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: Cricket: M.C.C. v. West Indies

A visit to Lord's for the second day's play in the match between the Touring Team and the M.C.C.
(to 13.30)


Commentator: Brian Johnston
Commentator: E. W. Swanton
Television presentation by: Antony Craxton

: Mainly for Women

What's in a Face?
Jacques Penry analyses the faces of a group of women and illustrates his method of reading character.
See page 57

Quick and Easy Dressmaking
The second showing of the film of the Summer Dress demonstrated last Wednesday.

Grecian Holiday
John Chear shows film he shot in Athens and Olympia during a cruise last summer.


Psychologist (What's in a Face?): Jacques Penry
Presenter/filmmaker (Grecian Holiday): John Chear
Producer: Monica Sims

: Watch with Mother: Picture Book

For the Very Young
Pages turned by Patricia Driscoll.
(A BBC Television Film)


Presenter: Patricia Driscoll
Editor: Maria Bird

: Children's Television: Studio E

Your Monday Magazine Studio 'E' visits Birmingham where Vera McKechnie introduces

Max Robertson who recalls Lindbergh's solo flight from New York to Paris thirty years ago today.
See page 5

Percy Thrower who talks about miniature gardens.

James Pestridge and a veterinary surgeon

Cats, Dogs, and Us
Peter Mander and Audrey June

Country boy meets American girl
Ivan Browne in a musical preview of Empire Day.

Larry Parker and assistant


Presenter: Vera McKechnie
Item presenter: Max Robertson
Research: Basil Clarke
Gardener: Percy Thrower
Item presenter: James Pestridge
Item presenter (Cats, Dogs, and Us): Peter Mander
Item presenter (Cats, Dogs, and Us): Audrey June
Singer (Country boy meets American girl): Ivan Browne
Magician: Larry Parker
Editor/producer: Michael Bowen
Assisted by: Peter Scroggs

: Tonight

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: Behind the Headlines: The Royal Visit to Denmark

A news film preview of Copenhagen and the people of Denmark who will be hosts to Her Majesty the Queen and His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh.
Introduced by Godfrey Talbot from Copenhagen.


Presenter: Godfrey Talbot

: The O. Henry Playhouse

Thomas Mitchell plays the part of O. Henry the American author in this series of films based on his short stories.


O. Henry: Thomas Mitchell

: Drake's Progress

[Starring] Charlie Drake and Irene Handl
featuring Warren Mitchell and Willoughby Goddard, Pamela Manson.


Scriptwriter: George Wadmore
Scriptwriter: Charlie Drake
Incidental music: Jackie Brown
Designer: Richard Wilmot
Devised and produced by: George Inns
Comedian: Charlie Drake
Comedienne: Irene Handl
[Actor]: Warren Mitchell
[Actor]: Willoughby Goddard
[Actress]: Pamela Manson

: The 'Star' Ball and Ballroom Championships

Join BBC Outside Broadcast cameras at Earls Court for The 'Star' Ball and Ballroom Championships.
See panel and page 5

Dancing to the music of Joe Loss and his Orchestra, Victor Silvester and his Ballroom Orchestra, Eric Winstone and his Orchestra.
Formation Team Championship, Junior Tournament Grand Final, Amateur Championship (Second Round)
at 11.00- Amateur Grand Final, Formation Championship Final, Professional Grand Final
Display by the Denmark Formation team
Rock 'n' Roll demonstration fanfare by the trumpeters of Kneller Hall


Musicians: Joe Loss and his Orchestra
Musicians: Victor Silvester and his Ballroom Orchestra
Musicians: Eric Winstone and his Orchestra
Commentator: John Ellison
Commentator: Roma Fairley
Presented for Television by: Noble Wilson

: Association Football: World Cup (Preliminary Round) - The Republic of Ireland v. England

A BBC Television filmed report of yesterday's match in Dublin.


Commentator: David Coleman

: Panorama

Television's Window on the World.
Every Monday the Panorama team of special contributors using film and television cameras - focuses on events and personalities of the moment.


Producer: Michael Peacock
Producer: Charles Wheeler

: Picture Parade

A weekly magazine of films and film personalities.
Introduced by Peter Haigh and Derek Bond.


Presenter: Peter Haigh
Presenter: Derek Bond
Presented by: Alan Sleath

: Behind the Camera: 2

A series of fortnightly programmes in which modern photographers discuss their work and methods.
This week Houston Rogers introduces Vivienne who specialises in portraits of celebrities.


Presenter: Houston Rogers
Interviewee: Vivienne Rogers
Producer: Christopher Doll

: The 'Star' Ball and Ballroom Championships

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at 11.0
Amateur Grand Final
Formation Championship Final
Professional Grand Final

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