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: Cricket: England v. New Zealand: First Test Match

Second day's play at Edgbaston, Birmingham.


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

: 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: Birds: 6: Bird Numbers

by James Fisher

Why is it that some birds are seen only singly or in pairs whereas others go about in flocks? What determines the number of birds of one species that a given area can support? How can the number of birds in a breeding colony such as a gannetry or a rookery be estimated? These and other questions are answered in today's programme.
(A BBC telerecording)


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

: Lawn Tennis: The Northern Lawn Tennis Tournament

Some of the semi-final matches from the Northern Lawn Tennis Club, West Didsbury, Manchester.


Commentator: Dan Maskell
Commentator: Michael Henderson
Television presentation: Ray Lakeland

: Cricket: England v. New Zealand: First Test Match


Commentator: Brian Johnston
Commentator: Peter West
Assisted by: Denis Compton

: Lawn Tennis: The Northern Lawn Tennis Tournament


Commentator: Dan Maskell
Commentator: Michael Henderson

: Children's Television presents: Nicholas Nickleby: Episode 10

by Charles Dickens
Adapted for television by Vincent Tilsley

In which the world of Ralph Nickleby collapses about his ears; and in which there is happiness in store not only for the young people, but for a couple of not-so-young people as well.


Author: Charles Dickens
Adapted by: Vincent Tilsley
Director: Eric Tayler
Designer: Stephen Bundy
Wardrobe Supervisor: Elizabeth Agombar
Make-up Supervisor: Tommy Manderson
Producer: Douglas Allen
Mrs. Nickleby: Gillian Lind
Kate Nickleby: Jennifer Wilson
Madeline Bray: Marilyn James
Mr. Charles Cheeryble: George Howe
Ralph Nickleby: Malcolm Keen
Newman Noggs: Richard Wordsworth
Mr. Brooker: Fred Johnson
Mrs. Snawley: Jane Henderson
Arthur Gride: Anthony Jacobs
A woman: Joyce Worsley
Wackford Squeers: Esmond Knight
Tim Linkinwater: Bartlett Mullins
Mr. Ned Cheeryble: Roddy Hughes
Nicholas Nickleby: William Russell
Miss La Creevy: Rosamund Greenwood
Frank Cheeryble: Barry Foster

: Children's Television: For Deaf Children

Michael Aspel introduces a special programme for the younger children including Tony Kitten a story in pictures drawn by Pat Harrison and a film Big Animals of Africa.


Presenter: Michael Aspel
Artist (Tony Kitten): Pat Harrison

: Cricket: England v. New Zealand: First Test Match

The closing overs of the second day's play followed by a summary.
Test Match television broadcasts start tomorrow at 4.35

: On transmitters serving the areas:

News for Scotland, Northern Ireland, and the English Regions

: Tonight

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


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

: News Summary

Cricket: close of play scores

: Ticket for Friday

Jack Watson invites you to share his ticket for tonight to look around the New Tower Ballroom, Blackpool and watch
Exhibition Dancers: Tony Traver and June Tyrrell, Maurice Boyle and Phoebe Brindle, The Stevenson Formation Team (of Cleethorpes) British Formation Dancing Champions and The Blackpool Holidaymakers who are dancing to the music of Billy Ternent and his Orchestra and Reginald Dixon at the organ.


Presenter: Jack Watson
Dancer: Tony Traver
Dancer: June Tyrrell
Dancer: Maurice Boyle
Dancer: Phoebe Brindle
Formation dancers: The Stevenson Formation Team
Dancers: The Blackpool Holidaymakers
Musicians: Billy Ternent and his Orchestra
Organist: Reginald Dixon
Television presentation: Barney Colehan

: The Common Room: 5: The Ace of Spades

A television series by Leo Lehman
[Starring] Gillian Lind, Henry Oscar, Ballard Berkeley

The action takes place in the Richard Pater Secondary Modern School.


