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: Cricket: England v. India: Fifth Test Match

Last 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: Andy Pandy

For the Very Young
Maria Bird brings Andy to play with your small children and invites them to join in songs and games.
(BBC film)
(to 14.15 app.)


Narrator: Maria Bird

: Cricket: England v. India: Fifth Test Match

Further visits to the Oval.
4.15-4.30: Tea interval

: Light

A ballet from the film 'Masters of Georgian Ballet'
The story is based on an old Russian legend and tells of a childless King and Queen, who, in exchange for twin sons, have to promise the devil Darrish to give one of them up on his twenty-first birthday. But the princes are strong and good and fight against the evil of Darrish.
Soloists and Corps de Ballet of the Faliashvili Theatre in Tbilisi


Artandil, the prince: Vaklitang Chaburkiari
Darrish: Z. Kikaleshrili
Mzetonakhari: E. Chokovani

: Sea and Ships: 2: Port of London

Fifty-five million tons of merchandise pass through the Port of London each year, and the organisation of the thirty-six miles of docks and quays is supervised by the Port of London Authority, who celebrate their fiftieth anniversary this year.
Everything that happens on the River Thames between Teddington and the sea is the concern of the P.L.A. This film programme gives a picture of life and work on London's river.

Film sequences from
'Port of London'
(by courtesy of Greenpark Productions)
'Waters of Time'
(by courtesy of Realist Film Unit)
(Previously shown on July 9)


Narrator: Anthony Jacobs
Editor: Constance Dunn
Presented by: Ian Curtis

: 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: Fifth Test Match

The closing overs of the match followed by a summary.

: Summer Romance

Kevin Scott and Sally Bazely sing songs by Cole Porter
Accompanied by the Norman Percival Quintet
(BBC recording)


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

: Tonight

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


Presenter: Derek Hart
Reporter: Geoffrey Johnson Smith
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

: Hi, Summer!

A Holiday Show with Kenneth Connor, Cliff Norton, Ken Morris and Joan Savage, Thelma Ruby, The George Mitchell Singers, Malcolm Lockyer and his Music.


Comedian: Kenneth Connor
Performer: Cliff Norton
Entertainer: Ken Morris
Entertainer: Joan Savage
Performer: Thelma Ruby
Singers: The George Mitchell Singers
Musicians: Malcolm Lockyer and his Music
Script: George Wadmore
Script: Terry Nation
Script: John Junkin
Script: Hugh Woodhouse
Choreography: Deirdre Vivian
Vocal arrangements: George Mitchell
Musical arrangements: Malcolm Lockyer
Musical arrangements: Ray Terry
Settings: George Djurkovic
Director: Leonard Michell
Producer: Dennis Main Wilson

: Out of This World

By special permission from the Vatican, television cameras go through the gates of the Carmelite Convent at Presteigne, in Radnorshire, to show viewers the way of life of the nuns who have renounced the world and enclosed themselves for ever within the walls.
The programme introduced by Hywel Davies.
(See facing page)


Presenter: Hywel Davies
Film Cameraman: Bill Greenhalgh
Film Editor: Terry Laurie
Producer: David J. Thomas

: Television World Theatre: The Silver Box

(See top of page and page 4)

by John Galsworthy

At 8.30 Television World Theatre presents Esmond Knight, Joan Haythorne, Patrick Troughton, Margaret Tyzack
with Colin Jeavons
in "The Silver Box"

The action takes place in London in about 1906.


Writer: John Galsworthy
Designer: Guy Shappard
Producer: Michael Leeston-Smith
Jack Barthwick: Colin Jeavons
Jones: Patrick Troughton
Wheeler: Rowena Torrance
Mrs. Jones: Margaret Tyzack
Marlow: Desmond Jordan
John Barthwick, M.P.: Esmond Knight
Mrs. Barthwick: Joan Haythorne
Unknown lady: Fiona Dempster
Mrs. Seddon: Edna Dore
Snow: Stanley van Beers
Roper: Graham Rowe
Magistrate: Llewellyn Rees
Usher: Donald McCollum
Relieving Officer: Trevor Reid
Lievens: Henry Soskin
Magistrate's Clerk: Peter Collingwood
Police Constable: Alec Foster
Swearing Clerk: John Herrington
[Actress]: Carol Jones
[Actress]: Irene French
[Actor]: Ivor Kimmel
[Actor]: Patrick Desmond
[Actor]: Lionel Gadsden
[Actor]: Terence Greenidge
[Actor]: Gordon Pleasant
[Actor]: Laurence Archer
[Actor]: Lee Harris
[Actress]: Joan Harsent
[Actress]: Diane Woolley
[Actress]: Joyce Purton
[Actor]: Ronald Meyer
[Actor]: Pat Milner
[Actress]: Nelly Griffiths

: Zoo Quest for the Paradise Birds

Written and produced by David Attenborough.
The story of the expedition that went to the Great Barrier Reef and into the mountains of Central New Guinea to search for Birds of Paradise.
Compiled from film sequences shown in 1957.


Filmed by: Charles Lagus
Editor: Larry Toft
Writer/producer: David Attenborough

: News Summary

followed by Weather and Close Down

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