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

A visit to Lord's Cricket Ground to see the end of the morning's play on the first day of the match.
(to 13.30)


Commentator: Brian Johnston
Commentator: Peter West
Television presentation: Antony Craxton

: The Lawn Tennis Championships

from Wimbledon.


Commentator: Michael Henderson
Commentator: Dan Maskell
Commentator: Dennis Coombe

: Watch with Mother: Rag, Tag, and Bobtail

Charles E. Stidwill tells the story.
Sam and Elizabeth Williams make the pictures
(A BBC Television Film)


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

: The Lawn Tennis Championships

A further visit to Wimbledon.

: Cricket: England v. South Africa

A further visit to Lord's.

: Children's Television

The Young Cook
Margaret Alcorn tells you how to make meringues.

The Right Answers
A play by Sheilah Ward and Peter Ling.
(A BBC telerecording of the broadcast on May 29)


Presenter (The Young Cook): Margaret Alcorn
Writer (The Right Answers): Sheilah Ward
Writer (The Right Answers): Peter Ling
Producer (The Right Answers): Kevin Sheldon
Designer (The Right Answers): Richard Henry
Everard Wright: Michael Caridia
Daphne Wright: Wendy Adams
Christopher Wright: Fella Edmonds
Mr. Wright: Eric Anderson
Mrs. Wright: Maud Long
Fishmonger: Nigel Arkwright
Panel Game Chairman: Toby Perkins
Jack Fotheringay, M.P.: Toby Perkins
Lady Caroline Partledge: Eileen Delamere
Farmer George Avenue: Frank Foster
The Mayor: Frank Foster
Bill Blake, M.P.: Michael Hitchman
Sam Masterton, M.P.: Michael Kent
Butler: C.B. Poultney

: Cricket: England v. South Africa

A further visit to Lord's.

: Today at Lord's

A summary of the first day's play by Peter West.


Summariser: Peter West

: The Lawn Tennis Championships

A further visit to Wimbledon.

: Ulster Mirror

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


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

: Admirals All - Training Ashore for a Life at Sea

The first of two visits to the Britannia Royal Naval College at Dartmouth, on the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of the building of the college.

The college stands on a Devon hill overlooking the River Dart. It replaced the old training ship Britannia and the training school at Osborne, and trains young men who wish to become Officers in the Royal Navy.
See page 23


Commentator: Frank Gillard
Producer: Nicholas Crocker

: Down You Go!

with Roy Rich in the chair and Elizabeth Gray, Helen Bailey, Paul Jennings, 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
Game devised by: Polly S. Cowan
Game devised by: Louis G. Cowan

: Launching of the Empress of Britain - No. 731 The Empress Gets Her Name

A BBC film of the launching ceremony yesterday by Her Majesty the Queen.

: Those Who Dare

Written for television by Caryl Doncaster.
Twenty-five years ago a band of pioneers started an experiment that has profoundly influenced the training of young offenders in the Borstals of today. This is the story of their adventure.
The BBC acknowledges the co-operation of the Prison Commission
(A BBC telerecording of the broadcast on May 3)


Writer: Caryl Doncaster
Film sequences shot by: A. A. Englander
Film sequences edited by: James Pople
Designer: Stephen Bundy
Producer: Caryl Doncaster

: 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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