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: Inauguration of Gatwick Airport

by Her Majesty The Queen
Scene described by Richard Dimbleby.
(to 11.25)


Commentator: Richard Dimbleby
Television presentation: Innes Lloyd

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

Fourth day's play at Edgbaston, Birmingham.


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

: Beunydd

Bwrw golwg dros bymciau'r dydd mewn sgwrs a ffilm a-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: Living in Water 1: Shells and Scenery

by John Carthy.
Roughly two-thirds of the earth's surface is covered with water. The water dissolves chemicals from the rocks and these chemicals are used to help build the bodies of animals that live in the water. The programme shows how the shells of myriads of sea creatures are built up in this way, and bow they in their turn help to change the earth's scenery.
(A BBC television film: last Wednesday's programme repeated)


Presenter: John Carthy
Producer: F. R. Elwell

: Mainly for Women

The Northern Scene: They Settled in a City
Olive Shapley introduces some West Indians and their families who have made their homes in Manchester; also Brother Bernard who runs a club for them.
From the BBC's North of England studio

3.15 Keep Fit with Eileen Fowler
From the BBC's Midland television studio
All instructions for exercises demonstrated by Eileen Fowler are published in a pamphlet obtainable from [address removed]. Price 2s. 6d. post free. Postal orders, please, not stamps.

(to 15.30)


Presenter (The Northern Scene): Olive Shapley
Director (The Northern Scene): Charles Farmer
Exerciser (Keep Fit): Eileen Fowler
Arranged by (Keep Fit): Ann Shead
Music arranged and played by (Keep Fit): Helen Shields
Presented by (Keep Fit): Desmond O'Leary

: Children's Television: Studio E

Vera McKechnie introduces Your Monday Magazine.

Talking about Ponies
Dorian Williams shows you another pony.

Growing Things
Percy Thrower talks about wallflowers, sweet williams and chrysanthemums.

This Week's Film: The Moonraker

Ron Parry and his friend Tiggy

Why Be Uncomfortable
Jack Cox makes suggestions for better camping.

Dancing Round the World: Trinidad

Bobo the Monkey


Presenter: Vera McKechnie
Item presenter (Talking about Ponies): Dorian Williams
Item presenter (Growing Things): Percy Thrower
Item presenter: Ron Parry
Item presenter (Why Be Uncomfortable): Jack Cox
Editor: Ursula Eason
Presented by: Leonard Chase

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

The closing overs of the fourth day's play followed by a summary.

: Weather and News for Scotland, Northern Ireland and the English Regions

(On transmitters serving the areas)

News from Wales: 6.40-6.45

: Tonight

Look around with Cliff Michelmore.
Sport - Music - People
Cinema - Theatre - Argument
with Derek Hart, Geoffrey Johnson Smith and this week, Noel Harrison, Diana Decker
At 7.13 app.
The World Cup: England v. U.S.S.R.
Special news film report of yesterday's match in Gothenburg.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Reporter: Derek Hart
Reporter: Geoffrey Johnson Smith
Singer/guitarist: Noel Harrison
Singer: Diana Decker
Producer: Donald Baverstock

: News Summary

and Cricket: close of play scores

: Starr and Company: First in the Field

(Next episode on Thursday)


Producer: Gerard Glaister
Script: Bill Naughton
Robin Starr: Michael Murray
Jane Starr: Deirdre Day
Jim Turner: Philip Ray
Rocky: Edward Cast
Morny: Douglas Blackwell
Harry Crane: Arnold Ridley
Julia Starr: Pat Ann Key
Doris: Jose Read
Joseph Starr: William Sherwood
Mary Tennison: Patricia Mort
Tom Turner: Brian McDermott
Simpson: Maurice Durant
Bromly: Martin Sterndale
Francis: Bruce Morton
Deverson: Leonard White
Forbes: Glenn Williams
Hazel: Anne Pichon

: Ask Me Another

A General Knowledge contest based on the popular sound programme 'What Do You Know'?
Each week a new team of challengers will compete against members of the general public who in successive years have won the annual 'Brain of Britain' contest.
This week:
The Brains: Martin Dakin, Arthur Maddocks, Antony Carr
The Commentators: Audrey Russell, Max Robertson, Wynford Vaughan Thomas
Chairman, Franklin Engelmann


Panellist (The Brains): Martin Dakin
Panellist (The Brains): Arthur Maddocks
Panellist (The Brains): Antony Carr
Panellist (The Commentators): Audrey Russell
Panellist (The Commentators): Max Robertson
Panellist (The Commentators): Wynford Vaughan Thomas
Chairman: Franklin Engelmann
Programme devised and compiled by: John P. Wynn
Arranged by: Joan Clark
Designer: Natasha Kroll
Presented by: Kenneth Milne-Buckley

: The Phil Silvers Show: The Girl from Italy

Starring Phil Silvers as Sergeant Bilko.


Sergeant Bilko: Phil Silvers

: The Henry Hall Show

Henry Hall introduces Wim Sonneveld, Beryl Reid, Elisabeth Welch, Kenny Baker, Diane Todd, Barbara Young, Judith Whitaker, Jimmie Dark and the Henry Hall Orchestra.


Presenter: Henry Hall
Singer: Wim Sonneveld
Singer: Beryl Reid
Singer: Elisabeth Welch
Trumpeter: Kenny Baker
Singer: Diane Todd
Singer: Barbara Young
Singer: Judith Whitaker
Dancer: Jimmie Dark
Musicians: The Henry Hall Orchestra
Musical associate: Alan Bristow
Producer: Ned Sherrin

: Panorama

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


Presenter: Richard Dimbleby
Edited and produced by: Rex Moorfoot
Associate producer: David Wheeler
Associate producer: Kenneth Lamb

: Picture Parade

Introduced by Peter Haigh and Derek Bond.
This week's edition includes:
An excerpt from a new British film 'Battle of the V.I'
An excerpt from 'Run Silent, Run Deep' with Clark Gable and Burt Lancaster and An Interview with the Japanese film star, Yoko Tant.
Films by courtesy of United Artists and Eros Films


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

: Bransby Williams: Changes Faces

(A BBC telerecording)


Performer: Bransby Williams
Presented by: Kenneth Milne-Buckley

: News Summary

followed by Weather and Close Down

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