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: Cricket: England v. Pakistan - Fourth Test Match

First of three visits to the Oval to see play on the fourth day of the final Test.
(to 13.30)


Commentator: Brian Johnston
Commentator: E. W Swanton

: British Empire and Commonwealth Games

(A telerecording previously shown last Tuesday at 10.0 p.m.)
(to 16.15)

: Children's Television

Quick on the Draw: The Appleyards v. The Rest
A children's parlour game devised by Dorothea Brooking.
Chairman, Humphrey Lestocq

Douglas Back discusses with two children some new books you might like to read on your holidays.

For Deaf Children
Pamela Russell introduces a special programme.


Devised by (Quick on the Draw): Dorothea Brooking
Chairman (Quick on the Draw): Humphrey Lestocq
Drawings (Quick on the Draw): David Ghilchik
Presented by (Quick on the Draw): Patricia Foy
Presenter (Books): Douglas Back
Presenter (For Deaf Children): Pamela Russell

: Today at the Oval

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


Summariser: E. W. Swanton

: News and Newsreel

Including Weather Report

: Antiquities of Pakistan

This film shows some of the historical treasures of Pakistan.

: Stage by Stage: 1: The Eighteenth-Century Theatre

A series of programmes about the British theatre, showing something of its life and the character of the buildings and the people who have enriched its heritage.
Television cameras are at the Theatre Royal, Bristol, where Hal Burton talks about the theatre and its associations.
The Actors: William Squire, Terence Alexander


Presenter: Hal Burton
Director: Nicholas Crocker
[Actor]: William Squire
[Actor]: Terence Alexander

: Show Case

with Benny Hill introducing artists and acts new to television including: Shirleen and Drew, Roy Johnson, Rolf Harris, Lou Campara.
Guest artist: Carole Carr


Presenter: Benny Hill
Performers: Shirleen and Drew
Magician: Roy Johnson
Entertainer: Rolf Harris
Accordionist: Lou Campara
Singer: Carole Carr
Music directed by: Steve Race
Producer: Kenneth Carter

: Diana Wynyard

in a programme of verse and music.
with Marie Korchinska (harp), Jean Pougnet (violin), Thomas Carter (violin), Frederick Riddle (viola), Anthony Pini (cello).


Singer: Diana Wynyard
Harpist: Marie Korchinska
Violinist: Jean Pougnet
Violinist: Thomas Carter
Viola: Frederick Riddle
Cellist: Anthony Pini
Presented by: Patricia Foy

: British Empire and Commonwealth Games

A telerecording from the Empire Stadium, Vancouver, covering the main events of the Fifth British Empire and Commonwealth Games.
Presented by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

: 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.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

Through the listings, you will also be able to use the Genome search function to find thousands of radio and TV programmes that are already available to view or listen to on the BBC website.

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