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: Newsreel

(Composite edition)

: Cricket from the Oval: Surrey v. The West Indians

For their first fixture in London the West Indians are playing Surrey, and Brian Johnson and E. W. Swanton are beside the cameras to help viewers to follow the first day's play.
(to 13.30)


Commentator: Brian Johnson
Commentator: E. W. Swanton

: Racing

This afternoon viewers again join the crowds at Kempton Park racecourse to see three of the principal races on the second day of the May meeting.

: Great Jubilee Handicap Stakes

(one-and-a-quarter miles)

: Victor Wild Stakes

(one-and-a-half miles)

: Shepperton Handicap Stakes

for three-year-olds
(one mile three furlongs)
Peter Dimmock and Peter O'Sullevan help you to follow the races, and Clive Graham is beside the parade ring and unsaddling enclosure to help to identify the horses and jockeys.


Commentator: Peter Dimmock
Commentator: Peter O'Sullevan
Reporter: Clive Graham

: Music-Hall

Cavan O'Connor
Bobby Breen
Charles Warren and Jean
Tommy Cooper
The Two Pirates
The Ilford Girls' Choir
Leslie Roberts' Music Hall Maids
Eric Robinson and his Orchestra


Singer: Cavan O'Connor
Singer: Bobby Breen
Comedians: Charles Warren and Jean
Magician: Tommy Cooper
Entertainers: The Two Pirates
Singers: The Ilford Girls' Choir
Dancers: Leslie Roberts' Music Hall Maids
Musicians: Eric Robinson and his Orchestra
Producer: Richard Afton

: Game Pie - 2

A team of viewers from the Birmingham area challenge a team of London viewers in some more party games.
Devised and introduced by Robert MacDermot.


Deviser/presenter: Robert MacDermot
Producer: Kevin Sheldon

: Newsreel

: News

(sound only)
(to 22.30)

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

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