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: Racing at Ascot

This afternoon viewers again join the crowds at Ascot racecourse to see three of the principal races on the second day of the September Meeting.

3.0 The Princess Royal Stakes
For three-year-old fillies, over the Swinley Course of one mile and a half

3.30 The Gordon Carter Handicap
For three-year-olds and upwards, over two miles

4.0 The Royal Lodge Stakes
For two-year-olds, entire colts and fillies, over the Old Mile

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


Race Commentator: Peter O'Sullevan
Parade Commentator: Clive Graham
Presented for television by: John Vernon

: Watch with Mother: The Woodentops

For the Very Young
Stories about a family of wooden dolls who live on a farm.
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
(A BBC Telefilm)
(to 16.30)

This new series of programmes is the fifth now provided for the under-fives. Monday brings Picture Book with its animations and puzzles; Tuesday the senior puppet Andy Pandy; Wednesday the fantasy of The Flowerpot Men; Thursday the glove puppets, Rag, Tag, and Bobtail.


Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Voices: Eileen Brown
Voices: Josephina Ray
Voices: Peter Hawkins
Script and music: Maria Bird

: Children's Television: The Friday Western: The Fighting Vigilantes

Lash La Rue and his partner 'Fuzzy' St. John outwit a gang of crooks who try to cut off the food supply of a small town.
(to 18.00)


Marshal Cheyenne Davis: Lash La Rue

: News

followed by The Weather and Announcements

: Highlight

People, events, comments of today.
Introduced by Macdonald Hastings.


Presenter: Macdonald Hastings

: It's Magic

David Nixon presents. A miscellany of mystery with Robert Harbin, The Great Lauries and a panel of celebrities to see fair play.


Presenter/magician: David Nixon
Magician: Robert Harbin
Performers: The Great Lauries
Orchestra director: Eric Robinson
Producer: Graeme Muir

: Meet Jeanne Heal

and personalities who discuss with her a topic of her choice.
See facing page


Presenter: Jeanne Heal
Presented by: Michael Barsley

: The Burns and Allen Show: The Missing Mr. Morton

[Starring] George Burns and Gracie Allen
Harry Morton, the next-door neighbour, takes an early nap and his wife thinks he is missing. A private detective is hired to find him, and Gracie makes the situation even more involved.
(A Telefilm)


Himself: George Burns
Herself: Gracie Allen

: Club Night: Inventors' Club

A Friday-evening date for the enthusiast, bringing to amateurs the advice of professionals in various fields.
A selection of the inventions received by the club are demonstrated by Geoffrey Boumphrey and John Gilbert.
'Inventors' Club' is organised by Leslie Hardern, to whom all correspondence should be addressed: c/o [address removed]


Demonstrator: Geoffrey Boumphrey
Demonstrator: John Gilbert
Organiser/presenter: Leslie Hardern
Presented by: John Furness

: On Show

at the Midland Radio Exhibition, Ice Stadium, Nottingham.
[Starring] Peter Butterworth, Petula Clark, The Iris Long Trio, The Two Pirates, The Ballet Montparnasse
Introduced by Brian Reece.
(By permission of the J. Arthur Rank Organisation)


Comedian: Peter Butterworth
Singer: Petula Clark
Singers: The Iris Long Trio
Entertainers: The Two Pirates
Dancers: The Ballet Montparnasse
Presenter: Brian Reece
Orchestra conducted by: Harry Engleman
Producer: Eric Fawcett

: Christian Forum

Questions of faith and conduct put by members of an invited audience are discussed by:
The Rt. Rev. J. Leonard Wilson, Bishop of Birmingham
Miss Mollie Batten, Principal of William Temple College, Rugby
Professor Thomas Bodkin
Professor C. A. Coulson
Question-Master, C. A. Joyce, Headmaster of the Cotswold School, Ashton Keynes
From the Concert Hall, Bournville, Birmingham.
See facing page


Panellist: The Rt. Rev. J. Leonard Wilson
Panellist: Mollie Batten
Panellist: Professor Thomas Bodkin
Panellist: Professor C. A. Coulson
Question-Master: C. A. Joyce

: Facts and Figures

Described by Leonard Miall


Presenter: Leonard Miall
Research: Frank Blackaby
Charts: Alfred Wurmser
Presented by: Rex Moorfoot

: Newsreel, News Summary and the Weather; followed by Civil Defence Now

Talk by the Home Secretary Major the Rt. Hon. Gwilym Lloyd-George, M.P.
(Recording of broadcast in the Home Service at 9.15 p.m.)
(Sound only)
(to 23.15)


Speaker (Civil Defence Now): The Rt. Hon. Gwilym Lloyd-George

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