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: Trooping the Colour

See panel and page 5

: Golf: The Daks Professional Tournament

Visits to Wentworth Club in Surrey to see play during the final two rounds of this £2,500 tournament.
(to 12.30)


Commentator: Henry Longhurst
Commentator: W. J. Cox
Commentator: Michael Henderson

: Beunydd

(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss and Sutton Coldfield only)
(to 13.15)

: Summer Grandstand

Introduced by David Coleman.
Lunchtime cricket scores

Today's Special Events:
Racing direct from Bromford Bridge, Birmingham
2.0 The Tile Hill Plate over 6 furlongs
2.30 The Saturday Selling Plate over 5 furlongs
3.0 The Grey Friars Handicap Plate over 2 miles
4.0 The Keresley Maiden Handicap Plate over 1 mile

Golf: The Daks Professional Tournament
at 2.5, 3.25, and 4.15
Visits to Wentworth Club, Surrey, to see play in the final two rounds of the £2,500 tournament.

Swimming direct from Scotland at 2.35, 3.5, and 4.5
Ian Black, Sheila Watt, Jim Hill, Nan Rae, and Elspeth Ferguson are among leading swimmers taking part in an international triangular contest between the North of Scotland, South of Scotland, and N.E. England, at Coatbridge Baths, Lanarkshire.

Sports Results Service

4.55 app. Cricket and Racing summaries


Presenter: David Coleman
Commentator (Racing): Peter O'Sullevan
Commentator (Racing): Clive Graham
Television presentation (Racing): Philip Lewis
Commentator (Golf): Henry Longhurst
Commentator (Golf): W. J. Cox
Commentator (Golf): Michael Henderson
Swimmer: Ian Black
Swimmer: Sheila Watt
Swimmer: Jim Hill
Swimmer: Nan Rae
Swimmer: Elspeth Ferguson
Commentator (Swimming): Harry Walker
Television presentation (Swimming): Bill Stevenson
Presented by: Bryan Cowgill
Programme editor: Paul Fox

: Children's Television presents: The Lone Ranger: Back Trail


The Lone Ranger: Clayton Moore
Tonto: Jay Silverheels

: Children's Television: Billy Bunter of Greyfriars School: Bunter's Bargain

A new series for television by Frank Richards
[Starring] Gerald Campion
Frank Richards writes on page 7


Writer: Frank Richards
Film Cameraman: Leonard Newson
Film Editor: Valerie Best
Producer: David Goddard
Billy Bunter: Gerald Campion
Harry Wharton: Richard Palmer
Bob Cherry: Cavan Kendall
Frank Nugent: Michael Crawford
Hurree Singh: Leonard Davey
Johnny Bull: Nigel Anthony
Freddy Dexter: Hugh Dickson
Old Joyce: Nigel Arkwright
Mr. Quelch: John Woodnutt
P.C. Tozer: John Dunbar
Other parts played by: Brenda Bennett
Other parts played by: Claire Wyton
Other parts played by: David Ludman

: 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: Rawhide Kid

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

After a prison sentence of 20 years, a killer returns to try to avenge himself on his partners who have defrauded him. After two further murders, Jim Hardie trails the gunman to discover that he is not the man he is seeking after all.


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, Danny Williams and Guest Stars: Marty Wilde, Don Lang
Compere, Trevor Peacock
See page 4


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
Singer: Danny Williams
Singer: Marty Wilde
Guest star: Don Lang
Compere: Trevor Peacock
Producer: Stewart Morris

: Charlesworth: 11: The Petrovich Medallion

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


Writer: Berkely Mather
Designer: Stewart Marshall
Producer: John Warrington
Schweitz: Arnold Marle
Leadbeater: Mike Hall
Maid: Rowena Gregory
Duchess: Barbara Couper
Detective-Superintendent Charlesworth: Wensley Pithey
Detective-Sergeant Spence: Tony Church
Freeman: Leonard Sachs
Wentworth: William Mervyn
Miss Jarvis: Shirley Teague
Policewoman: Ann Gow

: The Billy Cotton Band Show presents: The Wakey-Wakey Tavern

Where Billy Cotton and his Band appear with Alan Breeze, Kathie Kay, The High-Lights, The Leslie Roberts Silhouettes and The popular recording pianist Russ Conway with guest stars from the world of entertainment.


Musicians: Billy Cotton and his Band
Singer: Alan Breeze
Singer: Kathie Kay
Singers: The High-Lights
Dancers: The Leslie Roberts Silhouettes
Pianist: Russ Conway
Script: Jimmy Grafton
Choreographer and associate producer: Leslie Roberts
Production: Bill Cotton, Jnr.

: The Saturday Film: The White Tower

A drama.
[Starring] Claude Rains, Alida Valli, Glenn Ford
See page 5


Director: Tod Tetzlaff
Martin Ordway: Glenn Ford
Carla Alten: Alida Valli
Paul Delambre: Claude Rains
Andreas: Oscar Homolka
Nicholas Radcliffe: Sir Cedric Hardwicke
Hein: Lloyd Bridges

: The Inheritors: 4: India

A report by Aidan Crawley.

The Inheritors is a series of seven programmes, first broadcast at the end of last year, about the changing role of Britain in the twentieth century Commonwealth. In their search for material Aidan Crawley and Anthony De Lotbiniere took BBC cameras 70,000 miles across the world and filmed in places as far apart as the Caribbean, British West Africa, and Australia. In tonight's programme they report on India, and ask the vital question: Is Indian democracy going to work?


Presenter: Aidan Crawley
Editor: Ian Callaway
Sound: Bob Saunders
Sound: David Ziegler
Photography: Douglas Wolfe
Production: Anthony De Lotbiniere

: The Phil Silvers Show: Where There's a Will

Starring Phil Silvers as Sergeant Bilko.


Sergeant Bilko: Phil Silvers

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