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: Racing at Ascot

3.0 Cardigan Handicap Stakes
(two miles) for three-year-olds

3.30 Duke of Edinburgh Stakes
(six furlongs) for two-year-olds

4.0 Brocas Handicap Stakes
(over the Swinley course of one mile and a half) for three-year-olds and upwards

Clive Graham is beside the camera overlooking the parade ring to help you to identify the horses and jockeys before each race.
(to 16.15)


Commentator (Cardigan Handicap Stakes/Brocas Handicap Stakes): Peter Dimmock
Assisted by (Cardigan Handicap Stakes): Robert Haynes
Commentator (Duke of Edinburgh Stakes)/assisted by (Brocas Handicap Stakes): Peter O'Sullevan
Assisted by (Duke of Edinburgh Stakes): Roger Mortimer
Parade ring commentator: Clive Graham

: For the Children

Grete Scherzer seventeen-year-old Viennese pianist, winner of the first award at the International Music Festival, Geneva, 1949, makes her first television appearance.

5.10 Tea-Time
A film of a chimpanzees' tea party.

5.20 Soccer
The fifth of a series on how to play this game.

5.30-5.35 Let's join Freddie the Parrot
Introduced by Francis Coudrill.


Pianist: Grete Scherzer
Producer (Grete Scherzer): Naomi Capon
Presenter/puppeteer (Let's join Freddie the Parrot): Francis Coudrill
Producer (Let's join Freddie the Parrot): Rex Tucker

: The Cross and the Arrow

From the novel by Albert Maltz.
Adapted for television and produced by Robert Barr.
On an August night in 1942 British bombers flew high above a remote German village on their way to a distant target. At that moment, in a field a few miles from the village, an arrow of burning hay flared in the darkness. The blazing arrow did not burn long, but it pointed towards an underground factory and in its brief life involved the personal histories of a number of men and women.
The story covers the hours of 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. (The Investigation), and from 6 a.m. until 11 a.m. (The Vision of Jakob Frisch).


Author (of novel): Albert Maltz
Adapted for television and produced by: Robert Barr
Settings: Richard Greenough

: Starlight

A new light from a familiar star.

: In the News

An unrehearsed discussion on topics of the week.
Chairman: Donald McLachlan
Speakers: W. J. Brown, Michael Foot M.P., Robert Boothby


Chairman: Donald McLachlan
Speaker: W. J. Brown
Speaker: Michael Foot
Speaker: Robert Boothby
Arranged by: Edgar Lustgarten
Producer: John Irwin

: News

(sound only)
(to 22.30)

About this project

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.

Through the listings, you will also be able to use the Genome search function to find thousands of radio and TV programmes that are already available to view or listen to on the BBC website.

There are more than 5 million programme listings in Genome. This is a historical record of the planned output and the BBC services of any given time. It should be viewed in this context and with the understanding that it reflects the attitudes and standards of its time - not those of today.

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This internal version of Genome, which includes all the magazine covers, images and articles as well as the programme listings from the Radio Times, is different to the version of BBC Genome that is available externally/to the public. It is only available inside the BBC network.

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