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Introduced by David Coleman
Today's Special Events:

Motor Racing: The Tourist Trophy Race
direct from Goodwood
From 1.0 and during the afternoon

A six-hour race for sports cars and the decisive race for the world championship. The 24th R.A.C. Tourist Trophy is organised by the British Automobile Racing Club - in association with the 'News of the World'
(See page 5)

Boxing: Dick Tiger (Liverpool) v. Ace Armstrong (New Jersey)
in America
At 1.15 app.

An exclusive recording of this week's ten round middleweight contest at Camden, New Jersey, U.S.A.

Swimming: A.S.A. National Championships
direct from Derby Baths, Blackpool
At 2.15, 2.40, and 3.35

Some of the finals

Rugby Union
At 4.0
The second half of one of the top matches of the new Rugby Union season

Sports Results Service
4.40 app. Football, Racing Summaries
4.55 app. Classified Football Results


Presenter: David Coleman
Commentator (Motor Racing): Robin Richards
Commentator in the pits (Motor Racing): John Bolster
Television Presentation (Motor Racing): John Vernon
Boxer: Dick Tiger
Boxer: Ace Armstrong
Commentator (Boxing): Jack Drees
Commentator (Swimming): Harry Walker
Television Presentation (Swimming): Ray Lakeland
Commentator (Rugby Union): Michael Henderson
Television Presentation (Rugby Union): Innes Lloyd
Presented by: Bryan Cowgill
Programme Editor: Paul Fox

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