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: Cricket: England v. India - Fourth Test Match

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


Commentator: Brian Johnston
Commentator: E. W. Swanton

: Newsreels

(Previously televised on Wednesday and Thursday)

: Cricket: England v. India

Further commentaries.
(to 16.15)

: Cricket: England v. India

Further commentaries.

: Children's Television: Shadow Pictures: 2: The Frog Prince

A series of fairy tales told in shadow-play.


Designed and arranged by: Lotte Reiniger
Voices: Deryck Guyler
Voices: Joan Sims
Shadows manipulated by: Carl Koch
Shadows manipulated by: Peter Hayes
Shadows manipulated by: Jack Whitehead

: Children's Television: Workshop

W. P. Matthew builds a dog kennel.


Handyman: W. P. Matthew
Presented by: Cliff Michelmore

: Cricket: England v. India

Further commentaries.
(to 18.30)

: Television comes to Wales and the West

The Opening of the New Transmitter at Wenvoe

The Rt. Hon. Sir Alexander Cadogan O.M., G.C.M.G., K.C.B. Chairman of the BBC Board of Governors invites Earl De La Warr, P.C., Postmaster-General to open the transmitter in the presence of a distinguished company from Wales and the West of England at 7.45

The guests will be entertained before this ceremony by The Morriston Orpheus Male Choir, The Brynmawr Dancers and the Band of the 1st Bn. King's Royal Rifle Corps (60th Rifles)


Commentator: Wynford Vaughan Thomas

: Serenade

A programme of Music for You specially designed for the people of Wales and the West Country on the occasion of the opening of the Wenvoe transmitter with Eric Robinson and his Concert Orchestra.
Orchestra leader, Sydney Sax


Musicians: Eric Robinson and his Concert Orchestra
Orchestra leader: Sydney Sax
Musical Associate: James Turner
Dance Director: David Paltenghi
Producer: Graeme Muir

: Week-End Magazine

Introduced by Mary Malcolm.


Presenter: Mary Malcolm
Compiled by: Geoffrey Moore
Presented by: Gilchrist Calder

: Speaking Personally: Megan Lloyd George

(A BBC film)


Speaker: Megan Lloyd George

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

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