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: Cricket: Fifth Test Match: England v. Australia

The first of four visits to the Oval to see play on the second day of the match.
Commentators: Brian Johnston and E. W. Swanton with summaries by Jack Fingleton.
(to 13.30)


Commentator: Brian Johnston
Commentator: E. W. Swanton
Summariser: Jack Fingleton
Television presentation: Antony Craxton

: Watch with Mother: The Woodentops

Stories about a family of wooden dolls who live on a farm.
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
(A BBC Television Film)


Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Voices: Eileen Browne
Voices: Josefina Ray
Voices: Peter Hawkins
Script and music: Maria Bird

: Children's Television

Gina Velden singing with her zither.

African Scene
Marjorie Juta tells you about her country with illustrations on film.

For Older Children
The Friday Western: Marked for Death
A blackmailing foreman is killed by a ranch owner, who accuses an innocent man of the murder. His plans are foiled by Range Rider and Dick West, who discover clues that bring justice to the ranch and ensure the downfall of the real criminal.


Singer/zither player: Gina Velden
Presenter (African Scene): Marjorie Juta

: Highlight

People, events, comments of today.
Introduced by Cliff Michelmore.


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.

: National Radio Show: Arenascope: NATO Night

(See facing page and page 6)

A display of military skill and entertainment presented by member countries of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation

The Mounted Trumpeters and Drum Horse of the Royal Horse Guards

1st Bn. Irish Guards Detachment Demonstration of Drill

Royal Navy Bo'sun's Chair Demonstration

Musique de la Deuxieme division d'Infanterie Belge
Chef de musique, Capitaine en premier Moerenhout

R.E.M.E. Jeep Assembly Teams

Army M.T. School Motor Cycle Display

Batteries Napoleoniennes de la Garde Republicaine

Army Physical Training Corps Gymnastic Display

Royal Air Force Ceremonial Drill Unit Continuity Drill

Pipe Band of the Royal Canadian Air Force
Band Officer, Flying Officer H.V. Wilson

Band of the Royal Regiment of Artillery
Director of Music, Captain S.V. Hays

Band of the U.S. Army 32nd A.A.A. Brigade
Director of Music, C.W.O. B.J. Smith

Grand Parade and Salute

at 8.0 this evening


Commentator: Berkeley Smith
Arranged by: Ivan Gilman
Producer: Robin Scott

: Nom-De-Plume: No. 14: The Man With a Hundred Hands

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] Hubert Gregg
The action takes place in London in 1857.
The name by which the principal character is commonly known will be revealed only towards the end of the story.
(Nom-de-Plume is based on a series by Hector and Dorothy Crawford)


Writer: Robert Furnival
Music composed by: Antony Hopkins
Producer: Charles Lefeaux
Clarinet played by: Gervase de Peyer
Designer: Gordon Roland
Richard Roe: Peter Copley
James Saward: Hubert Gregg
The girl: Shane Cordell
Henry Atwell: Michael Balfour
Slippery Saunders: William Fox
John Doe: Edward Wade
Police Inspector Sharp: William Mervyn
Police Sgt. Keen: Brian Wilde
The dupe: Richard Bebb
Waiter: Bart Allison
Other parts played by: Jeffrey Gardiner
Other parts played by: Charles Hersey
Other parts played by: Ian Thompson
Other parts played by: Violet Parry

: Joyce Grenfell Requests the Pleasure

of your company tonight, with Daphne Oxenford and Elisabeth Welch.


Comedienne/singer/Original lyrics and material: Joyce Grenfell
Singer: Daphne Oxenford
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

: Asian Club

Men and women from Asian countries put questions to G. M. Godden, O.B.E., Matron of Hammersmith Hospital.
Chairman, Khushwant Singh
A recording of this meeting of Asian Club will be broadcast in the regular weekly series in the Far Eastern and Eastern Services of the BBC.


Panellist: G. M. Godden, O.B.E.
Chairman: Khushwant Singh
Producer: Philip Daly
Producer: Donald Baverstock

: Meet Lorrae Desmond

with a guest or two and Norman Percival and his Music.
Followed by The Weather and Close Down


Singer: Lorrae Desmond
Musicians: Norman Percival and his Music
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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