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: Racing at Cheltenham

2.15 The Hennessy Gold Cup
A new handicap steeplechase over three miles and one furlong for five-year-olds and upwards
For a prize of 5,000 sovereigns
2.45 Lansdown Four Years Old Hurdle over two miles
3.15 Gloucester Handicap Hurdle over three miles

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


Commentator: Peter O'Sullevan
Paddock commentator: Clive Graham
Presented for television by: Barrie Edgar

: Sundown

[Starring] George Sanders, Bruce Cabot and Gene Tierney in the film Sundown
A fast-moving story of romance and adventure set against an exciting and colourful African background.


Coombes: George Sanders
William Crawford: Bruce Cabot
Zia: Gene Tierney

: Children's Television presents: The Lone Ranger - Greed for Gold

A body with a knife in its back, a single spur lying in the dust, a secret panel in the wall-these are the clues that Lone Ranger and Tonto must follow if they are themselves to escape the charge of murder!


Lone Ranger: Clayton Moore
Tonto: Jay Silverheels

: Children's Television: Meeting People

Introduced by your host, Robert Gladwell.


Presenter: Robert Gladwell

: Children's Television: Thunder in the West: 6: For King and Monmouth

The adventures of a young Royalist during Monmouth's Rebellion.
Written in six parts by Constance Cox.


Writer: Constance Cox
Producer: Desmond O'Donovan
Film cameraman: Leonard Newson
Film editor: Ron de Mattos
Designer: Laurence Broadhouse
Mr Drummond: Joseph O'Conor
The Duke of Monmouth: John Westbrook
Sarah Drummond: Barbara Brown
Anthony Drummond: Barry Foster
Simon Woodall: Meadows White
Mrs Drummond: Hilary Mason
Nicholas Turnbull: Michael Meacham
Jonathan Carey: John Forrest
Gentleman in Waiting: John H. Watson
King James II: Desmond Llewellyn
Landlady: Anna Burden

: Today's Sport

Kenneth Wolstenholme gives today's major sports results.


Presenter: Kenneth Wolstenholme

: Six-Five Special

From the Two I's Coffee Bar, Old Compton Street, London with Josephine Douglas and Pete Murray introducing among others Freddie Mills, Don Lang and his Frantic Five, Lucille Mapp, The King Brothers, Mike and Bernie Winters, Charles McDevitt and his Skiffle Group with Shirley Douglas, The Worried Men, Wee Willy Harris
Disc Spot of the Week: Terry Dene in an excerpt from "The Golden Disc" by permission of Butchers Film Distributors, Ltd.


Presenter: Josephine Douglas
Presenter: Pete Murray
Performer: Freddie Mills
Musicians: Don Lang and his Frantic Five
Singer: Lucille Mapp
Singers: The King Brothers
Comedians: Mike and Bernie Winters
Musicians: Charles McDevitt and his Skiffle Group
Singer (Charles McDevitt and his Skiffle Group): Shirley Douglas
Musicians: The Worried Men
Singer: Wee Willy Harris
Script: Trevor Peacock
Producer: Jack Good

: News Summary

: Wells Fargo: The Kid

Adventures of the famous Western Stagecoach Service.
[Starring] Dale Robertson

All the evidence is against young Ted Cameron, a Wells Fargo employee accused of murder. But Jim Hardie believes in his innocence and turns lawyer.


Jim Hardie: Dale Robertson

: Dixon of Dock Green: Bosco and Bosco

Stories of a London policeman by Ted Willis.
[Starring] Jack Warner as Dixon of Dock Green


Writer: Ted Willis
Script associate: Rex Edwards
Designer: Fanny Taylor
Production: Douglas Moodie
P. C. George Dixon: Jack Warner
Joe Bosco: Douglas Young
Bella Bosco: Nan Kenway
Mary: Jeannette Hutchinson
Andy Crawford C. I. D.: Peter Byrne
Sergeant Flint: Arthur Rigby
P. C. Bob Penney: Anthony Parker
Sgt Grace Millard: Moira Mannion
Jerry Turner: Warren Hearnden
Prendegast: Charles Brodie
Forbes: Owen Berry

: The Saturday Show presents: The Second International Festival of Music-Hall

in which, by land, sea, and air, the BBC brings you artists from all over the world to the stage of the Television Theatre, London including
Mimmo, Italy's foremost comedian making his first British television appearance
Colette Marchand from France, International star of ballet and film
Los Chilenos with the fabulous rhythms of South America
Nati Mistral, The fascinating Spanish singer and dancer
The Elfys, Sensational balancing act from Argentina
and The Trio Gipsys, Spectacular Romany acrobats


Comedian: Mimmo
Dancer: Colette Marchand
Musicians: Los Chilenos
Singer/dancer: Nati Mistral
Balancing act: The Elfys
Acrobatics: The Trio Gipsys
Orchestra director: Eric Robinson
Designer: Tony Abbott
Producer: Bryan Sears

: What's My Line?

Television's most popular panel game with Isobel Barnett, Barbara Kelly, Gilbert Harding, David Nixon.
In the chair: Eamonn Andrews


Panellist: Isobel Barnett
Panellist: Barbara Kelly
Panellist: Gilbert Harding
Panellist: David Nixon
Chairman: Eamonn Andrews
Presented by: Harry Carlisle

: The Phil Silvers Show: Platoon in the Movies

[Starring] Phil Silvers as Sergeant Bilko

Bilko's platoon is cast for a training film on the care and maintenance of the sparking plug. He takes over the production and it becomes a motor pool musical.


Sergeant Bilko: Phil Silvers

: Sports Special

Sportsview film cameras bring you today's sport tonight.
Introduced by Kenneth Wolstenholme.


Presenter: Kenneth Wolstenholme
Editor: Paul Fox
Editor: Ronnie Noble
Presented by: Tom Millett

: News

: The Sky at Night

Patrick Moore shows what to look for in the sky during the coming month and gives, with Reginald Edds and A. H. Degenhardt , a preview of Britain's first Planetarium.
See page 5
A regular monthly series.
Followed by Weather and Close Down


Presenter: Patrick Moore
Guest: Reginald Edds
Guest: A. H. Degenhardt
Presented by: Nancy Thomas

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