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: Racing at Kempton Park

A visit to see three of the afternoon's principal events on the first day of the Easter Bank Holiday Weekend Meeting.

2.55 Rosebery Handicap Stakes for three-year-olds and upwards over one mile and a quarter

3.30 Two Thousand Guineas Trial Stakes for three-year-old colts over seven furlongs

4.0 Ruth Wood Maiden Stakes for three-year-olds only over one mile three furlongs

Clive Graham identifies the runners and riders in the paddock before each race.

(to 16.15 app.)


Commentator: Peter Dimmock
Commentator: Peter O'Sullevan
Paddock commentator: Clive Graham

: Children's Television: The S.S. Saturday Special

Skipper Peter Butterworth and Porterhouse welcome you aboard.
Others at sea are:
Christopher Hodge, sea lawyer
Mr. Merlin, ship's engineer
Humpty Dumpty, ship's look-out
Sooty, ship's mascot with Harry Corbett
and Martin Lukins, ship's cook
'The Skipper's Yarn'

(to 18.00)


Skipper: Peter Butterworth
Sea lawyer: Christopher Hodge
Puppeteer (Sooty): Harry Corbett
Ship's cook: Martin Lukins
Voices: Peter Hawkins
Puppetry: Sam Williams
Drawings: Tony Hart
Scripts: Shaun Sutton
Scripts: Roland Peake
Scripts: Peter Ling
Producer: Dicky Leeman
The Tramp: Hugh Griffith
Nigel: Glyn Dearman

: The Week's Newsreels

This week's Television Newsreels repeated at the following times:
Monday's edition, 7.15 app.
Tuesday's edition, 7.29 app.
Wednesday's edition, 7.43 app.
Thursday's edition, 7.57 app.
Friday's edition, 8.11 a.pp.

: Interlude

'The Ambassadors' by Holbein

: Looking at Animals

George Cansdale brings to the studio a variety of South American animals that can now be seen at the London Zoo.


Presenter: George Cansdale
Presented by: George Noordhof

: Epitaph for a Spy: 4: Ultimatum

A mystery serial in six parts.
Dramatised for television by Giles Cooper from the novel by Eric Ambler.

Josef Vadassey was spending the last few days of his summer holidays for 1937 in the little Riviera town of St. Gatien when he was suddenly arrested on a charge of espionage. His accuser, Beghin, of the French Naval Intelligence, was inclined to believe he had caught a very incompetent spy but eventually he decided to force Vadassey to prove his innocence, and incidentally help the police, by questioning his fellow guests at the Hotel Reserve. Vadassey found this questioning slow work and what he hardly realised was that the spy soon knew that he was being watched. Vadassey, the hunter, was also to be hunted.


Author: Eric Ambler
Dramatised for television by: Giles Cooper
Settings: Lawrence Broadhouse
Director: Patrick Harvey
Producer: Stephen Harrison
Vadassey: Peter Cushing
Mary Skelton: Joan Winmill
Warren Skelton: Warren Stanhope
Duclos: Robert Webber
Schimler: Gerik Schjelderup
Koche: Ferdy Mayne
Odette Martin: Vivienne Burgess
Roux: Philip Dale
Major Clandon-Hartley: Maurice Colbourne
Mrs. Clandon-Hartley: Sybil Rares
Beghin: Philip Leaver

: Music-Hall

from the Stoll Theatre, London.
with: The Beverley Sisters, Alfred Marks, Leon Cortez, Hackford and Doyle, Paul Carpenter, Christine and Moll, The Television Toppers


Singers: The Beverley Sisters
Comedian: Alfred Marks
Performer: Leon Cortez
Musicians: Hackford and Doyle
Singer: Paul Carpenter
Dancers: Christine and Moll
Dancers: The Television Toppers
Dances directed by: Jack Billings
Orchestra conducted by: Mantovani
Devised and produced by: Richard Afton

: Easter Vigil

In the first days of the Church, Christians gathered together on the eve of Easter Day to prepare for the feast of the Risen Christ.
After the darkness of Good Friday, the new fire is blessed. The Easter Candle is lighted, symbolising the True Light. The glorious Easter song of praise 'Exsultet' is sung.
Water is blessed and prepared for the baptism of those who seek to enter the Church. And all the people renew in faith the solemn promises made first at their baptism.
In the Roman Catholic Cathedral at Clifton, Bristol, bishop, clergy, and people gather for their Easter Vigil
Blessing of the new fire
Blessing of the Easter candle Entry into the Church Exultet
Blessing of the baptismal water Renewal of baptismal promises
Ceremonies described by Father Agnellus Andrew, O.F.M.


Commentary: Father Agnellus Andrew

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