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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 fourth day of the final Test.
(to 13.30)


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

: Family Affairs

Introduced by Olive Shapley.

Viewers' Problems
Dr. Winifred de Kok replies to queries.

Seeking Employment
A personnel manager tells what he looks for when young girls apply to him for a job.

Tuesday's child is full of grace
Some hints on deportment given by Mary Phillips of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.


Presenter: Olive Shapley
Item presenter (Viewers' Problems): Dr. Winifred de Kok
Item presenter (Seeking Employment): A personel manager [name uncredited]
Item presenter (Tuesday's child is full of grace): Mary Phillips
Arranged by: Jan Jackson
Producer: S. E. Reynolds

: In Town Tonight

(A BBC telerecording of last Saturday's broadcast)


Presented by: Joyce Bullen
Edited and produced by: Peter Duncan

: Watch with Mother: The Flowerpot Men

For the Very Young
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
Gladys Whitred sings the songs
Peter Hawkins speaks the voices
Maria Bird writes the songs and music
(A BBC television film)
(to 16.15)


Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Singer: Gladys Whitred
Voices: Peter Hawkins
Songwriter/Music: Maria Bird

: Children's Television

Billy Bean and his Funny Machine
(Programme devised by Chuck Luchsinger and presented by arrangement with Monty Bailey-Watson)

Ask Your Dad
A family general knowledge game.
Chairman, Humphrey Lestocq

Out of Your Depth
A film of hints on how to prevent accidents when swimming.


Script (Billy Bean and his Funny Machine): Lisa Lincoln
Puppetry (Billy Bean and his Funny Machine): Elizabeth Donaldson
Voices (Billy Bean and his Funny Machine): Peter Hawkins
Voices (Billy Bean and his Funny Machine): Ivan Owen
Puppets made by (Billy Bean and his Funny Machine): John Wright
Producer (Billy Bean and his Funny Machine): Vere Lorrimer
Chairman (Ask Your Dad): Humphrey Lestocq
Presented by (Ask Your Dad): Patricia Foy

: Today at the Oval

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


Summariser: E. W. Swanton

: Going to the Show

Some of the horse-drawn vehicles still to be seen in the streets of London assemble in Hyde Park on their way to compete at the Evening News Country Show.
Dorian Williams in the television 'Roving Eve' describes them as they set out for Olympia.


Commentator: Dorian Williams

: The Smokey Club

A magazine for dog owners.
Introduced by Macdonald Daly.

Spotlight on the Dachshund

Pick of the Strays

Walks Without Tears: Chapter 2

Pick of the Post-Bag


Presenter: Macdonald Daly
Producer: James Buchan

: Fabian of Scotland Yard: The Hand of Terror

Another film in this detection series.
[Starring] Bruce Seton


Inspector Robert Fabian: Bruce Seton

: Peter Forster

reviews last night's production of 'Titus Andronicus' at Stratford upon Avon.


Presenter: Peter Forster

: Off the Record

Jack Payne introduces stars and personalities who are "Off the Record" together with the latest news from the record industry featuring The Stargazers, Bill McGuffie, Ray Burns, Bethe Douglas, Margaret Bond, Vic Lewis and his Orchestra
The Concert Orchestra and George Mitchell Singers Conducted by Stanley Black

(Bill McGuffie is appearing at the Finsbury Park Empire, London)
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Presenter: Jack Payne
Singers: The Stargazers
Pianist: Bill McGuffie
Singer: Ray Burns
Singer: Bethe Douglas
Singer: Margaret Bond
Musicians: Vic Lewis and his Orchestra
Musicians: The Concert Orchestra
Singers: George Mitchell Singers
Conductor: Stanley Black
Producer: Francis Essex

: Zoo Quest to West Africa

Written and produced by David Attenborough.
A film.
Last year an expedition sponsored jointly by the London Zoo and the Television Service spent three months in Sierra Leone in search of rare animals. This film, telling the story of the expedition, is compiled from sequences previously televised in December and January.


Filmed by: Charles Lagus
Editor: Robert Verrall
Writer/Producer: David Attenborough

: News

(sound only)

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