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: Cricket: Worcestershire v. The Australians

See above and page 5
(to 13.30)

A visit to the County Ground at Worcester, where the opening match of the Australian Tour is being played.

At 12.0, 3.20 app., 4.0, 4.30, and 6.0


Commentator: E.W. Swanton
Commentator: Brian Johnston
Presented for television by: David Martin

: Racing at Newmarket

The 2,000 Guineas, first of the season's Classic races, will be televised on the second day of the first Spring Meeting.

2.30 The Chippenham Stakes over one-and-a-half miles

3.10 The 2,000 Guineas over one mile

Commentator, Peter O'Sullevan with Clive Graham to identify the horses and jockeys in the parade ring.


Commentator: Peter O'Sullevan
Parade commentator: Clive Graham
Presented for television by: John Vernon

: Watch with Mother: The Flowerpot Men

For the Very Young
(A BBC television film)

: Children's Television

Wynford Vaughan Thomas tells a true story about a little elephant in Africa.

Swing High
with Chris Barber's Jazz Band.
Introduced by Alex Macintosh.

Ask Your Dad
Humphrey Lestocq takes the chair in a light-hearted family general knowledge game.


Storyteller: Wynford Vaughan Thomas
Musicians (Swing High): Chris Barber's Jazz Band
Presenter (Swing High): Alex MacIntosh
Presented by (Swing High): Vere Lorrimer
Chairman (Ask Your Dad): Humphrey Lestocq

: Cricket: Worcestershire v. The Australians

The closing overs of the day's play.
(to 18.30)

: Greenwich Time Signal; News

General Summary; Sports News; The Weather

: Highlight

People, events, comments of today.
Introduced by Cliff Michelmore.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore

: The Grove Family: The Gold Brick

by Michael Pertwee and Roland Pertwee.


Writer: Michael Pertwee
Writer: Roland Pertwee
Director: Richard West
Producer: John Warrington
Mr. Grove: Edward Evans
Mrs. Grove: Ruth Dunning
Pat: Sheila Sweet
Jack: Peter Bryant
Daphne: Margaret Downs
Lennie: Christopher Beeny
Mr. Reed: Frederick Treves

: At Home: At Blenheim Palace

BBC Television Outside Broadcast cameras visit the Duke and Duchess of Marlborough in their magnificent home in Woodstock Park, Oxfordshire, the gift of Queen Anne to the first Duke of Marlborough.
Introduced by Richard Dimbleby.
See page 7


Presenter: Richard Dimbleby
Subject: The Duke of Marlborough
Subject: The Duchess of Marlborough
Presented by: Barrie Edgar

: The Burns and Allen Show: Happy Hmmm Hmmm to You

[Starring] George Burns and Gracie Allen in the film Happy Hmmm Hmmm to You


Himself: George Burns
Herself: Gracie Allen

: Camera One

Kenneth Horne brings to Camera One forty-five minutes of non-stop Variety from the Television Theatre with The Great Felixio, Margot Ward, Jimmy Parkinson, The Sparkes Trio, Billy Burden, Bobby Dennis, The Paradise Hawaiians, The George Mitchell Singers.


Presenter: Kenneth Horne
Balancing act: The Great Felixio
Performer: Margot Ward
Singer: Jimmy Parkinson
Acrobatics: The Sparkes Trio
Comedian: Billy Burden
Comedian: Bobby Dennis
Dancers: The Paradise Hawaiians
Singers: The George Mitchell Singers
Orchestra under the direction of: George Clouston
Producer: Albert Stevenson

: Sportsview

Introduced by Peter Dimmock.
Spotlighting news, views, and personalities from the world of sport.


Presenter: Peter Dimmock
Editor: Paul Fox
Editor: Ronnie Noble
Presented by: Alan Rees

: Discovery of a Landscape

A film about the English Lakes with Norman Nicholson the Lakeland poet.
(Previously televised on Dec. 7, 1955)
(All transmitters except Wenvoe, North Hessary Tor, and Les Platons)

10.15 Outlook
A miscellany from Wales.
(Wenvoe, North Hessary Tor, and Les Platons only)


Presenter (Discovery of a Landscape): Norman Nicholson
Writer (Discovery of a Landscape): Basil Taylor
Photography (Discovery of a Landscape): Kenneth Higgins
Editor (Discovery of a Landscape): Leonard Trumm
Commentator (Discovery of a Landscape): Bernard Slydel
Commentator (Discovery of a Landscape): Betty Hardy
Commentator (Discovery of a Landscape): Oliver Burt
Commentator (Discovery of a Landscape): Alan Wheatley
Commentator (Discovery of a Landscape): Harold Scott
Commentator (Discovery of a Landscape): Ivan Samson
Commentator (Discovery of a Landscape): Lewis Stringer
Directed and produced by (Discovery of a Landscape): John Reed
Edited and produced by (Outlook): Selwyn Roderick
Edited and produced by (Outlook): John Ormond Thomas

: Men in Battle

The third of a monthly series of programmes in which General Sir Brian Horrocks draws upon his memories of friend and foe, officers and men, in some of the great battlefields of World War II.
Followed by The Weather and Close Down


Presenter: General Sir Brian Horrocks
Presented by: Huw Wheldon

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