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: Royal National Eisteddfod of Wales (Aberdare, 1956) Choral Competition

This is the first day of the great annual Welsh festival, which is being held this year at Aberdare in Glamorgan.
BBC Outside Broadcast cameras are in the Eisteddfod Pavilion to televise part of the choral competitions.


Commentator: Alun Williams
Television presentation: David J. Thomas

: International Athletics: Great Britain v. Czechoslovakia

Organised by the British Amateur Athletic Board in conjunction with the News of the World.
From the White City Stadium, London.


Commentator: Norris McWhirter
Commentator: Roger Bannister
Presented for television by: Bill Duncalf

: Cycle Racing

BBC Television Outside Broadcast cameras bring you highlights from the Rover Cycling Club Meeting at Salford Park Sports Stadium, Birmingham.
The events include:
500 yards sprint for the Brooks Trophy and the 5-mile scratch race for the Dunlop Trophy


Commentator: David Coleman
Television presentation: John McGonagle

: Cricket: Glamorgan v. The Australians

The second day's play at St. Helen's Ground, Swansea.


Commentator: Brian Johnston
Summaries: J. C. Clay
Television presentation: Dafydd Gruffydd

: Watch with Mother: Picture Book

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


Presenter: Patricia Driscoll
Editor: Maria Bird

: Cricket: Glamorgan v. The Australians

From St. Helen's Ground, Swansea.

: Children's Television: Tit for Tat

Every summer in Denmark farmers offer free holidays to schoolchildren who live in towns. In this exciting film you can see the adventures of Greta and Peter, who spend their holiday on a farm by the sea.
The story is told by Anne Lloyd.
(Previously televised in February 1956)


Narrator: Anne Lloyd

: Cricket: Glamorgan v. The Australians

From St. Helen's Ground, Swansea.
(to 18.30 app.)

: Today's Sport

Presenting stop-press news and some of today's big sporting moments on film.
Introduced by Cliff Michelmore.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore

: 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 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

: The Holiday Show

with Terry-Thomas and Joan Regan, David Berglas, Ormonde Douglas, Moris, Marty, and Mitch, Billy Baxter, Jimmy Day, Gerry Singer, The Show Dancers, The George Mitchell Singers.
(Joan Regan is appearing at the Empire, Finsbury Park, London)


Comedian: Terry-Thomas
Singer: Joan Regan
Magician: David Berglas
Baritone: Ormonde Douglas
Comedians: Moris, Marty, and Mitch
Comedian: Billy Baxter
Guitarist: Jimmy Day
Performer: Gerry Singer
Dancers: The Show Dancers
Dance direction: Ernest Maxin
Singers: The George Mitchell Singers
Orchestrations: Arthur Wilkinson
Orchestrations: Peter Knight
Orchestrations: Bob Sharples
Orchestra conducted by: Eric Robinson
Designer: Audley Southcott
Script: S.C. Green
Script: R.M. Hills
Producer: Ernest Maxin

: Away from It All: 1: In the Country

A summer search with Christopher Chataway.
This programme tries to find out what life would be like for a young townsman if he left the hustle and bustle of the big city and went to live in the country.
Written and directed by Stephen Hearst.
A series of four programmes
See facing page and page 9


Presenter: Christopher Chataway
Photographed by: A. A. Englander, F.R.P.S.
Film editor: Sheila S. Tomlinson
Writer/director: Stephen Hearst
Producer: Richard Cawston

: Foreign Correspondent

A feature film.
[Starring] Joel McCrea, Herbert Marshall, Laraine Day and George Sanders
Sent to Europe to cover the political situation in 1939, an American reporter investigates the activities of an international group fighting against peace, and narrowly misses death in the course of his adventures in London and Amsterdam.


Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Johnny Jones: Joel McCrea
Stephen Fisher: Herbert Marshall
Carol Fisher: Laraine Day
ffolliot: George Sanders
Van Meer: Albert Bassermann
Krug: Eduardo Ciannelli

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