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: Racing from Chester

BBC outside broadcast cameras cover four races on the first day of this popular three day meeting.
2.15 The Lily Agnes Stakes (5f)
2.45 The Grosvenor Stakes (lm 2f 85yds)
3.15 Ladbroke Chester Handicap (lm 2f 85yds)
3.45 The Chester Vase (lm 4f 65yds)
Leading Epsom candidates clash in the first major classic trial over the full Derby distance. Commentators
Outside broadcast producer RAY LAKELAND Editor ALAN HART


Unknown: Ladbroke Chester Handicap
Unknown: Chester Vase
Unknown: Peter O'Sullevan
Unknown: Clive Graham
Reporter: Julian Wilson
Producer: Ray Lakeland
Editor: Alan Hart

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: Bon Appétit!

Family cooking from the regions of France
Provence Paul Jeanroy talks to
Zena Skinner and demonstrates Garde d'honneur Provencale Sauce aioli
Haricots verts a la nicoise Ratatouille
Bon Appétit!. 35p, from bookshops Recipe: page 5


Talks: Provence Paul Jeanroy
Unknown: Zena Skinner
Director: Brian Davies
Producer: Tony Roberts

: Open University

: News Summary


: Gunter Grass: Not Only a Writer

The reputation of Gunter Grass as poet, playwright and novelist reaches far beyond his native Germany. "The Tin Drum", his first novel, sold 1½ million copies and was translated into 16 languages. But since 1965 he has sacrificed several months each year to support Willy Brandt, and has become as well known in his political activities as for his writing.
In this film made in 1972, Grass talks about his life from childhood in Danzig under the Nazis, to international fame.
Readings by Tony Church
Commentary by Alan Dobie
"Watch this if you can ... no livelier example of the writer working in public life ... excellent film." (THE TIMES) "Fascinating film of a man who, with his humour, humanity and calm lucidity is his own best PR man." (THE OBSERVER)


Subject: Günter Grass
Readings: Tony Church
Commentary by: Alan Dobie
Written and Produced by: Lorna Pegram

: Europa

' Punch a Pom a Day ' was a joke campaign launched by a local radio station in New Zealand. However the joke seemed a little less funny 12,000 miles away in England; especially when it was learned that New Zealand's 150-year-old open-door policy to British immigrants was about to come to an end.
Tonight Europa has reaction to the anti-pom campaign from New Zealand television and looks at how immigrants from other European countries have fared down under.
Introduced by Derek Hart


Introduced By: Derek Hart
Producer: Maryse Addison

: Pot Black

The Second Semi-Final for the Pot Black Championship
John Pulman v John Spencer
Two former World Champions compete in this most important game. The winner meets Graham Miles in the Final.
Introduced by ALAN weeks Referee SYDNEY LEE
Commentator TED LOWE
Producer REG PERRIN (Birmingham)


Unknown: John Pulman
Unknown: John Spencer
Unknown: Graham Miles
Introduced By: Alan Weeks
Commentator: Ted Lowe
Director: Jim Dvmighan
Producer: Reg Perrin

: The Detectives: Detective Story

starring Kirk Douglas
Eleanor Parker , William Bendix with Horace McMahon Lee Grant , Bert Freed
It is an average day in New York's 21st Precinct Police Station as a steady flow of criminals, large and small, passes through the plain-clothes detectives' squad-room. But for Det Jim McLeod , a ruthlessly efficient cop, the day is a special one: it will be his last.
This Week's Films: page 9


Unknown: Kirk Douglas
Unknown: Eleanor Parker
Unknown: William Bendix
Unknown: Horace McMahon
Unknown: Lee Grant
Unknown: Det Jim McLeod
Director: William Wyler
Det James McLeod: Kirk Douglas
Mary McLeod: Eleanor Parker
Det Lou Brody: William Bendix
A shoplifter: Lee Grant
Det Dakis: Bert Freed
Det Gallagher: Frank Faylen
Lt Monaghan: Horace McMahon
Arthur Kindred: Craig Hill

: News Extra

with David Holmes ; Weather


Unknown: David Holmes

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