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: Cricket: England v. India: Fifth Test Match

First day's play at the Oval.


Commentator: Peter West
Commentator: Brian Johnston
Assisted by: Denis Compton

: 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 13.50)

: Watch with Mother: Rag, Tag, and Bobtail

For the Very Young
Charles E. Stidwill tells the story.
Sam and Elizabeth Williams make the picture
(BBC film)
(to 14.15 app.)


Narrator: Charles E. Stidwill
Picture: Sam Williams
Picture: Elizabeth Williams
Script: Louise Cochrane

: Blue Peter: Holiday Edition

Introduced by Leila Williams.
Packi in "Holiday at Home": Part 4
Drawn and told by Tony Hart.


Presenter: Leila Williams
Illustrator/storyteller (Packi): Tony Hart
Producer: Rosamund Davies

: Champion the Wonder Horse: The Stone Heart

A jailbreak, a bonfire of money, a stone-shaped heart-these are some of the ingredients that go to make one of the strangest adventures ever encountered by Ricky and Uncle Sandy.


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

: Sketch Club

With Adrian Hill who sets a subject, helps you with your picture-making, and announces this week's prizewinners.
Picture Gallery: 'My Ideal Home'
(The Sketch Club Exhibition is now at the Museum and Art Gallery, Leicester)


Presenter/Artist: Adrian Hill
Presented by: Rosamund Davies

: News for Scotland, Northern Ireland, and the English Regions

News from Wales: 6.15-6.20
(On transmitters serving the areas)

: Cricket: England v. India: Fifth Test Match

The closing overs of the first day's play followed by a summary.

: Kay on the Keys

Kay Cavendish with her piano.
(BBC recording)


Pianist: Kay Cavendish
Presented by: Kenneth Milne-Buckley

: Tonight

Look around with Cliff Michelmore, Derek Hart, Geoffrey Johnson Smith, Macdonald Hastings, Cy Grant and the travelling reporters including Alan Whicker, Fyfe Robertson.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Reporter: Derek Hart
Reporter: Geoffrey Johnson Smith
Reporter: Macdonald Hastings
Singer/guitarist: Cy Grant
Reporter: Alan Whicker
Reporter: Fyfe Robertson
Associate producer: Alasdair Milne
Associate producer: Antony Jay
Associate producer: Gordon Watkins
Editor: Donald Baverstock.

: News Summary

and Cricket: close of play scores

: The Phil Silvers Show: Bilko's Credit Card

Starring Phil Silvers as Sergeant Bilko.

Bilko thinks up a brilliant idea to give soldiers credit cards for dining out in swanky restaurants. And Bilko himself nearly ends up without a meat ticket.


Sergeant Bilko: Phil Silvers

: Words and Music

Jack Payne brings you Words and Music and conducts the Concert Orchestra
(Leader, Alec Firman)
Artists appearing are: Kenneth McKellar, Jo Shelton, Lizbeth Webb, Anton and Janetta, The George Mitchell Singers

(See page 5)


Presenter/Conductor: Jack Payne
Musicians: The Concert Orchestra
Orchestra Leader: Alec Firman
Tenor: Kenneth McKellar
Singer: Jo Shelton
Soprano: Lizbeth Webb
Dancers: Anton and Janetta
Singers: The George Mitchell Singers
Designer: Clifford Hatts
Producer: John Street

: Lost Without Trace: Love's Labor's Won

A Television Treasure Hunt

In 1953, the finding of a seventeenth-century Exeter bookseller's catalogue, which included amongst Shakespeare's plays 'Love's Labor's Won', raised once again a question that has remained unanswered for three centuries. Is there a missing Shakespeare play with that title?
Introduced by Andrew Sinclair.


Presenter: Andrew Sinclair
Producer: Paul Johnstone
Producer: Pamela Wilcox Bower

: La Cenerentola

(See panel and page 3)

by Rossini
From Glyndebourne Opera House
A special television performance, given before an invited audience.
Staged by Peter Ebert who introduces the opera.

Act 1
Scene 1: A dilapidated hall in and Magnifico's castle
Scene 2: A room in Don Ramiro's Palace

Act 2
Scene 1: The wine cellars of Don Ramiro's Palace
Scene 2: A room in the Palace
Scene 3: The hall in Don Magnifico's Castle
Scene 4: The Grand Salon in the Palace


Composer: null Rossini
Libretto: null Ferretti
Singers: Glyndebourne Festival Chorus and Ballet
Chorus-Master: Peter Gellhorn
Musicians: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Orchestra leader: Steven Staryk
Conductor: Vittorio Gui
Designer: Oliver Messel
Head of Music Staff: Jani Strasser
The original production by: Carl Ebert
Presenter/Staged by/Presented for television by: Peter Ebert
Presented for television by: Noble Wilson
Alidoro, philosopher, tutor to Don Ramiro: Harvey Alan
Don Ramiro, Prince of Salerno: Juan Oncina
Angelina, known as Cenerentola, step-daughter to Don Magnifico: Anna Maria Rota
Dandini, valet to Don Ramiro: Sesto Bruscantini
Daughter to Don Magnifico - Clorinda: Silvana Zanelli
Daughter to Don Magnifico - Tisbe: Miti Truccato Pace
Don Magnifico, Baron Monte Fiascone: Ian Wallace
Continuo: John Barker

: News Summary

followed by Weather; Road Works Report and Close Down

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