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: Greenwich Time Signal; Mainly for Women presents: 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: Robbery in the Museum

Bruce Seton in another film from this series.


Inspector Robert Fabian: Bruce Seton

: 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: David Copperfield: Episode 13

by Charles Dickens
Adapted in thirteen weekly instalments by Vincent Tilsley
(For Older Children)
Throughout the serial filmed sequences were by the BBC Film Sequence Unit
(A BBC telerecording of the broadcast on December 21, 1956)


Author: Charles Dickens
Adapted by: Vincent Tilsley
Director: Stuart Burge
Film Editor: Eddie Wallstab
Wardrobe Supervision: Elizabeth Agombar
Producer: Douglas Allen
David Copperfield: Robert Hardy
Agnes Wickfield: Mary Watson
Thomas Traddles: Bernard Cribbins
Miss Betsey Trotwood: Sonia Dresdel
Wilkins Micawber: Hilton Edwards
Mrs. Emma Micawber: Olga Lindo
Daniel Peggotty: George Woodbridge
Little Emily: Dorothy Gordon
Mrs. Gummidge: Mabel Constanduros
A sailor: Ralph Ball
A French lady: Ann Heffernan
Alfonse: Champion Goldendays Galliard Rose of St. Lucia
Mr Wickfield: George Skillan
Richard Babley: Richard Goolden
Clara Peggotty: Edna Morris
Mr. Bellstruther: Peter Copley
Mrs. Sophy Traddles: Barbara Bolton
A blind beggar: Charles Wade

: Children's Television: Sketch Club

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


Presenter/artist: Adrian Hill

: Children's Television: Pushful and Pieface

by David Edwards.
With Peter Howell as Sir Hugh Pushful P.T.O., R.S.V.P., and Bob Harris as Pieface.
How high is a kite? In this episode Sir Hugh has the misfortune to find out.


Writer: David Edwards
Sir Hugh Pushful P.T.O., R.S.V.P.: Peter Howell
Pieface: Bob Harris

: 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 The Brunette Toppers and Nat Temple and his Orchestra.


Presenter: Patricia Lewis
Dancers: The Brunette Toppers
Musicians: Nat Temple and his Orchestra
Dance direction: Larry Gordon
Producer: Richard Afton

: Armand and Michaela Denis: On Safari

The sixth of eight programmes on animal life in Africa.


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

: A-Z: M

Alan Melville takes you from A-Z through the world of entertainment.
The programme based on the A.B.C. of Show Business by Wolf Mankowitz.
This week's letter "M" for -
Mothers-in-law represented by Gladys Cooper and her son-in-law Robert Morley.
Sir Compton Mackenzie talking with W. Somerset Maugham at his villa in the South of France.
And in the studio:
Ann Hogarth presents Muffin the Mule with Jan Bussell; Oliver Messel; Ruby Murray; Bob Monkhouse; the music of Jimmy McHugh.

(Robert Morley is appearing in "Fanny" at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, London)


Presenter: Alan Melville
Author (A.B.C. of Show Business): Wolf Mankowitz
Actress: Gladys Cooper
Actor: Robert Morley
Interviewer: Sir Compton Mackenzie
Interviewee: W. Somerset Maugham
Presenter (Muffin the Mule): Ann Hogarth
Puppeteer(Muffin the Mule): Jan Bussell
Interviewee: Oliver Messel
Singer: Ruby Murray
Comedian: Bob Monkhouse
Composer: Jimmy McHugh
Choreographer: Beryl Kaye
Orchestra Director: Eric Robinson
Designer: Stephen Taylor
Research: W. Macqueen-Pope
Research: Peter Noble
Compiled by: Ken Smith
Producer: Bryan Sears

: Transantarctic Expedition

A Year with the Advance Party at Shackleton Base
Dr. Rainer Goldsmith and R. H. A. Stewart, who are back from Shackleton Base, tell David Attenborough of their experiences during the year they were isolated in the Antarctic, and show film and photographs taken there.
Donald Milner, the BBC Correspondent who accompanied the main expedition on the Magga Dan, describes the voyage out.
It is hoped to have an up-to-date report by radio direct from Dr. Fuchs at Shackleton Base.
See page 5


Interviewee/Filmmaker: Dr. Rainer Goldsmith
Interviewee/Filmmaker: R.H.A. Stewart
Presenter/Interviewer: David Attenborough
Interviewee: Donald Milner
Interviewee: Dr. Fuchs
Presented by: Richard Cawston
Presented by: Nancy Thomas

: Many Mansions

A television play by Duncan Ross.
[Starring] Marius Goring
The action is set in a village pub in Yorkshire.
Time, the present


Writer: Duncan Ross
Designer: Stephen Bundy
Producer: George R. Foa
Bob Bell: Jack Lambert
Mary Bell: Hilda Fenemore
Colonel Smith-Brown: Ian Colin
Jack Walker: John Sharp
Wolf Meenor: Ferdy Mayne
Susan Brown: Vanda Godsell
Lester Hockley: Marius Goring
Gordon Fellowes: Russell Waters
Charles Sharp: David Morrell
Sam: William Lucas
Doctor Fitzpatrick: Kevin Stoney

: Be Your Own Boss: Regional Heat 3: Birmingham

A nation-wide search for the person considered most suitable to receive £3,500 for investment in his or her career.
Twelve candidates have been selected to compete in three regional heats, from each of which two will pass to the final.
Introduced by Peter West.
Organised by the News Chronicle


Presenter: Peter West
Presented for television by: Barrie Edgar

: I Married Joan

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


Joan Stevens: Joan Davis

: Be Your Own Boss: Results

A return visit to Birmingham for the results of this evening's heat.

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