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: Cricket: England v. South Africa

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


Commentator: E. W. Swanton
Commentator: Brian Johnston

: Royal Ascot

Today and for the next three days television mobile cameras visit this Berkshire racecourse to see some of the principal races.

2.30 The Queen Anne Stakes for three-year-olds and upwards, over the Royal Hunt Cup Course of one mile

3.5 The Gold Vase for three-year-olds and upwards, over two miles

3.45 The Ascot Stakes
A handicap race for three-year-olds and upwards, over two miles and a half

Clive Graham identifies the horses and jockeys in the Parade Ring before each race.
Bettie Spurling describes the fashions.

Between the races at Ascot television cameras visit Trent Bridge, Nottingham, for the latest test score


Commentator: Peter O'Sullevan
Parade commentator: Clive Graham
Fashion commentator: Bettie Spurling
Television presentation: Alan Chivers

: Watch with Mother: Andy Pandy

(A BBC Television Film)
(to 16.15)

: Cricket: England v. South Africa

A further visit to Trent Bridge.

: Children's Television

The Explorer: 5: The Rock Breaker
Written by Estelle Holt.
A serial play in five parts based on the life of Sir Henry Morton Stanley.
The action takes place in East Africa.
(Michael Aldridge is appearing in 'Salad Days' at the Vaudeville Theatre; Edric Connor is in 'The Jazz Train' at the Piccadilly Theatre, London)

The Hut-Man
A nature knowledge quiz in which G.D. Fisher, the Scottish 'Hut-Man' asks the questions for a team of children to answer.
From Hazelhead Park, Aberdeen


Writer (The Explorer): Estelle Holt
Producer (The Explorer): Naomi Capon
Designer (The Explorer): Stewart Marshall
Henry Morton Stanley: Michael Aldridge
Kalulu: Ronald Moodie
Dr. Kirk: Oliver Burt
Mbarak Bombay: Earl Cameron
Shiekh Hashid: Hassan Gadalla
Asmani: Lionel Ngakane
First Ruga-Ruga: Dan Jackson
Second Ruga-Ruga: Ashley Harvey
Mirambo: Edric Connor
Question-Master (The Hut-Man): G.D. Fisher
Producer (The Hut-Man): Kathleen Garscadden

: Cricket: England v. South Africa

The closing overs of the First Test Match.

: Today at Trent Bridge

A summary of the last day's play and an analysis of the match by E.W. Swanton.
(to 18.45)


Summariser: E.W. Swanton

: Look

The first of a series of wild life programmes.
Introduced by Peter Scott.
Heinz Sielmann introduces his own film of foxes in the wild.
See facing page


Presenter: Peter Scott
Guest/Filmmaker: Heinz Sielmann
Producer: Desmond Hawkins

: Find the Link

with Leslie Mitchell in the chair.
Josephine Douglas, Carole Carr, Kenneth Horne, Peter Noble finding the links.
Special investigators, Pauline Forrester and Larry Forrester


Chairman: Leslie Mitchell
Panellist: Josephine Douglas
Panellist: Carole Carr
Panellist: Kenneth Horne
Panellist: Peter Noble
Special investigator: Pauline Forrester
Special investigator: Larry Forrester
Presented by: Ernest Maxin

: Madeleine

A play by Duncan Ross based on the biography "Madeleine" by her friend Jean Overton Fuller.

The action takes place in Paris in the summer of 1943
Duncan Ross writes on page 4


Author: Duncan Ross
Based on the biography by: Jean Overton Fuller
Producer: Julian Amyes
Designer: Roy Oxley
Film Cameraman: Terry Hunt
Film Editor: Geoffrey Baines
Madeleine: Rosalie Crutchley
Henri Garry: Andrew Faulds
Marguerite Nadaud: Hilary Paterson
Pierre: Barry Barnett
Professor Balachowsky: Keith Pyott
Madame Balachowsky: Marjorie Stewart
Archambault: Kenneth Haigh
Robert: Hugh Munro
Maxime: Brian Bedford
First German N.C.O.: Rudolph Offenbach
Second German N.C.O.: Stanley Platts
German Captain: Dennis Edwards
Kieffer: Carl Jaffe
Marcel: Kenneth Hyde
Ernest: Carl Duering
German Officer: Peter H. Saunders
Ewlyn: Brigid Lenihan
Mr. X: Campbell Gray
Captain Starr: Terence Brook
Colonel Faye: Michael Partridge

: Look You Now

Half an hour of non-stop variety.
[Starring] Stan Stennett
with Ossie Morris, The Fabulous June, The Harmonaires, Steve Gibson, Hal Norris, John Cortez.
Welsh Variety Orchestra
(Leader, Morgan Lloyd)
The Ralph Davies Quartet


Comedian: Stan Stennett
Comedian: Ossie Morris
Performer: The Fabulous June
Singers: The Harmonaires
Performer: Steve Gibson
Performer: Hal Norris
Tenor: John Cortez
Musicians: Welsh Variety Orchestra
Orchestra leader: Morgan Lloyd
Musicians: The Ralph Davies Quartet
Music arranged and conducted by: Mai Jones
Producer: Dafydd Gruffydd

: Royal Ascot

Peter O'Sullevan introduces a BBC telerecording of the highlights of today's racing.


Presenter: Peter O'Sullevan

: News

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