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: Cricket: First Test Match: England v. Australia

Second day's play at Trent Bridge, Nottingham.
(to 13.30)


Commentator: E. W. Swanton
Commentator: Brian Johnston

: Lawn Tennis: The Northern Lawn Tennis Tournament

Some of the semi-final matches from the Northern Lawn Tennis Club, West Didsbury, Manchester.


Commentator: Michael Henderson
Commentator: Dan Maskell
Presented by: Ray Lakeland

: Cricket: First Test Match: England v. Australia

From Trent Bridge, Nottingham.

: Watch with Mother: The Woodentops

For the Very Young
Stories about a family of wooden dolls who live on a farm.
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

: Cricket: First Test Match: England v. Australia

From Trent Bridge, Nottingham.

: Children's Television

The Friday Western Film: Saved by a Dog
For Older Children
A crooked banker tries to get rid of his partner Gus Brown. He hires bad men to do the job, but old Brown's life is saved several times by his faithful dog -and in the end the dog even helps the Cisco Kid and Pancho to round up the would-be killers.

The Fisherman King
by Mary Dunn.
(A BBC telerecording of the broadcast on May 15)


Writer (The Fisherman King): Mary Dunn
Designer (The Fisherman King): Richard Wilmot
Producer (The Fisherman King): Barbara Hammond
Philip Pinel: Wilfrid Brambell
Victor: Peter Moffatt
Michael: Dennis Clinton
Catherine: Lynette Mills
Captain Nicolle: Owen Berry
George: John Cairney
Coastguard: Douglas Hayes
Major Renton: John Stuart

: Cricket: First Test Match: England v. Australia

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

: Highlight

Events, comment, people including Jacqueline Mackenzie.
Introduced by Geoffrey Johnson Smith.


Reporter: Jacqueline Mackenzie
Presenter: Geoffrey Johnson Smith

: 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.

: Royal Tournament

See top of page and facing page
The whole of the second hall of the Royal Tournament will be televised tomorrow at
9.0 p.m.

: Let's Have Fun

An excerpt from the 1956 Summer Show at the Central Pier, Blackpool.
With Jimmy James, Ken Dodd, Jimmy Clitheroe, Dennis Spicer, Joy Harris, Joseph Ward, Roy Castle, The Orchid Room Lovelies and Corinne.
A special performance before an invited audience, from the Central Pier, Blackpool.


Comedian: Jimmy James
Comedian: Ken Dodd
Comedian: Jimmy Clitheroe
Ventriloquist: Dennis Spicer
Singer: Joy Harris
Singer: Joseph Ward
Entertainer: Roy Castle
Dancers: The Orchid Room Lovelies
Performer: Corinne
Producer: Peter Webster
Television Presentation: Barney Colehan

: Nom-De-Plume: No. 4: Child of her Time

by Ian Dallas.
A series of half-hour plays about famous men and women who were known to the world by names other than their own.
[Starring] Mary Morris
The name by which the principal character is commonly known will be revealed only towards the end of the story.


Writer: Ian Dallas
Director: Michael Elliott
Designer: Norman James
Cast: in order of appearance:
Aurore: Mary Morris
Aurelien de Seze: Nicholas Amer
Casimir Dudevant: William Devlin
Hippolyte: Roger Gage
Monsieur Fleury: Ronald Barker
Jules Neraud: Colin Jevons
Alexis Dutheuil: Arthur Lawrence
Jules Sandeau: Brian Nissen
Due de Richard: Powys Thomas
Monsieur Monnet: Campbell Gray
Monsieur Latouche: Peter Wyngarde

: A Question of Science

You are invited to ask A Question of Science
Scientists, who are in the studio to give their answers with experiments, demonstrations, and films, include:
Sir Edward Bullard, F.R.S., P.B. Medawar, F.R.S., and a doctor.
Chairman, Arthur Garratt
The first of a series of fortnightly programmes
Questions should be addressed to "A Question of Science", [address removed]


Panellist: Sir Edward Bullard
Panellist: P. B. Medawar
Panellist: A doctor [name uncredited]
Chairman: Arthur Garratt
Film sequences: Norman MacQueen
Producer: James McCloy

: News

: Shirley Abicair

with her zither.
Followed by The Weather and Close Down


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

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