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: The Northern Lawn Tennis Tournament

Some of the final matches from the Northern Lawn Tennis Club, West Didsbury, Manchester.


Commentator: Dan Maskell
Commentator: Michael Henderson
Presented by: Bryan Cowgill

: Athletics: The British Games

Organised by the News of the World
From the White City Stadium, London.


Commentator: Roger Bannister
Commentator: Norris McWhirter
Presented for television by: Humphrey Fisher

: County Cricket: Lancashire v. Yorkshire

First day's play at Old Trafford.


Commentator: Brian Johnston
Television presentation: Ray Lakeland

: The Northern Lawn Tennis Tournament

Another visit to West Didsbury, Manchester.


Commentator: Dan Maskell
Commentator: Michael Henderson

: Cricket: Lancashire v. Yorkshire

Another visit to Old Trafford.


Commentator: Brian Johnston

: Children's Television presents: The Lone Ranger: The Turning Point

Raw and dishonest days followed the American Civil War, and private citizens organised themselves into groups to maintain order. But in time some of the Vigilantes began to take the law into their own hands and set out to hang one of the Lone Ranger's oldest friends for a murder he did not commit. The Lone Ranger and Tonto Have their work cut out to save the situation.


Lone Ranger: Clayton Moore
Tonto: Jay Silverheels

: Children's Television: Swiss Cottage

Swiss Cottage stands in the grounds of Osborne House, Queen Victoria's holiday home in the Isle of Wight.
Richard Dimbleby takes you on a visit to this cottage which is a full-size replica of a Swiss chalet. It was imported by the Prince Consort in 1854 and used for many years by the Royal children as a miniature house where they could practise housekeeping.


Presenter: Richard Dimbleby
Presented by: Nicholas Crocker

: Children's Television: Billy Bunter of Greyfriars School

by Frank Richards.
[Starring] Gerald Campion
(A BBC telerecording of the broadcast on September 9. 1956)


Writer: Frank Richards
Producer: Shaun Sutton
Gosling: Christopher Hodge
Coker: Peter Scott
Mr. Quelch: Kynaston Reeves
Harry Wharton: Anthony Valentine
Bob Cherry: Brian Roper
Frank Nugent: Lawrence Harrington
Hurree Singh: Barry Barnett
Johnny Bull: David Coote
Billy Bunter: Gerald Campion
Mr. Bunter: Paul Whitsun-Jones
Lucius Tregg: Robert Perceval
Skinner/Other parts played by: Melvyn Hayes
Lord Mauleverer/Other parts played by: Glyn Dearman
Snoop/Other parts played by: Alaric Cotter

: Six-Five Special

with Josephine Douglas and Pete Murray introducing among others:
Patti Lewis, Don Lang and his Frantic Five, The Jazz Couriers with Ronnie Scott and Tubby Hayes, Jim Dale
Special Guest: Spike Milligan
Star Vocalist: Dickie Valentine
and Tommy Steele in an excerpt from 'Kill Me Tomorrow'
Featuring Sport: Freddie Mills
Star Spotlight on: Lois Maxwell


Presenter: Josephine Douglas
Presenter: Pete Murray
Singer: Patti Lewis
Group: Don Lang and his Frantic Five
Group: The Jazz Couriers
Saxophonist: Ronnie Scott
Saxophonist: Tubby Hayes
Singer: Jim Dale
Comedian/special guest: Spike Milligan
Vocalist: Dickie Valentine
Sports presenter: Freddie Mills
Guest: Lois Maxwell
Script: Trevor Peacock
Producer: Jack Good

Blog post that mentions this programme:

The Sunday Post: Spike Milligan 15 January 2017

: Today's Sport

Kenneth Wolstenholme gives today's major sports results.


Presenter: Kenneth Wolstenholme

: Wells Fargo: The Hasty Gun

Another exciting episode in this film series recalling the remarkable adventures of the famous Stagecoach Service that made history in the American West.

: Star Choice presents: The Lady Was a Flop

[Starring] Mickey Rooney
A story of the race track - about horses and the men who train and race them.
A series of film plays presenting stars in stories of their own choosing.


Red McGivney: Mickey Rooney

: Saturday Comedy Hour presents: The Ted Ray Show

with Kenneth Connor, Deryck Guyler, Shirley Abicair, Semprini, Kodell, The Leslie Roberts Silhouettes.


Comedian: Ted Ray
[Actor]: Kenneth Connor
[Actor]: Deryck Guyler
Singer: Shirley Abicair
Pianist: Semprini
Magician: Jack Kodell
Dancers: The Leslie Roberts Silhouettes
Scriptwriter: Sid Colin
Scriptwriter: Talbot Rothwell
Dance sequences produced by: Leslie Roberts
Designer: Douglas Smith
Musical associate: George Weedon
Orchestra director: Eric Robinson
Producer: George Inns

: Royal Tournament 1957

The Second Half direct from the Arena, Earls Court.
Musical Ride by the Household Cavalry
A Pageant of Naval Gunnery by H.M.S. 'Excellent'
Royal Naval Field Gun Competition
The Massed Bands of the Royal Marines
The Rhine Staff Band, Royal Tank Regiment


Musicians: The Massed Bands of the Royal Marines
Musicians: The Rhine Staff Band
Commentator: Peter West

: Sports Round-Up

BBC Television's Saturday-Night Sports Page
Introduced by Kenneth Wolstenholme.


Presenter: Kenneth Wolstenholme
Editor: Paul Fox
Director: Tom Millett

: T.T. Golden Jubilee

A programme commemorating fifty years of Tourist Trophy Racing on the Isle of Man.
Film sequences by BBC North Region Film Unit
Additional material by courtesy of the Shell Film Unit


Director: Charles Farmer

: News

followed by Weather and Close Down

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