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: Lawn Tennis: Hard Court Championships of Great Britain

From the West Hants Lawn Tennis Club, Bournemouth.
(Wenvoe, Rowridge, North Hessary Tor, Truleigh Hill and Alexandra Palace only)


Commentator: Michael Henderson
Commentator: Dan Maskell

: About the Home

Practical help for the housewife.
Introduced by Joan Gilbert.

J. F. Bidwell describes some of the different varieties of home and imported cheeses now becoming more plentiful.

W. P. Matthew shows Bill Owen how to do a household job.

Round the Shops
Margot Lovell reports.


Presenter: Joan Gilbert
Item presenter (Cheeses): J. F. Bidwell
Handyman: W. P. Matthew
Pupil (Handyman): Bill Owen
Reporter (Round the Shops): Margot Lovell
Producer: S. E. Reynolds

: Watch with Mother: Rag, Tag, and Bobtail

(A BBC Television Film)
(to 16.15)

: Lawn Tennis: Hard Court Championships of Great Britain

Further commentary.
(Wenvoe, Rowridge, North Hessary Tor, Truleigh Hill and Alexandra Palace only)

: Children's Television

Our Port
John A.K. Hamilton introduces a programme that helps you to make toys for a model port, with Patricia Matthews and Frederick Day.

Calamity at Court
A ballet by Nesta Brooking based on the song 'King's Cross' by Eleanor Farjeon.
with Michael Holmes, Barry Irwin and pupils of Nesta Brooking, Diana Barker and Nora Roche.
(Barry Irwin is in "The King and I" at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, London)

Lawn Tennis: Hard Court Championships of Great Britain
From the West Hants Lawn Tennis Club, Bournemouth.

(to 18.00)


Presenter (Our Port): John A.K. Hamilton
Maker (Our Port): Patricia Matthews
Maker (Our Port): Frederick Day
Choreographer (Calamity at Court): Nesta Brooking
Ballet based on the song "King's Cross" by (Calamity at Court): Eleanor Farjeon
Music (Calamity at Court): Helen Perkin
Dancer (Calamity at Court): Michael Holmes
Dancer (Calamity at Court): Barry Irwin
Designer (Calamity at Court): John Cooper
Producer (Calamity at Court): Naomi Capon
Commentator (Lawn Tennis): Dan Maskell

: Sportsview

Introduced by Peter Dimmock.
A topical programme that spotlights the latest news, views, and personalities of sport.


Presenter: Peter Dimmock
Editor: Paul Fox
Presented by: Dennis Monger

: Ulster Mirror

A magazine from Northern Ireland
Written and produced by Harry Govan
See page 15


Film Cameraman: Douglas Wolfe
Film Editor: Valerie Best
Writer/Producer: Harry Govan

: Edmundo Ros Entertains

Thirty minutes of Latin-American music.
(Edmundo Ros is appearing at the Coconut Grove, London)


Musician: Edmundo Ros
Presented by: T. Leslie Jackson

: Family Portrait

A play by Lenore Coffee and W. Joyce Cowen.
[Starring] Fay Compton
The action takes place in Nazareth, Capernaum, and Jerusalem
(A BBC telerecording of the broadcast on April 10)


Writer: Lenore Coffee
Writer: W. Joyce Cowen
Producer: Chloe Gibson
Designer: Stewart Marshall
Mary: Fay Compton
Mary Cleophas: Joan Haythorne
Mary Magdalen: Rosalie Crutchley
Sefima: Dandy Nichols
James: Anthony Newlands
Joseph: Stephen Boyd
Simon: Graham Ashley
Judah: Kenneth Haigh
Reba: Paula Byrne
Naomi: Anne Allan
Daniel, a Child: Michael Walker
Mordecai: Van Boolen
Eben, a pedlar: Charles Lamb
Amos, a waiter: Edward Brooks
Fisherman: Glyn Davys
Mathias, a business man: Ronald Wood
A Disciple: William Lucas
Hepzibah: Marjory Hawtrey
Appius Hadrian: Charles Stapley
Anna: Gillian Maude
Rabbi Samuel: Leslie Sands
Mendel, a marriage broker: Peter Stephens
Woman of Jerusalem: Christie Humphrey
Nathan: Eric Ferguson
Daniel: Stuart Hutchison
Esther Joseph's daughter: Juliet Winsor
Beulah: Joyce Chancellor
Leban: Richard Foat
Joshua Leban's son: Robert Raikes
Other parts played by: James Beattie
Other parts played by: Madge Brindley
Other parts played by: Donald Cashfield
Other parts played by: Robert Checksfield
Other parts played by: Ann Gow
Other parts played by: Kim Grant
Other parts played by: Dafydd Havard
Other parts played by: Richard Price
Other parts played by: John Scott
Other parts played by: Sheila Stones
Other parts played by: Peter Ventham

: News

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