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: Racing at Kempton Park

This afternoon viewers join the Boxing Day crowds at Kempton Park racecourse to see three of the principal races.

1.30 Novices Steeplechase over two miles

2.0 The Hounslow Handicap Hurdle Race over two miles

2.30 King George VI Steeplechase over three miles for 2,100 sovereigns

Clive Graham is beside the camera overlooking the Paddock to identify the jockeys and horses.

(to 14.40 app.)


Commentator (Novices/King George VI Steeplechases): Peter Dimmock
Commentator (The Hounslow Handicap): Peter O'Sullevan
Paddock commentator: Clive Graham

: A Film: Little Men

starring Kay Francis, Jack Oakie, George Bancroft.
(to 16.00)


Jo: Kay Francis
Willie: Jack Oakie
Major Burdle: George Bancroft

: Children's Television

Children's Television gives a special Boxing Day party at a hospital for crippled children in Bromsgrove.
Introduced by Barrie Edgar and Jennifer with Ethel Revnell, Charlie Clapham, Harry Corbett and Sooty, Mundy and Earle, Danny Gray.
(to 18.00)


Presenter: Barrie Edgar
Comedienne: Ethel Revnell
Comedian: Charlie Clapham
Puppeteer (Sooty): Harry Corbett
Comedians: Mundy and Earle
Juggler: Danny Gray
Musicians: Harry Engleman and his Players
Producer: Douglas Hurn
Producer: John Vernon

: Gay's the Word

[Starring] Cicely Courtneidge in Ivor Novello's Gay's the Word
with Thorley Walters
See columns 2 and 3


Based on an idea by: Jack Hulbert
Lyrics: Alan Melville
[Actress]: Cicely Courtneidge
[Actor]: Thorley Walters

: Pouishnoff (piano)


Pianist: Leff Pouishnoff

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