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: Racing at Ascot

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 mile and a half

3.0 The Brocas Stakes (Handicap) for three-year-olds and upwards, over the Swinley Course of one mile and a half

3.30 The Duke of Edinburgh Stakes for two-year-olds. 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
Paddock commentator: Clive Graham

: Newsreels

(Previously televised on Wednesday and Thursday)
(to 16.10)

: Children's Television

Olive Shapley tells a story.

Ten Minutes' Music
Swiss folk songs and other music sung by the Bernese Boys Choir from Berne (Switzerland), under their conductor Albert Steiner.

Gwenyth Clark shows how to make some simple toys.

(to 17.40)


Storyteller: Olive Shapley
Singers (Ten Minutes' Music): Bernese Boys Choir
Conductor (Ten Minutes' Music): Albert Steiner
Presenter (Workshop): Gwenyth Clark

: The National Mod of Scotland

The second part of the Grand Concert given by the prize-winning choirs and soloists.
From Rothesay Pavilion on the Island of Bute.


Commentator: Aidan Thomson

: In the News

Speakers: Lord Hailsham, The Rt. Hon. Emanuel Shinwell, M.P., The Rt. Hon. Hector McNeil, M.P., Ian Harvey, M.P.
Chairman, Dingle Foot


Speaker: Lord Hailsham
Speaker: The Rt. Hon. Emanuel Shinwell
Speaker: The Rt. Hon. Hector McNeil
Speaker: Ian Harvey
Chairman: Dingle Foot
Arranged by: Edgar Lustgarten
Presented by: John Irwin

: Horse of the Year Show, 1952: International Pair Relay Competition

A jumping competition with a maximum entry of three pairs from each competing nation.
From Harringay Arena, London.


Commentator: Peter Dimmock
Commentator: Dorian Williams

: Today at Ascot

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


Presenter: Peter Dimmock

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