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

A weekly series of exercises to music.
From the BBC's Midland television studio
A pamphlet giving notes on 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

: Amos 'n' Andy: Counterfeiters Rent Basement

[Starring] Amos 'n' Andy in the film Counterfeiters Rent Basement

: 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 6

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

In which David begins a legal career "in a lazy nook near St. Paul's Churchyard", where he meets a young lady and falls into captivity. And in which his "Good Angel" doesn't like his "Guiding Star".
(A BBC telerecording of the broadcast on November 2, 1956)


Author: Charles Dickens
Adapter: Vincent Tilsley
Director: Stuart Burge
Producer: Douglas Allen
Miss Betsey Trotwood: Sonia Dresdel
David Copperfield: Robert Hardy
Richard Babley ('Mr. Dick'): Richard Goolden
Mr. Francis Spenlow: Andre van Gyseghem
Mr. Jorkins: Geoffrey Tyrrell
Mrs. Crupp: Vi Stevens
Thomas Traddles: Bernard Cribbins
Mr. Gulpidge: Graham Crowden
Mr. Wilkins Micawber: Hilton Edwards
Mrs. Emma Micawber: Olga Lindo
James Steerforth: Anthony Tancred
Agnes Wickfield: Mary Watson
Miss Lavinia Spenlow: Joan Hickson
Miss Clarissa Spenlow: Nora Nicholson
Miss Dora Spenlow: Sheila Shand Gibbs

: Children's Television: Jazz Club: 2: Kenny Baker's Half-Dozen

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


Musicians: Kenny Baker's Half-Dozen

: Children's Television: Toytown: The Great Toytown War

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: Rosemary Miller
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

: Cruft's Dog Show

An Outside Broadcast from the World's Leading Dog Show.
Join Stanley Dangerfield at the ringside as the judges choose today's champions.
Introduced by Peter West.
From Olympia, London.


Commentator: Stanley Dangerfield
Presenter: Peter West
Presented by: Humphrey Fisher

: News; Sports News; Highlight; Weather

[Highlight] 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

: Up for the Cup: Third Round: Heart of Midlothian v. Darlington

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


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

: Travellers' Tales: Unknown India

The film record of a journey made by a French explorer, Pierre Rambach, in search of temples and ceremonials in the remoter parts of India.


Filmmaker: Pierre Rambach
Producer: David Attenborough

: Kenilworth: Episode 1

by Sir Walter Scott
Adapted for television in six weekly instalments by Vincent Tilsley
[Starring] Robin Bailey

The action takes place at Lidcote Hall, Devon, and at Cumnor, near Oxford. Time, 1575
See page 9


Author: Sir Walter Scott
Adapted by: Vincent Tilsley
Producer: Chloe Gibson
Fight arranged by: Peter Diamond
Designer: Fanny Taylor
Sir Hugh Robsart: Hugh Morton
Will Badger: Tom Watson
Edmund Tressilian: Paul Eddington
A Physician: McArthur Gordon
Giles Gosling, landlord of The Black Bear: Arthur Brough
Laurence Goldthred: Noel Davis
Anthony Foster: Robert Hunter
Janet: Margaret Tyzack
Amy Robsart: Ann Firbank
Richard Varney: Anthony Newlands
Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester: Robin Bailey
Other parts played by: Pamela Binns
Other parts played by: Peter Diamond
Other parts played by: Peter Morny
Other parts played by: James Roughead

: Challenge to Education: 2: Working and Learning

A weekly series of on-the-spot enquiries brought to you by BBC Outside Broadcast Units.
From the College of Further Education, Port Talbot.
Introduced by Alun Williams.
The series edited by Ivan Gilman


Presenter: Alun Williams
Producer: David J. Thomas
Editor: Ivan Gilman

: Kay on the Keys

[Starring] Kay Cavendish


Pianist: Kay Cavendish
Presented by: Alastair Scott-Johnston

: The Alanbrooke Diaries

A conversation between Field-Marshal Viscount Alanbrooke, Lt.-General Sir Brian Horrocks, H.R. Trevor-Roper and Cyril Ray.
From the BBC's West of England studios

It was Lord Alanbrooke who played a leading part in the saving of the B.E.F. after Dunkirk and who subsequently bore the military responsibility for resisting invasion.
See page 7


Speaker: Field-Marshal Viscount Alanbrooke
Speaker: Lt.-General Sir Brian Horrocks
Speaker: H.R. Trevor-Roper
Speaker: Cyril Ray
Presented by: Huw Wheldon

: News

Followed by Weather and Close Down

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