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: The Royal Visit to Scotland

See columns 3 and 4

: Golf: The Open Championship

BBC Television Outside Broadcast cameras are at the Royal Liverpool Golf Club at Hoylake to see play during the second round of the Championship.
(to 13.30)


Commentator: Henry Longhurst
Television presentation: Antony Craxton

: Lawn Tennis and Golf

Further visits by BBC Television Outside Broadcasts to the Lawn Tennis Championships at Wimbledon and the Open Golf Championship at Hoylake.


Commentator (at Wimbledon): Dan Maskell
Commentator (at Wimbledon): Michael Henderson
Commentator (at Wimbledon): Peter West
Television presentation: Bill Duncalf

: Watch with Mother: Rag, Tag, and Bobtail

For the Very Young
(A BBC Television Film)

: Lawn Tennis and Golf

From Wimbledon and Hoylake.

: Children's Television

Meet the Penguins: Bobo Goes Ballooning
Story by J. M. Smith Wright.

Sketch Club
Your host is Adrian Hill.

The Gordon Honour: 2: The Crusader's Candlestick
(First series)
Written and produced by Shaun Sutton.
The adventures of a candlestick in seven episodes.


Writer (Meet the Penguins): J. M. Smith
Pictures (Meet the Penguins): Sam Williams
Pictures (Meet the Penguins): Elizabeth Williams
Assisted by (Meet the Penguins): Caroline Guthrie
Music (Meet the Penguins): John Hooper
[Music] played by (Meet the Penguins): Tom McCall
Voices (Meet the Penguins): Madi Hedd
Voices (Meet the Penguins): Peter Hawkins
Special effects (Meet the Penguins): Alfred Davis
Special effects (Meet the Penguins): Douglas Mair
Presented by (Meet the Penguins): Gordon Murray
Host (Sketch Club): Adrian Hill
Writer/producer (The Gordon Honour): Shaun Sutton
Fights arranged by (The Gordon Honour): Peter Diamond
Lord Freddie Gordon: Bruce Gordon
Sir Rufus Gordon: Bruce Gordon
Admiral the Duke of Tyburne: Paul Whitsun-Jones
Sir James Fitzwilliam: Colin Douglas
Ronald Fitzwilliam: Barry Letts
Sir Malthus Fitzwilliam: Barry Letts
Poppy, the maid: Sheila Shand Gibbs
The Slave Girl Elfrida: Sarah Ferni
King Richard the Lion Heart: Robert Raikes
Prince Salamud: Marne Maitland
Other parts played by: Dennis Ramsden
Other parts played by: Peter Diamond
Other parts played by: Peter Macarte
Other parts played by: Brian Sheehy

: Lawn Tennis and Golf

From Wimbledon and Hoylake.

: Highlight

People, events, comments of today.
Introduced by Cliff Michelmore.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore

: The Royal Show: Newcastle upon Tyne, 1956

BBC Television Outside Broadcast cameras go to the Royal Agricultural Society's Annual Show to meet the people, livestock, and exhibits that have hit the headlines.


Commentator: Dorian Williams
Arranged by: Godfrey Baseley
Producer: Peter Webber

: Rats to You

The Grand Order of Water Rats the Variety profession's most famous confraternity presents Rats to You being the fourth of a fortnightly series featuring Stars, Celebrities and Members of the Order.
This week King Rat Dave O'Gorman and Past King Rat George Elrick introduce
Jack Warner, Robert Beatty, Lupino Lane, Dorothy Squires, Arthur English, Leslie Adams, Jacqueline Delman, Max Bacon, Cardew Robinson, Peter Haigh, The Water Rats' Choir and Guest Stars.


King Rat: Dave O'Gorman
Past King Rat: George Elrick
Performer: Jack Warner
Performer: Robert Beatty
Comedian: Lupino Lane
Singer: Dorothy Squires
Comedian: Arthur English
Comedian: Leslie Adams
Soprano: Jacqueline Delman
Comedian: Max Bacon
Comedian: Cardew Robinson
Performer: Peter Haigh
Singers: The Water Rats' Choir
Orchestra directed by: Eric Robinson
Script: Freddie Robertson
Designer: Audley Southcott
Producer: Richard Afton

: The Death of the Heart

from the novel by Elizabeth Bowen.
Television play by Anne Allan and Julian Amyes.
[Starring] David Peel, Robert Speaight, Andre van Gyseghem and Heather Sears


From the novel by: Elizabeth Bowen
Television play by: Anne Allan
Television play by/Producer: Julian Amyes
Designer: Barry Learoyd
St Quentin Miller: Andre van Gyseghem
Anna Quayne: Ann Castle
Matchett: Beryl Measor
Portia: Heather Sears
Thomas Quayne: Peter Coke
Major Brutt: Robert Speaight
Eddie: David Peel
Lilian: Elizabeth Saunders
Daphne Heccomb: Priscilla Morgan
Mrs Heccomb: Edith Sharpe
Dickie Heccomb: John Fabian
Cecil: Timothy Harley
Mr Bursley: Lane Meddick

: Give and Take

Christopher Chataway and six Fleet Street journalists challenge Father Agnellus Andrew to defend his beliefs.


Interviewer/presenter: Christopher Chataway
Interviewee: Father Agnellus Andrew
Producer: Huw Wheldon

: News

: Today on the Centre Court

A BBC television film of some of the highlights of the day's play at Wimbledon.
Followed by The Weather; Road Works Report and Close Down


Commentary: Peter Wilson

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