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: The British Games

Promoted by the News of the World incorporating the international athletics match
Great Britain v. U.S.S.R. organised by the British Amateur Athletic Board.
From the White City Stadium, London.


Commentator: Roger Bannister
Commentator: Norris McWhirter
Presented for television by: Bryan Cowgill

: Children's Television presents: The Lone Ranger - The Angel and the Outlaw

A wounded bandit is being cared for by a widow, whose young son looks up to him as a hero; but when Lone Ranger and Tonto get on the trail, the outlaw is shown up in his true colours.


Lone Ranger: Clayton Moore
Tonto: Jay Silverheels

: The British Games

incorporating the international athletics match Great Britain v. U.S.S.R.
From the White City Stadium. London.


Commentator: Roger Bannister
Commentator: Norris McWhirter

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

The first of two visits to the Oval to see play on the third day of the match.


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

: Today's Sport

Kenneth Wolstenholme gives today's major sports results.


Presenter: Kenneth Wolstenholme

: Fifth Test Match

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


Summariser: Peter West
Summariser: F. R. Brown

: Extra Special

Josephine Douglas, Pete Murray introducing Chris Barber's Jazz Band, Ottilie Patterson, Johnny Duncan and his Blue Grass Boys.


Presenter/producer: Josephine Douglas
Presenter: Pete Murray
Musicians: Chris Barber's Jazz Band
Singer: Ottilie Patterson
Group: Johnny Duncan and his Blue Grass Boys
Script: Trevor Peacock

: Direct from La Camargue

Land of the Flamingo and the Wild Bull
Wynford Vaughan Thomas discusses the way of life and introduces some of the people who live in this, the cowboy country of southern France.
Presented for television by Robin Scott in collaboration with Alexandre Tarta of Radiodiffusion-Television Francaise

The Camargue, one of the strangest and least known regions of France, ties in the Rhone delta west of Marseilles. A land of prairie and salt lake, it is renowned for its ranches where black bulls and grey horses are reared, or roam wild over the inhospitable scrubland to be rounded up by cowboys known locally as Gardiens. Denys Colomb's ranch, near Stes.
Maries de la Mer, is bounded on one side by the lake of Vaccares, where flocks of flamingoes spend the hot summer months and fishermen reap a rich harvest from the shallow waters.


Presenter: Wynford Vaughan Thomas
Television presentation: Robin Scott

: Wells Fargo: Rio Grande

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

Jim Hardie, in charge of the Company's office at Matamoros, has to take a shipment of half a million dollars through revolution-ridden country. The journey is complicated by the people he agrees to escort. And one of them turns out to be as dangerous as the Mexican bandits.


Jim Hardie: Dale Robertson

: Personally Conducted by Eric Robinson

who tonight celebrates ten years as Conductor in the BBC Television Service by introducing Terry Thomas, Wandy Tworek, Eve Boswell, Jacqueline Delman, Joe Davis, The De Marios, Hugh David, The Frank and Peggy Spencer Rock 'n' Roll Formation Team, The Morgan Jones Welsh Choral Society, and the Orchestra
(Leader, David McCallum)


Presenter: Eric Robinson
Comedian: Terry Thomas
Violinist: Wandy Tworek
Singer: Eve Boswell
Soprano: Jacqueline Delman
Performer: Joe Davis
Dancers: The De Marios
Performer: Hugh David
Dancers: The Frank and Peggy Spencer Rock 'n' Roll Formation Team
Singers: The Morgan Jones Welsh Choral Society
Orchestra Leader: David McCallum
Associate conductor: George Clouston
Designer: George Djurkovic
Producer: Graeme Muir

: Escape: 5: The Great Bluff

Written and produced by Arthur Swinson.
Aidan Crawley presents six stories of Escape.
Prison Camp Stalag Luft III
May 1943


Writer/producer: Arthur Swinson
Director: Ronald Eyre
Presenter: Aidan Crawley
Designer: Stewart Marshall
Film sequences directed by: Morris Barry
Film cameraman: Peter Sargent
Film Editor: Allan Tyrer
Wing Commander Brian Peterson D.S.O., D.F.C.: Eric Lander
Duggie: Richard Beale
Mark: Michael Murray
Wing Commander Webb, D.S.O., D.F.C.: Robert Crewdson
Bill: Raymond Cooney
Paul: George Mikell
Jeremy: Stephen MacDonald
Group Captain Cassidy, D.S.O. M.C.: Desmond Llewelyn
Guy: Richard Klee
German Commandant: Carl Bernard
Johnny Pierce: John Evans
John: David Garth
Hoffman: Stanley Platts
Hauptmann Broili: Michael Anthony
Colonel Goodwin U.S.A.A.F.: Gordon Sterne
German Guard Commander: Ian Ainsley
Clerk: John Herrington
Stooge: James Ellis
Other parts played by: Sheldon Allan
Other parts played by: Michael Cosmo
Other parts played by: Allan Davidson
Other parts played by: Roy Dotrice
Other parts played by: David Hart
Other parts played by: Norman Hartley
Other parts played by: Timothy Healy
Other parts played by: Ronald Mayer
Other parts played by: James McLoughlin
Other parts played by: Harry Wright
Other parts played by: Brian Vanden

: Rich and Rich

or Roy Rich and Brenda Bruce entertain people they find interesting.
This week's guests include: Sir Geoffrey and Lady Barnett


Presenter: Roy Rich
Presenter: Brenda Bruce
Guest: Sir Geoffrey Barnett
Guest: Lady Barnett
Presented by: Ronald Marsh

: Sports Special

Sportsview film cameras bring you today's sport tonight.
Introduced by Kenneth Wolstenholme.

10.20-10.30-Sport in the West
(Rowridge only)


Presenter: Kenneth Wolstenholme
Editor: Paul Fox
Editor: Ronnie Noble
Presented by: Tom Millett

: Wilfred Pickles tells a Story: My Adventure in Norfolk

by A. J. Alan.


Storyteller: Wilfred Pickles
Author: (My Adventure in Norfolk): A. J. Alan
Presented by: Kenneth Milne-Buckley

: 11th Edinburgh International Festival: The Edinburgh Military Tattoo

11th Edinburgh International Festival BBC outside broadcast cameras on the Esplanade of Edinburgh Castle visit The Edinburgh Military Tattoo.

Presented by Scottish Command
The King's African Rifles
Tribal Dancing and Drill Display

The Turkish Army
Musical Display by the Band of the Corps of Janissaries
Drill Display by Cadets from the Harp Okulu School
(Turkish Military Academy)
Accompanied by their Drum and Bugle Band

The Mounted Bands of the Life Guards

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police

The Royal Danish Life Guards
Drill Display
Accompanied by the Regimental Band of H.M. Scots Guards

Scotland's Pride
Massed Pipes and Drums
1st and 2nd Bns. Scots Guards
1st Bn. The Royal Scots
1st Bn. Highland Light Infantry
The Brigade of Gurkhas
Edinburgh City Police Pipe Band
Dancing Teams from
1st Bn. The Royal Scots
1st Bn. The Gordon Highlanders
The Royal Scots
The Black Watch Seaforth Highlanders
The Gordon Highlanders
The Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders
The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders

Massed Military Bands
Scots Guards
The Highland Light Infantry
The Gordon Highlanders

Grand Finale
Scotland the Brave
The Sunset Call


Producer: Brigadier Alasdair Maclean
Musicians: Edinburgh City Police Pipe Band
Commentator: Michael Henderson
Presented for television by: Alan Rees

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