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: Lawn Tennis: Finals of the Junior Championships of Great Britain

Organised by the Lawn Tennis Association on the hard courts of the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon.


Commentator: Dan Maskell

: Farnborough Air Display

The world's greatest display of aircraft, ranging from lightweight helicopters to supersonic fighters, and giant air-liners and bombers of the future.
Organised by the Society of British Aircraft Constructors
From the Royal Aircraft Establishment. Farnborough, Hampshire
Ivor Jones writes on page 8


Commentator: Major Oliver Stewart
Commentator: Raymond Baxter
Television Presentation: Alan Chivers

: Children's Television: The Pelicans and the Pirates: 5: The Mogul's Treasure

Written and produced by Desmond O'Donovan.


Writer/producer: Desmond O'Donovan
'Pillage and Plunder' composed by: John Cordeaux
Shirley: Carole Lorimer
Bob: Anthony Lang
Bosun: John Gray
Captain Skillett: David Garth
Ribs: Michael Corcoran
Tallow: Clive Baxter
Blackdog: James de la Mare
Captain Hanger: Nigel Arkwright
Grappel: Michael Mulcaster
Scud: Desmond Montgomery
Reuben: Barry Barnett
Wat Byrd: Peter Assinder
The Pelicans: Johnny Morris
The Pelicans: Robert Harbin
The Pelicans: Terry James
The Pelicans: The Bedlams
The Pelicans: The Tait Trio

: 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
Assistant Producer: Joyce Bullen
Editor/producer: Peter Duncan

: As I Was Saying: No. 1: An Eye for Detail

Six portraits in crime by Berkely Mather.
[Starring] Ballard Berkeley and Henry Oscar
The action takes place in London. Time, the present

The author, Berkely Mather, is a regular Army Officer by profession and a playwright by inclination. He has made a study of the criminal mind with its strengths and weaknesses. Ian Curtis writes on page 5.


Writer: Berkely Mather
Designer: Roy Oxley
Producer: Andrew Osborn
Storyteller: Ronald Simpson
Storyteller: William Fox
The Colonel: Ballard Berkeley
Hamster: Sam Kydd
Gilpin: Henry Oscar
Fingel: Victor Rietti
Ellis: Tom Clegg
Miss Philomena: Grace Arnold
Girl on the telephone: Gabrielle Blunt
Man on the telephone: Frank Hawkins
Other parts played by: Bart Allison
Other parts played by: Derek Mayhew
Other parts played by: Fraser White

: The Saturday Show

[Starring] The Bernard Brothers
with Norrie Paramor and his Orchestra, Eric Jupp and his Orchestra, The Duo Russmar, Pat Rainey, The Television Toppers.
Eric Jupp was born in Brighton in 1922 and began playing the piano when he was seven. He served in the R.A.F. for three-and-a-half years, after demobilisation joined Ronnie Munro as pianist/arranger, then worked with Oscar Rabin and Ambrose before deciding to freelance. He has done a good deal of arranging for the BBC Show Band. Jupp is married and has two daughters, aged eleven and twelve.


Comedians: The Bernard Brothers
Musicians: Norrie Paramor and his Orchestra
Musicians: Eric Jupp and his Orchestra
Entertainers: The Duo Russmar
Singer: Pat Rainey
Dancers: The Television Toppers
Choreographer: Leslie Roberts
Devised and produced by: Richard Afton

: Saturday Night Out

Robert Beatty 'The Man with the Mike' invites you out on Saturday night.
The first in a new series of nation-wide outside broadcasts featuring events, places, and people of interest each week.
A new Saturday evening programme.
See page 15


Presenter: Robert Beatty
Editor: Derek Burrell-Davis
Editor: Peter Webber

: Sports Special

A new Saturday night series.
Outside broadcast and Sportsview unit film cameras range the country to bring you all the highlights of today's sport.
Introduced by Peter Dimmock.
Peter Dimmock writes on page 3


Presenter: Peter Dimmock
Editor: Paul Fox
Director: Alan Rees

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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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