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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 fourth 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)

: Croeso'n Ol

i rai o'r Cymry tramor a fydd yn y stiwdio yn siarad gyda Havard Gregory
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield)
(to 13.55)


Unknown: Havard Gregory

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

From the Oval.
(to 14.45)

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

A further visit to the Oval.

: Summerhouse

A seasonal programme from 'somewhere in the garden'.
Introduced by Anthony Oliver who also tells this week's story.
His visitors are:
Rene Cutforth
Joan Williams, How Not to Take a Photograph
Pat Kirkwood, Song Spot


Presenter/storyteller: Anthony Oliver
Guest: Rene Cutforth
Item presenter (How Not to Take a Photograph): Joan Williams
Singer (Song Spot): Pat Kirkwood
Producer: Rosamund Davies

: Wells Fargo: Home Town

Starring Dale Robertson.

The stage coach is attacked and suspicion falls on Matthew Land, who is just out of gaol. Jim Hardie believes in Matthew, but can he find the real villain?


Jim Hardie: Dale Robertson

: Town and Around

A news magazine for South-East England.

News from South and West

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

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

: Zoo Packet

or A Load of Monkeys
from Jersey Zoological Park with Gerald Durrell.
With the help of eleven animals from his Jersey zoo, and by reference to his own drawings, Gerald Durrell explains how various members of the primate family have adapted themselves to their environment, and how, in the process, the different shapes of their fingers, toes, and tails have evolved.


Presenter: Gerald Durrell
Director: Christopher Parsons
Producer: Eileen Molony

: The Adventures of Hiram Holliday: Moroccan Hawk Moth

A film comedy series starring Wally Cox.
Hiram's pursuit of a moth in Morocco leads him unexpectedly into the dubious delights of a sheik's harem.


Hiram Holliday: Wally Cox

: Headline News

: The Best of Hancock: 9: The Juryman

Written by Alan Simpson and Ray Galton.
[Starring] Tony Hancock
featuring Sidney James


Writer: Alan Simpson
Writer: Ray Galton
Incidental Music: Wally Stott
Designer: Lawrence Broadhouse
Producer: Duncan Wood
Anthony Aloysius Hancock: Tony Hancock
Sidney Balmoral James: Sidney James

: Here Lies Miss Sabry: 3: Trumpet Voluntary

A mystery serial in six episodes by Raymond Bowers.
Starring Petra Davies, John Cairney with Neil McCallum and Patrick Magee

Miss Sabry has disappeared. She is being held to ransom for £5.000. Her ex-boy friend, Cracker, has been told in the ransom note that no attempt must be made to find her. Cracker is unable to produce £5,000, and his step-son, Paul, and daughter, Clare, feel bound to find Miss Sabry. Clare returns to the theatre to meet the 'date' she left three hours previously-before the whole affair, began.


Writer: Raymond Bowers
Theme music composed and played by: Bill Le Sage
Designer: John Cooper
Producer: Dennis Vance
Clare Talbot: Petra Davies
Tom Horbin: Neil McCallum
Paul Sterne: Derrick Sherwin
Lucille Vernois: Tamara Hinchco
Jason: Patrick Magee
Zara: Hazel Gardner
Janet: Yvette Rees
Bongo drummer: Johnnie Withers
Annette: Susan Franklin
Waiter: Reginald Jessup
Dugal: John Kelly
Basil: Robert Desmond
Tony: John Cairney
Bandleader: Mark Baker

: The Great American Hoax

[Starring] Ed Wynn in the comedy film The Great American Hoax
A heart-warming story of a skilled printer, devoted to his craft, who finds himself out of a job on reaching the compulsory retiring age. But he hits on a novel and amusing way of reversing the decision.


John Hodges: Ed Wynn

: Philip Marlowe: Last Call for Murder

A film series starring Philip Carey as the Private Eye created by Raymond Chandler.

A wealthy rake is murdered and the police think a young rival has done it. This seems too simple to Marlowe.


Character created by: Raymond Chandler
Philip Marlowe: Philip Carey

: The News

: Soft Lights and Sweet Music

A lullaby in rhythm sung for you by Carole Carr with the music of Dennis Wilson
(piano), Martin Slavin (vibes), Dave Goldberg (guitar), Tim Bell (bass), Bobbie Kevin
(drums) and this week's guest: Kenny Baker.


Singer: Carole Carr
Pianist: Dennis Wilson
Vibes: Martin Slavin
Guitarist: Dave Goldberg
Bass: Tim Bell
Drummer: Bobbie Kevin
Guest/trumpeter: Kenny Baker
Producer: Yvonne Littlewood

: A Film Profile

Laslo Benedek discusses some of the films he has directed with Derek Prouse including extracts from 'Death of a Salesman', 'Kinder, Mutter, und ein General', 'The Wild One', 'Moment of Danger', 'Recours en Grace'.


Interviewee: Laslo Benedek
Interviewer: Derek Prouse
Produced for television by: Victor Poole

: Late Night News

followed by Weather and Close Down

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