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: Watch with Mother: Camberwick Green

Who shall we see from the musical box today?
(to 11.00)


Animation: Bob Bura
Animation: John Hardwick
Narrator: Brian Cant
Music: Freddie Phillips
Puppets, script, and production: Gordon Murray

: Grandstand

See panel

Today's Timetable:
1.10 Sailing
1.25 Motor Racing
1.50 Sailing
2.5 Racing
2.25 Sailing
2.35 Racing
2.55 Motor Racing
3.10 Racing
3.30 Motor Racing
4.0 Rugby League
4.45 Results Service
While it is hoped to keep to the above timings, they may be altered by events

Grandstand 1.0-5.5
Introduced by David Coleman

Featuring Racing... Motor Racing... Rugby League... Sailing

Racing - from Market Rasen
2.15 The Rase Selling Handicap Hurdle Race
2.45 The Cox Moore (Sweaters) Handicap Steeplechase
3.20 The National Hunt Committee Centenary Silver Cup Hurdle Race

Motor Racing - from Goodwood
The Sunday Mirror International Trophy over 42 laps (100 miles) for Formula II cars, featuring a number of leading drivers, including World Champion Jim Clarke, Jackie Stewart, and Jack Brabham
At 1.30 The Chichester Cup (a 10 lap race for Formula II cars)

Sailing - from Stokes Bay, Gosport
Dinghies of various classes will be competing in a series of races

Rugby League - from Leigh: Leigh v. Warrington

At 4.45 Results Service: Classified football results, Racing Results, Rugby League and Rugby Union Results


Presenter: David Coleman
Commentator (Racing): Peter O'Sullevan
Commentator (Racing): Julian Wilson
Television Presentation (Racing): Ray Lakeland
Commentator in the Pits (Motor Racing): Raymond Baxter
Commentator in the Pits (Motor Racing): John Bolster
Racing driver (Motor Racing): Jim Clarke
Racing driver (Motor Racing): Jackie Stewart
Racing driver (Motor Racing): Jack Brabham
Television Presentation (Motor Racing): John Vernon
Commentator (Sailing): Val Howells
Television Presentation (Sailing): Brian Johnson
Commentator (Rugby League): Eddie Waring
Television Presentation (Rugby League): Jack Harrison
Presented by: Richard Tilling
Editor: Lawrie Higgins

: Disney Time

Around the world with Walt Disney.
Introduced by Nancy Kwan.
With scenes from: Alice in Wonderland, The Waltz King, Mary Poppins, Peter Pan, The Ugly Dachshund, The Incredible Journey, Cinderella, Winnie The Pooh and the Honey Tree, Tenderfoot, Darby O'Gill and the Little People, Lt. Robin Crusoe, U.S.N.
(Films by courtesy of Walt Disney)
See page 21


Presenter: Nancy Kwan
Producer: Richard Evans

: The News

: Town and Around

News and views from London and the South-East.
Introduced by Richard Baker.
Followed by The Weather


Presenter: Richard Baker

: United!

Created and written by Brian Hayles.
McIver's actions pose a problem for Jack.
From the Midlands


Created by/Writer/Story: Brian Hayles
Technical Adviser: Jimmy Hill
Producer: Anthony Cornish
Director: Ronald Wilson
Bob McIver: John Breslin
Deirdre Gosling: Beverley Jones
Dan Davis: Arthur Pentelow
Jack Birkett: Bryan Marshall
Jimmy Stokes: George Layton
Curly Parker: Ben Howard
Gregg Harris: Graham Weston
Horace Martin: Harold Goodwin
Dr. Newkes: Ballard Berkeley
Ted Dawson: Robin Wentworth
Kenny Craig: Stephen Yardley
Danny South: Mark Kingston
Judy Pinns: Jacqueline Noon
Aubrey Micklesham: Graham Armitage

: Billy Smart Presents

A special Television Circus for Easter staged under the Big Top of the world's largest tenting show.
Keith Fordyce introduces guest artists from the world at large.

Thirty Wheels in a 42-Ft. Ring
The Cycling Therons

A Troupe of Chimpanzees and a Dog
have fun with Karl and Barbara Ruger.

