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: Mainly for Women: Keep Fit with Eileen Fowler

Third of a new weekly series of exercises to music.
From the BBC's Midland television studio
See facing page


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

: Amos 'n' Andy: Rare Coin

[Starring] Amos 'n' Andy in the film Rare Coin

: 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
(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 3

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

In which David is set to work in London and does not like it. And in which, encouraged by Mr. Micawber's certainty that "something will turn up", he forms a great resolution to make his way to Dover.
(A BBC telerecording of the broadcast on October 12, 1956)


Author: Charles Dickens
Adapter: Vincent Tilsley
Director: Stuart Burge
Producer: Douglas Allen
Mr Edward Murdstone: William Devlin
David Copperfield: Leonard Cracknell
Mr Barkis: Meadows White
Clara Peggotty: Edna Morris
Mealy Potatoes: Ian Thompson
Mick Walker: James Doran
Mr Quinion: John Kidd
Mr Wilkins Micawber: Hilton Edwards
Mrs Emma Micawber: Olga Lindo
Publican: Campbell Gray
Publican's wife: Violet Gould
Pawnbroker: Michael Balfour
Donkey Boy: Norman Osborne
Others taking part: John Dunbar
Others taking part: Leslie Smith
Others taking part: David Grahame

: Children's Television: Sketch Club

Adrian Hill announces the prize-winners and helps you with your picture-making.
Picture Gallery: Winter


Presenter/artist: Adrian Hill

: Children's Television: The Bumblies

with Michael Bentine pay a return visit from outer space in a series of filmed adventures.
(to 18.00)


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

: News; Sports News; Highlight; Weather

Introduced by Geoffrey Johnson Smith.


Presenter (Highlight): Geoffrey Johnson Smith

: I Married Joan

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


Joan Stevens: Joan Davis

: A-Z: H

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 "H"
Personalities in the studio this evening include:
Tony Hancock, Jack Hylton, Irene Handl on film, Gilbert Harding
The music of William Handy with choreography by Paddy Stone


Presenter: Alan Melville
Author (A.B.C. of Show Business): Wolf Mankowitz
Comedian: Tony Hancock
Pianist: Jack Hylton
Comedienne: Irene Handl
Interviewee: Gilbert Harding
Choreography: Paddy Stone
Orchestra directed by: Eric Robinson
Designer: Stephen Taylor
Research: W. MacQueen-Pope
Research: Peter Noble
Compiled by: Ken Smith
Director: G. B. Lupino
Producer: Bryan Sears

: International Swimming Trials

Organised by the Amateur Swimming Association at the Marshall Street Baths, London Great Britain's champions and Olympic stars compete for places in the team to meet Germany on February 17.


Commentator: Peter West
Commentator: John Webb
Presented for television by: Humphrey Fisher

: Vanity Fair: Episode 4

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 in and around Brussels: at the Duchess of Richmond's Ball, in Amelia's hotel, in Becky's lodgings, and on the battlefield near Waterloo. Time: 1815
(Alan Badel appears by courtesy of British Lion Films, Ltd.)


Author: William Makepeace Thackeray
Adapter: Constance Cox
Adapter: Ian Dallas
Producer: Campbell Logan
Designer: Stephen Bundy
Becky: Joyce Redman
George Osborne: David Peel
First Officer: Edward Jewesbury
Second Officer: J. MacArthur Gordon
Amelia: Petra Davies
Dobbin: Derek Blomfield
Rawdon Crawley: Alan Badel
Brigadier: Ivan Samson
Joseph Sedley: Jack May
Isidor: Dino Galvani
Sergeant: Philip Morant
Tom: Douglas Gibbon
Other parts played by: John Boewn
Other parts played by: Reginald Jessup
Other parts played by: Roger Ostime

: Travellers' Tales: The Strange Creatures of Galapagos

Per Host, the Norwegian explorer, shows another film he has taken during his travels in the remoter parts of the world.


Presenter/filmmaker: Per Host
Producer: David Attenborough

: Press Conference

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


Presented by: Donald Baverstock

: News

: A Musical Nightcap

with Michael Holliday.
From the BBC's North of England television studios
Followed by Weather and Close Down


Singer: Michael Holliday
Presented by: Eric Miller

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