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: Racing from Cheltenham: The Gold Cup Meeting

2.30 Cotswold Steeplechase over two miles

3.10 National Hunt Steeplechase over four miles

3.50 National Hunt Handicap Steeplechase over three miles

Clive Graham identifies the horses and jockeys in the paddock before each race.


Commentator: Peter O'Sullevan
Paddock Commentator: Clive Graham

: Mainly for Women: Quick and Easy Dressmaking: 12: A Shirt of Wool, Chiffon, or Tie Silk

A French design filmed by Radiodiffusion-Television Francaise.
Demonstrated by Diana Crutchley.
Instructions for making all the garments described in these programmes are contained in a pamphlet "Quick and Easy Dressmaking" (9d.). Photographs of the garments are published separately, also at 9d. A folder (2s.) is available to hold these and later pamphlets on other subjects. All these can be obtained from [address removed].


Dressmaker/presenter: 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: Playbox

Eamonn Andrews opens the Playbox and his young assistants join in the games including:
Inter-Regional Quiz League: Round 2: Cardiff
Johnny Morris "The Hot Chestnut Man" drops in for a chat


Presenter: Eamonn Andrews
The Hot Chestnut Man: Johnny Morris
Drawings: Tony Hart
Director: Vere Lorrimer
Producer: Cliff Michelmore

: Tonight

A topical programme introduced by Cliff Michelmore.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore

: The Other Man: Episode 4

A Francis Durbridge serial in six episodes.
[Starring] Tony Britton, Patricia Driscoll, Duncan Lamont, in a second showing of The Other Man
(A BBC telerecording)

Rocello, the Italian found murdered on the houseboat, has been revealed as "the first of the frogmen", and the note conveying this information to Craven, the reporter, was in the handwriting of David Henderson, the house-master already under suspicion by the police. Now Billie Reynolds, the girl who lived on a neighbouring houseboat, and whom Henderson visited, is missing. Her spiv half-brother Chris is worried. So are the police...


Writer: Francis Durbridge
Producer: Alan Bromly
Detective-Inspector Ford: Duncan Lamont
Detective-Sergeant Broderick: Victor Brooks
Ralph Merson: Peter Copley
P.C. Sanders: Ronald Baddiley
David Henderson: Tony Britton
Judy: Brenda Dean
Katherine Walters: Patricia Driscoll
Dr. Sheldon: Jack Lambert
Mrs. Williams: Brenda Cowling
Chris Reynolds: Ian Whittaker
Maria Rocello: Marla Landi
Robin Craven: Philip Guard
James Cooper: John Kidd

: The Grove Family: Business As Usual

Script by Richard Wade based on the series devised by Michael and Roland Pertwee.


Script: Richard Wade
Series deviser: Michael Pertwee
Series deviser: Roland Pertwee
Director: Richard West
Producer: John Warrington
Mr. Grove: Edward Evans
Pat: Carole Mowlam
Jack: Peter Bryant
Daphne: Margaret Downs
Lennie: Christopher Beeny
Gran: Nancy Roberts
Miss Jones: Nan Braunton
Mr. Johnson: Fred Ferris
Mr. Gribble: John Schlesinger
Police Sergeant: Anthony Sagar

: Look: The Lion and the Waterhole

A series of wild-life programmes.
Mervyn Cowie, Director of the Royal National Parks of Kenya, talks about the hazards of existence for animals in Africa today and the significance of waterholes in relation to their movements.
(A BBC Film)


Presenter: Mervyn Cowie
Producer: Tony Soper

: Call Boy

Jimmy Clitheroe as the Call Boy in your Northern Television Music-Hall assists Eddie Leslie as the Stage Manager and Herbert Smith as the Stage-Door Keeper to present:
Alma Cogan, Saveen and Daisy May, Harry Bailey, Bob and Alf Pearson, Gary Miller, George Betton, Matt Innes, The Hindley Taylor Singers, The Shelagh Elliott-Clarke Dancers, Augmented BBC Northern Dance Orchestra.
From the Playhouse Theatre, Manchester


Call Boy: Jimmy Clitheroe
Stage Manager: Eddie Leslie
Stage-Door Keeper: Herbert Smith
Singer: Alma Cogan
Ventriloquist: Saveen
Comedian: Harry Bailey
Singer: Bob Pearson
Singer: Alf Pearson
Singer: Gary Miller
Comedian: George Betton
Performer: Matt Innes
Singers: The Hindley Taylor Singers
Dancers: The Shelagh Elliott-Clarke Dancers
Musicians: Augmented BBC Northern Dance Orchestra
Musical director: Alyn Ainsworth
Orchestrations: Alan Roper
Designer: Edward Delaney
Producer: Ronnie Taylor
Film sequences - Director: Roy Harris
Film sequences - Cameraman: Gerry Pullen
Film sequences - Editor: Donald James

: Sportsview

Introduced by Peter Dimmock.
News, views, and personalities from the world of sport.
Tonight's special item:
Joe Davis challenges all snooker players
See above and page 4


Presenter: Peter Dimmock
Snooker player: Joe Davis
Editor: Paul Fox
Editor: Ronnie Noble
Presented by: Bryan Cowgill

: The Burns and Allen Show: George's Next Wife

[Starring] George Burns and Gracie Allen in the film George's Next Wife


Himself: George Burns
Herself: Gracie Allen

: The Film That Never Was

Written by Rex Edwards.
The story of a film that could never be made.
Lex Hornsby introduces it and explains some of the reasons why.
Produced by James Carr for World Wide Pictures.


Presenter: Lex Hornsby
Writer: Rex Edwards
Director: Paul Dickson
Producer: James Carr

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