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"I've never seen a marriage so completely happy as they were. Even today he will think "Oh, wouldn't it be wonderful if Phyllis could share this or that", you know. So I think when she died a part of his life was ended in that respect."
(Hermes Pan)
David Niven continues a 13-part tribute to one of the greatest entertainers of the century.

("The Fred Astaire Story: A Radio Times Special" on sale at newsagents, price 50p)

Contributors

Writer:
Benny Green
Producer:
John Billingham
Presenter:
David Niven
Subject/Speaker:
Fred Astaire
Speaker:
Adele Astaire
Speaker:
Ava Astaire
Speaker:
Barrie Chase
Speaker:
Cyd Charisse
Speaker:
Stanley Donen
Speaker:
Lionel Jeffries
Speaker:
Burton Lane
Speaker:
Kouben Mamoulian
Speaker:
Johnny Mercer
Speaker:
Herbert Ross
Speaker:
Kay Thompson

1500m only (also 202m Scotland) VHF joins Radio 1
Elizabeth Counsell as his wife Mark Hadfield and Ruth Dooner as his children With TONY MELODY
PAUL WILLIAMSON. ANITA JOANNOU and Michael Bates as Herbert Written by MIKE CRAIG. LAWRIE KINSLEY and RON MCDONNELL Producer JAMES CASEY
(Repeated: Sunday 7.2 pm)

Contributors

Unknown:
Elizabeth Counsell
Unknown:
Mark Hadfield
Unknown:
Ruth Dooner
Unknown:
Tony Melody
Unknown:
Paul Williamson.
Unknown:
Michael Bates
Unknown:
Herbert Written
Unknown:
Mike Craig.
Unknown:
Lawrie Kinsley
Unknown:
Ron McDonnell
Producer:
James Casey

1500m only (also 202m Scotland) VHF joins Radio 1
Introduced by Alan Parry
1.35, 2.4t. 3.45, 4.45, 5.50*
International Cricket
The Prudential Cup Cricket's first ever World Cup competition, brings together the biggest names in the game tor this series of 60-over knockout matches. Can England regain some of their lost pride and reach the final? Will Austraha or West Indies emerge as the strongest side in the other half of the draw. The tournament starts today: England v India at Lord's, Australia v Pakistan at Headingley, West Indies v Sri Lanka at Old Trafford and New Zealand v East Africa at Edgbaston.
Commentary and reports from JOHN ARLOTT , BRIAN JOHNSTON , DON MOSEY, FREDDIE TRUEMAN , TONY COZIER , HENRY BLOFELD and ALAN RICHARDS.
World cricket up for the cup: page 3
1.30, 2.15* Cycling
The final stage of the Tour of Britain Milk Race. Commentary by JOHN BURNS with expert summaries by former world cycling champion HUGH PORTER.
1.48, 2.1S, 2.55*
Racing from Epsom
Featuring a top class field for the £20,000 Coronation Cup.
1.45 The William Hill Champion Spring Handicap <5f)
2.20 The Rosebery Memorial Handicap Stakes dim)
3.0 The Coronation Cup dim) Commentator PETER BROMLEY
2.10, 3.10, 4.10, 5.10*
International Tennis
The world's top players compete in the French Open. FRED PERRY reports from Paris.
5.38
Motor Sport
A preview of tomorrow's Swedish Grand Prix by BARRIE GILL in Anderstorp, and chris CARTER looks forward to tomorrow's International motor-cycle races at Mallory Park.
News, too. of Scotland's Rugby Union match against Wellington in New Zealand; and the final day's play in the English Amateur Golf Championship,
Timetable
1.30 News and prospects including cricket scoreboard
1.40 Racing; 2.0 Cricket/Tennis
2.15 Racing/Cycling
2.40 Cricket/Tennis
2.55 Racing
3.10 Cricket/Tennis/Golf
5.25 Rugby Round-up S.30 Motor Sport
5.42 Classified Racing
6.0 Cricket/Tennis
Events may alter timings
A Radio Sports Unit production

Contributors

Introduced By:
Alan Parry
Unknown:
John Arlott
Unknown:
Brian Johnston
Unknown:
Freddie Trueman
Unknown:
Tony Cozier
Unknown:
Henry Blofeld
Unknown:
Alan Richards
Commentary By:
John Burns
Unknown:
Hugh Porter.
Commentator:
Peter Bromley
Unknown:
Fred Perry
Unknown:
Barrie Gill

The first of five concerts live from the Royal Festival Hall, London, in the South Bank Pops series.
The Best of Gilbert and Sullivan
Rae Woodland, Ann Howard Kenneth Bowen , Ian Wallace Geoffrey Chard
ROYAL CHORAL SOCIETY chorus-master NINA WALKER
BBC CONCERT ORCHESTRA leader ARTHUR LEAVINS conducted by KENNETH ALWYN
Introduced by Hattie Jacques and Ian Wallace
Producer BARRY KNIGHT
(Presented by the BBC in association with the GLC. Geoffrey Chard broadcasts by permission of the ENO, and Nina Walker by permission of Covent Garden)

Contributors

Unknown:
Ann Howard
Unknown:
Kenneth Bowen
Unknown:
Ian Wallace
Unknown:
Geoffrey Chard
Chorus-Master:
Nina Walker
Leader:
Arthur Leavins
Conducted By:
Kenneth Alwyn
Introduced By:
Hattie Jacques
Introduced By:
Ian Wallace
Producer:
Barry Knight
Unknown:
Geoffrey Chard
Unknown:
Nina Walker

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