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: Richmond Royal Horse Show

The first of several visits to the Old Deer Park, Richmond.
Bill Allenby describes some of this afternoon's events, including a training practice by the Olympic Games Show Jumping Team.
(to 16.00)


Commentator: Bill Allenby

: Children's Television: Persephone

by John Hooper.
Second performance next Sunday
(to 17.50)


Writer: John Hooper
Producer: Vivian Milroy
Settings: Lawrence Broadhouse
Spirit of the Animals: Brian Rider
Spirit of the Plants: Suzanne Bulmer
Spirit of the Birds: Patricia Fryer
Arelhusa, spirit of the stream: Hilary Rennie
Persephone, Demeter's daughter: Shirley Burniston
Demeter, Goddess of Plenty: Patricia Tucker
Hades, King of the Underworld: Lewis Stringer
Hermes, messenger of the Gods: Peter Symcox
Zeus, Father of the Gods: Robert Sansom
Daphne Hades' servant: Melissa Stribling

: Richmond Royal Horse Show: The Jubilee Challenge Cup

For the Ladies' Open Jumping Competition.
See 'Talk of the Week'


Commentator: Bill Allenby
Commentator: Peter Dimmock

: Struggle Against Adversity: Backward Children

It is estimated that one child out of every hundred fails to develop normal intelligence.
Jeanne Heal with the help of experts examines the special problems of these children and their parents.


Presenter: Jeanne Heal
Researcher: Julia Bull
Producer: S. E. Reynolds

: Solo Performance: Marius Goring


Performer: Marius Goring
Presented by: Gilchrist Calder

: The Betty Driver Show

with Betty Driver, Geoffrey Sumner, Tom Macaulay, Harry Jacobson, The Petersen Brothers, Elizabeth Maude.


Star/singer: Betty Driver
Performer: Geoffrey Sumner
Performer: Tom Macaulay
Pianist: Harry Jacobson
Musicians: The Petersen Brothers
Performer: Elizabeth Maude
Orchestra directed by: Eric Robinson
Script: Chris Webb
Script/producer: Kenneth Milne-Buckley

: Mount Everest

The story of past and present attempts to climb the world's highest mountain.
Told by Raymond Greene, Professor G. I. Finch, W. H. Murray.


Speaker: Raymond Greene
Speaker: Professor G. I. Finch
Speaker: W. H. Murray
Producer: Paul Johnstone

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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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