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: Watch with Mother: Picture Book

For the very young
Vera McKechnie turns the pages, and shows you how to make paper chains.
You need pieces of plain or coloured paper, scissors, and pencil
BBC film
(to 11.00)


Presenter: Vera McKechnie
Editor: Maria Bird
Producer: Freda Lingstrom

: Cricket: England v. South Africa - Third Test Match

Fourth day's play at The Oval.


Commentator: Brian Johnston
Commentator: Peter West
Commentator: Denis Compton
Commentator: Richie Benaud
Summaries: E. W. Swanton
Television presentation: Philip Lewis

: Bank Holiday Grandstand

See panel

Today's Timetable:

12.40 Cricket

1.30 Motor Racing

2.5 Cricket

2.20 Racing

2.35 Cricket and Athletics

3.20 Racing

3.35 Motor Racing

3.50 Racing

4.5 Motor Racing and Athletics

4.35 Cricket

4.55 Results Service

While it is hoped to keep to the above timings, they may be altered by events
Test Match on BBC-2 from 5.0

: Police Patrol

A new series showing real life and adventure among the Police of many lands.
Introduced by David Edwards.

and including
Flint of the C.I.D.
A detective puzzle by Leonard Chase.


Presenter: David Edwards
Writer (Flint of the C.I.D.)/producer: Leonard Chase
Flint: Peter Dennis
John Banks: Himself
Brian: Brian Walton

: Ripcord: Picture of Terror

A second chance to see the film series about the adventures of two dare-devil parachutists.

A photographer who specialises in pictures of disaster hires the Ripcord boys to fly over a forest fire.

: Cricket: England v. South Africa - Third Test Match

The closing overs of the fourth day's play at The Oval.

: The News

: Town and Around

News and views from London and the South-East.
Introduced by Corbet Woodall.
followed by The Weather


Presenter: Corbet Woodall

: Billy Smart's Circus

A special holiday show from the world's largest Tenting Circus.
Introduced by Keith Fordyce.

Outside Attraction:

Over sixty feet high suspended from the jib of a crane above the Big Top
star aerialist Ria Roeber

In the Ring:

Whirlwind Arabians
The Charifien Troupe

Hydraulic Handstand
Quaino the Amazing Luxembourger

Pigeons on Horseback presented by

Aerial Unicycle propelled by
The Dutch Atoms

Riotous Risley from Italy
The Bedinis

Clown into Space
with astronauts Maxo, Toto, and Bimbo.
Scenes at the launching pad described by Keith Fordyce.

Birma and Her Baby Elephants
presented by Billy Smart Jr.

The great American trapeze artist

From the Czechoslovakian State Circus
The Cycling Kludskys

Clowning Around
Spuggy, Alby Austin and Abdeslam

Billy Smart's Touring Show is appearing in South Wales
See page 19


Presenter/commentator (Clown into Space): Keith Fordyce
Aerialist: Ria Roeber
Acrobatics: The Charifien Troupe
Handstander: Quaino the Amazing Luxembourger
[Pigeons on Horseback] presented by: Vera
Aerial unicyclists: The Dutch Atoms
Performers: The Bedinis
Clowns: Maxo, Toto, and Bimbo
Animal act: Birma and Her Baby Elephants
[Birma and Her Baby Elephants] presented by: Billy Smart Jr.
Trapeze artist: Francarro
Cyclists: The Cycling Kludskys
Clowns: Spuggy, Alby Austin and Abdeslam
The Circus Band directed by: Ken Griffin
Musical associate: John Muldoon
Ringmaster: Alfred Delbosq
Circus presentation: Ronnie Smart
Circus presentation: David Smart
Producer: Derek Burrell-Davis

: The Likely Lads: A Star is Born

Written by Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais.
Starring Rodney Bewes as Bob and James Bolam as Terry
First shown on BBC-2


Writer/Producer: Dick Clement
Writer: Ian La Frenais
Music: Ronnie Hazlehurst
Singer: Jessie Robins
Jack: Donald McKillop
Cloughy: Bartlett Mullins
Blakey: Richard Moore
Rhona: Dilys Watling
Freddy: Bernard Spear
Mr. Collier: Alex McDonald
Mrs. Collier: Olive Milbourne

: The Good Old Days

Old-Time Music-Hall from the stage of the Famous City Varieties Theatre, Leeds.
By arrangement with Stanley Joseph and Michael Joseph
presenting The Beverley Sisters, Ray Alan and Lord Charles, Les Cinq Peres, Harry Bailey, Ray and Montesan, Les Claytons, Davies and Gray.
Chairman, Leonard Sachs
Davies and Gray are appearing at the Lido Theatre, Cliftonville
See page 19


Singers: The Beverley Sisters
Ventriloquist: Ray Alan
Singers: Les Cinq Peres
Comedian: Harry Bailey
Performers: Ray and Montesan
Performers: Les Claytons
Performers: Davies and Gray
Chairman: Leonard Sachs
Musical director: Bernard Herrmann
Producer: Barney Colehan

: The News

: The Best of Powell: The Court Martial of Captain Wycliff

A selection of the finest films from The Dick Powell Theatre.
Tonight's programme: The Court Martial of Captain Wycliff
Starring Dick Powell, Robert Webber and Ed Begley


Ed Clayborn: Dick Powell
John Wycliff: Robert Webber
Major Torsett: Ed Begley
Eve: Dina Merrill
Jack Doffer: James MacArthur
Fred Seals: Charles Ruggles
General Johanson: Robert Keith
General Secour: Alexander Scourby

: Sports Round-Up

Introduced by Frank Bough.


Athletics: England v. Czechoslovakia
Highlights of the International match from the White City.

Cricket: England v. South Africa
The best of today's action in the Third Test Match at The Oval.

Motor Racing
The day at Brands Hatch featuring the Guards Trophy.


Presenter: Frank Bough
Presented by: Brian Venner
Editor: Cliff Morgan

: 1965 Edinburgh International Festival

Music, Drama, Film, Art, Poetry-the performers, the personalities, the place itself.
Derek Hart introduces a nightly report from the nineteenth Festival, including major events recorded from the official programme.
Tonight: Henryk Szeryng (violin)
with the Scottish National Orchestra
Leader, Sam Bor
Conductor, Alexander Gibson
playing Sibelius Violin Concerto
Part of a Festival concert given in the Usher Hall, Edinburgh, on August 24

See page 20


Presenter: Derek Hart
Violinist: Henryk Szeryng
Musicians: The Scottish National Orchestra
[Orchestra] leader: Sam Bor
[Orchestra] conductor: Alexander Gibson
Presented for television by: Alan Rees
Director: David Bell
Assistant producer: John Drummond
Producer: W. Gordon Smith

: News Summary

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