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Fifth of a new weekly series of exercises to music.
From the BBC's Midland television studio
A pamphlet giving notes of these exercises (price 9d.) and a folder for Women's Television Notes (price 1s. 9d.) may be obtained, post free, from [address removed] (Crossed postal order, please-not stamps.)


Eileen Fowler
Arranged by:
Ann Shead
Presented by:
Desmond O'Leary

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

In which David, now a young man, takes his leave of Canterbury and sets out to visit some old friends, arriving at Yarmouth in time to witness a joyful and remarkable event.
(A BBC telerecording of the broadcast on October 26, 1956)


Charles Dickens
Adapted by:
Vincent Tilsley
Stuart Burge
Stephen Bundy
Douglas Allen
Miss Betsey Trotwood:
Sonia Dresdel
David Copperfield:
Robert Hardy
Mr. Wickfield:
George Skillan
Agnes Wickfield:
Mary Watson
Richard Babley ('Mr. Dick'):
Richard Goolden
Uriah Heep:
Maxwell Shaw
John Vere
James Steerforth:
Anthony Tancred
Rosa Dartle:
Gwendoline Watford
Mrs. Steerforth:
Mary Hinton
Daniel Peggotty:
George Woodbridge
Ham Peggotty:
Andrew Downie
Mrs. Gummidge:
Mabel Constanduros
Little Emily:
Dorothy Gordon
Clara Peggotty:
Edna Morris
Mr. Barkis:
Meadows White

Alan Melville takes you from A-Z through the world of entertainment and some of its more unusual aspects.
The programme based on the A.B.C. of Show Business by Wolf Mankowitz.
This week's letter "I" for I Items which include:

Ice Shows
A BBC film of the International skating star Gloria Nord.

An Interview with Henry Sherek.

The sensational illusionist from Paris, Mireldo.

I am a Camera
An excerpt from the play by Christopher Isherwood with Hazel Penwarden.

"I" Songs
A medley of well-known tunes danced to choreography by Irving Davies.


Alan Melville
Author (A.B.C. of Show Business):
Wolf Mankowitz
Skater (Ice Shows):
Gloria Nord
Interviewee (Impresario):
Henry Sherek
Illusionist (Illusion):
null Mireldo
Writer (I am a Camera):
Christopher Isherwood
[Actress] (I am a Camera):
Hazel Penwarden
Irving Davies
Orchestra directed by:
Eric Robinson
W. Macqueen-Pope
Peter Noble
Compiled by:
Ken Smith
G. B. Lupino
Bryan Sears

by William Makepeace Thackeray.
Adapted in six weekly instalments by Constance Cox and Ian Dallas.
[Starring] Joyce Redman
The action takes place: at Joseph Sedley's house in Gillespie Street, London; in a gambling room; in the Sedleys' hotel; and in Becky's lodgings at Pumpernickel in Germany.
Time, 1828
Film sequences for "Vanity Fair" made by the BBC Film Unit


William Makepeace Thackeray
Adapted by:
Constance Cox
Adapted by:
Ian Dallas
Campbell Logan
Stephen Bundy
Costume supervision:
Elizabeth Agombar
Make-up supervision:
Tommy Manderson
Film Cameraman:
Ray Densham
Film Editor:
Alan Martin
George Osborne:
Michael Caridia
Joseph Sedley:
Jack May
Joseph's butler:
Graham Leaman
Major Dobbin:
Derek Blomfield
Petra Davies
Joyce Redman
Ernst Ulman

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