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: Cricket: Worcestershire v. The Australians

A visit to the County Ground at Worcester, where the opening match of the Australian tour is being played.
(to 13.30)


Commentator: Brian Johnston
Commentator: Peter West

: Watch with Mother: The Flowerpot Men

For the very young
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
Gladys Whitred sings the songs
Peter Hawkins speaks the voices
Maria Bird writes the songs and music
(A BBC film)
(to 16.15)


Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Singer: Gladys Whitred
Voices: Peter Hawkins
Songwriter/music: Maria Bird

: Children's Television

Tai-Lu Talking
Another episode in the travels of a magic Siamese cat.
Told by Dorothy Gordon and Billy Thatcher.

The Marshall Brothers
Barry Marshall and Clive Marshall, who were recently voted the most popular teen-age act in the television presentation of The Carroll Levis Show.

Gordon Gets Going
[Starring] Bruce Gordon

Brian Johnston gives a special commentary for children on the match between Worcestershire and the Australians, from the County Ground, Worcester.


Devised by (Tai-Lu Talking): Shelagh Fraser
Devised by (Tai-Lu Talking): Billy Thatcher
Narrator (Tai-Lu Talking): Dorothy Gordon
Narrator (Tai-Lu Talking): Billy Thatcher
Illustrator (Tai-Lu Talking): Janet Grahame-Johnstone
Illustrator (Tai-Lu Talking): Anne Graham-Johnstone
Musical Comments (Tai-Lu Talking): Geoffrey Wright
Performers: The Marshall Brothers
[Actor] (Gordon Gets Going): Bruce Gordon
Commentator (Cricket): Brian Johnston

: Before Your Very Eyes

[Starring] Arthur Askey
with Diana Decker and a guest artist.


Comedian: Arthur Askey
Performer: Diana Decker
Orchestra conducted by: Sydney Jerome
Settings: Michael Yates
Script: Sid Colin
Script: Talbot Rothwell
Script: David Climie
Producer: Bill Ward

: Dobson and Young on Active Leisure

A Manchester audience hear Dobson and Young mixing entertainment and education in their own original manner.
See 'Television Diary' on page 15


Comedians: Dobson and Young
Presented by: Derek Burrell-Davis

: Wednesday Theatre presents: A Social Success

by Max Beerbohm.
The scene: The drawing-room of Tommy Dixon's London flat
The time: An evening before the first world war
See 'Television Diary' on page 15


Author: Max Beerbohm
Producer: John Irving
Settings: Frederick Knapman
Tommy Dixon: Dan Cunningham
The Duchess of Huntington: Marjorie Stewart
The Earl of Amersham: Nicholas Hannen
The Countess of Amersham: Audrey Fildes
Henry Robbins: Peter Cushing
Hawkins: Leslie Kyle

: You and Your Child

Alan Moncrieff, Nuffield Professor of Child Health, University of London, discusses more of the questions viewers have asked about bringing up their children.


Presenter: Alan Moncrieff

: Historic Houses of England: Haddon Hall, Derbyshire

Tonight's film shows the ancestral home of two families whose fortunes were joined in the sixteenth century by the marriage of Dorothy Vernon to John Manners. The legend of this romance and the earlier history of Peveril of the Peak are retold in this account of Haddon Hall.

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