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: Racing from Cheltenham: The National Hunt Meeting

2.0 Cotswold Steeplechase

2.40 National Hunt Steeplechase

3.20 National Hunt Handicap Steeplechase

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


Commentator: Peter O'Sullevan
Paddock commentator: Clive Graham

: Mainly for Women: Food for Thought

including some facts about consumers' unions, the comparative weights of men and women, and the effects of living alone introduced by Geoffrey Johnson Smith.


Presenter: Geoffrey Johnson Smith
Producer: Barbara Crowther

: Songs for You

Lester Ferguson brings "Songs for You" with Albert Marland at the piano.


Singer: Lester Ferguson
Pianist: Albert Marland
Presented by: Richard Gilbert

: In Town Tonight

(A BBC telerecording of last Saturday's broadcast)


Edited and produced by: Peter Duncan

: Out of Town

David Martin invites you to meet personalities from different walks of life.
From the BBC's Birmingham Studios.


Presenter: David Martin

: Children's Television

Peter Butterworth

Bobby in France

Eamonn Andrews opens the Playbox and his young assistants join in the games.
"The Hot Chestnut Man" is Johnny Morris.

(to 18.00)


Comedian: Peter Butterworth
Producer (Bobby in France): John Hunter Blair
Bobby: Nicky Edmett
Tess: Patricia Morton
Claude Leblanc: Yves Ratier
Madame Leblanc: Paulette Preney
Monsieur Leblanc: Andre Maranne
Presenter (Playbox): Eamonn Andrews
The Hot Chestnut Man (Playbox): Johnny Morris
Producer (Playbox): Cliff Michelmore

: Highlight

People, event, comments of today.
Introduced by Cliff Michelmore.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore

: The Grove Family: The Decision

by Michael and Roland Pertwee.


Writer: Michael Pertwee
Writer: Roland Pertwee
Director: Richard West
Producer: John Warrington
Mrs. Grove: Ruth Dunning
Pat: Sheila Sweet
Jack: Peter Bryant
Gran: Nancy Roberts
Miss Jones: Nan Braunton
Jean Macfarlane: Edwina Rendell
Mr. Macfarlane: Alastair Hunter
Magistrate: Oliver Johnston
Clerk of Court: John Cranim

: Sportsview

Spotlighting news, views, and personalities from the world of sport introduced by Peter Dimmock.


Presenter: Peter Dimmock
Editor: Paul Fox
Editor: Ronnie Noble
Presented by: Alan Rees

: Songs for the Asking

Rae Jenkins replies to girls' request for songs that bring back special memories to them.
Those taking part include Alexander Young (tenor), Howell Glynne (bass).
Penarth Ladies' Choir
(Chorus-master, Hubert C. Williams)
Treorchy Royal Male Voice Choir
(Chorus-master, Tom Griffiths)
BBC Welsh Orchestra
(Leader, Philip Whiteway)
Given before an invited audience at Sophia Gardens Pavilion, Cardiff.
(Howell Glynne appears by permission of the General Administrator Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Ltd.)


Presenter: Rae Jenkins
Tenor: Alexander Young
Bass: Howell Glynne
Singers: Penarth Ladies' Choir
Chorus-Master: Hubert C. Williams
Singers: Treorchy Royal Male Voice Choir
Chorus-Master: Tom Griffiths
Musicians: BBC Welsh Orchestra
Orchestra leader: Philip Whiteway
Interviewer: Franklin Engeimann
Director: Meurig Jones
Producer: David J. Thomas

: At Home: Colonel Maurice Buckmaster

BBC Outside Broadcast cameras visit Chelsea, London, to meet the organiser of British aid to the French Resistance during the war.
Introduced by Berkeley Smith.


Interviewee: Colonel Maurice Buckmaster
Presenter/interviewer: Berkeley Smith
Presented by: Dennis Monger

: Alma Cogan


Singer: Alma Cogan
Music directed and arranged by: Stan Foster

: Science Review

A film review of new developments in science and industry.
Introduced by P.B. Medawar, F.R.S. Jodrell Professor of Zoology and Comparative Anatomy, University College, London.


Presenter: P.B. Medawar
Producer: Norman Macqueen
Producer: James McCloy

: What's Yours?: 1: The Phantom Haggis of Keil

by James MacTaggart.
A series of six short stories told in turn by James MacTaggart, Hartley Power, and Jim Phelan.
Followed by The Weather; Close Down


Writer/storyteller: James MacTaggart

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

Through the listings, you will also be able to use the Genome search function to find thousands of radio and TV programmes that are already available to view or listen to on the BBC website.

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