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: The Boat Race

from Putney to Mortlake.
The one hundred and third race of the series.
Oxford (45 wins) challenges Cambridge (56 wins)

On the riverside at Putney, Brian Johnston and T.B. Langton
On the launch "Everest" which follows the race from start to finish, Michael Henderson and Brian Venner
See page 3
(to 13.00)


Commentator: Brian Johnston
Commentator: T.B. Langton
Commentator: Michael Henderson
Commentator: Brian Venner

: Association Football: Schoolboys' International: England v. Wales

BBC Television Outside Broadcast cameras visit the Empire Stadium, Wembley, to see the second half of today's schoolboys' international match.


Commentator: Kenneth Wolstenholme
Presented for television by: Peter Webber

: Children's Television presents: The Lone Ranger: Quarter-Horse War

There's a race for big money between an Indian pony and a white man's quarter-horse, and the Indians come to town in strength to cheer their pony on. When the race is over the prize-money has disappeared, and an ugly situation threatens. Can Lone Ranger find the money or will there be war?


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: Boat Race Blues

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


Writer/producer: Kevin Sheldon
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 Josephine Douglas and Pete Murray.
Introducing among others Tommy Steele and his Steelmen, Jack Brymer, Patti Lewis, Humphrey Lyttelton and his Band, Mike Winters and Bernie Winters.
Featuring Sport: Freddie Mills
Star Spotlight on: Ian Carmichael


Presenter/Producer: Josephine Douglas
Presenter: Pete Murray
Musicians: Tommy Steele and his Steelmen
Clarinettist: Jack Brymer
Singer: Patti Lewis
Musicians: Humphrey Lyttelton and his Band
Comedian: Mike Winters
Comedian: Bernie Winters
Sports presenter: Freddie Mills
Guest: Ian Carmichael
Additional Research: Ken Midwood
Script: Trevor Peacock
Producer: Jack Good

: Party Political Television Broadcast

on behalf of the Labour Party
The Rt. Hon. George Brown M.P. , is questioned on Labour's Defence Policy by Sydney Jacobson, Political Editor of the Daily Mirror and Sunday Pictorial.


Interviewee: The Rt. Hon. George Brown
Interviewer: Sydney Jacobson

: Hey, Jeannie!

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


Jeannie MacLennan: Jennie Carson

: Dixon of Dock Green: 12: Silver Jubilee

[Starring] Jack Warner as Dixon of Dock Green in some stories of a London policeman by Ted Willis.


Writer: Ted Willis
Designer: Richard Wilmot
Production: Douglas Moodie
P.C. George Dixon: Jack Warner
P.C. 'Tubb' Barrell: Neil Wilson
Sergeant Flint: Arthur Rigby
Inspector Dix: John Arnatt
P.C. Glyn Jenkins: David Lyn
Alfle Soames: Robin Willett
Andy Crawford: Peter Byrne
Mary: Jeanette Hutchinson
Ives: Charles Lamb
Bessie Reed: Dorothy Gordon
Sgt. Grace Millard: Moira Mannion
Charlie: Robin Ford
Joe: Philip Howard

: Saturday Comedy Hour presents: The Benny Hill Show

starring Benny Hill aided and abetted by Jeremy Hawk and featuring June Richmond, Edmund Hockridge, Peter Haigh, Susan Denny, Patricia Hayes, The Tommy Linden Dancers.
Written by Dave Freeman and Benny Hill.


Comedian/writer: Benny Hill
[Actor]: Jeremy Hawk
Singer: June Richmond
Baritone: Edmund Hockridge
Performer: Peter Haigh
[Actress]: Susan Denny
[Actress]: Patricia Hayes
Dancers: The Tommy Linden Dancers
Dance direction: Tommy Linden
Musical arrangements and orchestra conducted by: Bob Sharples
Musical associate: Ivor Raymonde
Writer: Dave Freeman
Designer: George Djurkovic
Producer: John Street

: Twenty Questions

George Stephen, Lord Provost and Lord Lieutenant of the City of Aberdeen and other personalities of Aberdeen 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
Guest: George Stephen
Chairman: Roy Rich
Announcer: Norman Hackforth
Cartoons: Bruce Angrave
Associate Producer: C.F. Meehan
Producer: Josephine Douglas

: In a Dancing Mood

A visit to the Dance News Ball for the presentation of The Carl-Alan National Dancing Awards for 1956-57.
David Jacobs introduces the evening's entertainment.
The 751st United States Air Force Band under the direction of Louis C. Kriebel (by permission of Major General Roscoe C. Wilson, Commander, 3rd Air Force)
George Dorlis, The Penge Formation Team, Don Harper and his hot fiddle with Gillian Lynne
Dance competition for £250 between Sonny Binick and Sally Brock, Wally Fryer and Violet Barnes, Ronnie Aldrich and the Squadronaires.
From the Carlton Rooms, London
See page 4


Presenter: David Jacobs
Musicians: The 751st United States Air Force Band
Band under the direction of: Louis C. Kriebel
Dancer: George Dorlis
Dancers: The Penge Formation Team
Fiddler: Don Harper
Dancer: Gillian Lynne
Dancer: Sonny Binick
Dancer: Sally Brock
Dancer: Wally Fryer
Dancer: Violet Barnes
Musicians: Ronnie Aldrich and the Squadronaires
Presented for television by: Derek Burrell-Davis

: Sports Special

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


Presenter: Kenneth Wolstenholme
Editor: Paul Fox
Editor: Ronnie Noble
Presented by: Tom Millett

: News; Weather and Close Down

10.55 app. Sport in the West of England and South Wales

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