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: The University Boat Race

See above and page 7

: Badminton: 1955 All-England Championships

Fifteen nations are represented in this 'Wimbledon of Badminton' and more than two hundred and fifty players have entered. Among the entrants is Wong Peng Soon, the thirty-four-year-old sports-goods salesman from Singapore, who won the Men's Championship in 1950-51 and in 1952. This will be his first appearance in England for two years.
(to 16.15)


Commentator: Max Robertson
Assisted by: Harold Morland
Television presentation: Antony Craxton
Badminton player: Wong Peng Soon

: Children's Television: Jigsaw

A magazine programme in which Donald Hewlett and Fuzz introduce

Robert Harbin (Mr. Left and Mr. Right)

Rolf Harris

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

Science has a History
Introduced by Frank Greenaway.

To Kill a King
by Philip Dale.

George Fierstone and his Quintet with Arthur Bennett and The Badgers' Club


Presenter: Donald Hewlett
Magician (Mr. Left and Mr. Right): Robert Harbin
Entertainer: Rolf Harris
Montmorency (The Adventures of Mick and Montmorency): Charlie Drake
Mick (The Adventures of Mick and Montmorency): Jack Edwardes
Item presenter (Science has a History): Frank Greenaway
Writer (To Kill a King): Philip Dale
Musicians: George Fierstone and his Quintet
Bassist: Arthur Bennett
Performers: The Badgers' Club
Continuity: Roger Stone
Material supplied by: Michael Barsley
Designer: Eileen Diss
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

: The University Boat Race

A telerecording of today's Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race from Putney to Mortlake-the hundred-and-first race of the series.
Introduced by Michael Henderson.


Presenter: Michael Henderson

: Amateur Boxing: A.B.A. 1955 Junior Championships

From Banner Lane, Coventry.

The boys appearing tonight are the survivors of an original entry of almost a thousand. Each contestant has won his own provincial association championship and a semi-final bout this afternoon. The contestants come from Wales, the Southern counties, London, the Northern counties, and the Midlands. This is the first time the finals have been held outside London.


Commentator: Harry Carpenter

: Llimelight

A review of personalities and events in the world of entertainment.
with William Hill Bowen and the Limelight Concert Orchestra.


Devised and produced by: Henry Caldwell
Musicians: William Hill Bowen and the Limelight Concert Orchestra
Choreography: Madame Darmora
Designer: Stewart Marshall

: News

(sound only)

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