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: Play School: Useful Box Day

A programme for children at home.
Presenters this week, Marian Diamond, Terence Holland
(Also on BBC-2)

As it's a Bank Holiday the Play School toys have a picnic today and the picture story is about a first visit to the seaside. There are two other picture stories during the week: 'Hiawatha's Childhood' on Wednesday and 'This is London' on Thursday. There are a lot of hats on the dressing-up pegs on Tuesday and as there's a washing machine in Play School on Friday Terry helps Marian with some laundry.
(to 11.25)


Presenter: Marian Diamond
Presenter: Terence Holland

: Cricket: Surrey v. Yorkshire

The second day's play from The Oval.


Commentator: Brian Johnston
Commentator: Richie Benaud
Commentator: Denis Compton
Commentator: Norman Yardley
Television presentation: Nick Hunter

: Holiday Grandstand

See panel

Today's Timetable
1.40 Motor Racing
2.10 Cricket
2.25 Motor Racing
3.10 Cricket
3.20 Racing
3.35 Motor Racing
3.50 Racing
4.5 Cricket
4.15 Motor Racing
4.20 Racing
4.35 Motor Racing
4.45 Cricket
5.0 Results Service
These timings may be altered by events

Introduced by Frank Bough

Featuring Racing... Motor Racing... Cricket

Racing from Newcastle
3.30 The Senior Service Stayers Cup Over 2 Miles
4.0 The Slaley Stakes Over 1 1/4 Miles
4.30 Langlee Nursery Handicap Stakes Over 6 Furlongs

Motor Racing from Brands Hatch
The Guards International Trophy for unlimited Sports Cars, over 60 laps
At 1.40 and 3.35

At 2.30 The British Eagle International Trophy for Sports Cars, over 20 laps Commentators: Raymond Baxter with John Bolster in the Pits

Cricket: Surrey v. Yorkshire
Second day's play
Further play from The Oval

At 3.0 Results service: Football results; Racing results: Cricket Scoreboard


Presenter: Frank Bough
Commentator (Racing): Julian Wilson
Commentator (Racing): Clive Graham
Television Presentation (Racing): Ray Lakeland
Commentator (Motor Racing): Raymond Baxter
Pit-lane Commentator (Motor Racing): John Bolster
Television Presentation (Motor Racing): Brian Johnson
Commentator (Cricket): Brian Johnston
Commentator (Cricket): Richie Benaud
Commentator (Cricket): Denis Compton
Commentator (Cricket): Norman Yardley
Television Presentation (Cricket): Nick Hunter
Presented by: Richard Tilling
Editor: Lawrie Higgins

: The Lifesavers: 5: Lifeline from the Sky

A look at some of the men who risk their lives for others.

The R.A.F. Rescue Service is called out to save a life in mid-air.
Introduced by Tim Gudgin.


Presenter: Tim Gudgin
Producer: Leonard Chase

: Poison Island: Episode 6

by Arthur Quiller-Couch.
Dramatised in six episodes by Bob Stuart.

Dr. Beauregard tells his story but is challenged to explain a mystery from Captain Coffin's log.
From the West


Author: Arthur Quiller-Couch
Dramatised by: Bob Stuart
Music composed by: Sidney Sager
Accordion: Reg Hogarth
Designer: Desmond Chinn
Producer: Campbell Logan
Director: Brandon Acton-Bond
Beauregard: Austin Trevor
Miss Belcher: Pat Nye
Captain Branscombe: Michael Gwynn
Miss Plinlimmon: Rosamund Greenwood
Jack Rogers: Terence Alexander
George Goodfellow: John Bown
Harry Brooks: Kit Williams
Lucky: Anthony Blackshaw
Aaron Glass: Jack Rodney
Metta: Irene Prador
Rosa: Gladys Taylor

: The News

: Town and Around

News and views from London and the South-East.
Introduced by Michael Aspel.

Followed by The Weather


Presenter: Michael Aspel

: United!

Series created by Brian Hayles.
A mystery for the Murdochs and a problem solved for Danny.
From the Midlands


Series creator: Brian Hayles
Story: Ray Mansell
Script: Nick McCarty
Technical Adviser: Jimmy Hill
Producer: Anthony Cornish
Director: Ronald Wilson
Bob McIver: John Breslin
Amanda Holly: Jill Meers
Mark Wilson: Ronald Allen
Deirdre Gosling: Beverley Jones
Betty Birkett: Linda Polan
Dick Mitchell: Tony Caunter
Vic Clay: Warwick Sims
Chris Wood: Michael Redfern
Gregg Harris: Graham Weston
Curly Parker: Ben Howard
Len Pryor: Tim Pearce
Ron McEwan: Sean Gerrard
Billy Broome: Dick Haydon
Ted Dawson: Robin Wentworth
Gerald Compton: Eric Longworth
Tom Canning: George Woolley
Mrs. Broome: Penelope Shaw
Iris Murdoch: Irene Bradshaw
Alan Murdoch: John Lyons

: Billy Smart presents: A Holiday Gala Circus

Circus Fanfare
The elephant-mounted trumpeters directed by Susie the Elephant.

