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: Racing at Ascot

A visit to this famous Berkshire racecourse to see three of the principal races on the first day of the October meeting.

2.30 Mornington Stakes over one mile and a half

3.0 The Brocas Stakes over one mile and a half

3.30 Duke of Edinburgh Stakes over six furlongs

Clive Graham identifies the horses and jockeys in the Parade Ring before each race.

(to 15.55 app.)


Commentator (Mornington/Duke of Edinburgh Stakes): Peter O'Sullevan
Commentator (The Brocas Stakes): Raymond Glendenning
Paddock commentator: Clive Graham
Presented for television by: Dennis Monger

: Children's Television

Children in the U.S.S.R.
A film introduced by Kenneth Wright.

For Older Children: Right of Way
The first of a new series of Western films.
[Starring] Jock Mahoney as The Rangerider

(to 17.50)


Presenter (Children in the U.S.S.R.): Kenneth Wright
The Rangerider: Jock Mahoney

: The Grove Family: Time Bomb

by Michael Pertwee.


Writer: Michael Pertwee
Editor: Roland Pertwee
Producer: John Warrington
Mr. Grove: Edward Evans
Mrs. Grove: Ruth Dunning
Pat: Sheila Sweet
Jack: Peter Bryant
Daphne: Margaret Downs
Lennie: Christopher Beeny
Grandma: Nancy Roberts
Police Constable: Nigel Arkwright

: Ask Pickles

See top of page


Presenter: Wilfred Pickles

: Snooker: Joe Davis v. John Pulman

from Leicester Square Hall.
Part of this evening's session in the News of the World £1,500 Professional Snooker Tournament.


Player: Joe Davis
Player: John Pulman
Commentator: Sidney Smith
Presented for television by: John Vernon

: The World is Ours: 4: The Waiting People

A series of documentary films on world problems that are the urgent concern of the United Nations.

There are ten million homeless people in the world, the victims of war and persecution; in Europe alone there are hundreds of thousands who are homeless. Who are they, and what is being done for them?
Produced by Norman Swallow in collaboration with the Office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees, and the U.N. Films Division


Script: Michael Orrom
Photographed by: Edward Wooldridge
Editor: Ian Callaway
Narrator: James McKechnie
Producer: Norman Swallow

: Conservative Party Conference: Blackpool, 1954

A report on the day's proceedings by William Clark, Robert McKenzie, and David Butler using excerpts from the telerecording of the day's debates and interviews with personalities attending the Conference.


Reporter: William Clark
Reporter: Robert McKenzie
Reporter: David Butler

: Racing at Ascot

A BBC telerecording of the highlights of today's racing.

: News

(sound only)

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