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: Newsreel

(Composite edition)
(to 12.00)

: Racing at Ascot

A further visit to Ascot racecourse to see this afternoon's principal events.

3.10 King George VI Stakes
Two miles

3.40 Diadem Stakes
Six furlongs

4.10-4.20 app. Buckhound Stakes
One-and-a-half miles


Commentator (King George VI Stakes): Peter Dimmock
Race-reader (King George VI Stakes): Peter O'Sullevan
Commentator (Diadem/Buckhound Stakes): Henry Green
Assisted by (Diadem/Buckhound Stakes): Roger Mortimer

: Radiolympia Showtime

Introduced by Wilfred Pickles with Leslie Henson, Vera Lynn, Stanley Holloway, Julie Andrews, Boy Foy, Reg Varney assisted by Jack Desmonde, Alec Finter, Kenny Baker supported by Lee Barrett, Hazel Kitcat, Maive Hewson, Jillian Roma, Angela Granger, Elizabeth Cooper, Manya Zarina, Cherry Mackenzie, Elizabeth Smyth, Anne Byatt, Mary Maxfield, Rosemary Day, Michael Charnley, Clifford Williams.


Presenter: Wilfred Pickles
Comedian: Leslie Henson
Singer: Vera Lynn
Comedian: Stanley Holloway
Singer: Julie Andrews
Juggler: Boy Foy
Comedian: Reg Varney
Assisted by: Jack Desmonde
Performer: Alec Finter
Performer: Kenny Baker
Performer: Lee Barrett
Performer: Hazel Kitcat
Performer: Maive Hewson
Performer: Jillian Roma
Performer: Angela Granger
Performer: Elizabeth Cooper
Performer: Manya Zarina
Performer: Cherry Mackenzie
Performer: Elizabeth Smyth
Performer: Anne Byatt
Performer: Mary Maxfield
Performer: Rosemary Day
Performer: Michael Charnley
Performer: Clifford Williams
Choreography/Costumes designed by: Bert Stimmel
Costumes designed by: Bertram Tyrer
Settings designer: Stephen Bundy
Original music composed by: Stanley Andrews
Original music composed by: Donald Phillips
Augmented Orchestra directed by: Eric Robinson
Programme devised and produced by: Walton Anderson

: Newsreel

(Repeat of Friday's edition)

: News

(sound only)
(to 22.15)

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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.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

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