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: Motor Racing: The Whit Monday Meeting

at Goodwood
Organised by the British Automobile Racing Club
7-lap Handicap Race for closed cars
and at 2.10:
100 kilometres scratch race for sports cars not exceeding 1,100 c.c.
Commentator, Raymond Baxter with John Bolster in the pits.


Commentator: Raymond Baxter
Pit-lane commentator: John Bolster
Presented for television by: John Vernon

: Watch with Mother: Picture Book

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


Presenter: Patricia Driscoll
Editor: Maria Bird

: 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

Second day's play at Old Trafford.


Commentator: Brian Johnston
Television presentation: Ray Lakeland

: Motor Racing

From Goodwood.
100 kilometres scratch race for sports cars (unlimited)
The start
Commentator, Raymond Baxter with John Bolster in the pits


Commentator: Raymond Baxter
Pit-lane commentator: John Bolster

: Athletics: The British Games

From the White City Stadium, London.


Commentator: Roger Bannister
Commentator: Norris McWhirter

: County Cricket: Lancashire v. Yorkshire

From Old Trafford.

4.55.pp. Motor Racing
From Goodwood.
100 kilometres scratch race for sports cars (unlimited)
The finish

: Children's Television: Studio E

Vera McKechnie in Studio 'E' introduces:

Shirley Abicair who tells you a tale of Tumbarumba, the Australian boy.

Ion Trant with a film about sheep on a hill farm in Wales.

Miss Nutts
[Starring] Ethel Revnell as Miss Nutts
with Judy Raymond and Jack Desmond.

Semprini and his piano

George Crockett having fun with glass

Seven Little Crabs at the seaside
A cartoon feature by Gwen White.


Presenter: Vera McKechnie
Storyteller (Tumbarumba): Shirley Abicair
Item presenter: Ion Trant
Scriptwriter (Miss Nutts): Mavis Ward
Miss Nutts: Ethel Revnell
[Actress] (Miss Nutts): Judy Raymond
[Actor] (Miss Nutts): Jack Desmond
Pianist: Semprini
Item presenter: George Crockett
Writer/artist (Seven Little Crabs): Gwen White
Editor/producer: John Hunter Blair

: Today's Sport

Kenneth Wolstenholme gives today's major sports results.


Presenter: Kenneth Wolstenholme

: The O. Henry Playhouse: Sphinx Apple

Thomas Mitchell as O. Henry, the famous writer, tells the story of a rich man who dies and leaves an apple to one of three people. For whom is it intended and is it a gesture of hate or goodwill?


O. Henry: Thomas Mitchell

: Behind the Headlines

Outside broadcast cameras look in on the Whit Monday scene of a popular seaside resort, Barry Island, near Cardiff.
Holidaymakers and those who cater for them talk about holiday time from their different points of view.

: Hancock's Half-Hour

Written by Alan Simpson and Ray Galton.
[Starring] Tony Hancock
Featuring Sidney James, Kenneth Williams, Hattie Jacques, Gordon Phillott, Graham Leaman, Dennis Chinnery, Totti Truman Taylor, Rose Howlett, Harry Lane, Mario Fabrizi.


Writer: Alan Simpson
Writer: Ray Galton
Incidental music arranged and orchestra conducted by: Wally Stott
Designer: Roy Oxley
Producer: Duncan Wood
Anthony Aloysius Hancock: Tony Hancock
Sidney Balmoral James: Sidney James
Old man: Kenneth Williams
Mrs. Witherspoon: Hattie Jacques
Junior Partner: Gordon Phillott
[Actor]: Graham Leaman
[Actor]: Dennis Chinnery
[Actress]: Totti Truman Taylor
[Actress]: Rose Howlett
Military Gentleman at Auction: Harry Lane
Croupier: Mario Fabrizi

: Goodbye, Gaiety

(See panel and page 3)
(Grateful acknowledgment is made to the English Electric Company Limited for providing facilities at the site of the Gaiety Theatre, and to W. Macqueen-Pope for material drawn from his book "Gaiety Theatre of Enchantment".)

A farewell in song and reminiscence to the home of Edwardian musical comedy
From the site of the Gaiety Theatre, London

Gilbert Harding introduces stars and personalities who are part of its history
Leslie Henson, Florence Desmond, Bobby Howes, Ruby Miller, Lupino Lane, W. Macqueen-Pope, Sonnie Hale

Scenes and songs from the Gaiety shows performed in the Television Theatre by Leslie Henson, Elizabeth Larner, Carol Raye, Dilys Laye, Graham Payn, George Moon, Gay Cameron, Sally Logan, Denny Bettis and the Dancers
The Orchestra and the George Mitchell Singers
Conducted by Eric Robinson
Associate Producer Freddie Carpenter (by permission of Howard and Wyndham Ltd.)


Presenter: Gilbert Harding
Interviewee/Performer: Leslie Henson
Interviewee: Florence Desmond
Interviewee: Bobby Howes
Interviewee: Ruby Miller
Interviewee: Lupino Lane
Interviewee: W. Macqueen-Pope
Interviewee: Sonnie Hale
Performer: Elizabeth Larner
Performer: Carol Raye
Performer: Dilys Laye
Performer: Graham Payn
Performer: George Moon
Performer: Gay Cameron
Performer: Sally Logan
Performer: Denny Bettis
Singers: The George Mitchell Singers
Conductor: Eric Robinson
Writer: Gordon Crier
Designer: Guy Sheppard
Director at the Gaiety Theatre: Noble Wilson
Associate Producer: Freddie Carpenter
Producer: Graham Muir

: Change of Air

by Berkely Mather.
[Starring] Peter Bull

It is the boast of Maximilian Bull that he has never been nicked or, to put it another way, that he has managed to avoid being apprehended by the police throughout half a lifetime of criminal activity. Maxie's department is the reception of stolen goods, and he congratulates himself on his astuteness in avoiding the simple blunders that have brought disaster upon his contemporaries in the fencing trade. He has always been willing to wait until the heat was off-three years, five years, as long as necessary-before taking the loot to market. 'It'll keep', he says confidently', 'even mink'll keep'.
The proceeds of this cautious policy have provided Maxie with a fine country home where he looks forward to a life of gentlemanly leisure, perhaps eventually-and the prospect appeals to his sense of humour-becoming a J.P. The valuable hoard that is to maintain him so comfortably is hidden in his cellar, and, as this menacing little thriller begins, he is making the nest-egg secure against burglary with the skilled assistance of a craftsman-locksmith named Friskey. It is possible that the secret will not be safe with Friskey, but Maxie's plans include the elimination of all risks.


Writer: Berkely Mather
Producer: Peter Lambert
Designer: Norman James
Maxie Bull: Peter Bull
Friskey: Sam Kydd
Tramp: Keith Marsh
First Policeman: Charles Stapley
Second Policeman: Edward Higgins

: Picture Parade

A weekly magazine of films and film personalities introduced by Peter Haigh and Derek Bond.


Presenter: Peter Haigh
Presenter: Derek Bond
Presented by: Alan Sleath

: Meet Jeanne Heal

Jeanne Heal has as her guest Dame Ninette de Valois.
(A BBC telerecording)


Presenter: Jeanne Heal
Interviewee: Dame Ninette de Valois
Presented by: Christopher Doll

: News

followed by Weather and Close Down

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