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: Cricket: England v. Australia: First Test Match

The last day's play at Trent Bridge, Nottingham.
(to 13.30)


Commentator: E.W. Swanton
Commentator: Brian Johnston

: Royal Ascot

This afternoon, weather permitting, viewers see the Royal Procession driving up the course to the Royal Enclosure.

2.30 The Queen Anne Stakes
A race for three-year-olds, over the Royal Hunt Cup course of seven furlongs 155 yards.

3.5 The Gold Vase
A race for three-year-olds, over two miles.

3.45 The Ascot Stakes
A handicap race for three-year-olds and upwards, over two and a half miles.

Clive Graham and Peter Dimmock identify the horses and jockeys from a position over-looking the Parade Ring.


Commentator (The Queen Anne Stakes/The Gold Vase)/Parade Ring commentator: Peter Dimmock
Race-reader (The Queen Anne Stakes): John Sharratt
Race-reader (The Gold Vase)/commentator (Ascot Stakes): Peter O'Sullevan
Parade Ring commentator: Clive Graham
Presented for television by: Alan Chivers

: Watch with Mother: Andy Pandy

For the very young
Maria Bird brings Andy to play with your small children and invites them to join in songs and games.
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
Gladys Whitred sings the songs
(A BBC Television Film)
(to 16.15)


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

: Children's Television: The Heir of Skipton: 2: Henry Escapes

A true story of the fifteenth century in four episodes, by Phyllis Bentley.
(Michael Aldridge is appearing in 'Escapade' at the Strand Theatre, London; Peter Sallis in 'Venice Preserv'd at the Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith)


Writer: Phyllis Bentley
Song composed by: James Hartley
Fight arranger: Kenneth Gilbert
Settings: Michael Yates
Director: Shaun Sutton
Producer: Naomi Capon
John Lord Clifford: Richard Johnson
Lady Clifford, his wife: Rachel Gurney
Henry Clifford, his son: Jimmy Verner
Margery, Henry's nurse: Fanny Carby
Thomas, steward of Skipton Castle: Peter Sallis
Roger, Clifford's retainer: Michael Aldridge
First Yorkist soldier: Kenneth Gilbert
Second Yorkist soldier: Peter Augustine
Musician: John Gavall

: Cricket: England v. Australia: First Test Match

Followed by an analysis of the match by E. W. Swanton.
(to 18.30)


Analyst: E. W. Swanton

: Her People Rejoiced

This is a record of how Coronation Day was celebrated throughout the British Commonwealth of Nations

In towns, villages, and streets far from Westminster, film camera-men were busy on June 2. In capital city and jungle, in the Canadian Rockies, and among the crowds of Sydney and Wellington, in Jamaica, in Hong Kong, in Fiji and Borneo, in Africa, Malaya, and Ceylon; in many parts of many lands, they recorded for posterity how the Queen's peoples marked her crowning in pageantry, prayer, and in rejoicing

A BBC television film
At 8.15

: An excerpt from: For Better, For Worse

A family comedy by Arthur Watkyn.
A special performance before an invited audience from the stage of the Comedy Theatre, London.
(By arrangement with George Black and Alfred Black)
See 'Television Diary' on page 15


Author: Arthur Watkyn
Director: John Counsell
Settings designer: George Ramon
Presented for television by: Michael Henderson
Anne: Geraldine McEwan
Tony: Leslie Phillips
Mrs. Purves: Gwynne Whitby
Mr. Purves: Tom MacAulay
Fred: Stanley Rose
Alf: Syd Raillon

: Royal Ascot

A BBC telerecording of the highlights of today's racing.

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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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