Writer: Leo Lehman
Designer: Richard Henry
Director: Emyr Humphreys
Producer: Andrew Osborn
Green, the new Headmaster: Ronald Adam
Vaughan: Ballard Berkeley
Crabb: Norman Pierce
Dobbs: Henry Oscar
Mrs. Hamer: Gillian Lind
Miss Thomas: Dilys Hamlett
Driscoll: Robin Lloyd
Miss Lewis: Janet Bruce
Miss Carson: Joan Young
Caretaker: Geoffrey Tyrrell

: Portraits of Power: 4 - Marshal Tito

Robert McKenzie introduces five programmes illustrating the nature of the power wielded by outstanding political leaders of this century.

including film from British and foreign sources and evidence from Sir Fitzroy Maclean M.P., Dr. Kurt Martin, B. Vuchkovic.


Presenter: Robert McKenzie
Interviewee: Sir Fitzroy MacLean
Interviewee: Dr. Kurt Martin
Interviewee: B. Vuchkovic
Film editor: Alan Tetzner
Director: Therese Denny
Producer: Huw Wheldon

: The Diary of Samuel Pepys: Episode 13

Dramatised by A. R. Rawlinson.
with Peter Sallis as Samuel Pepys
The action takes place in the City of London, at Westminster Hall, and at Sayes Court.

It is February 1668. Peace has at last been negotiated with the Dutch, following the naval disaster when the Dutch fleet sailed up the Medway and burned the English ships at their moorings.


Author: Samuel Pepys
Dramatised by: A. R. Rawlinson
Producer: Chloe Gibson
Music: Christopher Whelen
Designer: Fanny Taylor
Samuel Pepys: Peter Sallis
Viscount Brouncker: Wensley Pithey
Sir John Minnes: Raymond Rollett
Sir William Penn: Anthony Newlands
Sir Thomas Harvey: Derek Birch
William Hewer: Alan Rowe
Elizabeth Pepys: Susan Maryott
Deb Willett: Rosemarie Anderson
Speaker of the House of Commons: Henry Longhurst
Sir William Coventry: Paul Eddington
King Charles II: Douglas Wilmer
Lady Castlemaine: Diana Fairfax
Duke of York: David Peel
Duchess of York: Jill Cary
Nell Gwynne: Sheila Brennan
Mistress Knepp: Helen Jessop
Matthew Wren: John Dunbar
John Evelyn: John Sharplin

: Look: The Story of a Giraffe

A series of wild-life programmes.
Introduced by Peter Scott.

The giraffe is a friendly animal. He associates with other creatures and is regarded by them as part of the background of Africa, into which he merges so successfully. He hardly ever sleeps; night and day he sees all that goes on around him from his lofty height. But if a giraffe could talk, what story would he tell?
Mervyn Cowie, Director of the Royal National Parks of Kenya turns his films into a story of Africa as seen through the eyes of a giraffe.
(A BBC telerecording)


Presenter: Peter Scott
Guest/Filmmaker: Mervyn Cowie
Producer: Nicholas Crocker

: I Know What I Like

Gilbert Harding introduces "I Know What I Like"
Presenting the type of entertainment which gives him pleasure and which he hopes will please you
featuring Laurence Olivier
in an excerpt from 'Henry V'
(by courtesy of the Rank Organisation)
and Ian Wallace, George Malcolm, Michael Ayrton, Hector Bolitho, Monja Danischewsky, Sara Luzita, Greta Hamby, Graham MacCormack, Rex Rainer


Presenter: Gilbert Harding
Singer: Ian Wallace
Harpsichordist: George Malcolm
Panellist: Michael Ayrton
Panellist: Hector Bolitho
Panellist: Monja Danischewsky
Dancer: Sara Luzita
Dancer: Greta Hamby
Dancer: Graham MacCormack
Dancer: Rex Rainer
Choreography: Alfred Rodrigues
Orchestra conducted and musical arrangements by: William Hill-Bowen
Designer: Natasha Kroll
Producer: Harry Carlisle

: Masterpieces of Painting: 3: Titian La Mise au Tombeau

Sir Gerald Kelly on Masterpieces of Painting
(A BBC film)


Presenter: Sir Gerald Kelly
Photography: Peter Hamilton
Recorded by: Norman Allen
Editor: Leslie Robertson
Producer: Christopher Doll

: News Summary

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