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: Demonstration Film

(to 12.00)

: Royal Ascot

For the next three days viewers visit Ascot racecourse to see some of the principal races during the Royal Meeting. This afternoon, if weather permits, viewers see the arrival of the Royal Procession as it drives up the course to the Royal Enclosure.


Presented for television by: Ian Orr-Ewing

: Troise and his Novelty Orchestra

with Maureen Tasker, and Ashley Crawford.


Musicians: Troise and his Novelty Orchestra
Soprano: Maureen Tasker
Tenor: Ashley Crawford
Producer: S. E. Reynolds

: Racing at Ascot

The Gold Vase
A race for three-year-olds and upwards: Two miles

Ascot Stakes
A handicap race for three-year-olds and upwards: Two-and-a-half miles
Peter Dimmock, assisted by Peter O'Sullevan, identifies the horses and helps viewers to follow the races.
(to 15.45)


Commentator: Peter Dimmock
Assisted by: Peter O'Sullevan

: Celestial Fire

A play by Gerard Tyrrell.
Time: July 1944


Writer: Gerard Tyrrell
Settings: James Bould
Producer: George More O'Ferrall
John Wickham, Brigade Commander: Julian Somers
Watkins, Brigade Intelligence Officer: Michael Ashwin
American Sergeant: Paul Erickson
Private Ponsonby, A. T. S.: Mary Jones
Erica Hart-Smith, A. T. S. Platoon Officer: Daphne Arthur
Sheila Arnold, A. T. S. Senior Commander: Ruth Lodge
Bowles, Staff Lieutenant 'G': Basil Appleby
Charles Urquhart, Staff Captain: Andre Morell
Ella Wickham, wife of John: Margaret Delamere
Mrs James, A. T. S. Controller: Barbara Everest
The General, G. O. C., A. A. Command: H. G. Stoker

: News

(sound only)
(to 22.15)

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