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: Cricket: Fifth Test Match: England v. Australia

The first of three visits to the Oval to see play on the fourth day of the final Test.
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

: Greenwich Time Signal; Mainly for Women: Countrywise

Roger Massey introduces:

A Walk by the Sea Shore
with Maxwell Knight and Gwynne Vevers

Looking for Wild Herbs
with Kay Sanecki.

Village Scrapbook
Compiled by the Women's Institute of St. Just-in-Roseland, Cornwall.

My Longest Run
Elsie Arnold recalls the opening night and two thousand performances of a famous musical comedy - "Chu Chin Chow," with songs by Bruce Trent and Barbara Leigh.
At the piano, Tom McCall

Introduced by Richard Pearson.

(Bruce Trent is appearing in "Plain and Fancy" at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane; Richard Pearson is appearing in "A Likely Tale" at the Globe Theatre, London)


Presenter: Roger Massey
Item presenter (A Walk by the Sea Shore): Maxwell Knight
Item presenter (A Walk by the Sea Shore): Gwynne Vevers
Item presenter(Looking for Wild Herbs): Kay Sanecki
Item presenter (My Longest Run): Elsie Arnold
Singer (My Longest Run): Bruce Trent
Singer (My Longest Run): Barbara Leigh
Pianist (My Longest Run): Tom McCall
Presenter (My Longest Run): Richard Pearson
Producer: Monica Sims

: 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

Little Tiger: 2
Vera McKechnie tells you the second of a series of stories about Tog, the little tiger, created in the drawings of Sheila Hawkins.

People in Books
Olive Shapley introduces you to two characters from 'Five Children and It' by E. Nesbitt.

Peter Alan's 'Top Ten'
Ten popular tunes chosen and played non-stop by Peter Alan and his Quartet.

Players in Position: 1: Full Back
A programme for young footballers in which experts demonstrate the skills of their positions.
Walley Barnes (ex-Arsenal and Captain of Wales)


Storyteller (Little Tiger): Vera McKechnie
Artist (Little Tiger): Sheila Hawkins
Presenter (People in Books): Olive Shapley
Musicians (Peter Alan's 'Top Ten'): Peter Alan and his Quartet
Presented by (Peter Alan's 'Top Ten'): Vere Lorrimer
Footballer (Players in Position): Walley Barnes
Commentary (Players in Position): Bill Latto

: Highlight

People, events, comments of today.
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 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: G. B. Lupino

: National Radio Show: Arenascope: Here's How

A trial of skill in twelve acts including George Sanger's Abyssinian Lions, The Flying Comets, The Ballet Montparnasse, Group One, The Hobbs Globe-Walkers, Dawn White and her Glamazons.
Compere, Archie McCulloch
Music by Eric Winstone and his Orchestra
(By permission of Butlin's Holiday Camps. Ltd.)


Entertainers: George Sanger's Abyssinian Lions
Acrobatics: The Flying Comets
Dancers: The Ballet Montparnasse
Performers: Group One
Performers: The Hobbs Globe-Walkers
Dancers: Dawn White and her Glamazons
Compere: Archie McCulloch
Musicians: Eric Winstone and his Orchestra
Arranged by: Roma Fairley
Arranged by: Bill Wright
Producer: James Buchan

: Away from It All: On an Island

A summer search with Christopher Chataway.

The last in this series of four programmes in which a towns-man finds out what it would be like to live somewhere off the beaten track.
Tonight's programme looks at life in the most distant part of the British Isles-the Shetlands.
Written and directed by Stephen Hearst.


Presenter: Christopher Chataway
Photographed by: Peter Hamilton
Film editor: Alan Martin
Writer/director: Stephen Hearst
Producer: Richard Cawston

: National Radio Show: Festival of British Popular Songs

In the fifth 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 Petula Clark, Dennis Hale, Janie Marden, The Kentones, The Bill McGuffie Quartet, The Concert Orchestra and George Mitchell Singers.
Tonight's musical directors: Stanley Black and Bill McGuffie


Presenter: Wilfrid Thomas
Singer: Petula Clark
Singer: Dennis Hale
Singer: Janie Marden
Singers: The Kentones
Musicians: The Bill McGuffie Quartet
Musicians: The Concert Orchestra
Singers: George Mitchell Singers
Musical director: Stanley Black
Musical director: Bill McGuffie
Designer: Richard Henry
Producer: Francis Essex

: A Germ of Civilisation

BBC Television Outside Broadcast cameras visit the Parish Church of St. Boniface, Bunbury, near Tarporley, Cheshire, to test the opinion of Samuel Taylor Coleridge that the Church of England has transplanted 'a germ of civilisation' to every parish throughout the kingdom.

: Story Time

[Starring] E. Eynon Evans
Followed by The Weather and Close Down


Storyteller: E. Eynon Evans

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