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: Cricket: England v. Australia: Fifth Test Match

The first of three visits to the Oval to see play on the fifth day of the match.
(to 13.30)


Commentator: E. W. Swanton
Commentator: Brian Johnston

: About the Home

Practical help for the housewife.
Presented by Jasmine Bligh.

Expert Buying
Joan Robins explains the work of the British Standards Institution, and how it affects your shopping.

James Norbury gives a display of knitting techniques in autumn sweaters for men and women.

W. P. Matthew shows how to clean stopped-up sinks and gullies.


Presenter: Jasmine Bligh
Item presenter (Expert Buying): Joan Robins
Expert (Knitting): James Norbury
Handyman: W. P. Matthew
Edited and produced by: 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

Children's Newsreel

King in Motley
A play based on a legend of Edward IV by Dorothy Margaret Stuart.
Second performance next Sunday


Writer (King in Motley): Dorothy Margaret Stuart
Settings (King in Motley): Eileen Diss
Producer (King in Motley): Naomi Capon
Mat: Thomas Heathcote
Will: Peter Sallis
Thomas: Ronald Marriott
Dick: David Coote
Villager: Jack Newmark
Villager's wife: Hilda Barry
Steward: Hamlyn Benson
Ned Broomflower: Robert Lankesheer
First archer: Shaun O'Riordan
Second archer: Ronald Marriott
Third archer: Hamlyn Benson
Courtier: Shaun O'Riordan

: Today at the Oval

A summary of the fifth day's play by E. W. Swanton.


Summariser: E. W. Swanton

: Where the Heart Is

A new play by Aimee Stuart.
(Second performance: for notes on the play see Sunday at 8.30)


Writer: Aimee Stuart
Producer: Michael Barry

: Sneak Preview

See top of page and also 'Television Diary' on page 15

Henry (George Cole) a mild-mannered bank-clerk is hypnotised by the Great Mendoza (Alan Badel)

A few evenings ago a new British film farce was added without notice to the advertised programme at a London suburban cinema. The object of such a 'Sneak Preview' is to find out the reaction of an average cinema audience to the pace of the film and the timing of laughs.
This programme takes viewers into the foyer and into the auditorium where they join the audience for the opening scenes of 'Will Any Gentleman?'
An Associated British Picture Corporation Film starring George Cole, Veronica Hurst, Jon Pertwee, Heather Thatcher, James Hayter

at 9.20

: Summer Follies

[Starring] George Moon
with Ribton and Richards, Lee and Helda, Lionel Blair, Winifred Taylor and Kathleen O'Hagan
See 'Television Diary' on page 15


Performer: George Moon
Entertainers: Ribton and Richards
Dancers: Lee and Helda
Dancer: Lionel Blair
Pianist: Winifred Taylor
Pianist: Kathleen O'Hagan
Settings: Gordon Roland
Producer: Bryan Sears

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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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