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: Wedding of H.S.H. Prince Rainier III Sovereign Prince of Monaco to Miss Grace Kelly

His Sovereign Highness Prince Rainier III Sovereign Prince of Monaco to Miss Grace Kelly at 9.45 a.m.
Civil marriage ceremony in the Throne Room of the Palace of Monaco.
Any changes in programme timings due to the direct broadcast from Monte Carlo will be announced at the microphone.
(to 10.30)


Commentator: Richard Dimbleby
Commentator: Audrey Russell

: Badminton Horse Trials: First day: Dressage

BBC Outside Broadcast cameras cover the Dressage arena at Badminton on the first day of this three-day event.
Dorian Williams writes on page 5


Commentator: Dorian Williams
Commentator: Raymond Brooks-Ward
Presented by: Nicholas Crocker

: Mainly for Women

Family Affairs
Danger in the Home: Poisons
The fourth of six programmes arranged in association with the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents, the British Red Cross Society, and Casualties Union.

The Teenager's Skin
A doctor advises and a beauty specialist demonstrates.

My Child Wants a Health Job
Peter Cavanagh of the Vocational Guidance Centre, Birkbeck College, London, discusses opportunities: Grizel MacCaul, Chairman of the Association of Occupational Therapists, interviews a student.

Introduced by Olive Shapley.

Talk It Over
Introduced and arranged by the Rev. Edwin Robertson.

(All transmitters except Kirk O'Shotts, Meldrum, Divis)

3.0 Scotland's Food Exhibition
A view of some of the items of interest to housewives in the exhibition at the Kelvin Hall, Glasgow.
From the Evening Citizen Housewives Club.
Programme introduced by Elizabeth Adair.

(Kirk O'Shotts, Meldrum and Divis)


Item presenter (The Teenager's Skin): A doctor [name uncredited]
Expert (The Teenager's Skin): A beauty specialist [name uncredited]
Item presenter (My Child Wants a Health Job): Peter Cavanagh
Interviewer (My Child Wants a Health Job): Grizel MacCaul
Presenter (Family Affairs): Olive Shapley
Producer (Family Affairs/presented by (Talk It Over): Beryl Radley
Presenter/arranger (Talk It Over): The Rev. Edwin Robertson
Presenter (Scotland's Food Exhibition): Elizabeth Adair
Producer (Scotland's Food Exhibition): Charles Clifford

: Watch with Mother: The Flowerpot Men

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)
(All transmitters)


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

: Children's Television

Olympic Team Training
A short visit to the Badminton Horse Trials where the British Show Jumping Team is having a public practice prior to the Olympic Games.

Children's Newsreel

Swiss Music and Dances
Performed by La Chanson de Montreux and La Musique de Huemoz.

(to 18.00)


Commentator (Olympic Team Training): Dorian Williams
Presented by (Olympic Team Training): Nicholas Crocker
Singers (Swiss Music and Dances): La Chanson de Montreux
Musicians (Swiss Music and Dances): La Musique de Huemoz

: Sports News

followed by The Weather

: Highlight

People, events, comments of today.
Introduced by Geoffrey Johnson Smith.


Presenter: Geoffrey Johnson Smith

: The Budget

The Chancellor of the Exchequer The Rt. Hon. Harold Macmillan, M.P. for the Government.


Speaker: The Rt. Hon. Harold MacMillan

: Soiree De Gala

in honour of the wedding of H.S.H. Prince Rainier III Sovereign Prince of Monaco to Miss Grace Kelly.

at 7.45 p.m.
An except from the Soiree De Gala which is taking place at the Opera House in Monte Carlo.
Presented by Radio Monte Carlo


Commentator: Richard Dimbleby
Commentator: Audrey Russell

: Visit of the Soviet Leaders

(Marshal Bulganin and Mr. Khrushchev)
An edited telerecording of this morning's broadcast.

: The Grove Family: As Young as You Feel

by Michael Pertwee and Roland Pertwee.


Writer: Michael Pertwee
Writer: Roland Pertwee
Director: Richard West
Producer: John Warrington
Daphne: Margaret Downs
Lennie: Christopher Beeny
Gran: Nancy Roberts
Miss Jones: Nan Braunton
First workman: Manville Tarrant
Second workman: Stanley Rose
Mr. Grove: Edward Evans
Mrs. Grove: Ruth Dunning
Pat: Sheila Sweet

: Music for You

Introduced by Eric Robinson.
With Moura Lympany, Joyce Grenfell, Anneliese Rothenberger, Donald Scott, Elizabeth Boyd, Joan Bramhall, Ellen Dales, Shirley May, Ruth Morrison, Irene Palmer, Frances Youles, Bowles Bevan, Fred Davies, John Ford, Owen Grundy, John Holmes, Llewelyn John, John Mitchinson, David Oddie, Edgar Fleet, Trevor Kenyon.
London Symphony Orchestra
(Leader, Granville Jones)


Presenter: Eric Robinson
Pianist: Moura Lympany
Singer: Joyce Grenfell
Soprano: Anneliese Rothenberger
Singer: Donald Scott
Singer: Elizabeth Boyd
Singer: Joan Bramhall
Singer: Ellen Dales
Singer: Shirley May
Singer: Ruth Morrison
Singer: Irene Palmer
Singer: Frances Youles
Singer: Bowles Bevan
Singer: Fred Davies
Singer: John Ford
Singer: Owen Grundy
Singer: John Holmes
Singer: Llewelyn John
Singer: John Mitchinson
Singer: David Oddie
Singer: Edgar Fleet
Singer: Trevor Kenyon
Musical Associate: James Turner
Orchestrations: Arthur Wilkinson
Musicians: London Symphony Orchestra
Orchestra leader: Granville Jones
Designer: Norman James
Producer: Patricia Foy

: At Home at Harewood House

BBC Outside Broadcast cameras visit this historic Yorkshire house to meet the Earl and Countess of Harewood, and to see the State Rooms and some of the treasures they contain.
Introduced by Hywel Davies.


Presenter: Hywel Davies
Presented by: John Vernon

: Badminton Horse Trials: First day

A BBC telerecording of some of the highlights.
Followed by The Weather and Close Down

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