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: Lawn Tennis from Wimbledon

This is the last week of the Lawn Tennis Championships at Wimbledon. Each day viewers will be given the opportunity of watching some of the leading matches on the Centre Court and No. 1 Court. F. H. Grisewood and Dudley Vernon will help viewers follow the play.
(to 16.30)


Commentator: F. H. Grisewood
Commentator: Dudley Vernon

: Lawn Tennis from Wimbledon

Another visit to the All-England Lawn Tennis Club to watch the championships.
(to 19.00)

: Tactics in Sport: No. 1: Lawn Tennis

The first of a series showing the tactics underlying the many sports which are televised. Dan Maskell, the Wimbledon All-England Club's coach, will explain some of the court craft of first-class lawn tennis.


Presenter: Dan Maskell

: Coppelia: Act 2

[Starring] Ballets des Champs-Elysees
Choreography after Marius Petipa

Swanilda and friends find the toy-maker's daughter sitting in a chair, and discover her to be a doll. Highly amused, they set all the toys in motion. Coppelius rushes in and angrily chases them away. Meanwhile, Franz, who has climbed a ladder into a room, is seized by Coppelius, who decides to ply him with wine, and with the help of a book of magic to transfer his spirit into Coppelia. In fact, it is not Coppelia at all, but Swanilda, who has taken her place. To the great joy of the toy-maker, she comes to life, but when he pretends that Franz is a doll too, she gets very angry and becomes hopelessly out of control. Franz recovers consciousness, recognises Swanilda, and Coppelius realises that he has been fooled.


Art Director: Boris Kochno
Director of Choreography: Roland Petit
Music: Leo Delibes
Swanilda: Nina Vyroubova
Coppelius: Gordon Hamilton
Franz: Deryk Mendel
Swanilda's Friend: Simone Mostovoy
Swanilda's Friend: Danielle Darmance
Swanilda's Friend: Helene Sadovska
Swanilda's Friend: Michele Hoffer
Swanilda's Friend: Nina Bibikova
Clockwork Doll: Teddy Rodolphe
Clockwork Doll: Oleg Briansky
Clockwork Doll: Jean Blanchard
Clockwork Doll: Andre Leclercq

: Quiz with Hale

Mark your own quiz paper with the assistance of Lionel Hale, who on this occasion will be standing on Westminster Bridge (in the studio).


Presenter: Lionel Hale
Producer: Mary Adams

: Les Forains

(The Strolling Players)
A Ballet by Boris Kochno.
[Starring] Ballets des Champs-Elysees
A troupe of strolling players arrive in the suburbs and set up their stage. The performers rehearse, then present their show.
A Child Acrobat, Siamese Twins, Visions d'Art, The Conjurer, The Clown, The Sleeping Beauty, then they go on their way.

[Starring] Nina Vyroubova, Roland Petit, Teddy Rodolphe, Danielle Darmance,
Michele Hoffer, Simone Mostovoy, Nina Bibikova, Gordon Hamilton, Helene Sadovska


Liberttist: Boris Kochno
Music: Henri Sauguet
Decor/Costumes: Christian Berard
Orchestra under the direction of: Andre Girard
Produced for television by: D. H. Munro
Choreography: Roland Petit
Dancer: Nina Vyroubova
Dancer: Roland Petit
Performer: Teddy Rodolphe
Dancer: Danielle Darmance
Dancer: Michele Hoffer
Dancer: Simone Mostovoy
Dancer: Nina Bibikova
Dancer: Gordon Hamilton
Dancer: Helene Sadovska

: News

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(to 22.15)

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