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: Cricket: Worcestershire v. India

Second day's play at Worcester.


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: Spotlight

on People - Places - Problems in the news
A topical programme for older children.
(The subject for next week will be announced at the end of this programme)


Producer: Ivan Gilman

: Cricket: Worcestershire v. India

From the County Ground, Worcester.

: Mainly for Women

Family Affairs

Summers' Clinic
The last of a series of six programmes in which the eleven slimmers have reported progress to the doctor.

Slimmers' Recipes
Evelyn Rose launches our Slimming Recipe booklet, and demonstrates some of the recipes.

Introduced by Isobel Barnett.

A new pamphlet giving slimming recipes (price Is. Od., post free) may be obtained from [address removed] Please send a crossed postal order-no stamps.

(to 16.30)


Cook (Slimmers' Recipes): Evelyn Rose
Presenter (Family Affairs): Isobel Barnett
Producer (Family Affairs): Beryl Radley

: Children's Television presents: Blue Peter

The Story of San Marco
A scale model serial.
Jean and Frank: 2: Jean and her Dolls
Stories of some American children.
Introduced by Christopher Trace and Lelia Williams.


Presenter: Christopher Trace
Presenter: Lelia Williams
Producer: John Hunter Blair

: Children's Television: Champion the Wonder Horse: Johnny Hands Up

Another action-packed story of the West. The new Marshal, Johnny Gray, is nearly sacked by the indignant towns-folk when the local desperado, Bayless, robs a bank right under his nose. Uncle Sandy believes in him, however, and they ride out together to bring Bayless in. Ricky follows and is trapped by the bandits. Fortunately, Champion and Rebel are not far away.


The Wonder Horse: Champion
Rebel The Dog: Blaze
Ricky North: Barry Curtis
Uncle Sandy: Jim Bannon

: Children's Television: Sketch Club

with Adrian Hill who sets a subject, helps you with your picture-making, and announces this week's prize-winners.
Picture Gallery; 'The Open Road'

(The Sketch Club Exhibition is now at the Williamson Art Gallery, Birkenhead)


Presenter/Artist: Adrian Hill
Presented by: Gordon Murray

: 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 11.45 a.m.

: Shirley Abicair

sings with her zither songs from the Snowy Mountains.
See page 5


Singer/Zitherist: Shirley Abicair
Presented by: Ned Sherrin

: Tonight

Look around with Cliff Michelmore.
with Derek Hart, Geoffrey Johnson Smith, Macdonald Hastings and, this week, Cy Grant.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Reporter: Derek Hart
Reporter: Geoffrey Johnson Smith
Reporter: Macdonald Hastings
Singer/guitarist: Cy Grant
Producer: Alasdair Milne

: News Summary

and Cricket: close of play scores

: Top Town Tournament: First Round: No. 8: Blackpool v. Ealing

A friendly battle of entertainment for the 'Top Town' Television Trophy of 1959.
Introduced by David Jacobs.
Presented before twenty-five judges in BBC studios throughout the British Isles.
Panel chairmen:
Belfast - Councillor Stanley E. Woods, i.r.., Mayor of Newtownards
Bristol - Alderman Mrs. I. A. Legh, J.P, Mayor of Weymouth and Melcombe Regis
Glasgow - Provost Cairns of Kilmarnock
Norwich - Councillor H. R. Muskett, Mayor of Great Yarmouth
Swansea - Alderman T. Glanville-Williams, J.T., Mayor of Llanelly
Alyn Ainsworth and the BBC Northern Dance Orchestra
Jimmy Leach at the electronic organ
From the BBC's North of England television studio


Presenter: David Jacobs
Panellist (Belfast): Councillor Stanley E. Woods
Panellist (Bristol): Mrs. I. A. Legh
Panellist (Glasgow): Provost Cairns
Panellist (Norwich): Councillor H. R. Muskett
Panellist (Swansea): Alderman T. Glanville-Williams
Musicians: Alyn Ainsworth and the BBC Northern Dance Orchestra
Organist: Jimmy Leach
Research: Ronnie Lane
Producer: Barney Colehan

: Science is News

Television reports on discoveries in science, medicine, and industry which are changing our world.
Introduced by David Attenborough.
A regular fortnightly series


Presenter: David Attenborough
Diagrams: Alfred Wurmser
Producer: James McCloy

: The Duke's Journey

(See panel at top of page)
(To be repeated tomorrow at 5.0 p.m.)

At 8.45
The Duke's Journey
At the end of the Duke of Edinburgh's round-the-world tour, a BBC news film recalls some of the scenes and the background of this spectacular 100-day journey
The film is introduced by Godfrey Talbot


Presenter: Godfrey Talbot
Subject: H.R.H. The Duke of Edinburgh

: Bette Davis: A Film Profile

This distinguished American actress visited England last year to shoot scenes with Alec Guinness for his film, 'The Scapegoat.' During her stay she was interviewed by Derek Bond.
Scenes are shown from some of her pictures, including:
"All About Eve" with Anne Baxter, "Wedding Breakfast" with Ernest Borgnine, "The Scapegoat" with Alec Guinness
(Film by courtesy of Twentieth-Century Fox and M.G.M.)
(Previously televised on September 12, 1958)


Interviewee: Bette Davis
Interviewer: Derek Bond
Producer: Alan Sleath

: News Summary

followed by Weather; Road Works Report and Close Down

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