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: Cricket: Somerset v. Lancashire

A visit to the Recreation Ground. Bath, to watch play during the second day of the match.
(to 13.30)


Commentator: John Arlott
Commentator: Peter West

: The Lawn Tennis Championships

from Wimbledon.


Commentator: F. H. Grisewood
Commentator: Dan Maskell
Commentator: Dennis Coombe
Presented by: Bill Duncalf

: Cricket: Somerset v. Lancashire

A further visit to Bath.

: The Lawn Tennis Championships

A further visit to Wimbledon.

: Children's Television

All About Animals
George Cansdale shows you some more animals.

Cricket: Somerset v. Lancashire
Cliff Michelmore and John Arlott, who are at the Recreation Ground, Bath, tell you about this County Championship match.

Watermanship: 3 - Sea Scouts and Rangers
The last of three programmes showing you how to enjoy yourself in and on the river
Introduced by Brian Johnston.

For Deaf Children
Jasmine Bligh introduces a special programme, including a nature quiz and Buck Hurst, the magician.


Presenter (All About Animals): George Cansdale
Commentator (Cricket): Cliff Michelmore
Commentator (Cricket): John Arlott
Presenter (Watermanship): Brian Johnston
Scriptwriter (Watermanship): Joanne Jackson
Scriptwriter (Watermanship): Oil Redgrove
Presenter (For Deaf Children): Jasmine Bligh
Magician (For Deaf Children): Buck Hurst

: The Lawn Tennis Championships

A further visit to Wimbledon.

: Newsreel

followed by Weather Chart

: Science Review

A review of scientific films.
New developments in margarine; ants can remember; the zoom lens.
(Previously televised on May 13)


Arranged by: Norman MacQueen
Editor: George Noordhof

: The Manor of Northstead

A comedy by William Douglas Home.
[Starring] A.E. Matthews and Marie Lohr in excerpts from The Manor of Northstead
The action of the play takes place at Gralloch Lodge, Isle of Whisk, West Scotland.
A special performance, before an invited audience, from the Duchess Theatre, London.

A.E. Matthews and Marie Lohr as the Earl and Countess of Lister
William Douglas Home demonstrated in The Chiltern Hundreds that politics could be funny; he continues that demonstration in this sequel. The Earl and Countess of Lister are taking a holiday in the remote lodge owned by their butler Beecham. They are joined there by their son Captain Pym and his American wife; by Lord Cleghorn, who is a Socialist peer, and by his Conservatively-inclined wife. They are all here to get away from an impending general election but it seems to pursue them for the nearest seat looks like being uncontested. Can Beecham, or Lady Pym, or Lord Cleghorn with their different political passions allow this to happen?


Author: William Douglas Home
Director: Wallace Douglas
Settings Designer: Michael Weight
Presented for television by: Alan Chivers
The Earl of Lister: A.E. Matthews
The Countess of Lister, his wife: Marie Lohr
Beecham, his butler: Charles Heslop
Lord Cleghorn, his brother-in-law: Ronald Adam
Mrs Beecham (Bessie), his parlour-maid: Lorraine Clewes
Lady Cleghorn (Caroline), his sister: Viola Lyel
Lady Pym (June), his daughter-in-law: Jean Lodge
Captain Lord Pym, M.C. (Tony), his son: Bryan Coleman
Sir Ronald MacRonald: Arthur Hewlett

: The World is Ours: Hope for the Hungry

Written by Ritchie Calder.
The second in a series of documentary programmes on world problems that are the urgent concern of the United Nations.
Produced by Norman Swallow in co-operation with the Specialised Agencies and Film Division of the United Nations


Writer: Ritchie Calder
Film editor: Ian Callaway
Narrator: James McKechnie
Studio reconstructions: Frederick Knapman
Producer: Norman Swallow

: Show Case

with Benny Hill introducing artists and acts new to television: The Charmony Three, Dickie Dawson, The Munks Twins, The Dominoes, Peter Townsend, Billy Guest and Carolyn


Presenter: Benny Hill
Singers: The Charmony Three
Comedian: Dickie Dawson
Performers: The Munks Twins
Singers: The Dominoes
Performer: Peter Townsend
Performers: Billy Guest and Carolyn
Musical director: Steve Race
Producer: Kenneth Carter

: Today on the Centre Court

A BBC television film of some of the highlights of the day's play at Wimbledon.


Commentary: Peter Wilson

: News

(sound only)

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