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: Golf: The Dunlop Tournament

The second day of the qualifying rounds from Royal Lytham and St. Annes.


Commentator: Henry Longhurst
Commentator: W. J. Cox
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 13.15)

: For the Schools: Spotlight

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


Producer: Ivan Gilman

: Mainly for Women: Family Affairs - Problems of Living

The 'Family Affairs' Panel discusses problems sent in by viewers. This month it includes: Anne Allen, Norah Phillips, Cyril Bibby, the Rev. Arthur Morton.
In the chair, Beryl Radley
Letters to the Panel should be sent to Mrs. Beryl Radley, 'Family Affairs', [address removed]


Panellist: Anne Allen
Panellist: Norah Phillips
Panellist: Cyril Bibby
Panellist: The Rev. Arthur Morton
Chairman: Beryl Radley

: Mainly for Women: Season's Best

Frances Perry shows this month's best value in flowers, fruit and vegetables.


Presenter: Frances Perry
Director: Ann Shead

: Golf: The Dunlop Tournament

A further visit to Royal Lytham and St Annes.

: Children's Television presents: Blue Peter

A weekly programme for younger viewers including:

The Story of San Marco
A scale model serial.

Jean and Frank: 3: Sailing a Toy Boat
Stories of some American children.

Spot the Tune
A musical competition.
Send your postcards to Blue Peter, [address removed].

Introduced by Christopher Trace and Leila Williams.


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

: Children's Television: Champion the Wonder Horse: Black Kachina

Thunder Sky, Indian chief, warns that the tribes are on the warpath. The cause is the discovery of an ancient skull reputed to spell doom for the white man. Uncle Sandy and Ricky set off into the hills in search of the skull, but they have reckoned without Indian treachery.


The Wonder Horse: Champion
Rebel, the dog: Blaze
Ricky North: Barry Curtis
Uncle Sandy: Jim Bannon

: Children's Television: Fingal's Cave

Many great composers have represented the sea in their music, and one of the greatest was Mendelssohn. How successful he was you can see in this film.

: 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

: The Phil Silvers Show: Bilko's Schooldays

Starring Phil Silvers as Sergeant Bilko.
(Previously shown last Monday)


Sergeant Bilko: Phil Silvers

: Tonight

Look around with Cliff Michelmore.
with Derek Hart, Macdonald Hastings and, this week, Noel Harrison


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Reporter: Derek Hart
Reporter: Macdonald Hastings
Singer/guitarist: Noel Harrison
Producer: Alasdair Milne

: News Summary

and Cricket: close of play scores

: The Jack Benny Show

A new film series starring an old favourite.
Jack Benny with This Week's Guest Stars: Barbara Stanwyck and Bob Crosby.
Barbara and Bob join forces with Jack to perform their own version of the famous spine-chilling drama Gaslight.


Comedian: Jack Benny
Guest star: Barbara Stanwyck
Guest star: Bob Crosby

: Vera Lynn Sings

A programme in which Vera meets again Semprini, The Lynnettes and The Leslie Roberts Silhouettes.
Her Guest Artists include: The Hedley Ward Trio, The John Burden Horn Quartet


Singer: Vera Lynn
Pianist: Semprini
Singers: The Lynnettes
Dancers: The Leslie Roberts Silhouettes
Group/guest artists: The Hedley Ward Trio
Musicians/guest artists: The John Burden Horn Quartet
Orchestra conducted by: Eric Robinson
[Orchestra] leader: David McCallum
Designer: Marilyn Roberts
Choreographer and associate producer: Leslie Roberts
Producer: Albert Stevenson

: The Unemployed

by Aidan Crawley.
In this examination of the present state of unemployment in Britain, Aidan Crawley makes a tour which begins in Cornwall and ends in Dundee. On the way he visits South Wales, Merseyside, and East Lancashire and talks to economists, union leaders, and industrialists as well as men and women who are unemployed.


Presenter: Aidan Crawley
Photographed by: David Prosser
Sound recorded by: David Ziegler
Film editor: Pam Bosworth
Producer: Jeremy Murray-Brown

: The Way of an Angel

A comedy by James R. Gregson.
[Starring] Wilfred Pickles
From the BBC's North of England studio


Writer: James R. Gregson
Designer: Kenneth Lawson
Production: Vivian A. Daniels
The Angel: Wilfred Pickles
His Wife: Mollie Sugden
A Bit of a Devil: Paul Whitsun-Jones

: The Great Satchmo

Louis Armstrong and his Band

(See top of page and page 5)

Via Eurovision and for the first time on British television
Louis Armstrong and his Band
relayed direct from "La Bussola" nightclub, Viagreggio, Italy
Introduced by Tom Sloan
Presented by Radio Televisione Italiana


Musicians: Louis Armstrong and his Band
Presenter: Tom Sloan

: Celebrity Recital

Henryk Szeryng, the distinguished violinist
Accompanied by Clifton Helliwell

Henryk Szeryng, having recently recorded two great Beethoven sonatas with Arthur Rubinstein in America, is making his television debut in this country. Born in Warsaw, he was still a child when in 1928 he went to study with Carl Flesch in Berlin. Five years later he first appeared in public in the European capitals. During the war he offered his services to the Allies and gave over three hundred concerts to servicemen. Afterwards he made his home in Mexico: but he is a true citizen of the world, speaks six languages, has thirty-six violin concertos in his repertoire, and is convinced that music brings the nations together.


Violinist: Henryk Szeryng
Pianist: Clifton Helliwell
Presented by: Walter Todds

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