2.5 Cheltenham Grand Annual Steeplechase Challenge Cup
2.40 County Handicap Hurdle Race
3.20 Cheltenham Gold Cup
Clive Graham identifies the horses and jockeys in the paddock before each race.
Eleanor Summerfield makes a coffee table to the design and instruction of Frank Preston.
(A BBC telerecording)
Muriel Smith singing star of Drury Lane shows.
Interviewed by Vera McKechnie.
First film in a series about an F.B.I. agent.
with Brenda Cowling, Cameron Hall.
Meet the Penguins: Beesie and Boffles Go Shopping
Story by J.M. Smith Wright.
Barbara Jones shows some curious figures that can be made with string.
Looking and Liking
First of a new series of programmes in which you are invited to assist W.H. Dalzell to decorate and furnish a room.
Today he asks William Newland to tell you about pottery.
Writer (Meet the Penguins):
Presenter (Cats' Cradles):
Presenter (Looking and Liking):
Potter (Looking and Liking):
People, events, comments of today introduced by Cliff Michelmore.
Introduced by Ronnie Waldman.
This week's viewer competitor from Barry, South Wales.
Including Which Year?
Viewers who live in Barry, South Wales, are invited to place this copy of Radio Times in the window by noon today if they wish to offer themselves as the Viewer
Competitor In tonight's Puzzle Corner.
Written by Eric Merriman, Lew Schwarz and Terry-Thomas.
Terry-Thomas takes a fortnightly trip to Holdergap-on-Tees.
With Lorrae Desmond, Ken Griffith, Harold Goodwin, Denis Kirtland.
BBC Revue Orchestra
Conductor, Harry Rabinowitz
Terry-Thomas Musicians: BBC Revue
A drama by John Comben.
(Aubrey Morris appears by permission of the Directors of the Old Vic Trust Ltd.)
This first play by a new writer, John Comben, has a contemporary theme in an unusual setting. For it is placed in a tower on a tropical island where James Graham, a distinguished astronomer, has set up instruments and apparatus for studying an impending eclipse of the sun.
But while Graham's mind is occupied with revolutions of sun and stars, a revolution of a different sort has broken out on the nearby mainland. The country had been ruled by the British, but there was disorder following their departure and now, in the course of a revolution, a ruthless native republican Party has taken over. As a result, the scientist's tower has become an enforced haven for several European refugees-Graham's own sister and niece. a girl who was a goodwill delegate to a conference on the mainland, an anthropologist. and others.
A challenge in observation from Cardiff. Edinburgh, and London.
The experts include John Betjeman, Sir Hugh Casson.
Chairman, Glyn Daniel
First of a new monthly series of four programmes in which Lieut.-General Sir Brian Horrocks draws upon his memories of friend and foe, officers and men, in some of the great battlefields of the second World War.
followed by The Weather; Road Works Report; Close Down
Lieut.-General Sir Brian