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: Cricket: England v. West Indies: Fifth Test Match

Last day
The first of five visits to the Oval.


Commentator: Brian Johnston
Commentator: Peter West
Summaries: F. R. Brown
Television presentation: Antony Craxton

: Mainly for Women: Family Affairs

Dangerous Berries
Evelyn Gibbs shows pictures of poisonous fruits commonly found at this time of the year, and describes how they may be recognised.

Plastics in the Nursery
Peter Albu shows how the latest developments in plastics can save time and money.

Marriage by Arrangement
Mrs. Kaneez Khan who married at the age of fifteen in Pakistan talks about her family life.

Introduced by Joan Yorke.

Capital Crafts
A film about Edinburgh handicrafts including a demonstration of stained-glass manufacture


Item presenter (Dangerous Berries): Evelyn Gibbs
Item presenter (Plastics in the Nursery): Peter Albu
Interviewee (Marriage by Arrangement): Mrs. Kaneez Khan
Presenter: Joan Yorke
Producer: Joyce Belfrage

: Children's Television presents: Faraway Look

Introduced by Peter Scott.
Earlier this year Peter Scott returned from a wild-life filming expedition which took him from Australia to California by way of New Zealand and some Pacific Islands. In this first programme of a weekly series he begins the story of his travels and introduces animals found only in Australia.


Presenter/cameraman: Peter Scott
Cameraman: Charles Lagus
Film editor: Christopher Parsons
Producer: Tony Soper

: Children's Television: Stars of the Royal Swedish Ballet

Elsa Marianne von Rosen and Bjorn Holmgren
Introduced by Peggy van Praagh in dances from

Flower Festival at Genzano

The Sleeping Beauty

The Pro Arte Orchestra
(Leader, Antony English)
Conductor, John Lanchbery


Dancer: Elsa Marianne von Rosen
Dancer: Bjorn Holmgren
Presenter: Peggy van Praagh
Choreography (Flower Festival at Genzano): August Bournonville
Music (Flower Festival at Genzano): Helsted and Paulli
Music (The Sleeping Beauty): Tchaikovsky
Choreography (The Sleeping Beauty): Petipa
Musicians: The Pro Arte Orchestra
[Orchestra] Leader: Antony English
[Orchestra] conductor: John Lanchbery
Designer: Eileen Diss
Producer: Naomi Capon

: The Weather

: Cricket: England v. West Indies: Fifth Test Match

The closing overs of the match with summaries by Peter West and F. R. Brown.


Summariser: Peter West
Summariser: F. R. Brown

: I Married Joan: Manhole Cover

[Starring] Joan Davis

Joan can't sleep because of the noise of cars passing over a faulty manhole cover.
The Highways Department is forced to take even noisier action-assisted by the Ladies' Choral Society.


Joan Stevens: Joan Davis

: Club Night

Dave Morris invites you to join him in a weekly get-together to meet: Joe Gladwin as 'Cedric', Fred Ferris as 'The Wacker', Leonard Williams as 'Pongo' Bleasdale, Frank Bass as 'Snuffy' Hargreaves, Tom Harrison as The Secretary, Billy Smith as The Steward
The Singing Clubmen
Music by Jimmy Leach and The Clubnighters
Produced by John Ammonds in the BBC's North of England studios


Musicians: Jimmy Leach and the Clubnighters
Script: Dave Morris
Script: Frank Roscoe
Producer: John Ammonds
Comedian: Dave Morris
Cedric: Joe Gladwin
The Wacker: Fred Ferris
'Pongo' Bleasdale: Leonard Williams
'Snuffy' Hargreaves: Frank Bass
The Secretary: Tom Harrison
The Steward: Billy Smith
Singers: The Singing Clubmen

: This Is... The Henry Hall Show

presenting Henry Hall and his Orchestra in the last of the series with Eric Barker,
Edna Savage, Ronnie Carroll, Desmond Walter-Ellis, Patti Lewis, Vivienne Martin.


Musicians: Henry Hall and his Orchestra
Performer: Eric Barker
Singer: Edna Savage
Singer: Ronnie Carroll
Performer: Desmond Walter-Ellis
Singer: Patti Lewis
Performer: Vivienne Martin
Dancers: Mavis Ascott
Dancers: Joan Weston
Dancers: Mildred Anderton
Dancers: Michael Miller
Dancers: Sidoni Darrell
Dancers: David Spurling
Choreography: Mark Stuart
Musical Associate: Leonard Morris
Producer: John Warrington

: The Claverdon Road Job

by Willis Hall.
From the BBC's Midland television studio


Writer: Willis Hall
Producer: Peter Dews
Designer: Margaret Peacock
Police Sergeant Cargill: Leslie Sands
P.C. George Grayson: Albert Finney
Woman: Thelma Rogers
Mary Grayson: Margaret Anderson
P.C. Sam Thompson: Joby Blanshard
Police Cadet Benson: David Webster
Detective Superintendent Workington: Benson Hodgson
Ernest Armitage: Alan Rothwell
Mrs Armitage: Nancie Jackson
Factory Girl: Shirley Dyer
Factory Girl: Sheila Johnson
Hilda Jennings: Judith Bradshaw
Harry Armitage: Martin Starkie

: Give and Take

See top of page and page 11

: Blood Upon the Rose: Act 1

by George Scott-Moncrieff.
The action takes place in the sitting-room of Professor Jannik's flat in the capital city of an East European country. The time is the present.
Before an invited audience in the Lauriston Hall, Edinburgh
The play is one of the fringe events of the 11th Edinburgh International Festival


Writer: George Scott-Moncrieff
Director: Wilfred Bentley
Setting: Mary Purvis
Television presentation: Michael Henderson
Agata Troi, Elizabet's elder sister: Valerie Lush
Elizabet Jannik: Joanna Darrill
Vava Jannik, her elder daughter: Edith MacArthur
Julie Jannik, her younger daughter: Una McLean
Stepan Jannik, her son: Daniel Moynihan
Professor Lorent Jannik, her husband: Leonard Maguire
Kablat, Minister of the Interior: Brian Whittle
Nicolal: Peter Noel Cook
Kosmos Jannik, Elizabet's uncle: David Steuart

: News

followed by Weather and Close Down

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