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: Racing at Manchester

The second day of the November Meeting at Castle Irwell.

1.45 The Delamere Handicap over 2 miles

2.15 The Ellesmere Handicap over 6 furlongs

2.45 The Broughton Maiden Plate for 3-year-olds over 11/2 miles

Commentator, Peter O'Sullevan with Clive Graham at the parade ring.


Commentator: Peter O'Sullevan
Parade ring commentator: Clive Graham
Presented for television by: Ray Lakeland

: Fabian of Scotland Yard: The Hand of Terror

[Starring] Bruce Seton in the film The Hand of Terror


Inspector Robert Fabian: Bruce Seton

: Amos 'n' Andy: The Antique Shop

[Starring] Amos 'n' Andy in the film The Antique Shop

: 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 presents...

Toytown: The Great Toytown War
Another play by S.G. Hulme Beaman.
Settings by Andrew Brownfoot from illustrations by S. G. Hulme Beaman

5.20 Children's International Newsreel

5.40 The Lost Tribe of Motilon
Ross Salmon, showing film and objects collected during his expedition to South America, takes another stage on his journey to the Motilon Indians.

(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
Puppeteer (Toytown): Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer (Toytown): Molly Gibson
Puppeteer (Toytown): Elizabeth Thorndike
Puppeteer (Toytown): Bob Bura
Puppeteer (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 Bristol 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

: Adventure in Iceland

A film report of the 1956 Expedition of the British Schools Exploring Society.


Photographed and described by: A. A. Englander, F.R.P.S.
Editor: Edward Le Lorrain
Presented by: John Read

: David Copperfield: Episode 8

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

In which Mr. Peggotty embarks on "the beginning of a long journey", and in which Betsey Trotwood astonishes her nephew and with the help of Traddles and Mr. Dick determines to "meet reverses boldly".


Author: Charles Dickens
Adapted by: Vincent Tilsley
Director: Stuart Burge
Producer: Douglas Allen
Mrs. Steerforth: Mary Hinton
Rosa Dartle: Gwendoline Watford
Daniel Peggotty: George Woodbridge
David Copperfield: Robert Hardy
Miss Clarissa Spenlow: Nora Nicholson
Miss Lavinia Spenlow: Joan Hickson
Miss Dora Spenlow: Sheila Shand Gibbs
Jip: Champion Golden Days Penn Rose of St. Lucia
Mrs. Crupp: Vi Stevens
Richard Babley ('Mr. Dick'): Richard Goolden
Miss Betsey Trotwood: Sonia Dresdel
Mr. Francis Spenlow: Andre van Gyseghem
Thomas Traddles: Bernard Cribbins

: Presenting Carole Carr

with Johnny Franz at the piano.


Singer: Carole Carr
Pianist: Johnny Franz
Presented by: John Warrington

: Press Conference

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


Presented by: Donald Baverstock

: I Married Joan

[Starring] Joan Davis in the film series I Married Joan


Joan Stevens: Joan Davis

: The Weekend Ahead

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

: Movie Museum: The Heart of a Waif

A film made in 1915 about an orphan who is adopted by an elderly farmer and his wife. It contains the first brief screen appearance of Clare Boothe Luce.
Followed by The Weather and Close Down


Little Girl on the Fence: Clare Boothe Luce

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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.

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