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: Test Match Special England v. West Indies FIFTH TEST MATCH AT THE OVAL FIRST DAY

tall-by-hall commentaries by Rex Alston
John Arlott
Robert Hudson
Roy Lawrence
Comments on play by F. R. Brown
Norman Yardley lunch, teatime, and close-of-play summaries by E. W. Swanton
11.15-1.35* including lunchtime summary
2.10*-4.20*including teatime summary
4.30*-6.35including clost-of-play summary For a summary of previous results in the series see page 2


Unknown: Rex Alston
Unknown: John Arlott
Unknown: Robert Hudson
Unknown: Roy Lawrence
Play By: F. R. Brown
Play By: Norman Yardley


The Sign of the Fish: may be seen in many windows in the parish of Headington, Oxford. PHILIP BARRON investigates the social service to the community, of which this ancient Christian symbol is the badge Continued in next column
Ickthuse Club: The same badge is used by members of a club at St. John's Boys Secondary Modern School, Sittingbourne, Kent, which was visited towards the end of last term by ADRIAN CAREY


Introduced By: Walter MacDonald
Unknown: Edward Rogers
Unknown: Adrian Carey

: Third Programme


Today's overseas commodity and financial news. London Stock Market closing report

: Closedown

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

Through the listings, you will also be able to use the Genome search function to find thousands of radio and TV programmes that are already available to view or listen to on the BBC website.

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