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: Greenwich Time Signal; Badminton: 1957 All-England Championships

A visit to the Empire Pool, Wembley, to see part of the finals of this international tournament.


Commentator: Max Robertson
Commentator: Harold Morland
Presented for television by: Douglas Fleming

: Hockey: England v. South Africa

BBC Outside Broadcast cameras are at Huntley and Palmers Sports Ground in Reading for the second half of this international match.
This is the first appearance of a representative South African side in this country.


Commentator: Peter West
Commentator: Steve Blatchford
Television presentation: Antony Craxton

: Badminton: 1957 All-England Championships

A further visit to The Empire Pool, Wembley.

: Children's Television presents: The Lone Ranger: Decision for Chris McKeever

A dramatic story of a two-hundred-mile trek across the wilderness, with the Lone Ranger and Tonto fighting to bring in a gang of bandits. A rattlesnake, quicksands, and treachery don't make their task any easier.....


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


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

: Children's Television: The Appleyards: Ski-High

(11th series)
Written and produced by Kevin Sheldon.


Writer/Producer: Kevin Sheldon
Designer: Peter Alexander
Film Cameraman: Peter Sargent
Film Editor: Ron de Mattos
Mum: Constance Fraser
Dad: Douglas Muir
Tommy: Derek Rowe
Margaret: Carole Olver
Hazel: Barbara Brown
John: David Edwards
Sally: Erica Houen
Mr. Spiller: C.B. Poultney

: 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
with Jo Douglas and Pete Murray introducing among others:
Tommy Steele and his Steelmen, Jill Day, Lonnie Donegan and his Skiffle Group, Humphrey Lyttelton and his Band.
Featuring Sport: Freddie Mills
Star Spotlight on: Sylvia Syms


Presenter: Jo Douglas
Presenter: Pete Murray
Group: Tommy Steele and his Steelmen
Singer: Jill Day
Group: Lonnie Donegan and his Skiffle Group
Musicians: Humphrey Lyttelton and his Band
Sports presenter: Freddie Mills
Guest: Sylvia Syms
Additional research: Kenneth Midwood
Script: Trevor Peacock
Producer: Josephine Douglas
Producer: Jack Good

: Hey, Jeannie!

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


Jeannie MacLennan: Jennie Carson

: Dixon of Dock Green: 11: The Gentle Scratcher

Some stories of a London policeman 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
Sgt. Flint: Arthur Rigby
P.C. Jenkins: David Lyn
Olive Fable: Jean Taylor Smith
Sgt. Grace Millard: Moira Mannion
Fred Fable: Lloyd Pearson
P.C. 'Tubb' Barrell: Neil Wilson
Mary: Jeannette Hutchinson
Andy Crawford: Peter Byrne
Mr. Burns: Campbell Gray

: Saturday Comedy Hour presents: The Eamonn Andrews Show

[Starring] Eamonn Andrews
with Edna Savage, Spike Milligan, Ike Hatch, Warren Mitchell, Janet Ball and The Show Dancers, The Voices of Vernons, The George Mitchell Singers.


Entertainer: Eamonn Andrews
Singer: Edna Savage
Comedian: Spike Milligan
Singer: Ike Hatch
[Actor]: Warren Mitchell
Dancer: Janet Ball
Dancers: The Show Dancers
Choreography: Paddy Stone
Singers: The Voices of Vernons
Singers: The George Mitchell Singers
Musical associate: Bill Snaith
Orchestra conducted by: Eric Robinson
Designer: Malcolm Goulding
Script: S.C. Green
Script: R.M. Hill
Producer: Ernest Maxin

: Twenty Questions

The Lord Mayor of Sheffield Alderman Robert Neill, J.P. and other personalities of Sheffield present the objects to Drusilla Beyfus, Richard Dimbleby, Jack Train, Anona Winn who ask all the questions
Roy Rich is in the chair
Norman Hackforth announces the objects

("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 High Green Wall

from a story by Evelyn Waugh.
[Starring] Joseph Cotten
with Thomas Gomez.
A series of film plays presenting stars in stories of their own choosing.


Author: Evelyn Waugh
Paul Henty: Joseph Cotten
McMaster: Thomas Gomez

: French Film Festival

French film stars, directors, and producers in London for the Festival, and scenes from some of the latest French films.
See page 4


Presented by: Christopher Doll

: Sports Special

Sportsview film cameras bring you today's sport tonight.
Introduced by Kenneth Wolstenholme.

10.35 app.-10.45 Sport in the West of England and South Wales


Presenter (Sports Special): Kenneth Wolstenholme
Editor (Sports Special): Paul Fox
Editor (Sports Special): Ronnie Noble
Presented by (Sports Special): Tom Millett

: The Weather; followed by: Party Political Broadcast

on behalf of the Labour Party
A guide to the new Rent Bill
What does it do? How will it affect us? How much more must we pay? What can we do about it?
Anthony Greenwood M.P. and Douglas Houghton M.P. answer the questions that everyone is asking.
(Recording of broadcast in the Home Service at 9.15 p.m.)
(Sound only)


Speaker (Party Political Broadcast): Anthony Greenwood, M.P.
Speaker (Party Political Broadcast): Douglas Houghton, M.P.

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