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The Bumblies
with Michael Bentine in a return visit from outer space in a series of filmed adventures.

5.10 Charges and Sparks
J. Yarwood shows Robert Gladwell some experiments with electric charges and sparks.

5.30 The Gordon Honour: 6: The Diving-Bell Candlestick
Written and produced by Shaun Sutton.
The further adventures of a candlestick.
(A BBC telerecording of the broadcast on March 23, 1956)


Prof. Michael Bentine/Voices of the Bumblies (The Bumblies):
Michael Bentine
Scientist (Charges and Sparks):
J. Yarwood
Presenter (Charges and Sparks):
Robert Gladwell
Writer/Producer (The Gordon Honour):
Shaun Sutton
Fights arranged by (The Gordon Honour):
Peter Diamond
Costume supervision (The Gordon Honour):
Ena Nickalls
Underwater effects (The Gordon Honour):
Jack Kine
Underwater effects (The Gordon Honour):
Bernard Wilkie
Film Cameraman (The Gordon Honour):
David Prosser
Lord Freddie Gordon/Lord George Gordon:
Bruce Gordon
Admiral the Duke of Tyburne/Vice-Admiral the Duke of Tyburne:
Paul Whitsun-Jones
Sir James Fitzwilliam:
Colin Douglas
Ronald Fitzwilliam/Major Fitzwilliam:
Barry Letts
Penelope Bartley
General Poinceau:
Michael Kent
The ex-Emperor Napoleon:
Charles Lloyd Pack
John Rae
Lieutenant Sopping:
Dennis Ramsden
Peter Diamond
Police Sergeant:
Garth Adams

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by Charles Dickens
Adapted for television in thirteen weekly instalments by Vincent Tilsley

In which are discovered some remarkable facts about the past history of Betsey Trotwood. And in which David carries good news to Canterbury where he witnesses further developments in the infamous affairs of "Wickfield and Heep".


Charles Dickens
Adapted by:
Vincent Tilsley
Stuart Burge
Stephen Bundy
Douglas Allen
Daniel Peggotty:
George Woodbridge
David Copperfield:
Robert Hardy
Richard Babley ('Mr. Dick'):
Richard Goolden
Miss Betsey Trotwood:
Sonia Dresdel
Clara Peggotty:
Edna Morris
A man:
Gerald Cross
Sheila Shand Gibbs
Agnes Wickfield:
Mary Watson
Mr. Wickfield:
George Skillan
Uriah Heep:
Maxwell Shaw
Mrs. Heep:
Gretchen Franklin
Mr. Wilkins Micawber:
Hilton Edwards
Mrs. Emma Micawber:
Olga Lindo
A doctor:
Kevin Stoney

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