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: Racing at Newbury

For the first time outside broadcast cameras visit this Berkshire racecourse to see some of the principal events.

2.30 Speen Selling Plate over one mile and a half

3.0 Newbury Autumn Cup over two miles

3.30 Highclere Nursery Handicap over five furlongs

Clive Graham identifies the runners and riders in the paddock before each race.
(to 15.35)


Commentator: Peter O'Sullevan
Paddock commentator: Clive Graham
Presented by: Dennis Monger

: Children's Television: Jigsaw

Written by Michael Barsley.
The first of a new series of magazine programmes.
(to 18.00)


Writer: Michael Barsley
Designer: Richard Wilmot
Director: Robert Tronson
Producer: Michael Westmore

: In Town Tonight

Interesting people who are In Town Tonight, interviewed by John Ellison.


Interviewer: John Ellison
Special effects: Douglas Mair
Edited and produced by: Peter Duncan

: Swimming: London v. Birmingham v. Hull

A three-cities swimming gala and contest organised by the Ilford Swimming Club and the Ilford Guardian.
From the High Road Baths, Ilford.


Commentator: Peter West
Commentator: John Webb
Presented by: Bill Duncalf

: I'm the Law: O Sole Mio

A series of films for television.
[Starring] George Raft


Lieutenant Kirby: George Raft

: Music-Hall

From the Television Theatre, featuring Vera Lynn, Max Miller, Canfield Smith and Snodgrass, Alec Pleon, Bruce Forsyth, Johnny Paul Trio, The Reid Twins, Des O'Connor, The Television Toppers


Singer: Vera Lynn
Comedian: Max Miller
Ventriloquist: Canfield Smith
Comedian: Alec Pleon
Entertainer: Bruce Forsyth
Vocalists: Johnny Paul Trio
Acrobatic dancers: The Reid Twins
Comedian: Des O'Connor
Dancers: The Television Toppers
Orchestra directed by: Eric Robinson
Dances directed by: Jack Billings
Designer: Roy Oxley
Director: Albert Stevenson
Devised and produced by: Richard Afton

: News

(sound only)

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