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: Motor Racing

The British Automobile Racing Club's Whit Monday Meeting at Goodwood
BBC Outside Broadcast cameras visit this famous Sussex circuit.

1.35 One hundred kilometres scratch race for sports cars (up to 1,500 c.c.)

2.35 Twelve-lap scratch race for 500 c.c. racing cars


Commentator: Robin Richards
Presented for television by: John Vernon

: County Cricket: The Battle of the Roses: Yorkshire v. Lancashire

Part of the second day's play at Headingley, Leeds.


Commentator: Brian Johnston
Commentator: Peter West
Presented by: David Martin

: Athletics: The British Games

Organised by the News of the World
From the White City Stadium, London.


Commentator: Roger Bannister
Commentator: Michael Henderson
Presented for television by: Bill Duncalf

: Watch with Mother: Picture Book

For the Very Young
Pages turned by Patricia Driscoll.
(A BBC television film)


Presenter: Patricia Driscoll
Editor: Maria Bird

: Athletics: The British Games

From the White City Stadium, London.

: Motor Racing

at Goodwood
The finish of The Whitsun Trophy Race
One hundred kilometres scratch race for Formule Libre racing cars.

: Children's Television: Tom Brown's Schooldays

An American film for older children based on the book by Thomas Hughes, with Jimmy Lydon, Freddie Bartholomew, and Cedric Hardwicke.


Author: Thomas Hughes
Tom Brown: Jimmy Lydon
East: Freddie Bartholomew
Dr. Thomas Arnold: Cedric Hardwicke

: County Cricket: Yorkshire v. Lancashire

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

: Greenwich Time Signal; News

followed by The Weather

: Today's Sport

Presenting stop-press news and some of today's big sporting moments on film.
Introduced by Kenneth Wolstenholme.


Presenter: Kenneth Wolstenholme

: Adventures of the Big Man: The Baby Sitter

[Starring] Wayne Morris in the film The Baby Sitter

A girl who works in a London store spends an evening baby-sitting. From this quiet beginning events lead her and Bill Pierce, the Public Relations Executive, into a case of murder.


Bill Pierce: Wayne Morris
Jane: Margaret McGrath
Fred: Laurence James
Doris: Helen Christie
Wilma: Ann Elsden
Harry: Nicholas Parsons
Mr. Judson: John Stacy
Farnsworth: George Street
Inspector Gregg: John Harvey

: What's My Line?

TV's most popular panel game
With Isobel Barnett, Barbara Kelly, Bob Monkhouse, Alan Melville and Gilbert Harding in the chair.

("What's My Line?" was devised by Mark Goodson and Bill Todman, and is televised by arrangement with C.B.S. and Maurice Winnick)


Panellist: Isobel Barnett
Panellist: Barbara Kelly
Panellist: Bob Monkhouse
Panellist: Alan Melville
Chairman: Gilbert Harding
Devised by: Mark Goodson
Devised by: Bill Todman
Presented by: T. Leslie Jackson

: Basketball: The Harlem Globetrotters v. The Texas Cowboys

BBC Television Outside Broadcast cameras visit the Empire Pool and Sports Arena, Wembley, to see part of the game between these wizards of basketball.


Basketball team: The Harlem Globetrotters
Basketball team: The Texas Cowboys
Commentator: Alan Weeks
Presented for television by: Dennis Monger

: Panorama

Richard Dimbleby brings you Television's Window on the World.
Every Monday the Panorama Team of Special Contributors - using Film and Television Cameras - Focuses on Events and Personalities of the Moment.

This week Panorama joins the Irish in their Springtime Festival An tostal 1956.
At 9.0


Presenter: Richard Dimbleby
Producer: Michael Peacock

: Stand-In

A comedy feature film.
[Starring] Leslie Howard, Joan Blondell and Humphrey Bogart
A single-minded young accountant from New York, played by Leslie Howard, is sent to clear up the money troubles of a Hollywood film studio. His first encounter with the crazy world of the movies, personified by "stand-in" Joan Blondell and "producer" Humphrey Bogart, is a considerable shock.


Director: Tay Garnett
Atterbury Dodd: Leslie Howard
Lester Plum: Joan Blondell
Quintain: Humphrey Bogart
Koulofsky: Alan Mowbray
Cherie: Maria Shelton
Nassau: C. Henry Gordon
Potts: Jack Carson

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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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