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BBC Television presents Edition 12 of its House Magazine.
Introduced by Alex Macintosh assisted by Maria Hanson.
Giving news and features about BBC Television and people who make it - and the people it makes.
Programmes to come
Studio news and show talk
TV stars off duty and a wide variety of other items


Alex Macintosh
Maria Hanson
Script, research, and layout:
Pauline Forrester
Script, research, and layout:
Larry Forrester
Frederick Knapman

Introduced and conducted by Pedro de Freitas Branco.
BBC Symphony Orchestra
(Leader, Paul Beard)
Renata Tarrago (guitar)
Before an invited audience in the BBC studios, Maida Vale, London.
See page 6


Pedro De Freitas Branco
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Orchestra leader:
Paul Beard
Renata Tarrago
Presented for television by:
Antony Craxton

by R. F. Delderfield.
A fortnightly series of programmes set in a West-Country seaside town.
From the BBC's West of England television studio
R. F. Delderfield writes on page 5


R. F. Delderfield
Desmond Chinn
Brandon Acton-Bond
Willy Angell:
Cyril Wood
Sid Kittle:
Norman Tyrrell
Tom Angell:
Lewis Wilson
Ethel Coleridge
Jo Crispin:
Jenny Davis
Mrs. Corbett-Smythe:
Phyllis Smale

Children's Television Club
Wilfred Pickles and Mabel invite you to join them at the Children's Television Club meeting in Manchester.
Among those present are:
The Senior Scout Class Winner of the 1956 All-England Soapbox Derby
Jean Fenton, Brenda Whelan and Enid Salmon (six hands at one piano)
Conker and
Spot the Celebrity
A quiz devised by Phoebe Snow.
From the BBC's North of England television studios

Kidnapped: 1: The House of Shaws
by Robert Louis Stevenson.
Adapted and produced by Joy Harington as a serial in six parts.
Dramatised by Kenneth Anderson.
Period 1752
(Willoughby Gray appears by permission of Sapphire Productions, Ltd.)
See page 8

Sunday at Six: The Best Book in the World
The Rev. Paul Morton-George continues the story of the making of the Bible
William Caxton was printing books in England in 1476, but twenty years earlier the Bible had already been printed in Germany.
(The extract from the film 'The Story of Printing' is shown by arrangement with the Central Office of Information)

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Presenter (Children's Television Club):
Wilfred Pickles
Pianist (Children's Television Club):
Jean Fenton
Pianist (Children's Television Club):
Brenda Whelan
Pianist (Children's Television Club):
Enid Salmon
Quiz devised by (Children's Television Club:
Spot the Celebrity): Phoebe Snow
Programme arranged and produced by (Children's Television Club):
Trevor Hill
Author (Kidnapped):
Robert Louis Stevenson
Adapted by/Producer (Kidnapped):
Joy Harington
Dramatised by (Kidnapped):
Kenneth Anderson
Designer (Kidnapped):
Lawrence Broadhouse
Film sequences - Cameraman (Kidnapped):
Peter Sargent
Film sequences - Editor (Kidnapped):
Ron de Mattos
The Rev. Colin Campbell, minister of Essendean:
Duncan McIntyre
David Balfour:
Leo Maguire
Ebenezer Balfour:
John Laurie
Ransome, a cabin boy:
Ian Thompson
Landlord of 'The Hawes Inn':
John Dunbar
Captain Hoseason:
Willoughby Gray
Mr. Riach:
Kenneth Watson
Mr. Shuan:
Colin Douglas
First sailor:
Patrick Milner
Second sailor:
Kenneth Warren
Presenter (Sunday at Six):
The Rev. Paul Morton-George

Television's most popular panel game with Isobel Barnett, Bob Monkhouse, Gilbert
Harding and a guest with Eamonn Andrews in the chair.

