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: Cricket: M.C.C. v. India

First day's play at Lord's.


Commentator: Brian Johnston
Commentator: E. W. Swanton
Assisted by: Denis Compton

: Cricket: M.C.C. v. India

Further commentary.
(Crystal Palace, Truleigh Hill and Rowridge)

: Children's Television presents: The Lone Ranger: The Outcast

The Lone Ranger finds it strange that one of the bravest Texas Rangers has been publicly dismissed from the force, and as there have been many stagecoach hold-ups in the neighbourhood, he is determined to find out the connection.


The Lone Ranger: Clayton Moore
Tonto: Jay Silverheels

: Children's Television: The Wanderer: 3: Budapest

The story of a child of our time by C. E. Webber in four episodes.


Writer: C. E. Webber
Producer: Rex Tucker
Film cameraman: John Turner
Film editor: Valerie Best
Designer: Frederick Knapman
Julia: Anne Castaldini
Hungarian Soldier: Norman Lambert
Mrs Vargas: Ellen Dane
Matyas Vargas: Gordon Pleasant
Erica Vargas: Karen Glazer
Dogey: Richard Marner
Anna Zoltah: Beatrice Ormonde
Janos Zottan: Endre Muller
Tibor Kosztelanyi: Steve Plytas
Two Youths: David Ludman
Two Youths: Robert Morton

: Today's Sport

Introduced by David Coleman.
A news summary of today's sporting highlights.
Presented by the Sportsview Unit


Presenter: David Coleman

: Wells Fargo: The Legacy

The exciting adventures of the famous Western Stagecoach Service.
[Starring] Dale Robertson

A young man whose father was an outlaw comes to claim his inheritance but it takes all his determination and Jim Hardie's skill with a gun for him to hold it.


Jim Hardie: Dale Robertson

: Drumbeat

featuring Bob Miller and the Millermen, The John Barry Seven, The Three Barry Sisters, The Kingpins, Vince Eager, Roy Young, Sylvia Sands, Adam Faith.
Guest star Russ Conway


Musicians: Bob Miller and the Millermen
Musicians: The John Barry Seven
Singers: The Three Barry Sisters
Singers: The Kingpins
Singer: Vince Eager
Singer: Roy Young
Singer: Sylvia Sands
Singer: Adam Faith
Pianist/guest star: Russ Conway
Producer: Stewart Morris

: Charlesworth: 8: Spoiling the Broth

Stories from the Casebook of Detective Superintendent Charlesworth by Berkely Mather.
[Starring] Wensley Pithey as Charlesworth
With Kenneth Hyde


Writer: Berkely Mather
Producer: Terence Dudley
Designer: Stewart Marshall
Julius Van Dorpkerk: Kenneth Hyde
Harry: Barry Steele
Pilcher: Hugh Cross
O'Shannessy: Tony Quinn
Farthingdale: Michael Bird
Reception Clerk: Neville McGrah
Snelling: Reginald Smith
Detective-Superintendent Charlesworth: Wensley Pithey
Detective-Sergeant Spence: Tony Church

: Steppin' Out

Starring Tommy Trinder
and featuring Jon Pertwee, Henri Wilson, Jules Nehring, Berti and Scotti and The Television Toppers.
Compered by Lance Percival.


Comedian: Tommy Trinder
Comedian: Jon Pertwee
Performer: Henri Wilson
Performer: Jules Nehring
Dancers: Berti and Scotti
Dancers: The Television Toppers
Compere: Lance Percival
The orchestra conducted by: Eric Robinson
Dance direction: Jack Billings
Decor: Malcolm Goulding
Producer: Richard Afton

: The Saturday Film: The Company She Keeps

A film drama.
Starring Lizabeth Scott, Dennis O'Keefe and Jane Greer


Director: John Cromwell
Joan: Lizabeth Scott
Diane: Jane Greer
Larry: Dennis O'Keefe
Tilly: Fay Baker
Judge Kendall: John Hoyt
Mr. Neeley: James Bell

: The Inheritors: West Africa: Part 1

A report by Aidan Crawley.

Last year Aidan Crawley and Anthony de Lotbiniere travelled thousands of miles in a journey through the Commonwealth. Their aim was to make a series of television programmes assessing the influence and prestige of Britain in a number of countries who are emerging, or have emerged, from British Colonial control. The seven programmes in which they reported their findings are now being repeated. Tonight's programme concerns ourselves and our rule in West Africa today.


Presenter: Aidan Crawley
Editor: Ian Callaway
Sound: Bob Saunders
Sound: Maurice Everitt
Photographed by: Peter Sargent
Production: Anthony de Lotbiniere

: Skating: Imperial Professional Association Championship

The newly elected Ladies' Free Style, Men's Free Style Dance and Pair Skating
World professional champions give a special display for BBC television.
From Nottingham Ice Stadium


Commentator: Alan Weeks
Producer: Barrie Edgar

: The Phil Silvers Show: Doberman's Sister

Starring Phil Silvers as Sergeant Bilko.

The womenfolk are visiting Fort Baxter. Bilko is determined there will be no wallflowers but he is the one who finds himself with his back to the wall.


Sergeant Bilko: Phil Silvers

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