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: National Hunt Racing

A visit to Kempton Park racecourse to see some of the afternoon's principal events
Henry Green and Peter O'Sullevan, assisted by Roger Mortimer as race-reader, help viewers follow the races.
(to 15.45)


Commentator: Henry Green
Commentator: Peter O'Sullevan
Race-reader: Roger Mortimer

: Kaleidoscope

A television magazine introduced by McDonald Hobley.

Lessons in Tap with Jack Billings as your teacher and Anthea Askey as his pupil.

The Memory Man
Can you stump Leslie Welch?

Passed to You
A thriller in which you are invited to write the next episode.

Puzzle Corner with Richard Dimbleby

Cue for Music
A musical guest.

Football with Cyril Fletcher and Betty Astell

All correspondence in connection with this programme should be addressed to Kaleidoscope, [address removed]


Presenter: McDonald Hobley
Editor and producer: Bill Ward
Tap dancer/teacher (Lessons in Tap): Jack Billings
Pupil (Lessons in Tap): Anthea Askey
The Memory Man: Leslie Welch
Deviser (Passed to You): Frank Coven
Presenter (Puzzle Corner): Richard Dimbleby
Comedian (Football): Cyril Fletcher
Comedienne (Football): Betty Astell

: News Map: The Atlantic Pact

J. F. Horrabin and Margaret Horrabin by means of animated maps and diagrams illustrate some recent developments.


Maps: J. F. Horrabin
Maps: Margaret Horrabin

: News

(sound only)
(to 22.15)

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

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