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: Racing from Kempton Park

This afternoon viewers join the Boxing Day crowds at Kempton Park racecourse to see three of the principal races, including the King George VI Steeplechase.

: Racing from Kempton Park: The Chiswick Handicap Steeplechase

over two-and-a-half miles


Commentator: Peter Dimmock
Assisted by: Peter O'Sullevan

: Racing from Kempton Park: The Hounslow Handicap Hurdle Race

over two miles


Commentator: Robert Haynes

: Racing from Kempton Park: The King George VI Steeplechase

over three miles, for 2,100 sovereigns.

Clive Graham is beside the camera overlooking the paddock to identify the horses and jockeys before each race.


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

: Amateur Rugby League Football: Yorkshire v. Lancashire

County Championship match.
From the Parkside Ground, Hunslet, Leeds.


Commentator: Alan Dixon
Commentator: Eddie Waring

: Alpine Patrol

A Swiss film about the work of a mountain frontier patrol.
(to 16.00)

: Children's Television: Toad of Toad Hall

by A. A. Milne.
From Kenneth Grahame's book '"The Wind in the Willows".
Before an invited audience of children at the Television Theatre
Second performance: December 31
(to 18.30)


Author of play: A.A. Milne
Author of novel: Kenneth Grahame
Producer: Joy Harington
Music: H. Fraser-Simson
Orchestra conducted by: Eric Robinson
Settings: Richard Wilmot
Assistant Producer: Stephen Wade
Marigold: Gillian Gale
Nurse: Hilda Barry
Mole: Jack Newmark
Water Rat: Andrew Osborn
Mr. Badger: Patrick Troughton
Toad: Gerald Campion
Alfred: Miles Brown
The back-legs of Alfred: John Baker
Chief Ferret: Dennis Edwards
Chief Weasel: Don Tasker
Chief Stoat: Derek Tansley
Policeman: Leslie Kyle
Gaoler: Dennis Edwards
Usher: Derek Tansley
Judge: Erik Chitty
Phoebe: Gillian Gale
Washerwoman: Violet Gould
Bargewoman: Hilda Barry
Other parts played by: Rowena Bragg
Other parts played by: Sharon Duke
Other parts played by: June Harley
Other parts played by: Sally Keogh
Other parts played by: Gail MacKenzie
Other parts played by: Jean Minett
Other parts played by: Judy Nash
Other parts played by: Brenda Oliver
Other parts played by: Sally Pearce
Other parts played by: Jacqueline Smith
Other parts played by: Susannah White

: The Week's Newsreels

This week's Television Newsreels (shortened versions) repeated at the following times:
Monday's edition, 7.0 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.

: Garrison Theatre

From the Royal Canadian Air Force Station, North Luffenham.

with Lind Joyce, David Hurst, Cal McCord, Fran Dowie and Candy Kane, Tommy Reilly, The Kordites.
Introduced by Bob Monkhouse.


Singer: Lind Joyce
Performer: David Hurst
Entertainer: Cal McCord
Puppeteer: Fran Dowie
Performer: Candy Kane
Harmonicist: Tommy Reilly
Musicians: The Kordites
Presenter: Bob Monkhouse
Orchestra conducted by: Vernon Adcock
Producer: Barrie Edgar

: The Teckman Biography: 1: The Proposition

A serial in six parts by Francis Durbridge.
[Starring] Patrick Barr

See page 17


Writer: Francis Durbridge
Producer: Alvin Rakoff
Settings: Richard Henry
Philip Chance: Patrick Barr
Helen Teckman: Pamela Alan
Maurice Miller: Peter Coke
Andrew Garvin: John Laurie
John Rice: Paul Whitsun-Jones
David Jefferies: James Raglan
Detective-Inspector Hilton: Ivan Samson
Sergeant Blair: Michael Bates
Drake: Harry Towb
Stewardess: June Petersen
Walter: James Beattie
Harold: Harry Brunning
Man: John Witty

: Maurice Chevalier

Attends a special party in his honour at Cafe Continental.


Guest: Maurice Chevalier

: News

(sound only)

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