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: Greenwich Time Signal; Bransby Williams: Memories Out of the Hat

(A BBC telerecording)


Actor: Bransby Williams
Presented by: Kenneth Milne-Buckley

: Fabian of Scotland Yard: The Sixth Dagger

[Starring] Bruce Seton in another 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: Portrait of the Mayor
Another play by S.G. Hulme Beaman.
Puppets by Gordon Murray and settings by Andrew Brownfoot from illustrations by S.G. Hulme Beaman
(A BBC telerecording)

5.20 Music Time

5.40 The Lost Tribe of Motilon
Ross Salmon, showing film and objects collected during his expedition to South America, takes the final 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

: Greenwich Time Signal; News; Sports News; Highlight; Weather

Introduced by Geoffrey Johnson Smith.


Presenter (Highlight): Geoffrey Johnson Smith

: Ask Pickles

Wilfred and Mabel Pickles visit the people of Brighton and invite them to ask for the things they would like you to see on your television screen.
From Butlin's Ocean Hotel, Saltdean, Brighton.


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

: School for Girls

Sherborne, Dorset
BBC Television Outside Broadcast cameras pay their first visit to a Girls' Public School.
Introduced by Hywel Davies.


Presenter: Hywel Davies
Film cameraman: George Shears
Film editor: Bob Higgins
Producer: Nicholas Crocker

: David Copperfield: Episode 12

by Charles Dickens
Adapted in thirteen weekly instalments by Vincent Tilsley

In which Mr. Micawber decides upon a "final act of reparation" - in short, the undoing of Uriah Heep. And in which he invites his friends down to Canterbury to "witness an explosion."


Author: Charles Dickens
Adapted by: Vincent Tilsley
Director: Stuart Burge
Designer: Stephen Bundy
Producer: Douglas Allen
Dora: Sheila Shand Gibbs
David Copperfield: Robert Hardy
Jip: Champion Goldendays Penn Rose of St. Lucia
Miss Betsey Trotwood: Sonia Dresdel
Thomas Traddles: Bernard Cribbins
Mr. Wilkins Micawber: Hilton Edwards
A constable: Raymond Adamson
Richard Babley: Richard Goolden
Mr. Wickfield: George Skillan
Uriah Heep: Maxwell Shaw
Mrs. Heep: Gretchen Franklin
Agnes Wickfield: Mary Watson
A doctor: Kevin Stoney

: Travellers' Tales: Overland to Singapore: 2: Across Pakistan and India

The story of the 18,000-mile journey made by the Oxford and Cambridge Far Eastern Expedition.


Film cameraman: A. C. Barrington Brown
Film editor: Victor Stocker
Producer: David Attenborough

: Caring for Carole's Car

Bill Hartley shows Carole Carr how to mothball her car for the next three months.
From the BBC's Midland television studio


Mechanic: Bill Hartley
Presenter: Carole Carr
Producer: David Martin

: Press Conference

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


Presented by: F. R. Elwell

: The Open Window

A musical version of the short story by Saki
English Opera Group Orchestra
(Leader, Olive Zorian)
Conducted by Lionel Salter

(June Bronhill appears by permission of Sadler's Wells Trust, Ltd.)
See page 6


Author: Saki [H.H. Munro]
Libretto: Sidney Gilliat
Music: Malcolm Arnold
Musicians: English Opera Group Orchestra
Orchestra leader: Olive Zorian
Orchestra conducted by: Lionel Salter
Designer: Richard Wilmot
Producer: George R. Foa
The maid: Ethel Lyon
Mr. Nuttel: John Carolan
Vera, a young girl: June Bronhill
Mrs Sappleton, Vera's aunt Alice: Flora Nielsen
Edward, Mr. Sappleton: Niven Miller
Jack, Mrs. Sappleton's brother: David Oddie

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