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: In the Garden

Percy Thrower continues the general work in the garden.


Gardener/presenter: Percy Thrower
Presented by: John Furness

: The Lawn Tennis Championships

from Wimbledon.


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

: Children's Television: The Appleyards

by Mary Campden.


Writer: Mary Campden
Producer: Kevin Sheldon
Mrs. Appleyard: Constance Fraser
Mr. Appleyard: Douglas Muir
Margaret Appleyard: Patricia Fryer
John Appleyard: David Edwards
Tommy Appleyard: Derek Rowe
Ronnie Grant: Robert Dickens

: Cricket: England v. South Africa - Second Test Match: third day

A visit to Lord's Cricket Ground.


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

: Today at Lord's

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


Summariser: Peter West

: The Lawn Tennis Championships

A further visit to Wimbledon.

: Shifting Sands

Outside broadcast cameras visit Trinity House Depot, Great Yarmouth - guardian of the treacherous shipping routes that lie off the coast of East Anglia.


Commentator: Barrie Edgar
Arranged by: Roy Clark
Presented by: David Martin

: What Do You Know?: Ask Me Another

presents the Grand Finale of the nation-wide general knowledge quiz.

In which the three finalists from thirty-nine previous contests compete for the title of 'Brain of Britain'.
Ralph Whitlock (Wiltshire) (for the South of England), Arthur Maddocks (Cheshire) (for the North of England) and the winner of last week's contest, which featured Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland.
The programme includes a presentation of a special diploma to the winner.
Chairman, Franklin Engelmann

This programme, originating in the Light Programme, is produced by Joan Clark and is presented for television by Douglas Moodie.
Franklin Engelmann writes on page 5


Panellist: Ralph Whitlock
Panellist: Arthur Maddocks
Chairman: Franklin Engelmann
Programme devised and compiled by: John P. Wynn
Producer: Joan Clark
Presented for television by: Douglas Moodie

: Terminus: 6 - The Big Fish and the Little Fish

A series of six short plays by Lester Powell.
[Starring] Eleanor Summerfield and Frank Pettingell


Writer: Lester Powell
Designer: Richard Wilmot
Producer: John Warrington
George Tulse: Frank Pettingell
Diana Autry: Eleanor Summerfield
Johnny Lee: Michael Maguire
Harry Lee: Wally Patch
Ada Lee: Vi Stevens
Sid Parker: Cecil Brock
Lord Gombush: William Mervyn
Secretary: Derek Tansley
Narrator: James McKechnie

: Variety Parade

[Starring] Richard Murdoch and Kenneth Horne, Johnny Lockwood, Georgia Brown, Mike Winters and Bernie Winters, Cherry Wainer, Earle and Vaughn, Rusty, The Vancouver Boys' Band, The Peter Glover Dancers, The George Mitchell Singers.
Variety Parade Orchestra
Conducted by Eric Robinson
(The Vancouver Boys' Band appear by arrangement with Harold Fielding)


Comedian: Richard Murdoch
Comedian: Kenneth Horne
Comedian: Johnny Lockwood
Singer: Georgia Brown
Comedian: Mike Winters
Comedian: Bernie Winters
Organist: Cherry Wainer
Comedians: Earle and Vaughn
Performer: null Rusty
Musicians: The Vancouver Boys' Band
Dancers: The Peter Glover Dancers
Singers: The George Mitchell Singers
Dance direction: Gilbert Vernon
Musicians: Variety Parade Orchestra
Conductor: Eric Robinson
Producer: W. Lyon-Shaw

: Greyhound Derby

from White City Stadium, London.
The 'Roving Eye' visits the final in the twenty-fifth year of this greyhound classic.


Television presentation: Stephen Wade

: Today on the Centre Court

A BBC television film.


Commentary: Peter Wilson

: News

(sound only)

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