For the first time in the history of television it is hoped that viewers will be able to watch the Oxford and Cambridge boat race over the entire length of the course.
A mobile television unit on the launch 'Consuta' follows the crews from start to finish, and in addition seven cameras are placed at various points along the course. The exact location of these cameras can be seen from the plan on page 29.
Before the start Richard Dimbleby and Ronald Symonds are with the cameras at Putney to see the crews embark. During the race itself sound listeners hear a commentary by John Snagge from the launch 'Electra'.
Michael Henderson is at Mortlake to interview members of each crew as they come ashore after the race.
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