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: Bransby Williams: Memories out of the Hat

(A BBC telerecording)


Actor: Bransby Williams
Presented by: Kenneth Milne-Buckley

: Fabian of Scotland Yard: April Fool

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


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...

Trains of All Ages
Trevor Hill is your guide at the Railway Museum, York.

5.30 The Dragon Embellishment
A play by Antony Brown.
Adapted for television from the story by Ernest Bramah.

(to 18.00)


Presenter (Trains of All Ages): Trevor Hill
Producer (Trains of All Ages): Ray Lakeland
Adapter (The Dragon Embellishment): Antony Brown
Author (The Dragon Embellishment): Ernest Bramah
Producer (The Dragon Embellishment): Rex Tucker
Wong T'sin, a potter: Philip Ray
Fa Fai, his daughter: Rosemary Miller
Wei Chang, a young workman: Hugh David
Fang: Gerald C. Lawson
Workman: Frank Atkinson
Workman: Reginald Barratt
Tong Yu, a rich merchant: Philip Stainton

: News; Sports News; Highlight; Weather

Introduced by Cliff Michelmore.


Presenter (Highlight): Cliff Michelmore

: I Married Joan

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


Joan Stevens: Joan Davis

: A-Z: F

Alan Melville takes you from A-Z through the world of entertainment.
The programme based on the A.B.C. of Show Business by Wolf Mankowitz.
This week's letter: 'F'
Items include: Morton Fraser's Harmonica Gang, Tony Fayne and David Evans,
"Flotsam" (B.C. Hilliam) with a few musical notes, Moyra Fraser star of intimate revue and the famous theatrical personality Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies.
Robert Farnon conducts his own compositions and provides the music for a Finale with choreography by Irving Davies.


Presenter: Alan Melville
Author (A.B.C. of Show Business): Wolf Mankowitz
Harmonicists: Morton Fraser's Harmonica Gang
Comedian: Tony Fayne
Comedian: David Evans
Singer: "Flotsam" (B.C. Hilliam)
Dancer: Moyra Fraser
Performer: Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies
Conductor: Robert Farnon
Choreography: Irving Davies
Orchestra directed by: Eric Robinson
Research: W. Macqueen-Pope
Research: Peter Noble
Compiled by: Ken Smith
Producer: Bryan Sears

: Travellers' Tales: Overland to Singapore

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


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

: David Copperfield: Episode 13

by Charles Dickens.
Adapted in thirteen weekly instalments by Vincent Tilsley.
Filmed inserts throughout the serial were by the BBC Film Sequence Unit, edited by Eddie Wallstab.

In which the emigrants sail; and in which David goes abroad to forget his grief, and on his return is blind no longer and at last sees where his future happiness lies. As friends reunite, Agnes, Betsey, Traddles, 'Mr. Dick', and Peggotty look forward to the "merriest Christmas we have ever known"


Author: Charles Dickens
Adapter: Vincent Tilsley
Director: Stuart Burge
Film editor: Eddie Wallstab
Wardrobe supervision: Elizabeth Agombar
Make-up supervised by: Tommy Manderson
Designer: Stephen Bundy
Producer: Douglas Allen
David Copperfield: Robert Hardy
Agnes Wickfield: Mary Watson
Thomas Traddles: Bernard Cribbins
Miss Betsey Trotwood: Sonia Dresdel
Mr Wilkins Micawber: Hilton Edwards
Mrs Emma Micawber: Olga Lindo
Daniel Peggotty: George Woodbridge
Little Emily: Dorothy Gordon
Mrs Gummidge: Mabel Constanduros
A sailor: George Murcell
A French lady: Ann Heffernan
Alfonse: Champion Goldendays Galliard Rose Of St. Lucia
Mr Wickfield: George Skillan
Richard Babley: Richard Goolden
Clara Peggotty: Edna Morris
Mr Bellstruther: Peter Copley
Mrs Sophy Traddles: Barbara Bolton
A blind beggar: Charles Wade

: Home Town: Pontypridd - Gateway to the Valleys

BBC Television Outside Broadcast cameras visit one of the oldest industrial townships of South Wales.
Introduced by Alun Williams.


Presenter: Alun Williams
Research: J. C. Griffith-Jones
Producer: Selwyn Roderick

: Buried Treasure: 16: Carnac

Glyn Daniel discusses the mysterious stone rows and tombs of Carnac in Brittany, which make it one of the most spectacular prehistoric sites in Europe.


Presenter: Glyn Daniel
Film cameraman: Leonard Newson
Film editor: James Colina
Devised and produced by: Paul Johnstone

: News

: Newsreel

Followed by Weather and Close Down

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