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: The Boat Race

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.
Story and Map-page 29
(to 12.00)


Presenter: Richard Dimbleby
Presenter: Ronald Symonds
Commentary: John Snagge
Interviewer: Michael Henderson

: The Grand National

(Commentary only) showing viewers a plan of the course.

: Five Towns

This film shows the pottery industry as seen through the eyes of a young London girl who marries into a typical Pottery family.
(to 16.00)

: Counsel's Opinion

A farce by Gilbert Wakefield.
[Starring] Jack Melford and Irene Worth
(Second performance next Thursday at 8.30 p.m.)


Writer: Gilbert Wakefield
Settings: James Bould
Producer: Eric Fawcett
Hotel Manager: Gerald Case
Waiter: Anthony Viccars
Logan: Jack Melford
Leslie: Irene Worth
Slade: Erik Chitty
James: Sydney King
Willock: H. G. Stoker
Lord Mere: George Bishop
Saunders: Christine Cherrill
George: Edwin Ellis

: News

(sound only)

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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.

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