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: Badminton Horse Trials: Cross Country: Speed and Endurance

Television outside broadcast cameras cover key positions in the seventeen-mile course during the second part of this three-day event.


Commentator: Dorian Williams
Commentator: Raymond Brooks-Ward
Presented by: Nicholas Crocker

: Mainly for Women: About the Home

Eleanor Summerfield makes it: 4: A Bedside Cabinet
To the design and instruction of Frank Preston.
(see page 8)
(A BBC telerecording)

Domestic Forum
Viewers' questions discussed spontaneously by Alice Hooper Beck, Ruth Drew, Joan Robins.

Programme introduced by Joan Gilbert.


Presenter: Joan Gilbert
Item presenter (Eleanor Summerfield Makes It): Eleanor Summerfield
Handyman (Eleanor Summerfield Makes It): Frank Preston
Producer (Eleanor Summerfield Makes It): S.E. Reynolds
Panellist (Domestic Forum): Alice Hooper Beck
Panellist (Domestic Forum): Ruth Drew
Panellist (Domestic Forum): Joan Robins
Producer: Ann Shead

: Watch with Mother: Rag, Tag, and Bobtail

Charles E. Stidwill tells the story.
Sam and Elizabeth Williams make the pictures
(A BBC television film)


Narrator: Charles E. Stidwill
Pictures: Sam Williams
Pictures: Elizabeth Williams
Script: Louise Cochrane

: Children's Television

Clocks and Blocks
Written and produced by Gordon Murray.
Television Puppet Theatre presents another Rubovian Legend.

Wigwam and Totem
Phoebe MacKellar talks about the life of the North American Indians and tells one of their stories.

Peter's Troubles
[Starring] Peter Butterworth

Looking and Liking
Robin and Judy meet an expert, who tells them about the manufacture of glass.
Introduced by W. R. Dalzell.

(to 18.00)


Writer/producer (Clocks and Blocks): Gordon Murray
Voices (Clocks and Blocks): Violet Lamb
Voices (Clocks and Blocks): Peter Hawkins
Voices (Clocks and Blocks): Raymond Rollett
Puppeteers (Clocks and Blocks): Molly Gibson
Puppeteers (Clocks and Blocks): Elizabeth Thorndike
Puppeteers (Clocks and Blocks): Bob Bura
Puppeteers (Clocks and Blocks): John Hardwick
Puppets (Clocks and Blocks): Kim Allen
Designer (Clocks and Blocks): Donald Horne
Presenter (Wigwam and Totem): Phoebe MacKellar
Comedian (Peter's Troubles): Peter Butterworth
Presenter (Looking and Liking): W. R. Dalzell

: Byd Natur

Y tri naturiaethwr, R. Alun Roberts, R. E. Vaughan-Roberts , a R. D. Parry yn trafod llysiau, adar, ac anifeiliaid
Cadeirydd, Ffowc Williams
Y telediad o dan ofal
Meurig Jones
Y cyfarwyddo gan Nan Davies
(Welsh discussion)

Wenvoe, Holme Moss, and Sutton Coldfield only)
(to 18.45)


Unknown: R. Alun
Unknown: R. E. Vaughan-Roberts
Unknown: R. D. Parry
Unknown: Ffowc Williams
Unknown: Meurig Jones
Unknown: Nan Davies

: Sports News

followed by The Weather

: Highlight

People, events, comments of today.
Introduced by Geoffrey Johnson Smith.


Presenter: Geoffrey Johnson Smith

: The Budget

The Rt. Hon. Harold Wilson, O.B.E., M.P. for the Opposition


Speaker: The Rt. Hon. Harold Wilson

: Scotland's Food Exhibition: It's Easy When You Know How

A special edition of the programme in which experts in industry demonstrate tricks of their trades.
Introduced by Archie McCulloch.
From the Arena of the Kelvin Hall, Glasgow.
(by arrangement with the Evening Citizen)
(All transmitters except Sutton Coldfield)

7.45 Around and About
News- Views-People-Places
A Midland magazine.
Introduced by James Pestridge.
From the BBC's Midland television studio
(Sutton Coldfield only)


Presenter (It's Easy When You Know How): Archie McCulloch
Arranger (It's Easy When You Know How): Roma Fairley
Producer (It's Easy When You Know How): James Buchan
Presenter (Around and About): James Pestridge
Director (Around and About): John McGonagle
Editor/producer (Around and About): David Martin

: Double Cross: Episode 3

A comedy thriller in six parts with Jill Day.
[Starring] Jimmy Jewel and Ben Warriss
(All transmitters)


Scriptwriter: S.C. Green
Scriptwriter: R.M. Hills
Original story: Jimmy Jewel
Orchestra conducted by: Eric Robinson
Orchestrations: Peter Knight
Original music/Producer: Ernest Maxin
Jimmy Seymour: Jimmy Jewel
Ben Wait: Ben Warriss
Betty Patterson: Jill Day
Karl Peters: Gerard Heinz
Irene: Tonia Bern
Walters: Del Watson
Major Helston: Ferdy Mayne
Smithers of M.I.5.: Jimmy Jewel
Carstairs of M.I.5.: Ben Warriss
Waiter on train: Ernst Ulman

: The Infinite Shoeblack

by Norman MacOwan.
[Starring] Robert Urquhart and Honor Blackman
The action of the play takes place in Edinburgh and in Cairo immediately before, during, and just after the 1914-1918 war.
(Robert Urquhart appears by permission of Associated British Picture Corporation, Ltd.)


Writer: Norman MacOwan
Designer: Stephen Bundy
Producer: Anthony Pelissier
Andrew Berwick: Robert Urquhart
Lizzie: Jean Rennie
Ralph Mayne: Richard Leech
Mrs. Willis: Olga Dickie
Mary: Honor Blackman
Doctor Ralston: Russell Waters
Staff Captain Chesney: Andrew Laurence
Mrs Smart: Catherine Salkeld
Other parts played by: Helga
Other parts played by: Deirdre Day
Other parts played by: Anthony Twite
Other parts played by: Keith Banks
Other parts played by: Saul David

: Animal, Vegetable, Mineral?

A fortnightly programme in which a panel of experts is challenged to identify a series of unusual objects.
The Experts: Hugh Shortt, Curator of Salisbury Museum, Sir Mortimer Wheeler, Robert Patterson, Curator, York Castle Museum
The Challenger: Guildford Museum
Chairman, Glyn Daniel, Fellow of St. John's College, Cambridge


Expert: Hugh Shortt
Expert: Sir Mortimer Wheeler
Expert: Robert Patterson
Chairman: Glyn Daniel
Presented by: Nancy Thomas

: Badminton Horse Trials: Cross Country: Speed and Endurance

A BBC telerecording of some of the highlights of today's tests at Badminton.
Introduced by Dorian Williams.
Followed by The Weather; Road Works Report and Close Down


Presenter: Dorian Williams

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