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A weekly series of exercises to music.
From the BBC's Midland television studio
A pamphlet giving notes on these exercises (price 9d.) and a folder for Women's Television Notes (price 2s.) may be obtained, post free, from [address removed]. (Crossed postal order, please-not stamps.)

Contributors

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

by Charles Dickens
Adapted in thirteen weekly instalments by Vincent Tilsley
(For Older Children)
Throughout the serial filmed sequences were by the BBC Film Sequence Unit
(A BBC telerecording of the broadcast on December 21, 1956)

Contributors

Author:
Charles Dickens
Adapted by:
Vincent Tilsley
Director:
Stuart Burge
Film Editor:
Eddie Wallstab
Wardrobe Supervision:
Elizabeth Agombar
Producer:
Douglas Allen
David Copperfield:
Robert Hardy
Agnes Wickfield:
Mary Watson
Thomas Traddles:
Bernard Cribbins
Miss Betsey Trotwood:
Sonia Dresdel
Wilkins Micawber:
Hilton Edwards
Mrs. Emma Micawber:
Olga Lindo
Daniel Peggotty:
George Woodbridge
Little Emily:
Dorothy Gordon
Mrs. Gummidge:
Mabel Constanduros
A sailor:
Ralph Ball
A French lady:
Ann Heffernan
Alfonse:
Champion Goldendays Galliard Rose of St. Lucia
Mr Wickfield:
George Skillan
Richard Babley:
Richard Goolden
Clara Peggotty:
Edna Morris
Mr. Bellstruther:
Peter Copley
Mrs. Sophy Traddles:
Barbara Bolton
A blind beggar:
Charles Wade

where Patricia Lewis introduces a light-hearted entertainment with The Brunette Toppers and Nat Temple and his Orchestra.

Contributors

Presenter:
Patricia Lewis
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.
The programme based on the A.B.C. of Show Business by Wolf Mankowitz.
This week's letter "M" for -
Mothers-in-law represented by Gladys Cooper and her son-in-law Robert Morley.
Sir Compton Mackenzie talking with W. Somerset Maugham at his villa in the South of France.
And in the studio:
Ann Hogarth presents Muffin the Mule with Jan Bussell; Oliver Messel; Ruby Murray; Bob Monkhouse; the music of Jimmy McHugh.

(Robert Morley is appearing in "Fanny" at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, London)

Contributors

Presenter:
Alan Melville
Author (A.B.C. of Show Business):
Wolf Mankowitz
Actress:
Gladys Cooper
Actor:
Robert Morley
Interviewer:
Sir Compton Mackenzie
Interviewee:
W. Somerset Maugham
Presenter (Muffin the Mule):
Ann Hogarth
Puppeteer(Muffin the Mule):
Jan Bussell
Interviewee:
Oliver Messel
Singer:
Ruby Murray
Comedian:
Bob Monkhouse
Composer:
Jimmy McHugh
Choreographer:
Beryl Kaye
Orchestra Director:
Eric Robinson
Designer:
Stephen Taylor
Research:
W. Macqueen-Pope
Research:
Peter Noble
Compiled by:
Ken Smith
Producer:
Bryan Sears

A Year with the Advance Party at Shackleton Base
Dr. Rainer Goldsmith and R. H. A. Stewart, who are back from Shackleton Base, tell David Attenborough of their experiences during the year they were isolated in the Antarctic, and show film and photographs taken there.
Donald Milner, the BBC Correspondent who accompanied the main expedition on the Magga Dan, describes the voyage out.
It is hoped to have an up-to-date report by radio direct from Dr. Fuchs at Shackleton Base.
See page 5

Contributors

Interviewee/Filmmaker:
Dr. Rainer Goldsmith
Interviewee/Filmmaker:
R.H.A. Stewart
Presenter/Interviewer:
David Attenborough
Interviewee:
Donald Milner
Interviewee:
Dr. Fuchs
Presented by:
Richard Cawston
Presented by:
Nancy Thomas

A television play by Duncan Ross.
[Starring] Marius Goring
The action is set in a village pub in Yorkshire.
Time, the present

Contributors

Writer:
Duncan Ross
Designer:
Stephen Bundy
Producer:
George R. Foa
Bob Bell:
Jack Lambert
Mary Bell:
Hilda Fenemore
Colonel Smith-Brown:
Ian Colin
Jack Walker:
John Sharp
Wolf Meenor:
Ferdy Mayne
Susan Brown:
Vanda Godsell
Lester Hockley:
Marius Goring
Gordon Fellowes:
Russell Waters
Charles Sharp:
David Morrell
Sam:
William Lucas
Doctor Fitzpatrick:
Kevin Stoney

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