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: Cricket: Third Test Match: England v. Australia

Last day's play at Headingley, Leeds.
(to 13.30)


Commentator: E. W. Swanton
Commentator: Brian Johnston
Television presentation: Ray Lakeland

: Cricket: Third Test Match: England v. Australia

From Headingley, Leeds.

: Mainly for Women: Your Own Time

A magazine of interest and entertainment for younger women.

People Behind the Scene
Polly Elwes introduces a telephone operator.

Beauty News
Lisa Rayne

Man's Eye View: 1: Who Does What?
James Drake

Garden in a Posy
Mary Bailey

Mouth Organ
Tommy Reilly

Introduced by Helen Shingler.
See facing page


Item presenter (People Behind the Scene): Polly Elwes
Item presenter (Beauty News): Lisa Rayne
Item presenter (Man's Eye View): James Drake
Item presenter (Garden in a Posy): Mary Bailey
Organist (Mouth Organ): Tommy Reilly
Presenter: Helen Shingler
Producer: Rosemary Hill

: Cricket: Third Test Match: England v. Australia

From Headingley, Leeds.

: Watch with Mother: Andy Pandy

Maria Bird brings Andy to play with your small children and invites them to join in songs and games.
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
Gladys Whitred sings the songs


Narrator/script, music and settings: Maria Bird
Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Singer: Gladys Whitred

: Cricket: Third Test Match: England v. Australia

From Headingley, Leeds.

: Children's Television

The Seal Islands of Alaska
Introduced by Peter Scott.
In July 1953 James Fisher and Roger Tory Peterson visited the Pribilov Islands, the islands that inspired Rudyard Kipling's tale 'The White Seal'. They studied and filmed the birds and animals, and James Fisher shows some of the film to Peter Scott.

The Press Gang
A sea adventure by George Naish of the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich and Naomi Capon.
Time: 1803


Presenter (The Seal Islands of Alaska): Peter Scott
Guest/filmmaker (The Seal Islands of Alaska): James Fisher
Filmmaker (The Seal Islands of Alaska): Roger Tory Peterson
Writer (The Press Gang): George Naish
Writer/producer (The Press Gang): Naomi Capon
Jack Hardy, Mate of the Marquis of Granby: Denis Quilley
Celia, his fiancee: Elizabeth Henson
Jim, her brother: Brian Smith
Tom Spunyarn, boatswain of the Marquis of Granby: Michael Brennan
Captain of the Frigate Apollo: John Richmond
First Lieutenant: Barry Letts
Lieutenant Stephens: Alan Edwards
Quartermaster: Mervyn Blake
Sailors: Joseph Chelton
Sailors: Richard Grant
Sailors: Ian Whittaker
Sailors: Richard Walter

: Cricket: Third Test Match: England v. Australia

The closing overs.
(to 18.30)

: News; Sports News; Newsreel

followed by The Weather

: Highlight

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


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore

: The Billy Cotton Band Show

Billy Cotton calls Wakey Wakey! for the The Billy Cotton Band Show
Featuring Alan Breeze, Doreen Stephens and star guests from the world of entertainment.


Presenter/Bandleader: Billy Cotton
Musicians: The Billy Cotton Band
Singer: Alan Breeze
Singer: Doreen Stephens
Designer: George Djurkovic
Production: Brian Tesler

: Romney

by A. L. Barker.
Adapted by Lois Landauer.
[Starring] Rosalie Crutchley
The action takes place in 'The Lindens', a large country house in Ireland. The time is the present.
at 8.15


Author: A. L. Barker
Adapter: Louis Landauer
Producer: John Nelson Burton
Designer: Roy Oxley
Film: editor: Eddie Wallstab
Film: cameraman: Len Newsom
Harry Steen: Bernard Livesey
Wick: George Bishop
Joe Rigby: Edgar Wreford
Mrs. Brewer: Olga Dickie
Mr. Steen: Kevin Stoney
Margaret Vaughn: Rosalie Crutchley

: The Duke of Edinburgh's Study Conference

Robert Reid reports on the progress of the Conference and interviews members in the course of their study tours.


Reporter/interviewer: Robert Reid

: Short Story

told by E. Eynon Evans.


Storyteller: E. Eynon Evans

: Picture Parade

A weekly magazine programme of films and film personalities.
Introduced by Peter Haigh.


Presenter: Peter Haigh
Presented by: Alan Sleath

: News

: Hans at the Piano

recalls for you 'A Year of Melody' with his own arrangements of tunes you sang and whistled in 1932.
From the BBC's television studio, Manchester
See facing page
Followed by The Weather and Close Down


Pianist: Hans
Presented by: Barney Colehan

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