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: Cricket: England v. Australia: Third Test Match

A visit to Headingley on the last day of the match.


Commentator: E. W. Swanton
Commentator: Brian Johnston
Commentator: Denis Compton
Commentator: Jack Fingleton
Television presentation: Ray Lakeland
Executive producer: Antony Craxton

: Newyddion

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

: Heddiw

Edrych ar y byd a'i bethau
Cwrdd a phobl
Ymweld a Ueoedd Ymd ,rin a phynciau ying nghwmni
Rhagilen ddvddiiol darn ofal NAN DAVIES , IFOR Rees JACK WILLIAMS
Today: a topical magazine.
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield)


Unknown: Ueoedd Ymd
Unknown: Aled Rhys Wiliam
Unknown: Nan Davies
Unknown: Rees Jack Williams

: Lunchtime News

: Watch with Mother: Andy Pandy

Maria Bird brings Andy to play with your small children and invites them to join in the songs and games.
BBC film


Narrator: Maria Bird

: Cricket: England v. Australia: Third Test Match

The final stages of the match.

: A Puppy's Responsibilities

A cartoon film from Hungary.
A puppy who lives in a farmyard surprises everyone, including himself, by his bravery in face of an enemy.
Last shown in September, 1960

: Rubovia: The Wonky Wand

Another legend by Gordon Murray.
Presented by the BBC Puppet Theatre
BBC film
Last shown on August 31, 1960


Writer/director/puppets: Gordon Murray
Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Bob Bura
Puppeteer: John Hardwick
Voices: Violet Lamb
Voices: James Beattie
Voices: Roy Skelton
Voices: Derek Nimmo
Music: Patrick Harvey
Settings and costumes: Andrew Brownfoot

: The News

: Town and Around

A news magazine for South-East England.

News from the South

: The Weather

: Travellers' Tales: The Leg Rowers of Burma

Tim Slessor shows again film of his journey through Burma to visit a tribe of people whose life is spent on the waters of Lake Inle, whose fields are floating pontoons and whose religious festivals are cavalcades of gilded barges.
Introduced and edited by David Attenborough.


Guest/filmmaker: Tim Slessor
Film editor: Harry Hastings
Cameraman: A. C. Barrington Brown
Presented by: Brian Branston
Presenter/editor: David Attenborough

: Wilf Todd and his Trio

with the Brytan Ryman Dancers.


Musicians: Wilf Todd and his Trio
Dancers: The Brytan Ryman Dancers
Music arranged by: Edwin Braden
Producer: Ronnie Lane

: The Best of Bilko: The Horse

A selection from the film series The Phil Silvers Show
Starring Phil Silvers as Sergeant Bilko.

What happens when a horse joins the Infantry? Sergeant Bilko and his platoon buy one and find out. So does the General when he arrives for his inspection.


Sergeant Bilko: Phil Silvers

: Headline News

: Midsummer Magic

Several well-known magicians combine to entertain you in twenty-five minutes of amusing mystery.


Producer: Richard Afton

: The Tab Hunter Show: Devil to Pay

Further adventures of a Bachelor at Large.
[Starring] Tab Hunter as Paul Morgan
with Richard Erdman, Jerome Cowan and guest star, Diana Millay

Paul agrees to attend Pete's wedding and comes dangerously near to being led to the altar himself.


Paul Morgan: Tab Hunter
Richard Fairfield III: Richard Erdman
John Larsen: Jerome Cowan
Cynthia Whitney: Diana Millay

: Walk a Crooked Mile: Episode 4

A thriller serial in six episodes by Lindsay Hardy.
Starring Raymond Huntley, Peter Illing with Philip Bond, David Langton, Heather Chasen, Peter Madden and Doreen Aris

Gordon Cheviot is suspected of the murder of Arnold Hedges. Fergus Ryder, who doesn't believe Cheviot is guilty, is trying to find the real murderer, when he discovers Hedges' body in the boot of Cheviot's car. Ryder sees Joe Denzel, who was owed a great deal of money by Hedges and accuses him of being involved in Hedges' murder. Later that evening, Denzel is visited by Arthur Boone, a private detective, who not only accuses Denzel of being involved but also tries to blackmail him. Denzel agrees to meet Boone later with the money. When Boone gets to the rendezvous he is shot dead.


Writer: Lindsay Hardy
Producer: David E. Rose
Music composed by: Dennis Wilson
Designer: Roy Oxley
Fergus Ryder: Philip Bond
Gillian: Doreen Aris
Bruno: Peter Thomas
Georgie: Victor Baring
Det. Constable Chalmers: David Case
Det. Superintendent Faulkner: Peter Madden
Det. Sergeant Badger: John Nettleton
Adrian Charles: Raymond Huntley
Angela Charles: Heather Chasen
Joe Denzel: Peter Illing
Commander Anthony Gardiner: David Langton
Yottie Croombe: David Lander

: Man in the Making: 1: First Steps

The mystery of the first two years of life.

How far is the development of a baby an unfolding that goes on independently of learning?
Introduced by Dr. J. M. Tanner.
Speakers include: Dr. J. T. Eayrs.


Presenter: Dr. J. M. Tanner
Speaker: Dr. J. T. Eayrs
Director: Brenda Horsfield
Producer: James McCloy

: Cosi Fan Tutte

Act 2 of Mozart's opera (sung in Italian)
From the Aix-en-Provence Music Festival.
Chorus of the Paris Conservatoire
Director, Elisabeth Brasseur
Orchestre de la Sotiete des Concerts du Conservatoire
Conducted by Michael Gielen
TV presentation from the Courtyard of the Archbishop's Palace by Roger Benamou by courtesy of the French Television Service
Introduced by Lionel Salter.


Singers: Chorus of the Paris Conservatoire
[Chorus] director: Elisabeth Brasseur
Musicians: Orchestre de la Sotiete des Concerts du Conservatoire
[Orchestre] conducted by: Michael Gielen
Designer: Balthus
Producer: Marcello Cortis
TV presentation from the Courtyard of the Archbishop's Palace by: Roger Benamou
Presenter: Lionel Salter
Fiordiligi, a lady from Ferrara: Teresa Stich-Randall
Dorabella, her sister: Teresa Berganza
Despina, their maid: Mariella Adani
Don Alfonso, a cynical philosopher: Marcello Cortis
Ferrando, an officer in love with Dorabelia: Luigi Alva
Guglielmo, an officer in love with Fiordiligi: Rolando Panerai

: Dwyn Mae Cof

A Welsh programme of reminiscences by Dora Herbert Jones.
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)
(to 23.37)


Presenter: Dora Herbert Jones

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