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: Racing at Ascot

3.55 The Brown Jack Stakes (Handicap)

4.10 The Virginia Water Stakes

4.45 The Balmoral Stakes (Handicap)

Harry Middleton identifies the horses and jockeys from a position overlooking the Parade Ring.
(to 16.55 app.)


Commentator (The Brown Jack Stakes)/race-reader (The Balmoral Stakes): Peter O'Sullevan
Commentator (The Virginia Water Stakes): Raymond Glendenning
Race-reader (The Virginia Water Stakes): Tom E. Webster
Commentator (The Balmoral Stakes): Peter Dimmock
Parade Ring commentator: Harry Middleton
Presented for television by: Alan Chivers

: Children's Television

Instruments of the Orchestra
In this film Sir Malcolm Sargent introduces the various instruments of the orchestra.

The Adventures of Rex and Rinty
Further episodes in this serial film.
(to 17.50)


Presenter/conductor (Instruments of the Orchestra): Sir Malcolm Sargent

: Parachuting into the Sea

Television cameras at Cold Knap, Barry, watch officers and men of the 16th (Welsh) Battalion, Parachute Regiment, T.A., dropping into the sea and being picked up by Air-Sea-Rescue of R.A.F. Coastal Command.


Commentator: Alun Williams
Presented for television by: David J. Thomas

: Frankie and Johnny

A play with music based on the famous American ballad.
(Previously televised on July 17, 1950)


Producer: Christian Simpson
Script and songs: Spike Hughes
Incidental Music: Frank Cordell
Settings Designer: Stephen Bundy
Dialogue directed by: Douglas Moodie
Orchestra conducted by: Eric Robinson
Frankie: (to Be Announced)
Johnny: Walter Crisham
Nelly Bly: Mavis Villiers
Piano Player: Felix King
The Sheriff: Sydney Keith
The Colonel: Peter Madden
The Bartender: Harry Quashie
Sam: Brian Vincent

: Press Conference

Personalities who make the news face questions from the men who write the news.


Presented by: Stephen W. Bonarjee

: Today's Racing at Ascot

A BBC telerecording.

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