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

Fifth 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 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 Masterpiece

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


Inspector Robert Fabian: Bruce Seton

: Watch with Mother: The Woodentops

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 5

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

In which David, now a young man, takes his leave of Canterbury and sets out to visit some old friends, arriving at Yarmouth in time to witness a joyful and remarkable event.
(A BBC telerecording of the broadcast on October 26, 1956)


Author: Charles Dickens
Adapted by: Vincent Tilsley
Director: Stuart Burge
Designer: Stephen Bundy
Producer: Douglas Allen
Miss Betsey Trotwood: Sonia Dresdel
David Copperfield: Robert Hardy
Mr. Wickfield: George Skillan
Agnes Wickfield: Mary Watson
Richard Babley ('Mr. Dick'): Richard Goolden
Uriah Heep: Maxwell Shaw
Littimer: John Vere
James Steerforth: Anthony Tancred
Rosa Dartle: Gwendoline Watford
Mrs. Steerforth: Mary Hinton
Daniel Peggotty: George Woodbridge
Ham Peggotty: Andrew Downie
Mrs. Gummidge: Mabel Constanduros
Little Emily: Dorothy Gordon
Clara Peggotty: Edna Morris
Mr. Barkis: Meadows White

: Children's Television: Sketch Club

Adrian Hill announces the prize-winners and helps you with your picture-making.
Picture Gallery: "The Holiday Scene"


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

: Party Political Television Broadcast on behalf of the Liberal Party

Joseph Grimond, M.P., Leader of the Liberal Party


Speaker: Joseph Grimond

: I Married Joan

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


Joan Stevens: Joan Davis

: A-Z: I

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 "I" for I Items which include:

Ice Shows
A BBC film of the International skating star Gloria Nord.

An Interview with Henry Sherek.

The sensational illusionist from Paris, Mireldo.

I am a Camera
An excerpt from the play by Christopher Isherwood with Hazel Penwarden.

"I" Songs
A medley of well-known tunes danced to choreography by Irving Davies.


Presenter: Alan Melville
Author (A.B.C. of Show Business): Wolf Mankowitz
Skater (Ice Shows): Gloria Nord
Interviewee (Impresario): Henry Sherek
Illusionist (Illusion): Mireldo
Writer (I am a Camera): Christopher Isherwood
[Actress] (I am a Camera): Hazel Penwarden
Choreography: Irving Davies
Orchestra directed by: Eric Robinson
Research: W. Macqueen-Pope
Research: Peter Noble
Compiled by: Ken Smith
Director: G. B. Lupino
Producer: Bryan Sears

: Travellers' Tales: The Bird Cliffs of Lofoten

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

: Vanity Fair: Episode 6

by William Makepeace Thackeray.
Adapted in six weekly instalments by Constance Cox and Ian Dallas.
[Starring] Joyce Redman
The action takes place: at Joseph Sedley's house in Gillespie Street, London; in a gambling room; in the Sedleys' hotel; and in Becky's lodgings at Pumpernickel in Germany.
Time, 1828
Film sequences for "Vanity Fair" made by the BBC Film Unit


Author: William Makepeace Thackeray
Adapted by: Constance Cox
Adapted by: Ian Dallas
Producer: Campbell Logan
Designer: Stephen Bundy
Costume supervision: Elizabeth Agombar
Make-up supervision: Tommy Manderson
Film Cameraman: Ray Densham
Film Editor: Alan Martin
George Osborne: Michael Caridia
Joseph Sedley: Jack May
Joseph's butler: Graham Leaman
Major Dobbin: Derek Blomfield
Amelia: Petra Davies
Becky: Joyce Redman
Croupier: Ernst Ulman

: Challenge to Education: 1: Eleven Plus and After

A weekly series of on-the-spot enquiries brought to you by the BBC Television Outside Broadcast Units.
From a Secondary Modern School in North London.
Introduced by Robert McKenzie.
The series edited by Ivan Gilman
See page 5


Presenter: Robert McKenzie
Producer: Humphrey Fisher
Series Editor: Ivan Gilman

: Elton Hayes

He sings to a small guitar.


Singer/guitarist: Elton Hayes
Presented by: Alastair Scott-Johnston

: 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

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