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: Racing at Newmarket

BBC Television Outside Broadcast cameras visit Newmarket Racecourse on the last day of the second October Meeting.

2.15 The Autumn Handicap over the Rowley Mile

2.45 The Rowley Mile Nursery Handicap

3.15 The Select Stakes over the Rowley Mile

Clive Graham identifies the runners and riders in the Paddock.


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

: Fabian of Scotland Yard: Pinpoint Signature

Bruce Seton in a further showing of the film Pinpoint Signature


Inspector Robert Fabian: Bruce Seton

: Watch with Mother: The Woodentops

Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
(A BBC Television Film)
(to 16.00)


Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Voices: Eileen Browne
Voices: Josefina Ray
Voices: Peter Hawkins
Script/Music: Maria Bird

: Children's Television

Television Puppet Theatre presents "Dreadful Doings in Ark Street"
A Toytown play by S.G. Hulme Beaman.
Puppets by Gordon Murray from illustrations by S.G. Hulme Beaman.

Children's International Newsreel

The Variety Theatre of China
in a special performance presented by Naomi Capon.
(The Variety Theatre of China is appearing at the Princes Theatre, London)

(to 18.00)


Writer/Puppets from illustrations by (Dreadful Doings in Ark Street): S.G. Hulme Beaman
Producer/Puppets (Dreadful Doings in Ark Street): Gordon Murray
Voices (Dreadful Doings in Ark Street): Madi Hedd
Voices (Dreadful Doings in Ark Street): Peter Hawkins
Voices (Dreadful Doings in Ark Street): Noel Coleman
Voices (Dreadful Doings in Ark Street): Roy Skelton
Puppeteer (Dreadful Doings in Ark Street): Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer (Dreadful Doings in Ark Street): Molly Gibson
Puppeteer (Dreadful Doings in Ark Street): Elizabeth Thorndike
Puppeteer (Dreadful Doings in Ark Street): Bob Bura
Puppeteer (Dreadful Doings in Ark Street): John Hardwick
Settings (Dreadful Doings in Ark Street): Andrew Brownfoot
Presented by (The Variety Theatre of China): Naomi Capon

: Highlight

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


Presenter: Geoffrey Johnson Smith

: Ask Pickles

Wilfred and Mabel Pickles in Ask Pickles visit the people of Dundee and invite them to ask for the things they would like you to see on your television screen.


Presenter: Wilfred Pickles
Presenter: Mabel Pickles
Orchestra directed by: Eric Robinson
Special investigator: Pauline Forrester
Special investigator: Larry Forrester
Producer: Harry Carlisle

: Zoo Quest for a Dragon: 3: Java

David Attenborough describes his recent adventures travelling through the islands of Indonesia in search of rare and interesting animals.


Presenter/Narrator: David Attenborough
Filmed by: Charles Lagus
Editor: Victor Stocker
Director: Nancy Thomas

: David Copperfield: Episode 4

by Charles Dickens
Adapted in thirteen weekly instalments by Vincent Tilsley

In which takes place a famous meeting between Betsey Trotwood and Mr. Murdstone. And in which David is sent from Dover to Canterbury, where he is a new boy in more senses than one.


Author: Charles Dickens
Adapted by: Vincent Tilsley
Director: Stuart Burge
Designer: Stephen Bundy
Producer: Douglas Allen
David Copperfield: Leonard Cracknell
Miss Betsey Trotwood: Sonia Dresdel
Richard Babley ('Mr. Dick'): Richard Goolden
Janet: Ann Cherry
Mr. Edward Murdstone: William Devlin
Miss Jane Murdstone: Dorothy Black
Mr. Wickfield: George Skillan
Uriah Heep: Maxwell Shaw
Agnes Wickfield: Valerie Smith

: Presenting Edna Savage

Accompanied by The Hindley-Taylor Six and The Dominant Seven Directed by Norman George
featuring Ken Frith (piano)
From the BBC's North of England studios


Singer: Edna Savage
Singers: The Hindley-Taylor Six
Musicians: The Dominant Seven
Directed by: Norman George
Pianist: Ken Frith
Presented by: Frederick Knapman

: Press Conference

People who make the news face questions from people who write the news.


Presented by: Enid Love

: I Married Joan: Career

[Starring] Joan Davis in the film series I Married Joan
A second showing of Career


Joan Stevens: Joan Davis

: The Weekend Ahead

A preview of some of your programmes for tomorrow and Sunday.

: This Book is News: 1: How the Bible was written

Bernard Miles presents some fresh and unusual versions of the Bible in a series of programmes.
Followed by The Weather and Close Down


Presenter: Bernard Miles
Production: Ayton Whitaker

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