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

Fourth day
The first of three visits to Headingley.


Commentator: Brian Johnston
Commentator: E. W. Swanton
Summaries: Gerry Gomez
Presented for television by: Ray Lakeland

: Greenwich Time Signal; Mainly for Women

Questions in the Air
A topical press conference.

Quick and Easy Dressmaking
A second showing of the film of the decollete blouse demonstrated last Wednesday.

As Time Goes By
A mixed bag of songs, topics, and personalities picked at random by your host, Billy Milton.


Producer (Questions in the Air): Monica Sims
Presenter (As Time Goes By): Billy Milton
Presented by (As Time Goes By): Richard Gilbert

: 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

: Children's Television: Studio E

Vera McKechnie introduces:

Gordon and Colville: Crime Does Not Pay

Holiday Snaps
with Neville Maude who tells you how to get the best out of your camera.

Styled for Summer
A glimpse of Sandra, Wendy, and Rajant with the new holiday hair-styles which they chose last week.

All Shapes and Sizes
Dr. Child and Arthur Garratt have fun with plastics.

Adrian Seligman who tells you more about sailing as a hobby

Ivan Browne and his guitar
and Kim the Keeshond.

(Gordon and Colville are at Butlin's Holiday Camp, Skegness)


Presenter: Vera McKechnie
Comedians (Crime Does Not Pay): Gordon and Colville
Presenter (Holiday Snaps): Neville Maude
Presenter (All Shapes and Sizes): Arthur Garratt
Presenter (Sailing): Adrian Seligman
Singer/Guitarist: Ivan Browne
Edited and produced by: Peter Scroggs

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

The closing overs of the fourth day's play with a summary by E. W. Swanton.


Summariser: E. W. Swanton

: Line-Up for Tonight

Leslie Bricusse with something to interest and entertain you.


Presenter: Leslie Bricusse

: Hey, Jeannie!

[Starring] Jeannie Carson
A film from the series about the young Scots girl who is busy discovering America. This week she brings a new twist to the game of golf.


Jeannie MacLennan: Jennie Carson

: Who Said That?

'Diamonds are a girl's best friend'
Who Said That?
Alan Melville questions Lady Pakenham, Margaret Rawlings, John Betjeman, Gilbert Harding in a lighthearted enquiry into the origins and merits of some provocative quotations.


Chairman: Alan Melville
Panellist: Lady Pakenham
Panellist: Margaret Rawlings
Panellist: John Betjeman
Panellist: Gilbert Harding
Presented by: Kenneth Milne-Buckley

: Scott Free

[Starring] Terry Scott
with Norman Vaughan and Wallas Eaton, Henry Longhurst, Marcia Ashton, Percy Edwards, Tottie Truman-Taylor, Billie Love, John Vyvyan, Mario Fabrizi, The George Mitchell Singers and guest artist, Bruce Trent.

(Terry Scott is appearing in "Out of the Blue" at the White Rock Pavilion, Hastings, and Norman Vaughan in "Evening Stars" at the Pier Pavilion, Worthing)


Script: Lew Schwarz
Original music and arrangements: Bruce Campbell
Orchestra directed by: Eric Robinson
Producer: Harry Carlisle
Terry: Terry Scott
Norman: Norman Vaughan
Gribble: Wallas Eaton
Councillor Bland: Henry Longhurst
Bland's daughter: Marcia Ashton
[Animal impresssions]: Percy Edwards
[Actress]: Tottie Truman-Taylor
[Actress]: Billie Love
[Actor]: John Vyvyan
[Actor]: Mario Fabrizi
Singers: The George Mitchell Singers
Guest artist: Bruce Trent

: Faraway Look

Introduced by Peter Scott

In this first programme of a weekly series Peter Scott begins the story of his expedition and introduces wild life typical of Australia.
From the BBC's West of England television studio
See foot of page


Presenter/Cameraman: Peter Scott
Cameraman: Charles Lagus
Film Editor: Christopher Parsons
Producer: Tony Soper

: Tearaway

by Colin Morris

A dramatised documentary showing how the threat of violence can impede the course of justice.
(Previously televised on Oct. 11, 1956)
See page 4


Writer: Colin Morris
Designer: Lawrence Broadhouse
Film Cameraman: Terry Hunt
Film Editor: Alan Martin
Producer: Gilchrist Calder

: Picture Parade

A weekly magazine of films and film personalities introduced by Peter Haigh and Derek Bond.
Scenes from the Royal Charity Premiere at the Carlton, Haymarket (attended by Her Royal Highness Princess Margaret), of 20th Century-Fox's 'Island in the Sun', starring Joan Fontaine and Harry Belafonte and introducing scenes from 'Silk Stockings', starring Cyd Charisse, Fred Astaire, and Janis Paige by courtesy of Metro Goldwyn Mayer


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

: Facts and Figures: The Smoking Habit

Who smokes? How much? Cigarettes, a pipe or cigars? How much do we spend on smoking? Do people smoke more in other countries?
Tonight's programme gives facts about the smoking habit. It also presents the evidence on the basis of which the Medical Research Council have stated that there is an undoubted connection between smoking and lung cancer. It gives figures which will help you work out your own risk.


Prepared by: Frank Blackaby
Charts designed and animated by: Alfred Wurmser
Described by: Leonard Miall
Presented by: George Angeloglou

: News

followed by Weather and Close Down

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