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: The Lawn Tennis Championships

from Wimbledon.


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

: Cricket: England v. Pakistan: Second Test Match

Third day's play at Trent Bridge, Nottingham.


Commentator: E. W. Swanton
Commentator: Brian Johnston

: Children's Television: The Minstrel Show

Introduced by Jeremy Hawk as Mr. Interlocutor.
with George Benson as Mr. Bones, Bill Hitchcock as Mr. Tambo, Don Arden as Mr. It Rhymes, Roy Henderson as Sunshine.


Script: Tom Twigge
Designer: Richard Henry
Producer: Douglas Hurn
Mr. Interlocutor: Jeremy Hawk
Mr. Bones: George Benson
Mr. Tambo: Bill Hitchcock
Mr. It Rhymes: Don Arden
Sunshine: Roy Henderson
The Kentucky Troubadour: Elton Hayes
Mr Banjo: Al Jeffery
Mr Ivory Tickles: Peter Greenwell

: The Lawn Tennis Championships

A further visit to Wimbledon.

: Cricket: England v. Pakistan

A further visit to Trent Bridge.
(to 18.30 app.)

: 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.
(Postponed from June 19)


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

: Variety Parade

with Stan Stennett, Tommy Jover and Company, Stanelli, Bruce Trent, Johnny Brandon, Bruce Forsyth, Stan Bernard Trio, The Great Marlo, Silvestri, Barbara Windsor, Peter Glover, The Variety Parade Dancers, The George Mitchell Singers.


Comedian: Stan Stennett
Performers: Tommy Jover and Company
Entertainer: Stanelli
Singer: Bruce Trent
Singer: Johnny Brandon
Performer: Bruce Forsyth
Musicians: Stan Bernard Trio
Psychic: The Great Marlo
Performer: Silvestri
Performer: Barbara Windsor
Dancer/Dance direction: Peter Glover
Dancers: The Variety Parade Dancers
Singers: The George Mitchell Singers
Orchestra under the direction of: Eric Robinson
Producer: W. Lyon-Shaw

Blog posts that mention this programme:

Sir Bruce Forsyth 18 August 2017
The Sunday Post: What's in a Name? 2 April 2017

: World Cup Football

Filmed excerpts of a semi-final match in the World Cup Football Championships being played in Switzerland.
Presented by the Swiss Television Service

: From Italy: Palio Di Siena

This year's great annual summer medieval festival from Siena, which includes a pageant, a spectacular tournament between standard bearers, and bareback horse-racing round the town square.
Presented by the Italian Television Service
(A BBC telerecording)
See 'Television Diary' on page 15


Commentator (in Siena): Richard Dimbleby

: Today on the Centre Court

A BBC television film.


Commentary: Peter Wilson

: News

(sound only)

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