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: Racing at Newbury

BBC outside broadcast cameras visit this Berkshire racecourse on the second day of the Newbury Autumn meeting for some of the afternoon's principal events.

: Racing at Newbury: Newbury Autumn Foal Stakes

(over six furlongs)
Clive Graham identifies the runners and riders in the paddock before each race.


Commentator: Peter O'Sullevan
Paddock commentator: Clive Graham
Presented for television by: Dennis Monger

: Gardening Club

Percy Thrower begins a new series of programmes in which he gives practical advice on seasonal work to be done in the garden. Today he deals with planting winter lettuce, storing potatoes in a small clamp, lifting dahlia tubers, and potting fuchsia cuttings. He also suggests varieties of small spring bulbs suitable for planting in the rock garden.
(A BBC telerecording)
See page 6


Presenter: Percy Thrower
Producer: John Furness

: Racing at Newbury: Arlington Stakes

(over one mile on the Round Course)


Commentator: Peter O'Sullevan

: Amos 'n' Andy: The Adoption

[Starring] Amos 'n' Andy in a second showing of the film The Adoption

: Children's Television

For older children

Farmers' Feud
Fearing that a new type of plough will turn the cattle ranges into farmlands, a crooked foreman plots to run the farmers off the range. Cisco and Pancho intervene, outwit the bad men and bring peace to the valley.

Potts in Parovia: 1: Send for Potts!
The adventures of ex-Flight-Lieutenant Potts by Desmond O'Donovan and Ingram D'Abbes.
[Starring] Humphrey Lestocq as Potts in Parovia


Writer/producer (Potts in Parovia): Desmond O'Donovan
Writer (Potts in Parovia): Ingram D'Abbes
Designer (Potts in Parovia): Austin Spriggs
Guitarist (Potts in Parovia): Emile Bibobi
Don Julio Alonzo Mendavo: Andreas Malandrinos
Claude Eaton Smythe: John H. Watson
Don Miguel Perrera y Quiva: Raymond Rollett
Donna Isabella: Miki Irevia
Colonel Schmidt: Walter Gotell
Pedro: Trefor Jones
Tony Quiva: Barry Martin
Laura Mendavo: Lynette Mills
Peter Potts: Humphrey Lestocq
Mike: George Tovey
Marsh: Jay Denyer
Henry Ferret: Douglas Storm
Secretary: Patricia Lehan
Tino: Ross Pendleton
Pat: Keneth Thornett
Customer: Ian Wilson
with: Eduardo and Navarro

: Today's Sport

A round-up of today's sporting highlights introduced by Kenneth Wolstenholme.


Presenter: Kenneth Wolstenholme

: In Town Tonight

Interesting people who are In Town Tonight.
(Simultaneous broadcast with all Home Services except Northern Ireland, Scottish, and Welsh)


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

: Saturday-Night Out

Come with the Man with the Mike
See things happen! As they happen! Where they happen!


Editor: Peter Webber
Editor: Derek Burrell-Davis

: New Ramps for Old: 5: Shop, Double Shop

A series of six plays by Berkely Mather.
[Starring] Mervyn Johns
with Carl Bernard, Harry H. Corbett, and Bill Owen.
The action takes place in London.
Time: The Present


Writer: Berkely Mather
Producer: John Nelson Burton
Film Editor: Sheila S. Tomlinson
Film cameraman: Ken Higgins
J. Philimore Sparkes: Mervyn Johns
Kegworthy: Harry H. Corbett
Milton: Carl Bernard
Welstenholme: Bill Owen
Eldon: Anthony Newland
Fleigal: Cyril Shaps
Sonderberg: Thomas Gallagher
Superintendent of Police: Edward Lexy
Det.-Insp. Welsh: Colin Tapley

: Saturday Comedy Hour presents The Norman Wisdom Show

Starring Norman Wisdom
with Marion Keene, Eddie Leslie, The Show Dancers, The George Mitchell Singers.


Comedian/singer: Norman Wisdom
Singer: Marion Keene
[Actor]: Eddie Leslie
Dancers: The Show Dancers
Dance direction: Ernest Maxin
Singers: The George Mitchell Singers
Musical Associate: Bill Snaith
Orchestra conducted by: Eric Robinson
Designer: Audley Southcott
Producer: Ernest Maxin

: Find the Link

with Kenneth Horne in the chair and Josephine Douglas, Eleanor Summerfield,
Bruce Seton, Eric Sykes.
Special investigators: Pauline and Larry Forrester


Chairman: Kenneth Horne
Panellist: Josephine Douglas
Panellist: Eleanor Summerfield
Panellist: Bruce Seton
Panellist: Eric Sykes
Special investigator: Pauline Forrester
Special investigator: Larry Forrester
Presented by: G. B. Lupino

: Tall Story Club

Robert MacDermot endeavours to control the imagination of tonight's storytellers.


Chairman: Robert MacDermot
Devised by: George Margo
Presented by: Brian Tesler

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