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: Lawn Tennis: Surrey Grass Court Championships

BBC Television outside broadcast cameras cover some of the finals matches in the first major grass court tournament of the year.
From the Surbiton Lawn Tennis Club


Commentator: Michael Henderson
Commentator: Dan Maskell
Presented for television by: Humphrey Fisher

: Children's Television presents: The Lone Ranger: Clover in the Dust

A wealthy ranch-owner's son has been killed by cattle-rustlers. The younger son, failing to avenge his death, is disowned by his father who makes a will leaving his property to the ranch foreman. The stage is all set for another crime when Lone Ranger and Tonto take a hand...


The Lone Ranger: Clayton Moore
Tonto: Jay Silverheels

: Cricket: England v. West Indies: First Test Match

The third day's play at Edgbaston, Birmingham.

and Lawn Tennis: Surrey Grass Court Championships


Commentator (Cricket): Brian Johnston
Commentator (Cricket): Peter West
Summaries (Cricket): Gerry Gomez
Television presentation (Cricket): Barrie Edgar

: Cricket: England v. West Indies

The closing overs of the third day's play.

: Today's Sport

Kenneth Wolstenholme gives today's major sports results.


Presenter: Kenneth Wolstenholme

: Extra Special

Presents Humphrey Lyttelton and his Band with guest vocalist Patti Lewis.


Musicians: Humphrey Lyttelton and his Band
Vocalist: Patti Lewis
Producer: Jack Good

: Wells Fargo: The Thin Rope

A new Western film series.
The exciting adventures of the famous Western Stagecoach Service.

A new driver insists that he can cope alone without any help from the man from Headquarters. But perhaps it's just as well that the official goes along for the ride.
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A Stagecoach drawn by six horses comes thundering downhill. Painted on its side are the words 'Wells Fargo', the words that have become as much a part of the history of the American West as Jesse James, Buffalo Bill, and the Colt revolver. Now in a new Saturday series of films, some of the stories of this remarkable company are revived for television, with Dale Robertson, a rugged six-footer with the look and style of the authentic Westerner, playing the leading role throughout. Wells Fargo operated from 1852 to 1918 as an express company, and it took on the duties of the post office department of the frontier. It carried mail to the most remote communities; it operated stage lines, banks, dealt with cattlemen, miners, sheepmen. Its operatives pursued outlaws. The Wells Fargo Company was, in essence, the frontier counterpart of the FBI, and indeed its agents and investigators were often ahead of the law.
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Wells Fargo: Dale Robertson

: From the Scottish Radio and Television Exhibition: The Kilt Is My Delight

A programme of Scottish songs and dances with Teams from the Edinburgh and Glasgow Branches of the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society, The Clan Hay Dancers, Bobby Watson, Alistair McHarg, Tim Wright and his Band.
Introduced by Alastair Macintyre.
From the Kelvin Hall, Glasgow.


Dancers: The Clan Hay Dancers
Dancer: Bobby Watson
Singer: Alistair McHarg
Musicians: Tim Wright and his Band
Presenter: Alastair MacIntyre
Designer: Tony Abbott
Producer: Alan Rees

: Saturday Comedy Hour presents: The Benny Hill Show

Written by Dave Freeman and Benny Hill.
Starring Benny Hill
Aided and abetted by Jeremy Hawk
and featuring Luis Alberto del Parana and his Trio Los Paraguayos, Petula Clark, Carl Barriteau, The Peter Crawford Trio, The Tommy Linden Dancers.


Writer: Benny Hill
Writer: Dave Freeman
Dance direction: Tommy Linden
Musical arrangements/orchestra conducted by: Bob Sharples
Musical Associate: Ivor Raymonde
Designer: George Djurkovic
Producer: Duncan Wood
Comedian: Benny Hill
[Actor]: Jeremy Hawk
Musicians: Luis Alberto del Parana and his Trio Los Paraguayos
Singer: Petula Clark
Clarinetist: Carl Barriteau
Musicians: The Peter Crawford Trio
Dancers: The Tommy Linden Dancers

: Star Choice presents: The Enchanted

A contemporary fairy story in which Beauty and the Beast, and the handsome young prince, relive their eternal triangle in a modern setting.
A series of film plays presenting stars in stories of their own choosing.
[Starring] Anna Maria Alberghetti, John Ericson and Kurt Kasznar


Tia: Anna Maria Alberghetti
Paul: John Ericson
Pete: Kurt Kasznar

: European Amateur Boxing Championships

The Finals from Prague.
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: Semprini

at his piano.


Pianist: Semprini

: News

followed by Weather and Close Down

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