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: Watch with Mother: Picture Book

For the very young
Vera McKechnie turns the pages.
BBC film
(to 11.00)


Presenter: Vera McKechnie
Editor: Maria Bird
Producer: Freda Lingstrom

: Bank Holiday Grandstand

See panel
Today's Timetable:
1.10 Football Preview
1.35 Racing: Polar Star Selling Handicap
2.5 Racing: Coventry Three-Year-Old Stakes
2.20 Motor Cycling
2.45 Racing: Queen's Prize Handicap
3.0 Motor Cycling
3.20 Racing: 1,000 Guineas Trial Stakes
3.35 Ice Hockey: Second Period
3.55 Motor Cycling
4.15 Ice Hockey: Final Period
4.45 Motor Cycling
4.55 Results Service
including a recording of the Irish Grand National
While it is hoped to keep to the above timings, they may be altered by events

Bank Holiday Grandstand 1.0-5.15
Introduced by David Coleman
Racing from Kempton Park

1.45 Polar Star Selling Handicap (over 1 mile)
2.15 Coventry Three-Year-Old Stakes (over 1 mile)
2.55 Queen's Prize Handicap (over 2 miles)
3.30 1,000 Guineas Trial Stakes (over 7 furlongs)

Motor Cycling from Oulton Park
125 c.c. race (19 laps)
Sidecar race (11 laps)
500 c.c. race (19 laps)
250 c.c. race (19 laps)

Ice Hockey from Brighton Ice Stadium
Brighton Tigers v. Fife Flyers

At 4.55 Results Service Including:
Racing Commentaries; Classified football results; Rugby Union and Rugby League Results


Presenter: David Coleman
Commentator (Horse Racing): Peter O'Sullevan
Commentator (Horse Racing): Clive Graham
Television Presentation (Horse Racing): Dennis Monger
Commentator (Motor Cycling): Murray Walker
Television Presentation (Motor Cycling): Jack Harrison
Commentator (Ice Hockey): Alan Weeks
Television Presentation (Ice Hockey): A.P. Wilkinson
Television Presentation: Richard Tilling
Assistant Editor: Lawrie Higgins
Assistant Editor: Alan Hart
Editor: Cliff Morgan

: The Telegoons: The Lost Colony

Peter Sellers, Harry Secombe, Spike Milligan
BBC radio's world-famous Goons in a puppet series for television.
This week's adventure: The Lost Colony
Produced by Tony Young of Grosvenor Films for BBC-TV
First transmission on Oct. 12, 1963


Voice: Peter Sellers
Voice: Harry Secombe
Voice: Spike Milligan
Producer: Tony Young

: Ripcord: Flight to Terror

A second chance to see the thrilling film series about the adventures of two dare-devil parachutists.

When a plane crashes, both a wanted man and a policeman manage to escape. In rounding up the criminal, Ted and Jim have first to discover which is which.

: The News

: Town and Around

News and views from London and the South-East.
Introduced by Michael Aspel.
followed by The Weather


Presenter: Michael Aspel

: Billy Smart's Circus

Come to the circus under the Big Top of the world's largest tenting show, with artists specially engaged for this one performance only.

The Herculeans
Six bewhiskered Britons, ye only period acrobats in captivity.

Duo Dominici
The daredevils of Rome precariously balanced in the roof of the Big Top.

Barrett and Birds
The only group of budgerigars to train a man successfully.

Les Romanus
French knockabout clowns and the pogo-stick rodeo.

Cavalier Joe Andy
direct from Tokyo to present his sword and dagger balance over a forty-foot swaying ladder.

Scott's Sealions
Nature's comedy balancing stars.

Rondart and Jeanne
The world's only dart-blowers.

David Rosaire and Friends
Pekinese circus in miniature.

