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: Cricket: Fourth Test Match: England v. Australia

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


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

: Greenwich Time Signal; Mainly for Women

Roger Massey introduces:

A Visit to the Shetlands
with John Chear.

Sea Birds' Song
by Percy Edwards.

Village Scrapbook
compiled by the Women's Institute of Pembridge, Herefordshire.

One Man's Music
Lambert Flack plays his flutes and tells the story behind these magical instruments.


Presenter: Roger Massey
Item presenter (A Visit to the Shetlands): John Chear
Impersonator (Sea Birds' Song): Percy Edwards
Producer: Monica Sims
Flautist/Presenter (One Man's Music): Lambert Flack
Presented by: Richard Gilbert

: Watch with Mother: Picture Book

For the Very Young
Pages turned by Patricia Driscoll.
(A BBC Television Film)
(to 16.00)


Presenter: Patricia Driscoll
Editor: Maria Bird

: Children's Television

Prudence Kitten: Prudence Packs for the Holiday
with Molly Blake.

This Was News
A programme that helps you to understand some of the events of recent weeks.

Northumbrian Songs
sung by Owen Brannigan.

Treasure Hunt
The story of the treasures of Mycenae and Crete, told by Norman Cook and Leonard Cottrell.
Replicas by permission of the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford


Presenter (Prudence Kitten): Molly Blake
Singer (Northumbrian Songs): Owen Brannigan
Presenter (Treasure Hunt): Norman Cook
Co-presenter (Treasure Hunt): Leonard Cottrell
Devised and presented by (Treasure Hunt): Michael Barsley

: Highlight

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


Presenter: Geoffrey Johnson Smith

: Adventures of the Big Man: The Lady Killer

[Starring] Wayne Morris in the film "The Lady Killer"


Bill Pierce: Wayne Morris
Sybil Venner: Mary McKenzie
Max Venner: Derek Aylward
Dorothy Trent: Ruth Trouncer
Mrs. Venner: Evelyn Hall
Ethel Henton: Shelagh Fraser
Balford: Howard Lang
Sheila: Pamela Thomas

: Find the Link

with Kenneth Horne in the chair and Carole Carr, Josephine Douglas, Bruce Seton,
Eric Sykes finding the links between the challengers.
Special investigators: Pauline Forrester and Larry Forrester


Chairman: Kenneth Horne
Panellist: Carole Carr
Panellist: Josephine Douglas
Panellist: Bruce Seton
Panellist: Eric Sykes
Special investigator: Pauline Forrester
Special investigator: Larry Forrester
Presented by: T. Leslie Jackson

: Panorama

Richard Dimbleby brings you Television's Window on the World.
Every Monday the Panorama team of special contributors-using film and television cameras - focuses on events and personalities of the moment.


Presenter: Richard Dimbleby
Producer: Michael Peacock

: Festival of British Popular Songs

In this fourth round of a monthly contest between the song writers of Great Britain, viewers throughout the country are heard selecting tonight's winning entry.
Wilfrid Thomas introduces the songs which are performed this month by Dora Bryan, Bill O'Connor, Johnny Brandon, Kathie Kay, Doreen Duke, Alan Page, The Four Grads, The Malcolm Lockyer Quartet, The Concert Orchestra and George Mitchell Singers.
Tonight's musical directors: Eric Robinson and Malcolm Lockyer
See facing page


Presenter: Wilfrid Thomas
Singer: Dora Bryan
Singer: Bill O'Connor
Singer: Johnny Brandon
Singer: Kathie Kay
Singer: Doreen Duke
Singer: Alan Page
Singers: The Four Grads
Musicians: The Malcolm Lockyer Quartet
Musicians: The Concert Orchestra
Singers: George Mitchell Singers
Musical director: Eric Robinson
Musical director: Malcolm Lockyer
Designer: Eileen Diss
Production: Bryan Sears

: Aquabatics

from Rhyl presenting some of the acts that are appearing this season at Rhyl in Prince's Water Phantasy and Royal International Circus with The Kam Toi Company, The Keefe Brothers and Annette, Tarzan Junior, The Lambert Trio, The Water Phantasettes.
Guest artists: The Plessons, Ralph Davies and his Septet
Introduced by Alun Williams.
From the Swimming Pool, Rhyl.


Performers: The Kam Toi Company
Balancers: The Keefe Brothers and Annette
Performer: Tarzan Junior
Performers: The Lambert Trio
Synch swimmers: The Water Phantasettes
Trapeze act: The Plessons
Musicians: Ralph Davies and his Septet
Presenter: Alun Williams
Producer: David J. Thomas

: Story Time

[Starring] James MacTaggart
Followed by The Weather and Close Down


Storyteller: James MacTaggart

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