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For Older Children
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'.
(A BBC telerecording of the broadcast on December 7, 1956)

Contributors

Author:
Charles Dickens
Adapted by:
Vincent Tilsley
Director:
Stuart Burge
Producer:
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
Dora:
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

where Patricia Lewis introduces a light-hearted entertainment with Eddie McDonald, Joan Manning, The Brunette Toppers and Nat Temple and his Orchestra.

Contributors

Presenter:
Patricia Lewis
Singer:
Eddie McDonald
Singer:
Joan Manning
Dancers:
The Brunette Toppers
Musicians:
Nat Temple and his Orchestra
Dance direction:
Larry Gordon
Producer:
Richard Afton

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 'L'
Introducing in alphabetical order: Dilys Laye, Evelyn Laye and Frank Lawton, Emile Littler, Margaret Lockwood and her daughter Julia in a special BBC film, Moura Lympany and Vera Lynn.

(Margaret Lockwood is appearing in "Subway in the Sky" at the Savoy Theatre, London)

Contributors

Presenter/Interviewer:
Alan Melville
Author (A.B.C. of Show Business):
Wolf Mankowitz
[Actress]:
Dilys Laye
[Actress]:
Evelyn Laye
[Actor]:
Frank Lawton
Performer:
Emile Littler
Interviewee:
Margaret Lockwood
Interviewee:
Julia Lockwood
Pianist:
Moura Lympany
Singer:
Vera Lynn
Choreographer:
Irving Davies
Orchestra Director:
Eric Robinson
Research:
W. Macqueen-Pope
Research:
Peter Noble
Compiled by:
Ken Smith
Producer:
Bryan Sears

by Sir Walter Scott.
Adapted for television in six weekly instalments by Vincent Tilsley.
[Starring] Maxine Audley and Robin Bailey
The action takes place at Kenilworth Castle and at Cumnor Place, near Oxford. Time. 1575
Film sequences for 'Kenilworth' made by the BBC Film Unit

Contributors

Author:
Sir Walter Scott
Adapter:
Vincent Tilsley
Producer:
Chloe Gibson
Designer:
Fanny Taylor
Fight arranged by:
Peter Diamond
Dance arranged by:
Geraldine Stephenson
Costume supervision:
Joyce Hammond
Make-up supervision:
Elizabeth Blattner
Cameraman:
Ray Densham
Editor:
James Colina
Cast:
in order of appearance:
Wayland Smith:
Alan Edwards
Jailer:
Graham Ashley
Edmund Tressilian:
Paul Eddington
Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester:
Robin Bailey
Lord Hunsdon:
James Raglan
Walter Raleigh:
Stuart Hutchison
Elizabeth I, Queen of England:
Maxine Audley
Lord Burleigh:
Hugh Moxey
Thomas Ratcliffe, Earl of Sussex:
Manning Wilson
Edmund Blount:
Howard Lamb
The Duchess of Rutland:
Rowena Ingram
Janet:
Margaret Tyzack
Anthony Foster:
Robert Hunter
Amy Robsart:
Ann Firbank
Richard Varney:
Anthony Newlands
Other parts played by:
Jill Cary
Other parts played by:
Carol Graham
Other parts played by:
Langton Jones
Other parts played by:
Gerald Mordan
Other parts played by:
Pauline Murch
Other parts played by:
Keith Smith
Other parts played by:
June Vivian

A nation-wide search for the person considered most suitable to receive £3,500 for investment in his or her career.
Twelve candidates have been selected to compete in three regional heats, from each of which two will pass to the final.
Introduced by Peter West.
Organised by the News Chronicle
See page 11

Contributors

Presenter:
Peter West
Presented for television by:
Bill Duncalf

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