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: The Cup Final: Preston North End v. West Bromwich Albion

Played at the Empire Stadium, Wembley.
2.30 The scene outside the Stadium
2.40 The scene inside the Stadium
Community singing organised by the Daily Express, conducted by Arthur Caiger, D.C.M
3.0 Kick-off; 3.45 Half-time
3.55 Second half; 4.40 Match ends
4.45 Presentation of the Cup and Medals by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother
The scene before the match described by Peter Dimmock.

(A BBC Telerecording will be shown next Monday)
(to 16.50 app.)


Conductor (Community singing): Arthur Caiger
Commentator: Kenneth Wolstenholme
Presenter: Peter Dimmock
Presented for television by: Alan Chivers

: Children's Television: Whirligig

A magazine programme.
Introduced by Humphrey Lestocq with Peter Hawkins, Sheilah Ward and Mr. Turnip.

Magic and Mischief
in which Harry Corbett is interrupted by Sooty.

Full Fathom Five
An adventure story by Allan Cooper.

Room for Music
with Steve Race.

Hank Rides Again
with Francis Coudrill who draws and animates the pictures, writes the story, and does the voices; with Geoff Lofts (drums) and Joe Muddel (bass).

(to 18.00)


Presenter: Humphrey Lestocq
Mr. Turnip (voice): Peter Hawkins
[Actress]: Sheilah Ward
Mr. Turnip (Manipulation): Joy Laurey
Script: Peter Ling
Presenter/puppeteer (Magic and Mischief): Harry Corbett
Story (Full Fathom Five): Allan Cooper
Musician (Room for Music): Steve Race
Artist/animator/writer/voices (Hank Rides Again): Francis Coudrill
Drummer (Hank Rides Again): Geoff Lofts
Bassist (Hank Rides Again): Joe Muddel
Puzzles devised by: Geoffrey Robinson
Settings: Stewart Marshall
Director: Robert Tronson
Producer: Michael Westmore

: In Town Tonight

Interesting people who are In Town Tonight interviewed by John Ellison.
(Simultaneous broadcast with the Home Service)


Interviewer: John Ellison
Special effects: Douglas Mair
Camera direction: Kenneth Milne Buckley
Edited and produced by: Peter Duncan

: Eye on the Bull

Rifle Shooting from a twenty-five-yard range in the grounds of the Support Weapons Wing, School of Infantry, at Netheravon in Wiltshire.
Peter West introduces marksmen and women of the British Championship team from Birmingham in a friendly match with Salisbury, Second Division Champions.
Produced by Peter Bale with the cooperation of the National Small-Bore Rifle Association


Presenter: Peter West
Producer: Peter Bale

: Orient Express: 5: A Marked Man

A series of films for television made in post-war Europe.
with Thomas Gallagher and Michael Morrell.


Script: Charles Houghton
Director: Robert Spafford
Producer: John Nash
[Actor]: Thomas Gallagher
[Actor]: Michael Morrell

: Variety Parade

With Albert Modley, The Western Brothers, Al Debbo, John Hanson, Eddie Molloy, Erin de Selfa, Les Dounos, Yana Guard, The Variety Parade Dancers, The George Mitchell Singers.


Comedian: Albert Modley
Comic singers: The Western Brothers
Comedian: Al Debbo
Tenor: John Hanson
Comedian: Eddie Molloy
Singer: Erin de Selfa
Acrobatic dancers: Les Dounos
Singer: Yana Guard
Dancers: The Variety Parade Dancers
Singers: The George Mitchell Singers
Dance direction: Peter Glover
Orchestra under the direction of: Eric Robinson
Settings: John Clements
Producer: W. Lyon-Shaw

: May Day

Television recalls some of the customs and ceremonies which are traditional on the first day of May.


Programme devised by: Geoffrey Grigson
Presented by: Paul Johnstone

: News

(sound only)

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