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: Motor Racing

The finish of Heat 1 of the Daily Express International Trophy Race and the Daily Express Sports Car Race (over 1500 c.c.).
From Silverstone.
(to 12.35 app.)
(See page 5)


Commentator: Raymond Baxter
Commentator: John Bolster
Presented for television by: Barrie Edgar

: Battle of Britain Day

with the Royal Air Force.
A flying display to mark the seventeenth anniversary of the Battle of Britain from the famous fighter base at Biggin Hill, Kent by permission of Wing Commander P. D. Thompson, D.S.C.


Commentator: Charles Gardner
Television presentation: Dennis Monger

: Motor Racing

The start of the final of the Daily Express International Trophy Race.
From Silverstone.

: Battle of Britain

Another visit to Biggin Hill.

: Motor Racing

The finish of the Daily Express International Trophy Race.

: Children's Television presents: The Adventures of the Little Dog and Cat: 4: Finding a Doll

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


Written and drawn by: Joseph Capek
Narrator: Charles E. Stidwill

: Children's Television: The Lone Ranger: The Prince of Buffalo Gap


Lone Ranger: Clayton Moore
Tonto: Jay Silverheels

: Children's Television: With the Greatest of Ease

A glimpse of the thrills experienced by soldiers training in a parachute regiment.

: Children's Television: Swiss Family Robinson: 1: The Storm

An American film presented in two parts of the adventures of a shipwrecked family based on the famous book by Johann David Wyss.


Based on the book by: Johann David Wyss
Mr. Robinson: Thomas Mitchell
Mrs. Robinson: Edna Best
Jack: Freddie Bartholomew
Fred: Terry Kilburn
Ernest: Tim Holt

: Today's Sport

Kenneth Wolstenholme gives today's major sports results.


Presenter: Kenneth Wolstenholme

: Six-Five Special

with Josephine Douglas and Pete Murray introducing among others
Ken Mackintosh and his Orchestra, Humphrey Lyttelton and his Band, James Rushing, The Jazz Couriers, Bob Cort and his Skiffle, Jim Dale, Nancy Whiskey, Freddie Mills.
Special Guest, Bill Maynard


Presenter/producer: Josephine Douglas
Presenter: Pete Murray
Musicians: Ken Mackintosh and his Orchestra
Musicians: Humphrey Lyttelton and his Band
Singer: James Rushing
Musicians: The Jazz Couriers
Group: Bob Cort and his Skiffle
Singer: Jim Dale
Singer: Nancy Whiskey
Performer: Freddie Mills
Comedian/Special guest: Bill Maynard
Script: Trevor Peacock

: Dixon of Dock Green: The Story of Jimmy Mayo

Some stories of a London policeman by Ted Willis
[Starring] Jack Warner


Writer: Ted Willis
Designer: Edwin Florence
Production: Douglas Moodie
P.C. George Dixon: Jack Warner
Mr. Armour: A.J. Brown
Tom: Howard Green
Jimmy Mayo: David Hemmings
Mr. Roller: John Scott
Sergeant Flint: Arthur Rigby
Mrs. Mayo: Hilda Fenemore
Bill Mayo: Martin Wyldeck
Rocky Mayo: Brian Rawlinson
Andy Crawford C.I.D.: Peter Byrne
Mary: Jeannette Hutchinson
Sergeant Grace Millard: Moira Mannion
P.C. Bob Penney: Anthony Parker
Inspector Cherry, C.I.D.: Robert Cawdron
Fred Irons: Howard Loxton
P.C. Hughes: Peter Henchie

: Swimming and Diving Championships

The finals of some of the sprint events in the Amateur Swimming Association
National Championships.
From the Derby Baths, Blackpool.


Commentator: Michael Henderson
Commentator: Harry Walker
Presented for television by: Ray Lakeland

: Saturday Comedy Hour presents: The Jimmy Wheeler Show

Starring Jimmy Wheeler
with Michael Bentine, Noberti, Gary Miller, Nat Mills, The Television Toppers.


Comedian/presenter: Jimmy Wheeler
Comedian: Michael Bentine
Entertainer: Noberti
Singer: Gary Miller
Comedian: Nat Mills
Dancers: The Television Toppers
Dance direction: Larry Gordon
The Orchestra Conducted by: Harold Collins
Designer: George Djurkovic
Produced and directed by: Richard Afton

: The Last Night of the Proms

Constance Shacklock
BBC Symphony Orchestra
(Leader, Paul Beard)
Conductor; Sir Malcolm Sargent
Introduced by Alvar Lidell.


Mezzo-soprano: Constance Shacklock
Musicians: BBC Symphony Orchestra
[Orchestra] leader: Paul Beard
[Orchestra] conductor: Sir Malcolm Sargent
Presenter: Alvar Lidell
Presented for television by: David J. Thomas

: Sports Special

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


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

: The Hispano

Phil Brown tells the story of 'The Hispano'
from 'Hotel Splendide' by Ludwig Bemelmans.
(A BBC telerecording)


Storyteller: Phil Brown
Author: Ludwig Bemelmans

: News

followed by Weather and Close Down

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