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

The first of three visits to the Oval to see play on the second day of the match.
(to 13.30)


Commentator: Brian Johnston
Commentator: E. W. Swanton
Television presentation: Antony Craxton

: The Boss Comes to Dinner

A film made for television.
(Previously televised on October 29, 1954)

: Press Conference

People who make the news face questions from the people who write the news.
(A BBC telerecording of last Friday's broadcast)


Presented by: Rex Moorfoot

: Watch with Mother: Picture Book

Pages turned by Patricia Driscoll.
(A BBC television film)
(to 16.15)


Presenter: Patricia Driscoll
Editor: Maria Bird

: Children's Television

Carnival Holiday Music from the Continent
with Henry Zeisel and his Orchestra.

Hello, Children
Valerie Hobson visits the Zoo in company with Timothy Telescope and carries out her kerb drill.
(A BBC television film)

Britannia: 2: Hadrian's Wall
A story of life in Britain under Roman rule told by Rufus Noel-Buxton.

Camping La Comfort
Jack Cox, with a group of young people, gives hints on what to do and what not to do


Musicians (Carnival Holiday Music from the Continent): Henry Zeisel and his Orchestra
Presented by (Carnival Holiday Music from the Continent): Vere Lorrimer
Presenter (Hello, Children): Valerie Hobson
Storyteller (Britannia): Rufus Noel-Buxton
Presenter (Camping La Comfort): Jack Cox

: Today at the Oval

A summary of the second day's play by E. W. Swanton.
(to 18.40)


Summariser: E. W. Swanton

: In the Net

Television cameras on the trawler
Robin John take you to sea off the south coast of Devon to watch the trawl come aboard and to examine the catch.
See page 15


Presenter: Robin John
Commentator: Hywel Davies
Commentator: H. G. Vevers
Presented by: Patrick Beech

: International Boys' Camp

at Nash Court, in Shropshire.
(National Association of Boys' Clubs Training Centre)
As part of the Rotary International Golden Jubilee celebrations boys from England and Europe invite you to join them in camp for a barbecue.
Introduced by Paul Winterforde-Young.


Presenter: Paul Winterforde-Young
Presented by: John McGonagle

: Ten Years After

See column 1

Reflections on the victory over Japan by the former Supreme Allied Commander South-East Asia, Admiral the Earl Mountbatten of Burma, K.G., P.C., G.C.B., G.C.S.I., G.C.I.E., G.C.V.O., D.S.O.

(A BBC telerecording)

: Looking Back: 4: Sheila Van Damm

A series of four half-hour films in which well-known personalities make their own selection from the BBC Film Library.

Sheila Van Damm, helped by her co-driver, Anne Hall, looks back on motor rallying.


Presenter: Sheila van Damm
Co-presenter: Anne Hall
Producer: Roy Nevill

: Music for You

Introduced by Eric Robinson.
with Sari Barabas, Fernando Corena, Joyce Grenfell, Belinda Wright and John Gilpin, Richard Farrell, Joan Bramhall, Jean Carrol, Evelyn Cuthill, Frea Harrington, Doreen Lane, Daphne Lewcun, Helen McKinnon, Sylvia Robin, Desmond Ainsworth, Bowles Bevan, Fred Davies, Edgar Fleet, John Holmes, William McGovern, John Mitchinson, Owen Grundy.
London Symphony Orchestra
(Leader, Granville Jones)
(Fernando Corena appears by permission of Glyndebourne Opera; Belinda Wright and John Gilpin appear by permission of the Festival Ballet and the Manager of the Royal Festival Hall)


Presenter/Conductor: Eric Robinson
Soprano: Sari Barabas
Bass: Fernando Corena
Singer: Joyce Grenfell
Dancer: Belinda Wright
Dancer: John Gilpin
Pianist: Richard Farrell
Mezzo-soprano: Joan Bramhall
Singer: Jean Carrol
Soprano: Evelyn Cuthill
Singer: Frea Harrington
Singer: Doreen Lane
Singer: Daphne Lewcun
Contralto: Helen McKinnon
Soprano: Sylvia Robin
Baritone: Desmond Ainsworth
Singer: Bowles Bevan
Singer: Fred Davies
Tenor: Edgar Fleet
Bass: John Holmes
Singer: William McGovern
Tenor: John Mitchinson
Baritone: Owen Grundy
Musical Associate: James Turner
Musicians: London Symphony Orchestra
Orchestra leader: Granville Jones
Designer: Stephen Taylor
Producer: Patricia Foy

: Bransby Williams

Bransby Williams, just eighty-five, recalls past successes.
(A BBC telerecording)
See page 15


Speaker: Bransby Williams
Presented by: Kenneth Milne-Buckley

: News

(sound only)

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