Today's Watch with Mother
Julia refuses to let a dog run into danger through the stupidity of one of her friends.
Introduced by David Vine
with Eddie Gorton of the ASA, Steve Still and George Rackham.
Written and told by Eric Thompson.
From the All England Jumping Course, Hickstead, Sussex.
While Britain's top riders and horses are already preparing for the great competitions that lie ahead of them in this Olympic year the many youngsters who make up such an important part of any show or gymkhana are enjoying their own particular brand of equestrian rivalry. This morning's programme features the activities of the many young riders present at Hickstead during the last few days.
Introduced by David Vine.
All the best in comedy from two of the world's greatest laughter-makers including scenes from Way Out West, Swiss Miss Blockheads and many others.
Introduced by Frank Bough
1.35* Heavyweight Boxing: Muhammad Ali (former World Heavyweight Champion) v Mac Foster (USA) (No 5 contender for the World title)
Highlights of this weekend's fight in Tokyo in which Ali faced his toughest opponent since his World title fight with Joe Frazier a year ago.
(Easter Holiday People: page 4)
1.55; 2.30; 3.05* Racing from Kempton
2.05 The Peter Robinson's Stakes (over 7 furlongs)
2.40 The Selfridge's Queen's Prize (Handicap) (over 2 miles)
3.15 The Debenham's Stakes (Handicap) (over 1 mile and 3 furlongs)
2.10*; 3.25* International Motor Racing from Thruxton: The BARC Diamond Jubilee Meeting
This afternoon's main event is the Esso European Formula 2 Championship race, in which many of the world's leading drivers will be taking part. Organised by the BARC.
2.45*; 3.25* Show Jumping from Hickstead
Leading riders compete for a first prize of ÃÂ£400 in the W.D. & H.O. Wills Grand Prix, the premier event of the 5-day Easter International Meeting.
4.45* Final Score
including today's football and rugby results, and late racing results.
1.35 Heavyweight Boxing
2.10 Motor Racing
2.45 Show jumping
3.25 Motor racing and Show jumping
4.45 Final Score
Timings are subject to alteration.
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Grandstand presented for television by:
with HRH The Princess Anne and Valerie Singleton
"Since the first showing of this film Blue Peter launched an appeal for three million parcels of old socks and pillow cases to provide a dormitory for 20 children at the Starehe Boys Centre. The response was so great the target was trebled - so now 60 destitute African boys will be given the chance of a new life and a secure future. A truly happy ending to the film!
An excellent debut for the Princess in her first major television show."
(Book 30p; see page 58)
5.45 Regional News
(London only: Sports News)
with David Vine featuring 50 years of world sport.
Henry Cooper and Cliff Morgan captain two teams of showbusiness celebrities who will be testing their knowledge of some of the most famous incidents, events and personalities in the history of sport.
The teams this week:
Cliff Morgan, Ed Stewart, Mike Yarwood
Henry Cooper, Bernard Cribbins, Charlie Williams
(Sports competition: page 12)
The world of Walt Disney films, old and new.
Introduced by Bruce Forsyth.
Films include: Dumbo, Sleeping Beauty, Lt Robin Crusoe, USN, Bedknobs and Broomsticks, Mickey Mouse Anniversary Show, Babes in Toyland, Now You See Him, Now You Don't, Bear Island, The Three Caballeros
Films by courtesy of Walt Disney Productions
A special performance from the ring of the great Big Top
Acrobatic Agility on Horseback
The world's largest riding troupe The Carolis
The Morning After the Night Before
Swaying 40 ft aloft at the top of a lamp-post Fattini
A Ringful of Poodles
presented by Leigh Marsh
Head to Head
A difficult, dangerous and delicate balance The Four Steckels
Glamour on Globes
Rolling along with The Salvadors
A Circus of Doves
presented by Miss Vera
Riding for a Laugh
volunteers try the Circus Riding Machine
Flying Trapeze Thrills
from one of the world's great acts The Cardonas
Also in the Big Top, Clowns Jacko, Little Billy, Noe-Noe and Gary
(Easter Holiday People: page 4)
Starring Kenneth Williams, Barbara Windsor, Bernard Cribbins, Charles Hawtrey, Eric Barker, Dilys Laye
As a special Bank Holiday diversion the 'Carry On' team - joined for the first time by the bubbling Barbara Windsor - appear, disappear and re-appear in the ultimate in spy spoofs!
(Kenneth Williams's Choice: page 5; This Week's Films: page 9)
The Fat Man:
Presented this week by Kenneth Kendall
by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson
Starring Wilfrid Brambell as Albert and Harry H. Corbett as Harold.
This week: The Desperate Hours.
Guest star Leonard Rossiter
with J.G. Devlin.
Orchestra conducted by:
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8 February 2017
Narrated by David Jacobs.
A film, shot during the first five hectic days of this year's Paris Collections, highlights the dilemma of the fashion industry. Haute couture or Ready-to-wear?
Fashion adviser Willie Landels, Editor of Harpers and Queen.
(Paris fashion at the cross-roads: p 13)
Another chance to see this much-praised musical biography of Edith Piaf.
Edith Piaf is known as 'The Queen of French Song.' This film retraces her legendary life, from her birth on a pavement in the slums of Paris in December 1915 to her death in 1963 at the age of 47. Helping to tell her extraordinary story are her two husbands, friends and colleagues.
With special contributions from: Charles Aznavour, Bruno Coquatrix,Eddie Constantine, Michel Emer, composer, Marcel Blistene, film director and many songs from Edith Piaf and Yves Montand, Les Compagnons De La Chanson
"The songs - masses of them - are ravishing, and reverberate through the film to its sad end." (Observer)
"Refreshingly free from the usual show business soft soap." (Telegraph)
"A triumph not only of technique, but also of taste." (International Herald Tribune)
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