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: Lawn Tennis

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(to 19.00)

BBC-2 from 1.30 to 7.0
The Wimbledon World Professional Lawn Tennis Championships
Direct from the Centre Court of the All England Club
Rod Laver, Ken Rosewall, Pancho Gonzales, Lew Hoad, Andres Gimeno, Dennis Ralston, Earl Buchholz, Fred Stolle

Today, the semi-finals of the singles and doubles events.
BBC-2 outside broadcast cameras bring you the whole of the second day's play in this tournament of champions. At stake is £12,500, the richest prize ever in professional tennis.

Introduced by David Vine.
An edited recording of the first singles semi-final: tonight at 10.30
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Tennis player: Rod Laver
Tennis player: Ken Rosewall
Tennis player: Pancho Gonzales
Tennis player: Lew Hoad
Tennis player: Andres Gimeno
Tennis player: Dennis Ralston
Tennis player: Earl Buchholz
Tennis player: Fred Stolle
Commentator: Dan Maskell
Commentator: Jack Kramer
Presenter: David Vine
Television Presentation: Brian Johnson
Television Presentation: Dewi Griffiths
Television Presentation: Bill Taylor
Producer: A.P. Wilkinson

: The Empty Quarter

The story of one man's love for the desert and its people.
In 1946 the explorer Wilfred Thesiger crossed the desert known as 'The Empty Quarter' - an incredible journey through lands where no European had travelled before.
In the deserts of Southern Arabia there it no rhythm of the seasons, no rise and fall of sap, but empty wastes, where only the changing temperature marks the passage of the years. It is a bitter, desiccated land that knows nothing of gentleness or ease.


Narrator: Wilfred Thesiger
Quotations from Arabian Sands spoken by: John Nettleton
Executive Producer: Brian Branston
Filmed by: Mostafa Hammuri
Producer: Richard Taylor

: Tales from Hoffnung: Professor Ya-Ya's Memoirs

A cartoon film from the drawings of Gerard Hoffnung.
This week: A family album illustrates Professor Ya-Ya's Memoirs
Produced by Halas and Batchelor in association with BBC-tv Enterprises
(First shown on BBC-1)


Artist: Gerard Hoffnung
Director: John Halas
Music: Francis Chagrin
Producers: Halas and Batchelor

: International Star Parade

from Berlin
A 'live' programme to celebrate the opening of colour television in Germany.
Artists taking part include:
Bobby Solo, Ulrik and Ulla Neumann, Nini Rosso, Golden Gate Quartet, Siw Malmkvist, Nina Simone, Mahalia Jackson, Juliette Greco, Al Martino, Esther and Abi Ofarim, Udo Jurgens
Introduced by Vivi Bach and Dietmar Schonherr
South-West Radio Dance Orchestra
Conducted by Rolf Hans Muller
The Pamela Devis Ballet
Scene described by Tom Sloan
Produced by Peter Lichtwitz for ARD, First German Television Service


Singer: Bobby Solo
Guitarist: Ulrik Neumann
Singer: Ulla Neumann
Trumpeter: Nini Rosso
Singers: Golden Gate Quartet
Singer: Siw Malmkvist
Singer: Nina Simone
Singer: Mahalia Jackson
Singer: Juliette Greco
Singer: Al Martino
Singer: Esther Ofarim
Singer: Abi Ofarim
Singer: Udo Jurgens
Presenter: Vivi Bach
Presenter: Dietmar Schonherr
Musicians: South-West Radio Dance Orchestra
Orchestra conducted by: Rolf Hans Muller
Dancers: The Pamela Devis Ballet
Commentator: Tom Sloan
Producer: Peter Lichtwitz

Blog post that mentions this programme:

Our World: Satellite of Love 23 June 2017

: Angel Pavement: Part 2: Up and Up

by J.B. Priestley
Dramatised in four parts by David Turner

Prospects changed at Twigg and Dersingham when a stranger, Mr. Golspie arrived with the sole concession of cut-rate offers from abroad.


Author: J.B. Priestley
Dramatised by: David Turner
Producer: David Conroy
Director: Paddy Russell

: Lawn Tennis: The Wimbledon World Professional Championships

An edited recording of the first singles semi-final, played this afternoon on the Centre Court of the All England Club, Wimbledon.
Introduced by David Vine.


Presenter: David Vine

: News Summary

: Late Night Line-Up

A late look around the world of television.

: Midnight Movie: Desert Fury

Starring Burt Lancaster, Lizabeth Scott, John Hodiak
with Mary Astor, Wendell Corey
A Hal Wallis production

A young woman falls in love with a notorious gambler despite warnings that his wife was killed in mysterious circumstances.


Director: Lewis Allen
Screenplay: Robert Rossen
Production: Hal Wallis
Tom Hanson: Burt Lancaster
Paula Haller: Lizabeth Scott
Eddie Bendix: John Hodiak
Fritzi Haller: Mary Astor
Johnny Ryan: Wendell Corey
Pat Johnson: James Flavin
Judge Lindquist: William Harrigan
Claire Lindquist: Kristine Miller
Rose: Ana Camargo

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