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: Badminton Horse Trials: Third Day: Jumping

Outside broadcast cameras cover some of the jumping during the last part of this three-day event.


Commentator: Dorian Williams
Commentator: Raymond Brooks-Ward
Presented by: Nicholas Crocker

: Racing from Sandown Park: Whitbread Gold Cup

In addition viewers will see:

The Esher Cup over 1 mile for three year olds only

The Guildford Handicap Stakes over 1J miles for four year olds and upwards

Peter O'Sullevan describes the racing.
Clive Graham identifies the runners and riders in the Parade Ring, and John Rickman interviews in the Paddock.
See top of page and page 5


Commentator: Peter O'Sullevan
Paddock commentator: Clive Graham
Interviewer: John Rickman
Presented for television by: John Vernon

: Children's Television presents: The Lone Ranger - Trouble at Tylerville


The Lone Ranger: Clayton Moore
Tonto: Jay Silverheels

: Children's Television: Puss in Boots

A filmed story for children told by Johnny Morris.


Narrator: Johnny Morris

: Children's Television: Rex Milligan: Rex Milligan Keeps the Flag Flying

A series of plays by Anthony Buckeridge.
(A BBC telerecording of the broadcast on May 6, 1956)


Writer: Anthony Buckeridge
Producer: Pharic MacLaren
Film Cameraman: David Prosser
Film Editor: John Pullen
The: Sheldrake Juniors -
Rex Milligan: Paul Streather
Jigger Johnson: Anthony Bryant
J.O. Stagg: Anthony Valentine
Alfie Cutforth: William Simons
The: Tech. Juniors -
Spikey Andrews: Wilfrid Downing
Bubblegum Tucker: Melvyn Hayes
Mrs Tucker: Maud Long
Builder: Lane Meddick
Others taking part: Douglas Chapman
Others taking part: Graham Larkin
Others taking part: Roger Page
Others taking part: Kenneth Tyllsen
Others taking part: Andrew Vale
Others taking part: James Warren

: 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
Josephine Douglas and Pete Murray together with Humphrey Lyttelton and his Band introduce new 'Six-Five Specialists':
Jim Arthur, Leon Bell and his Hellcats, Jim Dale, Terry Dene and his Deneagers
The Johnny Lenniz Group featuring The Earl of Wharncliffe, The Peterson Brothers
Guest vocalist: Vera Day
Featuring Sport, Freddie Mills


Presenter: Josephine Douglas
Presenter: Pete Murray
Musicians: Humphrey Lyttelton and his Band
Performer: Jim Arthur
Group: Leon Bell and his Hellcats
Singer: Jim Dale
Group: Terry Dene and his Deneagers
Group: The Johnny Lenniz Group
Group: The Petersen Brothers
Guest vocalist: Vera Day
Sports presenter: Freddie Mills
Additional research: Kenneth Midwood
Scriptwriter: Trevor Peacock
Producer: Jack Good

: The Phil Silvers Show: You'll Never Get Rich: The Big Investigation

[Starring] Phil Silvers as Sergeant Bilko

The irrepressible Sergeant Bilko has a ready answer for a committee investigating Army waste and easy living. His attempts to impress the members with the spartan conditions in the Army prove successful - up to a point.


Sergeant Bilko: Phil Silvers

: Joyous Errand: Episode 4

A serial in six episodes by Ian Dallas from the novel by Denis B. Wylie.
[Starring] Ursula Howells, Peter Arne


Adapter: Ian Dallas
Author: Denis B. Wylie
Producer: Peter Lambert
Designer: Lawrence Broadhouse
Carrie Dean: Jacqueline Hill
Ruth Blair: Ursula Howells
Richard Kendal: Peter Arne
Max Parrott: Michael Warre
Doorman: Henry Longhurst
Old Man: Horace Sequeira
Smithy: Erik Chitty
Barman: Geoffrey Tyrrell
Ruby: Jose Richard
Glad: Marriott Watson
Eddy Toddy: Mark Daly
Spayer: David Lander
Adrian Millom: Geoffrey Wearing

: Saturday Comedy Hour presents: The Benny Hill Show

starring Benny Hill.
Aided and abetted by Jeremy Hawk and featuring Pia Beck, The Tanner Sisters,
Philip Harben, Susan Denny, Patricia Hayes, The Tommy Linden Dancers, The George Mitchell Singers.
Written by Dave Freeman and Benny Hill.


Comedian/writer: Benny Hill
[Actor]: Jeremy Hawk
Pianist: Pia Beck
Singers: The Tanner Sisters
Guest: Philip Harben
[Actress]: Susan Denny
[Actress]: Patricia Hayes
Dancers: The Tommy Linden Dancers
Singers: The George Mitchell Singers
Dance direction: Tommy Linden
Writer: Dave Freeman
Musical arrangements/conductor: Bob Sharples
Musical Associate: Ivor Raymonde
Designer: George Djurkovic
Producer: Duncan Wood
Producer: John Street

: Sundown

[Starring] George Sanders, Bruce Cabot and Gene Tierney
A fast-moving story of romance and adventure set against an exciting, colourful African background.


Coombes: George Sanders
William Crawford: Bruce Cabot
Zia: Gene Tierney

: Sports Special

Sportsview film cameras bring you today's sport tonight.

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