Victorian Comedy Acrobat
the bewhiskered Herculeans

Roller Skating Wizards
spinning high and low - The Four Willers

A Crazy Battle of Wits
between a 1929 Austin Seven with a mind of its own and American clown Phil Enos.

Space Age Aerobatics
50ft. aloft in the roof of the Big Top for the first time in England The Barley Twins.

Children's Favourites
Chimpanzees, Chico and Bibo, Poodle Chemmy with Silvano

Dancing Clown on the silver wire
Britain's own Brian Andro

Springboard Precision
15-year-old Fabio flies to a four-man-high pyramid with this exuberant Italian troupe The Faggioni.

Unsupported Ladders
15 inches small to 15 feet tall brilliant balancing from the Russian Steppes Igor Gridneff.

Magnificent Mexicans on the Multiple Bars
far, fast, and fantastic the swinging Rodriguez.

(Billy Smart's Touring Circus is now appearing in Darlington)
See page 19


Comic acrobatics: The Herculeans
Roller skaters: The Four Willers
Clown: Phil Enos
Aerobatics: The Barley Twins
Clowns: Chico and Bibo
Clown: Brian Andro
Performers: The Faggioni
Equilibrist: Igor Gridneff
Performers: The Rodriguez
Circus presentation: Ronnie Smart
Circus presentation: David Smart
Ringmaster: Ares De Wit
Musical director: Ken Griffin
Commentator: Keith Fordyce
Producer: Mary David

: Brian Rix presents: Another Holiday Romp: Good Old Summertime

by Leslie Sands.

(Brian Rix, Leo Franklyn, Dennis Ramsden, Derek Royle, Sheila Mercier, and Diane Appleby are appearing in "Chase Me Comrade" at the Winter Gardens Theatre, Morecambe)
See page 21


Writer: Leslie Sands
Settings: Stanley Moore
Director: Wallace Douglas
Professor Smith: Dennis Ramsden
Hans: Derek Royle
Henry Pepper: Brian Rix
Daphne Pepper: Joan Sims
Florrie: Caroline Monkhouse
Mrs. Austin: Joan Sanderson
Wilf Pearson: Leo Franklyn
Ethel Pearson: Sheila Mercier
Sally Pearson: Diane Appleby

: The News

: Sherlock Holmes: The Abbey Grange

by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Dramatised by Clifford Witting
[Starring] Douglas Wilmer as Sherlock Holmes, Nigel Stock as Dr. Watson
with Nyree Dawn Porter as Lady Brackenstall, Peggy Thorpe-Bates as Theresa Wright

The brutal murder of wealthy Sir Eustace Brackenstall seems simple to the police. But Holmes's quick eye spots clues which suggest something far more complex.


Author: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Dramatised by: Clifford Witting
Music composed by: Max Harris
Designer: Archie Clark
Producer: David Goddard
Director: Peter Cregeen
Tom Randall: Ronald Adams
Frank Randall: Pierce McAvoy
William Randall: David Harrison
Theresa Wright: Peggy Thorpe-Bates
Sir Eustace Brackenstall: Michael Gover
Lady Brackenstall: Nyree Dawn Porter
Sherlock Holmes: Douglas Wilmer
Dr. Watson: Nigel Stock
Porter: Douglas Ives
Det.-Insp. Hopkins: John Barcroft
Sgt. Mitchell: Keneth Thornett
Cabbie: Ian Anders
Capt. Croker: Peter Jesson

: Gala Performance

James Robertson Justice introduces Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Yehudi Menuhin, Alida Belair, Marisa Robles, Kenneth Bannerman
The Bath Festival Orchestra
Leader, Robert Masters
Conducted by Lawrence Leonard
See page 21


Presenter: James Robertson Justice
Soprano: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf
Violinist: Yehudi Menuhin
Dancer: Alida Belair
Harpist: Marisa Robles
Dancer: Kenneth Bannerman
Musicians: The Bath Festival Orchestra
Orchestra leader: Robert Masters
Orchestra conducted by: Lawrence Leonard
Script adviser: Arthur Jacobs
Designer: Marilyn Taylor
Producer: Patricia Foy

: Suivez La Piste: 17: Piste Huit

Written by Emile de Harven.
Follow Up Your French in a twenty-five episode thriller serial.

Recipe for trail 8: Take chicken, foie gras, mix with champagne and serve in cold blood with a loaded revolver.

With Monique Messine as Catherine Leger, Michel Forain as Jean Dacier
and Gisele Grimm, Gerard Buhr

(First shown on BBC-2)
(Repeated next Sunday at 11.30 a.m.)


Writer: Emile de Harven
Presenter: Gisele Grimm
Presenter: Gerard Buhr
Course devised by: Michel Blanc
Course devised by: Ormond Uren
Language Adviser: Denys Player
Language Adviser: John Trim
Designer: Don Horne
Director: John Prescott Thomas
Producer: Colin Nears
Catherine Leger: Monique Messine
Jean Dacier: Michel Forain

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