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: John Slater

with a story of his own.


Storyteller: John Slater
Presented by: Douglas Moodie

: Fabian of Scotland Yard: The Masterpiece

[Starring] Bruce Seton in the film The Masterpiece


Inspector Robert Fabian: Bruce Seton

: Watch with Mother: The Woodentops

Stories about a family of wooden dolls who live on a farm.
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings


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

: Children's Television presents...

Sandy Sandford with Jacko: More Monkey Business

5.10 Seeing is Believing: 1: Talking the Air
The first of a new series of science programmes.
W. F. Millard shows Robert Gladwell things the air can do.

5.25 The Gordon Honour: 4: The Twins' Candlestick
Written and produced by Shaun Sutton.
The further adventures of a candlestick.

(to 18.00)


Ventriloquist: Sandy Sandford
Scientist (Seeing is Believing): W. F. Millard
Presenter (Seeing is Believing): Robert Gladwell
Writer/producer (The Gordon Honour): Shaun Sutton
Fights arranged by (The Gordon Honour): Peter Diamond
Lord Freddie Gordon/Lord 'Beau'/Lord Clarence Gordon: Bruce Gordon
Admiral the Duke of Tyburne/Commodore the Duke of Tyburne: Paul Whitsun-Jones
Sir James Fitzwilliam/Black Jack Fitzwilliam: Colin Douglas
Ronald Fitzwilliam/Sir Lucius Fitzwilliam: Barry Letts
Poppy: Penelope Bartley
Dodge: Raymond Rollett
Sambo: Sandy Allen
Signor Sharpelli: Dennis Ramsden
Tom: Nigel Arkwright
Dick: Peter Diamond
Other parts played by: Paddy Ward
Other parts played by: Garth Adams
Other parts played by: Vincent Hitchcock

: Highlight

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


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore

: A-Z: C

Alan Melville takes you from A-Z through the world of entertainment and some of its more unusual aspects.
The programme based on the A.B.C. of Show Business by Wolf Mankowitz.
This week's letter 'C'
is represented by Alma Cogan and Petula Clark with hit songs of yesterday and today.
Britain's famous violinist, Campoli
The language of the hands demonstrated by Chin Yu
A glimpse of Circus life with some of the clowns from The Bertram Mills Circus and on a flying visit from the film studios
Ian Carmichael
The music of Hoagy Carmichael


Presenter: Alan Melville
Based on the A.B.C. of Show Business by: Wolf Mankowitz
Singer: Alma Cogan
Singer: Petula Clark
Violinist: Campoli
Mime: Chin Yu
Performer: Ian Carmichael
Choreography: Irving Davies
Orchestra directed by: Eric Robinson
Research: W. MacQueen-Pope
Research: Peter Noble
Research: Ken Smith
Producer: Bryan Sears

: Zoo Quest for a Dragon: 6: Dragons of Komodo

David Attenborough describes the last stage of his journey 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 7

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

In which fortune smiles upon David and Dora who enjoy "an unsubstantial, happy, foolish time'; upon Uriah Heep, who goes up in the world; but not upon the folk at Yarmouth, who sustain two tragic losses.


Author: Charles Dickens
Adapted by: Vincent Tilsley
Director: Stuart Burge
Designer: Stephen Bundy
Producer: Douglas Allen
David Copperfield: Robert Hardy
Mrs Crupp: Vi Stevens
Thomas Traddles: Bernard Cribbins
Miss Dora Spenlow: Sheila Shand Gibbs
Miss Clarissa Spenlow: Nora Nicholson
Miss Lavinia Spenlow: Joan Hickson
Housemaid: Rosalie Westwater
Jip: Champion Golden Days Penn Rose Of St. Lucia
Agnes Wickfield: Mary Watson
Uriah Heep: Maxwell Shaw
Daniel Peggotty: George Woodbridge
Ham Peggotty: Andrew Downie
Clara Peggotty: Edna Morris
Mrs Gummidge: Mabel Constanduros
Mr Barkis: Meadows White

: Presenting Edna Savage

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


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

: Lord Mayor's Banquet

The Prime Minister the Rt. Hon. Sir Anthony Eden K.G., M.C., M.P., replies to the toast of 'Her Majesty's Ministers' proposed by the Rt. Hon. the Lord Mayor of London at the traditional banquet in Guildhall, City of London.


Speaker: The Rt. Hon. Sir Anthony Eden K.G., M.C., M.P.

: A Question of Science

You are invited to ask A Question of Science.
A panel of scientists in the studio give their answers with experiments, demonstrations, and films.


Presented by: James McCloy

: The Day Ahead

: News

: This Book is News: 4: The World Goes Round

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.

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