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: John Slater

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


Storyteller: John Slater
Presented by: Douglas Moodie

: Fabian of Scotland Yard: Deadly Pocket Handkerchief

[Starring] Bruce Seton in a film from this series.


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 presents...

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

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

5.40 The Lost Tribe of Motilon
Ross Salmon, after being driven out of the Motilon mountains, makes another attempt to reach the lost tribe. Ross tells you of this adventure and shows film taken by his cameraman, Eric Keen.

(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
Cameraman (The Lost Tribe of Motilon): Eric Keen

: Highlight

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


Presenter: Geoffrey Johnson Smith

: Ask Pickles

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


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

: David Copperfield: Episode 10

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

In which Yarmouth is the scene of a terrible storm, the rending and up-heaving of all nature, which brings about the death of two old friends. And in which Mr. Peggotty's dream comes true.


Author: Charles Dickens
Adapted by: Vincent Tilsley
Director: Stuart Burge
Designer: Stephen Bundy
Producer: Douglas Allen
David Copperfield: Robert Hardy
A fat page: Glyn Dearman
Daniel Peggotty: George Woodbridge
Housemaid: Meriel Hunn
Mrs. Steerforth: Mary Hinton
Rosa Dartle: Gwendoline Watford
Passenger in coach: John Dunbar
Ham Peggotty: Andrew Downie
Mrs. Gummidge: Mabel Constanduros
Clara Peggotty: Edna Morris
Sailor: Laidlaw Dalling
James Steerforth: Anthony Tancred
Littimer: John Vere
Little Emily: Dorothy Gordon

: Presenting Carole Carr

with Johnny Franz at the piano.


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

: 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.

: Asian Club

Men and women from Asian countries put questions to A. L. Goodhart K.B.E., Q.C., Master of University College, Oxford on "Those Foreigners".
In the chair, Anil de Silva
A recording of this meeting of Asian Club will be broadcast in the regular weekly series in the Far Eastern and Eastern Services of the BBC.


Panellist: A. L. Goodhart K.B.E., Q.C.
Chairman: Anil de Silva
Producer: Philip Daly
Producer: Donald Baverstock

: The Kilt Is My Delight

A programme of Scottish songs and dances for St. Andrew's Night with Bobby MacLeod and his Scottish Dance Band.
Introduced by Peter Norwell.


Musicians: Bobby MacLeod and his Scottish Dance Band
Presenter: Peter Norwell
Designer: Jack Notman
Director: Alan Rees
Producer: Noble Wilson

: Popie

W. Macqueen-Pope bids farewell to the Theatres Royal at Birmingham and at Portsmouth.
Followed by The Weather and Close Down


Presenter: W. Macqueen-Pope
Presented by: Kenneth Milne-Buckley

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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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