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: Racing

(Under National Hunt rules)
A visit to Kempton Park to see the following principal events during the afternoon's sport.

2.30 Corinthian Handicap Steeplechase (three miles)

3.0 St. James Handicap Hurdle (two miles)

3.30 Manor Steeplechase (two miles)

(to 15.45 app.)


Commentator (Corinthian Handicap Steeplechase): Peter Dimmock
Race reader (Corinthian Handicap)/Commentator (St. James Handicap Hurdle/Manor Steeplechase: Peter O'Sullevan
Race reader (St. James Handicap Hurdle/Manor Steeplechase): Roger Mortimer

: Stars of the Ice

including some of Britain's leading skaters who will be competing in the World Figure Skating Championships at Wembley next week.
Michael Carrington (The figure skating champion of Great Britain)
Jeannette Altwegg (The lady figure skating champion of Great Britain)
John and Jennifer Nicks (The pair skating champions at Great Britain) and Barbara Wyatt also
Eva Nyklova (Speciality Skating)
From Richmond Ice Rink


Ice skater: Michael Carrington
Ice skater: Jeannette Altwegg
Ice skater: John Nicks
Ice skater: Jennifer Nicks
Ice skater: Barbara Wyatt
Ice skater: Eva Nyklova
Ice dancer: Don Crosthwaite
Ice dancer: Myrtle Leeds
Ice dancers: The Richmond Amateur Ice Dance Team
Commentary: T.D. Richardson
Compere: Peter Dimmock
Presented for television by: Berkeley Smith

: London Town

Written by John Rowdon and George Moresby White.
A magazine of past and present stories of the world's greatest city.
Told by Richard Dimbleby.
including Film sequences made by the Television Film Unit
All correspondence in connection with this programme should be addressed to 'London Town', [address removed]


Writer: John Rowdon
Writer: George Moresby White
Narrator: Richard Dimbleby
Editor/producer: Stephen McCormack

: Opening of Canada's Parliament

In January 1949 this film was made of the traditional ceremonies of the Opening of Canada's Parliament - ceremonies very like those that will take place at Westminster next Monday.
Vernon Bartlett introduces the film.


Presenter: Vernon Bartlett

: News

(sound only)
(to 22.15)

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