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

A visit to the Oval on the third day of the match.
(to 13.30)


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

: For Women: Leisure and Pleasure

Introduced by Andrea Troubridge.

H. 55
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Pattrick discuss with Mrs. M. J. Lancaster the flat they chose and designed for the Halsingborg Exhibition.

A Present from Holland
A true story told by Antonia Ridge.

Getting to Know You
Nancy Spain introduces people who want to meet each other.

Sculpture Now
Michael Werner surveys the contemporary scene.


Presenter: Andrea Troubridge
Architect (H. 55): Mr. Michael Pattrick
Architect (H. 55): Mrs. Michael Pattrick
Item presenter (H. 55): Mrs. M. J. Lancaster
Storyteller (A Present from Holland): Antonia Ridge
Sculptor (Sculpture Now): Michael Werner
Producer: Rosemary Hill

: Watch with Mother: Andy Pandy

Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
Gladys Whitred sings the songs
(A BBC television film)
(to 16.15)


Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Singer: Gladys Whitred
Script, music, and settings: Maria Bird

: Children's Television

The Gordon Honour: 7: The Secret Agent'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; Campbell Singer in "The Spider's Web" at the Savoy Theatre, London)

Cricket: England v. South Africa
A commentary for children by Brian Johnston.
From the Oval.


Producer (The Gordon Honour): Shaun Sutton
Fights arranged by (The Gordon Honour): Peter Diamond
Designer (The Gordon Honour): Richard Henry
Lord Freddie Gordon/Captain Lord Charles Gordon (alias Charley the Coward): Bruce Gordon
Admiral the Duke of Tyburne: Paul Whitsun Jones
Sir James Fitzwilliam: Colin Douglas
Ronald Fitzwilliam/Major Fitzwilliam: Barry Letts
Poppy/Moira: Sheila Shand Gibbs
Mynheer Strubelstrasse: Peter Bull
Colonel Mainwaring: Campbell Singer
Sergeant: Dennis Ramsden
Other parts played by: Peter Diamond
Other parts played by: Brian Sheehy
Other parts played by: Gregory Scott
Commentator (Cricket): Brian Johnston

: Today at the Oval

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


Summariser: E. W. Swanton

: Science Review

A film review of recent research and discovery in science and industry.


Producer: Norman MacQueen
Producer: James McCloy

: Who Said That?

"Gentlemen always seem to remember blondes"
with Gilbert Harding, Nancy Spain, John Betjeman, Helga Moray and Alan Melville.


Panellist: Gilbert Harding
Panellist: Nancy Spain
Panellist: John Betjeman
Panellist: Helga Moray
Chairman: Alan Melville
Presented by: Harry Carlisle

: Starlight: Elisabeth Welch


Singer: Elisabeth Welch
Orchestra director: Eric Robinson

: The Woman on the Beach

by Rex Rienits and Wolf Rilla.
[Starring] Ann Gudrun and Michael Gwynn

The play is set in Brighton during the year 1898.


Author: Rex Rienits
Author: Wolf Rilla
Producer: Christian Simpson
Designer: Stephen Bundy
Angela Brand: Ann Gudrun
John Richborough: Michael Gwynn
Rose Richborough: Patricia Driscoll
George Revnel: Henry Davies
Mrs. Brand: Joan Hickson
Mrs. Stokes: Hilda Barry
Madame Suzette: Noel Dyson
Todd: John Rae
McSweeney: Bartlett Mullins
Betsy: Phyllis Morris
Lottie: Sheelah Wilcocks
Davey Huggins: Douglas Hankin
Father: John Crocker
Boy: Kenneth Kinner
Coroner: Arthur Hewlett

: Manx Journey

A film about the recent visit of Her Majesty the Queen and His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh to the Isle of Man.


Narrator: Russell Napier
Producer: Arthur Swinson

: Return to Africa

Written and produced by Vera Lindsay.
A film of Albert Schweitzer's eleventh journey to his hospital at Lambarene in French Equatorial Africa.
Specially filmed for the BBC by Erica Anderson in association with Jerome Hill
(Previously televised on February 25)


Writer/Producer: Vera Lindsay
Filmmaker: Erica Anderson
Editor: Joseph Sterling
Narrator: Robert Harris
Subject: Albert Schweitzer

: News

(sound only)

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