Today's story is "A Surprise for the King" by Ann Reay and Michael Rosen
A series for doctors
Presented by Bill Coleman
with Peter Woods
Gene Littler (US) v Gary Player (South Africa) at Sunningdale.
A meeting of two of the outstanding players of recent years: Ryder Cup player Littler, one of the few to have won the US Amateur and Open titles, against Player, one of only four men to have won the world's four major championships and whose two successive tournament victories in recent weeks bring his total winnings in America to Â£320,000. Two very different characters: Player emotional, fanatical in perfection of technique; Littler quiet, relaxed, so undemonstrative that he is known as 'Gene the Machine'.
Prize-money: $4,000 to the winner $2,000 to the loser
Wheelbase covers the world of motoring
Will a Channel tunnel benefit Britain's 13 million motorists? Will car fares on the tunnel trains cost more than going by sea? Michael Frostick reports from France and Italy on Continental car-trains through the Alps and what experience they offer to the designers of the Channel Tunnel. From Silverstone, an all-action report on a Vintage Sports Car Club race meeting, with over 160 entries, including Austin Sevens and Alfa Romeos, Bentleys and Bugattis, three Lago-Talbots and a 1925 Sunbeam powered by a 24,000 cc Napier aero engine.
Starring Elizabeth Taylor, Van Johnson, Walter Pidgeon, Donna Reed.
At a VE Day party in Paris, Charles Wills, correspondent for an American army paper, meets and falls in love with Helen Ellswirth. Soon they are married and have decided to settle in Paris. But this romantic drama takes a tragic turn.
(This Week's Films: page 11)