The Segura Brothers
Salvador juggles brother Pepe with his feet

Billy Smart's Circus is appearing in Liverpool
See page 21


Acrobats: The Herculeans
Balancers: Duo Dominici
Animal act: Barrett and Birds
Clowns: Les Romanus
Balancer: Cavalier Joe Andy
Comic balancers: Scott's Sealions
Dart blowers: Rondart and Jeanne
Performers: David Rosaire and Friends
Jugglers: The Segura Brothers
Circus presentation: Ronnie Smart
Circus presentation: David Smart
Ringmaster: Alfred Delbosq
Musical director: Ken Griffin
Commentator: Frank Bough
Production assistant: Mary David
Producer: Derek Burrell-Davis

: Kiss Me, Kate

Play by Sam Spewack and Bella Spewack.
Starring Patricia Morison and Howard Keel
and Millicent Martin
with Reginald Beckwith, Irving Davies, Danny Green, Bill Owen and Eric Barker
Also featuring Peter Regan, Tony Adams, Isabelle Lucas, David Healy and Monty Landis
First transmission on BBC-2, April 21, 1964
See facing page


Music and lyrics: Cole Porter
Writer: Sam Spewack
Writer: Bella Spewack
The Singers under the direction of: Fred Tomlinson
Additional orchestrations: Dennis Wilson
Additional orchestrations: Peter Knight
The Orchestra conducted by: Harry Rabinowitz
Costumes: Maureen Muggeridge
Make-up: Maureen Winslade
Musical numbers staged and choreographed by: Paddy Stone
Designer: Eileen Diss
Director: David Askey
Producer: James Gilbert
Lilli Vanessi: Patricia Morison
Fred Graham: Howard Keel
Lois Lane: Millicent Martin
[Actor]: Reginald Beckwith
Bill Calhoun 'Lucentio': Irving Davies
Gangster: Danny Green
Gangster: Bill Owen
Harrison Howell: Eric Barker
[Actor]: Peter Regan
[Actor]: Tony Adams
Hattie: Isabelle Lucas
[Actor]: David Healy
[Actor]: Monty Landis
Dancer: Ray Dalziel
Dancer: Sidonie Darrell
Dancer: Fred Evans
Dancer: Janet Hall
Dancer: Nita Howard
Dancer: Ian Kaye
Dancer: Connel Miles
Dancer: Joan Palethorpe

: The News

: Bewitched: Driving is the Only Way to Fly

A comedy film series.
Starring Elizabeth Montgomery as Samantha, Dick York as Darrin
and Agnes Moorehead as Endora

Samantha's driving lessons cause plenty of wear and tear on both the vehicle and her instructor.


Samantha: Elizabeth Montgomery
Darrin: Dick York
Endora: Agnes Moorehead
Harold: Paul Lynde
Basil Koenig: Paul Bryar

: Perry Mason: The Case of a Place Called Midnight

A film series starring Raymond Burr as the famous lawyer-investigator created by Erle Stanley Gardner.

A trip to Europe leads Perry Mason into a strange conspiracy in which a million dollars are at stake and a man's life is forfeited - but for what?


Character created by: Erle Stanley Gardner
Perry Mason: Raymond Burr
Greta Koning: Susanne Cramer
Lieutenant Ralston: Fred Vincent
Inspector Duval: Robert Cornthwaite
Hurt: Werner Klemperer
Alan Durfee: Gerald Mohr
Frank Appleton: Robert Emhardt
Captain Farrell: Jim Davies
Colonel Owen: Harry Townes
Dr. Kleinman: Ivan Triesault
Phil Morton: Eddie Firestone
Madame Jurgen: Eva Soreny

: National Ballroom Queen Contest

Come Dancing tonight at the grand finals of this annual event at the Lyceum in the Strand, London.
Introduced by Peter West with Judith Chalmers.
Demonstrations by Robert O'Hara and Marguerite O'Hara and Derek Young and Sheila Buckley
Dancing to the music of Joe Loss and his Orchestra
Organised by Mecca Dancing

See page 21


Presenter: Peter West
Presenter: Judith Chalmers
Dancer: Robert O'Hara
Dancer: Marguerite O'Hara
Dancer: Derek Young
Dancer: Sheila Buckley
Musicians: Joe Loss and his Orchestra
Arranged by: Eric Morley
Presented for television by: Brian Johnson

: News Extra

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