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: Racing from Kempton Park

A visit to this well-known West London course to see three of this afternoon's principal races.
The Florizel Handicap over two miles
The Santoi Stakes over one and a half miles
The Sirenia Nursery Handicap over six furlongs
Clive Graham is beside the camera overlooking the Parade Ring to identify the horses and jockeys before each race.


Commentator: Peter Dimmock
Commentator: Peter O'Sullevan
Assisted by: Robert Haynes
Paddock commentator: Clive Graham

: Come to the Fair

A cartoon film.
(to 16.15)

: Children's Television

Shadow Pictures: 5: Three Wishes
Fairy tales for younger children told in shadow play, designed and arranged by Lotte Reiniger.

National Exhibition of Children's Art
John Farleigh invites you to view some pictures from this exhibition, and to meet the prizewinners.

For Older Children
Sports and Pastimes
Dances from other countries demonstrated by Olive Newson and her dancing team.

(to 17.50)


Designed and arranged by (Shadow Pictures): Lotte Reiniger
Voices (Shadow Pictures): Kenneth Connor
Voices (Shadow Pictures): Joan Sims
Shadows manipulated by (Shadow Pictures): Carl Koch
Shadows manipulated by (Shadow Pictures): Peter Hayes
Shadows manipulated by (Shadow Pictures): Jack Whitehead
Presenter (National Exhibition of Children's Art): John Farleigh
Dancer (Sports and Pastimes): Olive Newson
Presented by (Sports and Pastimes): Cliff Michelmore

: Press Conference

Personalities who make the news face questions from the men who write the news.


Presented by: Grace Wyndham Goldie

: Shirin Vajifdar and Krishna Kutty in their New Indian Ballet

"The Boon"
A dance drama
"Thillana": classical solo - Shirin Vajifdar
Musical Interlude: Flute solo, Sushil Das Gupta, accompanied by Krishna Panicker
The Art of Kathakali: Krishna Kutty
Vanjara: an Indian Gypsy Dance - Krishna Panicker, Shirin, Khurshed and Roshan Vajifdar

See 'Talk of the Week'


Bhasmasura, the Demon King ("The Boon"): Krishna Kutty
Lord Siva ("The Boon"): Krishna Panicker
Devotee of Vishnu ("The Boon"): Khurshed Vajifdar
Devotee of Vishnu ("The Boon"): Mrinalini
Mohini, the Temptress ("The Boon"): Roshan Vajifdar
Dancer ("Thillana"/"Vanjara"): Shirin Vajifdar
Flautist (Musical interlude): Sushil Das Gupta
Accompanist (Musical interlude): Krishna Panicker
Dancer ("The Art of Kathakali"): Krishna Kutty
Dancer ("Vanjara"): Krishna Panicker
Dancer ("Vanjara"): Khurshed Vajifdar
Dancer ("Vanjara"): Roshan Vajifdar
Narrator/choreography: Shirin Vajifdar
Choreography: Krishna Kutty
Musical Director: Sushil Das Gupta
Stage Production: Fernau Hall
Settings: Laurence Broadhouse
Presented for television by: Christian Simpson

: Home and Leisure

Jeanne Heal presents some of the subjects that have interested women in the afternoon programmes.

I'd like you to meet...
Dilys Dimbleby, wife of Richard Dimbleby

W. P. Matthew shows how to fix a loose tile, and mend a crack in the fire-back.

Tell-Tale Hands
Eric Coop illustrates with photographs his theory that hands are more revealing than faces.

Time for Music
John and Scylla Kennedy play the cello and piano.

Ivor Noel-Hume shows antiquities he has collected from the bed of the Thames.


Presenter: Jeanne Heal
Speaker (I'd like you to meet...): Dilys Dimbleby
Handyman: W. P. Matthew
Item presenter (Tell-Tale Hands): Eric Coop
Cellist (Time for Music): John Kennedy
Pianist (Time for Music): Scylla Kennedy
Item presenter (Mudlark): Ivor Noel-Hume
Edited and produced by: S. E. Reynolds

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