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

The first of three visits to Lord's Cricket Ground to see play on the second day of the match.


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

: Beunydd

Bwrw golwg dros bynciau'r dydd mewn sgwrs a ffilm-achyfle 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: 8 - Materials for the Nest

by Bruce Campbell.

Some birds lay their eggs on bare rocks while others construct nests of grass, twigs, mud, stones or even of their own saliva. Dr. Campbell shows the wide variety of materials that birds may use for the building of their nests.


Presented by: Eric Simms

: Watch with Mother: The Woodentops

For the Very Young
Stories about a family of wooden dolls who live on a farm.

: Royal Ascot

BBC television outside broadcast cameras cover three of the races on this afternoon's card.

3.45 The Wokingham Stakes
A handicap race for three-year-olds and upwards over 6 furlongs

4.20 The Hardwicke Stakes for four-year-old and upwards entire horses and mares over the Swinley Course of one mile and a half

4.55 The Queen Alexandra Stakes for four-year-old and upwards over two miles, six furlongs and thirty-four yards

Clive Graham identifies the horses and jockeys in the Parade Ring before each race.
Sylvia Peters describes the fashions


Race commentator: Peter O'Sullevan
Parade Ring commentator: Clive Graham
Reporter: Sylvia Peters
Presented for television by: Dennis Monger

: Children's Television presents: Huntingtower: Episode 2

[Starring] James Hayter, Richard Wordsworth in John Buchan's exciting mystery
Adapted for television by Judith Kerr.


Author: John Buchan
Adapted for television by: Judith Kerr
Producer: Shaun Sutton
Special effects: Jack Kine
Special effects: Bernard Wilkie
Film cameraman: Peter Sargent
Film editor: Ron de Mattos
Designer: Eileen Diss
Dickson McCunn: James Hayter
John Heritage: Richard Wordsworth
Wee Jaikie: Graham Harper
Thomas Yownie: Roy Hines
Peter Patterson: Bernard Livesey
Napoleon: Frazer Hines
Old Foghorn: Terry Cooke
Big Willie: Michael Brennan
Dougal: Leo Maguire
Mrs Morran: Jean Taylor-Smith
Dobson: Paul Whitsun-Jones
Princess Saskia: Dudy Nimmo
Eugenie: Helen Misener
Spidel: Roger Delgado
Leon: Colin Douglas

: Children's Television: Stop and Look!: 5 - New Towns for Old

How much lies behind the building of a new town? Andor Gomme takes you behind the scenes to tell you the inside story.


Presenter: Andor Gomme
Presented by: Tony Arnold

: Children's Television: A Very Proud Rabbit

A story with pictures by Gwen White for younger children.


Pictures: Gwen White

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

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

: Weather and News

For Scotland, Northern Ireland, and the English Regions
News for Wales: 6.40-6.45
(On transmitters serving the areas)

: Tonight

Look around with Cliff Michelmore.
Sport - Music - People
Cinema - Theatre - Argument
Including, at 7.15 app.
The World Cup: The quarter-finals
A special news film report from Sweden.
And Derek Hart, Geoffrey Johnson Smith with this week, Alex McEwen and Diane Todd


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

: News Summary

and Cricket: close of play scores

: Ticket for Friday

Jack Watson invites you to join him at the Grand Theatre, Blackpool to see an excerpt from George Black and Alfred Black's new Lancashire comedy
Friends and Neighbours
by Austin Steele.
starring Glenn Melvyn and Danny Ross with Valentine Dyall.
Television presentation by Barney Colehan by arrangement with the Blackpool Tower Company Ltd.
A special performance before an invited audience in the Grand Theatre, Blackpool


Presenter: Jack Watson
Director: Harold Boyes
Television presentation: Barney Colehan
Stage production (Friends and Neighbours): George Black
Stage production (Friends and Neighbours): Alfred Black
Writer (Friends and Neighbours): Austin Steele
Albert Grimshaw: Glenn Melvyn
Sebastian Green: Danny Ross
Vladimir Previtch: Valentine Dyall

