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: Racing at Ascot

This afternoon viewers join the crowds at Ascot racecourse to see three of the principal races on the first day of the October meeting.

2.30 The Mornington Stakes: for three-year-old fillies over the Swinley course of one and a half miles.

3.0 The Brocas Stakes: for three-year-olds and upwards over the Swinley course of one and a half miles.

3.30 The Duke of Edinburgh Stakes: for two-year-olds, over six furlongs

Roger Mortimer, assisted by Maurice Maude identifies the runners and riders in the paddock before each race.

(to 15.45 app.)


Commentator (The Mornington Stakes): Henry Green
Assisted By (Mornington/Borcas/Duke of Edinburgh Stakes): Robert Haynes
Commentator (Brocas/Duke of Edinburgh Stakes): Peter O'Sullevan
Paddock commentator: Roger Mortimer
Assisted by: Maurice Maude

: For the Children: Vegetable Village

The second of a new weekly series, with the folk of Vegetable Village and Fruit Hill.


Script/devised by: Rita Pope
Script/devised by: Arthur H. Allen
Presented by: Vivian. Milroy

: For the Children: Donald Bisset

tells a story.


Storyteller: Donald Bisset

: For the Children: How to Play: 6: Archery

A series in which personalities in the field of sport give advice on their own particular game.
Introduced by Peter West with Frank Bilson.
(to 17.45)


Presenter: Peter West
Archer: Frank Bilson
Presented by: Cliff Michelmore

: Television Comes to the North

Inaugural Ceremony to mark the opening of the Northern Television transmitter at Holme Moss.
Held in Manchester Town Hall before an audience of distinguished Northern personalities.
After the ceremony, Richard Dimbleby interviews some of those present.
See page 47


Interviewer: Richard Dimbleby

: I Made News: 1

A documentary series of true newspaper stories.
Ex- Superintendent Robert Fabian of Scotland Yard, describes the part he played in 'Rough Diamonds'.


Producer/script: Robert Barr
Speaker: Robert Fabian
Director: Gilchrist Calder

: Hullo Up There!

A welcome to the new family of viewers in the North Country from some of Television's favourite personalities.
Ethel Revnell
Terry-Thomas and Richard Hearne in an excerpt from a BBC Children's Newsreel
Eric Barker
Anne Ziegler and Webster Booth
An excerpt from "Cafe Continental"
Puppet Corner, featuring:
Muffin the Mule with Annette Mills (who writes the songs) and Ann Hogarth (who pulls the strings); Prudence Kitten and The Little Grey Rabbit (with Jan Bussell and the Hogarth Glove Puppets)
Ronnie Waldman's Puzzle Corner with a viewer competitor from Manchester.
Joan Gilbert, Philip Harben, Leslie Mitchell, Fred Streeter, Humphrey Lestocq, The George Mitchell Octet


Performer: Ethel Revnell
Comedian: Terry-Thomas
Comedian: Richard Hearne
Comedy actor: Eric Barker
Soprano: Anne Ziegler
Tenor: Webster Booth
Presenter (Muffin the Mule): Annette Mills
Puppeteer (Muffin the Mule): Ann Hogarth
Puppeteers (Prudence Kitten/Little Grey Rabbit): Jan Bussell and the Hogarth Glove Puppets
Presenter (Puzzle Corner): Ronnie Waldman
Presenter: Joan Gilbert
Chef: Philip Harben
Presenter: Leslie Mitchell
Gardener: Fred Streeter
Presenter: Humphrey Lestocq
Singers: The George Mitchell Octet
Choreographer: Hazel Gee
Settings: Richard Greenough
Conductor: Eric Robinson
Production: W. Lyon Shaw
Production: Bryan Sears

: Weather Forecast and News (sound only); followed by Election Broadcast

Joseph Grimond Chief Liberal Whip
(Recording of the talk given at 6.15 p.m. in the Home Service)


Speaker (Election Broadcast): Joseph Grimond

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