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: Golf: The Open Championship

A visit to Hoylake to see play on the final day of the Championship.
From the Royal Liverpool Golf Club.
(to 13.30 app.)


Commentator: Henry Longhurst
Television Presentation: Antony Craxton

: Lawn Tennis and Golf

Further visits by BBC Television Outside Broadcasts to the Lawn Tennis Championships at Wimbledon and the Open Golf Championship at Hoylake.
(to 18.45)


Commentator (at Wimbledon): Michael Henderson
Commentator (at Wimbledon): Peter West
Commentator (at Wimbledon): Dan Maskell
Television Presentation: Bill Duncalf

: Highlight

Events, comment, people including Jacqueline Mackenzie.
Introduced by Cliff Michelmore.


Reporter: Jacqueline Mackenzie
Presenter: Cliff Michelmore

: I Married Joan

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


Joan Stevens: Joan Davis

: The Weekend Ahead

A preview of your programmes for tomorrow and Sunday.

: The Lost World of Kalahari: 4: Life in the Thirst-Land

Laurens van der Post, in a series of six programmes, tells of an expedition into the Kalahari Desert which he has recently made with the collaboration of the BBC.
He undertook the journey to fulfil a vow, made in his childhood, to seek out the remnants of the first men of Africa-the Bushmen-who were reputed still to be living a Stone Age existence.


Presenter: Laurens van Der Post
Film cameraman: Duncan Abraham
Film cameraman: A. A. Englander
Film editor: Maurice Harvey
Presented by: Andrew Miller Jones

: John Slater

with a story of his own.
(A BBC telerecording)


Storyteller: John Slater
Presented by: Douglas Moodie

: Hancock's Half-Hour

See columns 3 and 4

Featuring The Lad 'Imself
at 8.45
with Sidney James, Irene Handl, Eddie Leslie, Margaret Flint, Peter Haigh, Iain MacNaughton, Graham Leaman
Written by Alan Simpson and Ray Galton
Orchestra directed by Bob Sharples, with the Coronets


Writer: Alan Simpson
Writer: Ray Galton
Orchestra directed by: Bob Sharples
Singers: The Coronets
Designer: Stewart Marshall
Producer: Duncan Wood
Tony: Tony Hancock
Sid: Sidney James
[Actress]: Irene Handl
[Actor]: Eddie Leslie
[Actress]: Margaret Flint
Himself: Peter Haigh
[Actor]: Iain MacNaughton
[Actor]: Graham Leaman

Blog posts that mention this programme:

Alan Simpson 8 February 2017
The Sunday Post: Galton and Simpson 27 September 2015

: Nom-De-Plume: No. 8: The Nightmare Man

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.
[Starring] David Kossoff
The name by which the principal character is commonly known will be revealed towards the end of the story.


Writer: Robert Furnival
Director: Michael Elliott
Designer: Norman James
Cornet Player: David Kossoff
Eddie: John Cairney
Nurse: Katharine Page
Police Sergeant: Michael Balfour
Doctor: Victor Fairley
Mary: Avril Elgar
Suitor: Nicholas Amer
Uncle James: Fred Johnson
Virginia: Margaret Butt

: Joan Regan

in a programme of songs for all ages.


Singer: Joan Regan
Musical arrangements and orchestra conducted by: John Roberts
Presented by: Russell Turner

: 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 P. B. Medawar, F.R.S., Jodrell Professor of Zoology and Comparative Anatomy, University College, London and a doctor.
Chairman, Arthur Garratt
Questions should be addressed to "A Question of Science", [address removed]


Panellist: P. B. Medawar
Chairman: Arthur Garratt
Producer: James McCloy

: Today on the Centre Court

A BBC Television film of some of the highlights of the day's play at Wimbledon.
followed by The Weather and Close Down


Commentary: Peter Wilson

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