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: Cricket: Somerset v. Lancashire

A visit to the Recreation Ground, Bath, to watch play during the first day of the match.


Commentator: Peter West
Commentator: John Arlott
Presented By: Nicholas Crocker

: Children's Television

Sugar and Spice
A mixed bag of entertainment.
Introduced by John Hewer.
Assisted by Bill Hitchcock.

The Appleyards: 6 - Off Again


Presenter (Sugar and Spice): John Hewer
Assisted by (Sugar and Spice): Bill Hitchcock
Musical arrangements (Sugar and Spice): Denis Ringrowe
Script (The Appleyards): David Edwards
Designer (The Appleyards): Eileen Diss
Producer (The Appleyards): Kevin Sheldon
Mrs Appleyard: Constance Fraser
Mr Appleyard: Douglas Muir
Tommy Appleyard: Derek Rowe
Margaret Appleyard: Patricia Fryer
Janet Appleyard: Sylvia Bidmead
John Appleyard: David Edwards
Ronnie Grant: Robert Dickens

: From Switzerland: World Cup Football Match: Uruguay v. Scotland

from The Football Stadium in Basle.
Presented by the Swiss Television Service
(to 18.35)


Commentator (in Basle): Kenneth Wolstenholme

: Weather Chart

: In Town Tonight

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


Interviewer: John Ellison
Edited and produced by: Peter Duncan
Presented for television by: Kenneth Milne Buckley
Special effects: Douglas Mair

: Orient Express: The Gladiator

A series of films for television made in post-war Europe.
with Steve Barclay and Nadia Gray.
The action takes place in Rome.


Produced and directed by: John Nasht
[Actor]: Steve Barclay
[Actress]: Nadia Gray

: Proving Ground

The Motor Industry Research Association Proving Ground at Lindley provides facilities for every conceivable test to which a motor vehicle can be subjected.
Raymond Baxter and James Pestridge watch some of these tests being carried out on vehicles ranging from motor cycles to twenty-ton lorries.
Programme devised by Bill Hartley and produced by Barrie Edgar.


Presenter: Raymond Baxter
Presenter: James Pestridge
Programme devised by: Bill Hartley
Producer: Barrie Edgar

: Spice of Life

[Featuring] Jessie Matthews
The personal scrapbook of a celebrity.
Introduced by McDonald Hobley and including famous artists and interesting people who have added spice to the life of Jessie Matthews.
Production numbers staged by Freddie Carpenter
(by permission of Howard and Wyndham, Ltd.)


Presenter: McDonald Hobley
Guest: Jessie Matthews
Designer: Richard Wilmot
Orchestra director: Eric Robinson
Production numbers staged by: Freddie Carpenter
Producer: Graeme Muir

: News

(sound only)

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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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