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: Show Jumping: The Grand Prix de la Ville de Rotterdam

A Eurovision Outside Broadcast to watch some of Britain's outstanding show jumpers competing for this important prize at the International Concours Hippique de Rotterdam.
Programme presented by the Dutch Television Service


Commentator: Dorian Williams

: The British Games

Promoted by the News of the World incorporating the international athletics match,
Great Britain v. U.S.S.R., organised by the British Amateur Athletics Board.
From the White City Stadium, London.


Commentator: Norris McWhirter
Commentator: Roger Bannister
Television Presentation: Alan Chivers

: Gardening Club

Percy Thrower's guest is H.F. Newsome, Secretary of the National Dahlia Society, who gives advice on cultivation and hints for exhibition.
Francis Hanger, Curator of the Royal Horticultural Society's Gardens at Wisley, talks about late-flowering shrubs.
Percy Thrower demonstrates general work in the garden, including disbudding chrysanthemums, potting and planting strawberries, and ripening onions.
(A BBC telerecording)


Presenter: Percy Thrower
Guest: H. F. Newsome
Item presenter: Francis Hanger
Producer: John Furness

: The British Games

Further commentaries.

: Music of India: Drums

A film.
(Previously televised on January 22)

: Children's Television

A film for Older Children
Rodeo Racketeers
A gang of confidence tricksters stage a rodeo in a small town, planning to make off with the entry fees, but the plot is discovered by the Cisco Kid and Pancho.

Bill Radford - Reporter: 2: Missing from Home
by Ernest Dudley.


Writer (Bill Radford - Reporter): Ernest Dudley
Producer (Bill Radford - Reporter): Pharic MacLaren
Film sequences photographed by (Bill Radford - Reporter): Peter Sargent
Bill Radford: Derek Waring
Charlie Legge: Ian Fleming
Susan Legge: Sylvia Bidmead
Arthur: Anthony Green
Inspector Harris: Edward Forsyth
Mrs. Hughes: Beatrice Varley
Mr. Barry: Kevin Stoney
Mrs. Barry: Noel Dyson
Helen Barry: Margaret McCourt
Gypsy woman: Gladys Spencer
Gypsy youth: Robert Gillespie

: Eucharistic Procession of Boats on the Rhine

During the war the Cathedral of Cologne was seriously damaged. This week a great gathering from all over the world has been celebrating its restoration and this evening's procession of boats on the Rhine is part of the thanksgiving.
(to 18.45 app.)


Commentator: Father Gordon Albion

: Today's Sport

Presenting stop-press news and some of today's big sporting moments on film.
Introduced by Kenneth Wolstenholme.


Presenter: Kenneth Wolstenholme

: In Town Tonight

Interesting people who are In Town Tonight.
(Simultaneous broadcast with all Home Services except Welsh)


Edited and produced by: Peter Duncan
Interviewer: John Ellison
Interviewer: Peter Madren
Interviewer: Pauline Tooth
Special Effects: Douglas Mair
Assistant Producer: Joyce Bullen

: National Radio Show: Arenascope

Wilfred Pickles invites you to Ask Pickles for requests for which the studio never has room.
See page 7


Presenter: Wilfred Pickles
Orchestra directed by: George Clouston
Special Investigator: Pauline Forrester
Special Investigator: Larry Forrester
Production: Brian Tesler

: Dixon of Dock Green: 13: Father in Law

Some stories of a London policeman by Ted Willis.
[Starring] Jack Warner as Dixon of Dock Green


Writer: Ted Willis
Designer: Lawrence Broadhouse
Production: Douglas Moodie
P.C. George Dixon: Jack Warner
Andy: Peter Byrne
Sergeant Flint: Arthur Rigby
P.C. 'Tubb' Barrell: Neil Wilson
Mary: Jeannette Hutchinson
Sgt. Grace Millard: Moira Mannion
Peggy: Margaret Allworthy
Pam: Valerie Gaunt
Kathleen: Jean Trend
Billy the tramp: Jefferson Clifford
Muriel: Diana Beaumont
Frank Meek: James Ottaway

: National Radio Show: Saturday Comedy Hour presents: The Jimmy Wheeler Show

Starring Jimmy Wheeler
with Lilly Yokot, The Ballerina of the Bicycle
Mr. Rolando, The Aristocrat of Balance
Semprini, The Two Pirates, Charlie Drake, Bryan Johnson, Marion Keene, The Leslie Roberts Silhouettes, The George Mitchell Singers.


Comedian: Jimmy Wheeler
Entertainer: Lilly Yokot
Entertainer: Mr. Rolando
Pianist: Semprini
Comedians: The Two Pirates
Comedian: Charlie Drake
Singer: Bryan Johnson
Singer: Marion Keene
Dancers: The Leslie Roberts Silhouettes
Singers: The George Mitchell Singers
Orchestra directed by: Eric Robinson
Script: Sid Colin
Script: Talbot Rothwell
Dance direction: Leslie Roberts
Musical arranger: Ted Astley
Designer: Douglas Smith
Producer: George Inns

: Movie Museum: The Mission of Dr. Foo

A 1915 Edison drama about the intrigue of a Chinese mandarin to restore the old Empire in place of the Chinese Republic.

: Sports Round-Up

BBC Television's Saturday-night sports page.
Introduced by Kenneth Wolstenholme.


Presenter: Kenneth Wolstenholme
Editor: Paul Fox
Director: Alan Rees

: News Summary

followed by The Weather and Close Down

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