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: Cricket: England v. Australia - Fifth Test Match

A visit to The Oval to see the closing overs of the morning's play in the first day of the match.
(to 13.30)


Commentator: E. W. Swanton
Commentator: Brian Johnston

: Country Calendar

In the Garden
P. J. Thrower plants strawberries and prepares ground for some 'catch' crops. Roland Smith sows seeds and prepares for spring display in the cool greenhouse.

On the Farm
Eric Gold reviews his harvest.

The Naturalist
James Fisher discusses the pigeon, friend or enemy of the farmer.

Edited and introduced by Godfrey Baseley.
From Church End Farm, Maxstoke.


Item presenter (In the Garden): P.J. Thrower
Item presenter (In the Garden): Roland Smith
Item presenter (On the Farm): Eric Gold
Item presenter (The Naturalist): James Fisher
Edited and introduced by: Godfrey Baseley
Producer: Barrie Edgar

: Children's Television: The Great Detective: Episode 3: Ramrod to the Rescue

A sinister comedy in six episodes by Philip Godfrey.
[Starring] John Hewer as The Great Detective
(John Hewer is appearing in 'The Two Bouquets' at the Piccadilly Theatre, London)


Writer: Philip Godfrey
Producer: Douglas Hurn
The Great Detective: John Hewer
Richard Rockhead: John Sinclair
Annabella Clutterbuck: Norah Gaussen
Soames, the butler: Felix Felton
Gubbins, the gardener: Erik Chitty
Jasper Bloodstone: Bill Shine

: Today at the Oval

A summary of the first day's play by E. W. Swanton.
(to 18.40)


Summariser: E. W. Swanton

: The Week's Newsreels

This week's Television Newsreels repeated at the following times:
Monday's edition, 7.15 app.
Tuesday's edition, 7.29 app.
Wednesday's edition, 7.43 app.
Thursday's edition, 7.57 app.
Friday's edition, 8.11 app.

: Seaside Backstage

A visit behind the scenes at the circus in Rhyl.


Presented by: Richard Afton

: The Quatermass Experiment: 5: An Unidentified Species

A thriller in six parts by Nigel Kneale.
[Starring] Reginald Tate, Isabel Dean and Duncan Lamont


Writer: Nigel Kneale
Producer: Rudolph Cartier
Settings: Richard R. Greenough
Professor Bernard Quatermass: Reginald Tate
Judith Carroon: Isabel Dean
Victor Carroon: Duncan Lamont
John Paterson: Hugh Kelly
Dr. Gordon Briscoe: John Glen
Detective Inspector Lomax: Ian Colin
Detective-Sergeant Best: Frank Hawkins
James Fullalove: Paul Whitsun-Jones
Chemist: Richard Cuthbert
Boy: Anthony Green
Usherette: Bernadette Milnes
Janet: Christie Humphrey
Ted: John Stone
Park keeper: Frank Atkinson
Police Inspector: Reginald Hearne
A drunk: Wilfred Brambell
Sir Vernon Dodds: John Kidd
Of a Television Outside Broadcast Unit - Producer: Tony van Bridge
Of a Television Outside Broadcast Unit - Commentator: Neil Arden
Of a Television Outside Broadcast Unit - Secretary: Josephine Crombie

: A Little of What You Fancy

A magazine programme reflecting the personal tastes of Gilbert Harding.
With Constance Spry, Carole Carr, Philip Harben, The Western Brothers, Gillie Potter, John Glyn Jones, Barbara Back, Tommy Cooper, Robert Harris, Harry Mortimer


Presenter: Gilbert Harding
Performer: Constance Spry
Singer: Carole Carr
Guest: Philip Harben
Comedians: The Western Brothers
Comedian: Gillie Potter
Performer: John Glyn Jones
Performer: Barbara Back
Comedian: Tommy Cooper
Guest: Robert Harris
Guest: Harry Mortimer
Orchestra under the direction of: Eric Robinson
Decor: John Cooper
Producer: Bill Ward

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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.

Through the listings, you will also be able to use the Genome search function to find thousands of radio and TV programmes that are already available to view or listen to on the BBC website.

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