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

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


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

: Royal Ascot

The Royal Procession drives up the course to the Royal Enclosure.
This week television mobile cameras will be following many of the principal races.

: For Women: Leisure and Pleasure

Introduced by Isobel Barnett.

Victorian America
C. Gibbs-Smith shows lithographs from the current London exhibition.

French Music
Josephine Kendall White plays some French piano music


Presenter: Isobel Barnett
Item presenter (Victorian America): C. Gibbs-Smith
Pianist (French Music): Josephine Kendall White
Producer: Rosemary Hill

: Royal Ascot

3.5 The St. James's Palace Stakes for three-year-olds, entire colts and fillies, over the Old Mile

3.45 The Ascot Stakes
A handicap race for three-year-olds and upwards, over two miles and a half

4.20 The King Edward VII Stakes for three-year-olds, over the Swinley Course of one mile and a half

Clive Graham identifies the horses and jockeys in the Parade Ring before each race.
Bettie Spurling describes the fashions.


Commentator (St. James's Palace Stakes): Peter Dimmock
Commentator (Ascot Stakes/King Edward VII Stakes): Peter O'Sullevan
Parade ring commentator: Clive Graham
Fashion commentator: Bettie Spurling
Television presentation: Alan Chivers

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

From Old Trafford.

5.0 Children's Television: The Gordon Honour: 2: The Crusader's Candlestick
The adventures of a candlestick in seven episodes.
(Sheila Shand Gibbs is appearing in 'Sailor Beware' at the Strand Theatre; Paul Whitsun-Jones is in 'Kismet' at the Stoll Theatre, London)


Producer (Children's Television: The Gordon Honour): Shaun Sutton
Fights arranged by (Children's Television: The Gordon Honour): Peter Diamond
Designer (Children's Television: The Gordon Honour): Stephen Taylor
Lord Freddie Gordon/Sir Rufus Gordon: Bruce Gordon
Admiral the Duke of Tyburne: Paul Whitsun-Jones
Sir James Fitzwilliam: Colin Douglas
Ronald Fitzwilliam/Sir Malthus Fitzwilliam: Barry Letts
Poppy, the maid: Sheila Shand Gibbs
The slave girl Elfrida: Sarah Ferni
King Richard the Lion Heart: Robert Raikes
Prince Salamud: Marne Maitland
Other parts played by: Dennis Ramsden
Other parts played by: Brian Sheehy
Other parts played by: Peter Diamond
Other parts played by: Peter Macarte

: Cricket: England v. South Africa

The last hour of play at Old Trafford.

: Today at Old Trafford

A summary of the last day's play and an analysis of the match by E. W. Swanton.
(to 18.45)


Summariser: E. W. Swanton

: Look

A series of wild-life programmes.
Introduced by Peter Scott.
This evening's guests are Humphrey Hewer and R. M. Lockley, and their subject is Atlantic seals.


Presenter: Peter Scott
Guest: Humphrey Hewer
Guest: R. M. Lockley
Producer: Desmond Hawkins

: Garrison Theatre

from 'H.M.S. Collingwood', Fareham.
Introduced by Bob Monkhouse
with Georgia Brown, Bill Maynard, Rey Overbury and Suzette, The Coronets, Pat Coombs.
(Bill Maynard is appearing at the Windmill Theatre, London)


Presenter/Comedian: Bob Monkhouse
Singer: Georgia Brown
Comedian: Bill Maynard
Musicians: Rey Overbury and Suzette
Singers: The Coronets
Performer: Pat Coombs
Orchestra directed by: Steve Race
Producer: Duncan Wood

: Something to Shout About!

A light-hearted enquiry by Nancy Spain, Avril Angers, Ian Carmichael and John Burns into the awards challengers have won.
In the chair, Macdonald Daly
Special investigators, Pauline and Larry Forrester
('Something to Shout About!' is from a lay-out by Peter Smith)


Panellist: Nancy Spain
Panellist: Avril Angers
Panellist: Ian Carmichael
Panellist: John Burns
Chairman: Macdonald Daly
Special investigator: Pauline Forrester
Special investigator: Larry Forrester
From a lay-out by: Peter Smith
Presenter by: T. Leslie Jackson

: The Browning Version

A play by Terence Rattigan.
[Starring] Peter Cushing, Joyce Heron and Michael Gwynn
The action of the play takes place in the sitting-room of Crocker-Harris's rooms in a public school in the South of England.

This short play, which many consider Mr. Rattigan's best to date, shows an hour in the life of a public school master. Andrew Crocker-Harris, 'the Crock', as he is nicknamed with ruthless accuracy, has failed to get the headmastership he once coveted, has failed to get the love of his pupils, and has signally failed to keep the love of his wife Millie. Crocker-Harris is like the old-type schoolmaster described in Charles Lamb's famous essay; he is a classicist in a world that has no time for the classics, and now that ill-health is forcing him into premature retirement, he needs all he can muster of the stoic spirit. Yet in the heart of such a man there is more rejoicing over one pupil who responds than over all the rest, and appropriately it is one of the boys who brings some comfort to Crocker-Harris. Peter Currie


Writer: Terence Rattigan
Producer: Campbell Logan
Designer: Barry Learoyd
John Taplow: Andrew Ray
Frank Hunter: Michael Gwynn
Millie Crocker-Harris: Joyce Heron
Andrew Crocker-Harris: Peter Cushing
Dr. Frobisher: George Curzon
Peter Gilbert: Ronald Howard
Mrs Gilbert: Delena Kidd

: Royal Ascot

Peter O'Sullevan introduces a BBC telerecording of the highlights of today's racing.


Presenter: Peter O'Sullevan

: News

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