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: Athletics: The British Games

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


Commentator: Max Robertson
Commentator: Geoffrey Dyson
Presented for television by: Bill Duncalf

: In the Garden

Percy Thrower continues the general work in the garden, including planting outdoor tomatoes, potting chrysanthemums in their final pots, and planning the summer bedding.
(A BBC Telerecording)


Presenter: Percy Thrower
Presented by: John Furness

: Cricket: Glamorgan v. the South Africans

Brian Johnston describes play in today's match at Cardiff Arms Park.


Commentator: Brian Johnston

: Children's Television

Sugar and Spice
A mixed bag of entertainment.
Introduced by Maurice Lane.
with The King Brothers, The Alberts, Peter Newington, Michael Segal, Julie Webb, Anthony Snell, Eugene Leahy and Dennis Ringrowe.

The Appleyards
by Mary Campden.


Presenter (Sugar and Spice): Maurice Lane
Musicians (Sugar and Spice): The King Brothers
Comedians (Sugar and Spice): The Alberts
Performer (Sugar and Spice): Peter Newington
Comedian (Sugar and Spice): Michael Segal
Performer (Sugar and Spice): Julie Webb
Performer (Sugar and Spice): Anthony Snell
Performer (Sugar and Spice): Eugene Leahy
Pianist (Sugar and Spice): Dennis Ringrowe
Writer (The Appleyards): Mary Campden
Producer (The Appleyards): Kevin Sheldon
Mrs. Appleyard: Constance Fraser
Mr. Appleyard: Douglas Muir
Margaret Appleyard: Patricia Fryer
Tommy Appleyard: Derek Rowe
Ronnie Grant: Robert Dickens
William Appleyard: Dawson France
Ann Appleyard: Sheila Martin

: Cricket: Glamorgan v. the South Africans

A further visit to Cardiff Arms Park.
(to 18.40)

: 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

: Terminus: 1: Margin for Error

A series of six plays by Lester Powell.
[Starring] Andre Morell and Ursula Howells

Vast throngs of people teem through a main line terminus. They have problems, emotions, pleasures. Each week one person is followed into his or her private life.
Lester Powell writes on page 4


Writer: Lester Powell
Designer: Richard Wilmot
Producer: John Warrington
Michael Lincoln: Andre Morell
Anna Exing: Ursula Howells
James Hartley: Patrick McGoohan
Detective-Sergeant York: Martin Wyldeck
Mills: Raymond Francis
Nurse: Mary Howard

: Saturday-Night Date

with Diana Decker accompanied by Bernard Bowen and his Quartet.
Introduced by Mary Parker.


Singer: Diana Decker
Musicians: Bernard Bowen and his Quartet
Presenter: Mary Parker
Presented by: Richard Afton

: Filming in Africa: 8

Armand and Michaela Denis, who have just returned from Africa, are in the studio to introduce the last programme of the series.


Presenter/filmmaker: Armand Denis
Presenter/filmmaker: Michaela Denis
Presented by: Alan Sleath

: Variety Parade

[Starring] Derek Roy, Dave Willis, Harriott and Evans, Shana Bergman, Syd and Paul Kaye, Peter Glover and June Laverick, The Peter Glover Dancers, The George Mitchell Singers
Variety Parade Orchestra
Conducted by George Clouston


Comedian: Derek Roy
Comedian: Dave Willis
Performer: Shana Bergman
Comedian: Syd Kaye
Comedian: Paul Kaye
Dancer/dance direction: Peter Glover
Dancer: June Laverick
Dancers: The Peter Glover Dancers
Singers: The George Mitchell Singers
Designer: John Clements
Musicians: Variety Parade Orchestra
[Orchestra] conducted by: George Clouston
Producer: W. Lyon-Shaw

: News

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