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: Racing at Kempton Park

A visit to Kempton Park on the second day of the Christmas Meeting to see three of the principal races.

1.45 Christmas Handicap Hurdle Race over two miles

2.15 Kenton Handicap Steeplechase over two miles

2.45 Littleton Four-Years-Old Hurdle Race over two miles

Clive Graham identifies the horses and jockeys before each race.


Commentator: Peter O'Sullevan
Paddock commentator: Clive Graham
Television Presentation: Dennis Monger

: Interlude

: For Women: Leisure and Pleasure

Introduced by Andrea Troubridge.

I'd Like You To Meet...: Hattie Jacques

Joan Rodker gives a preview of the exhibition of silver from churches in England and Wales, organised by the Historic Churches Preservation Trust.

Film Making
Margaret Thomson discusses with Catherine Paul the art of directing child film actors.

Sociable Songs
Singers in Consort directed by Richard Wood.


Presenter: Andrea Troubridge
Guest (I'd Like You To Meet...): Hattie Jacques
Reporter (Exhibition): Joan Rodker
Interviewer (Film Making): Margaret Thomson
Interviewee (Film Making): Catherine Paul
Singers in Consort Directed by (Sociable Songs): Richard Wood
Producer: S. E. Reynolds

: Watch with Mother: Andy Pandy

Maria Bird brings Andy to play with your small children and invites them to join in songs and games.
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
Gladys Whitred sings the songs


Narrator/Script, music and settings: Maria Bird
Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Singer: Gladys Whitred

: Children's Television

Spot the Tune
Another competition introduced by Eric Robinson with Margaret Good (piano) and members of the Allegri String Quartet.
Send your postcards to 'Spot the Tune', [address removed]

Can You Do It?
A programme of tricks, stunts, and catches by Geoffrey Robinson.

Junior Soccer Skills Contest: Bemrose School, Derby v. Norlington Road School, Leyton
Referee, A. E. Ellis (Scunthorpe)

(to 17.50)


Presenter (Spot the Tune): Eric Robinson
Pianist (Spot the Tune): Margaret Good
Musicians (Spot the Tune): Allegri String Quartet
Presenter (Can You Do It?): Geoffrey Robinson
Referee (Junior Soccer Skills): A. E. Ellis
Guest (Junior Soccer Skills): Billy Wright
Commentator (Junior Soccer Skills): Bill Latto
Presented by (Junior Soccer Skills): Cliff Michelmore

: Weather Chart

: Snooker: John Pulman v. John Barrie

Part of this evening's session in the News of the World £1,500 Professional Snooker Tournament.
From Leicester Square Hall


Snooker player: John Pulman
Snooker player: John Barrie
Commentator: Sidney Smith
Presented for television by: John Vernon

: Music-Hall Parade

with Les Hollywoods (Marionettes), Monsieur John (Acrobat), Les Eldino and Tonita and Lill (Tight-rope walkers), Don Pamphile (Singing ventriloquist), La Troupe Bello (Acrobats), Les Ballets de Pacita Thomas (Spanish dancers), Daniele Darmance (Acrobatic dancer), Les Mains Joly (Hand ballet by Yves Joly), Lyane Dayde (Premiere danseuse of the Paris Opera), Line Renaud (songs), Georges Ulmer (who entertains in eight languages).
Programme presented by the French Television Service


Marionettes: Les Hollywoods
Acrobat: Monsieur John
Tight-rope walkers: Les Eldino and Tonita and Lill
Singing ventriloquist: Don Pamphile
Acrobats: La Troupe Bello
Dancers: Les Ballets de Pacita Thomas
Acrobatic Dancer: Daniele Darmance
Hand Ballet: Yves Joly
Dancer: Lyane Dayde
Singer: Line Renaud
Entertainer: Georges Ulmer
Orchestra conducted by: Bernard Hilda

: Zoo Quest: Part 2

The story of the recent expedition to the forests of West Africa in search of rare birds and animals, told by the leader, Jack Lester, of the London Zoo.
Film shot by Charles Lagus and directed by David Attenborough in Africa


Presenter: Jack Lester
Film Cameraman: Charles Lagus
Film Director/producer: David Attenborough
Film Editor: Robert Verrall

: Find the Link

with Peter Martyn in the chair and Josephine Douglas, Moira Lister, Kenneth Horne, Peter Noble finding the links between the challengers.

Special investigators, Pauline Forrester and Larry Forrester


Chairman: Peter Martyn
Panellist: Josephine Douglas
Panellist: Moira Lister
Panellist: Kenneth Horne
Panellist: Peter Noble
Special investigator: Pauline Forrester
Special investigator: Larry Forrester
Presented by: Ernest Maxin

: News

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