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: Racing at Ascot

On the second day of the October meeting viewers join the crowd to see three of the afternoon's principal races.

3.0 Cumberland Lodge Stakes over one mile and a half

3.30 Diadem Stakes over six furlongs

4.0 Cornwallis Stakes over the old mile

Clive Graham identifies the horses and jockeys in the Parade Ring before each race.
(to 16.05 app.)

3.5-3.25 app. and 3.35-3.55 app.
Lorry Driver of the Year Competition
In which the class leaders from preliminary rounds held in Coventry and Portsmouth compete for the supreme title of the truck-drivers' rally.
Organised by the Coventry and Portsmouth Road Accident Prevention Councils
From Banner Lane, Coventry.
(Sutton Coldfield, Holme Moss and Kirk O' Shotts only)


Commentator (Racing at Ascot: Cumberland Lodge/Diadem Stakes): Peter O'Sullevan
Commentator (Racing at Ascot: Cornwallis Stakes): Raymond Glendenning
Parade Ring commentator (Racing at Ascot): Clive Graham
Presented for television by (Racing at Ascot): Dennis Monger
Clerk of the Course (Lorry Driver of the Year Competition): Godfrey Imhof
Clerk of the Course/commentator (Lorry Driver of the Year Competition): Raymond Baxter
Presented for television by (Lorry Driver of the Year Competition): Barrie Edgar

: Children's Television

The Little Chimney Sweep
A Lotte Reiniger shadow-play film.

Monster of the Road
Raymond Baxter and Barrie Edgar talk to lorry drivers who have been competing this afternoon at Banner Lane, Coventry, for the title of 'Lorry Driver of the Year'. They also show you at close quarters some of the 'monsters of the road'.

The Appleyards: 1: The Message
by Allan Cooper
(A BBC telerecording)

(to 18.00)


Animator (The Little Chimney Sweep): Lotte Reiniger
Interviewer/Presenter (Monster of the Road): Raymond Baxter
Interviewer/Presenter (Monster of the Road): Barrie Edgar
Producer (Monster of the Road): David Martin
Writer (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
Douglas: Michael Maguire
Mr. Wheeler: Douglas Hurn

: In Town Tonight

Interesting people who are In Town Tonight.
Interviewed by John Ellison.
(Simultaneous broadcast with the London, Midland, North, and West of England Home Services)


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

: I'm the Law: Husband and Wife Murder

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


Police Lit. George Kirby: George Raft

: Spice of Life

[Starring] Bobby Howes

Bobby Howes in "Spice of Life"
The Personal Scrapbook of a celebrity introduced by McDonald Hobley and including famous artists and interesting people who have added spice to the life of Bobby Howes


Subject: Bobby Howes
Presenter: McDonald Hobley
Orchestra directed by: Eric Robinson
Production numbers staged by: Hazel Gee
Settings: John Clements
Producer: Graeme Muir

: Horse of the Year Show: The 'Sunday Graphic' Cup (Victor Ludorum)

Some of the final rounds of an international jumping championship.
From Harringay Arena, London.


Commentator: Bill Allenby
Commentator: Dorian Williams
Presented by: Bill Duncalf

: 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

: News

(sound only)

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