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1.35 to 5.0
Summer Grandstand
Introduced by Alan Weeks

Special events include The A.A.A. Championships and The King's Cup Air Race

Today's Timetable:

Water-Skiing direct from Ruislip at 1.45
A special display by the Ruislip Water Ski Club

Air Racing from Coventry Civic Aerodrome
Coventry Air Pageant at 2.15 and 3.0
The King's Cup Air Race at 3.55, 4.20, and 4.30

Athletics: The A.A.A. Championships at 2.40, 3.20. and 4.40
from the White City Stadium

Swimming The Scottish A.S.A. Championships at 2.25, 3.10, 4.10, and 4.25
direct from Coatbridge Baths

Sports Results Service
1.40 Lunchtime cricket scores
4.55 Racing and cricket summaries

Contributors

Presenter:
Alan Weeks
Commentator (Water-Skiing):
Wynford Vaughan Thomas
Television Presentation (Water-Skiing):
John Vernon
Commentator (Air Racing):
Charles Gardner
Commentator (Air Racing):
Barrie Edgar
Television Presentation (Air Racing):
Philip Lewis
Commentator (Athletics):
Norris McWhirter
Television Presentation (Athletics):
Humphrey Fisher
Commentator (Swimming):
Harry Walker
Television Presentation (Swimming):
Robert Stewart
Presented by:
Brian Cowgill
Programme Editor:
Paul Fox

A new series for television by Frank Richards.
[Starring] Gerald Campion

Contributors

Writer:
Frank Richards
Producer:
David Goddard
Mr. Quelch:
John Woodnutt
Skinner:
Alaric Cotter
Vernon Smith:
Vernon Morris
Bob Cherry:
Cavan Kendall
Harry Wharton:
Richard Palmer
Frank Nugent:
Michael Crawford
Billy Bunter:
Gerald Campion
Johnny Bull:
Nigel Anthony
Hurree Singh:
Leonard Davey
Mr. Prout:
Tim Hudson
Manager of Chunkley's:
John Kidd
Mr. Skinner:
Ivan Owen
Carter:
Alastair Speed

Featuring Bob Miller and the Millermen, The John Barry Seven, Vince Eager, Adam Faith, Sylvia Sands, Roy Young, Danny Williams, The Raindrops and guest stars:
The Poni-Tails.
Compere, Trevor Peacock

Contributors

Musicians:
Bob Miller and the Millermen
Musicians:
The John Barry Seven
Singer:
Vince Eager
Singer:
Adam Faith
Singer:
Sylvia Sands
Singer:
Roy Young
Singer:
Danny Williams
Singers:
The Raindrops
Group/guest stars:
The Poni-Tails
Compere:
Trevor Peacock
Producer:
Stewart Morris

Stories from the Casebook of Detective-Superintendent Charlesworth by Berkely Mather
[Starring] Wensley Pithey as Charlesworth

Contributors

Writer:
Berkely Mather
Designer:
Stewart Marshall
Producer:
John Warrington
Dellow:
Brian Rawlinson
Selder:
Dennis Shaw
Feeney:
Denny Bettis
P.C. Langley:
Dennis Goacher
Detective-Superintendent Charlesworth:
Wensley Pithey
Detective-Sergeant Spence:
Tony Church
Sergeant Wrothbury:
Neil Wilson
Inspector Godfrey:
Robert Raglan
Chimp:
Lawrence James
Maria:
Ina de la Haye
Mrs. Pisan:
Nan Braunton
Detective-Sergeant Bates:
Howard Lang
Pia:
Pauline Black
Customer:
Lilian Moubrey

Billy Cotton calls 'Wakey Wakey!' in The Billy Cotton Band Show
with Alan Breeze, Kathie Kay, The High-Lights, The Leslie Roberts Silhouettes and the popular recording pianist Russ Conway with guest star: Vanessa Lee and others from the world of entertainment.

Contributors

Presenter/bandleader:
Billy Cotton
Musicians:
The Billy Cotton Band
Singer:
Alan Breeze
Singer:
Kathie Kay
Singers:
The High-Lights
Dancers:
The Leslie Roberts Silhouettes
Pianist:
Russ Conway
Singer:
Vanessa Lee
Script:
Jimmy Grafton
Settings:
Malcolm Goulding
Choreographer/associate producer:
Leslie Roberts
Production:
Bill Cotton, Jnr

A drama based on the novel by Richard Llewellyn.
[Starring] Cary Grant
with Ethel Barrymore, Barry Fitzgerald

Ernie Verdun Mott lives a happy foot-loose existence, but when he returns to live in London's East End with his ailing mother, and sees the poverty and suffering in his neighbourhood, he realises that a man cannot live for himself alone.

Contributors

Based on the novel by:
Richard Llewellyn
Director:
Clifford Odets
Ernie Mott:
Cary Grant
Mrs. Mott:
Ethel Barrymore
Henry Twite:
Barry Fitzgerald
Aggie Hunter:
Jane Wyatt
Ada:
June Duprez
Jim Mordinoy:
George Coulouris
Ike Weber:
Konstantin Shayne

Written by Fred Feldkamp.
The story of the war against Japan.
Tonight's programme, the first in a series of eight, tells the opening stages in the story from the emergence of the new and formidable Japan in the 1920s, to the attack on Pearl Harbour in 1941.
A March of Time production
See page 5

Contributors

Writer:
Fred Feldkamp
Editor:
Jack Bush
Producer:
Arthur B. Tourtellot

With a note of surprise and relief, a journalist wrote to the Illustrated London News in July 1859: "On Monday evening, the 11th of July, the Great Bell of St. Stephens for the first time broke silence. The sound emitted is powerful, but its tone is highly melodious".
Tonight, a hundred years later to the hour, Big Ben can be seen and heard still powerfully and melodiously sounding his own hundredth birthday chimes.

Contributors

Outside Broadcast Director:
Innes Lloyd
Producer/Deviser:
Stanley Hyland

BBC Television

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