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: Woman of the Town

A fast and furious drama of the American West in which a woman plays the final hand.
(Previously televised on November 24, 1956)


Dora Hand: Claire Trevor
Barclay Bat Masterson: Albert Dekker
King Kennedy: Barry Sullivan
Inky Wilkinson: Henry Hull
Daisy Davenport: Marion Martin
Dog Kelly: Porter Hall

: Children's Television presents: Lone Ranger: Buried Treasure

A desperate bandit, escaping from prison, stops at his brother's cabin to grab any money he can. Lone Ranger intervenes, but finds himself looking down a gun-barrel. The bandit counts to three and shoots...


Lone Ranger: Clayton Moore
Tonto: Jay Silverheels

: Children's Television: Meeting People

Introduced by your host, Robert Gladwell.


Presenter: Robert Gladwell

: Children's Television: The Thompson Family: 6: Trouble All Round

A serial specially written for television by Noel Streatfeild.


Writer: Noel Streatfeild
Producer: Dorothea Brooking
Film Director: Leonard Newson
Film Editor: Ron de Mattos
John Thompson: John Paul
Elizabeth Thompson: Marion Jennings
Their children - Susan: Diana Beevers
Their children - Andrew: Nigel Lambert
Their children - Caroline: Sandra Michaels
Mr. Thompson, Snr.: Charles Carson
Mrs. Thompson, Snr.: Grace Allardyce
Sarah: Elsie Arnold
Guy James: Cavan Kendall
Mrs. Fellows: Mary Hignett
The Rev. Charles Masters: Anthony Woodruff

: Today's Sport

Kenneth Wolstenholme gives today's major sports results.


Presenter: Kenneth Wolstenholme

: Six-Five Special

with Josephine Douglas and Pete Murray introducing among others:
Spike Milligan, The King Brothers, Glen Mason, Freddie Mills and the music of The Vernons Girls, Vic Lewis and his Orchestra, Don Lang and his Frantic Five, Denny Boyce and his Band, The Confrey Phillips Trio, Roy Gibbs and the Live Jive Five and presenting The Show Biz Eleven and The Disc Spot of the Week.
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Presenter: Josephine Douglas
Presenter: Pete Murray
Comedian: Spike Milligan
Singers: The King Brothers
Singer: Glen Mason
Performer: Freddie Mills
Singers: The Vernons Girls
Musician: Vic Lewis and his Orchestra
Musicians: Don Lang and his Frantic Five
Musicians: Denny Boyce and his Band
Singers: The Confrey Phillips Trio
Musicians: Roy Gibbs and the Live Jive Five
Scriptwriter: Trevor Peacock
Producer: Jack Good

: Wells Fargo: Hank

The exciting adventures of the famous Western Stagecoach Service.
[Starring] Dale Robertson

Jim Hardie's friendship with a small mongrel dog plays a very important part in bringing a murderer to justice.


Jim Hardie: Dale Robertson

: Dixon of Dock Green: Goodwill to Men

Some stories of a London policeman by Ted Willis.
[Starring] Jack Warner as Dixon of Dock Green


Writer: Ted Willis
Script associate: Rex Edwards
Designer: Richard Wilmot
Production: Douglas Moodie
P. C. George Dixon: Jack Warner
Sergeant Flint: Arthur Rigby
Stan Griffiths: Beckett Bould
P. C. Bob Penney: Anthony Parker
Andy Crawford, C. I. D.: Peter Byrne
Mary: Jeannette Hutchinson
Sergeant Grace Millard: Moira Mannion
Tony: Pat O'Sullivan
Sonya: Mavis Villiers
Nancy: Dorothy Casey

: The Saturday Show presents: Top of the Bill

Sixty minutes of non-stop Variety with an all-star cast including: Michael Bentine, Bill Kerr, Lou Black and Priscilla Nolan, Les Marthys, Danny Dean, Gerry Dryer, George Holmes, Harry Riley, The Television Toppers, Eric Robinson and his Orchestra.


Comedian: Michael Bentine
Comedian: Bill Kerr
Banjo: Lou Black
Performer: Priscilla Nolan
Acrobats: Les Marthys
Comedian: Danny Dean
Performer: Gerry Dryer
Performer: George Holmes
Cartoonist: Harry Riley
Dancers: The Television Toppers
Musicians: Eric Robinson and his Orchestra
Dance direction: Larry Gordon
Scenery designer: Douglas Smith
Devised/produced by: Richard Arron

: The Phil Silvers Show: Sergeant Bilko Presents Ed Sullivan

[Starring] Phil Silvers as Sergeant Bilko

Ed Sullivan is proud of the fine team-work which helps to make his television show a success. Then Bilko arrives - and it's every man for himself.


Sgt Bilko: Phil Silvers
Himself: Ed Sullivan

: Do You Believe in Ghosts? Tall Story Club

A special meeting of this famous club is convened to hear and to decide the truth or otherwise of some very strange tales.
Chairman, Kenneth Horne
The storytellers: Gilbert Harding, Barbara Mullen, Gerard Hoffnung, Count Alexis Bobrinskoy
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Chairman: Kenneth Horne
Storyteller: Gilbert Harding
Storyteller: Barbara Mullen
Storyteller: Gerard Hoffnung
Storyteller: Count Alexis Bobrinskoy
Devised by: George Margo
Presented by: John Ammonds

: Sports Special

Sportsview film cameras bring you today's sport tonight.
Introduced by Kenneth Wolstenholme.


Presenter: Kenneth Wolstenholme
Editor: Paul Fox
Editor: Ronnie Noble
Presented by: Tom Millett

: Adventures in Siberia: 3: Captured by the Red Army

Three short talks by Lieut.-General Sir Brian Horrocks.


Presenter: Lieut.-General Sir Brian Horrocks
Producer: Huw Wheldon

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