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: Athletics: Great Britain's Olympic Teams

The final pre-Olympic appearance of the athletics teams before their departure for Melbourne.
From the Withdean Stadium, Brighton.
The men's team compete against a combined Oxford and Cambridge Universities team and the women's team against the Southern Counties Women's Amateur Athletic Association.


Commentator: Michael Henderson
Presented for television by: Humphrey Fisher

: Gardening Club

Percy Thrower demonstrates the planting of raspberries, blackcurrants, and gooseberries.
He also shows the correct method of planting a cordon fruit tree and recommends varieties of apples and pears suitable for this method of cultivation.
Seasonal work out-of-doors includes sowing broad beans and making garden compost, and indoors bringing the bulbs into the light for flowering at Christmas time.
(A BBC telerecording)


Presenter: Percy Thrower
Producer: John Furness

: Adventures of the Big Man: The Frightened Angels

[Starring] Wayne Morris in a second showing of the film The Frightened Angels


Bill Pierce: Wayne Morris

: Amos 'n' Andy: Restitution

[Starring] Amos 'n' Andy in a second showing of the film Restitution

: Children's Television

For Older Children
Thunder Mountain
[Starring] The Cisco Kid
Construction of a new railway line is held up by the Indians, who feel it will offend the mountain gods. A crooked rancher plays on their fears for his own ends. By a clever trick Cisco and Pancho attempt to turn the tables on the bad men and restore the Indians' confidence.

Potts in Parovia: 5: The Leaflet Raid
The adventures of ex-Flight Lieutenant Potts by Desmond O'Donovan and Ingram D'Abbes.
[Starring] Humphrey Lestocq


Writer/producer (Potts in Parovia): Desmond O'Donovan
Writer (Potts in Parovia): Ingram D'Abbes
Designer (Potts in Parovia): Austen Spriggs
Film cameraman (Potts in Parovia): Peter Sargent
Film editor (Potts in Parovia): John Pullen
Peter Potts: Humphrey Lestocq
Mike: George Tovey
General Schmidt: Walter Gotell
Tony Quiva: Barrie Martin
Pedro: Trefor Jones
Jose: Edmund Warwick
Don Miguel Perrera y Quiva: Raymond Rollett
Don Julio Alonso Mendavo: Arthur Goullet
Claude Eaton-Smythe: John H. Watson
Laura Mendavo: Lynette Mills
Carlos: Innes Hirson

: Today's Sport

A round-up of today's sporting highlights.
Introduced by Kenneth Wolstenholme.


Presenter: Kenneth Wolstenholme

: In Town Tonight

Interesting people who are In Town Tonight.
(Simultaneous broadcast with all Home Services except Northern Ireland, Scottish, and Welsh)


Edited and produced by: Peter Duncan
Interviewer: John Ellison
Interviewer: Pauline Tooth
Assistant Producer: Joyce Bullen

: Saturday-Night Out

Join "The Man with the Mike" and BBC Television Outside Broadcast cameras to
See things happen!
When they happen!
Where they happen!
A weekly series edited by Peter Webber and Derek Burrell-Davis.


Presented by: Ray Lakeland
Editor: Peter Webber
Editor: Derek Burrell-Davis

: The Other Man: Episode 3

A Francis Durbridge serial in six episodes.
[Starring] Tony Britton and Duncan Lamont
(Tony Britton appears by permission of British Lion Film Corporation, Ltd.)


Writer: Francis Durbridge
Designer: Roy Oxley
Billie Reynolds: Vanda Godsell
Detective-Inspector Ford: Duncan Lamont
Roger Ford: David Tilley
Detective-Sergeant Broderick: Victor Brooks
Robin Craven: Philip Guard
David Henderson: Tony Britton
Chris Reynolds: Ian Whittaker
Dr. Sheldon: Jack Lambert
Ralph Merson: Peter Copley
Mrs. Williams: Brenda Cowling
P.C. Sanders: Ronald Baddiley

: Saturday Comedy Hour presents: The Norman Wisdom Show

[Starring] Norman Wisdom
with Marion Keene and Eddie Leslie, Jeremy Hawk, Gay Owen, The Show Dancers,
The George Mitchell Singers


Comedian: Norman Wisdom
Singer: Marion Keene
[Actor]: Eddie Leslie
Comedian: Jeremy Hawk
[Actor]: Gay Owen
Dancers: The Show Dancers
Dance direction: Ernest Maxin
Singers: The George Mitchell Singers
Musical associate: Bill Snaith
Orchestra conducted by: Eric Robinson
Designer: Audley Southcott
Producer: Ernest Maxin

: 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: G. B. Lupino

: Tall Story Club

Robert MacDermot endeavours to control the imagination of the storytellers, who tonight include:
Lord Brabazon of Tara, Jack Train and two guests.


Chairman: Robert MacDermot
Panellist: Lord Brabazon of Tara
Panellist: Jack Train
Devised by: George Margo
Presented by: Christopher Doll

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