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: Cricket: England v. India: Fifth Test Match

Second day's play at the Oval


Commentator: Peter West
Commentator: Brian Johnston
Assistant Commentator: 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: The Woodentops

For the Very Young
Stories about a family of wooden dolls who live on a farm.
(BBC film)
(to 14.15 app.)

: Adolphus

saves the day.
Drawn by Lois Castellain.
Told by Peter Hawkins.


Artist: Lois Castellain
Narrator: Peter Hawkins

: The Lost King: 6: The Road Back

by Rafael Sabatini
Adapted in six episodes by Constance Cox
France and Switzerland, 1814

(BBC recording, previously shown last year)


Author: Rafael Sabatini
Adapted by: Constance Cox
Producer: Naomi Capon
Designer: John Cooper
Film Cameraman: John Turner
Film Editor: Valerie Best
Marie Therese: Sheila Burrell
Madame de Breze: Phyllida Law
Louis-Charles: Alan Dobie
Fouche, Duke of Otranto: Michael Goodliffe
La Salle: Barry Letts
Pauline de Castillon-Fouquieres: Patricia Healey
Marquis de Sceaux: Eric Thompson
Justine Perrin: Jeannette Sterke
Duchess de Castillon-Fouquieres: Marjorie Stewart
Ouvrard, a banker: Eric Philips
Le Brun, a lawyer: Andre van Gyseghem
Marshal Ney: Jack Lambert
Volant: Jack Smethurst
Servant: Carlos Williams

: Seeing Stars

This month Patrick Moore tells you about a display of astronomical fire-works, the Perseid shooting-stars which have been so very conspicuous this month. He also tells you about the latest developments in radio astronomy, and describes Saturn, the glorious ringed planet which is now visible low down in the south during the evenings.


Presenter: Patrick Moore
Presented by: Clive Parkhurst

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

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

: Gardening Club

makes a film survey of Evergreen Hedges
In the South, Midlands, and North of England including
with new recommendations proven at the Rosewarne Experimental Station, Camborne, Cornwall.
Cliff Lewis, Worcestershire; H. W. Abbiss, Truro; F. W. Shepherd, Director of the Rosewarne Experimental Station.
From the BBC's Midland television studio


Commentator: Cliff Lewis
Commentator: H. W. Abbiss
Commentator: F. W. Shepherd
Producer: Paul Morby

: Tonight

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


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Reporter: Derek Hart
Reporter: Geoffrey Johnson Smith
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

Cricket: close of play scores

: Great Yarmouth

Great Yarmouth invites you to meet the 'Summer Stars'.
Appearing at The Wellington Pier Pavilion

In Bernard Delfont's 'The Big Show of 1959'
Joan Regan, Billy Dainty, The Pavilion Lovelies

In Billy Russell's Circus
Don Saunders, The Three Ledas

At the Pavilion, Gorleston-on-Sea
In Eric Ross and Phil Burn's 'It's All Yours'
Bradley Harris
(BBC recording, from the Britannia Theatre, Great Yarmouth)


Singer (The Big Show of 1959): Joan Regan
Performer (The Big Show of 1959): Billy Dainty
Performers (The Big Show of 1959): The Pavilion Lovelies
Clown (Billy Russell's Circus): Don Saunders
Performers (Billy Russell's Circus): The Three Ledas
Performer (It's All Yours): Bradley Harris
The Orchestra directed by: Harry Hudson
Producer: Barrie Edgar

: Mr. Bossom's Day

by Edward Grierson.
[Starring] Edward Chapman
with John Westbrook


Writer: Edward Grierson
Producer: Nesta Pain
Designer: Charles Lawrence
Bossom: Edward Chapman
Rose: Carole Mowlam
Armstrong: Richard Burrell
Green: Heron Carvic
Ryan: Frank Sieman
Curtis: A.J. Brown
Clegg: Edward Judd
Manderson: John Westbrook
Pringle: John Richmond
Hadfield: John Chandos
Fenney: Grenville Hallam
Biggs: George A. Cooper
Petitioner: Barbara French
Weir: Will Leighton
Willis: Edward Jewesbury

: Boots and Saddles: The Decision

When a patrol encounters a desperately hungry band of Piute Indians, Hatfield and Boone feel great sympathy for them. But their decision to help leads to a crisis at Fort Lowell.

: Semprini

plays old ones, new ones, loved ones, and neglected ones with The George Mitchell Singers.


Pianist: Semprini
Singers: The George Mitchell Singers
Presented by: Ned Sherrin

: Travellers' Tales: Land of the Lost: 1: The Dangerous Trail

Film of the Oxford and Cambridge Expedition to South America.

At least one expedition has foundered on the 300-mile cattle trait through the jungle from Georgetown, British Guiana, to the Rupununi Savannahs. Seven graduates in three trucks make a determined attempt to break through.


Filmed by: Stanley Jeeves
Film editor: Robert Walter
Narrator: Adrian Cowell
Presented by: Brian Branston

: Press Conference

People who make the news face questions from people who write the news.


Producer: John Grist

: Wells Fargo: The Sniper

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


Jim Hardie: Dale Robertson

: News Summary

followed by Weather and Close Down

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