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: Racing from Cheltenham: The National Hunt Meeting

2.5 Cheltenham Grand Annual Steeplechase Challenge Cup over two miles

: Racing from Cheltenham: Cheltenham Gold Cup

over three miles and two furlongs for 3,500 sovereigns

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


Commentator: Peter O'Suilevan
Paddock commentator: Clive Graham

: About the Home

Practical help for the housewife.
Introduced by Joan Gilbert.

Fruit and Vegetables
Frances Perry reports on what to buy this month.

Elinor Jones shows Janet Turner how to make basic sauces and thickenings.
Arranged in association with the Queen Elizabeth College, University of London


Presenter: Joan Gilbert
Reporter (Fruit and Vegetables): Frances Perry
Cook (Cookery): Elinor Jones
Guest (Cookery): Janet Turner
Producer: S. E. Reynolds

: Watch With Mother: Rag, Tag, and Bobtail

Charles E. Stidwill tells the story.
Sam Williams and Elizabeth Williams make the pictures
(A BBC Television Film)
(to 16.15)


Narrator: Charles E. Stidwill
Pictures: Sam Williams
Pictures: Elizabeth Williams
Script: Louise Cochrane

: Children's Television

Children's Newsreel

The Messenger
Written and produced by Joy Harington.
A play about the boyhood of John the Baptist and Jesus of Nazareth.
(Second performance: March 13)

(to 17.40)


Writer/producer (The Messenger): Joy Harington
Designer (The Messenger): Eileen Diss
Zacharias: James Raglan
Elizabeth: Jean Anderson
John: John Levitt
Mary: Rosalie Crutchley
Joseph: Michael Malnick
The boy Jesus: Jonathan Swift
Elder of the Temple: Jefferson Clifford
Boy: Alaric Cotter
Lame beggar: Clement Hamelin

: Television Dancing Club

featuring Victor Silvester and his Ballroom Orchestra with Henry Kingston and Joy Tolhurst, Benny Tolmeyer and Sylvia Sylve, Bill Walder and June Arienti, The James Stevenson 'Teenagers' Formation Team
Victor Silvester's Dancing Lesson with Sally Brock and the Maurice Jay
Formation Dancers
Hostess, Patti Morgan


Musicians: Victor Silvester and his Ballroom Orchestra
Dancer: Henry Kingston
Dancer: Joy Tolhurst
Dancer: Benny Tolmeyer
Dancer: Sylvia Sylve
Dancer: Bill Walder
Dancer: June Arienti
Formation dancers: The James Stevenson 'Teenagers' Formation Team
Dancer (Victor Silvester's Dancing Lesson): Victor Silvester
Dancer (Victor Silvester's Dancing Lesson): Sally Brock
Formation dancers (Victor Silvester's Dancing Lesson): The Maurice Jay Formation Dancers
Hostess: Patti Morgan
Producer: Richard Afton

: Party Political Broadcast on behalf of the Conservative Party: Onward Brains Trust

The Rt. Hon. Peter Thorneycroft, M.P., President of the Board of Trade
Pat Hornsby Smith, M.P., Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Health
Charles Curran, Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for Uxbridge
Chairman, the Rt. Hon. Walter Elliot, C.H., M.C., M.P.
From St. Margaret's Hall, Uxbridge.


Speaker: The Rt. Hon. Peter Thorneycroft
Speaker: Hornsby Smith
Speaker: Charles Curran
Chairman: The Rt. Hon. Walter Elliot

: Sportsview

Introduced by Peter Dimmock.
A topical programme that spotlights the latest news, views, and personalities of sport.


Presenter: Peter Dimmock
Editor: Paul Fox
Presented by: Dennis Monger

: The Moment of Truth

A play by Peter Ustinov.
[Starring] Peter Ustinov and Peter Cushing
(Second performance: for details see Sunday at 8.30 p.m.)


Author: Peter Ustinov
Producer: Rudolph Cartier
Marshall: Peter Ustinov
Prime Minister: Peter Cushing

: News

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