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: Cricket: M.C.C. v. The New Zealanders

A visit to Lord's for the second day's play in the match between the Touring Team and the M.C.C.


Commentator: E. W. Swanton
Commentator: Brian Johnston
Assisted by: Denis Compton

: Beunydd

Bwrw golwg dros bynciau'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: Science and Life: Stress and Strain: 4: The Structure of Aircraft

Introduced by A. J. Garratt with P. B. Walker of the Royal Aircraft Establishment,


Presenter: A. J. Garratt
Guest: P. B. Walker
Film cameraman: Tony Leggo
Film editor: Ken Cooper
Producer: Donald Grattan

: Watch with Mother: Picture Book

For the Very Young
Pages turned by Patricia Driscoll.


Presenter: Patricia Driscoll
Editor: Maria Bird

: Mainly for Women: Looking at Women's Programmes

with opinions from three critics: Anne Scott-James, Joyce Bruce, Sarah Jenkins,
A different point of view from another journalist, Ailsa Garland and comments and suggestions from viewers drawn from The National Association of Women's Clubs, The National Council of Women of Great Britain, The National Federation of Women's Institutes- The National Union of Townswomen's Guilds and the Women's Co-operative Guild.
In the chair: Peter West
(A BBC telerecording)


Critic: Anne Scott-James
Critic: Joyce Bruce
Critic: Sarah Jenkins
Panellist: Ailsa Garland
Chairman: Peter West
Producer: Lorna Pegram

: Mainly for Women: Keep Fit with Eileen Fowler

From the BBC's Midland television studio

All instructions for exercises demonstrated by Eileen Fowler since January 1957 (which she is repeating on Monday afternoons till mid-June) and previously published in a pamphlet and in supplements to Radio Times, are reprinted in a new pamphlet obtainable from [address removed], price 2s. 6d. post free. Postal orders please, not stamps.


Exerciser: Eileen Fowler
Arranged by: Ann Shead
Music arranged and played by: Helen Shields
Presented by: Desmond O'Leary

: Children's Television: Studio 'E'

Vera McKechnie introduces Studio 'E', Your Monday Magazine

Talking about Ponies
Dorian Williams shows you another pony.

News Story

New Books
Dr. C. von Furer Haimendorf talks about 'Aku-Aku' by Thor Heyerdahl, author of 'Kon-Tiki'.

John Hewer
See page 4

This Week's Film
'Up the Creek' starring Peter Sellers and David Tomlinson.

Dancing Round the World
India and Ceylon

Spy School
Bernard Newman tells you more about famous spies.

Shirley Abicair tells another story about Tumbarumba

Bobo the Monkey


Presenter: Vera McKechnie
Item presenter (Talking about Ponies): Dorian Williams
Item presenter (New Books): Dr. C. von Furer Haimendorf
Performer: John Hewer
CPO Doherty (This Week's Film): Peter Sellers
Lt. Humphrey Fairweather (This Week's Film): David Tomlinson
Item presenter (Spy School): Bernard Newman
Storyteller (Tumbarumba): Shirley Abicair
Editor: Ursula Eason
Presented by: Leonard Chase

: 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

: Movie Museum presents: Part 1 of Peck's Bad Boy

[Starring] Jackie Coogan


Henry Peck: Jackie Coogan

: Tonight

Look around with Cliff Michelmore.
Sport - Music - People
Cinema - Theatre - Argument
with Derek Hart, Geoffrey Johnson Smith and this week, Marion Grimaldi, Alex McEwen.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Reporter: Derek Hart
Reporter: Geoffrey Johnson Smith
Singer: Marion Grimaldi
Singer/guitarist: Alex McEwen
Producer: Donald Baverstock

: News Summary

Cricket: close of play scores

: Starr and Company: Let's Have a Party


Producer: Gerard Glaister
Director: Mervyn R. Pinfield
Script: Allan Prior
Designer: Austen Spriggs
Megs Turner: Nancy Nevinson
Jim Turner: Philip Ray
Gwyneth Turner: Gillian Gale
Mary Tennison: Patricia Mort
Isobel: Pamela Abbott
Hazel: Anne Pichon
Doris: Jose Read
Vera: Shane Cordell
Tom Turner: Brian McDermott
Allardyce: John Forbes-Robertson
Messenger: Kenneth Alan Taylor
Mrs Allardyce: Jean Theobald

: Trouble for Two

Written by Johnny Whyte and Jacqueline Mackenzie.
Jacqueline Mackenzie and Lorrae Desmond find Trouble for Two
with Donald Churchill, Harry Fowler, Tom Clegg.


Writer: Johnny Whyte
Writer: Jacqueline Mackenzie
Incidental music composed and conducted by: Bob Sharples
Producer: Ronald Marsh
[Actress]: Jacqueline Mackenzie
[Actress]: Lorrae Desmond
Char: Donald Churchill
[Actor]: Harry Fowler
[Actor]: Tom Clegg

: The Phil Silvers Show: Bilko's War Against Culture

Starring Phil Silvers as Sergeant Bilko.

Bilko's Saturday gambling parties make Las Vegas look like a ghost town. No wonder the glamorous Lieutenant who tries to bring culture to Fort Baxter has a difficult task.


Sergeant Bilko: Phil Silvers

: The Night and the Music

A programme of melody, song, and dance featuring
The Orchestra of Charm
Directed by Michael Freedman
Eric Robinson and the Orchestra, Jill Westlake, Billy Raymond, Jack Billings and the Television Toppers.


Musicians: The Orchestra of Charm
[Orchestra] directed by: Michael Freedman
Musicians: Eric Robinson and the Orchestra
Singer: Jill Westlake
Singer: Billy Raymond
Dancer: Jack Billings
Dancers: The Television Toppers
Dance direction: Larry Gordon
Scenery designed by: Stewart Marshall
Devised by/Producer: Richard Afton

: Panorama

Each week Television's Window on the World opens on Places-Problems-
Personalities in the news.
Introduced by Richard Dimbleby.


Presenter: Richard Dimbleby
Editor/Producer: Rex Moorfoot
Associate producer: David Wheeler
Associate producer: Kenneth Lamb

: Picture Parade

Introduced by Peter Haigh and Derek Bond.

This edition includes:
Two musical numbers from 'St. Louis Blues' with Eartha Kitt, Nat 'King' Cole and Pearl Bailey and a scene from 'The Moonraker' with George Baker and Sylvia Sims.
Films by courtesy of Paramount and Associated British-Pathe


Presenter: Peter Haigh
Presenter: Derek Bond
Director: Richard Evans
Presented by: Alan Sleath

: Moira Lister tells a story: Her Son


Storyteller: Moira Lister

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

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