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: Athletics: The British Games

organised by The News of the World
From the White City Stadium, London.


Commentator: Kenneth Wolstenholme
Commentator: Norris McWhirter
Presented by: Bill Duncalf

: Cricket: England v. Pakistan - Fourth Test Match

A visit to the Oval to see play after the tea interval on the third day of the match.


Commentator: Brian Johnston
Commentator: E. W. Swanton

: Children's Television

The Minstrel Show
Introduced by Jeremy Hawk as Mr. Interlocutor
Warren Mitchell as Mr. Bone, Bill Hitchcock as Mr. Tambo, Veit Bethke as Mr. Pussyfoot, Don Arden as Mr. It Rhymes, Roy Henderson as Sunshine.

The Man in Armour: 3: Fireworks at the Waxworks
A fantasy in six episodes by Godfrey Harrison.
[Starring] Bruce Gordon


Script (The Minstrel Show): Tom Twigge
Producer (The Minstrel Show): Douglas Hurn
Mr. Interlocutor (The Minstrel Show): Jeremy Hawk
Mr. Bones (The Minstrel Show): Warren Mitchell
Mr.Tambo (The Minstrel Show): Bill Hitchcock
Mr. Pussyfoot (The Minstrel Show): Veit Bethke
Mr. It Rhymes (The Minstrel Show): Don Arden
Sunshine (The Minstrel Show): Roy Henderson
The Kentucky Troubadour: Elton Hayes
Mr. Banjo: Al Jeffery
Mr. Ivory Tickles: Barney Gilbraith
Writer (The Man in Armour): Godfrey Harrison
Producer (The Man in Armour): Shaun Sutton
Sir Archibald Willow: Bruce Gordon
Rona: Caroline Denzil
Ronnie: Glyn Dearman
Theodore Hubble: Gordon Bell
Sappho Holyrood: Felix Felton
Isolde Holyrood: Ann Summers
Fingers: Douglas Blackwell
Brawn: Colin Douglas
Museum Attendant: Tony van Bridge

: Today at the Oval

A summary of the third day's play by E. W. Swanton.
(to 18.40)


Summariser: E. W. Swanton

: News and Newsreel

including Weather Report

: Out and About

Twenty minutes with the 'Roving Eye' in London.

: Looking at Animals: Trespassers

George Cansdale shows animals that have been introduced by man into various parts of the world and discusses the problems they brought with them.


Presenter: George Cansdale
Presented by: George Noordhof

: I'm the Law: Train to Auburn

A series of films for television.
[Starring] George Raft


Lieutenant Kirby: George Raft

: Spice of Life

[Starring] Ralph Reader
The personal scrap-book of a celebrity.
Introduced by McDonald Hobley.
See page 13


Presenter: McDonald Hobley
Subject: Ralph Reader
Designer: John Cooper
Orchestra directed by: Eric Robinson
Production numbers staged by: Hazel Gee
Producer: Graeme Muir

: Bransby Williams

Bransby Williams is eighty-four today.


Performer: Bransby Williams
Presented by: Kenneth Milne Buckley

: 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.

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