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: Racing at Newbury

Television Outside Broadcast cameras cover three of this afternoon's principal races.

: Racing at Newbury: Compton Handicap

over one mile and five furlongs
Commentators: Peter O'Sullevan and Clive Graham of the Daily Express


Commentator: Peter O'Sullevan
Commentator: Clive Graham
Presented for television by: Dennis Monger

: Mainly for Women presents: Keep Fit with Eileen Fowler

A weekly series of exercises to music.
From the BBC's Midland television studio

A pamphlet giving notes on these exercises (price 9d.) and a folder for Women's Television Notes (Price 2s.) may be obtained, post free, from [address removed]


Exerciser: Eileen Fowler
Arranged by: Ann Shead
Presented by: Desmond O'Leary

: Watch with Mother: The Woodentops

For the Very Young
(A BBC Television Film)
(to 16.05)

: Children's Television presents: Rex Milligan: 2: The Unexploded Rumour

by Anthony Buckeridge

(A BBC telerecording of the broadcast on April 22, 1956)


Writer: Anthony Buckeridge
Producer: Pharic Maclaren
Film Cameraman: David Prosser
Film Editor: John Pullen
Rex Milligan: Paul Streather
Jigger Johnson: Anthony Bryant
J.O. Stagg: Anthony Valentine
Alfie Cutforth: William Simonds
Spikey Andrews: Wilfrid Downing
Bubblegum Tucker: Melvyn Hayes
Mr. Milligan: Anthony Marlowe
Mr. Hunter, Headmaster of Sheldrake Grammar: Anthony Sharp
Policeman: Peter Welch
Also taking part: Ivan Davis
Also taking part: Roger Page
Also taking part: James Warren
Also taking part: Graham Pyle
Also taking part: David Higson
Also taking part: Christopher Sanford

: Children's Television: Invitation to Explore: Culzean Castle

Some Ayrshire children are spending an afternoon at this lovely castle on a cliff near their home town. Robert Dunnett and Iain Cuthbertson join the children and take part in an exploration.
They also hear a short musical entertainment in one of the apartments of the castle.
The singer, Leonard Thomson with a string ensemble from Ayr Academy.

(The programme is televised by courtesy of the National Trust of Scotland)


Presenter: Robert Dunnett
Presenter: Iain Cuthbertson
Singer: Leonard Thomson
Director: David Pat Walker
Producer: Kathleen Garscadden

: Tonight

Look around with Cliff Michelmore.
Sport - Music - People - Politics
Travel - Theatre - Cinema


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore

: Gardening Club

A weekly date for enthusiasts to meet Percy Thrower and his gardening friends.
This week Percy Thrower demonstrates the spraying of fruit trees and in the greenhouse sows the seed of cucumbers and melons.
His guest today is Arthur Billitt who, at viewers' request, makes another visit to Gardening Club to give further advice on the ring culture method for tomatoes which can also be applied to carnations.


Presenter: Percy Thrower
Guest: Arthur Billitt
Producer: John Furness

: The Grove Family: Lease and Let Live


Script: Ada Kay
Based on the series devised by: Michael Pertwee
Based on the series devised by: Roland Pertwee
Director: Richard West
Producer: John Warrington
Mr. Grove: Edward Evans
Mrs. Grove: Ruth Dunning
Pat: Carole Mowlam
Jack: Peter Bryant
Daphne: Margaret Downs
Lennie: Christopher Beeny
Gran: Nancy Roberts
Mr. Rawlinson: Alfred Hoffman
Mrs. Rawlinson: Peggyann Clifford
Mr. Crichton-Evans: Richard Bebb
Mrs. Crichton-Evans: Diana Chesney
Mr. Willoughby: Peter Gray
Mrs. Willoughby: Rowena Gregory
Miss Wiley-Pilmore: Juno Stevas

: Armand and Michaela Denis: On Safari

The last programme in this series on animal life in Africa.


Presenter/presented by: Armand Denis
Presenter: Michaela Denis

: A-Z: N

Alan Melville takes you from A-Z through the world of entertainment.
The programme based on the A.B.C. of Show Business by Wolf Mankowitz.
This week's letter 'N' includes:
Anna Neagle, Joy Nichols, David Nixon, Beverley Nichols, Max Nesbitt and Harry Nesbitt.
The music of Ray Noble and an Ivor Novello Medley featuring Vanessa Lee, Denis Martin and the Dancers


Presenter: Alan Melville
Author (A.B.C. of Show Business): Wolf Mankowitz
Interviewee: Anna Neagle
Performer: Joy Nichols
Magician/interviewee: David Nixon
Interviewee: Beverley Nichols
Singer: Max Nesbitt
Singer: Harry Nesbitt
Composer: Ray Noble
Singer (Ivor Novello Medley): Vanessa Lee
Singer (Ivor Novello Medley): Denis Martin
Choreography: Paddy Stone
Orchestra directed by: Eric Robinson
Research: W. Macqueen-Pope
Research: Peter Noble
Compiled by: Ken Smith
Producer: Bryan Sears

: Report from America: Old Folk

A picture of the problems of old age in the United States.
Produced and directed for the British Broadcasting Corporation and for the United States Information Agency by Don Cash.


Narrator: Jack Chancellor
Producer/director: Don Cash

: Sportsview Special: Real Madrid v. Manchester United

Sportsview's film report from Madrid of yesterday's semi-final match for the European Cup. Commentator in Madrid, Kenneth Wolstenholme


Commentator: Kenneth Wolstenholme
Presented by: Ronnie Noble

: Canadian Television Theatre: The Witness

by Melwyn Breen.
(A telerecording presented by arrangement with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation)


Writer: Melwyn Breen
Producer: W.T. Kotcheff
Designer: Edgar Krumins
Supervising Producer: Sydney Newman
Joy-Pop: Douglas Rain
Alfie: James Doohan
Jimmy: Rex Hagon
Jimmy's mother: Aileen Seaton
Policeman: Alan Chrysler
Policeman: Tom Harvey

: Grace O'Connor

A programme of songs.


Singer: Grace O'Connor
Presented by: Charles R. Rogers

: Science in Britain

by Sir Edward Appleton F.R.S., Principal and Vice-Chancellor, University of Edinburgh.
In his Reith Lectures recently Sir Edward Appleton talked about our national need of Science. This film programme shows how the scientist is tackling this problem.
See page 6


Presenter: Sir Edward Appleton
Photography: A.A. Englander, F.R.P.S.
Editor: Alfred Chapman
Producer: Harry Hoggan

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