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

In which Mr. Micawber decides upon "a final act of reparation" - in short, the undoing of Uriah Heep. And in which he invites his friends down to Canterbury to "witness an explosion."
(A BBC telerecording of the broadcast on December 14, 1956)
(For Older Children)

Contributors

Author:
Charles Dickens
Adapted by:
Vincent Tilsley
Director:
Stuart Burge
Designer:
Stephen Bundy
Producer:
Douglas Allen
Dora:
Sheila Shand Gibbs
David Copperfield:
Robert Hardy
Jip:
Champion Golden Days Penn Rose of St Lucia
Miss Betsey Trotwood:
Sonia Dresdel
Thomas Traddles:
Bernard Cribbins
Mr. Wilkins Micawber:
Hilton Edwards
A constable:
Raymond Adamson
Richard Babley ('Mr. Dick'):
Richard Goolden
Mr. Wickfield:
George Skillan
Uriah Heep:
Maxwell Shaw
Mrs. Heep:
Gretchen Franklin
Agnes Wickfield:
Mary Watson
A doctor:
Kevin Stoney

where Patricia Lewis introduces a light-hearted entertainment with Eddie McDonald,
Joan Manning, Peter Cavanagh, Jack Train, The Blonde Toppers, Nat Temple and his Orchestra.

Contributors

Presenter:
Patricia Lewis
Singer:
Eddie McDonald
Singer:
Joan Manning
Impressionist:
Peter Cavanagh
Comedian:
Jack Train
Dancers:
The Blonde Toppers
Musicians:
Nat Temple and his Orchestra
Dance direction:
Larry Gordon
Producer:
Richard Afton

McDonald Hobley invites you Up for the Cup.
Third round: Southampton v. the winners of Cardiff City v. Birmingham City
with Leslie Welch "The Memory Man" and Robin Richmond at the electric organ.
Pendyrus Male Voice Choir
Conductor, Arthur Duggan
Guest star: Lucille Graham

Contributors

Presenter:
McDonald Hobley
The Memory Man:
Leslie Welch
Organist:
Robin Richmond
Singers:
Pendyrus Male Voice Choir
Conductor:
Arthur Duggan
Singer/guest star:
Lucille Graham
Devised and written by:
Dennis Yates
Presented by:
Kenneth Milne-Buckley

(See foot of page)

A comedy by Ann Alexander and Lore Cowan

Husbands are perhaps not at their best, nor are they in their most perceptive mood at the breakfast table, with the toast and the morning paper. A young wife, even if she is very pretty, might well be driven into taking the most extravagant methods of attracting attention to her brand new hat. And who is to blame if misunderstandings arise in consequence.
The action takes place in a mews cottage in Chelsea
Time, the present

At 10.15

Contributors

Author:
Ann Alexander
Author:
Lore Cowan
Producer:
Archie Campbell
Designer:
Stephen Bundy
Jackie:
Sheila Sweet
John:
Michael Medwin
Roger:
Nicholas Parsons
Prue:
Jennifer White
Dr. Weekes:
Joan Hickson
Prof. Rinderschmalz:
Michael Hitchman

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