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: Racing at Doncaster

A visit to this famous racecourse to see two of this afternoon's principal events on the first day of the February (National Hunt) Meeting.

3.0 The Princess Royal Handicap Hurdle over 2 miles 300 yards for four-year-olds and upwards

3.30 The Burghwallis Amateur Riders' Handicap Steeplechase over 3 miles 40 yards for four-year-olds and upwards

John Rickmond identifies the runners and riders in the paddock before each race.
See 'Television Diary' - page 15


Commentator: Peter O'Sullevan
Paddock commentator: John Rickmond

: Newsreels

(Previously televised on Wednesday and Thursday)
(to 16.15)

: Children's Television

This Was News
John Richmond helps you to understand some of the important events of recent weeks.

Adrian Seligman tells you about the exciting raft voyage across the South Pacific by Thor Heyerdahl and his five companions.

The Head, the Cook and the Bottlewasher
in which Mr. John Hewer visits his old school and makes jellies for the juniors.

(to 17.45)


Presenter (This Was News): John Richmond
Presenter (Kon-Tiki): Adrian Seligman
Producer (Kon-Tiki): Cliff Michelmore
Presenter (The Head, the Cook and the Bottlewasher): Mr. John Hewer

: Cruft's Dog Show: Judge for Yourself

Viewers are invited to join television cameras at Olympia, to judge between some of this year's champion dogs and the less successful competitors.
Macdonald Daly, the well-known judge, assists by explaining the main points that go to make up a champion.
See 'Television Diary -page 15


Presenter: MacDonald Daly

: From Small Beginnings

Professor E. N. da C. Andrade F.R.S., reconstructs some of the early experiments in the generating of electricity that led to the modern power station and electric grid system.


Presenter: Professor E. N. Da C. Andrade
Producer: George Noordhof

: Kaleidoscope

An Entertainment Magazine.
Introduced by McDonald Hobley with Diana Decker.

Ronnie Waldman's "Puzzle Corner"
including the deliberate mistake and introducing
"Which Year?"
A musical medley.
This week's viewer competitor from Doncaster, Yorkshire.

Lind Joyce, Gary Miller, Donald Scott

Apples a pound Pears: 3: Green in My Eye
John Slater tells his story.

(John Slater is appearing in "Reluctant Heroes" at the Whitehall Theatre, London)


Presenter: McDonald Hobley
Guest: Diana Decker
Presenter (Puzzle Corner): Ronnie Waldman
Singer: Lind Joyce
Singer: Gary Miller
Singer: Donald Scott
Storyteller (Apples a pound Pears): John Slater
Dancer: Joan Harris
Dancer: Patricia Garnett
Dancer: Annette Chappell
Dancer: John Paget
Dancer: Don Gillies
Dancer: Igor Barczinski
Choreography: Alan Canter
Musical arrangements: Frank Cordell
Orchestra conducted by: Eric Robinson
Script: Dennis Castile
Script: Richard Waring
Design: Richard Henry
Production: Douglas Moodie

: In the News

An unrehearsed discussion on topics of the week.
Speakers: H. B. Hylton-Foster, M.P., Sir William Darling, M.P., Gilbert McAllister,
Michael Foot, M.P.
Chairman, Dingle Foot


Speaker: H. B. Hylton-Foster
Speaker: Sir William Darling
Speaker: Gilbert McAllister
Speaker: Michael Foot
Chairman: Dingle Foot
Arranged by: Edgar Lustgarten
Presented by: John Irwin

: Historic Houses of England: 8: Badminton, Gloucestershire

This film explores the great Palladian mansion that for centuries has been the seat of the Dukes of Beaufort. It also shows last year's three-day Equestrian Event in Badminton Great Park, the final test of the Olympics team that brought back Britain's one gold medal from Helsinki.
See 'Television Diary' - page 15

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