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: Racing from Hurst Park

A visit to this Thames-side racecourse to see two of the afternoon's principal races on the first day of the December Meeting.
(to 14.30)


Commentator: Peter Dimmock
Commentator: Peter O'Sullevan
Race-reader: Roger Mortimer
Race-reader: Robert Haynes
Paddock commentator: Clive Graham

: Newsreel

(Composite edition)
(to 15.55)

: For the Children

Fairy Tales: The Nightingale
told by Philip Cunningham.
Bill Hooper paints the pictures
John Vallier improvises the music

5.40 Picking Out a Tune: 6 - Seeing the Music
Sidney Harrison's programme on playing the piano by ear.

5.55-6.15 Let's be Childish
A film from Switzerland.


Storyteller (Fairy Tales): Philip Cunningham
Illustrator (Fairy Tales): Bill Hooper
Music (Fairy Tales): John Vallier
Pianist/presenter (Picking Out a Tune): Sidney Harrison

: Newsreel

: Kaleidoscope

An entertainment magazine.

Cover Girl
in which this week's pin-up girl meets some surprise guests.

Come Along With Us
Written by Godfrey Harrison.
[Starring] Anthony Oliver and Mary Mackenzie

Dancing Time with Gordon Humphris and the Dancers

Petula Clark

Ronnie Waldman's 'Puzzle Corner'
Including the deliberate mistake
This week's viewer competitor from Donnington, near Shrewsbury, Shropshire.

The Lives of Colonel Chinstrap
[Starring] Jack Train

Which Year?
A musical medley.

Programme introduced by McDonald Hobley.

Viewers who live in Donnington, near Shrewsbury, Shropshire, are invited to put this copy of Radio Times in their windows by noon if they wish to offer themselves as the competitor in tonight's 'Puzzle Corner'.


Writer (Come Along With Us): Godfrey Harrison
[Actor] (Come Along With Us): Anthony Oliver
[Actress] (Come Along With Us): Mary Mackenzie
Dancer (Dancing Time): Gordon Humphris
Singer: Petula Clark
Item presenter (Puzzle Corner): Ronnie Waldman
Colonel Chinstrap (The Lives of Chinstrap): Jack Train
Presenter: McDonald Hobley
Settings: Richard Greenough
Orchestra directed by: Eric Robinson
Production: Bryan Sears

: For the 1951 Christmas Stocking

Barrie Edgar takes a young guest to a London store to see the kinds of toys children may find in their stockings on Christmas morning.


Presenter: Barrie Edgar
Presented by: Michael Henderson

: In the News

An unrehearsed discussion on topics of the week.
Speakers: W. J. Brown, James Callaghan M.P., Michael Foot M.P., Colonel the Rt. Hon. Walter Elliot M.C, M.P.
Chairman: Frank Byers


Speaker: W. J. Brown
Speaker: James Callaghan
Speaker: Michael Foot
Speaker: Colonel the Rt. Hon. Walter Elliot
Chairman: Frank Byers
Arranged by: Edgar Lustgarten
Presented by: John Irwin

: Weather Forecast and 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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