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: Royal Windsor Horse Show

The Coaching Marathon
Harnessed Pony Class Championships
Trade and agricultural heavy turn-out, pairs or teams.


Commentator: Dorian Williams
Commentator: Bill Allenby
Presented for television by: Bill Duncalf

: In the Garden

Percy Thrower continues the general work in the garden, including planting the window box and tubs, and sowing both runner and French beans.
(A BBC telerecording)


Presenter: Percy Thrower
Presented by: John Furness

: The Dutch T.T.

A film about motor cycling.

: Royal Windsor Horse Show

Musical Ride by the Household Cavalry
(by permission of Colonel M. J. S. Ward, M.V.O., M.C. Commanding Household Cavalry)
(to 16.35)


Commentator: Bill Allenby

: Children's Television

Sugar and Spice
A mixed bag of entertainment.
Introduced by Maurice Lane.
with The King Brothers, The Alberts, Peter Newington, Michael Segal, Julie Webb, Anthony Snell, Eugene Leahy and Dennis Ringrowe.

The Appleyards
by Keith Latham.

(to 18.00)


Presenter (Sugar and Spice): Maurice Lane
Vocalists (Sugar and Spice): The King Brothers
Comedians (Sugar and Spice): The Alberts
Performer (Sugar and Spice): Peter Newington
Comedian (Sugar and Spice): Michael Segal
Performer (Sugar and Spice): Julie Webb
Performer (Sugar and Spice): Anthony Snell
Performer (Sugar and Spice): Eugene Leahy
Pianist (Sugar and Spice): Dennis Ringrowe
Writer (The Appleyards): Keith Latham
Producer (The Appleyards): Kevin Sheldon
Designer (The Appleyards): Stewart Marshall
Mrs. Appleyard: Constance Fraser
Mr. Appleyard: Douglas Muir
Margaret Appleyard: Patricia Fryer
Tommy Appleyard: Derek Rowe
Ronnie Grant: Robert Dickens

: In Town Tonight

Interesting people who are In Manchester Tonight on the occasion of the Second Northern Radio and Television Exhibition.
Interviewed by John Ellison.
(Simultaneous broadcast with the London, Midland, North, and West of England Home Services)
John Ellison writes on page 5


Interviewer: John Ellison
Special effects: Douglas Mair
Edited and produced by: Peter Duncan

: The Mulberry Accelerator: Part 5

A television play in six parts by Donald Wilson.
[Starring] Anne Crawford and Andrew Osborn
(Doreen Lord is appearing at the Windmill Theatre, London)


Writer: Donald Wilson
Producer: Rex Tucker
Designer: Lawrence Broadhouse
Polly Arden: Anne Crawford
Roger Stanton: Andrew Osborn
Joey Walker: Andrew Cruickshank
Martha Barlow: Diane Hart
Uncle Robin: Philip Ray
Rufus Cargill: William Fox
William Evans: Barry Letts
Gloria: Delphi Lawrence
Quimby: Wilfred Babbage
P.C. Mackindoe: Lawrence Parker
Vanessa Talbot: Doreen Lord
Willie Walker: Dan Cunningham
Stage doorkeeper: Geoffrey Wilmer
Film director: Donald Wilson
Waiter: Alexis De Gallier
Secretary: Hannah Watt

: Saturday-Night Date

with Sally Ann Howes accompanied by Bernard Bowen and his Quartet.
Introduced by Mary Parker.


Singer: Sally Ann Howes
Musicians: Bernard Bowen and his Quartet
Presenter: Mary Parker
Presented by: Richard Afton

: From Tropical Forests

James Fisher shows how various species of birds became adapted to forest life. He takes as his examples birds from his collection at the London Zoo.


Presenter: James Fisher
Producer: Humphrey Fisher

: Secombe Here

[Starring] Harry Secombe, Shirley Eaton, Spike Milligan, Maria Pavlou, Arnold Fringe, The Peter Glover Dancers, The George Mitchell Singers
Musical arrangements by Arthur Wilkinson who conducts the Orchestra.
Pen Portrait of Harry Secombe - page 9


Presenter/Comedian/Singer: Harry Secombe
Performer: Shirley Eaton
Comedian: Spike Milligan
Singer: Maria Pavlou
Performer: Arnold Fringe
Dancers: The Peter Glover Dancers
Singers: The George Mitchell Singers
Dance direction: Peter Glover
Musical arrangements/Conductor: Arthur Wilkinson
Designer: Richard Greenough
Producer: W. Lyon-Shaw

: News

(sound only)
followed by Election Broadcast
The Rt. Hon. Herbert Morrison, C.H. (Labour)
(Recording of broadcast in the Home Service at 9.15 p.m.)
(Sound only)


Speaker (Election Broadcast): The Rt. Hon. Herbert Morrison

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