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: Cricket: England v. Australia - Second Test Match

A visit to Lord's Cricket Ground to see the end of the morning's play on the first day of the match.
(to 13.30)


Commentator: Peter West
Commentator: Brian Johnston

: The Lawn Tennis Championships

From Wimbledon.


Commentator: F. H. Grisewood
Commentator: Dan Maskell

: 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)


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

: The Lawn Tennis Championships

From Wimbledon (continued)

: Cricket: England v. Australia

from Lord's.

: Children's Television

Children's Newsreel

The Florentine Fresco
Another play by C. E. Webber, about Benvenuto Cellini and the artists of Florence.


Writer (The Florentine Fresco): C. E. Webber
Producer (The Florentine Fresco): Rex Tucker
Benvenuto Cellini: John Stater
Battista: Anthony Verner
Maria: Patricia Lowi
Baccio Bandinelli: Oliver Burt
First soldier: Paul Whitsun-Jones
Second soldier: Shaun Sutton
Third soldier: Victor Baring

: Cricket: England v. Australia

From Lord's.
Followed by a short summary of the day's play.

: The Lawn Tennis Championships

From Wimbledon.

: The Road

from the play "Nationale 6" by Jean-Jacques Bernard.
Adapted for television by Alfred Shaughnessy.


Author: Jean-Jacques Bernard
Adapter: Alfred Shaughnessy
Producer: Peter Cotes

: Interlude

: Newsreel

: Song Hunter

Alan Lomax brings to the studio his guitar and recording machine to talk about the excitements and problems of collecting folk songs.


Presenter: Alan Lomax
Presented by: David Attenborough

Blog post that mentions this programme:

Sunday Post: Attenborough - the Early Years 8 May 2016

: Animal, Vegetable, Mineral?

A fortnightly programme in which a panel of experts is challenged to identify a series of unusual objects.
The Experts:
Adrian Digby, Deputy Keeper of Ethnography, British Museum
Julian Huxley
W. E. Swinton, Principal Scientific Officer, Natural History Museum
v. The Challenger: Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Exeter
Chairman, Glyn Daniel, Fellow of St. John's College, Cambridge


Expert: Adrian Digby
Expert: Julian Huxley
Expert: W. E. Swinton
Chairman: Glyn Daniel
Producer: Paul Johnstone
Director: David Attenborough

: 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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