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

Fourth day's play at Edgbaston, Birmingham.
(to 13.30)


Commentator: Brian Johnston
Commentator: Peter West
Summaries: Gerry Gomez
Television presentation: David Martin

: Mainly for Women

Question in the Air
A topical Press Conference.

Quick and Easy Dressmaking
The second showing of the film of the beach outfit (summer skirt and panties) demonstrated last Wednesday.

I've Just Been Reading
Stephen Black suggests some new books for your library list and introduces a personality connected with one of the books.


Producer (Question in the Air): Monica Sims
Presenter (I've Just Been Reading): Stephen Black
Producer (I've Just Been Reading): Ann Shead

: Watch with Mother: Picture Book

For the Very Young
Pages turned by Patricia Driscoll.
(A BBC Television Film)
(to 16.00)


Presenter: Patricia Driscoll
Editor: Maria Bird

: Cricket: England v. West Indies

Another visit to Edgbaston.

: Children's Television: Studio E

Vera McKechnie in Studio 'E' introduces:

Holiday Snaps
Neville Maude gives you the first news of the summer photographic competition.

Miss Nutts
[Starring] Ethel Revnell as Miss Nutts

with Judy Raymond and Bert Platt.

Fast and Furious
A film report by Norman Macqueen.

Faraway Children: 1 - Summer Is for Kids
A Canadian film.

Peter Cavanagh with a motor racing report.


Presenter: Vera McKechnie
Item presenter (Holiday Snaps): Neville Maude
Miss Nutts: Ethel Revnell
[Actress] (Miss Nutts): Judy Raymond
[Actor] (Miss Nutts): Bert Platt
Reporter (Fast and Furious): Norman Macqueen
Reporter: Peter Cavanagh
Edited and produced by: John Hunter Blair

: The Weather

: Cricket: England v. West Indies

The closing overs of the fourth day's play followed by summaries by Peter West and Gerry Gomez.


Summariser: Peter West
Summariser: Gerry Gomez

: The O. Henry Playhouse presents: Marionettes

O. Henry tells the story of a thief who pretended to be a doctor and what happened when he proposed giving an injection.
A film series.

: It Pays to be Ignorant

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Written by Talbot Rothwell.


Writer: Talbot Rothwell
Presented by: Kenneth Milne Buckley

: Drake's Progress

[Starring] Charlie Drake and Irene Handl
featuring Warren Mitchell and Pamela Manson, Robert Dorning, Ann Greenland.


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
[Actress]: Pamela Manson
[Actor]: Robert Dorning
[Actress]: Ann Greenland

: Blackpool Show Parade presents: Let's Have Fun

An excerpt from the 1957 Summer Show at the Central Pier, Blackpool with Morecambe and Wise, Joan Turner, Kenny Baker, Denis Spicer, Maureen Rose, The Three Belles and The Orchid Room Lovelies.
A special performance before an invited audience from the Central Pier, Blackpool.
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Comedians: Morecambe and Wise
Comedienne: Joan Turner
Singer: Kenny Baker
Ventriloquist: Denis Spicer
Singer: Maureen Rose
Singers: The Three Belles
Dancers: The Orchid Room Lovelies
Producer: Peter Webster
Television presentation: Barney Colehan

: Panorama

Richard Dimbleby opensTelevision'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.


Presenter: Richard Dimbleby
Producer: Michael Peacock
Producer: Charles Wheeler

: Theatre Flash: From At the Drop of a Hat

Michael Flanders and Donald Swann in their after-dinner farrago at the Fortune Theatre, London.
(By arrangement with Jack Minster and E. P. Clift)


Singer: Michael Flanders
Singer/pianist: Donald Swann
Presented for television by: Noble Wilson

: Picture Parade

A weekly magazine of films and film personalities introduced by Peter Haigh and Derek Bond.
This edition includes a scene from
'The Admirable Crichton'
A new film version of J. M. Barrie's play starring Kenneth More, Sally Ann Howes, Diane Cilento, and Cecil Parker.
Kenneth More is interviewed in the studio by Peter Haigh.
(Film by courtesy of Columbia Pictures)


Presenter/interviewer: Peter Haigh
Presenter: Derek Bond
Director: Tom Millett
Producer: Alan Sleath
Interviewee: Kenneth More

: Behind the Camera: 3

A series of fortnightly programmes in which modern photographers discuss their work and methods.
This week, Houston Rogers introduces Desmond O'Neill, who specialises in flash photography, and Peter Waugh, a specialist in magazine feature stories.


Presenter: Houston Rogers
Interviewee: Desmond O'Neill
Interviewee: Peter Waugh
Producer: Christopher Doll

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