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: Cricket: Second Test Match: England v. Australia

A visit to Lord's Cricket Ground to see the end of the morning's play on the first day of the match.
(to 13.30)


Commentator: Brian Johnston
Commentator: Peter West
Commentator: Jack Fingleton
Television presentation: Antony Craxton

: Royal Ascot

The Royal Procession drives up the course to the Royal Enclosure

: Amos 'n' Andy: Vacation Show

Amos 'n' Andy in a second showing of the film Vacation Show

: Royal Ascot

3.5 The New Stakes
For two-year-olds over five furlongs

3.45 The Gold Cup
For three-year-olds and upwards entire horses and mares, over two miles and a half. With a gold cup value five hundred sovereigns and ten thousand sovereigns added

4.20 King Edward VII Stakes
For three-year-old entire colts and fillies, over the Swinley course of one mile and a half

Clive Graham identifies the horses and jockeys in the Parade Ring before each race.

Roma Fairley describes the fashions.


Commentator: Peter O'Sullevan
Parade Ring commentator: Clive Graham
Reporter: Roma Fairley
Presented for television by: Dennis Monger

: Watch with Mother: Rag, Tag, and Bobtail

For the Very Young
David Enders tells the story.
Sam and Elizabeth Williams make the pictures
(A BBC Television Film)


Narrator: David Enders
Pictures: Sam Williams
Pictures: Elizabeth Williams
Script: Louise Cochrane

: Children's Television

Meet the Penguins: The Concert Party
Story by J. M. Smith Wright.

Sketch Club
Your host is Adrian Hill.

Look: Animals as Friends
A series of wild-life programmes introduced this week by Maxwell Knight.
Maxwell Knight introduces Frances Pitt, the well-known author and naturalist. They discuss, with film illustrations, the pleasures and problems of keeping wild animals as pets.
From the BBC's West of England television studio


Writer (Meet the Penguins): J. M. Smith Wright
Pictures (Meet the Penguins): Sam Williams
Pictures (Meet the Penguins): Elizabeth Williams
Assisted by (Meet the Penguins): Caroline Guthrie
Music (Meet the Penguins): John Hooper
Music played by (Meet the Penguins): Tom McCall
Voices (Meet the Penguins): Madi Hedd
Voices (Meet the Penguins): Peter Hawkins
Special effects (Meet the Penguins): Alfred Davis
Special effects (Meet the Penguins): Douglas Mair
Presented by (Meet the Penguins): Gordon Murray
Host/artist (Sketch Club): Adrian Hill
Presenter (Look): Maxwell Knight
Guest (Look): Frances Pitt
Producer (Look): Tony Soper

: Highlight

People, events, comments of today.
Introduced by Geoffrey Johnson Smith.


Presenter: Geoffrey Johnson Smith

: Inventors' Club

A selection of the inventions received by the Club are demonstrated by Geoffrey Boumphrey and John Gilbert.
"Inventors' Club" is organised by Leslie Hardern, to whom all correspondence should be addressed: c/o [address removed]


Demonstrator: Geoffrey Boumphrey
Demonstrator: John Gilbert
Organiser/presenter: Leslie Hardern
Producer: James McCloy

: Rats to You

The Grand Order of Water Rats the Variety profession's most famous confraternity presents Rats to You, being the third of a fortnightly series featuring Stars, Celebrities and Members of the Order.
This week King Rat Dave O'Gorman and Past King Rat George Doonan introduce star artists including Vic Oliver, Chic Murray, Clarkson Rose, The Water Rats Choir and Anne Shelton.


King Rat: Dave O'Gorman
Past King Rat: George Doonan
Comedian: Vic Oliver
Comedian: Chic Murray
Comedian: Clarkson Rose
Singers: The Water Rats Choir
Singer: Anne Shelton
Orchestra directed by: Eric Robinson
Designer: Audley Southcott
Producer: Russell Turner

: Show Place: Chateau de Cheverny

The French Television Service takes viewers to the Chateau de Cheverny, one of the chateaux of the Loire.

The chateau was completed in 1637 and is today the home of the Marquis de Vibrai, a descendant of the first owner, and is still furnished in the style of the seventeenth century.
(See facing page)


Commentator: Alexander Moyes

: Quiet Revolution

by Colin Morris.
A documentary drama concerning a man who tried to awaken a pagan community.

See facing page


Writer: Colin Morris
Designer: Lawrence Broadhouse
Film Cameraman: Peter Hamilton
Film Editor: Alf Chapman
Producer: Gilchrist Calder

: Is This Your Problem?

Edana Romney, Edgar Lustgarten and a group of advisers, in the last programme of the present series, attempt to throw some light on personal problems brought to the studio by viewers.
Viewers who have problems they would like to bring to the attention of this programme are invited to write to: Miss Edana Romney, Is This Your Problem?, [address removed]


Presenter/devised by: Edana Romney
Presenter/devised by: Edgar Lustgarten
Presented by: Huw Wheldon

: Music in View

Sidney Harrison takes a look at your music programmes for the next fortnight.
Followed by The Weather; Road Works Report and Close Down


Presenter: Sidney Harrison

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