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: Royal Ascot

Weather permitting, viewers see the Royal Procession driving up the course to the Royal Enclosure.
2.30 The Jersey Stakes
A race for three-year-olds, over the Royal Hunt Cup course of seven furlongs and 155 yards.
(to 14.35)


Commentator: Peter Dimmock
Race-reader: Peter O'Sullevan

: Watch with Mother: The Flowerpot Men

For the very young
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
Julia Williams sings the songs
Peter Hawkins speaks the voices
Maria Bird writes the songs and music
(A BBC Television film)


Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Singer: Julia Williams
Voices: Peter Hawkins
Songwriter/Music: Maria Bird

: Royal Ascot

A further visit to see the following principal events:

3.45 The Royal Hunt Cup
A handicap race for three-year-olds and upwards, over the Royal Hunt Cup course of seven furlongs and 155 yards.

4.20 The Coronation Stakes
A race for three-year-old fillies, over the Old Mile.

Clive Graham and Harry Middleton identify the horses and jockeys.

(to 16.30)


Commentator (The Royal Hunt Cup): Henry Green
Race-reader (The Royal Hunt Cup): Roger Mortimer
Commentator (The Coronation Stakes): Peter O'Sullevan
Paddock commentator: Clive Graham
Paddock commentator: Harry Middleton

: Children's Television

For younger children
Meet the Penguins: 1: Boffles and the Wedding Cake
by Josephine Smith Wright.

The Owl and the Pussy-Cat
A programme of words and music.
Introduced by Keith Pyott.

Gordon Gets Going
[Starring] Bruce Gordon

(to 17.40)


Writer (Meet the Penguins): Josephine Smith Wright
Drawings (Meet the Penguins): Bill Hooper
Animations (Meet the Penguins): Lionel Pearce
Presenter (The Owl and the Pussy-Cat): Keith Pyott
[Actor] (Gordon Gets Going): Bruce Gordon

: Newsreel

: H.M.S. Victory

A visit to Nelson's Flagship in H.M. Dockyard, Portsmouth.
Viewers are invited to join Frank Gillard and Peter Scott on a tour of the ship.
See 'Television Diary' on page 15


Presenter: Frank Gillard
Presenter: Peter Scott
Presented by: Nicholas Crocker

: Reggie Little at Large

[Starring] Desmond Walter-Ellis
with Richard Caldicot, Cameron Hall, Anthony Shaw.


Music arranged and played by: Harold Smart
Script: Godfrey Harrison
Settings: Frederick Knapman
Producer: Graeme Muir
Reggie Little: Desmond Walter-Ellis
Maynard Withering: Richard Caldicot
[Actor]: Cameron Hall
[Actor]: Anthony Shaw

: Leisure and Pleasure

Introduced by Jeanne Heal.

I'd like you to meet...: Dame Laura Knight, R.A.

Cabbage White and Camberwell Beauty
L. Hugh Newman brings moths and butterflies from his well-known butterfly farm.

Round the Town
Jeanne Heal reports on her tour of London's Coronation season exhibitions, including the British Museum bi-centenary exhibition.

Mood and Music
Arthur Dulay (piano) brings back memories of the silent films.


Presenter/reporter (Round the Town): Jeanne Heal
Speaker (I'd like you to meet...): Dame Laura Knight, R.A.
Item presenter (Cabbage White and Camberwell Beauty): L. Hugh Newman
Pianist (Mood and Music): Arthur Dulay
Editor: Jacqueline Kennish
Producer: S. E. Reynolds

: Tosca

Stephen Williams (at the piano) discusses Puccini's opera, which will be presented in tomorrow evening's programmes.


Pianist/presenter: Stephen Williams

: The Van Meegeren Forgeries

A film account of the artistic and scientific research which proved that certain newly-discovered 'Vermeers' were, in fact, forgeries.

: Royal Ascot

A BBC telerecording of highlights of today's racing.

: Weather Forecast and News

(sound only)

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