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: Bank Holiday Racing

Viewers join the Easter Monday crowds at Kempton Park Racecourse to see three of the principal races.

: Bank Holiday Racing: One Thousand Guineas Trial Stakes

over seven furlongs

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


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

: Nurburgring

For twenty-five years the world's finest car drivers have been racing on this gruelling German circuit.
This film shows some of the thrilling races in which they have taken part.

: Watch with Mother: Picture Book

For the Very Young
Pages turned by Patricia Driscoll.
(A BBC Television Film)
(to 16.15)


Presenter: Patricia Driscoll
Editor: Maria Bird

: Children's Television: Easter Spree

Bank Holiday Music and Fun
Written by David Croft and Cyril Ornadel
With Reg Varney, Peter Butterworth, Peter Glover, Geoffrey Robinson, Clive Dunn and others.
(to 18.00)


Writer: David Croft
Writer: Cyril Ornadel
Producer: Michael Westmore
Music Director: Steve Race
Comedian: Reg Varney
Comedian: Peter Butterworth
Dancer: Peter Glover
Magician: Geoffrey Robinson
Comedian: Clive Dunn

: This was Yesterday

A film reminiscence of the last four decades with scenes and personalities of then and now, presented to celebrate the thirty-sixth birthday of Pathe Pictorial.
An Associated British-Pathe Film for television.
Dancers, models, bandleaders, theatre and film stars see themselves on the screen as they were some years ago.


Producer: Howard Thomas
Producer: Terry Ashwood

: International Commentary: Peaceful Co-Existence?: 3: The Lesson of South-East Asia

Christopher Mayhew M.P. takes the situation in Communist Vietnam as a test case in considering 'aggression' and 'intervention' as threats to peaceful co-existence.
Film sequences by the BBC Television Film Unit


Presenter: Christopher Mayhew
Cameraman: Arthur Englander
Film editor: Geoffrey Baines
Producer: Michael Peacock

: You are invited to a Grand Easter Gala at Cafe Continental

The International Cabaret
featuring a guest Mistress of Ceremonies
Your host, Stefan de Fay and Maitre d'Hotel Pere Auguste at your service.
l'Orchestre Continental
Conducted by Sydney Jerome


Devised and produced by: Henry Caldwell
Host: Stefan de Fay
Maitre d'Hotel: Pere Auguste
Musicians: l'Orchestre Continental
[Orchestre] conducted by: Sydney Jerome

: Beating Retreat

by the Pipes and Drums of the 1st Bn. the Gordon Highlanders on the Esplanade of Edinburgh Castle.

The origin of this custom is contained in the Treatise of Military Discipline in its 5th edition, 1743: "The Retreat or Tattoo is generally beat at 10.0 o'clock in summer and at eight o'clock in winter. The Retreat or Tattoo is a signal given to soldiers to retire to their chambers, put out their fire and go to bed. The public houses are at the same time to shut their doors and sell no more liquor that night."


Commentator: James Buchan

: News

(sound only)

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