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: Racing at Kempton Park

A visit to this well-known London racecourse to see some of the principal races at this Bank Holiday Meeting.

2.15 Coventry Stakes for three-year-olds only, over one mile

2.55 Queen's Prize Handicap Stakes for all ages. over two miles

3.30 One Thousand Guineas Trial Stakes for three-year-old fillies, over seven furlongs

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


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

: Le Mans, 1952

A film of the twenty-four hour car race.
(to 16.15)

: Children's Television: For older children: The Frontiersman

A Western film.
[Starring] Hopalong Cassidy
(to 18.10)

: International Swimming Gala: Continental Champions v. British Champions

from the High Road Baths, Ilford, Essex.
A contest of individual and team races for men and women.
Ragnhild Hveger
Holder of eight world records
Gilbert Bozon
World Record Holder 100 Metres Back Stroke
Knud Gleie
World Record Holder 200 Metres Breast Stroke
Daphne Wilkinson
British Record Holder 440 Yards Free Style
Pauline Musgrove
British Record Holder 100 Yards Back Stroke
Organised by the Evening News
See 'Television Diary,' page 15


Swimmer: Ragnhild Hveger
Swimmer: Gilbert Bozon
Swimmer: Knud Gleie
Swimmer: Daphne Wilkinson
Swimmer: Pauline Musgrove
Commentator: Peter Dimmock
Commentator: Harry Walker
Commentator: John Webb

: Mr. Cochran's Young Ladies

talk to Robert MacDermot and introduce the story of the man who gave them their name.


Interviewer: Robert MacDermot

: The Passing Show: Charles B. Cochran Presents...

Second performance: Thursday at 9.15
Diana Morgan writes on page 6

: Victory at Sea

Another film in the series produced by the National Broadcasting Company of America and the U.S. Navy, with the assistance of the Admiralty and using film from both allied and enemy sources.
Film introduced by Michael Lewis, Professor of History at the Royal Naval College, Greenwich.


Film introduced by: Michael Lewis

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