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

The second day's play at Old Trafford, Manchester.


Commentator: Brian Johnston
Commentator: Peter West
Assisted by: Denis Compton
Television presentation: Ray Lakeland

: 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)

: Watch with Mother: The Woodentops

For the Very Young
Stories about a family of wooden dolls who live on a farm.
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
(A BBC television film)


Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Voices: Eileen Browne
Voices: Josefina Ray
Voices: Peter Hawkins
Script and music: Maria Bird

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

and The Commonwealth Games: Boxing

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Commentator (Cricket): Brian Johnston
Commentator (Cricket): Peter West
Assisted by (Cricket): Denis Compton
Commentator (The Commonwealth Games: Boxing): Harry Carpenter

: Children's Television presents: Little Lord Fauntleroy: 1: A Great Surprise

by Frances Hodgson Burnett
A serial in five parts adapted for television by Josephine Smith Wright
Film sequences by the Children's Film Unit

Time: the late nineteenth century
(A telerecording of the programme first shown on September 3, 1957)


Author: Frances Hodgson Burnett
Adapted by: Josephine Smith Wright
Producer: Dorothea Brooking
Designer: Lawrence Broadhouse
Mr. Haversham: John N. Gordon
The Earl of Dorincourt: Laidman Browne
Cedric Errol: Richard O'Sullivan
Mr. Hobbs, a grocer: Gerald James
Mary: Mollie Maureen
Mrs. Errol: Mary Holland
Dick, a bootblack: Michael Maguire
Other parts played by: Patrick Milner
Other parts played by: Gabrielle Hamilton
Other parts played by: Richard Statman
Other parts played by: Muriel Hunn
Other parts played by: Brian Sheehy
Other parts played by: Jill Carey
Other parts played by: Peter Morny
Other parts played by: Patricia Berry
Other parts played by: Richard Coe
Other parts played by: Virginia Holt
Other parts played by: Donald McCollum
Other parts played by: Claud Collier
Other parts played by: Elesto Cortez
Other parts played by: Brian Franklyn
Other parts played by: David Franks
Other parts played by: Colin McClean
Other parts played by: Keith David

: Children's Television: Stop and Look: 6: The Way Ahead

Sir Hugh Casson, the distinguished architect, points the way to the future of design in everyday things.


Presenter: Sir Hugh Casson
Presented by: Tony Arnold

: Children's Television: Packi

More adventures of the Little Elephant.
Drawn and told by Tony Hart.


Drawn and told by: Tony Hart

: Cricket: England v. New Zealand - Fourth 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

(On transmitters serving the areas)

News from Wales: 6.40-6.45

: The Commonwealth Games

Swimming: Tower Diving (Men)

The start of the Championship finals.


Commentator (Swimming): Harry Walker
Commentator (Swimming): Max Robertson
Commentator (Boxing): Harry Carpenter

: News Summary

and Cricket: close of play scores

: The Commonwealth Games: Swimming

In the presence of Her Majesty The Queen
440 yards women's free-style final 110 yards men's back-stroke final
4 x 110 yards women's medley relay

: The Sky Larks: 3: Operation Nina

Written by Trevor Peacock and Gavin Blakeney
The adventures and mis-adventures of a Naval Helicopter Crew
This shows the most serious aspect of a helicopter's work.

(The BBC acknowledges with gratitude the efficient and light-hearted co-operation of the Captains, Officers and Crews of H.M.S. Ark Royal, Albion, Cavendish and Lee-on-Solent, Culdrose and Hal-Far, Malta, Royal Naval Air Stations and R.F.A. Tidereach)


Writer: Trevor Peacock
Writer: Gavin Blakeney
Based on an idea by/Producer: John Warrington
Film Cameraman: Ken Westbury
Film Editor: Harry Hastings
Lieut. Gilmore, R.N.: Anton Rodgers
Lieut. Stannard, R.N.: Robert Chetwyn
L/A S.E.I.A. Copper: Roland Curram
Tel Air N. Reynolds: John Southworth
Capt. Crocker-Dobson, D.S.O., R.N.: William Mervyn
Lieut. Holt, R.N.: Philip Carr
P.O. Bastin: Howard Land
P.O. Telegraphist: Richard Sullivan
L/A Brimer: Malcolm Webster
Lt.-Cmdr. Ops: Philip Howard

: The Royalty: Part 6

A new serial in six parts about the famous hotel by Donald Wilson and Michael Voysey.
[Starring] Margaret Lockwood, A. E. Matthews
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
Maisie: Lana Morris
Fred Potter: Richard Pearson
Miss Plimm: Joan Hickson
Mr. Sanders: Lockwood West
Larry Champion: Patrick Troughton
Jim Pereira: William Lucas
Shirley Masters: Brenda Hogan
Sam: Alfred Burke
Jack: Alexander Field
Carol: Julia Lockwood
Chris Champion: David Cole
Richard Manning: Hugh Sinclair
Blake: George Woodbridge
Mollie Miller: Margaret Lockwood
Lord Charters: A. E. Matthews

: Royal International Horse Show: International Jumping (Test) Competition

The Lonsdale Championship
In the event of equality of faults for first place, there will be successive jumps-off with obstacles heightened or enlarged but gradually reduced in number to a minimum of two.
From the White City Stadium, London


Commentary: Dorian Williams
Television presentation: Bill Duncalf

: Who Said That?

'Censure is a tax a man pays to the public for being eminent'
Who Said That?
John Betjeman, David Daiches, Lord David Cecil and Robert Morley are invited to identify some similar quotations, and then to discuss their merits.


Panellist: John Betjeman
Panellist: David Daiches
Panellist: Lord David Cecil
Panellist: Robert Morley
Presented by: Michael Mills

: News Summary

followed by Weather and Close Down

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