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: Cricket: Worcestershire v. India

A visit to the opening match of the Indian Tour being played today at the County Ground in Worcester.
See page 3


Commentator: Brian Johnston
Commentator: Peter West
Assisted by: Denis Compton
Television Presentation: Philip Lewis

: 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: Science and Life: Transport and Communications: 2: The Age of Steam

When the first steam carriages appeared on the roads the owners of stage coaches reacted violently. The steam road carriage was forced to pay a heavy toll and had to be preceded by a man carrying a red flag.
But the steam railway locomotive caught the public imagination in 1829 when Stephenson's 'Rocket' won a competition with three other steam locomotives. The Railway Age had begun.
Introduced by Arthur Garratt.
(Repeated on Tuesday at 11.20 a.m.)


Presenter: Arthur Garratt
Illustrator: Alfred Wurmser
Producer: Donald Grattan

: Watch with Mother: The Flowerpot Men

For the Very Young
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
Gladys Whitred sings the songs
Peter Hawkins speaks the voices
Maria Bird writes the songs and music
(BBC film)


Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Singer: Gladys Whitred
Voices: Peter Hawkins
Songwriter/Music: Maria Bird

: Cricket: Worcestershire v. India

From the County Ground, Worcester.

: Mainly for Women: Wednesday Magazine

A topical diversion with John Witty people and events of the day on film and in the studio with a story from Lorenza Colville.


Presenter: John Witty
Storyteller: Lorenza Colville
Director: Richard Gilbert
Producer: Lorna Pegram

: Cricket: Worcestershire v. India

From the County Ground, Worcester.

: Children's Television: The Lenny the Lion Show

Presenting Lenny the Lion with Terry Hall, The Barry Sisters, The Skating Meteors, Fred Ferris, Joe Greig, Gordon Rollings.
(Bert Hayes is appearing at the Butlin's Hotels, Cliftonville)


Ventriloquist: Terry Hall
Singers: The Barry Sisters
Skaters: The Skating Meteors
Performer: Fred Ferris
Performer: Joe Greig
Performer: Gordon Rollings
Music: The Bert Hayes Sextet
Script: Frank Roscoe
Producer: Johnny Downes

: Children's Television: Circus Time

at Chipperfield's Circus with Johnny Morris and Tom Salmon for excerpts from the afternoon performance, and a tour behind the scenes of the Exeter Show Ground, to meet people and animals who live and work in the shadow of The Big Top.
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Presenter: Johnny Morris
Presenter: Tom Salmon
Producer: Peter Bale

: News Headlines; Sports News; The Weather

On transmitters serving the areas:
6.10 News for Scotland, Northern Ireland, and the English Regions
News from Wales: 6.15-6.20

: Cricket: Worcestershire v. India

The closing overs of the day's play at Worcester followed by a summary.
Further relays tomorrow, starting at 12.0

: Shirley Abicair

Shirley Abicair sings with her zither songs from the Snowy Mountains.
(See page 5)


Singer/Zither player: Shirley Abicair
Presented by: Ned Sherrin

: Tonight

Look around with Cliff Michelmore.
Sport - Music - People
Cinema - Theatre - Argument
With Derek Hart, Geoffrey Johnson Smith and this week, Cy Grant and Hugo D'Alton.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Reporter: Derek Hart
Reporter: Geoffrey Johnson Smith
Singer/guitarist: Cy Grant
Mandolist: Hugo D'Alton
Producer: Alasdair Milne

: News Summary

and Cricket: close of play scores

: The Two Charleys: Episode 4: Fr-easy Frolics

Proving once again that 'There's no Business like Show Business'
[Starring] Charlie Chester and Eleanor Summerfield


Choreography: Sheila Holt
Choreography: Tom Gillis
Musical director: Frank Davison
Script: Sheila Hodgson
Script: Allan Prior
Designer: Charles Lawrence
Producer: Dennis Main Wilson
Charlie Charles: Charlie Chester
Ethel Charles: Eleanor Summerfield
Butch: Paul Carpenter
Ma Baker: Dorothy Summer
Solly Carruthers: Vic Wise
Stage Manager: John Baskcomb

: Sportsview

Peter Dimmock introduces Sportsview Television's sports magazine takes you out and about for:

Professional Ice Hockey: Boston Bruins v. New York Rangers
Two of the world's best ice hockey teams, Boston Bruins and New York Rangers, who are members of America's famous National League, meet tonight in London. Part of this special match is televised from the Empire Pool, Wembley.

The Greyhound Television Trophy
The third heat of a £3,000 event organised by the National Greyhound Racing Society, and televised direct from Powderhall, Edinburgh.

F.A. Cup Final Preview
Kenneth Wolstenholme introduces a preview of Saturday's match between Luton Town and Nottingham Forest direct from the Empire Stadium, Wembley.

The Two Thousand Guineas
Film of this afternoon's first classic of the flat racing season.


Presenter: Peter Dimmock
Commentator (Ice Hockey): Alan Weeks
Television presentation (Ice Hockey): Dennis Monger
Item presenter (F.A. Cup Final Preview): Kenneth Wolstenholme
The programme edited by: Paul Fox
The programme edited by: Ronnie Noble
Presented by: Bryan Cowgill

: A-Z: O

Alan Melville takes you from A-Z through the world of entertainment
This week's programme deals with Letter 'O' and is produced by Bryan Sears.
Artists include:
Laurence Olivier in an excerpt from his famous film "Henry V"
(by courtesy of The Rank Organisation)
John Osborne in a specially filmed interview including an excerpt from his new musical play, "The World of Paul Slickey" starring Dennis Lotis
Mary O'Hara
The oboe played by Leon Goossens.
The organ played by Cherry Wainer.


Presenter/Scriptwriter: Alan Melville
Producer: Bryan Sears
Interviewee: John Osborne
[Actor] (The World of Paul Slickey): Dennis Lotis
Singer: Mary O'Hara
Oboist: Leon Goossens
Organist: Cherry Wainer
Choreographer: Paddy Stone
Researcher: Therese McHugh
Based on an idea by: Wolf Mankowitz
Designer: Tony Abbott
Orchestra Director: Eric Robinson

: Home Winner

A football comedy by Gadfan Morris
[Starring] Eynon Evans with Glyn Houston and Aubrey Richards

The action of the play takes place mainly at the Headquarters of the Treparry Association Football Club, and at Wembley.
From the BBC's Welsh television studio


Writer: Gadfan Morris
Producer: Dafydd Gruffydd
Designer: Alan Taylor
Film Cameraman: Bill Greenhalgh
Film Editor: Terry Laune
Joe Harris, the talent scout: Aubrey Richards
Harry Vaughan, Manager of Treparry Town A.F.C.: Glyn Houston
Enoch Howells, J.P. Chairman of Directors: Eynon Evans
Albert Jones: John Rees
Tom, the trainer: W.H. Williams
A reporter: Howell Evans
Shincyn Push, J.P.: Jack Walters
Dr. Macdonald, the club doctor: Dilwyn Owen
A Club director: Evan Morgan
Dr. Schilling, a psychiatrist: John Gill
A Defendant: Norman Wynne
A Police Sergeant: Ken Morey
A Civic Dignitary: Ivor Maddox
Another Civic Dignitary: Leonard Mayo

: Late Night Final

Evening Prayers conducted by the Rev. John Huxtable.
Weather and Close Down


Conductor: The Rev. John Huxtable

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