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: Lawn Tennis: The Wightman Cup

This afternoon, by courtesy of the Lawn Tennis Association and the All England Club, viewers are taken to Wimbledon to see the British Ladies' Team playing the Americans in the first day's play for the Wightman Cup.

: Lawn Tennis

A further visit to the play at Wimbledon.

: Starlight: Billy Mayerl

Composer and pianist


Composer/pianist: Billy Mayerl

: Film

: They Flew Through Sand

A play of the R.A.F. in the Western Desert, by George W. Houghton.
Adapted for television and produced by Michael Barry.


Author: George W. Houghton
Adapter/producer: Michael Barry
S/Ldr. Richard Barnes, the Commanding Officer: Kenneth More
LAC Brimblecombe, a mess orderly: Charles Victor
F/Lt Colin Lewis, the Adjutant: Peter Castner
An Army Liaison Officer: Campbell Singer
F/Lt. Jerry Featherstone, a Flight Commander: Anthony Sharp
F/O Pete Halford, a pilot: Roderick Lovell
F/O Tommy Hargreaves, a pilot: MacKenzie Ward
Lieutenant Frosch, a German prisoner: Denis McCarthy
F/Lt Frankie Johnstone, a Flight Commander: Raymond Westwell
New arrival - P/O Green: John Mackwood
New arrival - P/O Brown: Owen Holder
Ernie, the cook: Archie Harradine
Alf, an Erk: Michael Kemble
An R.A.F. Press Officer: John Le Mesurier
An American war correspondent: Alan Tilvern
The Medical Officer: Brian Royceton
The Transport Officer: Anthony Drake
An R.A.F. Armoured-Car Officer: Rupert Marsh

: News

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(to 22.30)

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