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: Racing from Cheltenham - The National Hunt Meeting

2.5 Cheltenham Grand Annual Steeplechase Challenge Cup

2.40 County Handicap Hurdle Race

3.20 Cheltenham Gold Cup

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


Commentator: Peter O'Sullevan
Paddock commentator: Clive Graham

: Mainly for Women: About the Home

Eleanor Summerfield makes a coffee table to the design and instruction of Frank Preston.
(A BBC telerecording)


Pupil: Eleanor Summerfield
Handyman: Frank Preston
Producer: S.E. Reynolds

: Personality Parade

Muriel Smith singing star of Drury Lane shows.
Interviewed by Vera McKechnie.


Singer: Muriel Smith
Interviewer: Vera McKechnie
Presented by: Christopher Doll

: I Led Three Lives

First film in a series about an F.B.I. agent.

: Freddie Mills

with Brenda Cowling, Cameron Hall.


Presenter: Freddie Mills
Co-presenter: Brenda Cowling
Co-presenter: Cameron Hall
Presented by: Kenneth Milne-Buckley

: Children's Television

Meet the Penguins: Beesie and Boffles Go Shopping
Story by J.M. Smith Wright.

Children's Newsreel

Cats' Cradles
Barbara Jones shows some curious figures that can be made with string.

Looking and Liking
First of a new series of programmes in which you are invited to assist W.H. Dalzell to decorate and furnish a room.
Today he asks William Newland to tell you about pottery.

(to 18.00)


Writer (Meet the Penguins): J.M. Smith Wright
Presenter (Cats' Cradles): Barbara Jones
Presenter (Looking and Liking): W.H. Dalzell
Potter (Looking and Liking): William Newland

: Highlight

People, events, comments of today introduced by Cliff Michelmore.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore

: Puzzle Corner

Introduced by Ronnie Waldman.
This week's viewer competitor from Barry, South Wales.
Including Which Year?

Viewers who live in Barry, South Wales, are invited to place this copy of Radio Times in the window by noon today if they wish to offer themselves as the Viewer
Competitor In tonight's Puzzle Corner.


Presenter: Ronnie Waldman
Material: Dennis Yates
Producer: G.B. Lupino

: Strictly T-T

Written by Eric Merriman, Lew Schwarz and Terry-Thomas.
Terry-Thomas takes a fortnightly trip to Holdergap-on-Tees.
With Lorrae Desmond, Ken Griffith, Harold Goodwin, Denis Kirtland.
BBC Revue Orchestra
Conductor, Harry Rabinowitz


Comedian: Terry-Thomas
[Actress]: Lorrae Desmond
[Actor]: Ken Griffith
[Actor]: Harold Goodwin
[Actor]: Denis Kirtland
Writer: Eric Merriman
Writer: Lew Schwarz
Writer: Terry-Thomas Musicians: BBC Revue Orchestra
Conductor: Harry Rabinowitz
Additional material: Jimmy Grafton
Designer: Norman James
Producer: Duncan Wood

: The Advancing Shadow

A drama by John Comben.
(Aubrey Morris appears by permission of the Directors of the Old Vic Trust Ltd.)

This first play by a new writer, John Comben, has a contemporary theme in an unusual setting. For it is placed in a tower on a tropical island where James Graham, a distinguished astronomer, has set up instruments and apparatus for studying an impending eclipse of the sun.
But while Graham's mind is occupied with revolutions of sun and stars, a revolution of a different sort has broken out on the nearby mainland. The country had been ruled by the British, but there was disorder following their departure and now, in the course of a revolution, a ruthless native republican Party has taken over. As a result, the scientist's tower has become an enforced haven for several European refugees-Graham's own sister and niece. a girl who was a goodwill delegate to a conference on the mainland, an anthropologist. and others.


Writer: John Comden
Producer: Barbara Burnham
Designer: Barry Learoyd
Alan Coates: John Stone
Dewing: John Rat
Lady Crawford: Veronica Turleigh
Miss Traill: Barbara Lott
James Graham: David King-Wood
George Cornelius: Harcourt Williams
Len Mingh: Aubrey Morris
Talibh: Roger Delgado
Mary Crawford: Margaret Allworthy

: Animal, Vegetable, Mineral?: Buildings, ancient and modern

A challenge in observation from Cardiff. Edinburgh, and London.
The experts include John Betjeman, Sir Hugh Casson.
Chairman, Glyn Daniel


Expert: John Betjeman
Expert: Sir Hugh Casson
Chairman: Glyn Daniel
Presented by: Nancy Thomas

: Men in Battle

First of a new monthly series of four programmes in which Lieut.-General Sir Brian Horrocks draws upon his memories of friend and foe, officers and men, in some of the great battlefields of the second World War.
followed by The Weather; Road Works Report; Close Down


Presenter: Lieut.-General Sir Brian Horrocks
Presented by: Huw Wheldon

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