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: Trooping the Colour

The Annual Parade in celebration of Her Majesty's Birthday
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Her Majesty The Queen takes the salute on Horse Guards Parade, Whitehall, at the Annual Parade in celebration of Her Majesty's Birthday. At 10.45
A telerecording of the ceremony will be shown at 8.30 this evening


Commentary: Michael Henderson
Presented for television by: Humphrey Fisher

: Cricket: England v. South Africa: First Test Match

First day's play at Trent Bridge, Nottingham.
(to 13.30)


Commentator: E. W. Swanton
Commentator: Brian Johnston

: About the Home

Practical help for the housewife.
Introduced by Joan Gilbert.

Fruit, Vegetables, and Flowers
Frances Perry reports on what she has bought in the shops.

Marguerite Patten, in association with the British Refrigeration Association, demonstrates different types of refrigerators.

Dressmaking Alterations - 2
Diana Crutchley, with Betty Lait as model, continues the alteration of a dress that is too large.


Presenter: Joan Gilbert
Reporter (Fruit, Vegetables and Flowers): Frances Perry
Item presenter (Refrigeration): Marguerite Patten
Dressmaker (Dressmaking Alterations): Diana Crutchley
Model (Dressmaking Alterations): Betty Lait
Producer: S. E. Reynolds

: Watch with Mother: Rag, Tag, and Bobtail

For the Very Young
Charles E. Stidwill tells the story.
Sam and Elizabeth Williams make the pictures
(A BBC Television Film)
(to 16.15)


Narrator: Charles E. Stidwill
Pictures: Sam Williams
Pictures: Elizabeth Williams
Script: Louise Cochrane

: Children's Television

Children's Newsreel

Alibi Children
A detective play by Wendy Cooper.
(A BBC telerecording of the broadcast on May 15)


Writer (Alibi Children): Wendy Cooper
Designer (Alibi Children): Gordon Roland
Producer (Alibi Children): Barbara Hammond
Molly Wilson: Anneke Willys
Higgs: Will Leighton
Graham Wilson: Robert Sandford
Chauffeur: Guy Standeven
Hilda: Mai Bacon
Sylvia Greer: Mary Allen
Mr. Marwick: Dervis Ward
Robert Fenning: Gerald Anderson
Sister Goodman: Joyce Chancellor
Police Constable: Stanley Rose
Inspector Harris: Ivan Owen

: Today at Trent Bridge

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


Summariser: E. W. Swanton

: Sportsview

Peter Dimmock introduces the fiftieth edition of Sportsview.
Spotlighting topics of the moment in sport.
Among the sporting personalities invited to help Peter Dimmock celebrate the occasion are: Dr. Roger Bannister, Chris Chataway, Len Hutton, Jack Cheetham.
Edited by Paul Fox who writes on page 15


Presenter: Peter Dimmock
Guest: Dr. Roger Bannister
Guest: Chris Chataway
Guest: Len Hutton
Guest: Jack Cheetham
Editor: Paul Fox
Presented by: Alan Rees

: Ulster Mirror

A magazine from Northern Ireland.
Written and produced by Harry Govan.


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

: Trooping the Colour

A BBC telerecording of part of this morning's ceremony.

: Down You Go!

with Roy Rich in the chair.
Elizabeth Gray, Helen Bailey, Paul Jennings, and Eric Sykes trying to find the answers.
and introducing 'Droodles'


Chairman: Roy Rich
Panellist: Elizabeth Gray
Panellist: Helen Bailey
Panellist: Paul Jennings
Panellist: Eric Sykes
Special effects: Alfred Wurmser
Material supplied by: Dennis Yates
The game devised by: Polly S. Cowan
The game devised by: Louis G. Cowan
Presented by: T. Leslie Jackson

: The River Line

A play by Charles Morgan.
[Starring] Rosalie Crutchley, James Donald and Robert Harris
The action takes place at the Wyburtons' home in Gloucestershire in 1947, and in the Chassaignes' house at Blaise in' South-West France in 1943.
(A BBC telerecording of the broadcast on May 8)
(Sarah Lawton appears by permission of the J. Arthur Rank Organisation, Ltd.)


Author: Charles Morgan
Producer: Stephen Harrison
Designer: Barry Learoyd
Philip Sturgess: James Donald
Cmdr. Julian Wyburton R.N. (Retd): Robert Harris
Mrs. Wyburton (Marie Chassaigne): Rosalie Crutchley
Valerie Barton: Sarah Lawson
Mrs. Muriven: Una Venning
Major John Lang (called Heron): John Westbrook
Dick Frewer: John Charlesworth
Pierre Chassaigne: Jacques Brunius

: News

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