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by Charles Dickens
Adapted for television by Vincent Tilsley

In which Nicholas is an uninvited guest at a wedding and incurs the fury of Ralph, who redoubles his efforts to bring about the final ruin of his nephew, and in which one chapter of our story closes for ever.

Contributors

Author:
Charles Dickens
Adapted by:
Vincent Tilsley
Director:
Eric Tayler
Producer:
Douglas Allen
Walter Bray:
Maurice Colbourne
Nicholas Nickleby:
William Russell
Madeline Bray:
Marilyn James
Arthur Gride:
Anthony Jacobs
Peg Sliderskew:
Ada Reeve
Ralph Nickleby:
Malcolm Keen
Kate Nickleby:
Jennifer Wilson
Mrs. Grimshaw:
Betty Hare
Wackford Squeers:
Esmond Knight
Newman Noggs:
Richard Wordsworth
Frank Cheeryble:
Barry Foster
Mr. Charles Cheeryble:
George Howe
A Doctor:
Michael Hitchman
Smike:
Brian Peck

A weekly date with Percy Thrower whose seasonal work tonight includes:
Planting out summer bedding plants; Picking seed pods off rhododendrons;
Planting outdoor tomatoes, marrows, and sweet corn; Disbudding and summer care of begonias

Sweet Peas
Cliff Lewis a horticulturist from Worcestershire shows methods of growing and training, removing side-shoots, and applying top dressing fertilisers, and recommends reliable varieties.
From the BBC's Midland television studio

Contributors

Presenter:
Percy Thrower
Item presenter (Sweet Peas):
Cliff Lewis
Presented by:
Paul Morby

Look around with Cliff Michelmore.
Sport - Music - People
Cinema - Theatre - Argument
with Derek Hart, Geoffrey Johnson Smith and this week, Maxine Daniels and Alex McEwen

Contributors

Presenter:
Cliff Michelmore
Reporter:
Derek Hart
Reporter:
Geoffrey Johnson Smith
Singer:
Maxine Daniels
Singer/guitarist:
Alex McEwen
Producer:
Donald Baverstock

Each week at this time Jack Watson invites you to join him in Blackpool for a visit to one of its many summer shows. His ticket for tonight takes him to the Central pier to see an excerpt from the 1958 Summer Revue 'Let's Have Fun' with Ken Dodd, Don Lang, Yvonne Michel and Erik, Brenda Barry and The Zio Angels with guest star, Josef Locke
(A special performance before an invited audience at the Central Pier, Blackpool)
See page 4

Contributors

Presenter:
Jack Watson
Comedian:
Ken Dodd
Singer:
Don Lang
Dancers:
Yvonne Michel and Erik
Performer:
Brenda Barry
Singers/dancers:
The Zio Angels
Tenor:
Josef Locke
Producer:
Peter Webster
Television presentation:
Barney Colehan

by Harry Junkin
Adapted by Tom Espie
[Starring] Delphi Lawrence

The scene is Toronto, and as the play begins, a wife has only thirty minutes in which to try to save her husband's life.
(See page 5)

Contributors

Author:
Harry Junkin
Adapted by:
Tom Espie
Designer:
John Cooper
Producer:
G.B. Lupino
Anna Jacks:
Delphi Lawrence
Prison Warden:
Joss Ambler
Mrs. MacLean:
Bessie Love
Chief Operator:
Laurrie Garner
Hotel Clerk:
Rodney Lovick
Barman:
Fred Johnson
Robert Henderson:
Stuart Nichol
Railwayman:
Eddie Malin
Judge MacLean:
Launce Maraschal
Telephone operator:
Corinne Langston
Telephone operator:
Doreen Keogh
Telephone operator:
June Grant
Telephone operator:
Susan Crawford
Telephone operator:
Mary Ellen Ray
Telephone operator:
Sheila Steafel

(Second series)
Robert McKenzie introduces five programmes illustrating the nature of the power wielded by outstanding political leaders of this century.
Including archive film and evidence from Megan Lloyd George, M.P., William George, Judge Ernest Evans, Lord Stansgate, Lord Beveridge, Lord Elibank

(See page 5)

Contributors

Presenter:
Robert McKenzie
Subject:
David Lloyd George
Interviewee:
Megan Lloyd George
Interviewee:
William George
Interviewee:
Judge Ernest Evans
Interviewee:
Lord Stansgate
Interviewee:
Lord Beveridge
Interviewee:
Lord Elibank
Film editor:
Alan Tetzner
Director:
Malcolm Brown
Producer:
Huw Wheldon

Dramatised by A.R. Rawlinson.
with Peter Sallis as Samuel Pepys

The action takes place in the City of London, at Whitehall Palace, and at Brampton.
It is February 1667. London has been gutted by the Great Fire. Although in Seething Lane the Navy Office itself has been spared, Samuel has other troubles.

Contributors

Author:
Samuel Pepys
Dramatised by:
A.R. Rawlinson
Producer:
Chloe Gibson
Music:
Christopher Whelen
Designer:
Fanny Taylor
Samuel Pepys:
Peter Sallis
Elizabeth Pepys:
Susan Maryott
Master Michell:
Bruce Wightman
Betty Michell:
Maureen O'Reilly
Nell Gwynne:
Sheila Brennan
William Hewer:
Alan Rowe
Master Michell's maid:
Pamela Binns
Lady Castlemaine:
Diana Fairfax
Sir William Coventry:
Paul Eddington
Duke of Buckingham:
Robert James
King Charles II:
Douglas Wilmer
Lord Clarendon:
Peter Stephens
Duke of York:
David Peel
Duke of Albemarle:
John Arnatt
Sir William Penn:
Anthony Newlands
John Pepys:
Frederick Peisley
Poll Pepys:
Patricia Heneghan
John Jackson:
Kenneth Watson
Deb Willett:
Rosemarie Anderson
John Evelyn:
John Sharplin
Master Wren:
John Dunbar
Bibi, King Charles's spaniel:
Champion Goldendays Penn Rose of St. Lucia

At the end of each day's business in the House of Commons the division bell rings and this cry echoes round the corridors and lobbies.
On Fridays this call has a special meaning because that is the day Members of Parliament go back to their constituencies to meet the people they represent; to hear their problems and answer their questions.
Tonight's programme is the first of a new series
Norman Dodds, M.P. Labour and Co-operative Member for Erith and Crayford, Tom Iremonger, M.P. Conservative Member for Ilford North answer questions put to them without notice by some of their constituents
In the chair, John Beavan
See page 5

Contributors

Panellist:
Norman Dodds
Panellist:
Tom Iremonger
Chairman:
John Beavan

Gilbert Harding introduces I Know What I Like
Presenting the type of entertainment which gives him pleasure and which he hopes will please you featuring Joan Hammond, Madeleine Buffandeau, Graham Payn,
Michael Ayrton, Hector Bolitho, James Fisher, Ursula Moreton, Sara Luzita, Greta Hamby, Graham MacCormack, Rex Rainer

Contributors

Presenter:
Gilbert Harding
Soprano:
Joan Hammond
Harpist:
Madeleine Buffandeau
Singer:
Graham Payn
Panellist:
Michael Ayrton
Panellist:
Hector Bolitho
Panellist:
James Fisher
Dancer:
Ursula Moreton
Dancer:
Sara Luzita
Dancer:
Greta Hamby
Dancer:
Graham MacCormack
Dancer:
Rex Rainer
Choreography:
Alfred Rodrigues
Conductor:
Eric Robinson
Musical arrangements:
William Hill-Bowen
Designer:
Natasha Kroll
Producer:
Harry Carlisle

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