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: Watch with Mother: Picture Book

For the very young
Vera McKechnie turns the pages and shows you how to make paper flags.
You need paper, thin sticks, paints, and glue
BBC film
(to 11.00)


Presenter: Vera McKechnie
Editor: Maria Bird
Producer: Freda Lingstrom

: Headline News

: Bank Holiday Grandstand

including Boxing, Racing, Swimming, Athletics
See panel

1.0 to 5.15
Introduced by David Coleman

Boxing In America at 1.10
Luis Rodriguez v. Holly Mims
A 10-round middleweight bout held in Madison Square Garden, New York
(A recording of the Gillette 'Fight of the Week')

Racing from Kempton Park
1.45 Polar Star Selling Handicap (over 1 mile)
2.15 Coventry Three-Year-Old Stakes (over 1 mile)
2.55 Queen's Prize Handicap (over 2 miles)
3.30 1,000 Guineas Trial Stakes (over 7 furlongs)

Swimming from Felling Baths, Gateshead at 2.20 and 3.35
Gt. Britain International Trials

Athletics from Wembley Pool from 3.0
A.A.A. and W.A.A.A. Indoor Championships (Organised by the A.A.A. and the W.A.A.A. in conjunction with the Daily Herald

Sports Results and News Service at 4.50
Racing summaries
Classified football results
Rugby Union and Rugby League results


Presenter: David Coleman
Presented by: Richard Tilling
Editor: Cliff Morgan
Boxer: Luis Rodriguez
Boxer: Holly Mims
Commentator (Boxing): Don Dunphy
Commentator (Racing): Peter O'Sullevan
Commentator (Racing): Clive Graham
Television Presentation (Racing): Dennis Monger
Commentator (Swimming): Alun Williams
Commentator (Swimming): Harry Walker
Television Presentation (Swimming): Ray Lakeland
Commentator (Athletics): Max Robertson
Commentator (Athletics): Norris McWhirter
Television Presentation: Bill Wright

: The Hoot'nanny Show

The Corrie Folk Trio and Paddie Bell, The Ian Campbell Folk Group, Jenny Johnson,
Brett Stevens, Julie Felix


Band: The Corrie Folk Trio and Paddie Bell
Musicians: The Ian Campbell Folk Group
Singer: Jenny Johnson
Singer: Brett Stevens
Singer: Julie Felix
Director: David Bell
Producer: Travers Thorneloe
Producer: W. Gordon Smith

: The Magic Bicycle

Children in Copenhagen travel on the opposite side of the road from us. Usually they ride their bicycles well, but this is what happens when a bicycle is badly treated. It's a magic bicycle, too!
Commentary spoken by Peter Hawkins.
Previously shown on February 4


Narrator: Peter Hawkins
Presented by: Peggy Miller

: This Is Your Life - Donald Duck

You were born squawking and haven't stopped yet.
Jiminy Cricket introduces his subject, but Donald Duck is as unpredictable as ever.

: Billy Smart's Circus

Under Europe's Biggest Big Top
An eggstraordinary Easter Eggstravaganza presenting the best in eggspertise.
Introduced by Harry Towb The Voice of the Egg
with Miss Cherrie Butlin Guest Ringmistress
Italy's King of Clowns, Tino Zacchini

India's Prince of Shadows, Prasanna Rao
accompanied by Edward Rubach


Menyus, The Clown on the Flying Trapeze
with the Four Flying Lunasz

Marion's Chimpanzees

The Trio Martini - Wire-walking to an incredible climax.

The De Riaz Flight - Acrobatics at the peak of the Big Top.

Spuggy and his Sausage Machine

The Doves of Desi - From Rome, a cloud of white birds.

Clown into Space - Which explains the hole in the canvas.

Ria and Romes - From Budapest, the originators of acrobatics on the high-speed revolving pole.

