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: Prescott Hill Climb

The first meeting of the year for the Bugatti Owners' Club is Testing Weekend.
Viewers see an informal competition between cars in the following classes:
500 c.c. Production Sports Cars (Open) Production Sports Cars (Closed) H Litre Super-Charged Production Touring Cars Bugattis


Commentator: Raymond Baxter
Commentator: Bill Hartley
Presented by: Barrie Edgar

: Racing at Kempton Park

2.55 Rosebery Handicap Stakes
over 1 3/4 miles

3.30 Two Thousand Guineas Trial Stakes
over seven furlongs

4.0 Ruth Wood Maiden Stakes
over 1 mile 3 furlongs

Clive Graham identifies the runners and riders in the paddock before each race.

(to 16.10 app.)


Commentator: Peter O'Sullevan
Paddock Commentator: Clive Graham
Presented by: Dennis Monger

: Children's Television: Jigsaw

A magazine programme in which Donald Hewlett and Fuzz introduce:

Robert Harbin (Mr. Left and Mr. Right)

Rolf Harris

The Adventures of Mick and Montmorency
[Starring] Charlie Drake and Jack Edwardes

Science has a History
Introduced by Frank Greenaway.

The Goodman of Ballengiech
by Philip Dale.

George Fierstone and his Quintet with a guest artist
and The Badgers' Club


Presenter: Donald Hewlett
Magician: Robert Harbin
Entertainer: Rolf Harris
Montmorency (The Adventures of Mick and Montmorency): Charlie Drake
Mick (The Adventures of Mick and Montmorency): Jack Edwardes
Item presenter (Science has a History): Frank Greenaway
Writer (The Goodman of Ballengiech): Philip Dale
Musicians: George Fierstone and his Quintet
Continuity: Roger Stone
Material supplied by: Michael Barsley
Producer: Robert Tronson

: In Town Tonight

Interesting people who are In Town Tonight, interviewed by John Ellison.
(Simultaneous broadcast with the London, Midland, North, and West of England Home Services)


Interviewer: John Ellison
Special Effects: Douglas Mair
Editor/Producer: Peter Duncan

: Ask Pickles

Wilfred Pickles invites you to Ask Pickles for the things you would like to see on your television screen.
Special investigators, Pauline and Larry Forrester


Presenter: Wilfred Pickles
Orchestra director: Eric Robinson
Special investigator: Pauline Forrester
Special investigator: Larry Forrester
Producer: Brian Tesler

: The Saturday Show

[Starring] Norman Evans
See foot of page and page 15

with Ray Martin and his Orchestra, Norrie Paramor and his Orchestra, Betty Jumel, Margaret Mitchell, Monte Rey, Victor Seaforth, The Littlewood Songsters, The Television Toppers


Comedian: Norman Evans
Musicians: Ray Martin and his Orchestra
Musicians: Norrie Paramor and his Orchestra
Performer: Betty Jumel
Performer: Margaret Mitchell
Performer: Monte Rey
Performer: Victor Seaforth
Singers: The Littlewood Songsters
Dancers: The Television Toppers
Dance Direction: Leslie Roberts
Designer: Roy Oxley
Devised and produced by: Richard Afton

: Swans

Peter Scott's guests are Bruce Campbell, Secretary of the British Trust for Ornithology, and Fred Lexster, who is head swanherd at the Earl of Ilchester's famous swannery at Abbotsbury in Dorset.
Earlier this week the British Trust for Ornithology announced its plans for making a national census of the swans that breed in this country.
See page 15


Presenter: Peter Scott
Guest: Bruce Campbell
Guest: Fred Lexster
Presented by: Desmond Hawkins

: News

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