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Starring Greg McClure and Linda Darnell
with Barbara Britton
A Bing Crosby production

John L. Sullivan, the Boston Strong Boy, was one of the most legendary and controversial figures in the history of prizefighting. Set in America in the 1880s, this film tells of his colourful and romantic life.
(to 17.00)


Frank Tuttle
Bing Crosby
John L. Sullivan:
Greg McClure
Linda Darnell
Barbara Britton
Lee Sullivan
Wallace Ford
Richard Martin:
Otto Kruger
James J. Corbett:
Rory Calhoun

Television cameras are at the Royal Albert Hall for the first half of the opening concert in the 72nd Season of Henry Wood Promenade Concerts.
Moura Lympany (piano)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Leader, Hugh Maguire
Conducted by Sir Malcolm Sargent
The National Anthem
Overture: Roman Carnival.. Berlioz
Piano Concerto in A minor. Schumann

Before the concert begins Richard Baker talks to Sir Malcolm Sargent who is conducting his 500th Promenade Concert.
See pages 3 and 9


Moura Lympany
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Orchestra leader:
Hugh Maguire
Orchestra conducted by/Interviewee:
Sir Malcolm Sargent
Richard Baker
Antony Craxton

A dramatisation in eight episodes by Michael Voysey.
Based on the works of R. S. Surtees.
[Starring] Jimmy Edwards in The Hunting, Eating, Eccentric, Extravagant Exploits of that Renowned Sporting Citizen Mr. John Jorrocks
with Angela Baddeley as Mrs. Jorrocks


Based on the works by:
R.S. Surtees
Dramatised by:
Michael Voysey
Allan Anson
David Conroy
Peter Dews
Mr. John Jorrocks:
Jimmy Edwards
Mrs. Jorrocks:
Angela Baddeley
Alan Baulch
Ann Penfold
Surrey Followers:
Richard Coe
Surrey Followers:
Paul Harris
Post Boy:
Jimmy Handley
Mrs. Blash:
Audrey Noble
Etain O'Dell
Mrs. C.:
Peggy Aitchison
Captain Doleful:
John Bailey
Duke of Donkeyton:
Michael Bates
Marquis of Bray:
Robin Phillips
Lady Barnington:
Moyra Fraser
Helen Fraser
Mrs. Flather:
Sylvia Coleridge

with David Vine reporting and commenting on the day's outstanding stories.

Tonight's Sport Scene includes:

The World Cup: Quarter-final day

Show-Jumping: Royal International Horse Show
from the White City, London.

Cricket: Surrey v. Worcestershire
The county champions visit The Oval.

Athletics: A.A.A. Relay Championships
at Crystal Palace. London.

Sports News
Close-of-play Cricket Scores, Late Racing Results


David Vine
Presented by:
Bob Duncan
Phil Pilley

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