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Television Puppet Theatre presents: The Bird of Truth
by Joy Martin.

What Shall I Be?
Olive Shapley talks to some more young people who have recently left school about their jobs and why they chose them.

Junior Sportsview
Introduced by Peter Dimmock.
The first of a new fortnightly series presenting news and views from the world of sport.


Writer (The Bird of Truth):
Joy Martin
Producer (The Bird of Truth):
Gordon Murray
Voices (The Bird of Truth):
Violet Lamb
Voices (The Bird of Truth):
Peter Hawkins
Voices (The Bird of Truth):
Dorothy Gordon
Voices (The Bird of Truth):
Noel Coleman
Puppeteer (The Bird of Truth):
Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer (The Bird of Truth):
Molly Gibson
Puppeteer (The Bird of Truth):
Elizabeth Thorndike
Puppeteer (The Bird of Truth):
Bob Bura
Puppeteer (The Bird of Truth):
John Hardwick
Music arranged by (The Bird of Truth):
Tom McCall
[Music] played by (The Bird of Truth):
Winifred Taylor
Puppets and settings (The Bird of Truth):
Andrew Brownfoot
Presenter (What Shall I Be?):
Olive Shapley
Presenter (Junior Sportsview):
Peter Dimmock
Editor (Junior Sportsview):
Paul Fox
Presented by (Junior Sportsview):
Alan Rees

Written by Bob Block, Ronnie Hanbury, and Bebe Daniels.
[Starring] Bebe Daniels and Ben Lyon
with Barbara Lyon, Richard Lyon, Horace Percival, Molly Weir, Doris Rogers, Richard Bellaers, John Sherlock.
Last of the present series


Bob Block
Ronnie Hanbury
Bebe Daniels
Orchestra directed by:
Eric Robinson
Incidental music:
Malcolm Lockyer
G. B. Lupino
Bryan Sears
Bebe Daniels
Ben Lyon
Barbara Lyon
Richard Lyon
Mr. Wimple:
Horace Percival
Aggie MacDonald:
Molly Weir
Florrie Wainwright:
Doris Rogers
Richard Bellaers
John Sherlock

by Robert Kemp
Adapted for television by the author

The play takes place in the home of Henry Maitland, M.D., and in a classroom in Edinburgh University, about 1890.
From Edinburgh
(Denys Hawthorne broadcasts by permission of the Group Theatre, Belfast)

(See facing page)


Author/Adapted by:
Robert Kemp
Finlay J. MacDonald
Jack Notman
Henry Maitland, M.D.:
Michael O'Halloran
Rhoda Maitland, his wife:
Maud Risdon
Their daughter - Henrietta:
Mary Helen Donald
Their daughter - Corinna:
Hilary Thomson
Professor Macnaughton of the Chair of Midwifery:
Paul Curran
Cosmo Fullarton, a young surgeon:
Bryden Murdoch
Medical student - Patrick O'Halloran:
Denys Hawthorne
Medical student - Edward Richmond:
Michael Elder
Teenie, a maidservant:
Nell Ballantyne
Sandy Davidson, a janitor at the University:
George Davies
Lady 'medicals' - Sophia Jex-Blake:
Margot van der Burgh
Lady 'medicals' - Mary Ashley:
Gwyneth Guthrie
Lady 'medicals' - Alice Johnstone:
Isobel Spouse
Lady 'medicals' - Jessia Cumming:
Patricia Leckie
Medical undergraduate:
John Macdonald
Medical undergraduate:
Robert McLauchlan
Medical undergraduate:
Gerard Slevin
Medical undergraduate:
Wendell Clark
Medical undergraduate:
Luigi Coppola

Kenneth Adam asks What's in the Picture?
(See above and facing page)

Kenneth Adam asks Denzil Batchelor, C.H. Gibbs-Smith, Gladys Young, Bernard Murphy "What's in the Picture?" ...and puts you in the picture.

A new kind of programme


Chairman/Devised by:
Kenneth Adam
Denzil Batchelor
C.H. Gibbs-Smith
Gladys Young
Bernard Murphy
Devised by:
John Myers
Presented by:
Michael Barsley

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This data is drawn from the Radio Times magazine between 1923 and 2009. It shows what was scheduled to be broadcast, meaning it was subject to change and may not be accurate. More