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: Motor Racing at Silverstone: The 500 c.c. Race

The fifth R.A.C. British Grand Prix Meeting, organised by the British Racing Drivers' Club in co-operation with the Daily Express.
Commentator: Raymond Baxter who writes on page 43
(to 11.00 app.)


Commentator: Raymond Baxter

: Racing at Ascot

3.20 The King George VI and the Queen Elizabeth Stakes

Clive Graham identifies the horses and jockeys from a position over-looking the Parade Ring.


Commentator: Peter Dimmock
Race-reader: Peter O'Sullevan
Parade Ring commentator: Clive Graham

: Motor Racing at Silverstone: The International Sports Car Race

The fifth R.A.C. British Grand Prix Meeting.


Commentator: Raymond Baxter

: Racing at Ascot

3.55 The Princess Margaret Stakes


Commentator: Peter O'Sullevan
Parade Ring Commentator: Clive Graham

: Motor Racing

Further commentaries from Silverstone.

: Racing at Ascot

4.30 The Sandringham Stakes (Handicap)


Commentator: Raymond Glendenning
Assisted by: Tom E. Webster
Parade Ring Commentator: Clive Graham

: Motor Racing

Further commentaries from Silverstone.

: Children's Television

The Great Detective: 2: Enter Jasper Bloodstone
A sinister comedy in six episodes by Philip Godfrey.
[Starring] John Hewer as The Great Detective

'Sooty' Introduces
A half-hour of high speed Variety with Harry Corbett, Henry Vadden, The Martin Lukins Juniorchords, Gordon Mitchell.

(to 18.00)


Writer (The Great Detective): Philip Godfrey
The Great Detective: John Hewer
Richard Rockhead: John Sinclair
Annabella Clutterbuck: Norah Gaussen
Soames, the Butler: Felix Felton
Gubbins, the gardener: Erik Chatty
Producer (The Great Detective/'Sooty' Introduces): Douglas Hurn
Puppeteer ('Sooty' Introduces): Harry Corbett
Juggler ('Sooty' Introduces): Henry Vadden
Musicians ('Sooty' Introduces): The Martin Lukins Juniorchords
Performer ('Sooty' Introduces): Gordon Mitchell
Musical arranger ('Sooty' Introduces): Steve Race

: Rhaglen I Blant Cymru

(Programme for the children of Wales. Songs and dancing by some of the winners in the Youth National Eisiteddfod)
Heroo, cawn gyfle i weld a chilyiwed rhad O'r eysrad.leuwyir buddugol yn Bis eiddfod Genedilaeithol Urdd GobaiMh
Cyimru a gynhaliwyd ym Maeateg wythnos y Sulgwyn Bydd y buddugwyir ym canu a dawnsrto o flaen cymuMeiidifa yn Y Banri Cyflwynir y rhaglen gan Janet Glyn-Jones.
(Wenvoe and Holme Moss only)

(to 18.45)


Presenter: Janet Glyn-Jones
Presented for television by: David J. Thomas

: The Week's Newsreels

This week's Television Newsreels repeated at the following times:
Monday's edition, 7.00 app.
Tuesday's edition, 7.14 app.
Wednesday's edition, 7.28 app.
Thursday's edition, 7.42 app.
Friday's edition. 7.56 app.

: Interlude

'The Picnic' by Tissot

: The Quatermass Experiment: 1: Contact Has Been Established

A thriller in six parts by Nigel Kneale.

Suppose an experimental rocket were sent 1,500 miles above the Earth to make certain observations and then to return. The operation should take only a few hours, at enormous speed. But suppose through some defect in the control system the rocket veered off course and were lost for a considerable time. Suppose after it had completed a vast ellipse of hundreds of thousands of miles into the unknown, control were regained, and it landed. What travellers' tale might then be told? Or what might happen?


Writer: Nigel Kneale
Producer: Rudolph Cartier
Settings: Richard R. Greenough
Professor Bernard Quatermass, head of the British Experimental Rocket Group: Reginald Tate
Judith Carroon, chief assistant to Quatermass: Isabel Dean
John Paterson, Senior Engineer: Hugh Kelly
Peter Marsh, Assistant Control Engineer: Moray Watson
Blaker: W. Thorp Devereux
Len Matthews: Van Boolen
Mrs. Matthews: Iris Ballard
Policeman: Neil Wilson
Miss Wilde: Katie Johnson
News Editor of 'Daily Gazette': Oliver Johnston
James Fullalove, chief columnist of 'Daily Gazette': Paul Whitsun-Jones
Fireman: Colyn Davies
First Journalist: Patrick Westwood
Second Journalist: Dominic Le Foe
Police Inspector: Eugene Leahy
BBC Newsreader: Nicholas Bruce
BBC Reporter: Pat McGrath
Reveller: Denis Wyndham
Sandwichman: MacGregor Urquhart
Victor: Duncan Lamont

Blog posts that mention this programme:

The Sunday Post: Nigel Kneale 18 December 2016
The Sunday Post: Gerard Glaister 18 September 2016
The Sunday Post: Television Design 28 February 2016
A taste of the scary 31 October 2015

: Journey to Adventure

A film of wildlife in Africa, selected from material shot between 1903 and the 1920s by Cherry Kearton, the English naturalist and pioneer of animal photography.
See 'Television Diary,' page 13


Photographer: Cherry Kearton

: Cafe Continental

The Gay International Cabaret with Helene Cordet as Mistress of Ceremonies
Maitre d'Hotel, Pere Auguste at your service
l'Orchestre Pigalle conducted by Sydney Jerome


Mistress of Ceremonies: Helene Cordet
Maitre d'Hotel: Pere Auguste
Musicians: l'Orchestre Pigalle
Orchestra conductor: Sydney Jerome
Devised and produced by: Henry Caldwell

: Racing at Ascot

A BBC telerecording of some of today's racing.

: Motor Racing

A BBC telerecording of some of today's racing at Silverstone.

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