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: Racing from Cheltenham: The National Hunt Meeting

2.0 Cotswold Steeplechase over two miles

2.40 National Hunt Steeplechase over four miles

3.20 National Hunt Handicap Steeplechase over three miles

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


Commentator: Peter O'Sullevan
Paddock commentator: Clive Graham

: Graham Sutherland

Written and directed by John Read.
A BBC Television Film made in association with the Arts Council of Great Britain
A study of this distinguished British artist whose work was the subject of a Coronation exhibition at the Tate Gallery, London.


Subject/artist: Graham Sutherland
Music: Matyas Seiber
Narrator: Rex Warner
Writer/director: John Read
Producer: John Elliot

: Watch with Mother: The Flowerpot Men

For the Very Young
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
Gladys Whitred sings the songs
Peter Hawkins speaks the voices
Maria Bird writes the songs and music
(to 16.15)


Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Singer: Gladys Whitred
Voices: Peter Hawkins
Songwriter/music: Maria Bird

: Children's Television

Quick on the Draw
A children's parlour game devised by Dorothea Brooking.
Chairman, Humphrey Lestocq

Peter's Troubles
[Starring] Peter Butterworth

This Was News
A programme that helps you to understand some of the events of recent weeks.

(to 17.50)


Devised by (Quick on the Draw): Dorothea Brooking
Chairman (Quick on the Draw): Humphrey Lestocq
Drawings (Quick on the Draw): David Ghilchik
Comedian (Peter's Troubles): Peter Butterworth

: Portrait of Alison: Episode 4

A Francis Durbridge serial in six episodes.
[Starring] Patrick Barr


Writer: Francis Durbridge
Producer: Alan Bromly
Designer: Roy Oxley
Tim Forester: Patrick Barr
David Forester: Brian Wilde
Det-Insp Layton: Lockwood West
Major Colby: Anthony Nicholls
Henry Carmichael: Peter Dyneley
Reg Dorking: William Lucas
Norman Briggs: Arnold Bell
Alison Ford: Helen Shingler
Mary Hepburn: Elaine Wodson
Peter Fenby: William Kendall
Det-Sgt Reed: Edward Dain

: What's New in Nylon

Nylon is constantly being adapted to new and more varied uses in the home, in industry, and in the world of fashion.
This programme, from Carmarthen in South Wales, illustrates some of these new uses and ends with a display of the latest fashions for the spring and summer.


Commentator: Alun Williams
Commentator: Jean Morton
Fashion Adviser: Bettie Spurling
Programme producer: David J. Thomas

: Face the Music

Henry Hall invites you to Face the Music to listen to melodies and songs, old and new, and meet famous and unknown artists and interesting personalities of his acquaintance including Joyce Grenfell, Desmond Walter-Ellis, Eve Boswell, Ian Wallace, Leslie Randall, Audrey Jeans, April Olrich.


Presenter/Orchestra director: Henry Hall
Singer: Joyce Grenfell
Comedian: Desmond Walter-Ellis
Singer: Eve Boswell
Tenor: Ian Wallace
Comedian: Leslie Randall
Singer: Audrey Jeans
Performer: April Olrich
Designer: John Cooper
Musical Associate: Alan Bristow
Dance Director: Hazel Gee
Producer: Graeme Muir

: Panorama

A fortnightly topical magazine.
Introduced by: Max Robertson.


Presenter: Max Robertson
Editor: Michael Barsley
Director: John Furness

: News

(sound only)

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