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: State Visit to Denmark

See foot of page and page 3
(to 11.55)

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

A visit to Lord's for the last 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: Antony Craxton

: Mainly for Women

Family Affairs: Problems of Living
The "Family Affairs" panel of experts discusses problems sent by viewers.
Dr. Winifred de Kok, Peggy Jay, Cyril Bibby, The Rev. Marcus Morris.
Olive Shapley in the Chair.
Letters to the Panel should be sent to "Family Affairs", [address removed]

Design Review: Taking the Lid off Luggage
Hand luggage chosen from the Design Centre and discussed by Moira Hallifax.

(A BBC Telerecording)


Panellist (Family Affairs: Problems of Living): Dr. Winifred de Kok
Panellist (Family Affairs: Problems of Living): Peggy Jay
Panellist (Family Affairs: Problems of Living): Cyril Bibby
Panellist (Family Affairs: Problems of Living): The Rev. Marcus Morris
Chairman (Family Affairs: Problems of Living): Olive Shapley
Producer (Family Affairs: Problems of Living): Beryl Radley
Presenter (Design Review): Moira Hallifax
Producer (Design Review): Joyce Bullen

: Watch with Mother: Andy Pandy

For the Very Young
Maria Bird brings Andy to play with your children and invites them to join in songs and games.
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
Gladys Whitred sings the songs
(A BBC Television Film)


Narrator/Script, music, and settings: Maria Bird
Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Singer: Gladys Whitred

: Children's Television presents: Sara Crewe: Part 4

A Victorian drama
Adapted in six parts by Penelope Knox from the book by Frances Hodgson Burnett.

(Rosamund Greenwood is appearing in "The Iron Duchess" at the Cambridge Theatre, London)


Author: Frances Hodgson Burnett
Adapted by: Penelope Knox
Producer: Naomi Capon
Sara Crewe: Carol Wolveridge
Winnie: Susan Westerby
Miss Minchin: Peggy Livesey
Miss Amelia: Rosamund Greenwood
Ermengarde: Susan Lyall Grant
Lavinia: Julie Desmond
Mr. Carmichael: John Paul
Ram Dass: John Woodnutt
Indian gentleman: Barry Letts

: Children's Television: Ducks and Geese

Peter Scott with Outside Broadcast cameras invites you to see some of the world-famous collection of water-birds at the Wild Fowl Trust in Gloucestershire.


Presenter: Peter Scott
Presented by: Peter Bale

: Tonight

Look around with Cliff Michelmore.
Sport - Music - People - Politics
with Derek Hart and Geoffrey Johnson Smith.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Presenter: Derek Hart
Presenter: Geoffrey Johnson Smith
Producer: Donald Baverstock

: Beauty Box

Harriette Johns introduces a light-hearted entertainment with The Marcellis, Val Doonican, The Blonde Toppers and the BBC Northern Dance Orchestra
Conducted by Alyn Ainsworth


Presenter: Harriette Johns
Acrobatics: The Marcellis
Singer: Val Doonican
Dancers: The Blonde Toppers
Musicians: BBC Northern Dance Orchestra
[Orchestra] conducted by: Alyn Ainsworth
Dance direction: Larry Gordon
Producer: Richard Afton

: I Married Joan

[Starring] Joan Davis in the film series I Married Joan


Joan Stevens: Joan Davis

: Vera Lynn Sings

from the King's Theatre, Hammersmith with Rawicz and Landauer, The Keynotes and introducing a guest artist.
The Leslie Roberts Silhouettes


Singer: Vera Lynn
Pianists: Rawicz and Landauer
Singers: The Keynotes
Dancers: The Leslie Roberts Silhouettes
Choreography and associate producer: Leslie Roberts
Orchestra conducted by: Eric Robinson
[Orchestra] Leader: David McCallum
Script: Freddie Robertson
Producer: Albert Stevenson

: The State Visit to Denmark

See foot of page and page 3

: Vera Lynn Sings



Singer: Vera Lynn

: First Hand: Brooklands

In 1907 the world's first specially-built banked motor racing track was opened at Brooklands, Surrey.

Lord Brabazon, Captain G.E.T. Eyston, M.C., Sammy Davis, Laurence Pomeroy, Oliver Bertram, and Kay Petre are among the people who will help Peter West to tell the story of thirty years of motor racing there.
See page 4


Interviewee: Lord Brabazon
Interviewee: Captain G.E.T. Eyston
Interviewee: Sammy Davis
Interviewee: Laurence Pomeroy
Interviewee: Oliver Bertram
Interviewee: Kay Petre
Presenter: Peter West
Research: Rex Hays
Film Editor: Alf Chapman
Director: Nancy Thomas
Producer: Paul Johnstone

: Blind Raftery

A lyrical tale for television
(See top of page and page 6)
(Denis Dowling appears by permission of Sadler's Wells Trust, Ltd; Parry Jones by permission of the General Administrator, Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Ltd.)

A lyrical tale for television based on the novel by Donn Byrne.

The first performance of Blind Raftery
with John Dobson, Owen Grundy, Brendan O'Dowda, Frances Wilkes, Helen Hillier, Nora Ogonovsky, John Ford, Derick Davies, Margaret Winkler, Constance Boyle, Isobel Stevenson, Edward Morgan.
The Goldsbrough Orchestra
(Leader, Emanuel Hurwitz)
Conducted by Stanford Robinson
At 9.45


Author: Donn Byrne
Music: Joan Trimble
Libretto: Cedric Cliffe
Producer: Christian Simpson
Designer: Guy Sheppard
Musicians: The Goldsbrough Orchestra
Orchestra leader: Emanuel Hurwitz
Conductor: Stanford Robinson
Repetiteur and Chorus-Master: William Reid
Dancing arranged by: Geraldine Stephenson
Spanish words of Hilaria's song by: Dr. A.E. Sloman
Raftery: Denis Dowling
Hilaria: Gertrude Holt
Shaun the Pedlar: Edmund Donlevy
David Evans: Parry Jones
Priest: Norman Lumsden
Gillie: John Kentish
Woman of the Town: Patricia Black
Shamus: Dennis Noble
Landlord: John Frost
Singer: John Dobson
Singer: Owen Grundy
Singer: Brendan O'Dowda
Singer: Frances Wilkes
Singer: Helen Hillier
Singer: Nora Ogonovsky
Singer: John Ford
Singer: Derick Davies
Singer: Margaret Winkler
Singer: Constance Boyle
Singer: Isobel Stevenson
Singer: Edward Morgan

: News

including A film report from Denmark of today's events in the Royal Visit.
(Presented in collaboration with Statsradiofonien, Copenhagen)
Followed by Weather and Close Down

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