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: Out of Doors

Introduced by Sir Stephen Tallents.

From Scotland
Holidays on Horseback

A visit to Gleneagles Hotel to see how young people are taught to ride over difficult Highland country.
(By arrangement with the Scottish Council of Physical Recreation.)

4.30 From London
Spring in the Garden
The Roving Eye looks in at a famous London garden to see the spring display of flowers and shrubs.


Presenter: Sir Stephen Tallents
Commentator (Holidays on Horseback): Margaret Banister
Presented by (Holidays on Horseback): James Buchan
Presented by (Spring in the Garden): Keith Rogers

: Children's Television

Children's Newsreel

Let's Go Riding
Keeping your seat on a pony can be difficult. In the grounds of Gleneagles Hotel, Perthshire, Robin Cockburn introduces some ponies and their riders, and watches them as they get to know each other.

The Flower on the Thorn Tree
A play for Easter by P. D. Cummins.
(Previously televised last Thursday)

(to 18.00)


Presenter (Let's Go Riding): Robin Cockburn
Presented by (Let's Go Riding): Noble M. Wilson
Writer (The Flower on the Thorn Tree): P. D. Cummins
Settings (The Flower on the Thorn Tree): Stewart Marshall
Production (The Flower on the Thorn Tree): Dorothea Brooking

: Last Week's Newsreels

repeated at the following times:
Monday's edition, 6.30 app.; Tuesday's edition, 6.44 app.; Wednesday's edition, 6.58 app.; Thursday's edition, 7.12 app.; Friday's edition. 7.26 app. followed by Weather Chart and Interlude

: What Happened on Easter Day?

The Bishop of Bristol, the Rt. Rev. F. A. Cockin, D.D., preaches from his Cathedral Church during a People's Service.
The Service begins with the choir singing the Dutch carol 'This Joyful Eastertide', Then the Bishop speaks from the Chancel steps, and the congregation-and viewers-are invited to hear the reading of the Easter story
This is followed by an Easter hymn and the sermon. Then the Bishop introduces the procession, forming at the High Altar and passing down the Nave into the South Aisle during the processional hymn, to halt at the Easter Garden. A return will be made to the Chancel for the Blessing.


Preacher: The Rev. F. A. Cockin

: What's My Line?

with Isobel Barnett, Barbara Kelly, David Nixon, and Gilbert Harding trying to find the answers and Eamonn Andrews to see fair-play.


Panellist: Isobel Barnett
Panellist: Barbara Kelly
Panellist: David Nixon
Panellist: Gilbert Harding
Chairman: Eamonn Andrews
Presented by: Dicky Leeman

: It Never Rains...

A play by Lynne Reid Banks.
The action takes place in the kitchen of the Boltons' house in the suburbs of an Industrial town in Yorkshire.

The Boltons would' probably describe themselves as ordinary folk. There are Mother and Dad, with their three children living at home, in a Yorkshire industrial town. Bill is studying to be an architect's draughtsman, Milly is galloping through adolescence, and her elder sister, Jo, does extra typing work in the evenings in the hope that she will be able to save enough money to continue studying medicine. And each of the Boltons has friends and admirers enough to keep the house well supplied with visitors. But this particular day a different sort of visitor is awaited. and the occasion is one of great importance for the family. A while ago, Ned Bolton was involved in an accident which deprived him of the use of his legs; an operation and treatment have followed, and now the specialist is coming from London who will say when he will walk again. Everyone confidently expects that this will be soon, and that he will shortly get back to work. But what if Dr Loveridge's verdict is not hopeful? (Peter Currie)


Writer: Lynne Reid Banks
Producer: Douglas Allen
Settings designer: Frederick Knapman
Jen Bolton: Olga Lindo
Bill Bolton: Russell Enoch
Ned Bolton: Carl Bernard
Milly Bolton: Judith Stott
Mrs Nellie Ricketts: Madge Brindley
Marion Collins: Betty Mcdowall
Jo Bolton: Josephine Douglas
Len Jemmett: Michael Blythe
Bob Wainwright: Patric Doonan
Dr Loveridge: George Skillan

: News

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