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: Cricket: Fourth Test Match: England v. Australia

Second day's play at Old Trafford, Manchester.
(to 13.30)


Commentator: Brian Johnston
Commentator: Peter West
Commentator: Jack Fingleton
Television presentation: Ray Lakeland

: Watch with Mother: The Woodentops

For the Very Young
(A BBC Television Film)

: Children's Television

For Younger Children
The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse
Told by Pauline Tooth.

The Barber of Seville
The Opera Players present The Barber of Seville
A story with music by Rossini.

For Older Children
The Friday Western: Frontier Justice
A bandit is awaiting trial for murder. The outlaws make frantic efforts to rescue him, but are foiled by the Cisco Kid and Pancho, who finally track them to a gold mine. After a slam-bang fist and gun fight the entire gang are captured and handed over to justice.


Script and puppetry (The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse): George Bailey
Script and puppetry (The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse): Kathleen Bailey
Narrator (The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse): Pauline Tooth
Composer (The Barber of Seville): Gioachino Rossini
Producer (The Barber of Seville): John Hunter Blair
Figaro, a barber: Eric Shilling
Count Almaviva: John Kentish
Dr. Bartolo: Norman Piatt
Rosina, his maid: Marian Hughes
Don Basilio, a music teacher: Stanley Pine
Pianist: Phyllis Thorold

: Highlight

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


Reporter: Jacqueline Mackenzie
Presenter: Geoffrey Johnson Smith

: International Horse Show: Take Your Own Line

From the White City Stadium, London.
In this International Jumping Competition the fences may be jumped in any order. The competitor recording the shortest time is the winner.
(All transmitters except Les Platons)

7.30 En Direct De Sark
Ile Anglo-Normande realise avec la concours de la BBC Television Service
A programme in French about the Island of Sark transmitted by Radiodiffusion-Television Franchise.
(Les Platons only)


Commentator (International Horse Show): Dorian Williams
Commentator (International Horse Show): Raymond Brooks-Ward
Presented for television by (International Horse Show): Bill Duncalf

: 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.

: Foxes

Peter Scott introduces Heinz Sielmann and one of his famous wild-life films.
(A BBC telerecording of the broadcast on June 14, 1955)
See page 7


Presenter: Peter Scott
Guest/Filmmaker: Heinz Sielmann
Producer: Desmond Hawkins

: Nom-De-Plume: 10: Legacy of Death

by Kenneth Cavander.
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: Kenneth Cavander
Director: Michael Elliott
Designer: Norman James
Lucius: Donald Bradley
Britannicus: Douglas Hankin
Agrippina: Catherine Lacey
Pallas: Nicholas Amer
Burrus: Francis de Wolff
Seneca: Howieson Culff
Acte: Mary Watson
Soothsayer: George Hayes
Anicetus: Jack Good

: Joyce Grenfell Requests the Pleasure

of your company tonight with Julian Orchard, Moyra Fraser, Rose Hill, Gillian Lynne,
Michael Miller, Roy Evans and Elisabeth Welch.


Comedienne: Joyce Grenfell
Comedian: Julian Orchard
Dancer: Moyra Fraser
Soprano: Rose Hill
Dancer: Gillian Lynne
Dancer: Michael Miller
Dancer: Roy Evans
Singer: Elisabeth Welch
Music: Richard Addinsell
Choreography: Mark Stuart
Designer: George Djurkovic
Orchestra under the direction of: Malcolm Lockyer
Devised and arranged for television by: Laurier Lister
Producer: John Street

: The Duke of Edinburgh's Study Conference

Oxford: July 9-27, 1956
Robert Reid gives a final report and introduces Sir Harry Pilkington, a leading industrialist, and C. S. Geddes, General Secretary of the Union of Post Office Workers, who question members about their impressions of the Conference.


Reporter: Robert Reid
Interviewer: Sir Harry Pilkington
Interviewer: C. S. Geddes

: Joan Regan

with The Shepherd Boys in a programme of songs for all ages.
Followed by The Weather and Close Down


Singer: Joan Regan
Singers: The Shepherd Boys
Musical arrangements and orchestra directed by: John Roberts
Presented by: Bill Cotton, Jnr.

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

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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