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: Cricket: M.C.C. v. India

A visit to Lord's for the last day's play.
(to 13.30)


Commentator: Brian Johnston
Commentator: Rex Alston

: For Women: Leisure and Pleasure

Introduced by Jeanne Heal.

I'd like you to meet... Barbara Goalen the well-known model.

Horace Uphill demonstrates carving in wood and shows work by Grinling Gibbons and other masters of the craft.

Story: Paper Profits
written and told by Charles Richardson.

Summer Drinks
Raymond Postgate recommends some cool drinks for summer.

Time for Music
Antony Hopkins plays some music by Grieg.


Presenter: Jeanne Heal
Guest (I'd like you to meet...): Barbara Goalen
Item presenter (Craftsmanship): Horace Uphill
Writer/storyteller (Story): Charles Richardson
Item presenter (Summer Drinks): Raymond Postgate
Pianist (Time for Music): Antony Hopkins
Editor: Jacqueline Kennish
Producer: S. E. Reynolds

: For the Very Young: Andy Pandy

Maria Bird brings Andy to play with your small children and invites them to join in songs and games.
Gladys Whitred sings the songs
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
(A BBC film)
(to 16.15)


Narrator/Script, music, and settings: Maria Bird
Singer: Gladys Whitred
Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson

: Children's Television: The Secret Garden: 4: The Door in the Wall

A serial in eight parts adapted for television by Alice de Grey from the book by Frances Hodgson Burnett.
Period. 1911


Author: Frances Hodgson Burnett
Adapted by: Alice de Grey
Settings: Lawrence Broadhouse
Producer: Dorothea Brooking
Mrs. Sowerby: Madeleine Vacher
Lizabeth Ellen: Carole Lorimer
Martha: Billie Whitelaw
The Pedlar: Jack Howarth
Mary: Elizabeth Saunders
Ben Weatherstaff: Herbert Smith
Dickon: Brian Roper
Mr. Roach: Gerald Lawson
Mrs. Medlock: Nancy Roberts
Thomas: Richard Wade

: The Centre Show

from the Nuffield Centre before an audience of H.M. Forces.
[Starring] The Burt Twins (Simon and Timothy), Brenda Carr, Frank Holmes, Don Saunders
Introduced by Jeanne de Casalis.
At the pianos: Steve Race and Malcolm Lockyer
At the drums, Geoff Lofts


Pianists: The Burt Twins
Performer: Brenda Carr
Singer: Frank Holmes
Performer: Don Saunders
Presenter: Jeanne de Casalis
Pianist: Steve Race
Pianist: Malcolm Lockyer
Drummer: Geoff Lofts

: Comet over Africa

The BBC Television Film Unit presents a film taken in a De Havilland air-liner flying eight miles high at nearly 500 miles an hour from London to Johannesburg.
(Previously shown on May 4)

: Back to Methuselah: 3: The Thing Happens

by Bernard Shaw.
The action takes place in the official parlour of the President of the British Islands, A.D. 2170.

Viewers will remember that the Brothers Barnabas (the dominating figures in Part 2) were convinced that life was too short; that the ideal span was three hundred years; and that human beings could achieve that limit not, as the politicians believed, by using some magic elixir, but by a conscious effort of win. Nobody believed them and it is one of the ironies of Part 3 that 'The Thing Happens' to one of the greatest scoffers; one who was convinced that 'it won't be one of us anyhow'.


Author: Bernard Shaw
Producer: Harold Clayton
Settings and costumes: Stephen Bundy
Burge-Lubin (President): Edward Chapman
Barnabas (Assistant General): Donald Eccles
Confucius (Chief Secretary): David Horne
Archbishop of York: Ernest Clark
Mrs. Lutestring (Domestic Minister): Frances Rowe
Negress (Minister of Health): Ida Shepley

: Newsreel

(Monday's edition repeated)

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