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: State Visit of The King and Queen of Sweden

The Arrival at Westminster Pier.
See above
(to 12.55)

: The Lawn Tennis Championships

from Wimbledon.


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

: Children's Television

The Four Children
Another story, with music, told by Dorothy Alison.

Paper Sculpture
Dorothy Rogers shows some of the entries and gives the results of the competition she set on May 19.

It Happened to Me
F. Spencer Chapman talks about climbing Mount Kilimanjaro.


Storyteller (The Four Children): Dorothy Alison
Presenter (Paper Sculpture): Dorothy Rogers
Presenter (It Happened to Me): F. Spencer Chapman

: The Lawn Tennis Championships

A further visit to Wimbledon.

: Newsreel

followed by Weather Chart

: State Visit of The King and Queen of Sweden

The arrival at Westminster Pier.
(A BBC telerecording)

: This is Show Business

Vic Oliver invites you to This is Show Business
featuring leading personalities of the entertainment world with:
Margaret Lockwood, Bernard Braden, Maudie Edwards, Irene Handl, Laurence Payne, Ann Gudrun, Ian Wallace, Marion Studholme, The Marcellis, Domini Callaghan, Michel de Lutry, Pearl Hackney, Ivan Staff, Jane Evans, Denys Palmer, Robert de Warren
British Concert Orchestra (Leader, Lionel Bentley)
Assistant Conductor, Jack Walker


Presenter: Vic Oliver
Performer: Margaret Lockwood
Comedian: Bernard Braden
Singer: Maudie Edwards
Performer: Irene Handl
Performer: Laurence Payne
Performer: Ann Gudrun
Singer: Ian Wallace
Singer: Marion Studholme
Acrobatics: The Marcellis
Dancer: Domini Callaghan
Dancer: Michel de Lutry
Performer: Pearl Hackney
Performer: Ivan Staff
Performer: Jane Evans
Dancer: Denys Palmer
Dancer: Robert de Warren
Musicians: British Concert Orchestra
Leader: Lionel Bentley
Assistant Conductor: Jack Walker
Designer: Richard Wilmot
Choreographer: Hazel Gee
Producer: Graeme Muir

: Northern Command Tattoo

The first of two evening visits to Roundhay Arena, Leeds, to see part of this military spectacle.
The order of events is expected to be as follows:
The Assembly sounded by Mounted Trumpeters of the Royal Horse Artillery
The Roman Legions parade for inspection: a historical reconstruction by The Gloucestershire Regiment
Beating Retreat by the Massed Corps of Drums
Physical Training Display by boys of Apprentice Schools of Northern Command
See 'Television Diary' on page 15


Commentator: Robert Hudson
Presented by: Derek Burrell-Davis

: Polio

A programme on infantile paralysis.
Presented by Jeanne Heal, who points to the danger signs that parents should look for.
Programme arranged in association with the Ministry of Health, the Infantile Paralysis Fellowship, the National Federation for Polio Research, and the British Red Cross Society


Presenter: Jeanne Heal
Producer: S. E. Reynolds

: Today on the Centre Court

A BBC television film.


Commentary: Peter Wilson

: News

(sound only)

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