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: Saturday Sport: Racing and Athletics

First day of the Whitsun meeting at Hurst Park and The British Games
Organised by the News of the World
(Incorporating the Inter-County Athletic Championships)

Races to be televised:
2.30 Mayflower Stakes over five furlongs
3.30 Winston Churchill Stakes over two miles seventy yards

Clive Graham is in the parade ring to identify the horses and jockeys.


Commentator (Athletics): Kenneth Wolstenholme
Commentator (Athletics): Norris McWhirter
Television presentation (Athletics): Bill Duncalf
Commentator (Racing): Peter Dimmock
Commentator (Racing): Peter O'Sullevan
Paddock commentator (Racing): Clive Graham
Television presentation (Racing): Dennis Monger

: Children's Television

Sugar and Spice
A mixed bag of entertainment.
Introduced by John Hewer assisted by Bill Hitchcock.

The Appleyards: 5: Fun of the Fair

(to 18.00)


Presenter (Sugar and Spice): John Hewer
Assisted by (Sugar and Spice): Bill Hitchcock
Musical arrangements (Sugar and Spice): Denis Ringrowe
Script (The Appleyards): Allan Cooper
Producer (The Appleyards): Kevin Sheldon
Mrs. Appleyard: Constance Fraser
Mr. Appleyard: Douglas Muir
Tommy Appleyard: Derek Rowe
Margaret Appleyard: Patricia Fryer
Janet Appleyard: Sylvia Bidmead
John Appleyard: David Edwards
Ronnie Grant: Robert Dickens

: In Town Tonight

Interesting people who are In Town Tonight, interviewed by John Ellison.
(Simultaneous broadcast with the Home Service)


Interviewer: John Ellison
Special effects: Douglas Mair
Camera direction: Kenneth Milne Buckley
Edited and produced by: Peter Duncan

: Orient Express: Man of Many Skins

(See columns 3 and 4)

A series of films for television made in post-war Europe.

Eric von Stroheim plays three roles in this story of a fraud upon a Paris bank.


[Actor]: Eric von Stroheim
Producer/Director: John Nasht

: The Royal Tournament

A visit to Earls Court to see the second half of tonight's performance.
The order of events is expected to be as follows:
Musical Ride by the Household Cavalry
Continuation Drill by the R.A.F. Regiment with R.A.F. Regiment Band
Royal Signals Display by Dispatch Riders of the Signal Training Centre
Field Gun Display and Competition by the Royal Navy
R.A.F. Police Dogs on Parade presented by the Provost Branch of the R.A.F.
Massed Bands of the Royal Marines


Commentator: Berkeley Smith
Presented for television by: Keith Rogers

: The Pat Kirkwood Show

starring Pat Kirkwood with David Hughes and Johnny Lockwood.
Tonight's Guests: Jimmy Jewel and Ben Warriss
Production numbers staged by Freddie Carpenter (by permission of Howard and Wyndham, Ltd.)


Singer/presenter: Pat Kirkwood
Singer: David Hughes
Performer: Johnny Lockwood
Comedian/guest: Jimmy Jewel
Comedian/guest: Ben Warriss
Production numbers staged by: Freddie Carpenter
Script: Jimmy Grafton
Script: Peter Griffiths
Script: Bob Monkhouse
Script: Denis Goodwin
Script: Ronnie Hanbury
Original lyrics and music: David Croft
Original lyrics and music: Cyril Ornadel
Special orchestrations: Arthur Wilkinson
Orchestra conducted by: Eric Robinson
Settings: John Cooper
Producer: Michael Mills

: News

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