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

A visit to the Oval to see the end of the morning's play on the second 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)

: Brodor a Bro

Dair wythnos yn ol. gwelwyd rhai o nodweddion prifddinas Cymru yn y rhaglen hon. fel cefndir i'r Eisteddfod Genedlaethol. Heddiw ymwelir a'r dref a fydd yn brifddinas ddiwylliannol Cymru am wvthnos yn 1962 - tref ag iddi bwvsigrwydd neilltuol yn banes diwydiaiinol Cymru. ac un a gadwodd ei Chymreigrwydd drwy'r blynyddoedd blin a llewyrchus
Yn y rhaglen hon cyflwynir rhai o nodweddion
LIANELL gan T. Glynne Davies
(A visit to Llanelly)
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield)
(to 13.55)


Unknown: T. Glynne Davies

: Watch with Mother: The Woodentops

Stories about a family of wooden dolls who live on a farm.
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
(BBC film)


Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Voices: Eileen Browne
Voices: Josefina Ray
Voices: Peter Hawkins

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

from the Oval.
(to 14.45)

: Blue Peter

A magazine programme for younger viewers with Christopher Trace.
Life in the Royal Air Force: 5: The Crew Chief
Introduced by Chief Technician P.H. Higgins.
Film provided by the Royal Air Force


Presenter: Christopher Trace
Item presenter (Life in the Royal Air Force): Chief Technician P.H. Higgins
Producer: John Hunter Blair

: The Range Rider: Big Medicine Man

The Navajo Indians need a special kind of coloured sand for their religious ceremonies, but this sand can only be found on property belonging to crooked Ed Fallon, who makes money by hiding outlaws. The Range Rider promises to help the Indians by dressing up as a Medicine Man, but while looking for the sand he is captured by the outlaws and taken to their leader, Ed Fallon. Can Dick rescue him in time?


The Range Rider: Jack Mahoney
Dick West: Dick Jones

: Sketch Club Special: Gouache

with Adrian Hill who sets a subject, helps you with your picture-making, and announces this week's prize-winners.
Picture Gallery: 'Outdoor Work'


Presenter/artist: Adrian Hill
Presented by: Tony Arnold

: Town and Around

A news magazine for South-East England.

: Gardening Club: Buying One's First Greenhouse

This week Percy Thrower and John Warren compare methods of Heating, Ventilating and Watering.
From the BBC's Midland studio


Presenter: Percy Thrower
Guest: John Warren
Producer: Paul Morby

: The Adventures of Hiram Holliday: Romantic Pigeon

A film comedy series, starring Wally Cox.

Hiram's naturalist pursuits in Holland lead to conspiracy and the threat of prison-and worse!


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.
(This edition previously shown on January 8. 1956)


Narrator: Bruce Wyndham
Script: David Lloyd James

: Headline News

: Armand and Michaela Denis on Safari to Asia: The Oyster and the Pearl

At Nara, ancient capital of Japan, Armand and Michaela Denis photographed a curious and exciting annual ritual, the dehorning of the sacred deer.
They also filmed the massive Juggernaut-like floats, the central feature of the Spectacular Gion festival; and this last programme sees them complete the strange story of the cultured pearls of Japan - the 'tears of the Moon'.
(A new film series)


Presenter: Armand Denis
Presenter: Michaela Denis

: The Small House at Allington: Episode 1

by Anthony Trollope.
Dramatised for television in six episodes by Marjorie Deans.

At the Great House at Allington, Squire Dale is entertaining his nephew and the elegant and newly arrived Mr. Crosbie. Across the garden, at the Small House, Bell and Lily Dale live with their mother.


Author: Anthony Trollope
Dramatised by: Marjorie Deans
Designer: Daphne Shortman
Producer: Michael Leeston-Smith
Lily Dale: Shirley Lawrence
Adolphus Crosbie: Frederick Jaeger
Bell Dalo: Miranda Connell
Bernard Dale: Barry Letts
Hopkins: Beckett Bould
Mrs Dale: Nora Swinburne
John Eames: Colin Jeavons
Squire Dale: John Robinson
Mr Boyce: Fred Ferris
Dr Crofts: Desmond Jordan
Mrs Boyce: Anthea Holloway
Mrs Eames: Hazel Bainbridge
Mary Eames: Elwyn Stock
Mrs Crump: Violet Parry
Mrs Lupex: Hilary Bays
Mrs Roper: Katharine Parr
Cradell: Ronald Harwood
Miss Spruce: Gladys Dawson
Amelia Roper: Sheila Ballantyne
Mr Lupex: Edwin Brown

: The Third Man: An Offering of Pearls

A film series, starring Michael Rennie as Harry Lime.

A crook may try to sell fake jewels as the real thing; so when Harry Lime is offered a string of priceless pearls for the price of a fake, he smells a rat.
(BBC film release)


Story and teleplay: Margot Bennett
Director: Cliff Owen
Producer: Felix Jackson
Harry Lime: Michael Rennie
Marinika: Anna Gaylor
Fiore Ortego: Peter Illing
Karsos: Martin Benson
Federico: Gaylord Cavallaro
Beaucald: Austin Trevor
Janet: Naomi Chance
Bradford Webster: Jonathan Harris

: Professional Boxing

Some of tonight's fights direct from the Winter Gardens, Banbury.
An eight-round Featherweight Contest: Percy Lewis (Empire Featherweight Champion) v. Billy Calvert


Boxer: Percy Lewis
Boxer: Billy Calvert
Commentator: Simon Smith
Summaries: Jack Petersen
Television presentation: Philip Lewis

: The News

: Press Conference

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


Presented by: David Hartsilver

: News Extra

A magazine of news and pictures from cameramen all over the world.
Introduced by Richard Baker.


Presenter: Richard Baker
Producer: Bill Northwood

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