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: Lawn Tennis: Hard Court Championships of Great Britain

BBC Television Outside Broadcast cameras visit the West Hants Lawn Tennis Club,
Bournemouth, to cover some of the final events.


Commentator: Dan Maskell
Commentator: Michael Henderson
Presented for television by: Ronald Webster

: Mainly for Women presents: Keep Fit with Eileen Fowler

A weekly series of exercises to music.
From the BBC's Midland television studio

A pamphlet giving notes on these exercises (Price 9d.) and a Folder for Women's Television Notes (Price 2s.) may be obtained, post free, from [address removed]. (Crossed postal order, please-not stamps.)


Exerciser: Eileen Fowler
Arranged by: Ann Shead
Presented by: Desmond O'Leary

: Lawn Tennis: Hard Court Championships of Great Britain

From the West Hants Lawn Tennis Club, Bournemouth.

: Watch with Mother: The Woodentops

For the Very Young
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
(A BBC Television Film)


Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Voices: Eileen Browne
Voices: Josefina Ray
Voices: Peter Hawkins
Script and music: Maria Bird

: Lawn Tennis: Hard Court Championships of Great Britain

From the West Hants Lawn Tennis Club, Bournemouth.

: Children's Television presents: Rex Milligan: 5: The Bogus Formula

A series of plays by Anthony Buckeridge

(A BBC telerecording of the broadcast on May 13, 1956)


Writer: Anthony Buckeridge
Producer: Pharic MacLaren
Film Cameraman: David Prosser
Film Editor: John Pullen
The Sheldrake Juniors - Rex Milligan: Paul Streather
The Sheldrake Juniors - Jigger Johnson: Anthony Bryant
The Sheldrake Juniors - J.O. Stagg: Anthony Valentine
The Sheldrake Juniors - Alfie Cutforth: William Simons
Mr. Hunter, Headmaster of Sheldrake Grammar School: Anthony Sharp
Dr. Stallybone: Philip Ray
Mr. Pavlowski: Reginald Barratt
Mrs. Pinkey, Dr. Stallybone's housekeeper: Joan Sanderson
Policeman: Tom Bowan
Others taking part: Jack Bond
Others taking part: Barry Knight
Others taking part: Larry Dann
Others taking part: Maurice Lane
Others taking part: David Higson
Others taking part: Derek Hodgson

: Tonight

Look around with Cliff Michelmore.
with Derek Hart, Geoffrey Johnson Smith.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Reporter: Derek Hart
Reporter: Geoffrey Johnson Smith

: Gardening Club

A weekly date for enthusiasts to meet Percy Thrower and his gardening friends.

Most spring bulbs are now over and Percy Thrower gives advice on clearing the beds and heeling in the bulbs. He also discusses the mulching of newly planted shrubs, and plants a window box for summer flowering.
In the Royal Horticultural Society's Gardens at Wisley the rhododendrons on Battleston Hill are at their best. F. P. Knight, the Director, shows some of the varieties to be found there and demonstrates how new ones are evolved by hybridisation.


Presenter/gardener: Percy Thrower
Guest: F. P. Knight
Producer: John Furness

: The Grove Family: Gran's Birthday

by Trevor Peacock.


Writer: Trevor Peacock
Based on the series devised by: Michael Pertwee
Based on the series devised by: Roland Pertwee
Director: Richard West
Producer: John Warrington
Mr. Grove: Edward Evans
Mrs. Grove: Ruth Dunning
Pat: Carole Mowlam
Jack: Peter Bryant
Daphne: Margaret Downs
Lennie: Christopher Beeny
Gran: Nancy Roberts
Miss Jones: Nan Braunton
Rodney: Sam Jephcott
Jane: Mary Holland
Mrs. Prescott-Grayland: Madoline Thomas
Mr. Phelps: George Howe
Mr. Dodd: Arthur Hosking

: Up for the Cup

McDonald Hobley invites you to the final of Up for the Cup.
from London with Leslie Welch the 'Memory Man' and Robin Richmond at the electric organ.


Presenter: McDonald Hobley
The 'Memory Man': Leslie Welch
Organist: Robin Richmond
Devised and written by: Dennis Yates
Presented by: Kenneth Milne-Buckley

: Association Football: England v. Young England

(See column 1 and page 5)

A visit to Highbury Stadium for the second half of the game.


Commentator: Kenneth Wolstenholme
Presented for television by: Dennis Monger

: Half the World Away: 2: Hong Kong

A series of three programmes in which Christopher Chataway meets young men and women of his own generation in Asia.


Presenter/Film script and commentary: Christopher Chataway
Film script and commentary/director: Stephen Hearst
Film Cameraman: Peter Hamilton
Film Recordist: Michael Colomb
Film Editor: Harry Hastings
Producer: Richard Cawston

: Canadian Television Theatre: Passport to Yesterday

by Enid Rollins.

A woman wakes one day in Nice and cannot remember who she is or where she has been. Frightened, she begins to try to retrace the strange events of her past.
(A telerecording presented by arrangement with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation)


Writer: Enid Rollins
Producer: Ronald Weyman
Supervising producer: Sydney Newman
Designer: Nikolai Soloviov
Karen: Ann Morrish
Sinokey: Patrick MacNee

: Report from America: Weather Gone Wild

A five-year drought has ended in the great plains of Texas and Oklahoma. Violent blizzards have struck an area where only eight weeks ago pictures of dusty wastes and gigantic sandstorms were being taken to show what happens when no rain falls for five years. In contrast other parts of the vast American continent struggle with the fury of floods as West Virginia, Tennessee, and Ohio are struck by hurricanes 'Connie' and 'Diane'.
Produced and directed for the British Broadcasting Corporation and for the United States Information Agency by Don Cash.


Narrator: Joseph C. Harsch
Producer/Director: Don Cash

: News

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