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: Racing at Ascot

2.30 The Mornington Stakes
For three-year-old fillies, over the Swinley Course of one mile and a half

3.0 The Brocas Stakes (Handicap) A race with one thousand sovereigns added, for three-year-olds and upwards, over the Swinley Course of one mile and a half

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


Commentator: Peter O'Sullevan
Parade Ring commentator: Clive Graham

: Information Desk

Viewers' Queries Answered.
At the desk, Nan Winton and Peter Haigh
Introducing Elkan Allan's 'It's an Odd World'


Presenter: Nan Winton
Presenter: Peter Haigh
Presenter (It's an Odd World): Elkan Allan
Devised by: George Campey
Producer: Christopher Doll

: Watch with Mother: The Woodentops

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


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

: Anne Valery

with some new books.


Presenter: Anne Valery

: Racing at Ascot

4.30 The Cardigan Stakes (Handicap)
For three-year-olds over two miles
Clive Graham identifies the horses and jockeys in the Parade Ring before the race.


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

: Film Time

Film Festival at Venice British and Italian stars at the Venice Film Festival
Viewers see Janette Scott, Yvonne Furneaux, Vernon Gray, Richard Todd, Olivia de Havilland, and other personalities.
By arrangement with Associated British Pathe

Above Us the Waves
The story on film of the attack on the German battleship Tirpitz. Scenes at the London premiere include interviews with John Mills, John Gregson, and Donald Sinden.
Programme compiled by the J. Arthur Rank Organisation. Ltd.


Interviewee (Above Us the Waves): John Mills
Interviewee (Above Us the Waves): John Gregson
Interviewee (Above Us the Waves): Donald Sinden

: Children's Television

The Friday Western: Diablo Pass
A gang of outlaws is engaged in attacking the covered wagons. Things are desperate until the Range Rider comes on the scene. He rounds up the gang and fights it to a finish.

The Little Painting
by Stephen Mogridge.

(to 18.00)


Writer (The Little Painting): Stephen Mogridge
Producer (The Little Painting): Barbara Hammond
Patricia Deverill: Wendy Adams
Bill Deverill: Vernon Morris
Mr Sims: Stanley Platts
Ann Burnett: Gloria Rassier
Vicky Burnett: Judy Verity
Mrs Sims: Betty Cooper

: Highlight

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


Presenter: Macdonald Hastings

: Ask Pickles

Wilfred Pickles invites you to Ask Pickles for the things you would like to see on your television screen.
Special investigators: Pauline and Larry Forrester
See facing page


Presenter: Wilfred Pickles
Orchestra conducted by: Eric Robinson
Associate conductor: George Clouston
Special investigator: Pauline Forrester
Special investigator: Larry Forrester
Producer: Brian Tesler

: Meet Jeanne Heal

You are invited to Meet Jeanne Heal and personalities who discuss with her a topic of her choice.


Presenter: Jeanne Heal
Presented by: Michael Barsley

: Club Night: Gardening Club

A Friday evening date for enthusiasts, bringing them news, views, and expert information on their particular subject.

Percy Thrower suggests a cropping plan for the vegetable garden; talks to members of Column Allotment Holders' and Gardeners' Society about seasonal work including the planting of wallflowers, polyanthus, and out-door bulbs for spring display.
See facing page


Presenter: Percy Thrower
Presented by: John Furness

: It's Magic

David Nixon presents...
A miscellany of mystery with Paula Baird and a panel of local guests to see fair play.
From the BBC's studios in Birmingham.


Presenter/magician: David Nixon
Manipulator: Paula Baird
Orchestra directed by: George Clouston
Producer: Graeme Muir

: Conservative Party Conference Bournemouth, 1955

A report on the day's proceedings by Robert McKenzie and Geoffrey Cox, using excerpts from the speeches and debates telerecorded during the day. The programme also includes interviews with people attending the Conference.


Reporter: Robert McKenzie
Reporter: Geoffrey Cox

: Horse of the Year Show, 1955: International Jumping Competition for "The Daily Telegraph" Cup

BBC Outside Broadcast cameras cover the final rounds in this international competition.
From Harringay Arena, London.


Commentator: Dorian Williams
Presented by: Bill Duncalf

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