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: Racing at Manchester

A visit to Castle Irwell Racecourse, Manchester, to see three of this afternoon's principal events, including the last major flat race handicap of the season.

12.45 The Little-Go Hurdle Race for three-year-olds over a mile and a half

1.15 The Emblem Steeplechase for five-year-olds and upwards over three miles

1.55 The Manchester November Handicap for three-year-olds and upwards over one mile and a half

Commentator, Peter O'Sullevan with Clive Graham in the parade ring to identify the runners and riders before each race.


Commentator: Peter O'Sullevan
Parade ring commentator: Clive Graham
Presented by: Derek Burrell-Davis

: Rugby League: World Cup Final

From the Parc des Princes, Paris.
Presented by the French Television Service


Commentator (in Paris): Alan Dixon
Commentator (in Paris): Eddie Waring

: In the Garden

Percy Thrower continues the general work in the garden, shows some essential gardening tools and how to use them, and introduces a guest to demonstrate simple apparatus for heating the small greenhouse and garden frame.
(to 16.00)


Gardener/presenter: Percy Thrower
Presented by: John Furness

: Children's Television: Jigsaw

A magazine programme.
Written by Michael Barsley.
Richard Warner and Fuzz introduce Saveen, Robert Harbin, Charlie Drake and Jack Edwardes, Julie David, Frank Baron and his Band and The Badgers' Club.
(to 18.00)


Writer: Michael Barsley
Presenter: Richard Warner (and Fuzz)
Ventriloquist: Saveen
Magician: Robert Harbin
Comedian: Charlie Drake
Comedian: Jack Edwardes
Performer: Julie David
Musicians: Frank Baron and his Band
Director: Robert Tronson
Producer: Michael Westmore

: Weather Chart

: In Town Tonight

Interesting people who are In Town Tonight, interviewed by John Ellison.


Interviewer: John Ellison
Special effects: Douglas Mair
Edited and produced by: Peter Duncan

: Get Out and Get Under

Tomorrow the annual London to Brighton run for veteran cars starts traditionally from Hyde Park.
This evening some of these proud ancestors of the modern motor car show their paces and Raymond Baxter discusses them with their intrepid owners.
Presented with the co-operation of the Royal Automobile Club


Presenter: Raymond Baxter

: Fabian of Scotland Yard: The Extra Bullet

The first of a new series of detection films based on the methods of Scotland Yard.
[Starring] Bruce Seton as former Inspector Robert Fabian

Specially produced for television.


Inspector Robert Fabian: Bruce Seton

: Variety Parade

[Starring] Albert Modley, Hal Monty, Johnny Brandon, Jimmy Edmundson, Trudi Adams, Jose Moreno, Lee Young, Peter Glover, The Pigalle Can Can Girls, The Variety Parade Dancers, The George Mitchell Singers
The Variety Parade Orchestra
Conducted by Eric Robinson


Comedian: Albert Modley
Performer: Hal Monty
Singer: Johnny Brandon
Comedian: Jimmy Edmundson
Performer: Trudi Adams
Juggler: Jose Moreno
Singer: Lee Young
Dancer/dance director: Peter Glover
Dancers: The Pigalle Can Can Girls
Dancers: The Variety Parade Dancers
Singers: The George Mitchell Singers
Musicians: The Variety Parade Orchestra
[Orchestra] conducted by: Eric Robinson
Designer: John Clements
Producer: W. Lyon-Shaw

: Murder Over Draughts

by J. Jefferson Farjeon.
Adapted and produced by Tony Richardson.
with Robert Shaw and Alfred Burke.


Author: J. Jefferson Farjeon
Adapter/producer: Tony Richardson
[Actor]: Robert Shaw
[Actor]: Alfred Burke

: War in the Air: 1: The Fated Sky

Written and produced by John Elliot.
A series of BBC Television films telling the story of air power and its impact on the world during the past twenty years.
This film covers events in Europe between 1935 and 1940.


Writer/producer: John Elliot
Series director: Philip Dorte
Service adviser: Sir Philip Joubert K.C.B., C.M.G., D.S.O.
Narrator: Robert Harris

: News

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