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: Table Tennis: Scotland v. Northern Ireland

By courtesy of the Scottish Table Tennis Association
From the Govan Town Hall, Glasgow.
(Kirk O'Shotts, Redmoss and Glencairn only)
(to 16.00 app.)


Presented by: Noble Wilson

: Children's Television: Jigsaw

A magazine programme with: Robert Harbin, Mr. Left and Mr. Right.

The Adventures of Mick and Montmorency
[Starring] Charlie Drake and Jack Edwardes

George Fierstone and his Quintet

The Make-Believe King
by Philip Dale.

and The Badgers' Club

(Charlie Drake and Jack Edwardes are appearing in 'Dick Whittington' at the King's Theatre, Hammersmith)


Mr. Left and Mr. Right: Robert Harbin
Montmorency (The Adventures of Mick and Montmorency): Charlie Drake
Mick (The Adventures of Mick and Montmorency): Jack Edwardes
Musicians: George Fierstone and his Quintet
Writer (The Make-Believe King): Philip Dale
Performers: The Badgers' Club
Continuity: Roger Stone
Material supplied by: Michael Barsley
Producer: Robert Tronson

: In Town Tonight

Interesting people who are In Town Tonight, interviewed by John Ellison.
(Simultaneous broadcast with the London, Midland, North, and West of England Home Services)


Interviewer: John Ellison
Special effects: Douglas Mair
Edited and produced by: Peter Duncan

: International Swimming: London v. Berlin

A second visit to a two-day match organised by the Southern Counties Amateur Swimming Association.
From Downham Baths, Bromley.


Commentator: Harry Carpenter
Commentator: John Webb

: The Benny Hill Show

with Benny Hill, Beryl Reid, Alma Cogan, Jeremy Hawk, Jerry Allen and his Trio, The Edorics, Four in A Chord.
Pen-Portrait of Benny Hill-page 5


Presenter/comedian: Benny Hill
[Actress]: Beryl Reid
Singer: Alma Cogan
[Actor]: Jeremy Hawk
Musicians: Jerry Allen and his Trio
Dancers: The Edorics
Musicians: Four in A Chord
Dance direction: Jack Billings
Orchestra directed by: Eric Robinson
Designer: Frederick Knapman
Producer: Kenneth Carter

: Woodpeckers

Peter Scott's guest is Heinz Sielmann of Munich, who by the use of infra-red light has succeeded in filming a woodpecker's nest inside the trunk of a tree.
This film, which aroused widespread interest at the 1954 International Ornithological Congress at Basle, will be shown during the programme.
See page 15


Presenter: Peter Scott
Guest/filmmaker: Heinz Sielmann
Presented by: Desmond Hawkins

: War in the Air: 10: Overlord

A series of BBC Television films telling the history of air power in the past twenty years.

The subject of this film is the air plan covering 'Operation Overlord', the D-Day landings in Normandy.
(Second performance: for details see Monday at 7.45 p.m.)

: 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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