Biography of Molly Gibson


Molly Gibson
c.1956

Photo courtesy of Andrew Brownfoot


Partial List of Puppetry Work
“The Magic Doll's House” (1959) (TV series, ITV) ...puppeteer (alongside Audrey Atterbury); co-writer of the script (with Gladys Whitred, from a story by Gladys Whitred)
Beauty and the Beast
(1957) (TV puppet play, BBC, produced by Gordon Murray) ...puppeteer (alongside Audrey Atterbury)
The Emperor’s Nightingale (1957) (TV puppet play, BBC, produced by Gordon Murray) ...puppeteer (alongside Audrey Atterbury)
"A Rubovian Legend" (1955) (TV series, 1st series of 3 episodes, B&W, marionette plays by Gordon Murray)
...puppeteer
“Toytown”
(1956-57) (TV puppet series, BBC, 8+ episodes, produced by Gordon Murray) ...puppeteer (alongside Audrey Atterbury, Elizabeth Thorndike, Bob Bura and John Hardwick
The Bird of Truth (1956) (TV puppet play, BBC, produced by Gordon Murray) ...puppeteer (alongside Audrey Atterbury, Elizabeth Thorndike, Bob Bura and John Hardwick)
The Wonderful Horse (1955) (TV puppet play, BBC) ...puppeteer (alongside Audrey Atterbury, Joan Garrick, Elizabeth Donaldson, Elizabeth Thorndike and Gordon Murray)
Will O' The Gris
(1955) (TV puppet play, BBC) ...puppeteer (alongside Audrey Atterbury, Gordon Murray, Woolf Goldberg and Joan Garrick)
“The Woodentops” (1955-58) (TV puppet series, 26x15m episodes, B&W film, shown in BBC’s ‘Watch With Mother’ slot. Created by Freda Lingstrom and Maria Bird. Scripts and music by Maria Bird) ...puppeteer (alongside Audrey Atterbury. Also alongside Gordon Murray in earlier episodes)
Episode Lisiting:
             Introduction
             Boats and Pigs
             Horse
             Spotty’s Paw
             Spotty’s Sheep
             Spotty’s Joke
             Dog Washing
             Injured Bird
             Bird Set Free
             Twins’ Holiday
             Soap Box
             Baby’s Bath
             Surprises
             Show
            
Party
             Buttercup
             Belling the Cow
             Hayfield
             Horse Shoe
             Steam Roller
             Geese
             Ducks
             Pram
             Dinner Bell
             Sacks
             Paper Hats
“The Flowerpot Men” (1952-54) (TV puppet series, 26x15m episodes, B&W film, shown in BBC’s ‘Watch With Mother’ slot. Created by Freda Lingstrom and Maria Bird. Scripts and music by Maria Bird) ...puppeteer (alongside Audrey Atterbury)
Episode Listing:
             Seeds
             Vegetables
             Cabbages
             Potato Men
             Tiny Men
             Stick-Men
             Shavings Man
             Stilts
             Steamroller
             Scarecrow
             Slowcoach Flies
             Mud Pies
             Bath in Hat
             Babies
             Babies Grow Up
             Live Chicks
             Icicles
             Boot Race
             Acrobats
             Bellows
             Water-Lilies
             Turnip Faces
             Umbrella
             Fairy Queen
             Weathercock
             Flying
 
“Andy Pandy” (1950-52) (TV puppet series, 26x15m episodes, B&W film, shown in BBC’s ‘Watch With Mother’ slot. Created, written and music by Maria Bird. Produced by Freda Lingstrom) ...puppeteer (alongside Audrey Atterbury)
Episode Listing:
             Tea Party
             Presents
             Music
             Hand Bells
             A.B.C.
             Bricks
             Playing School
             Play Shops
             Leaning House
             Pram
             Farm
             Garden
             Wall and Tortoise
             Turtles
             Boats
             Paddling Pool
             Horse and Fish
             Bird and Butterfly
             Rabbits
             Kittens
             Kings and Queens
             Jack in the Box
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For more information about many of the above programmes, please go to the Whirligig 1950s British Television Nostalgia website.