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

The fourth 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: Picture Book

For the Very Young
Pages turned by Patricia Driscoll.

(A BBC television film)


Presenter: Patricia Driscoll
Editor: Maria Bird

: I Married a Witch

A comedy feature film.
Confusion strikes the inhabitants of a modern New England town when they are visited by the reincarnation of an attractive and mischievous young witch.
(Previously televised on Oct. 31, 1956)
(to 16.00)


Director: Rene Clair
Jennifer: Veronica Lake
Wallace Wooley: Fredric March
Dr Dudley White: Robert Benchley
Estelle Masterson: Susan Hayward

: Children's Television: Studio 'E'

Vera McKechnie introduces the last edition of Studio 'E', Your Monday Magazine before it goes on holiday.
With Barry Bucknell, Antony Hippisley Coxe, Gerald Durrell, Arthur Garratt, Elizabeth Lanchbury, Neville Maude, Bernard Newman, Ted Taylor, Stanley Unwin, William the Woolly Monkey, The Ted Taylor Trio.


Presenter: Vera McKechnie
Item presenter: Barry Bucknell
Item presenter: Antony Hippisley Coxe
Item presenter: Gerald Durrell
Item presenter: Arthur Garratt
Item presenter: Elizabeth Lanchbury
Item presenter: Neville Maude
Item presenter: Bernard Newman
Item presenter: Ted Taylor
Item presenter: Stanley Unwin
Musicians: The Ted Taylor Trio
Editor: Ursula Eason
Presented by: Leonard Chase

: Cricket: England v. New Zealand: Fourth 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

: Summer Festival of BBC Documentary Films: 1: Line of Defence

Written and produced by Norman Swallow.
This film tells the story of the medical officers of the Port of London Health Authority who stand on guard as the first line of defence against infectious diseases.
A ship comes from Asia, heading for the Channel. One of the passengers is sick. 'Query smallpox' is the message sent by the ship's surgeon. In thirty-six hours the ship will be in London, capital of a country of fifty million people, only a quarter of whom are vaccinated.

See foot of facing page


Writer/Producer: Norman Swallow
Photography: A.A. Englander, F.R.P.S.
Recorded by: David Ziegler
Recorded by: Leslie Phillips
Editor: Alfred Chapman

: Emney's Interlude

in which Fred Emney entertains at the piano.
See page 5


Entertainer: Fred Emney

: News Summary

and Cricket: close of play scores

: Starr and Company: Out of his Depth

Next episode on Thursday


Producer: Gerard Glaister
Director: Morris Barry
Script: Donald Bull
Script: Ray Rigby
Robin Starr: Michael Murray
Julia Starr: Pat Ann Key
Tom Turner: Brian McDermott
Exton: Hugh Cross
Simpson: Maurice Durant
Hazel: Anne Pichon
Doris: Jose Read
Hughie: Barry MacGregor
Leo: Hedley Colson
Dudley: Derek Mayhew
Jill: Angela Browne

: Ask Me Another

A general knowledge contest based on the popular sound programme 'What Do You Know?'.
This week:
The Brains: Arthur Maddocks, Rosemary Watson, David Keys
'Round Britain Quiz':
Jack House, Wyn Griffith, Cedric Cliffe
Chairman, Franklin Engelmann


Panellist (The Brains): Arthur Maddocks
Panellist (The Brains): Rosemary Watson
Panellist (The Brains): David Keys
Panellist (Round Britain Quiz): Jack House
Panellist (Round Britain Quiz): Wyn Griffith
Panellist (Round Britain Quiz): Cedric Cliffe
Chairman: Franklin Engelmann
Devised and compiled by: John P. Wynn
Arranged by: Joan Clark
Presented by: Kenneth Milne-Buckley

: The Phil Silvers Show: Bilko Buys a Club

Starring Phil Silvers as Sergeant Bilko.


Sergeant Bilko: Phil Silvers

: The Night and the Music

A programme of melody, song and dance.
Introduced by Barbara Roscoe featuring
Music by Michael Freedman and his Orchestra, Max Geldray, Eric Robinson and the Orchestra
Singing by Jill Westlake, Billy Raymond, The Six Songsters
Dancing by The Television Toppers and Lilian and Peter Sarter
Novelty by Jackie Ross

See page 4


Presenter: Barbara Roscoe
Musicians: Michael Freedman and his Orchestra
Harmonicist: Max Geldray
Musicians: Eric Robinson and his Orchestra
Singer: Jill Westlake
Singer: Billy Raymond
Singers: The Six Songsters
Dancers: The Television Toppers
Dancers: Lilian and Peter Sarter
Impressionist: Jackie Ross
Dance direction: Larry Gordon
Devised and produced by: Richard Afton

: Armchair Voyage

Sir Mortimer Wheeler takes you on a Hellenic Cruise
This week the Hellenic Travellers' Club visits the treasures of Istanbul and the Islands of the Eastern Mediterranean.


Presenter: Sir Mortimer Wheeler
Photography: John A. S. Turner
Film editor: Sheila S. Tomlinson
Producer: Stephen Hearst

Blog post that mentions this programme:

On This Day, 1958: an armchair voyage to Istanbul 28 July 2015

: Picture Parade

A weekly film magazine.
Introduced by Peter Haigh and Derek Bond.
This edition includes scenes from:
'No Time for Sergeants'
A film comedy with Andy Griffith, the star of A Face in the Crowd
'Vive Monsieur Blaireau' with Louis de Funes, a well-known French comedian.
(Film by courtesy of Warner Brothers and Mondial Films)


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

: Relax with Michael Holliday

who brings you songs in a free and easy style accompanied by The Harry Hayward Quartet.
Telerecorded from the BBC's North of England studios
(Michael Holliday is appearing in 'Light Up the Town' at the Hippodrome Theatre, Blackpool)


Singer: Michael Holliday
Musicians: The Harry Hayward Quartet
Presented by: John Ammonds

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