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: Royal Ascot

Before the first race the Royal Procession is seen driving up the course to the Royal Enclosure.

2.30 The Cork and Orrery Stakes for three-year-olds and upwards over six furlongs.


Commentator: Peter Dimmock

: About the Home

Introduced by Joan Gilbert.

Joan Ryder recalls some of the history and superstitions about herbs during the centuries.

Dressmaking Alterations: 3
Diana Crutchley, with Betty Lait as model, completes the alterations to the dress.

Round the Shops
Margot Lovell reports.


Presenter: Joan Gilbert
Item presenter (Herbs): Joan Ryder
Item presenter (Dressmaking Alterations): Diana Crutchley
Model (Dressmaking Alterations): Betty Lait
Reporter (Round the Shops): Margot Lovell
Producer: S. E. Reynolds

: Royal Ascot

3.45 The Gold Cup for three-year-olds and upwards, over two miles and a half, with a gold cup value five hundred sovereigns with ten thousand sovereigns added.


Commentator: Peter O'Sullevan

: Royal Ascot

4.20 The King Edward VII Stakes for three-year-olds, over the Swinley Course of one mile and a half

Clive Graham identifies the horses and jockeys in the Parade Ring before each race.
Bettie Spurling describes the fashions.

(to 16.30)


Commentator: Peter O'Sullevan
Parade Ring commentator: Clive Graham
Fashion commentator: Bettie Spurling
Television presentation: Alan Chivers

: Children's Television

People in Books
Olive Shapley introduces a character from a famous children's book.

Children's Newsreel

The Coati-Mondi
A play by Gordon Ford.
Starring 'Kimi' assisted by Michael Maguire, Adrian Haggard, Joan Harrison, Victor Platt.
(A BBC telerecording of the broadcast on May 22)

(to 18.00)


Presenter (People in Books): Olive Shapley
Writer (The Coati-Mondi): Gordon Ford
Assisted by (The Coati-Mondi): Michael Maguire
Assisted by (The Coati-Mondi): Adrian Haggard
Assisted by (The Coati-Mondi): Joan Harrison
Assisted by (The Coati-Mondi): Victor Platt
Designer (The Coati-Mondi): Richard Wilmot
Producer (The Coati-Mondi): Kevin Sheldon

: Where Stones be Stwuns

A programme about Cotswold places, people, songs, and crafts.
Introduced by Bob Arnold.
(All transmitters except Kirk O'Shotts, Redmoss and Glencairn)
(to 19.15)


Presenter: Bob Arnold
Compiled by: Kenneth Bird
Producer: John McGonagle

: Sportsview

Introduced by Peter Dimmock.
A topical programme that spotlights the latest news, views, and personalities of sport.
Last programme of the present series.


Presenter: Peter Dimmock
Editor: Paul Fox
Presented by: Alan Rees

: Speedway Racing: Wembley v. Belle Vue

A visit to the Empire Stadium, Wembley, to see part of tonight's National League match.


Commentator: Archie McCulloch
Television Presentation: Dennis Monger

: Animal, Vegetable, Mineral?

A fortnightly programme in which a panel of experts is challenged to identify a series of unusual objects.
The Experts:
Sir Mortimer Wheeler, Professor of Archaeology, University of London
Norman Cook, Keeper of the Guildhall Museum, London
Adrian Oswald, Keeper of the Department of Archaeology, Birmingham City Museum and Art Gallery
The Challenger: County Primary School, Holme on Spalding Moor, York
Chairman, Glyn Daniel, Fellow of St. John's College, Cambridge


Expert: Sir Mortimer Wheeler
Expert: Norman Cook
Expert: Adrian Oswald
Chairman: Glyn Daniel
Presented by: Paul Johnston

: Shanta Rao

Beryl Grey introduces Shanta Rao, the distinguished Indian dancer
accompanied by Chantanapalli Venkataram, D.K. Nethappa, Vasanti Rao.
(Beryl Grey appears by permission of the General Administrator, Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Ltd.)


Presenter: Beryl Grey
Dancer: Shanta Rao
Accompanist: Chantanapalli Venkataram
Accompanist: D. K. Nethappa
Accompanist: Vasanti Rao
Presented by: Philip Bate

: The World is Ours: 6: The Invisible Enemy

A series of documentary films.

The story of man's fight against the virus.
In collaboration with the World Health Organisation and the U.N. Films Division
(Previously televised on May 25)


Narrator: James McKechnie
Photography: Edmond Wooldridge
Editor: Ian Callaway
Script: Jack Chambers
Producer: Norman Swallow

: Royal Ascot

Peter O'Sullevan introduces a BBC telerecording of the highlights of today's racing.


Presenter: Peter O'Sullevan

: News

(sound only)

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