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

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


Commentator: E. W. Swanton
Commentator: Brian Johnston
Presented by: William Cave

: I'm the Law: The Crazy Cartoonist

[Starring] George Raft
(Previously televised on October 9, 1954)


Lieutenant Kirby: George Raft

: In the News

An unrehearsed discussion.
(A BBC telerecording of last Friday's broadcast)

: Watch with Mother: Picture Book

For the Very Young
Pages turned by Patricia Driscoll.
(A BBC Television Film)
(to 16.15)


Presenter: Patricia Driscoll
Editor: Maria Bird

: Children's Television

For Younger Children
Meet the Penguins: 3: Father's and Mother's Day Out
Story by J. M. Smith Wright.

Painting in Oils
Mervyn Levy gives you some more ideas for painting portraits.

Fun and Games
With the help of some friends Bill Latto shows a selection of games that can be played in the holidays.


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
Music played by (Meet the Penguins): James Turner
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): Johnny Downes
Artist/presenter (Painting in Oils): Mervyn Levy
Presenter (Fun and Games): Bill Latto

: Cricket: England v. South Africa

The closing overs of the fourth day's play at Old Trafford.

: Today at Old Trafford

A summary of today's play by E. W. Swanton.
(to 18.40)


Summariser: E. W. Swanton

: Racing at Birmingham

8.0 Guys Cliff Handicap over one mile and a quarter

8.25 Shipston Stakes over two miles

In the paddock, Harry Middleton


Commentator: Peter O'Sullevan
Paddock commentator: Harry Middleton
Presented by: Barrie Edgar

: Buried Treasure: 9: West Kennet Long Barrow

With the help of television outside broadcast cameras Professor Stuart Piggott and Richard Atkinson of Edinburgh University show Glyn Daniel the results of their excavation of the West Kennet Long Barrow, one of the largest and best-known prehistoric burial mounds in Britain.
See page 15


Guest: Professor Stuart Piggott
Guest: Richard Atkinson
Presenter: Glyn Daniel
Devised and produced by: Paul Johnstone

: Showcase

Dave King introduces new artists in his Showcase: Barbara Law, The Gay Batchelors, The Treble Tones, Billy Dainty, Steve Race and his Orchestra.

(Dave King is appearing in 'Talk of the Town' at the Adelphi Theatre, London; Billy Dainty is at Butlin's Hotel, Margate)


Presenter: Dave King
Singer: Barbara Law
Performers: The Gay Batchelors
Musicians: The Treble Tones
Comedian: Billy Dainty
Musicians: Steve Race and his Orchestra
Producer: Albert Stevenson

: Scottish Journey

A record of the recent visit of Her Majesty the Queen and His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh to Scotland.
(A BBC Television Film)

: Paris 1900

A film re-creation of Paris in the era before 1914.
Among the famous people seen are Monet, Renoir, Gide, Mistinguett, Bernhardt, Carpentier, Colette, and Melba.
English adaptation by John Mason Brown.
English commentary spoken by Monty Woolley.
(Previously televised on July 14, 1954)


Producer: Pierre Braunberger
Music: Guy Bernard
English Adaptation: John Mason Brown
Narrator: Monty Woolley

: News

(sound only)

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

Through the listings, you will also be able to use the Genome search function to find thousands of radio and TV programmes that are already available to view or listen to on the BBC website.

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