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

Last 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: Living in the Commonwealth: Africa: 4: Tanganyika and Zanzibar

Tanganyika, a Trust Territory of the United Nations, and the island Protectorate of Zanzibar and Pemba form the southern territories of British East Africa. Tanganyika is the world's biggest producer of sisal. The programme shows how sisal is grown, processed, and used. It also deals with the locust, one of the enemies of East African agriculture.
Introduced by Geoffrey Hedger-Wallace.


Presenter: Geoffrey Hedger-Wallace
Producer: Jack Gillespie

: Watch with Mother: Andy Pandy

For the Very Young
Maria Bird brings Andy to play with your children and invites them to join in songs and games.
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
Gladys Whitred sings the songs


Narrator/Script, music, and settings: Maria Bird
Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Singer: Gladys Whitred

: Mainly for Women

Summer Magazine
Dumbo Willans introduces a topical diversion.

4.15 Character and Handwriting
Joan Cambridge replies to questions sent to her by viewers and talks to Jean Metcalfe.


Presenter (Summer Magazine): Dumbo Willans
Presenter (Character and Handwriting): Joan Cambridge
Interviewee (Character and Handwriting): Jean Metcalfe
Producer: Monica Sims

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

From Edgbaston.


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

: Children's Television: The Emperor's Nightingale

BBC Television Puppet Theatre presents The Emperor's Nightingale
Adapted by Gordon Murray from the story by Hans Christian Andersen.


Adapted by/puppets and production: Gordon Murray
From the story by: Hans Christian Andersen
Voices: Peter Hawkins
Voices: Derek Nimmo
Puppeteers: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteers: Molly Gibson
Puppeteers: Elizabeth Thorndike
Puppeteers: Bob Bura
Puppeteers: John Hardwick
Music composed and directed by: Reginald Redman
Costumes and settings: Andrew Brownfoot
Production By: Gordon Murray

: Children's Television: Out of Doors: The Edge of the Sea

Gwynne Vevers introduces a special summer edition.
Why does the sea come in and go out? Who lives in the shells you find on the beach?
Outside Broadcast cameras look at a trawler's catch in Paignton Harbour; more live animals are shown in the studio; and film brings you face to face with hermit crabs and sea urchins.
At Paignton: Leslie Jackman
In the studio: Peter Templeton
From the BBC's West of England television studio


Presenter: Gwynne Vevers
Reporter (at Paignton): Leslie Jackman
Reporter (in the studio): Peter Templeton
Film cameraman: George Shears
Producer: Winwood Reade

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

(On transmitters serving the areas)

News from Wales: 6.15-6.20

: Beating Retreat

See panel on right and page 7

: Movie Museum

presents Fanny Ward the ageless star of the silent screen in 'The Hardest Way'.
Preceded by a splash-back to 1915 with the original Keystone comedy bathing belles.
(Previously televised on Oct. 4, 1957)


[Actress] (The Hardest Way): Fanny Ward

: The World Cup: Association Football

Wales v. Hungary and Scotland v. Yugoslavia
Special news film report from Sweden.

: News Summary

and Cricket: close of play scores

: Educated Evans: Tenth Event: Private Wire

Written by Sidney Nelson and Maurice Harrison.
[Starring] Charlie Chester as Educated Evans, the famous character created by Edgar Wallace.


Writer: Sidney Nelson
Writer: Maurice Harrison
Character created by: Edgar Wallace
Producer: Eric Fawcett
Telegraph boy: Clive Marshall
Det-Sgt Miller: Jack Melford
'Educated' Evans: Charlie Chester
Mrs Boltons: Dorothy Summers
Gertrude: Myrtle Reed
Man in the pub: Michael Balfour
Mr Hackett: Dennis McCarthy
Mr Crake: John Gill
Tom Rockett: Michael Collins
Harry Briggsford: Frank Crane
Charlie Martin: Robert Dorning

: A Song for Everyone

[Starring] Kenneth McKellar
with his guest David Ward and the BBC Scottish Variety Orchestra
Conductor, Jack Leon
From the BBC's television studios in Scotland


Singer/presenter: Kenneth McKellar
Singer: David Ward
Musicians: The BBC Scottish Variety Orchestra
[Orchestra] conductor: Jack Leon
Producer: Eddie Fraser

: Television Playwright presents: And Her Romeo

by Rex Tucker
[Starring] Zena Walker, Paul Massie
Her Romeo is a lorry-driver, and she a girl from Oxford. They meet on the road to Stratford-upon-Avon one summer day.


Writer/producer: Rex Tucker
Music composed by: John Hotchkis
Film cameraman: Charles Lagus
Film editor: James Colina
Designer: Stewart Marshall
Producer: Rex Tucker
Rose: Zena Walker
Penelope: Christine Finn
Joe: Paul Massie
Romeo: Hugh David
Juliet: Monica Stevenson
Voice of Chorus: Laidman Browne
Mr Perry: Fred Johnson
Eloise Perry: Sheila Gallagher
Woman porter: Brenda Dunrich

: Battle in Space

Lt.-General Sir Brian Horrocks turns to the future and describes a battle that may never have to be fought, thanks to the state of readiness of the aerial defences of Canada and the U.S.A.
Film sequences taken during a NATO tour of North America show the latest developments in homing missiles, radar, and supersonic interceptor fighters.


Presenter: Sir Brian Horrocks
Director: Henry Sandoz
Producer (television): Andrew Miller Jones

: Gerald Moore

introduces Richard Lewis, the distinguished tenor


Presenter: Gerald Moore
Tenor: Richard Lewis
Presented by: Patricia Foy

: Speaking Personally

in which V. S. Pritchett, the writer and literary critic talks about his lifetime of travelling about the world in search of people, places, and ideas for his stories.


Speaker: V. S. Pritchett

: News Summary

followed by Weather and Close Down

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