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: Mainly for Women: Keeping Fit

Eileen Fowler
First of a new weekly series of exercises to music.
From the BBC's Midland television studio
A pamphlet giving notes of these exercises (price 9d.) and a folder for Women's Television Notes (price is. 9d.) may be obtained, post free, from BBC Publications [address removed] (Crossed postal order, please-not stamps.)


Exerciser: Eileen Fowler
Arranged by: Ann Shead
Presented by: Desmond O'Leary

: Amos 'n' Andy: Kingfish's Last Friend

[Starring] Amos 'n' Andy in the film Kingfish's Last Friend

: 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...: David Copperfield: Episode 1

by Charles Dickens.
Adapted for television in thirteen weekly instalments by Vincent Tilsley.
The play opens in Mrs. Copperfield's house at Blunderstone in Suffolk or "thereby, as they say in Scotland" and moves to "Mr. Peggotty's delightful house", high and dry on the seashore near Yarmouth.


Author: Charles Dickens
Adapter: Vincent Tilsley
Director: Stuart Burge
Producer: Douglas Allen
David Copperfield: Leonard Cracknell
David's mother: Diana Fairfax
Clara Peggotty: Edna Morris
Mr. Edward Murdstone: William Devlin
Mr Barkis: Meadows White
Daniel Peggotty: George Woodbridge
Ham Peggotty: Andrew Downie
Mrs Gummidge: Mabel Constanduros
Little Emily: Patricia Roots

: Children's Television: Bill Hitchcock Returns

[Starring] Bill Hitchcock


Actor: Bill Hitchcock
Producer: Kevin Sheldon

: Children's Television: The Bumblies

with Michael Bentine who pay a return visit from outer space in a series of filmed adventures.


Prof. Michael Bentine/Voices of the Bumblies: Michael Bentine

: 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: G

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 "G"
Items include:
From France:
The music of Stephane Grappelly and his Trio
From India:
The dancer Ram Gopal
From America:
The recorded voice of Hermione Gingold
From South Africa:
The musical comedy star Zoe Gail
From the United Kingdom:
Actor and composer Hubert Gregg
Author Richard Gordon
and this week's special guest Joyce Grenfell
The music of George Gershwin with choreography by Beryl Kaye


Presenter: Alan Melville
Author (A.B.C. of Show Business): Wolf Mankowitz
Musicians (From France): Stephane Grappelly and his Trio
Dancer (From India): Ram Gopal
Singer (From America): Hermione Gingold
Performer (From South Africa): Zoe Gail
Performer (From United Kingdom): Hubert Gregg
Guest (From the United Kingdom): Richard Gordon
Comedienne: Joyce Grenfell
Choreography: Beryl Kaye
Orchestra director: Eric Robinson
Designer: Stephen Taylor
Research: W. Macqueen-Pope
Research: Peter Noble
Compiled by: Ken Smith
Director: G. B. Lupino
Producer: Bryan Sears

: Travellers' Tales: The Choco Indians of Colombia

Per Host, a Norwegian explorer, shows another of the films he has taken in the remoter parts of the world.


Presenter/filmmaker: Per Host
Presented by: David Attenborough

: Vanity Fair: Episode 2

by William Makepeace Thackeray.
Adapted for television in six weekly instalments by Constance Cox and Ian Dallas.
[Starring] Joyce Redman and Alan Badel
The action takes place at Queen's Crawley, Sir Pitt Crawley's country seat in Hampshire; Mr. Osborne's house, Russell Square; the Stock Exchange, London; and Miss Crawley's house in Park Lane. Time, 1814


Author: William Makepeace Thackeray
Adapter: Constance Cox
Adapter: Ian Dallas
Producer: Campbell Logan
Designer: Stephen Bundy
Becky Sharp: Joyce Redman
Sir Pitt Crawley: Lloyd Pearson
Pitt Crawley: Lockwood West
Rawdon Crawley: Alan Badel
Horrocks, Sir Pitt's butler: Alban Blakelock
Osborne Senior: Henry Oscar
George Osborne: David Peel
Miss Crawley: Marda Vanne
Miss Briggs: Barbara Leake
Waiter at Stock Exchange: Norman Scace
Mrs John Sedley: Marian Spencer
John Sedley: Graham Stuart
Captain Dobbin: Derek Blomfield
Amelia Sedley: Petra Davies
Bowls, Miss Crawley's butler: Peter Morny
Gentlemen at Stock Exchange: Charles Maunsell
Gentlemen at Stock Exchange: Graham Leaman
Gentlemen at Stock Exchange: Geoffrey Bellman
Other parts played by: Terry Baker
Other parts played by: Alexander Beaumont
Other parts played by: John Bown
Other parts played by: Reginald Jessup
Other parts played by: Roger Ostime

: Sounding Brass and Voices

Music-making in the Northern style with Doris Gambell (soprano), Rossendale Male Voice Choir
Conductor, Fred Tomlinson
C.W.S. (Manchester) Band
Conductor, Alex Mortimer
Programme introduced by Philip Robinson.
From the BBC's North of England studios


Soprano: Doris Gambell
Singers: Rossendale Male Voice Choir
Conductor: Fred Tomlinson
Musicians: C.W.S. (Manchester) Band
Conductor: Alex Mortimer
Presenter: Philip Robinson
Presented by: Ray Lakeland

: A Question of Science

You are invited to ask A Question of Science.
Distinguished scientists give their answers with experiments, demonstrations, and films.
Introduced by Stephen Black.


Presenter: Stephen Black
Film sequences: Norman Macqueen
Producer: James McCloy

: News

: Popie

W. Macqueen-Pope tells some pantomime stories.


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

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