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Time Out


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Kenneth Robinson introduces this weekly programme on the expanding world of leisure with Jeremy James, Christopher Rainbow.

The Pigeon Olympiad
There are 100 million racing pigeons in the world - Britain alone has more than 200,000 'fanciers'. Time Out now plans to enter the sport itself and to race its own pigeons. Reporter Jeremy James buys the pigeons tonight when Outside Broadcast cameras visit Alexandra Palace, London, to pre-view the 'Pigeon Olympiad' which begins tomorrow.
Among the experts he meets is Trevor Parker, the British fancier who has produced the 'world champion' pigeon in the last two Olympiads.

Spike Milligan's Dad
Spike Milligan's father, who lives in Australia, came over to England recently looking for guns to add to his arsenal. Time Out phoned Spike and asked him to find his dad...


Presenter: Kenneth Robinson
Reporter (The Pigeon Olympiad): Jeremy James
Reporter: Christopher Rainbow
Interviewee (The Pigeon Olympiad): Trevor Parker
Item presenter (Spike Milligan's Dad): Spike Milligan
Editor: Christopher Brasher

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