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: Motor-Car Racing

Castle Combe Circuit
An international meeting organised by the Bristol Motor-Cycle and Light Car Club in conjunction with the Empire News.


Commentator: Kenneth Best
Presented for television by: Nicholas Crocker

: Rural Rivalries

A programme of competitions from the countryside.
Wales meets England at Fly-casting, Ploughing, Sheaf-tossing, Sheep-dog trials
The National Traction Engine Club revives memories of the countryside not so long ago.
From Whitehall Farm, Wenvoe.


Commentator: Godfrey Baseley
Commentator: Alun Williams
Producer: Selwyn Roderick

: Television Trophy: Car Hill Climb Trial

An inter-regional competition between teams representing the North, the Midlands, and the South of England.
Organised by the London Motor Club


Clerk of the Course: Godfrey Imhof
Commentator: Raymond Baxter
Presented for television by: Bill Duncalf

: Rural Rivalries

A return visit to Whitehall Farm, Wenvoe.

: Amos 'n' Andy: Vacation Show

Another film in this series made for television.

: Children's Television: Whirligig

Introduced by Humphrey Lestocq and Mr. Turnip.

Box of Tricks with Geoffrey Robinson

Room for Music with Steve Race

Jeremy Make-Believe
by Desmond O'Donovan.

and Rolf Harris with Willoughby


Presenter: Humphrey Lestocq
Manipulation (Mr. Turnip): Joy Laurey
Voice (Mr. Turnip): Peter Hawkins
Script: Sheilah Ward
Magician (Box of Tricks): Geoffrey Robinson
Musician (Room for Music): Steve Race
Writer (Jeremy Make-Believe)/Producer: Desmond O'Donovan
Albert: Peter Hawkins
Jeremy: Colin Gibson
Mr. Pumfrey: Victor Platt
Mr. Deering: James Drake
Mrs. Deering: Louise Gainsborough
Entertainer: Rolf Harris
Designer: Gordon Roland

: 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
Edited and produced by: Peter Duncan

: As I Was Saying...: No. 4: A Deal in Diving

Six portraits in crime by Berkely Mather.
[Starring] Beatrice Varley and Laidman Browne
(To be repeated on Monday)


Writer: Berkely Mather
Designer: Roy Oxley
Producer: Andrew Osborn
Storyteller: Ronald Simpson
Storyteller: William Fox
Mrs. Rosamund Hart: Beatrice Varley
Yeggsie: Carl Bernard
Diver Wragg: Willoughby Goddard
The Admiral: Laidman Browne
Naval Lieutenant: Robert Raikes
An Arab: John Schlesinger
Secretary: Patricia Borlee
Detective Inspector: Alan Robinson
Other parts played by: Dorothy Robson
Other parts played by: Courtney Bromet
Other parts played by: Jean Ward
Other parts played by: Hugh Morrison
Other parts played by: Derek Mayhew

: Around the Town

Terry-Thomas invites you to join him Around the Town
starring Max Miller with Arthur Blake, Trio Espanol


Comedian: Terry-Thomas
Comedian: Max Miller
Performer: Arthur Blake
Musicians: Trio Espanol
Orchestra directed by: Eric Robinson
Producer: John Warrington

: Saturday-Night Out

Robert Beatty 'The Man with the Mike' welcomes you to the first part of an International Swimming Match - England v. Scotland.
From Sutton and Cheam Baths, Surrey.
This match is being held in two parts. The conclusion will be televised from Aberdeen next Saturday afternoon.


Presenter: Robert Beatty
Commentary: John Webb
Presented by: Humphrey Fisher

: Sports Special

BBC Outside Broadcast and Sportsview Unit film cameras bring you a nation-wide coverage of today's sporting highlights.
Introduced by Kenneth Wolstenholme.


Presenter: Kenneth Wolstenholme
Editor: Paul Fox
Director: Alan Rees

: Ulster Mirror

A magazine from Northern Ireland.
Written and produced by Harry Govan.
(to 22.50)


Film cameraman: Douglas Wolfe
Film editor: Valerie Best
Writer/producer: Harry Govan

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