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: County Cricket: The Battle of the Roses: Lancashire v. Yorkshire

Part of the first day's play at Old Trafford, Manchester.


Commentator: George Duckworth
Commentator: Bill Bowes
Commentator: Robert Hudson

: Athletics: The British Games

Incorporating the Inter-County Athletic Championships
(Organised by the News of the World) from the White City Stadium, London.


Commentator: Michael Henderson
Commentator: Geoffrey Dyson

: County Cricket: Lancashire v. Yorkshire

From Old Trafford, Manchester.

: County Cricket: Lancashire v. Yorkshire

From Old Trafford, Manchester.

: Children's Television: Whirligig

with Humphrey Lestocq and Mr. Turnip.

Box of Tricks with Geoffrey Robinson

Room for Music with Steve Race

Secrets of the Centuries: 3 - The Lost Explorers
by Larry Forrester.
with Alan Judd.

Hank Rides Again
with Francis Coudrill who writes the story speaks the voices draws and animates the pictures.
At the drums, Geoff Lofts


Devised and produced by: Michael Westmore
Presenter: Humphrey Lestocq
Mr. Turnip (Manipulation): Joy Laurey
Mr. Turnip (voice): Peter Hawkins Script: Peter Ling
Magician (Box of Tricks): Geoffrey Robinson
Drawings (Box of Tricks): Tony Hart
Musician (Room for Music): Steve Race
Writer (Secrets of the Centuries): Larry Forrester
[Actor] (Secrets of the Centuries): Alan Judd
Writer/voices/illustrator/animator (Hank Rides Again): Francis Coudrill
Drummer (Hank Rides Again): Geoff Lofts

: County Cricket: Lancashire v. Yorkshire

Further commentary.
(to 18.45)

: The Week's Newreels

This week's Television Newsreels repeated at the following times
Monday's edition, 7.0 a.pp.
Tuesday's edition, 7.14 app.
Wednesday's edition, 7.28 app.
Thursday's edition, 7.42 app.
Friday's edition, 7.56 app.

: Interlude

'Bar at the Folies Bergere' by Manet

: Strictly Personal: 5: Wacko Wainwright gets Pranged

A serial in six parts by Michael Pertwee.
[Starring] Anne Crawford, John Bentley

In answer to an advertisement, Richard Williams, an unemployed ex-RAF officer, is hired to smuggle a suitcase to Dublin under the false name of Sean O'Donovan. Before the plane takes off Richard has a change of heart and decides not to go through with the job. The plane crashes, and the police tell reporters that Richard is dead. Very much alive, and wanting to remain that way, Richard learns that his gangster employers now want to kill him.
During a gun struggle, Richard kills one of the crooks by accident. With the police and the smuggling gang searching for him, Richard enlists the aid of Diana Wilson, a newspaper reporter. They each make their way to Dublin independently, only to find that the other passengers from the original plane are in the city too.
During a conversation between them in Diana's room, the telephone rings and a mysterious caller makes it clear that he knows that Richard and Sean O'Donovan are one and the same person. It must be one of the other passengers - but which one?


Writer: Michael Pertwee
Director: Alvin Rakoff
Producer: Bryan Sears
Settings: Richard Wilmot
Incidental music composed by: Eric Spear
Incidental music played by: Tommy Reilly
Diana Wilson: Anne Crawford
Richard Williams: John Bentley
Wilfred (Wacko) Wainwright: Geoffrey Sumner
Edward Jackson: Grey Blake
Mark Leyroyd: Harry Towb
Hotel receptionist: Pamela Galloway

: Women's League of Health and Beauty

Coronation Year Display from the Royal Albert Hall, London.
Housewives and business girls from Britain and Overseas take part in a special display of the League's famous rhythmic exercises.


Commentator: Mary Hill

: Rookery Nook

[Starring] Peter Cushing and David Stoll
See columns 2 and 3


Clive Popkiss: Peter Cushing
Gerald Popkiss: David Stoll

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