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: Newsreel

(Composite edition)

: The Boat Race

from Putney to Mortlake
Oxford (43 wins) challenges Cambridge (51 wins) to the ninety-sixth race of the series
Twelve television cameras, one of them in the launch 'Consuta', provide a continuous view of the four-and-a-quarter-mile course
Richard Dimbleby at the Putney boathouses
G. O. Nickalls, W. A. D. Wyndham and Michael Henderson on the launch 'Consuta'
Ian Orr-Ewing at the Mortlake boathouses
(See map of the course on page 43)
(to 13.00 app.)


Commentator: Richard Dimbleby
Commentator: G. O. Nickalls
Commentator: W. A. D. Wyndham
Commentator: Michael Henderson
Commentator: Ian Orr-Ewing

: Fire Over England

(Second performance: for details see Tuesday, 8.30)
(to 16.30)

: The Poltergeist

A comedy by Frank Harvey
[Starring] Gordon Harker

The scene is the living-room of the Vicarage of Long Barrow, near Dartmoor.
(Second performance next Tuesday at 8.30)


Author: Frank Harvey
Producer: Ian Atkins
Setting: Stephen Bundy
Hilda Prescott: Nan Munro
Audrey Prescott: Betty Blackler
Joyce Prescott: Margaret Anderson
Olive Venner: Ysanne Churchman
Alfred Prescott: Julian D'Albie
Vincent Ebury: Keith Pyott
Joe Harris: Gordon Harker
Bobby Ashley: Peter Murray
Tom Cobblestone: Frank S. Strickland

: Yoga: 1: What Yoga Is

In the first of four demonstrations Sir Paul Dukes, assisted by pupils of Madame Nicolaeva-Legat, shows how the principles of Eastern Yoga can be applied to Westerners.


Demonstrator/presenter: Sir Paul Dukes
Producer: S. E. Reynolds

: Newsreel

(Repeat of Friday's edition)
and A telefilm of the Boat Race

: News

(sound only)
(to 22.35)

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