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: Racing from Ascot

Part of the second day's racing.

Princess Royal Stakes
A race for three-year-old fillies over the Swinley course of one mile and a half.

Gordon Carter Handicap
A race for three-year-olds and upwards over two miles.

Royal Lodge Stakes
A race for two-year-old entire colts and fillies over the old mile.

Clive Graham is beside the camera overlooking the Parade Ring to identify the horses and jockeys before each race.

(to 16.10 app.)


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

: Children's Television

Shadow Pictures: 6 - The Grasshopper and the Ant
Fairy tales for younger children told in shadow-play.

Ten Minutes Music
Gordon Watson plays some popular piano pieces by Chopin.

For older children: Workshop
Gwyneth Clark makes a whirligig.

(to 17.40)


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
Pianist (Ten Minutes Music): Gordon Watson
Presenter (Workshop): Gwyneth Clark
Presented by (Workshop): Cliff Michelmore

: About Britain: North Wales

Written by George Moresby White and Peter Hunt.
A journey with Richard Dimbleby to Snowdonia, Caernarvonshire, and Anglesey.
Film sequences directed by John Rhodes for the Television Film Unit


Writer: George Moresby White
Writer: Peter Hunt
Presenter: Richard Dimbleby
Edited and produced by: Stephen McCormack
Film sequences director: John Rhodes
Studio reconstructions: Richard R. Greenough

: Amateur Swimming Association Championships

A visit to the King Alfred Pool, Hove, to see some of the finals of this year's championships.


Commentator: Peter Dimmock
Commentator: Harry Walker

: Weekend Magazine

Joan Gilbert introduces Weekend Magazine


Presenter: Joan Gilbert
Compiled by: Geoffrey Moore
Presented by: Gilchrist Calder

: Historic Houses of England: 3: Syon House, Middlesex

Syon House, on the outskirts of London, is a permanent reminder of the Age of Elegance. It was rebuilt in the eighteenth century on the shell of the medieval home of the Dukes of Northumberland. The history of the older house and the decoration and setting of the new are shown in this film.

: Today at Ascot

Peter Dimmock introduces telefilm extracts of some of the races televised this afternoon.


Presenter: Peter Dimmock

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