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: Racing at Bogside

Television cameras pay their first visit to this famous Scottish race-course, near Irvine, to see two of the principal events of today's meeting.

3.25 Scottish Grand National Handicap Steeplechase
Over three miles seven furlongs, for five-year-olds and upwards

4.0 The Stewards' Stakes
Over one mile, for three-year-olds and upwards

John Riekman is beside the camera in the paddock to identify the horses and runners before each race.

(to 16.15)


Commentator: Peter Dimmock
Race-reader: Tommy Watson
Paddock commentator: John Riekman

: Children's Television: The S.S. Saturday Special

Skipper Peter Butterworth and Porterhouse welcome you aboard.
Others at sea are:
Christopher Hodge, sea lawyer
Mr. Merlin, ship's engineer
Humpty Dumpty, ship's lookout
Sooty, the ship's mascot with Harry Corbett
Martin Lukins, ship's cook
'The Skipper's Yarn'
(to 18.00)


Skipper: Peter Butterworth
Sea lawyer: Christopher Hodge
Puppeteer (Sooty): Harry Corbett
Ship's cook: Martin Lukins
Voices: Peter Hawkins
Puppetry: Sam Williams
Drawings: Tony Hart
Scripts: Shaun Sutton
Scripts: Roland Peake
Scripts: Peter Ling
Producer: Douglas Hurn
Ginger: Anthony Wager
Tony Lord: Terence Alexander

: The Week's Newsreels

This week's Television Newsreels repeated at the following times:
Monday's edition, 7.15 app.
Tuesday's edition, 7.29 a.pp.
Wednesday's edition, 7.43 app.
Thursday's edition, 7.57 app.
Friday's edition, 8.11 app.

: Interlude

"Cotswold Farm" by Gilbert Spencer

: Looking at Animals

George Cansdale brings to the studio a variety of animals from the African forest that can now be seen at the London Zoo.


Presenter: George Cansdale
Presented by: George Noordhof

: Epitaph for a Spy: 6: Epitaph

A mystery serial in six parts.
Dramatised for television by Giles Cooper from the novel by Eric Ambler.
Theme music for accordion composed by James Hartley and played by James Reavey.

Vadassy, the Hungarian teacher on his Riviera holiday at St. Gatien in the summer of 1937, has had to comply with the French authorities' request that he find out which of his fellow-guests at the Hotel de la Reserve owns a camera which has been inadvertently substituted for his own. In his attempts to identify the owner Vadassy has managed to lose the duplicate camera entrusted to him by the police, has been knocked out and searched, and has been induced by the police to fake a robbery of his own room. All he has gained in the process is the return of his own camera, which he dare not report to the police since he had never admitted his loss of the duplicate. In the meantime his suspicions of the other guests have not been lessened by their odd behaviour.


Adapter: Giles Cooper
Author: Eric Ambler
Director: Patrick Harvey
Producer: Stephen Harrison
Settings: Lawrence Broadhouse
Theme music for accordion composed by: James Hartley
Theme music played by: James Reavey
Vadassy: Peter Cushing
Major Clandon-Hartley: Maurice Colbourne
Duclos: Robert Webber
Schimler: Gerik Schjelderup
Roux: Philip Dale
Odette Martin: Vivienne Burgess
Warren Skelton: Warren Stanhope
Mary Skelton: Joan Winmill
Herr Vogel: Meinhart Maur
Frau Vogel: Lislott Goettinger
Koche: Ferdy Mayne
First policeman: Harold Jamieson
Second policeman: Tom Webster
Detective: Raf de la Torre
Beghin: Philip Leaver
Sergeant: Lee Fox
Maletti: Barry Phelps

: Re-Turn It Up!

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