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: Cricket: England v. Australia - Fourth Test Match

The end of the morning's play on the first day of the match at Headingley Cricket Ground, Leeds.

If no transmission is in progress when viewers switch on at the advertised times, it should be assumed that bad weather is preventing play.

(to 13.30)


Commentator: Peter West
Commentator: Brian Johnston

: About the Home

Practical help for the housewife.
Presented by Jasmine Bligh.

George Cansdale explains how to distinguish between the harmless and poisonous snakes of this country.

Daphne Padell is building a house in the country. She describes some of her difficulties and how she has overcome them.

Reginald Gamble shows how to extract honey from the hive.

Weather permitting, part of the programme today will take place in the Television Garden.


Presenter: Jasmine Bligh
Zoologist: George Cansdale
Speaker: Daphne Padell
Bee-keeper: Reginald Gamble
Editor/producer: S. E. Reynolds

: 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: F. Anstey's Vice Versa or A Lesson to Fathers: 1 - The Transformation

Adapted for television in two parts and produced by Joy Harington.
The action takes place in Mr. Bultitude's home in Bayswater and at Crichton House School. Period-1900
(Part 1 will be repeated on Sunday, July 26. Part 2 will be televised on Thursday, July 30, and on Sunday, August 2)
See facing page


Author: F. Anstey
Adapter/producer: Joy Harington
Settings: Eileen Diss
Boaler, the butler: George Bishop
Barbara Bultitude: Diana Lambert
Dick Bultitude, afterwards his father,Paul: Anthony Valentine
Marmaduke Paradine: Bryan Coleman
Mr. Paul Bultitude, afterwards his son, Dick: George Benson
Dick's schoolfellows: Coker: Alaric Cotter
Dick's schoolfellows: Coggs: Robin Dowell
Dick's schoolfellows: Biddlecomb: Brian Leslie
Dick's schoolfellows: Jolland: Colin Campbell
Dick's schoolfellows: Chawner: John Quayle
Dick's schoolfellows: Tipping: Barry MacGregor
Dick's schoolfellows: Kiffin: Tommy Moore
Dr. Grimstone: Raymond Rollett
Dulcie Grimstone: Carole Lorimer
Mr. Blinkhorn: Michael Darbyshire

: Cricket: England v. Australia

The remainder of the day's play from Headingley, followed by a short summary.
(to 18.30)

: The Duenna

A comedy by Richard Brinsley Sheridan.
Adapted for television and produced by Lionel Harris.
With new music by Julian Slade
(Second performance: for details see Sunday at 8.50)


Author: Richard Brinsley Sheridan
Adapted for television/Producer: Lionel Harris
Music: Julian Slade

: Animal, Vegetable, Mineral?

A panel of experts is challenged to identify a series of unusual objects.
The Experts:
Sir Mortimer Wheeler, Professor of Archaeology, University of London
Thomas Bodkin, Former Director of the Barber Institute and Professor of Fine Arts at Birmingham University
Adrian Digby, Deputy Keeper of Ethnography, British Museum
v. The Challenger
The Royal Scottish Museum, Edinburgh
Chairman: Glyn Daniel, Fellow of St. John's College Cambridge
Last programme in the present series
See 'Television Diary,' page 15


Expert: Sir Mortimer Wheeler
Expert: Thomas Bodkin
Expert: Adrian Digby
Chairman: Glyn Daniel
Producer: Paul Johnstone
Director: David Attenborough

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