("What's My Line?" was devised by Mark Goodson and Bill Todman, and is televised by arrangement with C.B.S. and Maurice Winnick)


Isobel Barnett
Bob Monkhouse
Gilbert Harding
Eamonn Andrews
Devised by:
Mark Goodson
Devised by:
Bill Todman
Presented by:
T. Leslie Jackson

Book and lyrics by A.P. Herbert
Music by Vivian Ellis
Adapted for television and produced by Francis Essex.
[Starring] Brian Reece, Edmund Goffron and Sally Bazely
with Betty Paul, Edmund Donlevy and Anona Winn
(Brian Reece is appearing in Cabaret at Quaglino's Restaurant, London)
See foot of page and page 6

'Bless the Bride'
An Enchanting Musical at 8.30
In this, the most endearing of all musicals, A.P. Herbert presents us with the Willow family - of formidable size even by Victorian standards. Our interest is centred on Lucy, who is twenty and about to be married to the Honourable Thomas Trout. She would never dare to admit it, but she doesn't think that she loves Thomas, for, imprisoned within the impenetrable fortress of the family tree, she has never been kissed before.
On the very day before her wedding she discovers love. Not, unfortunately, from her affianced, but from a dashing French actor who sweeps her off her bewildered feet and, before the family can muster even a faint 'tally-ho', has carried her off to France.
From here on the complications are not over-serious, and it need only be said that sixty minutes later not only has true love won through, but the family emerges without undue loss of British dignity.
Throughout the play Vivian Ellis has generously sprinkled his pepperpot of musical genius. "This Is My Lovely Day", "I Was Never Kissed Before", "Ma Belle Marguerite", "Table For Two"-one need not continue.
Nine years ago I remember sitting enchanted by the stage production at the Adelphi Theatre, and I believe that our television adaptation has kept all the charm of the original, while lending to it the vast resources of two of the most modern studios in the country.
I recently sat in Sir Alan's study rather apprehensively while he read our script. "I see that in this scene you have given Pierre the word "moist to say", he said. He surely would not know that word. He would say "wet". "He turned a page". And here he says "bloom on the grapes"; would he know such an unusual English word?"
"But sir", I said, "the second is one of your own lines".
"Really", said Sir Alan. "In that case you may have your 'moist back'."
(Francis Essex)


Book and lyrics:
A.P. Herbert
Vivian Ellis
Orchestra and chorus conducted by:
Eric Robinson
Adapted by/Producer:
Francis Essex
Production numbers staged by:
Tommy Linden
Fanny Taylor
Musical associate:
William Hill-Bowen
Lucy Willow:
Sally Bazely
June Clare
Cousin George:
Jeremy Hawk
Pamela Harrington
Thomas Trout:
Brian Reece
Elizabeth Trevor
Hilary Paterson
Margaret Ashton
Pamela Beezley
Pierre Fontaine:
Edmund Goffron
Suzanne Valdis:
Betty Paul
Augustus Willow:
Edmund Donlevy
Mary Willow:
Joan Young
Newspaper boy:
John Rutland
Tamba Allen
Albert Willow:
Ernest Butcher
Harriet Willow:
Katie Johnson
Flower girl:
Petra Davies
Anona Winn
Chief Gendarme:
Guy Deghy
M. Frontenac:
Robert Crewdson
M. Robert:
Carl Bernard
Also appearing:
John Adams
Also appearing:
Mark Brackenbury
Also appearing:
Richard Golding
Also appearing:
Brian Tate
Also appearing:
Lionel Wheeler
Hubert Willis
Mavis Ascot
Jimmy Craigie
Maureen Creigh
Shelagh Dey
Arthur Solomon
Terence Theobald
Ralph Wood
Angela van Dreda

A play by John Coulter.
Adapted by Rita Greer Allen.
The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation presents "The Sponger"
(A CBC telerecording)
See page 7


John Coulter
Adapted by:
Rita Greer Allen
Leo Orenstein
Rudi Dorn
Supervising Producer:
Sydney Newman
Bella Neal:
Katharine Blake
Samuel Neal, her husband:
Brendan Dillon
Charley Neal:
John Sullivan
Alex Neal:
Gerard Sarracini
Jenny Lockland:
Jan Campbell
Aunt Ellen:
Elizabeth Cole
Uncle Dick:
Michael Conway
Public Relations man:
James Doohan

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