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: The Lawn Tennis Championships

from Wimbledon.
Outside broadcast cameras cover play on the Centre and Number One Courts on the opening day of the 1955 Championships.
F.H. Grisewood writes on page 4


Commentator: F. H. Grisewood
Commentator: Dan Maskell
Commentator: Dennis Coombe

: The Lawn Tennis Championships

A further visit to Wimbledon.

: Children's Television

For Younger Children
Meet the Penguins: 1: Bobo has an Upset
Story by J. M. Smith Wright.

Bits and Pieces
by Reginald Jeffryes.

The Way to Wimbledon
The story of the Lawn Tennis Championships, which opened today, told by Bill Latto and by Fred Perry, a former Wimbledon champion.

All About Animals
George Cansdale shows you some more animals.


Writer (Meet the Penguins): J. M. Smith Wright
Pictures (Meet the Penguins): Sam Williams
Pictures (Meet the Penguins): Elizabeth Williams
Music (Meet the Penguins): John Hooper
Voices (Meet the Penguins): Barbara Trevor
Voices (Meet the Penguins): Kenneth Connor
Special effects (Meet the Penguins): Alfred Davis
Special effects (Meet the Penguins): Douglas Mair
Presented by (Meet the Penguins): Dorothea Brooking
Writer (Bits and Pieces): Reginald Jeffryes
Voices (Bits and Pieces): Ivan Staff
Music (Bits and Pieces): Tom McCall
Presenter (The Way to Wimbledon): Bill Latto
Presenter (The Way to Wimbledon): Fred Perry
Presenter (All About Animals): George Cansdale

: The Lawn Tennis Championships

A further visit to Wimbledon.

: Growing in Grace

Featuring the girls of Elmhurst Ballet School, Camberley.


Producer: Humphrey Fisher

: Music for You

Introduced by Eric Robinson.
[Starring] Alicia Markova and Ferruccio Tagliavini

with Jean Madeira, Leon Goossens, Harry Isaacs, Joan Bramhall, Jean Carrol, Evelyn Cuthill, Frea Harrington, Doreen Lane, Daphne Lewcun, Grace O'Connor, Helen McKinnon, Desmond Ainsworth, Bowles Bevan, John Boulter, Fred Davies, Edgar Fleet, John Holmes, Lyndon Vanderpump.
London Symphony Orchestra
(Leader, Granville Jones)
(Ferruccio Tagliavini appears by permission of S. A. Gorlinsky, Ltd.)


Presenter: Eric Robinson
Dancer: Alicia Markova
Tenor: Ferruccio Tagliavini
Mezzo-soprano: Jean Madeira
Oboist: Leon Goossens
Pianist: Harry Isaacs
Singer: Joan Bramhall
Singer: Jean Carrol
Contralto: Evelyn Cuthill
Contralto: Frea Harrington
Soprano: Doreen Lane
Singer: Daphne Lewcun
Singer: Grace O'Connor
Singer: Helen McKinnon
Baritone: Desmond Ainsworth
Singer: Bowles Bevan
Singer: John Boulter
Singer: Fred Davies
Singer: Edgar Fleet
Bass: John Holmes
Tenor: Lyndon Vanderpump
Musical Associate: James Turner
Musicians: London Symphony Orchestra
[Orchestra] leader: Granville Jones
Designer: Stephen Taylor
Producer: Patricia Foy

: International Commentary: Peaceful Co-Existence?: 5 - Prospects for the high level talks

Christopher Mayhew M.P., considers the contribution that the forthcoming high level talks can make towards easing world tension.
(Postponed from May 9)


Presenter: Christopher Mayhew
Film Editor: James Pople
Producer: Michael Peacock

: Double Date

Come Dancing at the Locarno Ballroom.
Watch the Cabaret at the Stork Club.
(Both visits to Streatham are by courtesy of Mecca Dancings)

At the Summer Ball of the Cafe de Paris
Society of Guinea Pigs
Paul Carpenter introduces exhibition, formation and competitive dancing to the music, of Jack Parnell and his Orchestra.

At the Stork Club
Robin Scott invites you to watch the Cabaret and listen to George Browne and his Calypso Mambo Band.


Presenter (At the Summer Ball of the Cafe de Paris): Paul Carpenter
Musicians (At the Summer Ball of the Cafe de Paris): Jack Parnell and his Orchestra
Presenter (At the Stork Club): Robin Scott
Musicians (At the Stork Club): George Browne and his Calypso Mambo Band
Producer: Derek Burrell-Davis

: Today on the Centre Court

A BBC television film of some of the highlights of the day's play at Wimbledon.


Commentary: Peter Wilson

: News

(sound only)

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