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: Racing from Cheltenham: The National Hunt Meeting

2.5 United Hunts' Challenge Cup over three miles and a half

2.45 Champion Hurdle Challenge Cup over two miles

3.20 National Hunt Juvenile Steeplechase over two miles

Clive Graham identifies the horses and jockeys in the paddock before each race.


Commentator: Peter O'Sullevan
Paddock commentator: Clive Graham

: 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
(A BBC Television Film)


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

: For Women: Leisure and Pleasure

Introduced by Andrea Troubridge.

Building a Wardrobe
Meriel Millen advises Janet Turner on sports and casual clothes.

Lady Cayley tells a story and introduces Bessie, the leading character.

The fourth in the series on clay modelling, with Joan Rodker and Rita Ling.

At Home
Margery and Robert Wetmore describe the family flat they furnished at the Ideal Home Exhibition.

(to 16.45)


Presenter: Andrea Troubridge
Item presenter (Building a Wardrobe): Meriel Millen
Guest (Building a Wardrobe): Janet Turner
Storyteller (Story): Lady Cayley
Item presenter (Modelling): Joan Rodker
Sculptor (Modelling): Rita Ling
Furnisher/item presenter (At Home): Margery Wetmore
Furnisher/item presenter (At Home): Robert Wetmore
Producer: Jacqueline Kennish

: Children's Television

Benbow and the Angels: 3: Philadelphia Smith
A serial in six parts from the book by Margaret J. Baker.
Adapted for television by Dorothea Brooking and Donald Masters.

Soccer Skills
Two teams of young footballers take part in a competition to try their skill at certain training methods, including some used by the Hungarians.
The Judges:
Joe Mercer, former England Captain
Roy Paul, Captain of Manchester City and Welsh International
From Maine Road Football Ground, Manchester.
Programme devised and introduced by Kenneth Wolstenholme.

(to 17.50)


Author (Benbow and the Angels): Margaret J. Baker
Adapted by/Producer (Benbow and the Angels): Dorothea Brooking
Adapted by (Benbow and the Angels): Donald Masters
Designer (Benbow and the Angels): Frederick Knapman
The Rev. Simon Angel: Joseph O'Conor
Timandra: Patricia Garwood
Andrew: William Simons
Wren: Jane Whitehead
Lindsay Jane: Valerie Turner
Benbow Tailor: Bunny May
Miss Furzechat: Hilary Mason
Miss Manners: Sally Lahee
Philadelphia Smith: Sally Pearce
Mr. Smith: Patrick Troughton
Judge (Soccer Skills): Joe Mercer
Judge (Soccer Skills): Roy Paul
Programme devised and introduced by (Soccer Skills): Kenneth Wolstenholme
Assisted by (Soccer Skills): Cliff Michelmore
Presented by (Soccer Skills): William Cave

: Danger is their Business

Television cameras in the Big Top focus on the moments of danger that challenge the skill of the circus performer.
From Chipperfield's Circus, Dagenham, Essex.
See page 15


Presented by: Keith Rogers

: Find the Link

with Leslie Mitchell in the chair.
Josephine Douglas, Moira Lister, Kenneth Horne, Peter Noble finding the links between the challengers.
Special investigators, Pauline Forrester and Larry Forrester


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

: A Star is Born

Foyer scenes of personalities attending the all-star premiere of Warner Bros. "A Star is Born", starring Judy Garland and James Mason, at the Warner Theatre, London. (in aid of the Actors' Orphanage and Variety Club's Heart Fund). A film report specially prepared for television and including an excerpt from the film. Produced by Associated British-Pathe Ltd.

: For Dear Life

A play by Lionel Brown.
[Starring] Patricia Burke, Malcolm Keen and Anthony Oliver

"I am hanging on for dear life; for life is precious to those who have learnt to live".
Myfanwy Grey has rented a house by the sea at Glyngarth, returning to her native North Wales after living and finding success as a composer in New York; now, at forty, she wants to capture some inspiration from the old Welsh melodies in order to write a new opera. (Her professional name, and the sort of music she writes, are matters that come out in the course of events.) Her landlord and near-neighbour is a tetchy doctor specialising in ophthalmic research; she is surrounded by real and bogus local Welsh characters. But one day there walks into her life a young revivalist preacher who is blind, and who takes Myfanwy for a girl of twenty-five; and what starts out as comedy soon proves to carry in it the seeds of more serious issues.


Author: Lionel Brown
Producer: Barbara Burnham
Designer: John Clements
Megs Hayes: Dorothy Gordon
Abraham Watkin: Paul Whitsun-Jones
Ellen Hayes: Joyce Marlow
Dr. Hedley Yates: Hamilton Dyce
Myfanwy Grey: Patricia Burke
Lucian Evans: Anthony Oliver
Bishop of Bethesda: Malcolm Keen

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