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: Cricket: England v. India

The second day's play at Headingley.
(Not televised by Kirk o' Shotts)
(to 13.30)


Commentary: Brian Johnston
Commentary: E. W. Swanton

: Cricket: England v. India

from Headingley.
(to 16.15)

: Children's Television

The Sand Castle: 5 - Wheels against Eels
by Patrick Harrington.
An entertainment in six parts designed by Sam Williams from an idea by Kim Taylor.
(Kenneth Connor is appearing in 'Trelawny of the Wells' at the Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith)

5.15 This Was News
Gerard Fay helps you to understand some of the important events of recent weeks.

5.35 Cricket: England v. India
Alf Gover, former England and Surrey cricketer, and Cliff Michelmore give a commentary for children on the play in the first Test Match at Headingley.


Writer (The Sand Castle): Patrick Harrington
Designer/puppets created and animated by (The Sand Castle): Sam Williams
From an idea by (The Sand Castle): Kim Taylor
Music composed and played by (The Sand Castle): James Turner
Puppets created and animated by (The Sand Castle): Elizabeth Williams
Puppets created and animated by (The Sand Castle): Jennifer Hughes
Additional animator (The Sand Castle): John Vinden
Producer (The Sand Castle): Pamela Brown
Jill: Margaret McCourt
John: Anthony Green
Narrator/Crab: Alan Reid
Bert/Puffin/Shrimp: Kenneth Connor
Kate: Virginia Hewett
Presenter (This Was News): Gerard Fay
Commentator (Cricket): Alf Glover
Commentator (Cricket): Cliff Michelmore

: Speedway: Harringay v. Bradford

A visit to Harringay Stadium where tonight's First Division National League Match is being held. Viewers have the opportunity to see some of the younger riders showing their skill in a Junior Scratch Race.
Commentator, Patrick Burns with Tommy Price in the pits.


Commentator: Patrick Burns
Pit-lane commentator: Tommy Price

: Speedway

A return visit to Harringay Stadium to see the second half of tonight's National League Match.

: The Conductor Speaks

Sir Adrian Boult
with The London Philharmonic Orchestra
(Leader, Andrew Cooper)

The Items include:
Overture: The Merry Wives of Windsor...Nicolai
First Suite of Dances...Malcolm Arnold
A Shropshire Lad...Butterworth
Overture: Die Meistersinger...Wagner

At 8.55

[Photo caption] Sir Adrian introduces and conducts the items and talks about musical matters from the conductor's point of view


Presenter/Conductor: Sir Adrian Boult
Musicians: The London Philharmonic Orchestra
Leader: Andrew Cooper
Producer: Philip Bate

: Weekend Magazine

Joan Gilbert introduces Weekend Magazine
The first of a fortnightly series.


Presenter: Joan Gilbert
Producer: John Read

Blog post that mentions this programme:

Sunday Post: Attenborough - the Early Years 8 May 2016

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