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: Trooping the Colour

Nigel Nicolson, M.P., writes on page 5

: Cricket: First Test Match: England v. India

A visit to Headingley, Leeds, to see part of the opening day's play.
Brian Johnston and E.W. Swanton help viewers to follow the match.
(to 13.30)


Commentator: Brian Johnston
Commentator: E.W. Swanton

: For Women: About the Home

Practical help for the housewife.
Presented by Joan Gilbert.

Your Dog and Mine
Macdonald Daly, in addition to giving general advice about dogs, selects a puppy from a litter and explains the reasons for his choice.

Loose Covers
Gwenyth Clark concludes her instructions on how to make a loose cover for an armchair.

W. P. Matthew gives more advice on jobs about the home.

(to 16.00)


Presenter: Joan Gilbert
Item presenter (Your Dog and Mine): MacDonald Daly
Item presenter (Loose Covers): Gwenyth Clark
Handyman: W. P. Matthew
Edited and produced by: S. E. Reynolds

: Children's Television: The Florentine Painting

Another play about Benvenuto Cellini and the artists of Florence by C.E. Webber.

In "The Florentine Apprentice" (televised last January) Benvenuto Cellini, goldsmith of Florence, helped Lorenzo the apprentice to prove himself as a sculptor. Now that formidable and fearsome soldier the Emperor Charles V is visiting Florence, and this time it is the Duke who needs Benvenuto's help.
(Another performance next Sunday)


Writer: C.E. Webber
Designer: Lawrence Broadhouse
Producer: Rex Tucker
The Duke of Florence: Laurence Hardy
The Duchess: Olive Gregg
Baccio Bandinelli: Oliver Burt
Benvenuto Cellini: John Slater
The Emperor Charles V: Roger Maxwell
Giulio Vecchietto, a painter: Patrick Troughton
Rossi, his apprentice: David Spenser
Romano: Randal Herley

: Cricket: England v. India

From Headingley.
(to 18.30)

: Black Limelight

by Gordon Sherry
[Starring] Margaret Rawlings and John Robinson
with Jack Allen
(Second performance: for details see Sunday at 8.30)


Author: Gordon Sherry
Mary Charrington: Margaret Rawlings
Lawrence Manfred: Jack Allen
Peter Charrington: John Robinson
Lily James: Margaret Rawlings

: Current Release

A fortnightly review of films.
The programme includes scenes from films, and studio interviews with leading personalities of the cinema world.
Introduced by John Fitzgerald.


Presenter: John Fitzgerald
Presented by: W. Farquharson-Small

: Trooping the Colour

(A BBC telefilm of this morning's ceremony)

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