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: Her Majesty The Queen opens Calder Hall

(See columns 3 and 4)

Britain's first full-scale Nuclear Power Station

At 11.55

A telerecording of part of this morning's ceremony can be seen tonight at 10.45

(to 12.20 app.)

: Racing at Newmarket

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

2.15 The Heath Handicap over 7 furlongs

2.55 The Cesarewitch Stakes over 21 miles

3.30 The Prendergast Stakes over 5 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

Twice Twenty
A magazine for older women.

Dog's Day
Two breeders and their dogs prepare for a big national show.

Meeting Place
Mrs. Kay Clementson, editor of a local newspaper.

How they said it
Denise Robins recalls proposals of marriage made by well-known characters from famous novels. They are portrayed by Elaine Usher and Charles Houston.

Point of View
This is what I think says Alan Melville.

Introduced by Alice Hooper Beck.

Quick and Easy Dressmaking: 2 - Practical Skirt
A French design filmed by Radio-diffusion-Television Francaise.
Demonstrated by Diana Crutchley.
Instructions for making all the garments described in this series of programmes can be obtained from BBC Publications, [address removed] Price (including a folder in which to keep this and later pamphlets) 2s. 6d. post free.


Interviewee (Meeting Place): Kay Clementson
Item presenter (How they said it): Denise Robins
[Actress] (How they said it): Elaine Usher
[Actor] (How they said it): Charles Houston
Monologist (Point of View): Alan Melville
Presenter: Alice Hooper Beck
Producer: Richard Gilbert
Dressmaker/presenter (Quick and Easy Dressmaking): Diana Crutchley

: Watch with Mother: The Flowerpot Men

For the Very Young
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
Gladys Whitred sings the songs
Peter Hawkins speaks the voices
Maria Bird writes the songs and music
(A BBC Television FIlm)
(to 16.30)


Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Singer: Gladys Whitred
Voices: Peter Hawkins
Songwriter/Music: Maria Bird

: Children's Television

with Rolf Harris.

The Adventures of Pierre: Part 2
A serial in six parts by C. E. Webber.

Eamonn Andrews opens the Playbox and his young assistants join in the games.
Johnny Morris 'The Hot Chestnut Man' drops in for a chat and a team representing Birmingham take part in 'Do You Know?' a regular regional competition.
At the piano, Tom McCall

(to 18.00)


Presenter (Willoughby): Rolf Harris
Voice (Willoughby): Peter Hawkins
Writer (The Adventures of Pierre): C. E. Webber
Producer (The Adventures of Pierre): John Hunter Blair
Presenter (Playbox): Eamonn Andrews
The Hot Chestnut Man (Playbox): Johnny Morris
Pianist (Playbox): Tom McCall
Producer (Playbox): Cliff Michelmore

: Highlight

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


Presenter: Geoffrey Johnson Smith

: The Grove Family: The Ladder

by Michael Pertwee and Roland Pertwee.


Writer: Michael Pertwee
Writer: Roland Pertwee
Director: Richard West
Producer: John Warrington
Mr. Grove: Edward Evans
Mrs. Grove: Ruth Dunning
Jack: Peter Bryant
Daphne: Margaret Downs
Lennie: Christopher Beeny
Gran: Nancy Roberts
Rodney: Sam Jephcott
Dr. Henley: Ian Fleming
Jim: Manville Tarrant
Bert: Stanley Rose
Nurse: Ann Sears

: Report from America: Electing a New President

Produced and directed for the British Broadcasting Corporation and for the United States Information Agency by Don Cash.


Narrator: Joseph C. Harsch
Producer/director: Don Cash

: Sportsview

Spotlighting news, views, and personalities from the world of sport introduced by Peter Dimmock.

Floodlit International Football: England v. France (Under 23s)
A visit to Ashton Gate, the home of Bristol City Football Club, to see the second half of the match.


Presenter: Peter Dimmock
Editor: Paul Fox
Editor: Ronnie Noble
Presented by: Bryan Cowgill
Commentator (Floodlit International Football): Kenneth Wolstenholme
Presented by (Floodlit International Football): Nicholas Crocker

: Music for You

Introduced by Eric Robinson
with Isaac Stern, Hilde Gueden, Los Paraguayos and Audrey Attwood, Elizabeth Boyd, Joan Bramhall, Ellen Dales, Betty Felstead, Gillian Knight, Shirley May, Nora Ogonovsky, Bowles Bevan, John Boulter, Edward Darling, Edgar Fleet, John Ford, John Frost, Owen Grundy, John Holmes, Peter Newton, David Oddie, Brendan O'Dowda, James Turner
London Symphony Orchestra
(Leader, Hugh Maguire)

(Isaac Stern appears by arrangement with Harold Holt, Ltd.; Los Paraguayos appears by arrangement with the Management of the Savoy Hotel, London)


Presenter/Conductor: Eric Robinson
Violinist: Isaac Stern
Soprano: Hilde Gueden
Musicians: Los Paraguayos
Singer: Audrey Attwood
Singer: Elizabeth Boyd
Singer: Joan Bramhall
Singer: Ellen Dales
Singer: Betty Felstead
Singer: Gillian Knight
Singer: Shirley May
Singer: Nora Ogonovsky
Singer: Bowles Bevan
Singer: John Boulter
Singer: Edward Darling
Singer: Edgar Fleet
Singer: John Ford
Singer: John Frost
Singer: Owen Grundy
Singer: John Holmes
Singer: Peter Newton
Singer: David Oddie
Singer: Brendan O'Dowda
Musical associate: James Turner
Orchestrations: Arthur Wilkinson
Musicians: London Symphony Orchestra
Orchestra leader: Hugh Maguire
Designer: Richard Wilmot
Producer: Patricia Foy

: The Burns and Allen Show: Amnesia Victim

[Starring] George Burns and Gracie Allen in the film Amnesia Victim


Himself: George Burns
Herself: Gracie Allen

: Her Majesty The Queen

opens Calder Hall
A BBC telerecording of part of this morning's broadcast.
Followed by The Weather and Close Down

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