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: The Lawn Tennis Championships

from Wimbledon
Television cameras on the Centre and No. 1 Courts cover play on the opening day of the seventy-sixth year of the championships.


Commentator: F. H. Grisewood
Commentator: Dan Maskell

: Children's Television

Bengo: 1: Bengo has a Bath
The adventures of a boxer puppy drawn by Tim.



Artist (Bengo): Tim (William Timym)
Accordionist: Tollefsen

: The Lawn Tennis Championships

from Wimbledon (continued).

: Tosca

An opera in three acts.
Based on the play by Victorien Sardou.
The action takes place in Rome in June 1800 in the church of Sant'andrea Delle Valle, the Farnese Palace, and Fort Sant'Angelo.
London Symphony Orchestra
(Leader, Thomas Matthews)
Conducted by Charles Mackerras
Adapted for television and produced by George R. Foa.


Author (of play): Victorien Sardou
Music: Giacomo Puccini
Additional settings: Stephen Bundy
Repetiteur: George Coop
Musicians: London Symphony Orchestra
[Orchestra] leader: Thomas Matthews
[Orchestra] conducted by: Charles Mackerras
Adapted for television and produced by: George R. Foa
Floria Tosca, a celebrated singer: Victoria Elliott
Mario Cavaradossi, a painter: Kenneth Neate
Baron Scarpia, Chief of Police: Roderick Jones
Cesare Angelotti, a political prisoner: Edmund Donlevy
Sacristan of Sant'Andrea della Valle: Harold Blackburn
Spoletta, a Police Agent: Harry Powell Lloyd
Sciarrone a Sergeant of Police: Richard Wood
A gaoler: Harold Blackburn

: Newsreel

: India's Challenge: 1: Will the Democratic Experiment succeed?

The first of a series of programmes examining the new India and her efforts to solve the problems of the East by Western democratic methods.
An illustrated report by Aidan Crawley, who travelled throughout India to take the film and to interview Indian leaders.
See 'Television Diary'


Reporter/interviewer: Aidan Crawley
Producer: Grace Wyndham Goldie

: Starlight: Carole Carr and Edmund Hockridge


Singer: Carole Carr
Baritone: Edmund Hockridge

: Today on the Centre Court

A BBC television film of some of the highlights of today's play at Wimbledon.

: Weather Forecast and News

(sound only)

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