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: Cricket: Worcestershire v. The Australians

The second day's play at Worcester.
(to 13.30)


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

: Racing at Newmarket

Three of the principal races on the third day of the first Spring Meeting.

2.0 The Barnham Three-Year-Old Selling Stakes over one mile

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

3.0 The March Stakes over one-and-a-quarter miles

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


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

: Mainly for Women: About the Home

Leisure in the Garden
Joan Gilbert shows some of the new season's garden furniture.

Making a Fruit Pie
Edna Williams

Spring Accessories
Suzanne Petter makes a handbag to match your spring dress.

Eleanor Summerfield Makes It: 6: A Dressing Table
To the design and instruction of Frank Preston.
(A BBC telerecording)

Introduced by Joan Gilbert.


Presenter/Item presenter (Leisure in the Garden): Joan Gilbert
Cook (Making a Fruit Pie): Edna Williams
Item presenter (Spring Accessories): Suzanne Petter
Item presenter/pupil (Eleanor Summerfield Makes It): Eleanor Summerfield
Handyman (Eleanor Summerfield Makes It): Frank Preston
Producer (Eleanor Summerfield Makes It): S.E. Reynolds
Producer: Ann Shead

: Children's Television

A Fishy Tale
by Eve Levin

The Rev. Philip Wright shows some models and sketches, and talks about his favourite hobby.

Peter's Troubles
[Starring] Peter Butterworth

Children of the Commonwealth
Sam Ntiro from Tanganyika and other visitors from East Africa talk about life in their own country.


Storyteller (A Fishy Tale): Eve Levin
Presenter (Windmills): The Rev. Philip Wright
Comedian (Peter's Troubles): Peter Butterworth
Presenter (Children of the Commonwealth): Sam Ntiro

: Greenwich Time Signal; News

General Summary; Sports News; The Weather

: Highlight

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


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore

: Double Cross: Episode 5

A comedy thriller in six parts with Jill Day.
[Starring] Jimmy Jewel and Ben Warriss


Script: S. C. Green
Script: R. M. Hills
Original story by: Jimmy Jewel
Orchestra conducted by: Eric Robinson
Original music/Producer: Ernest Maxin
Irene: Tonia Bern
Jimmy Seymour: Jimmy Jewel
Ben Wait: Ben Warriss
Karl Peters: Gerard Heinz
Colonel Trench of M.I.5.: Fred Kitchen
Betty Patterson: Jill Day
Jackson, Trench's assistant: Ken Haward
Smithers of M.I.5.: Jimmy Jewel
Carstairs of M.I.5.: Ben Warriss
Professor Henker: Paul Hardtmuth
Police Chief: Raymond Rollett

: The Male Animal

by James Thurber and Elliott Nugent.
Henry Sherek presents Barbara Kelly and Bernard Braden with Hugh McDermott
The action of the play takes place in the living-room of the Turners' house in a mid-Western university town.

It has always been James Thurber's way to cloak with humour the sharpness of his social observation. This play, which he wrote with Elliott Nugent in 1940, shows that the one quality does not vitiate the other, and may surprise those who think of Thurber primarily as dog-lover and sufferer in the Battle of the Sexes. True, the battle still rages in the mid-Western university at which Tommy Turner teaches English: it is joined when Joe Ferguson, a football hearty and former beau of Tommy's wife, Ellen, turns up to attend the great football match of the season. But there is another less comic issue. Witch-hunting is now another, more deadly sport on the campus, so that when Tommy innocently proposes to read to his class the last letter of the "anarchist" Vanzetti as an example of fine writing, he is quickly in trouble..The rousing of the male animal in the mild Tommy to fight on both these fronts makes a spectacle that is both extremely funny and a pertinent warning for today. (Peter Forster)


Writer: James Thurber
Writer: Elliott Nugent
Producer: Barbara Burnham
Designer: Roy Oxley
Cleota: Pauline Henriques
Ellen Turner: Barbara Kelly
Tommy Turner: Bernard Braden
Patricia Stanley: Mercy Haystead
Wally Myers: Dan Cunningham
Dean Frederick Damon: Maurice Colbourne
Michael Barnes: Guy Kingsley Poynter
Joe Ferguson: Hugh McDermott
Mrs Blanche Damon: Natalie Lynn
Ed Keller: Martin Wyldeck
Myrtle Keller: Bessie Love
Newspaper reporter: Bud Buhler

: Animal, Vegetable, Mineral?

A fortnightly programme in which a panel of experts is challenged to identify a series of unusual objects.
The Experts:
Professor V. Gordon Childe, Director, Institute of Archaeology
Professor Sean P. O. Riordain, Department of Archaeology, University College, Dublin
Sir Mortimer Wheeler
v. the Challenger: Narodni Museum V Praze (National Museum of Prague,
Chairman, Glyn Daniel, Fellow of St. John's College, Cambridge


Expert: Professor V. Gordon Childe
Expert: Professor Sean P. O. Riordain
Expert: Sir Mortimer Wheeler
Chairman: Glyn Daniel
Presented by: Nancy Thomas

: Kostelanetz

conducts the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
(Leader, Arthur Leavins)
(Andre Kostelanetz appears by arrangement with S. A. Gorlinsky)
See page 6
Followed by The Weather; Road Works Report and Close Down


Orchestra conductor: Andre Kostelanetz
Musicians: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Orchestra leader: Arthur Leavins
Designer: Stephen Taylor
Cartoons: Bernard Wilkie
Cartoons: Jack Kine
Producer: Philip Bate

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