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: Motor Cycle Racing: Sir Algernon Guinness Trophy Meeting

at Oulton Park.


Commentator: Murray Walker
Presented for television by: Charles Farmer

: International Swimming: Great Britain v. Italy

During the afternoon outside broadcast cameras pay another visit to Coatbridge Baths, Lanarkshire to see some of the races on the second day of this International event.


Commentator: Michael Henderson
Commentator: Harry Walker
Presented by: Alan Rees

: World Scout Jubilee Jamboree

The visit of Her Majesty The Queen Patron of the Boy Scouts Association and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh.
From Sutton Park, Sutton Coldfield.
Sam Pollock writes on page 3


Commentator: Alun Williams
Presented for television by: Barrie Edgar

: Athletics: Great Britain v. France

Organised by the British Amateur Athletic Board in conjunction with the News of the World.
From the White City Stadium, London.


Commentator: Roger Bannister
Commentator: Norris McWhirter
Presented for television by: Bill Duncalf

: Motor Cycle Racing: Sir Algernon Guinness Trophy Meeting

at Oulton Park.


Commentator: Murray Walker

: Cricket: Glamorgan v. West Indies

First day's play at St. Helen's Ground, Swansea.


Commentator: Peter West
Presented for television by: Dafydd Gruffydd

: World Scout Jubilee Jamboree

Her Majesty The Queen visits one of the sub-camps in Sutton Park.

: Athletics: Great Britain v. France

at the White City Stadium, London.


Commentator: Roger Bannister
Commentator: Norris McWhirter

: Cricket: Glamorgan v. West Indies

From St. Helen's Ground, Swansea.


Commentator: Peter West

: Children's Television presents: The Adventures of the Little Cat and Dog: 1: Hanging out to Dry

Stories from Czechoslovakia
Written and drawn by Joseph Capek and told by Charles E. Stidwill.


Writer/illustrator: Joseph Capek
Narrator: Charles E. Stidwill

: Children's Television: The Lone Ranger: Outlaws in Greasepaint

Two ex-actors are making profitable use of their theatrical abilities to carry out robberies in various disguises. It's bad luck for them that Lone Ranger's suspicions are aroused just when they are planning their biggest haul!


Lone Ranger: Clayton Moore
Tonto: Jay Silverheels

: Children's Television: Billy Bunter of Greyfriars School: Bunter Does His Best

A new series for television by Frank Richards.
[Starring] Gerald Campion


Writer: Frank Richards
Producer: Pharic MacLaren
Designer: Tony Cornell
Billy Bunter: Gerald Campion
Mr. Quelch: Kynaston Reeves
Bob Cherry: Keith Faulkner
Harry Wharton: Anthony Valentine
Frank Nugent: Lawrence Harrington
Johnny Bull: David Coote
Hurree Singh: James Doran
Herbert Vernon-Smith: Warren Hearnden
Skinner: Melvyn Hayes
Snoop: Alaric Cotter
Other parts played by: David Bough
Other parts played by: Michael Lewin

: Six-Five Special

with Josephine Douglas and Pete Murray introducing among others:
Dennis Lotis, Freddie Mills, Humphrey Lyttelton and his Band, Don Lang and his Frantic Five, Jim Dale.
Special Guest: Spike Milligan


Presenter: Josephine Douglas
Presenter: Pete Murray
Singer: Dennis Lotis
Sports presenter: Freddie Mills
Musicians: Humphrey Lyttelton and his Band
Group: Don Lang and his Frantic Five
Singer: Jim Dale
Guest: Spike Milligan
Script: Trevor Peacock
Producer: Jack Good

: Today's Sport

Kenneth Wolstenholme gives today's major sports results.


Presenter: Kenneth Wolstenholme

: Wells Fargo: Stage to Nowhere

[Starring] Dale Robertson in the exciting adventures of the famous Western Stagecoach Service.

Jim Hardy is taking the handcuffed leader of an outlaw band to Denver for trial. The outlaws attempt a rescue. But the bandit's wife and son are also in the stagecoach...


Jim Hardy: Dale Robertson

: Star Choice: It Gives Me Great Pleasure

[Starring] Myrna Loy and Zachary Scott
with Robert Preston

In a smart advertising set-up, one can never be certain who is finally going to outwit whom.

(A series of film plays presenting stars in stories of their own choosing.)


[Actress]: Myrna Loy
[Actor]: Zachary Scott
[Actor]: Robert Preston

: Saturday Comedy Hour presents: The Ted Ray Show

with Kenneth Connor, Deryck Guyler, The Beverley Sisters, Janik and Arnaut, The Leslie Roberts Silhouettes.


Comedian: Ted Ray
[Actor]: Kenneth Connor
[Actor]: Deryck Guyler
Singers: The Beverley Sisters
Dancers: Janik and Arnaut
Dancers: The Leslie Roberts Silhouette
Scriptwriter: Sid Colin
Scriptwriter: Talbot Rothwell
Scriptwriter: George Wadmore
Dance sequences produced by: Leslie Roberts
Musical Associate: George Weedon
Orchestra director: Eric Robinson
Designer: Douglas Smith
Producer: George Inns

: Escape: 2: The Moles

Written and produced by Arthur Swinson.
Aidan Crawley presents six stories of Escape
Prison Camp Stalag Luft III
October 1942


Presenter: Aidan Crawley
Writer/producer: Arthur Swinson
Director: Ronald Eyre
Designer: Stewart Marshall
Film Cameraman: Peter Sargent
Film Editor: Allan Tyrer
Tom: John Arnatt
Dave: Barry Letts
Andy: John Downing
Bill: Shaun O'Riordan
Guy: Barry Foster
Jeff: Freddie Vale
Allan: Tom Bowman
Phillip: Clive Carson
Harry, the ferret: Stanley Platts
Colonel Jameson, U.S.A.F.: Richard Shaw
German Commandant: Geoffrey Bellman
German Security Officer: Steven Scott
Clerk: John Herrington
Sentry: John Nettleton
Other parts played by: Patrick Duggan
Other parts played by: Paul Craig
Other parts played by: James Barnes
Other parts played by: Ian Ainsley

: Rich and Rich

Roy Rich, Brenda Bruce entertain people they find interesting.
This week's guests include: Wendy Toye, Cyril Smith and Phyllis Sellick


Presenter: Roy Rich
Presenter: Brenda Bruce
Guest: Wendy Toye
Guest: Cyril Smith
Guest: Phyllis Sellick
Presented by: Ronald Marsh

: Sports Round-Up

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


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

: Wilfred Pickles Tells a Story: Jam Butty

by Bill Naughton.
(A BBC telerecording)
(Wilfred Pickles is in "Ride a Cock Horse" at the Grand Theatre, Blackpool)


Storyteller: Wilfred Pickles
Author: Bill Naughton
Presented by: Kenneth Milne-Buckley

: News

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