agnes Wickfield: Mary Watson
Miss Lavinia Spenlow: Joan Hickson
Miss Clarissa Spenlow: Nora Nicholson
Miss Dora Spenlow: Sheila Shand Gibbs

: Presenting Edna Savage

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


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

: Press Conference

People who make the news face questions from people who write the news.


Presented by: F. R. Elwell

: I Married Joan: Recipe

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


Joan Stevens: Joan Davis

: The Weekend Ahead

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

: News

: This Book is News: 3: The Life of 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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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

Through the listings, you will also be able to use the Genome search function to find thousands of radio and TV programmes that are already available to view or listen to on the BBC website.

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