: The Royal Tournament

Excerpts from the first half of this magnificent spectacle.
Her Majesty's Armed Forces present
Thrilling displays of skill
Music and pageantry with The Band of the 7th Queen's Own Hussars and The Massed Pipes and Drums of Scottish Regiments
Television presentation direct from the arena, Earls Court by Derek Burrell-Davis


Commentator: Richard Dimbleby
Television presentation: Derek Burrell-Davis

: The Common Room: 6: Love in the Library

A television series by Leo Lehman.
[Starring] Gillian Lind, Henry Oscar with Ballard Berkeley
The action takes place in the Richard Pater Secondary Modern School.
This is the last play in the series


Writer: Leo Lehman
Designer: Richard Henry
Director: Emyr Humphreys
Producer: Andrew Osborn
Vaughan: Ballard Berkeley
Crabb: Norman Pierce
Dobbs: Henry Oscar
Mrs Hamer: Gillian Lind
Miss Thomas: Dilys Hamlett
Miss Lewis: Janet Bruce
Clarke: Philip Latham
Driscoll: Robin Lloyd
Waitress: Delia Corrie

: The Royalty: Part 1

A new serial in six parts about the famous hotel by Donald Wilson and Michael Voysey.
[Starring] Margaret Lockwood
with Hugh Sinclair, William Lucas, Lana Morris, Richard Pearson, Patrick Troughton and Julia Lockwood
The action takes place at 'The Royalty', a hotel in St. James's, London.
Time: The present day


Writer: Donald Wilson
Writer: Michael Voysey
Producer: Campbell Logan
Designer: Richard Wilmot
Mollie Miller: Margaret Lockwood
Miss Plimm: Joan Hickson
Richard Manning: Hugh Sinclair
Jessie: Molly Urquhart
Fred Potter: Richard Pearson
Jim Pereira: William Lucas
Maisie: Lana Morris
Jack: Alexander Field
Mrs Harrison: Grace Arnold
John Andrews: John Arnatt
Valerie Harding: Catherine Boyle
Carol: Julia Lockwood
Larry Champion: Patrick Troughton
Chris Champion: David Cole
Shirley Masters: Brenda Hogan
An old lady: May Hallatt

: Look: The Return of the Avocet

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

The avocet, with its slender up-curved bill and snowy-white plumage patterned with black, is the most easily recognised of our British wading birds.
About a hundred years ago the avocet forsook its breeding grounds on our shores and for years this elegant wader could only be seen as a rare visitor.
The story of its mysterious return as a British breeding bird, under cover of top-secret protection measures, is told by Peter Scott and Philip Brown, Secretary of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds.
From the BBC's West of England television studio


Presenter/narrator: Peter Scott
Narrator: Philip Brown
Film editor: John Merritt
Producer: Nicholas Crocker

: I Know What I Like

[Starring] Gilbert Harding
Presenting the type of entertainment which gives him pleasure and which he hopes will please you featuring
The Pas de deux from Act 2 of Casse Noisette
[Starring] Rowena Jackson and Philip Chatfield

[Starring] Eddie Calvert, Elizabeth Larner, Hector Bolitho, Monja Danischewsky,
Sara Luzita, Greta Hamby, Jane Shore, Graham MacCormack, Rex Rainer, Christopher Lyall.


Presenter: Gilbert Harding
Dancer: Rowena Jackson
Dancer: Philip Chatfield
Dancer: Eddie Calvert
Dancer: Elizabeth Larner
Dancer: Hector Bolitho
Dancer: Monja Danischewsky
Dancer: Sara Luzita
Dancer: Greta Hamby
Dancer: Jane Shore
Dancer: Graham MacCormack
Dancer: Rex Rainer
Dancer: Christopher Lyall
Choreography: Alfred Rodrigues
Musical arrangements: William Hill-Bowen
Orchestra conducted by: Eric Robinson
Designer: Natasha Kroll
Producer: Harry Carlisle

: The Sky at Night: Dwarf and Giant Stars

Patrick Moore talks about the life history of a star.
A regular monthly series


Presenter: Patrick Moore
Presented by: Paul Johnstone

: News Summary

and Weather and Close Down

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