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: Racing at Newmarket

BBC Television Outside Broadcast cameras visit Newmarket Racecourse on the first day of the second October Meeting to see three of the afternoon's principal races.

2.15 The Newmarket Oaks over lj miles

2.45 The Challenge Stakes over 6 furlongs

3.15 The Middle Park Stakes over 6 furlongs

Clive Graham identifies the runners and riders in the Paddock before each race.


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

: Mainly for Women

Family Affairs

Your Children's Play: 2: Five- to seven-year-olds
Phyllis Hostler

Career and Motherhood: The Breadwinner
Problems of mothers who earn the family living and ways in which they may find help.
Introduced by Olive Shapley.

Tell Me, Doctor
Dr. Winifred de Kok replies to viewers' letters.
Letters should be sent to: Dr. Winifred de Kok, [address removed]


Item presenter (Your Children's Play): Phyllis Hostler
Presenter: Olive Shapley
Producer: Beryl Radley
Presenter (Tell Me, Doctor): Dr. Winifred de Kok

: Watch with Mother: Andy Pandy

Maria Bird brings Andy to play with your small children and invites them to join in songs and games.
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
Gladys Whitred sings the songs
(to 16.20)


Narrator/script, music and settings: Maria Bird
Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Singer: Gladys Whitred

: Children's Television

To Keep You Guessing
Some glimpses into the life of a famous Scottish writer.
Clues are provided by the Choir of the Royal High School, Edinburgh.
Conductor, William Bowie
The Jean Reynolds Scottish Country Dancers, The Jim McLeod Trio and some exhibits loaned by the Curator of the birthplace of our writer.
(From the Pleasance Gymnasium, Edinburgh)

The Girl at the Window
A play by P. D. Cummins based on the ballet "Coppelia".

(to 18.00)


Singers (To Keep You Guessing): The Choir of the Royal High School
Conductor (To Keep You Guessing): William Bowie
Dancers (To Keep You Guessing): The Jean Reynolds Scottish Country Dancers
Musicians (To Keep You Guessing): The Jim McLeod Trio
Presented by (To Keep You Guessing): Robert Dunnett
Producer (To Keep You Guessing): Kathleen Garscadden
Director (To Keep You Guessing): David Pat Walker
Writer (The Girl at the Window): P. D. Cummins
Producer (The Girl at the Window): Dorothea Brooking
Designer (The Girl at the Window): Fanny Taylor
Dr Coppelius: Oliver Burt
Old Anna: Kathleen St John
Margareta: Betty Impey
Swanilda: Pamela Charles
Nettchen: Mary Holland
Frantz, betrothed to Swanilda: James Sharkey
Walde, betrothed to Nettchen: Harvey Hall
The Mechanical Toys - Coppelia: Susan Winterton
The Mechanical Toys - Old Gentleman: Frank S Strickland
The Mechanical Toys - Chinaman: John Scott
The Mechanical Toys - Sambo: David Langford

: International Swimming: England v. Denmark

BBC Television Outside Broadcast cameras bring you more of the events in the Amateur Swimming Association's competition.
From Woodcock Street Baths, Birmingham.


Commentator: Kenneth Wolstenholme
Presented for television by: Barrie Edgar

: Atoms for Power

On the eve of the opening of Calder Hall, Cumberland, by Her Majesty the Queen, BBC Television Outside Broadcast cameras bring the first glimpse of the inside of Britain's first full-scale nuclear power station.


Commentator: Richard Dimbleby
Commentator: Raymond Baxter
Editor: Colin Shaw
Producer: Ray Lakeland

: Vera Lynn Sings

starring Vera Lynn from the King's Theatre, Hammersmith with Rawicz and Landauer, Dennis Spicer, The Keynotes.
with guest artist: Ferry Kurucz
The Leslie Roberts Silhouettes


Singer/presenter: Vera Lynn
Pianists: Rawicz and Landauer
Ventriloquist: Dennis Spicer
Singers: The Keynotes
Cymbalist/guest artist: Ferry Kurucz
Dancers: Leslie Roberts Silhouettes
Dance direction: Leslie Roberts
Orchestra conducted by: Eric Robinson
Leader: David McCallum
Designer: Richard Henry
Producer: Albert Stevenson

: The Edge of Success: 4: Pay Packets and Profits

Seven programmes about British industry today by Aidan Crawley.


Presenter: Aidan Crawley
Film cameraman: James Balfour
Film editor: Tony Essex
Producer: Donald Baverstock

: An excerpt from: Look Back in Anger

A play by John Osborne.
Introduced by the Earl of Harewood.
A special performance before an invited audience, from the Royal Court Theatre, Sloane Square, London.


Writer: John Osborne
Presenter: The Earl of Harewood
Director: Tony Richardson
Setting: Alan Tagg
Presented for television by: John Vernon
Jimmy Porter: Kenneth Haigh
Alison Porter: Tarn Bassett
Cliff Lewis: Alan Bates
Colonel Redfern: John Welsh
Helena Charles: Vivienne Drummond

: Picture Parade

A weekly magazine programme of films and film personalities.
Introduced by Peter Haigh.
This edition includes excerpts from "Bus Stop", starring Marilyn Monroe and Don Murray.


Presenter: Peter Haigh
Presented by: Alan Sleath

: Starlight

Kathie Kay 'The Fireside Girl' with Neville Houghton and his Music.
Followed by The Weather and Close Down


Singer: Kathie Kay
Musicians: Neville Houghton and his Music
Presented by: Eddie Fraser

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