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: Service of Intercession and Rededication

To commemorate the tenth anniversary of the signing of the United Nations Charter.
See above

: Cricket: England v. South Africa

A visit to Lord's Cricket Ground.
(to 13.30)


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

: The Lawn Tennis Championships

from Wimbledon.


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

: The Lawn Tennis Championships

A further visit to Wimbledon.

: Cricket: England v. South Africa

A further visit to Lord's.

: Children's Television

For Younger Children
Meet the Penguins: 2: Aunt Penny's Washing
Story by J. M. Smith Wright.

Band Show
Phil Tate and his Orchestra
(Phil Tate and his Orchestra are at the Hammersmith Palais de Danse)

Our Port
John A. K. Hamilton introduces another programme showing how to make toys for a model port.


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
Musicians (Band Show): Phil Tate and his Orchestra
Presenter (Our Port): John A. K. Hamilton

: Cricket: England v. South Africa

A further visit to Lord's.

: Today at Lord's

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


Summariser: Peter West

: The Lawn Tennis Championships

A further visit to Wimbledon.

: Admirals All: Training Afloat

Television pays another visit to the Britannia Royal Naval College at Dartmouth, on the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of the building of the college.

From the banks of the River Dart cameras watch the cadets handling small craft of all kinds.


Commentator: Cliff Michelmore
Producer: Nicholas Crocker

: Film Profile of David Lean

David Lean (who directed, among other great British films, "Oliver Twist", "Sound Barrier", and "Hobson's Choice") discusses with Berkeley Smith his ideas on film direction and casting, and shows extracts from several of his films.
Film extracts by arrangement with London Films and the J. Arthur Rank Organisation. Ltd.


Interviewee: David Lean
Presenter: Berkeley Smith
Programme presented by: Alan Lawson

: Face the Music

Henry Hall invites you to Face the Music to listen to melodies and songs, old and new, and meet famous and unknown artists and interesting personalities of his acquaintance including: Ethel Revnell, Vanessa Lee, Harry Locke, Jerry Allen and his Trio, Howard de Courcy, Tom Mennard, Joyce Blair.


Presenter/orchestra directed by: Henry Hall
Comedienne: Ethel Revnell
Singer: Vanessa Lee
Performer: Harry Locke
Musicians: Jerry Allen and his Trio
Magician: Howard de Courcy
Comedian: Tom Mennard
Dancer: Joyce Blair
Musical associate: Alan Bristow
Dance director: Hazel Gee
Orchestra directed by: Eric Robinson
Producer: Graeme Muir

: United Nations Service

in the presence of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother
A BBC telerecording of part of today's Service.

: Dylan Thomas Growing Up: The Fight

[Starring] Emlyn Williams
(Emlyn Williams is appearing at The Globe Theatre, London)


Dylan Thomas Growing Up: Emlyn Williams

: Today on Centre Court

A BBC television film.


Commentary: Peter Wilson

: News

(sound only)

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