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: Newsreel

(composite edition)
(to 12.00)

: The Derby

(Sound commentary)
Viewers will be able, by means of a chart, to follow the Light Programme sound commentary on the 169th renewal of the Derby Stakes at Epsom.
The commentary on the race is by Raymond Glendenning, assisted by Claude Harrison as race-reader.

Contributors

Commentary: Raymond Glendenning
Race-reader: Claude Harrison

: Swimming Gala

The British Olympic diving teams will be chosen in four weeks' time at Scarborough. This afternoon viewers see some of the women 'probables' giving a diving display during a gala at the Finchley Open Air Swimming Pool.
Commentators: Millie Hudson (ex-British diving champion) and Michael Henderson.

Contributors

Commentator: Millie Hudson
Commentator: Michael Henderson
Presented for television by: Keith Rogers

: Bee-Keeping

Reginald Gamble, with the assistance of Arthur Hayes, shows how to rear a queen bee.
(to 16.00)

Contributors

Beekeeper: Reginald Gamble
Assistance: Arthur Hayes

: Water Polo Challenge Match: Kent v. Surrey

at the Finchley Open Air Swimming Pool

Contributors

Commentator: Peter Dimmock

: Derby Day

A comic opera by A. P. Herbert with music by Alfred Reynolds.
Adapted for television and produced by Desmond Davis.
Sir Alan Herbert speaks the prologue to Derby Day
The action takes place in the bar and garden of The Old Black Horse Inn, and on the racecourse and Downs at Epsom on the day before Derby day, on Derby day and the day after.
(Second performance next Tuesday at 8.30)

Contributors

Author: A. P. Herbert
Music: Alfred Reynolds
Adapted for television and produced by: Desmond Davis
Settings designer: James Bould
Dances arranger: Donald Journeaux
Musical director: Alfred Reynolds
Associate Musical Director: William Cox-Ife
Narrator: Sir Alan Herbert
Bert Bones, a tipster: Alan Reid
John Bitter, landlord of 'The Old Black Horse': George Baker
Rose, a barmaid: Beverley Wright
Mrs. Bones, mother of Bert: Vi Stevens
Sir Horace Waters, J. P., a race-horse owner: Gavin Gordon
Lady Waters, his wife: Christina Horniman
Eddie, their son: Dennis Bowen
Nick Noddle, a jockey: Victor Woolf
Costers, cockneys, racegoers, policemen and customers of 'The Old Black Horse': Vera Faldo
Costers, cockneys, racegoers, policemen and customers of 'The Old Black Horse': Christine Lindsay
Costers, cockneys, racegoers policemen and customers of 'The Old Black Horse': Pauline Stewart
Costers, cockneys, racegoers, policemen and customers of 'The Old Black Horse': Theresa Taylor
Costers, cockneys, racegoers, policemen and customers of 'The Old Black Horse': Ross Alexander
Costers, cockneys, racegoers, policemen and customers of 'The Old Black Horse': George Armitage
Costers, cockneys, racegoers, policemen and customers of 'The Old Black Horse': Archie Baker
Costers, cockneys, racegoers, policemen and customers of 'The Old Black Horse': John Clifford
Costers, cockneys, racegoers, policemen and customers of 'The Old Black Horse': Wilfred Johns

: Viewers' Vote

F. H. Littman, of the BBC's Listener Research, tells viewers the results of their votes on the programmes ending May 29.

Contributors

Presenter: F. H. Littman

: Newsreel

(Friday's edition repeated)

: News

(sound only)
(to 22.25)








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