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: Racing from Cheltenham: The National Hunt Meeting

2.40 The County Handicap Hurdle Race over two miles

3.20 The Cheltenham Gold Cup over three miles and two furlongs for 3,500 sovereigns

4.0 The Foxhunters' Challenge Cup over four miles

Clive Graham is beside the camera overlooking the paddock to identify the horse. and jockeys before each race.


Commentator (The County Handicap Hurdle Race/The Foxhunters' Challenge Cup)/Assisted by (The Cheltenham Gold Cup): Peter O'Sullevan
Commentator (The Cheltenham Gold Cup): Peter Dimmock
Paddock Commentator: Clive Graham

: Watch with Mother: Rag, Tag, and Bobtail

For the Very Young
Charles E. Stidwill tells the story.
Sam and Elizabeth Williams make the pictures
(A BBC Television Film)


Narrator: Charles E. Stidwill
Pictures: Elizabeth Williams
Pictures: Sam Williams
Script: Louise Cochrane

: About the Home

Presented by Joan Gilbert.

Choosing Meat
Frank Gerrard of Smithfield shows where the various joints of pork are taken from, and Marguerite Patten recommends ways of cooking the less familiar portions.


Presentet: Joan Gilbert
Item presenter (Choosing Meat): Frank Gerrard
Cook (Choosing Meat): Marguerite Patten
Edited and produced by: S. E. Reynolds

: Children's Television

The adventures of a cart horse drawn by Lois Castellain.

Children's Newsreel

Johnnie's Night Out
by Sean Barrett.
(Second performance on March 7)

(to 17.40)


Illustrator (Adolphus): Lois Castellain
Writer (Johnnie's Night Out): Sean Barrett
Producer (Johnnie's Night Out): Peter Graham Scott
Settings (Johnnie's Night Out): Eileen Diss
Mrs. O'Hanlon, Johnnie's mother: Moira Lynd
Peter: Anthony Valentine
Mr. O'Hanlon, Johnnie's father: Patrick Barrett
A policeman: Sidney Vivian
Johnnie O'Hanlon: Sean Barrett
Ned: Tony Quinn
Boy: Anthony Reed
Boy: Victor Swan

: Such Men Are Dangerous

A drama by Alfred Neumann.
Adapted by Ashley Dukes.
[Starring] Stephen Murray, Greta Gynt and Arthur Young

The action takes place in St. Petersburg in the winter of 1801
1: Pahlen's Study
2: Ante-room in the Imperial Palace
3: Baroness Ostermann's Boudoir
4: Tsar's Audience Chamber
5: The Cellars of the Palace
6: Tsar's Audience Chamber
7: Pahlen's Study
8: Tsar's Bedroom
9: Pahlen's Study


Author: Alfred Neumann
Adapted by: Ashley Dukes
Producer: Rudolph Cartier
Settings: Stephen Taylor
Count Pahlen, Military Governor of St Petersburg: Stephen Murray
Ivan, his secretary: Peter Augustine
Anna Baroness Ostermann: Greta Gynt
The Chancellor: Andre van Gyseghem
The Adjutant: Henry Oscar
The Chamberlain: Donald Pleasence
Paul I, Tsar of Russia: Arthur Young
A Staff Captain: Derek Sydney
Stepan, a Grenadier: Andrew Crawford
Alexander, the Tsarevich (Crown Prince): Peter Bryant
The English doctor: Arnold Ridley
Member of Pahlen's Confederacy - General Valerian Suboff: Ernest Hare
Member of Pahlen's Confederacy - Duke Plato Suboff: Donovan Ubsdell
A footman: Stanley Platts
Balalaika player: Gregori Tcherniak
Officers, Soldiers, Servants: Peter Davey
Officers, Soldiers, Servants: Brian Moorehead
Officers, Soldiers, Servants: Garth Adams
Officers, Soldiers, Servants: Manny Michael
Officers, Soldiers, Servants: Charles Price
Officers, Soldiers, Servants: Edward Higgins
Officers, Soldiers, Servants: Bart Allison
Officers, Soldiers, Servants: Arthur Mason
Officers, Soldiers, Servants: Arthur Hosking
Officers, Soldiers, Servants: Peter Roy Taylor
Officers, Soldiers, Servants: Guy Mills
Officers, Soldiers, Servants: Sydney Woolf
Officers, Soldiers, Servants: Toby Lenon

: Men O' Brass

See panel and page 15

Music For The Brass Band played by Foden's Motor Works Band (present national champions) and Fairey's Aviation Works Band (last year's champions)
The programme includes Prelude to Act 3 of Lohengrin Wagner Selection from L'Arlesienne Bizet
Peddar's Way, an English rhapsody for brass band Kenneth Wright who appears as guest composer.
From the Free Trade Hall, Manchester
At 9.20


Musicians: Foden's Motor Works Band
Musicians: Fairey's Aviation Works Band
Guest composer: Kenneth Wright
Presented by: Philip Bate

: Animal, Vegetable, Mineral?

A fortnightly programme, televised tonight from Oxford, in which a panel of experts is challenged to identify a series of unusual objects
The Experts:
Sir Mortimer Wheeler Professor of Archaeology, University of London
Norman Cook Keeper of the Guildhall Museum
Max Mallowan Professor of Asiatic Archaeology, University of London
The Challenger: The Ashmolean Museum, Oxford
Chairman, Glyn Daniel Fellow of St. John's College, Cambridge


Expert: Sir Mortimer Wheeler
Expert: Norman Cook
Expert: Max Mallowan
Chairman: Glyn Daniel
Presented by: David Attenborough

: Racing from Cheltenham

A BBC telerecording of highlights of today's racing.

: News

(sound only)

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