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: Cricket: Somerset v. Lancashire

A visit to the Recreation Ground, Bath, on the last 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

: 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)


Narrator/Script, music and settings: Maria Bird
Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Singer: Gladys Whitred

: The Lawn Tennis Championships

A further visit to Wimbledon.

: Children's Television

Children's Newsreel

The Gentle Falcon: 2: To Meet the King
A serial in seven parts.
Adapted for television by Hilda Lewis from her book of the same name.
The action takes place at Westminster, Windsor, and in Calais.
Time: 1395-1399
(Dennis Edwards is appearing in 'Waiting for Gillian' at the St. James's Theatre, London)


Author/Adapted by (The Gentle Falcon): Hilda Lewis
Producer (The Gentle Falcon): Dorothea Brooking
Designer (The Gentle Falcon): Eileen Diss
Isabella, grown up: Glen Alyn
Isabella, a girl: Victoria Nolan
Lady Standwich: Enid Lindsey
A tailor: Jack Newmark
A falconer: Don Tasker
Gilles Cobham: Patrick Horgan
King Richard II: Dennis Edwards
A page: Anthony Lang
Madame de Coucy: Margaret Gordon
Jehanne: Barbara Denney
Lady Catherine de Clisson: Edith Saville
Other parts played by (The Gentle Falcon): Peter Augustine
Other parts played by (The Gentle Falcon): John Baker
Other parts played by (The Gentle Falcon): Michael Bird
Other parts played by (The Gentle Falcon): Donald Hodson
Other parts played by (The Gentle Falcon): John Marshall
Other parts played by (The Gentle Falcon): James Raglan
Other parts played by (The Gentle Falcon): Virginia Shipton
Other parts played by (The Gentle Falcon): Joseph Wise

: The Lawn Tennis Championships

A further visit to Wimbledon.

: From Germany: A Summer Evening On The Rhine

A visit to a holiday camp at Bad Godesberg.
Presented by the German Television Service
See 'Television Diary' on page 15


Commentator (in London): Michael Henderson

: Newsreel

followed by Weather Chart

: I See by Four Legs

The story of the training of guide dogs for the blind at the Association's school at Leamington Spa.


Commentator: James Pestridge
Producer: Barrie Edgar

: The Birdcage Room

A comedy by Margery Sharp
[Starring] David Tomlinson, Susan Stephen and Edward Chapman
(Second performance: Thursday at 9.5)
(Susan Stephens appears by permission of Associated British Picture Corporation, Ltd.)

[Photo caption] David Tomlinson as Lord Tempest, Susan Stephen as Jenny Protheroe, and Edward Chapman as Mr. Protheroe

Despite her formidable name Miss Macbeth is an amiable and clear-headed woman and an admirable guide who knows all about the ancestral home of the Tempests in Buckinghamshire. When the play opens she is showing some visitors around, discoursing learnedly and with spirit. It is not her fault if her audience is rather inattentive. They do not mean to be discourteous, but the fact is that they are far more interested in the present Lord Tempest than in his forbears. For Archy is handsome, and gallant, and - be it whispered - rather feckless. Or so the dour Mr. Protheroe believes. It is from his conviction that Archy and all those like him are useless that the action springs.


Author: Margery Sharp
Designer: Lawrence Broadhouse
Producer: Stuart Latham
Miss Macbeth: Beatrix Mackey
Mr. Cox: James Ottaway
Mr. Protheroe: Edward Chapman
Lydia Lamb: Margo Johns
Mr. Blackfoot: Geoffrey Chater
Lord Tempest: David Tomlinson
Jenny Protheroe: Susan Stephen
Uncle Jack: Sidney Vivian
Mr. Hitchcock: Christopher Steele
Parkes: Andrew Leigh
Joe: Toke Townley
Sam: Christopher Hodge

: Press Conference

Personalities who make the news face questions from the people who write the news.
Guest speaker, H.H. The Aga Khan


Programme presented by: Donald Baverstock

: The Name's the Same

with Peter Martyn in charge of The Name-hunters: Molly Weir, Catherine Boyle, Frank Muir, Denis Norden.
('The Name's the Same' was devised by Mark Goodson and Bill Todman, and is presented by arrangement with C.B.S. of America and Maurice Winnick)


Chairman: Peter Martyn
Panellist: Molly Weir
Panellist: Catherine Boyle
Panellist: Frank Muir
Panellist: Denis Norden
Special effects: Alfred Wurmser
Devised by: Mark Goodson
Devised by: Bill Todman
Presented by: Brian Tesler

: 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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