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: International Women's Hockey: England v. Ireland

From Wembley Stadium.
Commentator, Peter West assisted by Marjorie Pollard
(See foot of page)

Women's Hockey: England v. Ireland
This afternoon the English Women's hockey team will play Ireland at Wembley Stadium, and about any match between these two old 'foes' there is always an air of eager anticipation and excitement.
The first time the two countries met was in 1896, in the days of sweeping long skirts, straw boater hats, and matches played in private (otherwise roughs and toughs broke up the game!). Ever since then, except for the war years, the matches have gone on and Ireland has beaten England only three times - in 1896, 1908, and 1950. Nevertheless these annual matches have always been keen, close, and most spirited affairs.
When the venture to play women's hockey at Wembley Stadium was first made in 1951 it seemed natural, somehow, that Ireland should on that occasion be England's opponent. So before an excited crowd of 30,000 (a record then) England beat the Irish by 6 goals to 1.
This afternoon, the two countries meet again, though the old 'foes' of over sixty years standing will not be battling in private as in the old days, for at Wembley Stadium there will be some 50,000 spectators, and many thousands more watching on television. (Marjorie Pollard)


Commentator: Peter West
Assistant Commentator: Marjorie Pollard
Television Presentation: Antony Craxton

: Movie Museum: Don't Park There

The late Will Rogers, famous American comedy star, copes with the problems of parking in this film about the hazards of the early days of motoring.


[Actor]: Will Rogers

: Children's Television presents: The Lone Ranger: White Hawk's Decision

White Hawk returns from the white man's college with new ideas to save his tribe from ruin. His evil brother, jealous of White Hawk's influence with the braves, tries to start an Indian war. A very exciting film, with the Lone Ranger between two fires!


The Lone Ranger: Clayton Moore
Tonto: Jay Silverheels

: Children's Television: Fun Book

Opened by Sandy Sandford
John Madin at the electric organ
The Lions, The Tigers, The Leopards, The Panthers
The "Fun Book" Skiffle Group
"Beat the Champions"
"Lucky Dip"


Presenter: Sandy Sandford
Organist: John Madin
Musicians: The "Fun Book" Skiffle Group
Presented by: Gerald Wiltshire

: Children's Television: Potts and the Phantom Piper: 6: The Stranger in the Dungeon

by Lane Meddick.
[Starring] Humphrey Lestocq


Writer: Lane Meddick
Designer: Gordon Roland
Producer: Desmond O'Donovan
Peter Potts: Humphrey Lestocq
Mike Maroney: George Tovey
Angus McDrew: John Rae
Mrs. Flint: Hilary Mason
James McWissle: Mac Piclon
Professor Spenser: Olivier Burt
Terry Spenser: Maureen Beck
Herr Spitzbauer: Maurice Durant
Lloyd: John Saunders
Stannard: Peter Vaughan
P.C. Buchanan: John Dunbar

: Today's Sport

Kenneth Wolstenholme gives today's football, racing and major sports results.


Presenter: Kenneth Wolstenholme

: Six-Five Special

Climb aboard the Six-Five Special
Jo Douglas and Pete Murray introduce among others:
Tommy Steele and his Steelmen, The Vipers' Skiffle Group, Mike and Bernie Winters, Charles Yates.
Guest star: Big Bill Broonzy
Featuring Sport: Freddie Mills
Star Spotlight on: The Boulting Brothers
See page 5


Presenter: Jo Douglas
Presenter: Pete Murray
Group: Tommy Steele and his Steelmen
Musicians: The Vipers' Skiffle Group
Comedian: Mike Winters
Comedian: Bernie Winters
Performer: Charles Yates
Musician/guest star: Big Bill Broonzy
Sports presenter: Freddie Mills
Guests: The Boulting Brothers
Script: Trevor Peacock
Producer: Josephine Douglas
Producer: Jack Good

: Hey Jeannie!

[Starring] Jeannie Carson in the film series Hey Jeannie!


Jeannie MacLennan: Jeannie Carson

: Dixon of Dock Green: 9: Rock, Rattle, and Roll

Written by Ted Willis.
[Starring] Jack Warner as Dixon of Dock Green


Writer: Ted Willis
Designer: Richard Wilmot
Production: Douglas Moodie
P.C. George Dixon: Jack Warner
Bill Harvey: Harry Locke
Jess: Frank Atkinson
Andy Crawford: Peter Byrne
Mary: Jeannette Hutchinson
Sergeant Flint: Arthur Rigby
P.C. 'Tubb' Barrell: Neil Wilson
P.C. Jenkins: David Lyn
Daisy: Jill Johnson
Jennie Harvey: Mai Bacon
Sgt. Grace Millard: Moira Mannion
Chris: Norman Osborne
Jim: Ronald Clarke
Dor: Diane Todd
Marlene: Shane Cordell
Mr. Bell: Eric Dodson
Barney: Arthur Mason

: Saturday Comedy Hour: The Dave King Show

[Starring] Dave King
with Yana, Leigh Madison, The Four Jones Boys, Peter West, The Mackell Twins, Jimmy Lee, Vie Riscoe, The Show Dancers, The George Mitchell Singers.


Comedian: Dave King
Singer: Yana
[Actress]: Leigh Madison
Singers: The Four Jones Boys
Stooge: Peter West
Dancers: The Mackell Twins
Performer: Jimmy Lee
[Actress]: Vie Riscoe
Dancers: The Show Dancers
Dance direction: Ernest Maxin
Singers: The George Mitchell Singers
Musical associate: Bill Snaith
Orchestra conducted by: Eric Robinson
Designer: Tony Abbott
Script: S.C. Green
Script: R.M. Hills
Producer: Ernest Maxin

: Twenty Questions

The Lord Mayor of Leicester Alderman A. Halkyard, C.B., M.C., T.D., D.L. and other personalities of Leicester present the objects to Drusilla Beyfus, Richard Dimbleby Jack Train, Anona Winn who ask all the questions
Roy Rich in the chair
Norman Hackforth announces the objects
Cartoons by Bruce Angrave
("Twenty Questions" is televised by arrangement with Maurice Winnick)


Panellist: Drusilla Beyfus
Panellist: Richard Dimbleby
Panellist: Jack Train
Panellist: Anona Winn
Chairman: Roy Rich
Announcer: Norman Hackforth
Cartoons: Bruce Angrave
Associate Producer: C.F. Meehan
Producer: Josephine Douglas

: Star Choice presents: The White Steed

[Starring] Barry Fitzgerald and Dan O'Herlihy
with Sallie Brophy.
A series of film plays presenting stars in stories of their own choosing.


[Actress]: Sallie Brophy
[Actor]: Barry Fitzgerald
[Actor]: Dan O'Herlihy

: In a Dancing Mood

with Edmundo Ros and his Orchestra at The Edmundo Ros Club, London.
Master of Ceremonies, Alex Macintosh

Sport in the West of England and South Wales


Musicians (In a Dancing Mood): Edmundo Ros
Master of Ceremonies (In a Dancing Mood): Alex Macintosh
Presented for television by (In a Dancing Mood): Dennis Monger

: Moira Lister tells a story: Her Son

by Fialho d'Almeida.
(A film series)


Author: Fialho D'Almeida
Storyteller: Moira Lister

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