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: Racing at Ascot

The two principal races on the second day of the October Meeting.

3.0 The Cumberland Lodge Stakes
A race with a thousand sovereigns added, for three-year-olds and upwards. over the Swinley Course of one mile and a half.

3.30 The Diadem Stakes
A race with a thousand sovereigns added, for three-year-olds, over six furlongs.

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


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

: International Swimming Match: Scotland v. England

The second part of a contest between these two countries.
From the Bon-Accord Baths, Aberdeen.
The first half of the match was televised from London last Saturday evening.


Commentary: John Webb
Commentary: Peter Thomson
Presented by: Noble Wilson

: Amos 'n' Andy: The Lodge Brothers Complain

In this film Kingfish engages a new secretary. This leads to trouble in the home and Sapphire delivers an 'ultimate'.

: Children's Television

with Phil Tate and his Orchestra.
(By permission of Hammersmith Palais, Ltd.)

The Appleyards: 2: Number Please
by Mary Campden.

(to 18.00)


Musicians (Jack-in-the-Box): Phil Tate and his Orchestra
Writer (The Appleyards): Mary Campden
Designer (The Appleyards): Eileen Diss
Producer (The Appleyards): Kevin Sheldon
Mrs Appleyard: Constance Fraser
Mr Appleyard: Douglas Muir
John Appleyard: David Edwards
Margaret Appleyard: Carole Olver
Tommy Appleyard: Derek Rowe

: 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

: As I Was Saying...: No. 5 - The Nayalpore Emeralds

Six portraits in crime by Berkely Mather.
[Starring] D. A. Clarke-Smith and Meier Tzelniker


Writer: Berkely Mather
Designer: Roy Oxley
Producer: Andrew Osborn
Ronald Simpson: William Fox
Mr Caldecott: D. A. Clarke Smith
Woolfe: Meier Tzelniker
Myberg: Frederick Schiller
Spiegal: Marne Maitland
The Rajah: Ralph Nossek
Ram Singh: M. Y. Butt
Manservant: David Tearle
Indian servant: Raj Seeraj

: The Saturday Show

[Starring] The Bernard Brothers
with Norrie Paramor and his Orchestra, Eric Jupp and his Orchestra, Caterina Valente, Noberti, The Television Toppers.


Singers: The Bernard Brothers
Musicians: Norrie Paramor and his Orchestra
Musicians: Eric Jupp and his Orchestra
Singer: Caterina Valente
Entertainer: Noberti
Dancers: The Television Toppers
Dance direction: Leslie Roberts
Devised and produced by: Richard Afton

: Sports Special

Today's Sport on Your Screen Tonight
BBC Outside Broadcast and film cameras bring you a nation-wide coverage of today's sporting highlights.
Introduced by Kenneth Wolstenholme.


Presenter: Kenneth Wolstenholme
Editor: Paul Fox
Director: Alan Rees

: Saturday-Night Out

Join Robert Beatty 'The Man with the Mike' at the Horse of the Year Show, 1955 to watch the final stages of the international jumping competition for the 'Sunday Graphic' Cup.
From the Harringay Arena, London


Presenter: Robert Beatty
Commentator: Dorian Williams
Presented by: Bill Duncalf

: Return to Sports Special

in which the round-up of today's sporting highlights is continued.

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