Billy Smart Jr. presents his new Fifteen-Elephant Finale

The Mike Sammes Singers

(Billy Smart's Touring Show is appearing at Sheffield)
See page 21


Presenter: Harry Towb
Guest ringmistress: Miss Cherrie Butlin
Clown: Tino Zacchini
Performer: Prasanna Rao
Pianist/Accompanied by: Edward Rubach
Clown: Menyus
Trapeze artists: the Four Flying Lunasz
Performers: Marion's Chimpanzees
Wire-walkers: The Trio Martini
Acrobatics: Ria and Romes
Performer: Billy Smart Jr.
Singers: The Mike Sammes Singers
Ringmaster,: A. Delbosq
Musical Director: Jack Ansell
Circus Presentation: Ronnie Smart
Circus Presentation: David Smart
Producer: Derek Burrell-Davis

Blog post that mentions this programme:

Easter treats 25 March 2016

: The Lucy Show: Viv Moves Out

A comedy film series of family life with never a dull moment.
Starring Lucille Ball
with Vivian Vance, Gale Gordon, Candy Moore, Jimmy Garrett, Ralph Hart

After a difference of opinion.... Viv Moves Out ...and Lucy jumps straight out of the frying pan into the fire!


Lucy Carmichael: Lucille Ball
Vivian Bagley: Vivian Vance
Mr. Theodore J. Mooney: Gale Gordon
Chris Carmichael: Candy Moore
Jerry Carmichael: Jimmy Garrett
Sherman Bagley: Ralph Hart

: Panorama

The Window on the World
Introduced by Richard Dimbleby with reports on People - Places - Problems in the news from Panorama's regular team of commentators Robin Day and Michael Barratt, Michael Charlton, Roderick MacFarquhar, John Morgan.


Presenter: Richard Dimbleby
Reporter: Robin Day
Reporter: Michael Barratt
Reporter: Michael Charlton
Reporter: Roderick MacFarquhar
Reporter: John Morgan
Associate Producer: Richard Francis
Assistant Editor: Christopher Ralling
Editor: David Wheeler

: The News

: Detective: The Moving Toyshop

Rupert Davies as Maigret introduces:
Professor Gervase Fen played by Richard Wordsworth in Edmund Crispin's "The Moving Toyshop", adapted by John Hopkins.

A poet finds a body in a toyshop. But when he returns with the police next morning, the body has disappeared... and so has the toyshop.


Author: Edmund Crispin
Adapted by: John Hopkins
"Detective" theme music composed by: John Addison
Incidental Music: Max Harris
Script Editor: Max Marquis
Script Editor: John Gould
Designer: Margaret Peacock
Producer: David Goddard
Director: Shaun Sutton
Maigret (introduction): Rupert Davies
Richard Cadogan: John Wood
Erwin Spode: Brian Oulton
C.I.D. Sergeant: Ivor Salter
Gervase Fen: Richard Wordsworth
Grocer: Philip Ray
Mrs Wheatley: Enid Lindsey
Rosseter: Derek Francis
Publican: Christopher Hodge
George Sharman: Philip Latham
Hoskins: Nicholas Pennell
Sally Carstairs: Suzan Farmer
Miss Winkworth: Barbara Couper
Dr. Havering: Graham Crowden
Shop assistant: Sandra Barry
Miss Tardy: Amy Dalby

: National Ballroom Queen Contest

Come Dancing tonight at the grand finals of this annual event at the Lyceum in the Strand, London.
Introduced by Peter West with Judith Chalmers.
Latin-American Demonstration by Bob Burgess and Doreen Freeman
and featuring the 'last chance' heat in the Evening News Old-Time Amateur Championships.
Dancing to the music of Denny Boyce and his Orchestra
See page 21


Presenter: Peter West
Presenter: Judith Chalmers
Dancer: Bob Burgess
Dancer: Doreen Freeman
Musicians: Denny Boyce and his Orchestra
Arranged by: Eric Morley
Organised by: Mecca Dancing
Presented for television by: Philip Lewis

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