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: Cricket: Fifth Test Match: England v The Rest of the World

for the Guinness Trophy
First day

The final Test Match between the star-studded Rest of the World side and the England team, containing 11 players who will be hoping to book their tour places to Australia this winter.
The whole of the first morning's play direct from The Oval
Introduced by Peter West


Presenter: Peter West
Commentary Team: Richie Benaud
Commentary Team: Jim Laker
Commentary Team: Denis Compton
Commentary Team: Ted Dexter
Production: Nick Hunter
Production: David Kenning

: Watch with Mother: The Herbs


: The News

1.53 Interval


Weatherman: Bert Foord

: Maes a Mor

Out and about with John Bevan


Presenter: John Bevan

: Closedown

: Cricket: Fifth Test Match

Further coverage from The Oval
(On BBC2 from 4.30)

: Interval

: Play School

: The Mole and the Green Star

The Mole is a very tidy little animal especially when it's time for spring-cleaning.

: Dusty of the Circus: Lion on the Loose

A ferocious lion escapes from Clyde, the lion-tamer.

: Adventure Weekly: Part 3: Take-Over

by Victor Pemberton

'Fred' and the boys have crashed Lord Huntingford's London office to try to stop him closing Adventure Weekly.


Writer: Victor Pemberton
Designer: Desmond Chinn
Producer: John McRae
Director: Barry Letts
Lord Huntingford: Dallas Cavell
Peter Perkins: Brent Oldfield
Andy Rogers: Len Jones
Swot English: Frank Barry
Tubby Taylor: Ian Ellis
'Fred' Somers: Elizabeth Dear
Mick Patterson: Larry Burns
Clive Hemmings: Frederick Danner
Deacon: David Bauer
Thompson: Hamish Roughead
Sutcliffe: Gregory Scott
Mr Perkins: Morris Perry
Secretary: Sheila Hammond

: Wild World

Animals in close-up, in action, and in our lives with Tony Soper

Flamingos: In Africa Lesser Flamingos form a pink fringe around the lakes, and when thousands flock together it is a wonderful sight.

Orchids: Compare wild British orchids with some of the cultivated kinds and see one of our rare ones hand-pollinated.

Sea Swallows: These graceful sea birds nest around our coasts in summer. Some live in noisy bird cities, others keep more to themselves. In winter they journey thousands of miles to warmer places.

(from Bristol)


Presenter: Tony Soper
Director: Peter Crawford
Producer: John Sparks

: Abbott and Costello

A cartoon series

: London

The facts, the people, the background of the nation's capital

The news, features, opinions of the country at large, co-ordinated by Michael Barratt from BBC studios throughout the United Kingdom.


Producer (London): Michael Townson
Presenter (Nationwide): Michael Barratt
Editor (Nationwide): Michael Bunce

: The Doctors

Written by Max Marquis
Starring Nigel Stock, Barry Justice

Flora Adamson is taken ill on the way home from the sea. One of the patients saves Mrs. Baynes some money. Dr. Owens and Dr. Conrad have patients with similar symptoms.


Writer: Max Marquis
Mrs. Baynes: Maureen O'Reilly
Joan Riley: Christine Pollon
Sunshine: Arthur Whybrow
Mr. Beggs: John Scott
Mr. Harding: Bert Palmer
Mrs. Hunt: Hilda Barry
Mrs. Crossfield: Jennie Paul
Mr. Nemo: Desmond Jordan
Dr. Thomas Owens: Nigel Stock
Dr. Bill Conrad: Barry Justice
Meg Owens: Joan Newell
Dr. David Owens: Drewe Henley
Minty Adamson: Margery Withers
Flora Adamson: Dorothea Rundle
Di Pitt: Tamara Ustinov
Mrs. Pitt: Betty Baskcomb

: Tom and Jerry: Pet Peeve

Tom and Jerry playing cat and mouse.

: Top of the Pops

from this week's Top Thirty
Introduced by Tony Blackburn and Jimmy Savile
Top of the Pops Orchestra, Pan's People


Presenter: Tony Blackburn
Presenter: Jimmy Savile
Musicians: Top of the Pops Orchestra
Musical Director: Johnny Pearson
Dancers: Pan's People
Choreography: Flick Colby
Sound: Richard Chamberlain
Production: Mel Cornish

: The Expert: The Gun That Walked

by N.J. Crisp
Starring Marius Goring
with Ann Morrish
and Victor Winding, Michael Farnsworth, Valerie Murray
Guest stars, Ray Brooks, John Tate

When violent death strikes down a pretty farm girl, Dr Hardy and Inspector Fleming come up against a wall of stubborn reserve. Persistence at last brings Dr Hardy to a 'not inconsiderable suspicion' of the killer's identity. But proof...


Writer/Series created by: N. J. Crisp
Series created by/Producer: Gerard Glaister
Script Editor: Max Marquis
Designer: David Myerscough Jones
Director: Hugh David
Mary Ellis: Margaret Courtenay
Eric Redmond: Ray Brooks
Sandra Hughes: Valerie Murray
Dr. John Hardy: Marius Goring
Insp. Fleming: Victor Winding
Det.-Sgt. Ashe: Michael Farnsworth
PC Bentley: Peter Welch
James Redmond: John Tate
Andrew Redmond: Michael Forrest
Bill Redmond: Paul Grist
Tom Storey: Brian Cant
Dr. Jo Hardy: Ann Morrish

: The Main News

With Kenneth Kendall and the BBC's correspondents and reporters around the world and Weather


Newsreader: Kenneth Kendall

: Shirley Bassey: Singing Special

Tonight this international singing star makes one of her rare appearances in this country in a programme which includes What about today?; Yesterday I heard the rain; As I love you; Sea and sand; I must know; Going out of my head; I (who have nothing); I'll never fall in love again; The lady is a tramp; The joker; Big spender; Funny girl; You and I; Something; This is my life
with Brian Fahey and his Orchestra
(Poor little rich girl: page 9)


Singer: Shirley Bassey
Musicians: Brian Fahey and his Orchestra
Lighting: Ritchie Richardson
Sound: Len Shorey
Design: Victor Meredith
Production: Stewart Morris

: Across the Great Divide: Take a Pryde in the Arctic

"I don't think I could even begin to tell you why I like the Arctic, I just know I do - love it, it's more than a liking, it's almost a compulsion." (Duncan Pryde)

Cliff Michelmore reports on Duncan Pryde, a 33-year-old Scot who's become a legend in the Canadian Arctic. Why he went there, why he stays. What it's like to live at 140 below zero, to be trapped in a blizzard thousands of miles from anyone, to live as an Eskimo sharing another man's wife.
(Four Britons in the New World: page 8)


Subject: Duncan Pryde
Reprter: Cliff Michelmore
Producer: Angela Pope

: 24 Hours

Presented all this week by Kenneth Allsop with the latest news in pictures and with on-the-spot reports by Bernard Falk, David Lomax, Tom Mangold, Fyfe Robertson and Denis Tuohy and special contributions from Keith Kyle and Robert McKenzie


Presenter: Kenneth Allsop
Reporter: Bernard Falk
Reporter: David Lomax
Reporter: Tom Mangold
Reporter: Fyfe Robertson
Reporter: Denis Tuohy
Reporter: Keith Kyle
Reporter: Robert McKenzie

: Weatherman

: The Expanding Classroom: 2: Eveline Lowe

An insight into the Modern Primary School
Presented by David Lucas
(from Bristol)



Presenter: David Lucas
Producer: Eileen Molony

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