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: Racing at Newmarket

BBC Television Outside Broadcast cameras visit Newmarket racecourse on the last day of the Houghton Meeting.

2.0 The Moulton Stakes over 5 furlongs

2.30 The Fillies' October Handicap Stakes over 11 miles

3.0 The Jockey Club Cup over 21 miles

Clive Graham identifies the horses and jockeys in the Parade Ring.


Commentator: Peter O'Sullevan
Commentator: Tony Cooke
Parade ring commentator: Clive Graham
Presented for television by: John Vernon

: Mainly for Women

About the Home

Backyard Poultry-Keeping: 2 - The Rearing of Chicks
M. K. Nimmo Smith, Manager of a Poultry Experimental Station in Oxfordshire, shows some of the most suitable forms of equipment for bringing up young birds.

The Season's Best
Frances Perry shows the best values for this month in fruit, flowers, and vegetables.

Introduced by Joan Gilbert.

The Northern Scene
Women in social work in the North discuss the job they do, their training, and the people they meet.
Introduced by Rosalie Williams.
From the BBC's North of England studios


Item presenter (Backyard Poultry-Keeping): M. K. Nimmo Smith
Item presenter (The Season's Best): Frances Perry
Presenter (About the Home): Joan Gilbert
Producer (About the Home): Ann Shead
Presenter (The Northern Scene): Rosalie Williams
Arranged by (The Northern Scene): Gwen Pain
Director (The Northern Scene): Charles Farmer

: Watch with Mother: Rag, Tag, and Bobtail

David Enders tells the story.
Sam and Elizabeth Williams make the pictures
(A BBC Television Film)
(to 16.00)


Narrator: David Enders
Pictures: Sam Williams
Pictures: Elizabeth Williams
Script: Louise Cochrane

: Children's Television

Peter's Troubles
with Peter Butterworth.

Men of the Desert: 2
Michael Ross draws some more people he met in the Sahara.

Country Close-Up
The November edition of a monthly series of programmes about the countryside.

Junior Sportsview
Introduced by Cliff Michelmore.
A fortnightly series of programmes presenting news and views from the world of sport.

(to 18.00)


Comedian (Peter's Troubles): Peter Butterworth
Presenter/artist (Men of the Desert): Michael Ross
Written, photographed, and narrated by (Country Close-Up): Ion Trant
Presenter (Junior Sportsview): Cliff Michelmore
Editor (Junior Sportsview): Paul Fox
Editor (Junior Sportsview): Ronnie Noble
Presented by (Junior Sportsview): Bryan Cowgill

: Highlight

People, events, comments of today.
Introduced by Cliff Michelmore.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore

: Thursday Clinic

The last of three BBC Television Outside Broadcast visits to St. Mary's Hospital, Paddington, London.


Producer: Bill Duncalf

: Whack-O!

Written by Frank Muir and Denis Norden.
Six of the best at an old-established seat of learning.
[Starring] Professor Jimmy Edwards


Writer: Frank Muir
Writer: Denis Norden
Incidental music composed and conducted by: Alan Yates
Production: Douglas Moodie
Chiselbury: School Teaching Staff -
Headmaster: Jimmy Edwards
Oliver Pettigrew, Assistant Head master: Arthur Howard
F.D. Price-Whittaker, English Literature: Kenneth Cope
G.D. St. J. Dinwiddie, Latin and Greek: John Garside
L.B. Hackett, Higher Mathematics: Arthur Bush
R.D. Spelthorne, Lower Mathematics: Tony Sympson
S.A. Smallpiece, Geography: Norman Bird
M. Aristide Beaumarie, Modern Languages: Victor Baring
Matron: Barbara Archer

: The Wayward Saint

by Paul Vincent Carroll.
[Starring] Liam Redmond and Micheal MacLiammoir
The action of the play takes place In Canon Daniel McCooey's Presbytery in the little village of Kilkevin near the Northern Irish border. The time is the present
See facing page


Writer: Paul Vincent Carroll
Dances arranged by: Michel de Lutry
Incidental music: Tom McCall
Designer: James Bould
Producer: John Jacobs
Miss Killicat: Peggy Marshall
Canon Daniel McCooey: Liam Redmond
His Lordship, the Bishop of Oriel: William Sherwood
Maura: Helena Hughes
Peadar the Puck: Noel Purcell
Baron Nicholas de Balbus: Micheal MacLiammoir
Sabena: Domini Callaghan
Serena: Sheila Nelson
Salambo: Gerald Cross
Martyn McDara: Larry Burns
Joe: Don Tasker

: Animal, Vegetable, Mineral?

from Leiden in Holland.
For the first time the programme is televised from the Continent.
The Challengers: State Museum of Archaeology and Museum of Ethnology, Leiden
The Experts:
Geoffrey Bushnell, Curator, University Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Cambridge
Philip Corder, Assistant Secretary, Society of Antiquaries
Mrs. Guda van Giffen-Duyvis
Chairman, Glyn Daniel
(Televised from the Museum of Ethnology in Leiden by courtesy of the Dutch Television Service)
See facing page


Expert: Geoffrey Bushnell
Expert: Philip Corder
Expert: Guda van Giffen-Duyvis
Chairman: Glyn Daniel
Presented by: Nancy Thomas

: Luis Del Parana and his Trio Los Paraguayos

A programme of South American music.
(Luis del Parana and his Trio Los Paraguayos appear by arrangement with the Management of the Savoy Hotel, Ltd.)

Followed by The Weather; Road Works Report and Close Down


Musicians: Luis Del Parana and his Trio Los Paraguayos
Presented by: Patricia Foy

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