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: Cricket: Fifth Test Match: England v. Australia

A visit to the Oval to see the morning's play on the last day of the final Test.
Commentators: Brian Johnston and E. W. Swanton with summaries by Jack Fingleton.


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

: Mainly for Women: Your Own Time

A magazine of interest and entertainment for younger women.

Putting the Lid On It!
The new season's hats.

Is This Yours?
The strange case of lost property.
Marjorie Drayson

Current affairs by Honor Balfour.

At the Piano
Carmen del Rio

Introduced by Vera McKechnie.


Item presenter (Is This Yours?): Marjorie Drayson
Item presenter (Round-Up): Honor Balfour
Pianist (At the Piano): Carmen del Rio
Presenter: Vera McKechnie
Producer: Rosemary Hill

: Watch with Mother: Andy Pandy

For the Very Young
Maria Bird brings Andy to play with your small children and invites them to join in songs and games.
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
Gladys Whitred sings the songs
(A BBC Television Film)


Narrator/music, script and settings: Maria Bird
Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Singer: Gladys Whitred

: Children's Television

Cricket: Fifth Test Match: England v. Australia
A commentary for children by Brian Johnston.

The Black Tulip: 2: The Trial
by Alexandre Dumas.
Adapted as a serial in five parts by Estelle Holt
Additional dialogue by Naomi Capon.
(Michael Aldridge is appearing in 'Salad Days' at the Vaudeville Theatre; John Phillips is in 'Romanoff and Juliet' at the Piccadilly Theatre, London)


Commentator (Cricket): Brian Johnston
Author (The Black Tulip): Alexandre Dumas
Adapted by (The Black Tulip): Estelle Holt
Additional dialogue/Producer (The Black Tulip): Naomi Capon
Designer (The Black Tulip): Charles Lawrence
Gatekeeper: Peter Diamond
William Prince of Orange: Henry Davies
John de Witte: John Phillips
Cornelius de Witte: Gerald Andersen
Rosa: Sheila Shand-Gibbs
Greyfus, the gaoler: Mervyn Blake
Mynheer van Spennen: Michael Aldridge
Isaac Boxtel: Anthony Jacobs
Cornelius van Baerle: Douglas Wilmer
Sue: Margaret Boyd
Magistrate: Paul Whitsun-Jones
Other parts played by: Charles Saynor
Other parts played by: Ewart Wheeler
Other parts played by: Michael Cosmo
Other parts played by: Bart Allison
Other parts played by: Nigel Sharpe
Other parts played by: Patrick Milner
Other parts played by: Alexander Beaumont
Other parts played by: Clive Carson
Other parts played by: Alastair Speed
Other parts played by: Owen Berry
Other parts played by: Richard Holt
Other parts played by: Desmond Scott

: Championship Boxing: Johnny Williams v. Joe Erskine

A special BBC Television film of last night's fight for the British heavyweight championship at the Maindy Stadium, Cardiff.


Boxer: Johnny Williams
Boxer: Joe Erskine
Film editor: Dennis Edwards
Film editor: Alan Prentice
Written and presented by: Paul Fox
Written and presented by: Ronnie Noble

: National Radio Show: The Billy Cotton Band Show

Billy Cotton calls Wakey Wakey! for the Billy Cotton Band Show
featuring Alan Breeze, Doreen Stephens, The Leslie Roberts Silhouettes.
Dance direction by Leslie Roberts and star guests from the world of entertainment.


Presenter/bandleader: Billy Cotton
Musicians: The Billy Cotton Band
Singer: Alan Breeze
Singer: Doreen Stephens
Dancers: The Leslie Roberts Silhouettes
Dance direction: Leslie Roberts
Designer: Guy Sheppard
Production: Brian Tesler

: Tenth Edinburgh International Festival: Beethoven

Violin Concerto in D played by Isaac Stern (violin) and the Boston Symphony Orchestra.
Conductor, Charles Munch
Part of a concert given in the Usher Hall, Edinburgh.


Violinist: Isaac Stern
Musicians: The Boston Symphony Orchestra
[Orchestra] conductor: Charles Munch
Presented for television by: Noble Wilson

: National Radio Show: Arenascope: Ladies First!

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Forty minutes of entertainment by women from the Services, sport, and show business with The Dagenham Girl Pipers, The Luton Girls' Choir, Haute Ecole riding by Mrs. V.D.S. Williams, The W.R.A.F. P.T. Display Team, Women Rally Drivers' Contest, The election of the BBC Television 'Arenascope Sportsgirl' (Heats organised by Mecca Dancing), Irene Handl, Anne Shelton, Gracie Cole and her All Girls Orchestra.
With guests artists June Birch and June Robinson.

at 9.5 tonight


Pipers: The Dagenham Girl Pipers
Singers: The Luton Girls' Choir
Horse rider: Mrs. V.D.S. Williams
Comedienne: Irene Handl
Singer: Anne Shelton
Musicians: Gracie Cole and her All Girls Orchestra
Trumpeter: June Birch
Singer: June Robinson
Designer: Tony Abbott
Producer: Tony Scott

: Picture Parade

A weekly magazine programme of films and film personalities, including an excerpt from 'It's a Wonderful World' and an interview with Terence Morgan.
Introduced by Peter Haigh.


Interviewee: Terence Morgan
Presenter: Peter Haigh
Presented by: Alan Sleath

: Relax, Look, and Listen

A programme of jazz in the relaxed manner with The Dill Jones Trio and guest star
Tommy Whittle.
Introduced by Dill Jones.
Followed by The Weather and Close Down


Musicians: The Dill Jones Trio
Saxophonist: Tommy Whittle
Presenter: Dill Jones
Producer: John McGonagle

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