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: Lawn Tennis

The Davis Cup (Third Round): Great Britain v. Chile
From Bristol Lawn Tennis Club.

Surrey Grass Court Championships.
BBC Outside Broadcast cameras cover some of the preliminary matches at the Surbiton Lawn Tennis Club.


Commentator: Peter West
Commentator: Michael Henderson
Presented for television by: Bill Duncalf

: Watch with Mother: The Woodentops

Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
(A BBC Television Film)


Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Voices: Eileen Browne
Voices: Josefina Ray
Voices: Peter Hawkins
Script and music: Maria Bird

: Lawn Tennis

The Davis Cup
From Bristol Lawn Tennis Club.

Surrey Grass Court Championships
From Surbiton Lawn Tennis Club.

: Children's Television

Junior Becomes a Tail Wagger
Roy Byfield Riches tells how his poodle "Junior" joined the Tail Waggers' Club.

The Friday Western: Ice and Dynamite
For Older Children
A rustler gang dynamites an ice plant, fearing this "new-fangled" idea will spoil their own plans for cattle shipment. The Cisco Kid and Pancho find a clue in the wreckage and justice is done in the end.

Gateway to the World
Cliff Michelmore takes you on a brief visit to Southampton Docks.


Storyteller (Junior Becomes a Tail Wagger): Roy Byfield Riches
Presenter (Gateway to the World: Cliff Michelmore

: Lawn Tennis

The Davis Cup
From Bristol Lawn Tennis Club.

Surrey Grass Court Championships
From Surbiton Lawn Tennis Club.

(to 18.45)

: Highlight

Events, comment, people including Jacqueline Mackenzie.
Introduced by Cynthia Judah.


Reporter: Jacqueline Mackenzie
Presenter: Cynthia Judah

: I Married Joan

[Starring] Joan Davis in the film series I Married Joan


Joan Stevens: Joan Davis

: The Weekend Ahead

A preview of some of your programmes for tomorrow and Sunday.

: Meet Jeanne Heal

Every fortnight in a topic of her choice Jeanne Heal talks with visitors to the studio.


Presenter: Jeanne Heal
Presented by: Michael Barsley

: Ace High

An excerpt from the James Brennan Summer Revue at the Queen's Theatre, Blackpool with The Beverley Sisters, Derek Roy, John Arnaut and Rene Arnaut,
Gillian Moran, The George Mitchell Singers, Twelve Ace-High Steppers.
A special performance before an invited audience, from the Queen's Theatre, Blackpool.


Singers: The Beverley Sisters
Comedian: Derek Roy
Clown: John Arnaut
Clown: Rene Arnaut
Singer: Gillian Moran
Singers: The George Mitchell Singers
Dancers: Twelve Ace-High Steppers
Producer: Dick Hurran
Television presentation: Barney Colehan

: International Swimming: Great Britain v. France

Outside Broadcast cameras bring you some of the main events from this evening's programme.
From Smethwick Baths, Birmingham.


Commentator: Harry Walker
Presented by: Philip Lewis

: Nom-De-Plume: 3: The Devil's Tattoo

by Robert Furnival.
A series of half-hour plays about famous men and women who were known to the world, by names other than their own.
The name by which the principal character is commonly known will be revealed only towards the end of the story.


Writer: Robert Furnival
Director: Stuart Burge
Music arranged by: A. Martinez
Cantina dance by: Tutte Lemkow
Designer: Norman James
Juan: Cy Grant
Pedro: Jack Rodney
Doroteo Arango: George Margo
Don Agustin: Bernard Goldman
First Officer: Ronald Barker
Second Officer: Leslie Glazer
Doroteo's Mother: Madge Brindley
The Old Man: Wilfrid Brambell
The Drunk: Ronald Fraser
Jose: Tutte Lemkow
Cantina Guitarist: A. Martinez
Lucita: Diana Lambert
Third Officer: John McCarthy
Fourth Officer: Bruce Wightman
Tomas: Larry Taylor
Rodolfo: Gertan Klauber
Matias: Patrick Westwood
The Scribe: John Barrard

: Press Conference

People who make the news face questions from the people who write the news.


Presented by: Huw Wheldon

: Shirley Abicair

with her zither.
Followed by The Weather and Close Down


Zitherist: Shirley Abicair
Singers: Peter Knight Singers
Orchestra and Peter Knight Singers under the direction of: Sidney Bright
Scriptwriter and musical associate: William Lovelock
Presented by: Graeme Muir

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