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: Racing at Newbury

During the afternoon BBC Television outside broadcast cameras cover three of the principal races.

1.30 The Wyld Court Hurdle Race for four-year-olds only over two miles, 85 yards


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

: Watch with Mother: The Woodentops

For the Very Young
Stories about a family of wooden dolls who live on a farm.
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
(A BBC television film)


Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Voices: Eileen Browne
Voices: Josefina Ray
Voices: Peter Hawkins
Script and music: Maria Bird

: For the Schools: Young People at Work: 5: In Bakery and Confectionery

Bakery apprentices and crafts-men are seen at their jobs, and their training and opportunities are discussed.
Introduced by Robert Gladwell.


Presenter: Robert Gladwell
Film cameraman: Douglas Wolfe
Film editor: Jack Gold
Producer: Margaret Ross Williamson

: Stranger than Fiction

A film about the mysterious and the unusual.

: Racing at Newbury

3.0 The Evenlode Handicap Steeplechase for four-year-olds and upwards over two miles

3.30 The Horris Hill Stakes for two-year-olds only over the Round Course of seven furlongs and sixty yards


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

: Mainly for Women

Keep Fit with Eileen Fowler
A weekly series of exercises to music.
From the BBC's Midland television studio

Our Miss Pemberton: 4: Interested Parties
Written by Sheila Hodgson.
A story of life today in a small town.

(to 16.10)


Presenter (Keep Fit): Eileen Fowler
Arranged by (Keep Fit): Ann Shead
Presented by (Keep Fit): Desmond O'Leary
Writer (Our Miss Pemberton): Sheila Hodgson
Editor (Our Miss Pemberton): Philip King
Editor (Our Miss Pemberton): Falkland Cary
Producer (Our Miss Pemberton): Richard Gilbert
Geof Patterson: Terence Soall
Mary Pemberton: Margot Boyd
Mrs. Carter: Natalie Kent
Barry Hale: John Symonds
Percy Carter: Vincent Goodman

: Children's Television: The Storm Fighters

In Dover outside broadcast cameras are standing by, at sea in the life-boat 'Southern Africa,' and on shore. The life-boat and its crew are always on the alert to save the victims of the sea and this afternoon viewers join the crew on a rescue exercise.
Raymond Baxter and Bill Taylor report direct from Dover.


Reporter: Raymond Baxter
Reporter: Bill Taylor
Producer: Peter Webber
Producer: Alan Chivers

: Children's Television: Clive Dunn

Clive Dunn causes a bit of excitement.


Comedian: Clive Dunn

: Children's Television: Seeing Stars

Patrick Moore shows you how to find your way round the sky.


Presenter: Patrick Moore
Producer: Nancy Thomas

: News Headlines; Sports News; The Weather

On transmitters serving the areas:

: Tonight

Look around with Cliff Michelmore.
Sport - Music - Politics - People
Cinema - Theatre - Travel
with Derek Hart, Geoffrey Johnson Smith
and this week: Shirley Eaton and Rory McEwen
(Shirley Eaton appears by permission of the Rank Organisation)


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Reporter: Derek Hart
Reporter: Geoffrey Johnson Smith
Singer: Shirley Eaton
Singer/Guitarist: Rory McEwen
Producer: Donald Baverstock

: Canadian Television Theatre presents: The Swamp

A drama by Alfred Harris
(A telerecording presented by arrangement with the CBC)
See page 4


Writer: Alfred Harris
Producer: Mel Breen
Designer: Bill Zaharuk
Supervising Producer: Sydney Newman
Mike McLaughlin: Jack Creley
Andy: George Luscombe
Inspector: Jim Barron
Phil: Arch McDonnell

: It's Magic

David Nixon says It's Magic and introduces a thirty-minute mixture of mystery and music with Helaug and Company, Devano, Sheila Holt and a panel of well-known guests to see fair play.


Presenter/magician: David Nixon
Performers: Helaug and Company
Magician: Devano
Assistant: Sheila Holt
Orchestra director: George Clouston
Orchestrations: Alan Bristow
Producer: Graeme Muir

: Nicholas Nickleby: Episode 2

by Charles Dickens
Adapted for television by Vincent Tilsley

In which Nicholas suffers equally from the hatred of Mr. Squeers and the love of his daughter; and in which he and Smike, having taken a dramatic leave of Dotheboys Hall, set out to try the world.


Author: Charles Dickens
Adapted by: Vincent Tilsley
Director: Eric Tayler
Designer: Stephen Bundy
Producer: Douglas Allen
Mrs. Squeers: Fay Compton
Wackford Squeers: Esmond Knight
Nicholas Nickleby: William Russell
Cobbey: George Howell
Master: Wackford Squeers
Graymarsh: Jonathan Margetts
Mobbs: Steve Graham
Bolder: Patrick Arnold
Tompkins: Ricky Chambers
Miss Fanny Squeers: Rosalind Knight
Smike: Brian Peck
Matilda Price: Sheila Ballantine
John Browdie: Brian Rawlinson
Miss Knag: Daphne Newton
Kate Nickleby: Jennifer Wilson
Madame Mantalini: Fabia Drake
An old Lord: John Baskcomb
A young lady customer: Claire Pollock
Lady assistant: Yvonne Hills
Lady assistant: Jill Tilsley
Lady assistant: Lucy Young
Lady assistant: Barbara Bolton

: First Hand: 8: Airships

Reporter, Peter West
With film, photographs, and eye-witness accounts, Peter West tells the story of lighter-than-air dirigibles, from the early pioneers and the little non-rigid coastals which never lost a ship in convoy, to the vast Zeppelins, the largest craft that ever flew, which carried passengers regularly across the Atlantic long before any aeroplane could.


Reporter: Peter West
Research: Lord Ventry
Film Editor: Leslie Robertson
Producer: Nancy Thomas
Producer: Paul Johnstone

: Be Soon: Episode 1: The Lodger

Hylda Baker says Be Soon and invites you to meet her friends and neighbours including Guy Middleton, Glen Melvyn and Cynthia.
From the BBC's North of England television studios
See page 11


Script: Jack Bradley
Script: Ray Davies
Designer: Kenneth Lawson
Producer: Barney Colehan
Hylda: Hylda Baker
Cynthia: Guy Middleton
[Actor]: Glen Melvyn

: Press Conference

People who make the news face questions from the people who write the news.


Presented by: Hugh Burnett

: Those Beverley Sisters

will be with you for the next twenty minutes.
Accompanied by Malcolm Lockyer and his Music.
Their guest, George Martin


Singers: The Beverley Sisters
Musicians: Malcolm Lockyer and his Music
Comedian/guest: George Martin
Additional material: Eric Merriman
Presented by: Ronald Marsh

: Hey, Jeannie!: The Proprietor

[Starring] Jeannie Carson in the comedy film series Hey, Jeannie!


Jeannie MacLennan: Jeannie Carson

: News Summary

followed by Weather and Close Down

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