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

Second day's play at Old Trafford, Manchester.
(to 13.30)


Commentator: E. W. Swanton
Commentator: Brian Johnston

: Golf and Cricket

Commentaries on the Golf Open Championship at the Old Course, St. Andrews, and on the Third Test Match at Old Trafford.

: Children's Television

Children's Newsreel

The Seal Islands of Alaska
Introduced by Peter Scott.
(A BBC telerecording of the broadcast on May 23)

Water Sport
Experts demonstrate Canadian canoeing and water walking at the Finchley Baths.


Presenter (The Seal Islands of Alaska): Peter Scott
Commentator (Water Sport): Cliff Michelmore
Presented by (Water Sport): Stephen Wade

: Cricket and Golf

Commentaries on the Third Test Match at Old Trafford, and on the Golf Open Championship at the Old Course, St. Andrews.

: Today at Old Trafford

A summary of today's play by E. W. Swanton.


Summariser: E. W. Swanton

: Golf: The Open Championship

From St. Andrews.
(to 19.00)

: Lower the Gangway

H.M.S. 'Bulwark' returns to Portsmouth Harbour to drop anchor and Lower the Gangway for Fred Emney, Eric Barker, Jill Day, David Berglas, Les Dounos, The Television Toppers. Produced by Alan Chivers before the Ship's Company in the hangar


Comedian: Fred Emney
Comedian: Eric Barker
Singer: Jill Day
Magician: David Berglas
Acrobatic dancers: Les Dounos
Dancers: The Television Toppers
Choreographer: Leslie Roberts
Orchestra conducted by: Steve Race
Producer: Alan Chivers

: Harding Finds Out

The third of a series of programmes in which Gilbert Harding answers questions put by viewers.
Investigators: Jacqueline MacKenzie and Peter Baker
Questions should be addressed to: "Harding Finds Out" [address removed]


Presenter: Gilbert Harding
Investigator: Jacqueline MacKenzie
Investigator: Peter Baker
Producer: Huw Wheldon

: Llangollen: International Musical Eisteddfod

Television cameras are 'on the field' near the pavilion at Llangollen to meet some of the competitors from overseas, to see some of their picturesque dances, and to hear some of their songs.
Introduced by Hywel Davies.


Presenter: Hywel Davies
Producer: David J. Thomas

: In the News

An unrehearsed discussion on topics of the week.
Speakers: Bernard Braine M.P., Anthony Greenwood M.P., Julian Amery M.P., Geoffrey de Freitas M.P.
Chairman, Frank Byers


Speaker: Bernard Braine
Speaker: Anthony Greenwood
Speaker: Julian Amery
Speaker: Geoffrey de Freitas
Chairman: Frank Byers
Presented by: Michael Peacock

: Bath-Night with Braden

[Starring] Bernard Braden
featuring Benny Lee, Pearl Carr, Graham Stark, The Knightingales, Nat Temple and his Orchestra.
The last of six weekly programmes.


Comedian: Bernard Braden
Performer: Benny Lee
Singer: Pearl Carr
Performer: Graham Stark
Performers: The Knightingales
Musicians: Nat Temple and his Orchestra
Announcer: Ronald Fletcher
Orchestrations: Malcolm Lockyer
Designer: Frederick Knapman
Producer: Brian Tesler

: Science Review

A review of scientific films.
High altitude meteorology; Smokeless fuels from coal: 2; Famous animals: 2: The lung fish
(Previously televised on June 21)


Producer: Norman MacQueen
Producer: James McCloy

: News

(sound only)

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