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

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


Commentator: E. W. Swanton
Commentator: Brian Johnston

: I'm the Law: Who Killed Evelyn?

[Starring] George Raft
(Previously televised on Sept. 26, 1954)


Lieutenant Kirby: George Raft

: Watch with Mother: Picture Book

For the Very Young
Pages turned by Patricia Driscoll.
(A BBC Television film)
(to 16.15)


Presenter: Patricia Driscoll
Editor: Maria Bird

: Cricket: England v. South Africa

A further visit to Trent Bridge.

: Children's Television

For Younger Children
The Story about Ping
by Marjorie Flack and Kurt Wiese.
Told by Sheila Raynor.

John Madin plays the electric organ

Our Port
John A. K. Hamilton introduces another programme showing how to make toys for a model port; Frank Boreham gives you some ideas for making the toys.


Writer (The Story about Ping): Marjorie Flack
Writer (The Story about Ping): Kurt Wiese
Storyteller (The Story about Ping): Sheila Raynor
Producer (The Story about Ping): Douglas Mair
Organist: John Madin
Presenter (Our Port): John A. K. Hamilton
Maker (Our Port): Frank Boreham

: Today at Trent Bridge

Summary of the fourth day's play by E. W. Swanton.
(to 18.40)


Summariser: E. W. Swanton

: Westward Ho!

A West of England Magazine.
Introduced by Cliff Michelmore.

Coast to Coast
Reports on topical events and personalities of the month.

Around the West Country
Whitsun Weekend
A film report on the holiday scene in the country and at the seaside.

A Double Gloucester
The story of a farmhouse cheese told by Sybil Smith of Old Court Farm, in the Berkeley Vale of Gloucestershire.

(Wenvoe, Rowridge, North Hessary Tor, Truleigh Hill and Alexandra Palace only)
(to 19.15)


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Storyteller (A Double Gloucester): Sybil Smith
Film cameraman: Bert Foote
Presented by: Peter Bale

: The Smokey Club

A magazine for dog owners.
Introduced by Macdonald Daly.
Spotlight on the Cocker; Pick of the Strays; Walks Without Tears; Pick of the Post-bag
From Hazelhead Park, Aberdeen.


Presenter: MacDonald Daly
Producer: James Buchan

: Showcase

Dave King introduces new artists
Johnny Franks and his Quintet, Betty Miller, Clifford Henry, Elizabeth Warlock, Barbara Blank, Jimmy Lee, Ross Mitchell.
Steve Race and his Orchestra


Presenter: Dave King
Musicians: Johnny Franks and his Quintet
Singer: Betty Miller
Performer: Clifford Henry
Magician: Elizabeth Warlock
Pianist: Barbara Blank
Performer: Jimmy Lee
Performer: Ross Mitchell
Musicians: Steve Race and his Orchestra
Producer: Albert Stevenson

: Buried Treasure: Two Maltese Mysteries

John Evans discusses with Glyn Daniel the great stone temples of Malta, and Instructor Captain H. S. Gracie, R.N., suggests an answer to the problem of the prehistoric Maltese cart-tracks.


Guest: John Evans
Presenter: Glyn Daniel
Guest: Instructor Captain H. S. Gracie
Film cameraman: Terry Hunt
Film editor: Leslie Robertson
Devised and produced by: Paul Johnstone

: The Conductor Speaks

Leslie Woodgate with the BBC Choral Society
Organ and piano accompaniment by Charles Spinks
Leslie Woodgate, who is just completing his twenty-first year as BBC Chorus-Master, is also a singer. For many years he has directed the BBC Choral Society and tonight he talks about choral singing from both points of view.
See facing page


Conductor/Presenter: Leslie Woodgate
Singers: The BBC Choral Society
Organist/Pianist: Charles Spinks
Presented by: Philip Bate

: Now

A television mixture.
Introduced by Peter Haigh.


Presenter: Peter Haigh
Presented by: Alan Sleath

: 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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