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: Racing at Manchester

Three of this afternoon's principal events, including the last major flat race handicap of the season.

1.15 The Pathfinder Steeplechase over 2 miles

1.55 The November Handicap over 11/2 miles

2.30 The Emblem Steeplechase over 3 miles

Commentator, Peter O'Sullevan with Clive Graham at the parade ring.


Commentator: Peter O'Sullevan
Parade ring commentator: Clive Graham
Presented for television by: Ray Lakeland

: Gardening Club

Percy Thrower shows some essential garden tools and talks about their uses
For the smaller garden he suggests shrubs that do well in most soils and demonstrates the correct method of planting.
Seasonal work includes the care of cool greenhouse plants for spring flowering.
(A BBC telerecording)


Presenter: Percy Thrower
Producer: John Furness

: My Son Alone

A film directed by William McGann.
After the American Civil War the advent of the railroad seemed to some cattle
ranchers to be a threat of disaster rather than a promise of development. This is the story of one man who tried to impede the march of progress.


Director: William McGann
Dan Taylor: Richard Dix
Dominique Beauchard: Leo Carrillo
Paxton Bryce: Preston Foster
Abby Taylor: Frances Gifford
Paxton Bryce, Jnr: Merrill Guy Rodin

: The Smokey Club

Introduced by James Buchan.

Choosing Your Pup
with Stanley Dangerfield.

Handling the Problem Dog
with Barbara Woodhouse.

Understanding Big Cats
with Alex Kerr.

Pick of the Post-bag


Presenter/Editor: James Buchan
Editor/Item presenter (Choosing Your Pup): Stanley Dangerfield
Item presenter (Handling the Problem Dog): Barbara Woodhouse
Item presenter (Understanding Big Cats): Alex Kerr
Director: Charles Clifford

: Children's Television presents: The Cisco Kid: Buckboard Battle

There is laughter on the range when Cisco and Pancho hire themselves out as bodyguards to a wealthy rancher. Everyone double-crosses everyone - but what happens when a double-crosser double-crosses a double-crosser? Join Cisco on the laughter trail and find out!

: Children's Television: The Appleyards: Autumn Leaves

by Freda Lingstrom
See page 8


Writer: Freda Lingstrom
Film Cameraman: Charles Parnall
Film Editor: Ron de Mattos
Designer: Roy Smith
Producer: Kevin Sheldon
Mum: Constance Fraser
Dad: Douglas Muir
Tommy: Derek Rowe
Margaret: Carole Olver
The Principal: Reginald Green
Other parts played by: Avril Leslie
Other parts played by: Geoffrey Atkins
Other parts played by: Elsie Arnold
Other parts played by: Edwin Brown
Other parts played by: Glenna Wilson
Other parts played by: Owen Barry
Other parts played by: George Tovey
Other parts played by: Fiona Thomson

: 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: Joyce Bullen
Assistant producer: Joyce Bullen

: Saturday-Night Out

"The Man with the Mike" and BBC Television Outside Broadcast cameras invite you to
See things happen!, When they happen!, Where they happen!
A weekly series edited by Peter Webber and Derek Burrell-Davis.


Presented by: Robin Scott
Editor: Peter Webber
Editor: Derek Burrell-Davis

: The Other Man: Episode 5

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


Writer: Francis Durbridge
Producer: Alan Bromly
Designer: Roy Oxley
David Henderson: Tony Britton
Maria Rocello: Marla Landi
Det.-Insp. Ford: Duncan Lamont
Dr. Sheldon: Jack Lambert
Det.-Sgt. Broderick: Victor Brooks
P.C. Sanders: Ronald Baddiley
Robin Craven: Philip Guard
Katherine Walters: Patricia Driscoll
Judy: Brenda Dean
Harry Vincent: John Arnatt
Ralph Merson: Peter Copley
Mrs. Williams: Brenda Cowling

: Saturday Comedy Hour: The Dave King Show

[Starring] Dave King
with Lenny the Lion with Terry Hall, The Mackell Twins, Jimmy Lee, Vi Riscoe, The Show Dancers, The George Mitchell Singers.
(Terry Hall is appearing at the Eve Club, London)


Comedian: Dave King
Ventriloquist: Terry Hall
Dancers: The Mackell Twins
Performer: Jimmy Lee
Performer: Vi Riscoe
Dancers: The Show Dancers
Dance direction: Ernest Maxin
Singers: The George Mitchell Singers
Orchestra conducted by: George Clouston
Musical Associate: Bill Snaith
Script: S.C. Green
Script: R.M. Hills
Designer: Tony Abbott
Producer: Ernest Maxin

: Find the Link

with Kenneth Horne in the chair and Carole Carr, Josephine Douglas, Bruce Seton, Eric Sykes.
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:
Air Vice-Marshal D. C. T. Bennett, C.B., C.B.E., D.S.O., Thorley Walters, Barbara Cartland and a guest.


Chairman: Robert MacDermot
Panellist: Air Vice-Marshal D. C. T. Bennett
Panellist: Thorley Walters
Panellist: Barbara Cartland
Devised by: George Margo
Presented by: Christopher Doll

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