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: Cricket: England v. South Africa: Fifth Test Match

A visit to the Oval to see play on the first day of the match.


Commentator: Peter West
Commentator: Brian Johnston
Assisted by: Denis Compton
Television presentation: Philip Daly

: Newyddion

(News in Welsh)
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield)

: Y Fantol

Cylchgrawn crefyddol sy'n adlewyrchu ac yn cloriannu gweithgarwch eglwysi Cymru a'r byd
Y rhaglen yng ngofal Ifor Rees
(Religious magazine)
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield)
(to 13.55)

: Seconds Out

A competition in which Peter West challenges two teams in the studio.
See if you can beat them.


Presenter: Peter West
Designer: Barry Newbery
Producer: Barbara Hammond

: The Nature of Things: 5: Rubber and Plastics

Demonstrated by Sir Lawrence Bragg, F.R.S.
Scientists have recently learnt that by joining atoms and molecules in a special way, they can make materials which can be used for many purposes, as Sir Lawrence Bragg demonstrates in this talk. Viewers are part of an audience at the Royal Institution.
(Previously shown last December)


Presenter: Sir Lawrence Bragg, F.R.S.
Director: Bill Wright
Producer: Philip Daly

: Town and Around

A news magazine for South-East England.

: Cricket: England v. South Africa: Fifth Test Match

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

: At Random

A short revue in which Geoffrey Rand sings his own compositions and accompanies himself on the piano.


Singer/pianist: Geoffrey Rand
Puppets designed and executed by: Jack Kine
Puppets designed and executed by: Bernard Wilkie
Producer: Alan Sleath

: The Adventures of Hiram Holliday: Monaco Hermit Crab

A film comedy series starring Wally Cox.

Hiram uses his personal 'system' at the gaming tables in Monte Carlo, and wins a luxury yacht.


Hiram Holliday: Wally Cox

: Stranger than Fiction

Britain is at times and in places both beautiful and strange. How odd can our country be?
A film series produced for the BBC by Marcus Cooper Ltd.


Narrator: Bruce Wyndham
Script: Michael Henderson

: Headline News

: Summer Show

A visit to Brighton for scenes from Cyril Fletcher's Summer Masquerade at the Essoldo Theatre.
Starring Cyril Fletcher, Craig Douglas, Betty Astell, Jack Stanford, Pamela Cundell,
The Ballet Robaire, Eric Delaney and his New Band.
A special performance recorded before an invited audience


Comedian: Cyril Fletcher
Singer: Craig Douglas
Performer: Betty Astell
Dancer: Jack Stanford
Performer: Pamela Cundell
Dancers: The Ballet Robaire
Musicians: Eric Delaney and his New Band
Choreography: Robert Marlowe
Presented for television by: Mary Evans
Presented for television by: John Vernon

: What's It All About?

The Panel: Simon Kester, Ginette Spanier, Alan Simpson find out the logical explanation for odd situations in which viewers have found themselves.
Chairman, Kenneth Horne


Devised and compiled by: John P. Wynn
Panellist: Simon Kester
Panellist: Ginette Spanier
Panellist: Alan Simpson
Chairman: Kenneth Horne
Cartoonist: Roy Laughton
Designer: Thomas Carter
Presented by: Kenneth Milne-Buckley

: Sykes and a Library Book

[Starring] Eric Sykes
with Richard Wattis and Hattie Jacques
Also appearing: Deryck Guyler, Cameron Hall, Bruce Seton, Frances Cohen, Gertrude Kaye, Louis Haslar, Herbert Nelson, Katie Kay, Max Miradin, Alec Wallace, Alan Barry and 'Rustler'.


Script: John Antrobus
Incidental Music: Gordon Franks
Designer: Lawrence Broadhouse
Director: Philip Barker
Producer: Dennis Main Wilson
Eric: Eric Sykes
Mr Brown: Richard Wattis
Hattie: Hattie Jacques
Policeman: Deryck Guyler
[Actor]: Cameron Hall
[Actor]: Bruce Seton
[Actress]: Frances Cohen
[Actress]: Gertrude Kaye
[Actor]: Louis Haslar
[Actor]: Herbert Nelson
[Actress]: Katie Kay
[Actor]: Max Miradin
[Actor]: Alec Wallace
[Actor]: Alan Barry
Unknown: 'Rustler'

: Chasing the Dragon

by Colin Morris.
[Starring] Yoko Tani
with Russell Napier, John Meillon and Redmond Phillips
The action takes place in Hong Kong
Time: The present


Writer: Colin Morris
Special music arranged and conducted by: Alan Bristow
Designer: Reece Pemberton
Producer: Gerard Glaister
Sub-Inspector Martin: John Meillon
Revenue Officer: John Forbes-Robertson
Sub-Inspector Lovell: Richard Burrell
Immigration Officer: Dennis Spencer
Ground Hostess: Soo Bee Lee
Corporal Keegan: Shane Rimmer
Chief Inspector Callaghan: Russell Napier
Chen Yu Ying: Yoko Tani
Harry Brooks: Redmond Phillips
Club Manager: Andy Ho
Ah Chen: Burt Kwouk
Prison Officer: Denis Holmes
First Prison Coolie: Kenji Takaki
Second Prison Coolie: Jimmy Rafael
Prison Orderly: Agil Alkaff
Porter: Nicholas Paulo

Blog post that mentions this programme:

The Sunday Post: Gerard Glaister 18 September 2016

: The News

: The Brains Trust

meets this evening to answer your questions.
The members this week are: Sir John Wolfenden, Gwyn Thomas, Colin Davis
Chairman, Bernard Williams
Questions should be addressed to: 'The Brains Trust', [address removed]


Panellist: Sir John Wolfenden
Panellist: Gwyn Thomas
Panellist: Colin Davis
Chairman: Bernard Williams
Presented by: John Grist

: Late Night News

followed by Weather; Road Works Report and Close Down

: Corff ac Enaid

Rhaglen Wyddonol a fydd yn ystyried rhai o'r dulliau anarferol i geisio gwella anhwylderau'r meddwl a'r corff
(A science programme in Welsh)
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace only)
(to 23.37)

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