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: Swimming: Great Britain v. Sweden

The final stages of this international contest.
From Smethwick Baths, Staffordshire.


Commentator: Harry Walker
Commentator: Daphne Wilkinson
Presented for television by: John McGonagle

: Motor Cycle Racing: Metropolitan Meeting

at the Crystal Palace.
See above

: Children's Television presents: The Adventures of The Little Cat and Dog: 3 - A Birthday Cake

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: Canuck

The increase of Canadian settlers out West gives rise to alarm among the established ranchers, who regard the 'Canucks' as a threat to their cattle empires.
The situation becomes acute as settler after settler is shot by the ranchers for cattle rustling, despite the newcomers' insistence that the steers were bought legally. Yet they can produce no bill of sale to prove their claims - merely a blank piece of paper.
Another mystery for the Lone Ranger and Tonto to solve.


Lone Ranger: Clayton Moore
Tonto: Jay Silverheels

: Children's Television: Billy Bunter of Greyfriars School: Bunter Keeps It Dark

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


Writer: Frank Richards
Producer: Pharic MacLaren
Designer: Tony Cornell
Bob Cherry: Keith Faulkner
Harry Wharton: Anthony Valentine
Frank Nugent: Laurence Harrington
Johnny Bull: David Coote
Hurree Singh: James Doran
Billy Bunter: Gerald Campion
Mr. Quelch: Kynaston Reeves
Coker: Peter Scott

: Six-Five Special

with Josephine Douglas and Pete Murray introducing Dennis Lotis, Freddie Mills, Jim Dale.
Special Guest: Petula Clark and the music of Eric Delaney and his Orchestra
Humphrey Lyttelton and his Band
Don Lang and his Frantic Five


Presenter: Josephine Douglas
Presenter: Pete Murray
Singer: Dennis Lotis
Performer: Freddie Mills
Singer: Jim Dale
Singer: Petula Clark
Musicians: Eric Delaney and his Orchestra
Musicians: Humphrey Lyttelton and his Band
Group: Don Lang and his Frantic Five
Script: Trevor Peacock
Producer: Jack Good

: Today's Sport

Kenneth Wolstenholme gives today's major sports results.


Presenter: Kenneth Wolstenholme

: Wells Fargo: Sam Bass

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

The notorious 'happy outlaw', Sam Bass, is holding up trains in Texas. Jim Hardie, sent to collaborate with the Texas Rangers, succeeds in becoming a fully fledged member of the gang. Then comes the gun battle of Round Rock Bank.....


Jim Hardie: Dale Robertson

: Star Choice presents: No Skin Off Me

[Starring] Ronald Reagan and John Ericson

When an ex-prizefighter is signed up to train a new white hops, he finds the young boxer needs to learn a lot more than the rules of the fight game.
A series of film plays presenting stars in stories of their choice.


Farmer Watson: Ronald Reagan
Wonder Boy Nick: John Ericson

: Saturday Comedy Hour: The Jimmy Wheeler Show

Starring Jimmy Wheeler
with Charlie Drake, Gary Miller, Fredye Marshall, Janet Ball, Robert Dorning, Tornedos, Larry Adler, Anton Dolin, The Morgan Jones Singers, The Television Toppers

(Anton Dolin broadcasts by permission of the Royal Festival Hall and the London Festival Ballet; Tornedos are appearing at the Dorchester Hotel, London)


Comedian/Presenter: Jimmy Wheeler
Comedian: Charlie Drake
Singer: Gary Miller
Singer: Fredye Marshall
Dancer: Janet Ball
Performer: Robert Dorning
Performer: Tornedos
Harmonicist: Larry Adler
Dancer: Anton Dolin
Singers: The Morgan Jones Singers
Dancers: The Television Toppers
Dance Direction: Larry Gordon
Orchestra Director: Eric Robinson
Designer: Douglas Smith
Producer: G.B. Lupino

: Escape: 4: The Warrant Officer

Written and produced by Arthur Swinson.
Aidan Crawley presents six stories of Escape
Prison Camp Stalag Luft III. NCO's Compound, Spring 1942

The Warrant Officer
At 9.0 tonight Aidan Crawley introduces another Escape.
Famous as a journalist and television reporter, Aidan Crawley is also renowned as a war-time escaper and an expert on escape technique and organisation. After his release from a P.O.W. Camp in 1945 he had access to relevant documents, British and German and wrote 'Escape from Germany' from which these stories are taken.


Writer/Producer: Arthur Swinson
Director: Ronald Eyre
Designer: Stewart Marshall
Film sequences directed by: Morris Barry
Film Cameraman: Peter Sargent
Film Editor: Allan Tyrer
Presenter: Aidan Crawley
Benny: Robert Gillespie
Corporal Kurth: Freddie Vale
Wally: Keith Smith
Jack: Howard Pays
Philip: Lane Meddick
Ken: Brian Peck
Harry: Denys Graham
Bill: Michael Caine
German Adjutant: John Nettleton
Sentry: Brian Hankins
Guard: Geoffrey Matthews
Other parts played by: Ian Ainsley
Other parts played by: Sheldon Allan
Other parts played by: Nicholas Courtney
Other parts played by: Roy Dotrice
Other parts played by: Alan Davidson
Other parts played by: James Barnes

: Rich and Rich

Roy Rich and Brenda Bruce entertain people they find interesting.
This week's guests include: Phyllis Calvert, Peter Murray Hill


Presenter: Roy Rich
Presenter: Brenda Bruce
Guest: Phyllis Calvert
Guest: Peter Murray Hill
Additional research: Ken Smith
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: The Waxworks

by A.M. Burrage
(A BBC telerecording)

(Wilfred Pickles is appearing in "Ride a Cock Horse" at the Grand Theatre, Blackpool)


Storyteller: Wilfred Pickles
Author: A.M. Burrage
Presented by: Kenneth Milne-Buckley

: News

followed by Weather and Close Down

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