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

A visit to the Oval to see play on the last day of the final Test.


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

: About the Home

Practical help for the housewife.
Introduced by Betty Lait.

Home-Made Pelmets
Margaret Hood-Leeder shows how, without any special training, she makes simple inexpensive pelmets.

A Meal for 21
Marguerite Patten gives a second demonstration of how to cook a meal for four people for £1.

Keeping Fit
More exercises from Eileen Fowler.

Growing a Fur Coat
R. J. Williams continues his instruction on rabbit keeping.


Presenter: Betty Lait
Item presenter (Home-Made Pelmets): Margaret Hood-Leeder
Cook (A Meal for 21): Marguerite Patten
Exerciser (Keeping Fit): Eileen Fowler
Item presenter (Growing a Fur Coat): R. J. Williams
Producer: S. E. Reynolds

: Watch with Mother: Rag, Tag, and Bobtail

David Enders tells the story.
Sam and Elizabeth Williams make the pictures
(A BBC television film)
(to 16.15)


Narrator: David Enders
Pictures: Sam Williams
Pictures: Elizabeth Williams
Script: Louise Cochrane

: Children's Television

Children's Newsreel

For Older Children
The Malory Secret
An adventure story freely adapted for television by Macgregor Urquhart from the novel by Gladys Mitchell.
(A BBC telerecording of the broadcast on July 31)

Painting Results
Mervyn Levy discusses entries and gives results of your painting competition.


Author (The Malory Secret): Gladys Mitchell
Adapted by (The Malory Secret): Macgregor Urquhart
Producer (The Malory Secret): Philip Bate
Pam: Jane Gowlett
Olive: Carolyn Garnham
Carol Adams: Sally Lewis
Glenda: Anita Jayne
Mr. Adams: Charles Maunsell
Sir Selim Cortez: Erik Chitty
Mr. Castleton: Robert Algar
Miss Fortescue: Hilary Mason
Jansen: Robert Lankesheer
Glover: Muriel Young
Presenter (Painting Results): Mervyn Levy

: Today at the Oval

A summary of the last Test match and an analysis of the whole series by E. W. Swanton.


Summariser: E. W. Swanton

: Disneyland: Story of Pluto

This film, which is introduced by Walt Disney himself, tells the story of Pluto's career with extracts from several of his pictures Disney's famous bloodhound made his first appearance on the screen more than twenty years ago.


Presenter: Walt Disney

: Down You Go!

with Roy Rich in the chair and Elizabeth Gray, Helen Tailey, Paul Jennings and Hubert Gregg trying to find the answers.
Introducing "Droodles".


Chairman: Roy Rich
Panellist: Elizabeth Gray
Panellist: Helen Tailey
Panellist: Paul Jennings
Panellist: Hubert Gregg
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: Duncan Wood

: The Ascent of Kangchenjunga

"There is no doubt that those who first climb Kangchenjunga will achieve the greatest feat in mountaineering". (Sir John Hunt)
Dr. Charles Evans, leader of the triumphant British Expedition, comes to the studio with other members of his party to describe the climbing of the third highest mountain in the world.
See page 7


Presenter: Dr. Charles Evans
Producer: David Attenborough

: The Confidential Clerk

by T.S. Eliot.
(A BBC telerecording of the broadcast on July 24)


Author: T.S. Eliot
Producer: Peter Potter
Sir Claude Mulhammer: Alexander Knox
Eggerson: Harcourt Williams
Colby Simpkins: Kenneth Haigh
B. Kaghan: John Stratton
Lucasta Angel: Joan Greenwood
Lady Elizabeth Mulhammer: Isabel Jeans
Mrs. Guzzard: Olga Lindo

: News

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

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