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: The Cup Final: Manchester United v. Aston Villa

played at the Empire Stadium, Wembley
(See above and page 5)

The F.A. Cup Final: Manchester United v. Aston Villa

2.15 How They Got There
A Sportsview film report on the finalists' road to Wembley

2.30 app. Community Singing
Organised by the 'Daily Express'
Conducted by Arthur Caiger, D.C.M.

2.55 Presentation of the teams to The Duke of Edinburgh

3.0 Kick-Off

3.55 Second Half

4.40 End of Match

4.45 Presentation of Cup and Medals by Her Majesty the Queen and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh

From the Empire Stadium, Wembley


Commentator: Kenneth Wolstenholme
Assisted by: Walley Barnes
Television Presentation: Alan Chivers

: Children's Television presents: The Lone Ranger: Harp for Hannah

For many years an old settler has been saving to buy a harp for his wife on her birthday. On his way to town he is attacked and robbed by the ne'er-do-well son of a powerful ranch-owner. Helpless against his rich enemies he is tricked into the clutches of the sheriff on a charge of attempted murder. One witness alone can save the day, but can Lone Ranger and Tonto find him?


Lone Ranger: Clayton Moore
Tonto: Jay Silverheels

: Children's Television: Potts and the Night Whistlers: 1: Diamonds in the Rough

by Desmond O'Donovan.
[Starring] Humphrey Lestocq


Writer/Producer: Desmond O'Donovan
Designer: Peter Alexander
Film Cameraman: David Prosser
Film Editor: Ron de Mattos
Dick Hamilton: Ronald Wilson
Inspector Power: Alastair Hunter
Sergeant Rogers: John H. Watson
Sprig: Michael Corcoran
Fairweather: Geoffrey Denton
Helder: Richard Shaw
Ho Lim: Yah Ming
Van Malien: Frederick Schiller
Peter Potts: Humphrey Lestocq
Mike Maroney: George Tovey
Brennan: Patrick Connor
Capricorn Jones: Roger Winton
Captain Tempest: Ellen Pollock

: Six-Five Special

Climb aboard the Six-Five Special with Josephine Douglas and Pete Murray introducing among others:
Johnny Dankworth and his Band, Lorrae Desmond, Rory Blackwell and his Group,
Bob Cort and his Skiffle, The Johnston Brothers, Mike Winters and Bernie Winters
Featuring Sport - Freddie Mills
See page 4


Presenter/Producer: Josephine Douglas
Presenter: Pete Murray
Musicians: Johnny Dankworth and his Band
Singer: Lorrae Desmond
Musicians: Rory Blackwell and his Group
Musicians: Bob Cort and his Skiffle Group
Singers: The Johnston Brothers
Comedian: Mike Winters
Comedian: Bernie Winters
Sports Presenter: Freddie Mills
Script: Trevor Peacock
Additional Research: Kenneth Midwood

: The Phil Silvers Show: The New Recruits

with Phil Silvers as Sergeant Bilko

Sergeant Bilko has unorthodox views on Army training. They include poker-playing and anything that shows a quick profit. An intake of new recruits provides a golden opportunity for him to put his theories into practice.


Sergeant Bilko: Phil Silvers

: Joyous Errand: Episode 5

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

(Peter Arne appears by permission of Associated British Picture Corporation Limited)


Author: Denis B. Wylie
Adapted by: Ian Dallas
Producer: Peter Lambert
Designer: Lawrence Broadhouse
Richard Kendal: Peter Arne
Ruth Blair: Ursula Howells
Max Parrott: Michael Warre
Carrie Dean: Jacqueline Hill
Adrian Millom: Geoffrey Wearing

: Saturday Comedy Hour presents: The Jimmy Wheeler Show

See page 4


Comedian: Jimmy Wheeler
Dance Direction: Larry Gordon
Musical Associate: Bill Snaith
Orchestra Director: Eric Robinson
Scriptwriter: Ronald Tate
Scriptwriter: John Antrobus
Scriptwriter: Alec Pleon
Musical Arrangements: Arthur Wilkinson
Designer: Tony Abbott
Producer: G.B. Lupino

: Star Choice presents: The Guardians

The story of a cattle ranger's protection of a new family on its small farm.
[Starring] Preston Foster and Barbara Hale
A series of film plays presenting stars in stories of their own choosing.


Sam Hodges: Preston Foster
[Actress]: Barbara Hale

: Donald Peers

sings songs of his own choice.


Singer: Donald Peers
Presented by: James Gilbert

: Miss England 1957

Outside Broadcast cameras visit the Astoria Ballroom, Nottingham for the finals of this national event.
Organised by Mecca Dancing
Ravic and Babs, A speciality on roller skates
Gene Mayo and his Dance Orchestra
Fanfare trumpeters from the Central Band of the R.A.F.
(by permission of the Air Council)
Compere, Peter West


Compere: Peter West
Roller skaters: Ravic and Babs
Musicians: Gene Mayo and his Dance Orchestra
Programme organised by: Eric Morley
Television presentation: David Martin

: 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, followed by Weather, and: Party Political Broadcast

on behalf of the Conservative Party
The Rt. Hon. Henry Brooke, M.P., Minister of Housing and Local Government and Minister for Welsh Affairs
(Recording of the broadcast at 9.15 p.m. in the Home Service)
(sound only)

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Speaker (Party Political Broadcast): The Rt. Hon. Henry Brooke

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