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: Cricket: Worcestershire v. The New Zealanders

Last day's play at Worcester.


Commentator: Brian Johnston
Commentator: Peter West
Assisted by: Denis Compton
Television presentation: David Martin

: Beunydd

Bwrw golwg dros bynclau'r dydd mewn sgwrs a ffilm - a chyfle i gwrdd a rhai sy'n amlwg yn y newyddion.
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, and Sutton Coldfield only)
(to 13.45)

: For the Schools: Birds: 2 - Birds of the Past

by E. W. Swinton and James Fisher.

The first bird we know about was Archaeopteryx which lived about two hundred million years ago. It had teeth like a reptile's and a long jointed tail. The programme also tells the story of the discovery of other fossils and shows some reconstructions of birds that have become extinct.


Presenter: E. W. Swinton
Presenter: James Fisher
Director: Eric Simms
Producer: F. R. Elwell

: Watch with Mother: The Woodentops

For the Very Young
Stories about a family of wooden dolls.
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
(A BBC television film)


Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Voices: Eileen Browne
Voices: Josefina Ray
Voices: Peter Hawkins
Script and music: Maria Bird

: Cricket: Worcestershire v. The New Zealanders

From the County Ground, Worcester.

: Cricket: Worcestershire v. The New Zealanders

A last look at the Tourists' opening match at the County Ground, Worcester.

: Children's Television presents: Nicholas Nickleby: Episode 5

by Charles Dickens
Adapted for television by Vincent Tilsley

In which Nicholas encounters Sir Mulberry Hawk with disastrous consequences; and in which, having taken his mother and sister out of Ralph's care and installed them with Miss La Creevy, he has the good fortune to meet with the Cheeryble brothers.
(A BBC telerecording)


Author: Charles Dickens
Adapted by: Vincent Tilsley
Director: Eric Tayler
Designer: Stephen Bundy
Producer: Douglas Allen
A waiter: Ralph Ball
Nicholas Nickleby: William Russell
Smike: Brian Peck
Sir Mulberry Hawk: Douglas Wilmer
Mr. Pluck: Victor Platt
Mr. Pyke: Graham Crowden
Lord Frederick Verisopht: Jack May
Newman Noggs: Richard Wordsworth
Miss La Creevy: Rosamund Greenwood
Hannah: Greta Wood
Mrs. Nickleby: Gillian Lind
Kate Nickleby: Jennifer Wilson
Ralph Nickleby: Malcolm Keen
Mr. Alfred Mantalini: Carl Bernard
Madame Mantalini: Fabia Drake
Mr. Charles Cheeryble: George Howe
Tim Linkinwater: Bartlett Mullins
Mr. Ned Cheeryble: Roddy Hughes
Wackford Squeers: Esmond Knight
Master Wackford Squeers: Keith Davis

: Children's Television: Ages Ago: 1: What went on and how do we know?

Brian Hope-Taylor shows the clues which tell us what life was like from the days of the Mammoth onwards, and suggests that this is real-life detective work in which we can all join.


Presenter: Brian Hope-Taylor
Presented by: Roy Duffell

: Children's Television: Tippy the Town Dog

A film about the adventures of a terrier who escapes from his master.

: News Headlines; Sports News; The Weather

On transmitters serving the areas:
6.10 News for Scotland, Northern Ireland, and the English Regions
News from Wales: 6.15-6.20

: Gardening Club

A weekly date with Percy Thrower whose seasonal work tonight shows:
Planting out from a nursery bed of brussels sprouts and other brassicas, and treatment against club root; Sowing French beans under cloches; Top dressing begonias; Control of pests in the greenhouse

Lawns and Grasses
J. B. Escritt Assistant Director of the Sports Turf Research Institute, Bingley discusses methods of obtaining a new lawn, seasonal work on established bwns, and the use of weed killers.

From the BBC's Midland television studio


Presenter: Percy Thrower
Item presenter (Lawns and Grasses): J. B. Escritt
Presented by: John Farrington

: Tonight

Look around with Derek Hart.
with Geoffrey Johnson Smith and this week, Lucille Mapp, Noel Harrison


Presenter: Derek Hart
Reporter: Geoffrey Johnson Smith
Singer: Lucille Mapp
Singer/guitarist: Noel Harrison
Producer: Donald Baverstock

: Show Band Parade

Cyril Stapleton presents Show Band Parade featuring his Show Band in popular music of yesterday, today and tomorrow with Ronnie Hilton, Stan Stennett, Diane Todd, The Confrey Phillips Trio, Sheila O'Neill, Bob Stevenson, Graham MacCormack, Greta Hamby, Michel Boudot, The Show Band Singers (Directed by Cliff Adams)


Presenter/bandleader: Cyril Stapleton
Singer: Ronnie Hilton
Singer: Stan Stennett
Singer: Diane Todd
Musicians: The Confrey Phillips Trio
Dancer: Sheila O'Neill
Dancer: Bob Stevenson
Dancer: Graham MacCormack
Dancer: Greta Hamby
Dancer: Michel Boudot
Singers: The Show Band Singers
[Singers] directed by: Cliff Adams
Production scenes staged by: Alfred Rodrigues
Producer: Graeme Muir

: Association Football: England v. Young England

An outside broadcast of the second half of this match direct from Stamford Bridge, London.


Commentator: Kenneth Wolstenholme
Television presentation: Peter Webber

: The Diary of Samuel Pepys: Episode 8

Dramatised for television by A. R. Rawlinson.
with Peter Sallis as Samuel Pepys
The action takes place in the City of London, at Greenwich and at Dagnams, Essex.

It is June 1665. War has broken out between England and Holland. Lord Sandwich, at sea with the Fleet, has entrusted Samuel Pepys with the preliminary arrangements for his daughter's marriage. To Samuel's relief, the English Fleet win a great naval victory -but his rejoicings are tempered by the first rumblings of the Plague.


Author: Samuel Pepys
Dramatised for television by: A.R. Rawlinson
Producer: Chloe Gibson
Music composed by: Christopher Whelen
Film sequences photographed by: Douglas Wolfe
Film editor: James Colina
Designer: Fanny Taylor
Samuel Pepys: Peter Sallis
Coachman: James Page
First Watchman: Harry Littlewood
Second Watchman: Dennis Handby
Elizabeth Pepys: Susan Maryott
William Hewer: Alan Rowe
Mercer: Audrey Blezard
Lord Sandwich: Manning Wilson
Servant: Keith Marsh
Philip Carteret: Stuart Hutchison
Lord Crew: Richard Williams
Lady Jemimah Sandwich: Gina Shiel
Lady Sandwich: Josephine Wilson
Lady Wright: Henrietta Russell
Boatman: James Roughead
First Citizen: Henry Kay
Second Citizen: Bryan Kendrick
Duke of Albemarle: John Arnatt
Third Watchman: James Belchamber
Man: Richard Coe
Mother of child: Lola Willard
Father of child: Robert James
Lady Castlemaine: Diana Fairfax

: Speaking Personally: Eric Linklater

From the BBC's television studio in Scotland


Speaker: Eric Linklater

: Donald Peers at the Supper Club

invites you to keep a late-night rendezvous with some friends from the world of entertainment.


Singer: Donald Peers
Presented by: Ronnie Taylor

: Press Conference

This week's guest, His Highness the Aga Khan


Panellist: His Highness the Aga Khan
Presented by: Hugh Burnett

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