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: Royal Ascot

Today and for the next three days viewers are invited to Ascot racecourse to watch some of the principal races during the Royal meeting.
If weather permits, viewers see the Royal Procession as it drives up the course to the Royal Enclosure.

2.30 Queen Anne Stakes
A race for three-year-olds and upwards, over the Royal Hunt Cup course, of seven furlongs one hundred and fifty-five yards

3.5 Gold Vase
A race for three-year-olds and upwards, over two miles

3.45 Ascot Stakes
A handicap race for three-year-olds and upwards, over two and a half miles

Clive Graham, from a position overlooking the parade ring, helps viewers to identify the horses and jockeys.


Commentator (Queen Anne Stakes): Henry Green
Race-reader (Queen Anne Stakes): Roger Mortimer
Commentator (Gold Vase): Peter Dimmock
Race-reader (Gold Vase)/commentator (Ascot Stakes): Peter O'Sullevan
Race-reader (Ascot Stakes): Robert Haynes
Parade ring commentator: Clive Graham

: For the Very Young: Andy Pandy

Maria Bird brings Andy to play with your small children, and invites them to join in songs and games.
Gladys Whitred sings the songs
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
(A BBC film)


Narrator/script, music and settings: Maria Bird
Singer: Gladys Whitred
Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson

: Children's Television

The Secret Garden: 8 - When the Sun went down
A serial in eight parts adapted for television by Alice de Grey from the book by Frances Hodgson Burnett.
Period, 1911

5.30-6.0 The Tower Children's Ballet: Happy Days
From Blackpool Tower
Ballet produced by Annette


Adapter (The Secret Garden): Alice de Grey
Author (The Secret Garden): Frances Hodgson Burnett
Settings (The Secret Garden): Lawrence Broadhouse
Producer (The Secret Garden): Dorothea Brooking
Mrs Sowerby: Madeleine Vacher
Colin: Dawson France
Colin's nurse: Avril Hillyer
Lizabeth Ellen: Carols Lorimer
Dickon: Brian Roper
Mary: Elizabeth Saunders
Mrs Medlock: Nancy Roberts
Thomas: Richard Wade
Martha: Billie Whitelaw
Ben Weatherstaff: Herbert Smith
Archibald Craven: James Raglan
Presented for television by (The Tower Children's Ballet): Derek Burrell-Davis

: Newsreel

: The Centre Show

from the Nuffield Centre before an audience of H.M. Forces.
Introduced by Mark Singleton with Frances Taylor and Gerald Delmondi, Ronnie Collis, Dick Emery.
At the pianos, Steve Race and Malcolm Lockyer
At the drums, Geoff Lofts


Presenter: Mark Singleton
Performer: Frances Taylor
Accordionist: Gerald Delmondi
Impressionist: Ronnie Collis
Comedian: Dick Emery
Pianist: Steve Race
Pianist: Malcolm Lockyer
Drummer: Geoff Lofts
Producer: Mary Cook

: Madame Pepita

A comedy by Gregorio Martinez Sierra translated by John Garrett Underhill.
[Starring] Yvonne Arnaud with Alan Webb and Charles Heslop

The action takes place early in the present century at Madanu Pepita's dressmaking establishment in Madrid, and at her villa at Escorial.


Author: Gregorio Martinez Sierra
Translated by: John Garrett Underhill
Producer: Stephen Harrison
Settings designer: Stephen Bundy
Carmen: Rowena Gregory
Cristina: Judith Harte
Catalina: Marian Chapman
Alberto: Kenneth Fortescue
Madame Pepita: Yvonne Arnaud
Sewing girl: Mary Holland
Don Luis: Charles Heslop
Galatea: Sally Rogers
Augusto: Richard Wordsworth
Don Guillermo: Alan Webb
Andres: Tom Webster

: Weather Forecast and News

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