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

A visit to the Oval to see the end of the morning's play on the first day of the match.
(to 13.30)


Commentator: Brian Johnston
Commentator: Peter West
Summaries: F. R . Brown
Television presentation: Antony Craxton

: Mainly for Women: About the Home

Cookery Club
Guest Cook Betty Hoffman, from the United States, shows how to make an American summer sweet.

Shopping Suggestions
New ideas for the housewife by Margaret Douglas.

My Friend Sheltie
A weekly series in which Stanley Dangerfield, Chief Steward of Cruft's, reports on the care and training of Sheltie, his new Shetland Sheepdog puppy, and suggests other animals which make attractive pets.

Learning How
Eleanor Summerfield, instructed by Frank Preston, shows how to paper a wall.

Introduced by Joan Gilbert.


Cook (Cookery Club): Betty Hoffman
Item presenter (Shopping Suggestions): Margaret Douglas
Reporter (My Friend Sheltie): Stanley Dangerfield
Item presenter (Learning How): Eleanor Summerfield
Handyman (Learning How): Frank Preston
Producer (Learning How): S. E. Reynolds
Presenter: Joan Gilbert
Producer: Ann Shead

: Watch with Mother: Rag, Tag, and Bobtail

For the Very Young
Charles E. Stidwill tells the story.
Sam and Elizabeth Williams make the pictures
(to 16.00)


Narrator: Charles E. Stidwill
Pictures: Sam Williams
Pictures: Elizabeth Williams
Script: Louise Cochrane

: Children's Television presents: Champion the Wonder Horse: Black Kachina

Thunder Sky, Indian Chief, warns that the tribes are on the warpath. The cause is the discovery of an ancient skull reputed to spell doom for the white man. Uncle Sandy and Ricky set off in search of the skull, but they have reckoned without Indian treachery.


The Wonder Horse: Champion
Rebel, the dog: Blaze
Ricky North: Barry Curtis
Uncle Sandy: Jim Bannon

: Children's Television: Junior Sportsview

Introduced by Max Robertson.
A fortnightly series presenting news and views from the world of sport.


Presenter: Max Robertson
Editor: Paul Fox
Editor: Ronnie Noble
Presented by: Bryan Cowgill

: Children's Television: Toytown: Larry the Plumber

Another play by S. G. Hulme Beaman.
Puppets by Gordon Murray and settings by Andrew Brownfoot from illustrations by S. G. Hulme Beaman.


Writer/illustrations: S. G. Hulme Beaman
Voices: Rosemary Miller
Voices: Peter Hawkins
Voices: Noel Coleman
Voices: Roy Skelton
Puppeteers: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteers: Molly Gibson
Puppeteers: Elizabeth Thorndike
Puppeteers: Bob Bura
Puppeteers: John Hardwick
Puppets/producer: Gordon Murray
Settings: Andrew Brownfoot

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

The closing overs of the first day's play and summaries by Peter West and F. R. Brown.


Summariser: Peter West
Summariser: F. R. Brown

: Beauty Box

Introduced by Harriette Johns including Russ Hamilton, Jack Train, Peter Cavanagh
Trudi Walker, The Blonde Toppers, Nat Temple and his Orchestra.


Presenter: Harriette Johns
Singer: Russ Hamilton
Comedian: Jack Train
Impressionist: Peter Cavanagh
Performer: Trudi Walker
Dancers: The Blonde Toppers
Musicians: Nat Temple and his Orchestra
Dance direction: Larry Gordon
Musical arrangements: Ken Thome
Producer: Richard Afton

: Sheep's Clothing

[Starring] Digby Wolfe
with Lorrae Desmond, Ronnie Corbett, Vie Riscoe, John Baskcomb.


Comedian: Digby Wolfe
[Actress]: Lorrae Desmond
Valet: Ronnie Corbett
[Actress]: Vie Riscoe
[Actor]: John Baskcomb
Orchestra conducted by: George Clouston
Scriptwriter: S. C. Green
Scriptwriter: R. M. Hills
Producer: Russell Turner

: The Governess

A play by Patrick Hamilton.
[Starring] Dulcie Gray, Edward Chapman, William Devlin

Tonight's play is by Patrick Hamilton, who also wrote Gaslight, the sinister Victorian melodrama which proved so popular with viewers. The hero of both plays is Inspector Rough, whose methods and character are based on those of a real-life detective named Whicher, who was concerned with two famous Victorian mysteries-the Tichbome and the Constance Kent cases. Indeed, it was the Kent case which suggested to Hamilton the main situation of The Governess: the disappearance of a little boy from his home-in this play the Drew household, with its atmosphere of unhappiness and suspicion. At the centre of its tensions is Miss Fry, the governess (Dulcie Gray), who has a strange relationship with her employer, the bullying Mr. Drew (William Devlin), and an even stranger one with her precocious pupil, Ellen, who is given to dreams and to sleep-walking. The mystery is only unravelled when Inspector Rough (Edward Chapman) appears on the scene, with manners which justify his name, but really hide a gentler outlook on life.

At 8.0


Writer: Patrick Hamilton
Producer: Stephen Harrison
Designer: Lawrence Broadhouse
Ellen Drew: Carol Wolveridge
Kate: Rosemary Davis
Miss Fry: Dulcie Gray
Bob Drew: Donald Pickering
Nurse: Mary Hignett
Mr Drew: William Devlin
Mrs Drew: Marjorie Stewart
Jock: John Rae
Det Insp Rough: Edward Chapman
Rush: Peter Bennett
Miss Watson: Esther McPherson

: The Englishman's Home: The Age of Adam

John Betjeman visits Syon House in Middlesex.
The home of the Duke of Northumberland, Syon is the last great country house left in London. The eighteenth-century interior is the work of the famous architect Robert Adam, who designed even the carpets, furniture, and doorknobs. The overall grandeur and elegance of design make this the finest sequence of Adam rooms to be found in England.
The fourth in a series of seven programmes


Presenter: John Betjeman
Edited and produced by: John Vernon

: Early to Braden

with A Baby, a Bird, Some People and Bernard Braden.
Scripts by a host of others


Comedian: Bernard Braden
Material at piano written by: Ted Allan
Producer: Philip Barker

: Larry Adler

Patrick Harvey at the piano.


Harmonicist: Larry Adler
Pianist: Patrick Harvey
Presented by: Patricia Foy

: News

followed by Weather; Road Works Report and Close Down

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