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

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


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

: Cricket: England v. West Indies

Another visit to Edgbaston.

: Mainly for Women

Family Affairs

Sarah's Progress
The doctor discusses feeding the two-year-old.

Let's Look into This
Geoffrey Johnson Smith discusses class distinctions and their effect on our daily lives.

Introduced by Betty Lait.

A Woman's Work
Bill Hartley introduces women from the Midlands with interesting or unusual jobs.
From the BBC's Midland Television studios


Item presenter (Sarah's Progress): The doctor [name uncredited]
Item presenter (Family Affairs: Let's Look into This): Geoffrey Johnson Smith
Presenter (Family Affairs): Betty Lait
Producer (Family Affairs): Beryl Radley
Presenter (A Woman's Work): Bill Hartley
Producer (A Woman's Work): John McGonagle

: Cricket: England v. West Indies

Another visit to Edgbaston.

: 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)
(to 16.30)


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

: Children's Television presents: Sara Crewe: Part 6

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


Author: Frances Hodgson Burnett
Adapted by: Penelope Knox
Producer: Naomi Capon
Film cameraman: David Prosser
Film Editor: Ron de Mattos
Sara Crewe: Carol Wolveridge
Indian gentleman: Barry Letts
Ram Dass: John Woodnutt
Miss Minchin: Peggy Livesey
Lavinia: Julie Desmond
Ermengarde: Susan Lyall Grant
Winnie: Susan Westerby
Miss Amelia: Rosamund Greenwood
Mrs Stout: Barbara Leslie
Annie: Alanna Boyce
Schoolgirl/other parts played by: Gillian Gale
Other parts played by: Bridget Wood

: Children's Television: The Bird Cuffs of Lofoten

Per Host, the Norwegian explorer, shows another film taken during his exploration of the Lofoten Islands, which possess some of the richest fishing grounds, and one of the largest sea-bird colonies in the world.


Presenter/filmmaker: Per Host
Producer: David Attenborough

: The Weather

: Cricket: England v. West Indies

The closing overs of the First Test Match followed by summaries by Peter West and Gerry Gomez.


Summariser: Peter West
Summariser: Gerry Gomez

: Beauty Box

Harriette Johns introduces a lighthearted entertainment with Peter Cavanagh, Jack Train, Trudi Walker, Eddie Calvert, The Blonde Toppers and Nat Temple and his Orchestra.


Presenter: Harriette Johns
Impressionist: Peter Cavanagh
Comedian: Jack Train
Performer: Trudi Walker
Trumpeter: Eddie Calvert
Dancers: The Blonde Toppers
Musicians: Nat Temple and his Orchestra.
Dance direction: Larry Gordon
Producer: Richard Afton

: Vera Lynn Sings

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


Singer: Vera Lynn
Pianists: Rawicz and Landauer
Singers: The Keynotes
Guest artist: Ferry Kurutz
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

: Theatre Night presents: An excerpt from The Lovebirds

A farce by Basil Thomas.
[Starring] Ronald Shiner and Dora Bryan
A special performance from the Adelphi Theatre, London, by arrangement with Jack Hylton and Emile Littler.


Writer: Basil Thomas
Director: Wallace Douglas
Setting: Paul Mayo
Presented for television by: Michael Henderson
Fay Sellars: Jean Aubrey
Victor Sellars: John Scott
Helen Sellars: Billie Hill
Ben Green: James Sharkey
Auntie Dollie: Dorothy Blythe
Julie Skidmore: Dora Bryan
Bertie Skidmore: Ronald Shiner
Doctor Vincent: Julian D'Albie
Cecil Gibson: Douglas Hayes

: I Married Joan: Pop Retires

[Starring] Joan Davis in the film series I Married Joan
Brad invites his mother and father to May after the latter's retirement, but Joan's parents turn up instead.


Joan Stevens: Joan Davis

: A Choice of Partners

A new play by David Whitaker.
[Starring] Hector Ross and Helen Shingler
See page 9


Writer: David Whitaker
Designer: Roy Oxley
Producer: Joy Harington
Brenda: Ruth Trouncer
Harry Ashworth: Hector Ross
Mr Ballard: Chris Gittins
Dick Trabert: John Hewer
Mr McKeart: Willoughby Goddard
Nancy Ashworth: Helen Shingler

: Buried Treasure: 17 - Mohenjo-daro

Sir Mortimer Wheeler's excavations of the 4,000-years-old red brick city of Mohenjo-daro produced many exciting results. In this programme, filmed with the co-operation of the Government of Pakistan, he describes the city and the ancient and mysterious civilisation of the Indus Valley, to which it belonged.


Presenter/narrator: Sir Mortimer Wheeler
Film cameraman: Muhammad Afzat Khan
Film Editor: Alf Chapman
Devised and produced by: Paul Johnstone

: News

followed by Weather and Close Down

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