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: Racing from Ascot

By courtesy of the Ascot Authority, viewers see some of the principal races during the two-day October meeting.

2.30 Cardigan Handicap Stakes for three-year-olds and upwards over two miles

3.0 Duke of Edinburgh Stakes for two-year-olds over six furlongs

3.30 Mornington Stakes for three-year-old fillies over one mile and a half

(to 15.40)


Commentator (Cardigan Handicap Stakes): Peter Dimmock
Assisted by (Cardigan Handicap Stakes): Peter O'Sullevan
Commentator (Mornington Stakes): Henry Green
Assisted by (Mornington Stakes): Roger Mortimer
Presented for television by: Alan Chivers

: Mirror to Music

Doris Arnold introduces the fourth of the series, which on this occasion is devoted to music from British films.
Philharmonia Orchestra
(Leader, Leonard Hirsch)
Conducted by Muir Mathieson
with Gwen Catley (soprano) and Albert Ferber (piano)
Programme arranged by James Hartley with the co-operation of John Huntley, and presented by Philip Bate


Presenter: Doris Arnold
Musicians: Philharmonia Orchestra
Orchestra leader: Leonard Hirsch
[Orchestra] conducted by : Muir Mathieson
Soprano: Gwen Catley
Pianist: Albert Ferber
Programme arranged by: James Hartley
Presented by: Philip Bate

: On Your Head

A review of headgear by James Laver.
The hats: from Doris Langley Moore's historic collection
The wearers: Adele Dixon, Idell Fonteyn, Roberta Huby, Irene Prador, Jeremy Hawk, Tod Hilton, Maurice Kearey, and Geoffrey Steele.
The music: by Eric Robinson and his Orchestra


Presenter: James Laver
Model: Adele Dixon
Model: Idell Fonteyn
Model: Roberta Huby
Model: Irene Prador
Model: Jeremy Hawk
Model: Tod Hilton
Model: Maurice Kearey
Model: Geoffrey Steele
The dances devised and danced by: Felicity Gray
Musicians: Eric Robinson and his Orchestra
Producer: A. Miller Jones

: News

(sound only)
(to 22.15)

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