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: Cricket: England v. India - Second Test Match

First day's play at Lord's Cricket Ground.


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

: Royal Tour of Canada

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Her Majesty the Queen and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh
leave London Airport in a Comet 4 jet airliner, beginning their visit to Canada

Scene described by Richard Dimbleby
at 12.50 app.


Commentator: Richard Dimbleby

: Cricket: England v. India

A further visit to Lord's.

1.35-1.50 Beunydd
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield)

: For the Schools: Spotlight on: The International Labour Organisation

A fortieth anniversary programme, compiled from films made by the BBC for the United Nations.
(The subject for next week will be announced at the end of this programme)

: Watch with Mother: Rag, Tag, and Bobtail

For the Very Young
David Enders tells the story.
(BBC film)


Narrator: David Enders

: Royal Ascot

BBC Television Outside Broadcast cameras cover three of the races on this afternoon's card.

: Royal Ascot: The New Stakes

for two-year-olds, over 5 furlongs

: Royal Ascot: The Gold Cup

for three-year-olds and upwards, over 2} miles. With a Gold Cup value five hundred sovereigns, with ten thousand sovereigns added.

: Royal Ascot: The King Edward VII Stakes

for three-year-olds, over the Swinley Course of I miles

Clive Graham identifies the horses and jockeys in the Parade Ring before each race.
Sylvia Peters and Anne Edwards describe the fashions.


Commentator: Peter O'Sullevan
Parade Ring commentator: Clive Graham
Reporter: Sylvia Peters
Reporter: Anne Edwards
Presented for television by: Dennis Monger

: Cricket: England v. India

A further visit to Lord's.

: Children's Television presents: Blue Peter

Introduced by Christopher Trace and Leila Williams.

Owen Williams tells you about working with wood.

The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck
A story by Beatrix Potter with the original pictures.


Presenter: Christopher Trace
Presenter: Leila Williams
Item presenter (Working with Wood): Owen Williams
Author (The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck): Beatrix Potter
Producer: John Hunter Blair

: Children's Television: Champion the Wonder Horse: Andrew and the Deadly Double


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

: Children's Television: For Deaf Children: Making China

Douglas Mitchell and Wendy Harrison are soon leaving the Mount School for the Deaf, Stoke-on-Trent, and are thinking about the jobs they would like to do. This film shows how Mr. Ellis, Superintendent of the Institute for the Deaf in Stoke, takes them to a pottery where they meet the workers and watch how they make china.

(BBC film made in co-operation with the National Institute for the Deaf)


Cameraman: Leonard Newson
Film Editor: Kathleen Smith
Script: Roy Cole
Director: Ursula Eason

: 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: England v. India

The closing overs of the first day's play.

: Summer Romance

Kevin Scott and Sally Bazely sing songs by Jerome Kern
Accompanied by The Norman Percival Quintet
(BBC recording)


Singer: Kevin Scott
Singer: Sally Bazely
Composer: Jerome Kern
Musicians: The Norman Percival Quintet
Presented by: Leonard Michell

: Monday to Friday: This is Thursday

A magazine programme introduced by Charles Richardson, Roger Moffat with today:
Ann Griffiths, Louie Ramsay, Nat Temple, Alex Sterling.


Presenter: Charles Richardson
Presenter: Roger Moffat
Harpist: Ann Griffiths
Performer: Louie Ramsay
Musician: Nat Temple
Performer: Alex Sterling
Producer: Christopher Doll

: News Summary

Cricket: close of play scores

: The Phil Silvers Show: Bilko's Woman Hunt

Starring Phil Silvers as Sergeant Bilko.

Bang!... and Bilko is in love. The lady is rather elusive, but Bilko is not one to let the grass grow under his feet.


Sergeant Bilko: Phil Silvers

: Vera Lynn Sings

A programme in which Vera meets again Semprini, The Lynnettes, The Leslie Roberts Silhouettes.
Her guests this week include: Max Jaffa with Jack Byfield, Reginald Kilbey


Singer: Vera Lynn
Pianist: Semprini
Singers: The Lynnettes
Dancers: The Leslie Roberts Silhouettes
Violinist/guest: Max Jaffa
Pianist/guest: Jack Byfield
Cellist/guest: Reginald Kilbey
Orchestra conducted by: Eric Robinson
[Orchestra] leader: David McCallum
Designer: Frederick Knapman
Choreographer and associate producer: Leslie Roberts
Producer: Albert Stevenson

: Foreign Field

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Although Celia Clive, a war widow, has long nursed a belief that her husband is still alive, she is forced to accept that he is dead when she is told that his remains have been found. But when, in 1955, she visits France to see his grave, she comes up against something of a mystery...

: Lifeline: False Pretenders

Many people are not able to accept themselves as they really are. They exaggerate their language, their lives, and their clothes to bolster their prestige in a way that sometimes approaches actual falsehood. This natural human tendency carried to an extreme produces The False Pretender. His life is based upon deceit, and he may be driven to fraud and crime to maintain the pretence. The problems of such people are discussed by A Consultant Psychiatrist and A Jungian Psychiatrist.


Panellist: A Consultant Psychiatrist [name uncredited]
Panellist: A Jungian Psychiatrist [name uncredited]
Producer: Hugh Burnett

: Julius Patzak

Gerald Moore introduces Julius Patzak, the Austrian tenor


Presenter: Gerald Moore
Tenor: Julius Patzak
Presented by: Walter Todds

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