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: Royal Ascot

The Royal Procession drives up the course to the Royal Enclosure.

: Family Affairs

Introduced by Josephine Douglas.

My Family Life
The wife of a boatman on inland waterways describes her life on a barge and tells how she brings up her children.

First Aid
A doctor of the British Red Cross Society offers some advice on the treatment of common accidents and ailments when children are on holiday.

Make-Do and Mend
A selection of prizewinning exhibits from the W.V.S. Make-Do and Mend exhibition.


Presenter: Josephine Douglas
Item presenter (First Aid): A doctor [name uncredited]
Arranged by: Jan Jackson
Producer: S. E. Reynolds

: Royal Ascot

3.5 The Queen Mary Stakes for two-year-old Allies, over five furlongs

3.45 The Royal Hunt Cup
A handicap race for three-year-olds and upwards, over the Royal Hunt Cup Course of one mile

4.25 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

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

Bettie Spurling describes the fashions.
(to 16.35)


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

: Children's Television

The Mysterious Footprints
A short story told by Ann Murray.

Summer Melody
Orchestral music played by Eric Robinson and his Orchestra, with a 'Spot the Tune' competition.
Send your postcards to: 'Spot the Tune', [address removed]

What Are You Going To Be?
Young people who have just started working talk to Olive Shapley about the jobs they have chosen.
(to 17.50)


Storyteller (The Mysterious Footprints): Ann Murray
Musicians (Summer Melody): Eric Robinson and his Orchestra
Presented by (Summer Melody): John Hunter Blair
Presenter (What Are You Going To Be?): Olive Shapley

: Music from the Castle: Chirk

Viewers are invited to Chirk Castle, one of the great border strongholds built by Edward I to achieve and maintain the conquest of Wales.
The visit ends in the great salon where a short programme of music is given by a group of artists.
Including: Osian Ellis (harp), Donald Youngman (virginals), Richard Adeney (flute)
Max Gilbert (viola), Patricia Kern (contralto)
See page 15


Harpist: Osian Ellis
Virginals player: Donald Youngman
Flautist: Richard Adeney
Violaist: Max Gilbert
Contralto: Patricia Kern
Commentator: Clough Williams-Ellis
Producer: David J. Thomas

: Orient Express: The Circle

A film for television made in post-war Europe.

An American girl is kidnapped in Munich and held to ransom.
(Previously televised on May 8. 1954)

: Life with the Lyons

Written by Bob Block, Bill Harding and Bebe Daniels.
[Starring] Bebe Daniels and Ben Lyon
with Barbara Lyon, Richard Lyon, Horace Percival, Molly Weir, Doris Rogers, Richard Bellaers, Sylvia Syms, Richard Thorp.
The second of four fortnightly programmes


Writer: Bob Block
Writer: Bill Harding
Writer: Bebe Daniels
Orchestra directed by: Eric Robinson
Incidental music: Arthur Wilkinson
Producer: Bryan Sears
Herself: Bebe Daniels
Himself: Ben Lyon
Herself: Barbara Lyon
Himself: Richard Lyon
Mr. Wimple: Horace Percival
Aggie MacDonald: Molly Weir
Florrie Wainwright: Doris Rogers
[Actor]: Richard Bellaers
[Actress]: Sylvia Syms
[Actor]: Richard Thorp

: Panorama

A fortnightly topical magazine.
Introduced by Max Robertson.


Presenter: Max Robertson
Editor: Michael Barsley
Director: John Furness

: Of Men and Mountains

This French film tells the story of mountaineering. It includes magnificent views of cliffs and scenes of hazardous cliff-climbing using modern equipment.
Commentary translated and adapted by Sylvia Clayton and spoken by Tim Brinton.


Commentary translated and adapted by: Sylvia Clayton
Narrator: Tim Brinton

: 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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