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: Cricket: England v. South Africa - Fourth Test Match

First day's play at Headingley, Leeds.
(to 13.30)


Commentator: Peter West
Commentator: Brian Johnston
Presented by: William Cave

: About the Home

From the Royal Welsh Show
Introduced by Myfanwy Howell.
Items of interest to women.

From the Studio
Introduced by Betty Lait.

Suzanne Petter shows how to make imitation flowers suitable for use as dress accessories.

John Bidwell explains how cheeses are made full, medium, or mild flavoured to suit all tastes, and tells something of their history.

Growing your own Fur Coat
R. J. Williams continues his instruction on breeding rabbits for their pelts.


Presenter (From the Royal Welsh Show): Myfanwy Howell
Presented by (From the Royal Welsh Show): Dafydd Gruffydd
Presenter (From the Studio): Betty Lait
Florist/item presenter (Flowers): Suzanne Petter
Item presenter (Cheese): John Bidwell
Item presenter (Growing your own Fur Coat): R. J. Williams
Producer: S. E. Reynolds

: Watch with Mother: Rag, Tag, and Bobtail

(A BBC Television Film)
(to 16.15)

: Children's Television

Children's Newsreel

The Magic Idol
by Eric Roberts.
(A BBC telerecording of the broadcast on June 19)

Cricket: England v. South Africa
A commentary on the Test Match by Bill Bowes.


Writer (The Magic Idol): Eric Roberts
Producer (The Magic Idol): Douglas Hurn
Mr. Dodds: Cameron Hall
Mrs. Dodds: Joan Haythorne
Christopher: Melvyn Hayes
Gillian: Sheila Eves
Mr. Foster: Campbell Singer
Mrs. Foster: Barbara Cavan
Commentator (Cricket): Bill Bowes

: Cricket: England v. South Africa

Closing overs of first day's play.

: Today at Headingley

A summary of today's play by Peter West.
(to 18.40)


Summariser: Peter West

: Royal Welsh Agricultural Show

A further visit to the Royal Welsh Agricultural Show at Haverfordwest, where Wynford Vaughan Thomas presents some of the people and exhibits, and describes, with the aid of television cameras, present-day changes in the rural life of Wales.
(Wenvoe, Holme Moss and Sutton Coldfield only)
(to 19.15)


Presenter: Wynford Vaughan Thomas
Presented by: Dafydd Gruffydd

: Down You Go!

with Roy Rich in the chair and Elizabeth Gray, Helen Bailey, Paul Jennings, Eric Sykes trying to find the answers.
and introducing 'Droodles'.


Chairman: Roy Rich
Panellist: Elizabeth Gray
Panellist: Helen Bailey
Panellist: Paul Jennings
Panellist: Eric Sykes
Special effects: Alfred Wurmser
Material supplied by: Dennis Yates
The game devised by: Polly S. Cowan
The game devised by: Louis G. Cowan
Presented by: T. Leslie Jackson

: A Governor's Notebook

A personal film record of scenes and people in Northern Ireland by His Excellency the Governor, Lord Wakehurst.

Today the new Divis television transmitter of the BBC takes over from the temporary transmitter at Glencairn and carries the BBC Television Service to viewers in Northern Ireland. As a special opening programme the Governor of Northern Ireland introduces a film about life in this most westerly part of the United Kingdom.
At 8.15


Presenter: Lord Wakehurst
Edited for television by: Robert Verrall
Producer: Harry Govan

: An excerpt from The Bournemouth Aquashow

An original water production featuring Johnny Bower, Jimmy Munlack, Betty Slade, Rune Runex, Arne Arnex, Drew Kennedy, Eric Smith, Jacky Stewart, Michael Samson, The Sixteen Bournemouth Aquabelles, The Marie de Vere Dancers, The Aquashow Orchestra (Leader, Arnie Wells)
From the Pier Approach Baths, Bournemouth.
See page 15


Devised and presented by: Leon Markson
Comedian: Johnny Bower
Performer: Jimmy Munlack
Diver: Betty Slade
Performer: Rune Runex
Performer: Arne Arnex
Diver: Drew Kennedy
Performer: Eric Smith
Performer: Jacky Stewart
Performer: Michael Samson
Swimmers: The Sixteen Bournemouth Aquabelles
Dancers: The Marie de Vere Dancers
Musicians: The Aquashow Orchestra
[Orchestra] leader: Arnie Wells
Commentator: Cliff Michelmore
Presented for television by: Nicholas Crocker

Blog posts that mention this programme:

Aquabelles - the inside story 6 September 2018
Aquabelles - the inside story 6 September 2018

: Magic Flute

A French cartoon film.
(Televised by arrangement with Dimitri de Grunwald)


Producer: Andre Sarrut

: The Sun and I

A play by A. R. Whatmore.
[Starring] David Markham and Pauline Jameson

The action of the play takes place in Marple, Herefordshire, and in Harley, Leicestershire, between the years 1889 and 1918.
(A BBC telerecording of the broadcast on May 29)


Writer: A. R. Whatmore
Producer: Campbell Logan
Charles Cartwright: David Markham
Emmie Cartwright: Pauline Jameson
Alice: Charmian Eyre
Dunne, the curate: Robert Sansom
Weaver: Brian Willett
Dora Cartwright: Brenda Hogan
David Cartwright, as a boy: Andrew Ray
Arthur Cartwright: Jeremy Burnham
David Cartwright, as a man: John Humphry
Will Squire: William Mervyn
Vera: Carol Davies
Grace: Andrea Cox
Maud: Molly Osborne
Elsie: Suzanne Bulmer
Dorothy Winterbottom: Alanna Boyce
Ethel: Marlene Maddox
Daisy: Pamela Cross

: News

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