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: Greenwich Time Signal; Mainly for Women: Keep Fit with Eileen Fowler

The second of a new weekly series of exercises to music.
From the BBC's Midland studio
A pamphlet giving notes of these exercises (price 9d.) and a folder for Women's Television Notes (price 1s 9d.) may be obtained, post free, from [address removed] (Crossed postal order, please-not stamps.)


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

: Fabian of Scotland Yard: The Lovers' Knot

[Starring] Bruce Seton in another 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
(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 2

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

In which David falls into disgrace with his new father who, having failed to break his "surly, rebellious spirit" sends him to school at Salem House to see what a little "whopping" can do.
(A BBC telerecording of the broadcast on October 5, 1956)


Author: Charles Dickens
Adapted by: Vincent Tilsley
Director: Stuart Burge
Producer: Douglas Allen
David Copperfield: Leonard Cracknell
Mr. Edward Murdstone: William Devlin
David's mother: Diana Fairfax
Miss Jane Murdstone: Dorothy Black
Clara Peggotty: Edna Morris
Mr. Barkis: Meadows White
A friendly waiter: Sam Kydd
Mr. Tungay: Wensley Pithey
Mr. Creakle: Willoughby Goddard
Thomas Traddles: Keith Davis
Topsawyer: David Tilley
Kemble: Terry Cooke
Peel: Brian Franklin
James Steerforth: Anthony Tancred
Servant: Donald McCollum
Schoolboy: Norman Foreman
Schoolboy: John Hopkins

: Children's Television: Jazz Club: 1: Humphrey Lyttelton and his Band

A series of programmes to introduce some of Britain's top jazz players.


Musicians: Humphrey Lyttelton and his Band

: Children's Television: Toytown: Conversion of Mr. Growser

Another play by S. G. Hulme Beaman.
Puppets by Gordon Murray and settings by Andrew Brownfoot from illustrations by S. G. Hulme Beaman
(to 18.00)


Writer/illustrations: S. G. Hulme Beaman
Voices: Dorothy Gordon
Voices: Peter Hawkins
Voices: Noel Coleman
Voices: Roy Skelton
Puppeteers: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteers: Molly Gibson
Puppeteers: Elizabeth Thorndike
Puppeteers: Bob Bura
Puppeteers: John Hardwick
Puppets/producer: Gordon Murray
Settings: Andrew Brownfoot

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

Introduced by Geoffrey Johnson Smith.


Presenter: Geoffrey Johnson Smith

: I Married Joan

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


Joan Stevens: Joan Davis

: Up for the Cup: First Round: Chelsea v. Fulham

McDonald Hobley invites you Up for the Cup.
A new fortnightly test of knowledge, skill, and cunning between football supporters' clubs.
Linesman, Leslie Welch
See facing page and page 7


Presenter: McDonald Hobley
Linesman: Leslie Welch
Devised and written by: Dennis Yates
Presented by: Kenneth Milne-Buckley

: Travellers' Tales: The Fur-trappers of Greenland

Per Host, a Norwegian explorer, shows the third of the films he has taken during his travels in the remoter parts of the world.


Presenter/filmmaker: Per Host
Producer: David Attenborough

: Vanity Fair: Episode 3

by William Makepeace Thackeray.
Adapted in six weekly instalments by Constance Cox and Ian Dallas.
[Starring] Joyce Redman and Alan Badel

The action takes place in London in Sedley's house, Russell Square and in his house at Fulham; in Mr. Osborne's house, Russell Square and in Hulker, Bullock & Co., Bankers; in a coach on the Brighton Road; at Ercky's lodgings in Brighton and in Miss Crawley's private suite; and on a Packet-boat bound for Ostend.
Time, 1814
(Alan Badel appears by courtesy of British Lion Films, Ltd.)


Author: William Makepeace Thackeray
Adapted by: Constance Cox
Adapted by: Ian Dallas
Producer: Campbell Logan
Designer: Stephen Bundy
Auctioneer: Horace Sequeira
Gentleman at auction: Denis Edwards
Gentleman at auction: Philip Howard
Captain Dobbin: Derek Blomfield
Becky: Joyce Redman
Rawdon Crawley: Alan Badel
Amelia Sedley: Petra Davies
Mrs. John Sedley: Marian Spencer
John Sedley: Graham Stuart
George Osborne: David Peel
Mr. Osborne's butler: Walter Horsbrugh
Miss Crawley: Marda Vanne
Joseph Sedley: Jack May
Miss Briggs: Barbara Leake
Mrs. Bute Crawley: Katharine Page
Mr. Quill, cashier: Sidney Monckton
Mr Driver, bank clerk: Jeremy Longhurst
Other parts played by: John Bown
Other parts played by: Terry Baker
Other parts played by: Anne Marryott

: Fair Exchange

A light comedy with words and music involving Hilary Crane, Dennis Lotis, Jack Howarth, Leonard Williams, The Hindley Taylor Singers.
From the BBC's North of England television studios


Singer: Hilary Crane
Singer: Dennis Lotis
Performer: Jack Howarth
Performer: Leonard Williams
Singers: The Hindley Taylor Singers
Orchestra conducted by: Alyn Ainsworth
Producer: Ronnie Taylor

: Asian Club

in Scotland.
Men and women from Asian countries put questions to Sir James Fergusson, Bt. Keeper of the Records of Scotland on "The History and Customs of Scotland".
In the chair, Anil de Silva
From Edinburgh.

(A recording of this meeting of Asian Club will be broadcast in the regular weekly series in the Far Eastern and Eastern Service of the BBC.)


Panellist: Sir James Fergusson
Chairman: Anil de Silva
Producer: Philip Daly
Producer: Donald Baverstock

: Facts and Figures

Followed by Weather and Close Down


Prepared by: Frank Blackaby
Charts: Alfred Wurmser
Described by: Huw Wheldon
Presented by: Hugh Burnett

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