Double Backwards Somersault
on the bouncing wire
The astonishing Arturo Segura

Hoppe's Unrideable Mules
Prove their point in hilarious fashion.

Goldie: The Horse Who Loves to Be Laughed At
with Joan Rosaire

Dive into Space
only split-second timing saves The Clerans from crashing to the ring 50 ft. below.

Poodle Party
The all running, jumping, and barking show by poodles of all sizes.
and Phyllis Allan

Mexican Multiple Bars
The Incredible Rodriguez bring clear heads to five bars in a swinging display of house-high agility.

Easter Parade
Seventy boys and girls of the Romford Drum and Trumpet Corps.

Billy Smart's touring circus is appearing at Leicester
See page 19


Presenter: Keith Fordyce
Cyclists: The Cycling Therons
Animal trainer: Karl Ruger
Animal trainer: Barbara Ruger
Acrobat: Arturo Segura
Horse rider: Joan Rosaire
Trapeze act: The Clerans
Poodle trainer: Phyllis Allan
Performer: The Incredible Rodriguez
Circus presentation: Ronnie Smart
Circus presentation: David Smart
Ringmaster: Alfred Delbosq
Musical Director: Ken Griffin
Producer: Derek Burrell-Davis

: Brian Rix presents: To Dorothy, a Son

by Roger MacDougall.

(Brian Rix, Leo Franklyn, Basil Lord, Peter Gray, Helen Jessop, Diane Appleby, Sheila Mercier, Dennis Ramsden, Derek Royle, and Kerry Gardner are appearing in "Chase Me Comrade" at the Whitehall Theatre, London)
See page 19


Writer: Roger MacDougall
Settings: Stanley Moore
Director: Wallace Douglas
Toni Rigi: Brian Rix
Dorothy Rigi: Elspet Gray
Myrtle: Yolande Donlan
Taxi driver: Basil Lord
Second taxi driver: John Newbury
Landlord: Terry Denville
Dr. Bell: Leo Franklyn
Nurse: Sheila Mercier
On the telephone: Diane Appleby
On the telephone: Hubert Cross
On the telephone: Kerry Gardner
On the telephone: Peter Gray
On the telephone: Helen Jessop
On the telephone: Dennis Ramsden
On the telephone: Derek Royle
On the telephone: Jerry Stovin

: The News

: The Good Old Days

Old-Time Music-Hall from the stage of the Famous City Varieties Theatre, Leeds.
by arrangement with Stanley Joseph and Michael Joseph
Presenting Thora Hird, Richard Hearne (Mr. Pastry) (assisted by Yvonne Hearne, Barbara Simpson, and Tom Harrison), Ted Rogers (assisted by Tommy Rose), Clinton Ford, Norman Collier, Carlson and Tosca
Chairman, Leonard Sachs
See page 21


Chairman: Leonard Sachs
Comedienne: Thora Hird
Mr. Pastry: Richard Hearne
Assisted by: Yvonne Hearne
Assisted by: Barbara Simpson
Assisted by: Tom Harrison
Comedian: Ted Rogers
Assisted by: Tommy Rose
Singer: Clinton Ford
Comedian: Norman Collier
Performers: Carlson and Tosca
Musical Director: Bernard Herrmann
Producer: Barney Colehan

: National Ballroom Queen Contest: Grand Final

Tonight the Queen of Britain's ballrooms is chosen for her beauty, grace, charm, and dancing ability - to win the 1966 title and Woman Challenge Trophy.
Introduced by Peter West.
Latin-American dance by Robert and Marguerite O'Hara
Music by Joe Loss and his Orchestra
Organised by Mecca Dancing
From the Lyceum, London


Presenter: Peter West
Dancer: Robert O'Hara
Dancer: Marguerite O'Hara
Musicians: Joe Loss and his Orchestra
Commentator: Judith Chalmers
Arranged by: Eric Morley
Directed for television by: Mary Evans

: The Speaker of the House of Commons

The Rt. Hon. Horace King, Ph.D., M.P. talking with Robin Day.
Dr. Horace King continues to hold the Speakership, to which he was elected by the old House of Commons, until his re-election to that office by the new House when it assembles next week.
(First shown on BBC-2)


Interviewee: The Rt. Hon. Horace King
Interviewer: Robin Day
Producer: Anthony D. Smith

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