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: Cricket: First Test Match: England v. India

The last day's play at Headingley.


Commentary: Brian Johnston
Commentary: E.W. Swanton

: For Women: Leisure and Pleasure

Introduced by Jeanne Heal.

I'd like you to meet...
Valerie Ball pianist and athlete.

Story: Salvatore
by Somerset Maugham. Told by Edward Chapman.

Home or Away
An expert gives advice on preparing for a climbing holiday.

Suggestions on furnishing your house from the 'Setting up Home' exhibition at the Whitechapel Gallery, London.

Time for Music
Jean Pougnet plays some popular violin music.


Presenter: Jeanne Heal
Speaker (I'd like you to meet...): Valerie Ball
Author (Story: Salvatore): Somerset Maugham
Storyteller (Story: Salvatore): Edward Chapman
Violinist (Time for Music): Jean Pougnet
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)


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

: Children's Television

Margaret Rawlings tells some more stories in rhyme.


Presenter: Margaret Rawlings

: Children's Television: The Secret Garden: 7: It has Come

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 for television by: Alice de Grey
Settings: Lawrence Broadhouse
Producer: Dorothea Brooking
Mrs Medlock: Nancy Roberts
Martha: Billie Whitelaw
Thomas: Richard Wade
Mary: Elizabeth Saunders
Colin: Dawson France
Dr Craven: Walter Horsbrugh
Colin's nurse: Avril Hillyer
Dickon: Brian Roper
Mr Roach: Gerald Lawson
Ben Weatherstaff: Herbert Smith

: Newsreel

: Harlequin in Venice

Variations on "The Servant of Two Masters" by Goldoni in the form of a masque for television.
Written and produced by George R. Foa.
The action takes place in eighteenth-century Venice.


Author: Goldoni
Music: Alessandro Scarlatti
Music: Domenico Scarlatti
Music: Paisiello
Music: Pergolesi
Written and produced by: George R. Foa
Settings: Stephen Bundy
Harlequin: Alan Reid
Pantaloon: Innes Hirson
Brighella, the innkeeper: George Murcell
Lucinda, the girl at the harpsichord: Joyce Bell
Rosalba, a soprano: Diane Dubarry
Beatrice, disguised Sir Frederic: Melanie Vaul
Fiammetta, a ballerina: June Rodney
Leander: Robert Rosnat Irvine
A flute player: Lionel Solomon
A waiter: Peter Morland
A gondolier: Vernon Gibbs

: The Royal Tournament

A return visit to Earl's Court, London, to see the second part of the Royal Tournament.
The programme of events is expected to be as follows:
Musical Drive by The King's Troop, Royal Horse Artillery
Display of Physical Training by the Combined Services
Activity ride by the Horse Transport Training Company.
Royal Army Service Corps Royal Air Force Police Dogs on Parade presented by the Provost Branch of the Royal Air Force
A raid by Royal Marine Commandos
Massed Bands of the Royal Military School of Music, Kneller Hall


Commentator: Michael Henderson
Commentator: Berkeley Smith
Presented for television by: Keith Rogers

: Lord Beaverbrook

talks about 'The History of The Times' Volume 4 and Lord Northcliffe.
(A BBC telefilm of the programme on May 14)


Presenter: Lord Beaverbrook

: Weather Forecast and News

(sound only)

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