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: Racing at 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.
1.45 The Hounslow Handicap Hurdle Race over three miles
2.15 The King George VI Steeplechase over three miles, for 2,100 sovereigns
2.45 The Egham Novices' Hurdle Race over two miles
Clive Graham is beside the camera overlooking the paddock to identify the horses and jockeys before each race.


Commentator: Peter O'Sullevan
Paddock commentator: Clive Graham
Television Presentation: Dennis Monger

: Interlude

: Alias Troubles

An adventure film of a boy and his dog.
[Starring] Lynne Roberts, Douglas Kennedy and Gordon Gebert


[Actress]: Lynne Roberts
[Actor]: Douglas Kennedy
[Actor]: Gordon Gebert

: Television Goes to Sea

The British Railways' car ferry S.S. Lord Warden leaves Boulogne Harbour every afternoon on her regular Channel crossing to Dover.
From the bridge and decks of the S.S. Lord Warden outside broadcast cameras show the departure from the French port and scenes on board the ship at sea.
(to 16.00)


Commentator: Richard Dimbleby
Commentator: Barrie Edgar
Producer: Berkeley Smith

: Children's Television: The Three Princes

A tale of the thousand nights and one night.
Made into a play for television and produced by Rex Tucker.


Adapted for television by/Producer: Rex Tucker
Director: Shaun Sutton
Designer: John Clements
The Storyteller: Pamela Alan
The Princess Yasmin: Yvonne Furneaux
The Caliph: Laidman Browne
The Prince of the Rising Sun: Marne Maitland
The Prince of the Yellow Moon: Campbell Grey
The Prince of the Isles of Nowhere: Barry Letts
The Slave Girl Shalima: June Rodney
The Vizier: Carl Duering
The Carpet Dealer: Kenneth Connor
The Ifreet Kafur: Ralph Truman
The Janissary: Lionel Ngakane
The Doctor: Philip Dale
The Guard: Jimmy White
Other parts played by: Peter Augustine
Other parts played by: Rita Burke
Other parts played by: Zia Mohyeddin
Other parts played by: Charles Rocha
Other parts played by: Chris O'Brien
Other parts played by: Stephen Hancock
Other parts played by: Dafydd Havard
Other parts played by: Gregory Scott
Other parts played by: Ann Giles

: Dynasty of the Hour Glasses

An impression of the power of the watch in everyday life.
The programme includes:
A Mimed Ridicule of Time, by Albert Mol
A Guide to the Ticking Temples of Time, by Cruys Voorbergh
An impression of twenty-four hours in Munt Square in the heart of Amsterdam.
"Time and Tide" by the New Dutch Ballet Group
Presented by the Dutch Television Service
(to 18.45)


Writer (A Mimed Ridicule of Time): Albert Mol
Writer (A Guide to the Ticking Temples of Time): Cruys Voorbergh
Dancers: The New Dutch Ballet Group
Commentator: Brian Begg

: Weather Chart

: War in the Air: 8: Round the Clock

Written and produced by John Elliott.
A series of BBC Television films telling the history of air power in the past twenty years. This film covers the day and night bombing of Germany during 1943.


Writer/Producer: John Elliott
Series directed by: Philip Dorte
Service Adviser: Air Chief Marshal Sir Philip Joubert K.C.B., C.M.G., D.S.O.
Narrator: Robert Harris
Other voices: Reginald Tate
Other voices: Gerard Heinz
Other voices: Guy Kingsley Poynter
Other voices: Bryan Coleman

: Top Town Parade

Some of the outstanding artists who have appeared in the present 'Top Town' series.
Anthonio D'Allesandro, Alan Bell, Eileen Brennan, Joan Colton, The Concords, Jean Dewhurst, Monty Downing, Falsgrave Girls' Choir, The Fry Twins, Tom Foster, John German, Gladwin Gaumont Dancers, Stella Gregory, Halliwell Dancers, Sylvia Johnson and Sylvia Lee, Phyllis Lynette, Eric Nicholson, Patrick and Margaret Prendergast, Scarborough Pipe Band, Beryl Shaw and Joyce Crabtree, Leo Soloman, John Stoddart.
Introduced by Neal Arden.
Northern Variety Orchestra
Conducted by Alyn Ainsworth


Presenter: Neal Arden
Musicians: Northern Variety Orchestra
[Orchestra] conducted by: Alyn Ainsworth
Producer: Barney Colehan
Performer: Anthonio D'Allesandro
Performer: Alan Bell
Performer: Eileen Brennan
Performer: Joan Colton
Musicians: The Concords
Performer: Jean Dewhurst
Performer: Monty Downing
Singers: Falsgrave Girls' Choir
Performers: The Fry Twins
Performer: Tom Foster
Performer: John German
Dancers: Gladwin Gaumont Dancers
Performer: Stella Gregory
Dancers: Halliwell Dancers
Performer: Sylvia Johnson
Performer: Sylvia Lee
Performer: Phyllis Lynette
Performer: Eric Nicholson
Performer: Patrick Prendergast
Performer: Margaret Prendergast
Musicians: Scarborough Pipe Band
Performer: Beryl Shaw
Performer: Joyce Crabtree
Performer: Leo Soloman
Performer: John Stoddart

: Tons of Money

A farce by Will Evans and Valentine.
[Starring] Frankie Howerd and Eleanor Summerfield


Author: Will Evans
Author: Valentine
Designer: Frederick Knapman
Producer: Graeme Muir
Sprules, a butler: Jack Melford
Simpson, a parlourmaid: Rosemary Davis
Miss Benita Mullett: Joan Young
Louise Allington: Eleanor Summerfield
Aubrey Henry Maitland Allington: Frankie Howerd
Giles, a gardener's boy: Lee Young
James Chesterman, a solicitor: George Benson
Jean Everard: Barbara Shotter
Henry: Bill Fraser
George Maitland: Roland Green

: News

(sound only)

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