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: For the Children: Close-up on Cricket: Batting

To open the television cricket season viewers visit the Chiswick Indoor Cricket School which Middlesex County players have made their headquarters for indoor practice. This afternoon Jim Sims and Jack Young are coaching schoolboys. It is hoped that viewers will see the famous England Test Match cricketers Denis Compton and Bill Edrich at batting practice.


Coach: Jim Sims
Coach: Jack Young
Cricketer: Denis Compton
Cricketer: Bill Edrich
Commentator: Michael Henderson
Presented for television by: Peter Dimmock

: For the Children: Under the Microscope

Many young viewers have asked to see the television microscope. Jane Abercrombie and Robin Weston show the tiny creatures to be found in pond water at this time of the year. They also give hints on how to keep an aquarium clean.


Presenter: Jane Abercrombie
Presenter: Robin Weston
Presented by: A. Miller Jones

: For the Children: Close-Up on Cricket: Bowling

During the second visit to the Cricket School Jim Sims and Jack Young give some tips on the art of controlling and spinning the ball.
(to 17.00)


Coach: Jim Sims
Coach: Jack Young

: A House in the Square

A play by Diana Morgan.
[Starring] Irene Browne and Marjorie Mars
The action of the play takes place in a house in Eaton Square, London.
Period 1910-1945
(Second performance on Thursday at 8.50 p.m.)


Author: Diana Morgan
Producer: Harold Clayton
Settings: Barry Learoyd
Verity Winthrop: Jill Raymond
John Anstruther: Roger Moore
Policeman: Ian Cooper
Dawson: Walter Horsbrugh
Verna Mountstephan: Marjorie Mars
Policeman: Bart Wadham
Lady Mountstephan: Irene Browne
George Winthrop: Willoughby Gray
David Anstruther: Basil Bartlett
Miss Waite: Winifred Willard
Lord Mountstephan: Charles Maunsell
Miss Brown: Mary Jones
A nurse: Dorothy Clement
Bill Blair: Adrian Waller
Dick Thompson: John Fabian
Dunsterville: Michael Rose
Mr. Pennyfeather: Bart Wadham
Mrs. Jenks: Dorothy Clement

: News

(sound only)
(to 22.15)

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