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by E. W. Swinton and James Fisher.

The first bird we know about was Archaeopteryx which lived about two hundred million years ago. It had teeth like a reptile's and a long jointed tail. The programme also tells the story of the discovery of other fossils and shows some reconstructions of birds that have become extinct.

Contributors

Presenter:
E. W. Swinton
Presenter:
James Fisher
Director:
Eric Simms
Producer:
F. R. Elwell

by Charles Dickens
Adapted for television by Vincent Tilsley

In which Nicholas encounters Sir Mulberry Hawk with disastrous consequences; and in which, having taken his mother and sister out of Ralph's care and installed them with Miss La Creevy, he has the good fortune to meet with the Cheeryble brothers.
(A BBC telerecording)

Contributors

Author:
Charles Dickens
Adapted by:
Vincent Tilsley
Director:
Eric Tayler
Designer:
Stephen Bundy
Producer:
Douglas Allen
A waiter:
Ralph Ball
Nicholas Nickleby:
William Russell
Smike:
Brian Peck
Sir Mulberry Hawk:
Douglas Wilmer
Mr. Pluck:
Victor Platt
Mr. Pyke:
Graham Crowden
Lord Frederick Verisopht:
Jack May
Newman Noggs:
Richard Wordsworth
Miss La Creevy:
Rosamund Greenwood
Hannah:
Greta Wood
Mrs. Nickleby:
Gillian Lind
Kate Nickleby:
Jennifer Wilson
Ralph Nickleby:
Malcolm Keen
Mr. Alfred Mantalini:
Carl Bernard
Madame Mantalini:
Fabia Drake
Mr. Charles Cheeryble:
George Howe
Tim Linkinwater:
Bartlett Mullins
Mr. Ned Cheeryble:
Roddy Hughes
Wackford Squeers:
Esmond Knight
Master Wackford Squeers:
Keith Davis

A weekly date with Percy Thrower whose seasonal work tonight shows:
Planting out from a nursery bed of brussels sprouts and other brassicas, and treatment against club root; Sowing French beans under cloches; Top dressing begonias; Control of pests in the greenhouse

Lawns and Grasses
J. B. Escritt Assistant Director of the Sports Turf Research Institute, Bingley discusses methods of obtaining a new lawn, seasonal work on established bwns, and the use of weed killers.

From the BBC's Midland television studio

Contributors

Presenter:
Percy Thrower
Item presenter (Lawns and Grasses):
J. B. Escritt
Presented by:
John Farrington

Look around with Derek Hart.
Sport-Music-People
Cinema-Theatre-Argument
with Geoffrey Johnson Smith and this week, Lucille Mapp, Noel Harrison

Contributors

Presenter:
Derek Hart
Reporter:
Geoffrey Johnson Smith
Singer:
Lucille Mapp
Singer/guitarist:
Noel Harrison
Producer:
Donald Baverstock

Cyril Stapleton presents Show Band Parade featuring his Show Band in popular music of yesterday, today and tomorrow with Ronnie Hilton, Stan Stennett, Diane Todd, The Confrey Phillips Trio, Sheila O'Neill, Bob Stevenson, Graham MacCormack, Greta Hamby, Michel Boudot, The Show Band Singers (Directed by Cliff Adams)

Contributors

Presenter/bandleader:
Cyril Stapleton
Singer:
Ronnie Hilton
Singer:
Stan Stennett
Singer:
Diane Todd
Musicians:
The Confrey Phillips Trio
Dancer:
Sheila O'Neill
Dancer:
Bob Stevenson
Dancer:
Graham MacCormack
Dancer:
Greta Hamby
Dancer:
Michel Boudot
Singers:
The Show Band Singers
[Singers] directed by:
Cliff Adams
Production scenes staged by:
Alfred Rodrigues
Producer:
Graeme Muir

Dramatised for television by A. R. Rawlinson.
with Peter Sallis as Samuel Pepys
The action takes place in the City of London, at Greenwich and at Dagnams, Essex.

It is June 1665. War has broken out between England and Holland. Lord Sandwich, at sea with the Fleet, has entrusted Samuel Pepys with the preliminary arrangements for his daughter's marriage. To Samuel's relief, the English Fleet win a great naval victory -but his rejoicings are tempered by the first rumblings of the Plague.

Contributors

Author:
Samuel Pepys
Dramatised for television by:
A.R. Rawlinson
Producer:
Chloe Gibson
Music composed by:
Christopher Whelen
Film sequences photographed by:
Douglas Wolfe
Film editor:
James Colina
Designer:
Fanny Taylor
Samuel Pepys:
Peter Sallis
Coachman:
James Page
First Watchman:
Harry Littlewood
Second Watchman:
Dennis Handby
Elizabeth Pepys:
Susan Maryott
William Hewer:
Alan Rowe
Mercer:
Audrey Blezard
Lord Sandwich:
Manning Wilson
Servant:
Keith Marsh
Philip Carteret:
Stuart Hutchison
Lord Crew:
Richard Williams
Lady Jemimah Sandwich:
Gina Shiel
Lady Sandwich:
Josephine Wilson
Lady Wright:
Henrietta Russell
Boatman:
James Roughead
First Citizen:
Henry Kay
Second Citizen:
Bryan Kendrick
Duke of Albemarle:
John Arnatt
Third Watchman:
James Belchamber
Man:
Richard Coe
Mother of child:
Lola Willard
Father of child:
Robert James
Lady Castlemaine:
Diana Fairfax

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This data is drawn from the Radio Times magazine between 1923 and 2009. It shows what was scheduled to be broadcast, meaning it was subject to change and may not be accurate. More