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Public Service announcements.

: Cricket: An England XI v. A Rest of the World XI

You picked them-now's your opportunity to see them once again in action.

Sobers, Bland, Kanhai, Griffith - just four of the world-class cricketers that Radio Times readers have named to go into action today in their second match against an England team at Lord's.
Organised by the International Cavaliers Cricket Club in association with Rothmans of Pall Mall Ltd.
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Commentator: Peter West
Commentator: John Arlott
Commentator: Denis Compton
Commentator: Ted Dexter
Television Presentation: Philip Lewis

: Grandstand

See panel

Today's Timetable:

1 40 Snooker

1.50 Racing

2.10 Cricket

2.35 Snooker

2.50 Racing

3.5 Cricket

3.20 Racing

3.35 Cricket

4.15 Snooker

4.30 Athletics

4.55 Cricket and Results Service

While it is hoped to keep to the above timings they may be altered by events

Cricket on BBC-2 from 5.15

: Juke Box Jury

A new disc-a Hit or a Miss?
Comments and opinions on the latest pop releases.
This week's panel: Val Doonican, Dudley Moore, Barbara Ferris, Marian Montgomery
In the chair, David Jacobs


Panellist: Val Doonican
Panellist: Dudley Moore
Panellist: Barbara Ferris
Panellist: Marian Montgomery
Chairman: David Jacobs
Programme devised by: Peter Potter
Presentation: Stewart Morris

: Dr. Who: Four Hundred Dawns

by William Emms.
An adventure in space and time.
Starring William Hartnell as Dr. Who and Maureen O'Brien, Peter Purves

The Doctor and his friends meet the Chumblies and the Drahvins.
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Dr. Who meets the Drahvins when he lands on a strange planet at the start of a new adventure Galaxy Four.
BBC1 5.40
Today the wonderful space-time vessel Tardis and her remarkable commander Dr. Who resume their galactic voyage, interrupted by the summer. Long ago, when the stories of their adventures first started, the Doctor (William Hartnell) had three companions, but now he is reduced to two: Steven Taylor (Peter Purves), the space traveller snatched from the sinister grasp of the Mechanoids, and Vicki (Maureen O'Brien), the one-time castaway rescued from a distant planet.
Where their erratic craft will take the trio in the new series is only partially known. There is, of course, a better-than-even chance that they will come up once more against their traditional enemies the Daleks, and it is certain that they will be touching Earth again in one of the most exciting times and places of all legend - the 'ringing plains of windy Troy.'
There they will meet the valiant Achilles, Agamemnon, and the blustering Hector, and be near at hand when the Greeks bring off the most famous stratagem of all time - the introduction into the city of the Wooden Horse. John Wiles, who will take over production during this series from Verity Lambert, looks forward particularly to this story. He has for long been a keen student of the Trojan War and has produced plays on this subject for young people. However, for their first foray into the unknown the companions of the Tardis travel far from familiar earthly soil. Their vessel materialises on an inhospitable and supposedly uninhabited planet in distant Galaxy Four and, as always, the travellers' insatiable scientific curiosity leads them to start exploring. But they soon discover that they are by no means alone on the planet when they fall in with a strange entity called a Chumbley - one of a large corps of mechanical robots each of which is designed to carry out one specific task.
And these are not the planet's only other occupants: there are also the Drahvins, a race of beings dominated by females which has hit on the secret of endowing each individual with a fixed intelligence capacity, as in Aldous Huxley's book Brave New World. Three of these people appear in the nick of time to rescue the Doctor and his friends from the Chumblies, and to escort them back to the Tardis. One of them is the Drahvin leader, Maaga...
Galaxy Four is written by William Emms, and directed by Derek Martinus.

[Photo caption]
Cornered by a Chumbly...


