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: County Cricket: The Battle of the Roses - Yorkshire v. Lancashire

Part of the first day's play at Bramall Lane, Sheffield.


Commentator: Brian Johnston
Commentator: Bill Bowes
Commentator: George Duckworth
Presented by: William Cave

: Athletics: Great Britain v. Germany (Men and women)

Organised by the British Amateur Athletic Board in conjunction with the News Chronicle.
From the White City Stadium, London.


Commentator: Michael Henderson
Commentator: Norris McWhirter
Presented by: Humphrey Fisher

: Children's Television: The Pelicans and the Pirates: 2: The Pirate Boy

Written and produced by Desmond O'Donovan.
(The Bedlams are appearing in Bill Scott Gordon's 'Sunshine' at the De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill)


Writer/Producer: Desmond O'Donovan
Shirley: Carole Lorimer
Bob: Anthony Lang
Bosun: John Gray
The Pirates - Captain Skillett: David Garth
The Pirates - Ribs: Michael Corcoran
The Pirates - Tallow: Clive Baxter
The Pirates - Baxter: James de la Mare
The Pirates - Reuben: Barry Barnett
The Pelicans: Johnny Morris
The Pelicans: Robert Harbin
The Pelicans: The Bedlams
The Pelicans: The Tait Trio
The Pelicans: Terry James

: County Cricket: Yorkshire v. Lancashire

From Bramall Lane, Sheffield.
(to 18.35)

: In Town Tonight

Interesting people who are In Town Tonight interviewed by John Ellison.
(Simultaneous broadcast with the London, Midland, North, and West of England Home Services)


Interviewer: John Ellison
Special effects: Douglas Mair
Presented by: Joyce Bullen
Edited and produced by: Peter Duncan

: Swimming: South of Scotland v. North of England

Part of a friendly contest from Kilmarnock Baths, Ayrshire.


Commentator: John Webb
Presented by: Noble Wilson

: Dixon of Dock Green: 4: The Dock Green Desperado

Written by Ted Willis.
The stories of a London policeman on his beat.
[Starring] Jack Warner


Writer: Ted Willis
Designer: Stephen Bundy
Film sequences: A.A. Englander
Production: Douglas Moodie
P.C. George Dixon: Jack Warner
Sgt Flint: Arthur Rigby
P.C. Andy Crawford: Peter Byrne
P.C. Tubb Barrell: Neil Wilson
Inspector Gordon: Robert Cawdron
Mary Dixon: Billie Whitelaw
Mr Warren: Michael Brennan
Mrs Warren: Fanny Carby
Mavis Warren: Anne Cooke
Mrs Cartwright: Rita Webb
Nancy: Dorothy Casey
Danny Bishop: Andrew Ray
Mrs Bishop: Jane Whiting
Thomas Chambers: Lionel Ngakane

: The Saturday Show

with Ray Martin and his Orchestra, Norrie Paramor and his Orchestra, The Television Toppers, Margot Barry, Leonard Webb, Ferry Kurucz.
Introduced by Myles Bell.


Musicians: Ray Martin and his Orchestra
Musicians: Norrie Paramor and his Orchestra
Dancers: The Television Toppers
Singer: Margot Barry
Performer: Leonard Webb
Cymbalist: Ferry Kurucz
Presenter: Myles Bell
Dance direction: Leslie Roberts
Designer: Richard Wilmot
Devised and produced by: Richard Afton

: Tall Story Club

Robert Macdermot endeavours to control the imagination of the storytellers who tonight include Sir Miles Thomas, John Gregson, Audrey Erskine Lindop, Rolf Harris.


Chairman: Robert MacDermot
Storyteller: Sir Miles Thomas
Storyteller: John Gregson
Storyteller: Audrey Erskine Lindop
Storyteller: Rolf Harris
Devised by: George Margo
Presented by: Josephine Douglas

: News

(sound only)

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