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: National Hunt Racing

at Chepstow.
BBC Television Outside Broadcast cameras visit Chepstow Racecourse for two of the principal races of the October Meeting.

: National Hunt Racing: The Llanvair Hurdle Race

over 2 miles
In the paddock, J. C. Clay


Commentator: Tony Cooke
Paddock commentator: J. C. Clay
Presented for television by: Selwyn Roderick

: National Brass Band Championships

BBC Television Outside Broadcast cameras visit the Royal Albert Hall, London, to see the closing stages of the Daily Herald National Brass Band Championships of Great Britain.


Commentator: Philip Robinson
Presented for television by: Dennis Monger

: Stranger than Fiction

The fifth of a series of films about mysterious and unusual places and things that you can see in Great Britain.
(This series was first transmitted last winter)

: Gardening Club

Percy Thrower's guest today is John T. Warren, of the Electrical Research Association at Reading, who discusses methods of heating the small greenhouse and the garden frame.
Francis Hanger, Curator of the Royal Horticultural Society's Gardens at Wisley, talks about autumn fruits and berries on flowering shrubs.
Percy Thrower gives advice on planting garden hedges and suggests suitable types.
(A BBC telerecording)


Presenter: Percy Thrower
Guest: John T. Warren
Speaker: Francis Hanger
Producer: John Furness

: The Smokey Club

Introduced by James Buchan.

Choosing Your Pup
with Stanley Dangerfield.

A School for Owners
with Barbara Woodhouse.

How to House-Train a Lion
with Frank Farrar.

Call Scraps Feeding!
with Newman Turner.

Family of the Month: The Chinese Kittens


Presenter/Editor: James Buchan
Editor/Item presenter (Choosing Your Pup): Stanley Dangerfield
Item presenter (A School for Owners): Barbara Woodhouse
Item presenter (How to House-Train a Lion): Frank Farrar
Item presenter (Call Scraps Feeding: Newman Turner
Director: Charles Clifford

: Children's Television

Champion, the Wonder Horse: Salted Ground'
Prospectors are secretly 'salting' the ground by firing small quantities of gold-dust into the soil, to foot investors into thinking the area is rich in gold. Ricky discovers the plot but is overpowered by the outlaws. Champion and Rebel come to the rescue and after a thrilling struggle the criminals are taken off to the sheriff.

Potts in Parovia: 4: Enter the Condors
by Desmond O'Donovan and Ingram D'Abbes.
[Starring] Humphrey Lestocq as Potts in Parovia


The Wonder Horse: Champion
Rebel, the dog: Blaze
'Ricky' North, the boy: Barry Curtis
Sandy, his uncle: Jim Bannon
Writer/Producer (Potts in Parovia): Desmond O'Donovan
Writer (Potts in Parovia): Ingram D'Abbes
Laura Mendavo: Lynette Mills
Claude Eaton-Smythe: John H. Watson
Pilot: Arthur Bentley
Carlos: Innes Hirson
Don Julio Alonso Mendavo: Arthur Goullet
Don Miguel Perrera y Quiva: Raymond Rollett
Donna Isabella: Miki Iveria
Colonel Schmidt: Walter Gotell
Mike: George Tovey
Tony Quiva: Barrie Martin
Peter Potts: Humphrey Lestocq
Marius: Harry Lane
Pedro: Trefor Jones
Jose: Edmund Warwick

: 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

See things happen!, When they happen!, Where they happen!
Join "The Man with the Mike" and BBC Television Outside Broadcast cameras at the Cafe Royal for A Party with the Stars heralding next Monday's Royal Film Performance. British film artists are hosts to stars from abroad who are in London for this annual Royal occasion.
In the Cabaret: Kitza Kazakos, Geraldo and his Orchestra
A weekly series edited by Peter Webber and Derek Burrell-Davis.


Singer: Kitza Kazakos
Musicians: Geraldo and his Orchestra
Presented by/Editor: Derek Burrell-Davis
Editor: Peter Webber

: The Other Man: Episode 2

A Francis Durbridge serial in six episodes.
[Starring] Tony Britton, Patricia Driscoll, Duncan Lamont
(Tony Britton appears by permission of British Lion Film Corporation, Ltd.)


Writer: Francis Durbridge
Designer: Roy Oxley
David Henderson: Tony Britton
James Cooper: John Kidd
Detective-Inspector Ford: Duncan Lamont
Detective-Sergeant Broderick: Victor Brooks
Roger Ford: David Tilley
Ralph Merson: Peter Copley
Billie Reynolds: Vanda Godsell
Dr. Sheldon: Jack Lambert
Katherine Walters: Patricia Driscoll
Judy: Brenda Dean
Robin Craven: Philip Guard

: Saturday Comedy Hour presents: Tess and Jim

Starring Jimmy Wheeler and Tessie O'Shea
with Ken Wilson, Charles Drake, Bryan Johnson, The Leslie Roberts Silhouettes.


Script: Sid Colin
Script: Talbot Rothwell
Orchestra directed by: Eric Robinson
Dance direction: Leslie Roberts
Designer: Douglas Smith
Producer: George Inns
Jimmy: Jimmy Wheeler
Tessie: Tessie O'Shea
[Actor]: Ken Wilson
Comedian: Charles Drake
[Actor]: Bryan Johnson
Dancers: The Leslie Roberts Silhouettes

: Find the Link

with Kenneth Horne in the chair and Carole Carr, Josephine Douglas, Bruce Seton, Eric Sykes finding the links between the challengers.
Special investigators: Pauline and Larry Forrester


Chairman: Kenneth Horne
Panellist: Carole Carr
Panellist: Josephine Douglas
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: Christopher Doll

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