Writer: William Emms
Title Music: Ron Grainer with the BBC Radiophonic Workshop
Designer: Richard Hunt
Producer: Verity Lambert
Director: Derek Martinus
Dr. Who: William Hartnell
Vicki: Maureen O'Brien
Steven: Peter Purves
Maaga: Stephanie Bidmead
Drahvin One: Marina Martin
Drahvin Two: Susanna Carroll
Drahvin Three: Lyn Ashley
Chumbley operator: Jimmy Kaye
Chumbley operator: William Shearer
Chumbley operator: Angelo Muscat

: The Dick Van Dyke Show: Never Bath on Saturday

A comedy film series featuring the hilarious adventures of a happy-go-lucky scriptwriter and his family.
Starring Dick Van Dyke
with Mary Tyler Moore, Morey Amsterdam, Rose Marie, Larry Mathews

Never Bath on Saturday
...it may take longer than you think!


Rob Petrie: Dick Van Dyke
Laura Petrie: Mary Tyler Moore
Buddy Sorrell: Morey Amsterdam
Sally Rogers: Rose Marie
Ritchie Petrie: Larry Mathews

: The Western: Union Pacific

Tonight's film stars Barbara Stanwyck, Joel McCrea
with Akim Tamiroff, Robert Preston, Brian Donlevy, Lynne Overman, Anthony Quinn

Cecil B. DeMille's epic tracing the seven turbulent years during which America's first transcontinental railroad was constructed.


Produced and directed by: Cecil B. Demille
Screenplay by: Walter de Leon
Screenplay by: C. Gardner Sullivan
Screenplay by: Jesse Lasky Jr.
Based on an adaptation by: Jack Cunningham
Of a story by: Ernest Haycox
Mollie: Barbara Stanwyck
Jeff Butler: Joel McCrea
Fiesta: Akim Tamiroff
Dick Allen: Robert Preston
Sid Campeau: Brian Donlevy
Leach Overmille: Lynne Overman
Cordray: Anthony Quinn
Duke Ring: Robert Barratt
General Casement: Stanley Ridges
Asa M. Barrows: Henry Kolker
General Dodge: Francis McDonald
Oakes Ames: Willard Robertson

: Last Night of the Proms

Television cameras are at the Royal Albert Hall for the second half of the final concert in the 71st Season of Henry Wood Promenade Concerts.
BBC Symphony Orchestra
leader, Hugh Maguire
conducted by Sir Malcolm Sargent
Josephine Veasey (mezzo-soprano)
Introduced by Richard Baker.


Musicians: BBC Symphony Orchestra
[Orchestra] leader: Hugh Maguire
[Orchestra] conducted by: Sir Malcolm Sargent
Mezzo-Soprano: Josephine Veasey
Presenter: Richard Baker
Television Presentation: Antony Craxton

: The Flying Swan: Open Day

[Starring] Margaret Lockwood at The Flying Swan
with Julia Lockwood

Founders Day at the local school involves the parents and pupils - and Mollie - in a series of crises.
(From the Midlands)


Script: Peter Steele
Producer: Harold Clayton
Director: David Giles
Jane Fenshaw: Natasha Pyne
Amanda Hirst: Georgina Hale
Rosalind: Gillian Royale
Carol: Julia Lockwood
Jessie: Molly Urquhart
Mollie: Margaret Lockwood
Barry Strickland: John Kelland
Leslie Rhodes: John Welsh
Ben Bannister: Ferdy Mayne
Charlie Manders: Garry Marsh
Margaret-Anne Baxter: Janice Dinnen
Piers: Norman Mitchell
George: John Boyd-Brent
Isobel Fenshaw: Rachel Kempson
Mrs. Grange: Judith Gick
Dwight Cooper: Hugh McDermott
Adrian Fenshaw: John Ringham
Josephine Hirst: Mary Kerridge
Colin Hirst: John Boxer

: News and Sport

: The Andy Williams Show

A series featuring song, music, and comedy and the best from the world of entertainment.
Starring Andy Williams
and this week's guests, Nanette Fabray, Joey Bishop
(Recorded in America)


Singer/presenter: Andy Williams
Guest: Nanette Fabray
Guest: Joey Bishop

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