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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 2s.) 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: Cocktail Girl

[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: David Copperfield: Episode 9

by Charles Dickens
Adapted in thirteen weekly instalments by Vincent Tilsley.
For Older Children

(A BBC telerecording of the broadcast on November 23, 1956)


Author: Charles Dickens
Adapted by: Vincent Tilsley
Director: Stuart Burge
Producer: Douglas Allen
David Copperfield: Robert Hardy
Dora: Sheila Shand Gibbs
Agnes Wickfield: Mary Watson
Miss Betsey Trotwood: Sonia Dresdel
Richard Babley ('Mr. Dick'): Richard Goolden
Thomas Traddles: Bernard Cribbins
Mr. Wilkins Micawber: Hilton Edwards
Mrs. Emma Micawber: Olga Lindo
Mary Anne Paragon: Marion Mathie
Mr. Blackboy: Jack Rodney
A thin page: Ian Whittaker
Jip: Champion Golden Days Penn Rose of St. Lucia
A fat page: Glyn Dearman

: Children's Television: Sketch Club

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


Presenter/artist: Adrian Hill

: Children's Television: The Adventures of Billy Bean and his Funny Machine: 1: Billy Bean - Speed King

Written and produced by Vere Lorrimer

(Programme devised by Chuck Luchsinger and presented by arrangement with Monty Bailey-Watson)


Writer/Producer: Vere Lorrimer
Puppetry: Elizabeth Donaldson
Puppetry: Andrew Brownfoot
Voices: Peter Hawkins
Voices: Ivan Owen

: Tonight

A topical programme for all the family.
Introduced by Cliff Michelmore.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore

: Beauty Box

where Patricia Lewis introduces a light-hearted entertainment with Eddie McDonald,
Joan Manning, Tony Raine, The Brunette Toppers and Nat Temple and his Orchestra.
See page 4


Presenter: Patricia Lewis
Singer: Eddie McDonald
Singer: Joan Manning
Pianist: Tony Raine
Dancers: The Brunette Toppers
Musicians: Nat Temple and his Orchestra
Dance direction: Larry Gordon
Producer: Richard Afton

: I Married Joan

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


Joan Stevens: Joan Davis

: A-Z: K

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 'K' introduces:
Eartha Kitt in an interview specially filmed for the programme.
and in the studio: Pat Kirkwood, Kay Cavendish (Kay on the Keys), Henry Kendall,
Anton Karas and his zither on a flying visit from Vienna, The Kentones, The music of Jerome Kern and Stan Kenton.


Presenter/Interviewer: Alan Melville
Based on the A.B.C. of Show Business by: Wolf Mankowitz
Interviewee: Eartha Kitt
Performer: Pat Kirkwood
Pianist/Interviewee: Kay Cavendish
Performer: Henry Kendall
Zitherist: Anton Karas
Singers: The Kentones
Choreography: Paddy Stone
Orchestra directed by: George Clouston
Designer: Stephen Taylor
Research: W. Macqueen-Pope
Research: Peter Noble
Compiled by: Ken Smith
Producer: Bryan Sears

: Kenilworth: Episode 4

by Sir Walter Scott
Adapted in six instalments by Vincent Tilsley
[Starring] Maxine Audley and Robin Bailey
The action takes place at Cumnor, near Oxford; on a country road near Kenilworth; and at Kenilworth Castle
Time, 1575


Author: Sir Walter Scott
Adapted by: Vincent Tilsley
Producer: Chloe Gibson
Song composed by: Christopher Whelen
Designer: Fanny Taylor
Wayland Smith: Alan Edwards
Amy Robsart: Ann Firbank
Janet: Margaret Tyzack
Anthony Foster: Robert Hunter
Richard Varney: Anthony Newlands
Dr. Doboobie: John Wood
Robert Padgett, a minstrel: John Ford
Laurence, a juggler: Reginald Hyde
Doll, a lute-player: Jill Tilsley
Jack, a drummer: John McGregor
The Giant Gatekeeper: David Tearle
Butterworth, Usher of Kenilworth Castle: Norman Bird
Lawrence Staples, first jailer of Kenilworth Castle: Bruce Wightman
Edmund Tressilian: Paul Eddington
Elizabeth I, Queen of England: Maxine Audley
Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester: Robin Bailey
Walter Raleigh: Stuart Hutchison
Thomas Ratcliffe, Earl of Sussex: Manning Wilson
Edmund Blount: Howard Lamb
Other parts played by: Bart Allison
Other parts played by: Alec Bregonzi
Other parts played by: Edward Brooks
Other parts played by: David Chivers
Other parts played by: John Foster
Other parts played by: Desmond Newling
Other parts played by: James Roughead
Other parts played by: Charles Saynor
Other parts played by: Sheila Stones
Other parts played by: Judy Tatham
Other parts played by: June Vivian
Other parts played by: Esmond Webb
Other parts played by: Hilda Campbell Russell
Other parts played by: Jill Cary
Other parts played by: Carol Graham
Other parts played by: Dennis Handby
Other parts played by: Malcolm Kerby
Other parts played by: Eric Lloyd
Other parts played by: Pauline Murch
Other parts played by: Darrell Runey
Other parts played by: Fraser White
Other parts played by: Mildred Howard

: Armand and Michaela Denis: On Safari

The second of a new series of eight programmes on animal life in Africa.


Presenter/filmmaker/presented by: Armand Denis
Presenter/filmmaker: Michaela Denis

: The Prodigal Tenor

A comedy by Eynon Evans

The action takes place in the rehearsal room of Treforgan Male Choir, in Megs Powell's parlour, and in a police station in the village of Treforgan in South Wales.

From the BBC's Welsh television studio


Writer: Eynon Evans
Producer: Dafydd Gruffydd
Designer: Douglas Smith
Moses Phillips: Jack Walters
Dan Matthias: Dewi Williams
Brynley, a bass: W. H. Williams
Tom, a second tenor: Glanffrwd James
Ben, a first bass: Evan Morgan
Cledwyn, choir secretary: Wyn Calvin
Police-Sgt Bowen: Norman Wynne
Annie: Madoline Thomas
Megs Powell: Margaret John
The Treforgan Male Voice Choir: The Richard Williams Choir

: 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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