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: The University Boat Race

From Putney to Mortlake
The ninety-ninth race of the series
Cambridge (53 wins) challenges Oxford (44 wins)
On the riverside at Putney: Richard Dimbleby and T. B. Langton
On the launch Everest which follows the race from start to finish: Michael Henderson and Richard Burnell
Boat Race Trivia, by G.O. Nickalls - page 7

(to 12.30)


Commentator: Richard Dimbleby
Commentator: T. B. Langton
Commentator: Michael Henderson
Commentator: Richard Burnell

: Country Calendar

In the Garden
P. J. Thrower sows early vegetable seeds and Rowland Smith prunes the bush and standard roses.

The Craftsman
Ted Claydon makes a sheep hurdle.

On the Farm
March heralds the lambing season and Eric Gold shows some of the latest arrivals.

The Naturalist
James Fisher discusses the occupants of a nearby rookery and Eric Hosking demonstrates the building of a hide.

Edited and introduced by Godfrey Baseley.
Presented by Barrie Edgar from Church End Farm, Maxstoke


Item presenter (In the Garden): P. J. Thrower
Item presenter (In the Garden): Rowland Smith
Craftsman: Ted Claydon
Item presenter (On the Farm): Eric Gold
Naturalist: James Fisher
Naturalist: Eric Hosking
Edited and introduced by: Godfrey Baseley
Presented by: Barrie Edgar

: Association Football: Schoolboys' International Match: England v. Wales

A visit to the Empire Stadium, Wembley, to see the second half of this match.
(to 16.45 app.)


Commentator: Kenneth Wolstenholme

: Children's Television: Whirligig

with Humphrey Lestocq and Mr. Turnip.

Box of Tricks with Geoffrey Robinson

Room for Music with Steve Race

The Highwayman's Bargain: 6 - The Trap
by Stuart Ready and Richard Baldwyn.

Hank Rides Again
with Francis Coudrill who writes the story speaks the voices draws and animates the pictures.
At the drums, Geoff Lofts

(to 18.00)


Devised and produced by: Michael Westmore
Presenter: Humphrey Lestocq
Mr. Turnip (Manipulation): Joy Laurey
Mr. Turnip (voice): Peter Hawkins
Script: Peter Ling
Magician (Box of Tricks): Geoffrey Robinson
Drawings (Box of Tricks): Tony Hart
Musician (Room for Music): Steve Race
Writer (The Highwayman's Bargain): Stuart Ready
Writer (The Highwayman's Bargain): Richard Baldwyn
Dick Turpin: John Franklyn
Ben Girling: Thomas Conniffe
John Girling: Frederick Steger
Mary Girling: Valerie Forrest
Captain Lacey: Kenneth Brown
General Standish: James Raglan
Writer/voices/illustrator/animator (Hank Rides Again): Francis Coudrill
Drummer (Hank Rides Again): Geoff Lofts

: The Week's Newsreels

This week's Television Newsreels repeated at the following times:
Monday's edition. 7.0 app.
Tuesday's edition, 7.12 app.
Wednesday's edition. 7.24 app.
Thursday's edition. 7.36 app.
Friday's edition, 7.48 app.

: Epitaph for a Spy: 3: Violence

A mystery serial in six parts.
Dramatised for television by Giles Cooper from the novel by Eric Ambler.

To the Hotel de la Reserve at the little Riviera town of St. Gatien there has come to end his summer holiday for 1937 a stateless teacher of languages, Josef Vadassey, a Hungarian by birth but, through a freak of the 1920 Peace Treaty, a Yugoslav by law. Three days before he it due to return to his job in Paris the police discover that in his camera-he is a keen photographer-there are pictures of the new coastal defences at Toulon. Beghin, of French Naval Intelligence, must naturally suspect the innocent Vadassey; and he in his turn is not sure what to make of Koohe, the Swiss manager of the Hotel de la Reserve, or of his fellow guests-the retired English major and his salem wife, the friendly American brother and sister, the Swiss tourist couple, the distinguished French industrialist, the insolent Roux and his lady-friend, or, least of all, the solitary writer of uncertain name and nationality.


Author: Eric Ambler
Adapted by: Giles Cooper
Director: Patrick Harvey
Producer: Stephen Harrison
Settings: Lawrence Broadhouse
Vadassey: Peter Cushing
Mrs. Clandon-Hartley: Sybil Rares
Major Clandon-Hartley: Maurice Colbourne
Warren Skelton: Warren Stanhope
Mary Skelton: Joan Winmill
Duclos: Robert Webber
Koche: Ferdy Mayne
Schimler: Gerik Schjelderup
Detective: Raf de la Torre
Cafe waiter: James Ottaway
Beghin: Philip Leaver
Herr Vogel: Meinhart Maur
Frau Vogel: Lislott Goettinger
Roux: Philip Dale
Odette: Vivienne Burgess
M. Mathis: Arthur Goullet

: Cafe Continental

The Gay International Cabaret with Helene Cordet as Mistress of Ceremonies.
Maitre d'Hotel Pierre Auguste at your service.
l'Orchestre Pigalle conducted by Sydney Jerome.


Mistress of Ceremonies: Helene Cordet
Maitre d'hotel: Pierre Auguste
Musicians: l'Orchestre Pigalle
Orchestra conducted by: Sydney Jerome
Devised and produced by: Henry Caldwell

: International Boxing: Scottish A.B.A. v. Irish A.B.A.

A ringside seat. at the final bouts in this tournament at the Music Hall, Edinburgh.


Commentator: Johnnie Kelly
Commentator: John Blair

: The University Boat Race

A BBC telefilm of this morning's race.

: Weather Forecast and News (sound only); followed by Party Political Broadcast

Our Country and its Problems as seen by the Opposition
by the Rt. Hon. Herbert Morrison C.H., M.P
(Recording of the broadcast in the Home Service at 9.15)

(Sound only)


Speaker (Party Political Broadcast): The Rt. Hon. Herbert Morrison

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