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: Racing at Kempton Park

BBC Outside Broadcast cameras cover three of the principal races.

2.0 Sunbury Selling Hurdle Race over two miles

2.30 Staines Handicap Hurdle Race over three miles

3.0 Walter Hyde Handicap Steeplechase over three miles

Clive Graham is beside the camera overlooking the Paddock to identify the horses and jockeys before each race.


Commentator: Peter O'Sullevan
Paddock commentator: Clive Graham
Presented for television by: Dennis Monger

: That Golf Game

A comedy film.

: Strike!

by Colin Morris.
A documentary drama suggesting that a worker does not live by his wages alone.

(A BBC telerecording of the broadcast on September 29, 1955)


Writer: Colin Morris
Film sequences - Cameraman: A.A. Englander
Film sequences - Editor: Leonard Trumm
Producer: Gilchrist Calder

: Amos 'n' Andy: Antique Shop

Standing-in for Kingfish, Calhoun becomes involved in a family matter.

: Children's Television

Mr. Pastry Learns to Ski
Another film of his adventures in the land of snow.

Happy Street
A musical story with Sara Gregory, Bruce Forsyth, James Sharkey, Diana Day, Robin Willett, Maureen Maitland.
At the piano, Tom McCall

Children of the New Forest: 6: Back to Arnwood
by Captain Marryat.
Adapted by Tom Twigge.
(A BBC telerecording of the broadcast on May 10, 1955)

(to 18.00)


[Actress] (Happy Street): Sara Gregory
[Actor] (Happy Street): Bruce Forsyth
[Actor] (Happy Street): James Sharkey
[Actress] (Happy Street): Diana Day
[Actor] (Happy Street): Robin Willett
[Actress] (Happy Street): Maureen Maitland
Pianist (Happy Street): Tom McCall
Producer (Happy Street): Vere Lorrimer
Author (Children of the New Forest): Captain Marryat
Adapted by (Children of the New Forest): Tom Twigge
Producer (Children of the New Forest): Douglas Hurn
Edward Beverley: Alan Edwards
Alice Beverley: Shirley Cooklin
Humphrey Beverley: Anthony Valentine
Edith Beverley: Gillian Gale
Patience Heatherstone: Shirley Watson
Mr. Heatherstone: Ralph Nossek
Pablo: Alaric Cotter
Major Chaloner: John Downing
Major Grenville: Derek Aylward
Mr. Langton: James Raglan
First highwayman: Clement Lister
Second highwayman: Reginald Hearne
Landlord: Christopher Steele

: Greenwich Time Signal; News; The Weather and Today's Sport

Presenting stop-press news and some of today's big sporting moments on film.

: In Town Tonight

Interesting people who are In Town Tonight interviewed by John Ellison.
(Simultaneous broadcast with the London, Midland, North, and West of England Home Services)


Interviewer: John Ellison
Special Effects: Douglas Mair
Assistant Producer: Joyce Bullen
Edited and produced by: Peter Duncan

: Tales from Soho: 2: The Message

A series of six plays by Berkely Mather.
Wilfrid Lawson plays Barrel Binacre.
(Peter Vaughan appears by permission of Donald Wolfit)


Writer: Berkely Mather
Designer: John Cooper
Director: John Nelson Burton
Producer: Tony Richardson
Barrel Binacre: Wilfrid Lawson
Cober: George Rose
Harry the Scouse: Harold Lang
Chief Det.-Insp. Charlesworth: John Welsh
Prison Padre: Peter Vaughan
Seppi the Barber: Joseph Behrmann
Beeker the Bookie: Alfred Maron
Tearaway the Bookie: Donald Cashfield
Squalor: Ralph de Rohan

: The Saturday Show

Arthur English and Eddie Gray are let loose in The Saturday Show aided and abetted by artists from near and far
Introduced by George Pierce.
Norrie Paramor and his Concert Orchestra
The Television Toppers


Comedian: Arthur English
Comedian: Eddie Gray
Presenter: George Pierce
Musicians: Norrie Paramor and his Concert Orchestra
Dancers: The Television Toppers
Dance direction: Leslie Roberts
Devised and produced by: Richard Afton

: Saturday-Night Out

Come with Robert Beatty "The Man with the Mike"
See things happen! When they happen! Where they happen!
This week's programme presented from the North of England by William Cave


Presenter: Robert Beatty
Editor: Peter Webber
Editor: Derek Burrell-Davis
Presented by: William Cave

: Sports Special

Today's Sport on your Screen Tonight
Outside Broadcast and Sportsview Unit 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

: Movie Museum

A film series based on the early beginnings of the cinema.
This week's edition includes "Hessian Renegades", one of the earliest films made by D. W. Griffith, with Mary Pickford as the star in an American Civil War drama.


Director (Hessian Renegades): D. W. Griffith
Messenger's Sister (Hessian Renegades): Mary Pickford

: News Summary

Followed by The Weather and Close Down

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