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: Racing at Kempton Park

BBC Television Outside Broadcast cameras pay a visit to Kempton Park Racecourse on the first day of the Jubilee Meeting to see three of the principal races.

2.30 Royal George Stakes over-one mile and three furlongs

3.0 Duke of York Handicap Stakes over one-and-a-quarter miles

3.30 Queen Elizabeth Handicap Stakes over five furlongs

Clive Graham identifies the runners and riders in the Paddock before each race.
See facing page


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

: Watch with Mother: The Woodentops

Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
(A BBC television film)
(to 16.00)


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

: Children's Television

For Older Children: The Friday Western: Buckboard Battle
There is laughter on the range when the Cisco Kid and Pancho hire themselves out as bodyguards to a wealthy rancher. Everyone double-crosses everyone, but Cisco sorts things out and nabs the Badmen.

The Prince and the Pauper: 6: The Coronation
by Mark Twain.
Adapted for television by Rhoda Power.
(A BBC telerecording of the broadcast on September 25, 1955)


Author (The Prince and the Pauper): Mark Twain
Adapted by (The Prince and the Pauper): Rhoda Power
Producer (The Prince and the Pauper): Dorothea Brooking
Wardrobe for the serial was under the supervision of (The Prince and the Pauper): Helen Malcolm
Edward VI: Tegid Wyn Jones
Tom Canty: Dwyryd Wyn Jones
First man: George Tovey
Second man: John Baker
Miles Hendon: Alan Edwards
Night Watchman: Frank Foster
Archbishop of Canterbury: Raymond Rollett
Lord Hertford: James Raglan
Lord St John: Seymour Green
First Halberdier: James Bulloch
Second Halberdier: Harold Jamieson
Mistress Canty: Vera Cook
Officer: Ivan Owen

: Tele-Newyddion

Detholiad o ffilmiau o ddigwyddiadau yng Nghymru yn ystod yr wythnos a aeth heibio
(Television Welsh News)
(Wenvoe, Holme Moss and Sutton Coldfield only)
(to 18.15)

: Greenwich Time Signal; News

General summary; Sports News; Weather

: Highlight

Events, comment, people including Jacqueline Mackenzie.
Introduced by Cliff Michelmore.


Reporter: Jacqueline Mackenzie
Presenter: Cliff Michelmore

: I Married Joan

[Starring] Joan Davis in the film series I Married Joan


Joan Stevens: Joan Davis

: The Weekend Ahead

A preview of some of your programmes for tomorrow and Sunday.

: Everything Happens to Me

Harry Green says Everything Happens to Me.
(The card trick demonstrated on April 25 is described on page 7)


Storyteller: Harry Green
Presented by: Richard Gilbert

: Ted Heath and his Music

Bernard Braden welcomes home Ted Heath and his Music in their first public appearance after a record-breaking tour of the United States.
See facing page


Presenter: Bernard Braden
Musicians: Ted Heath and his Music
Designer: Stephen Taylor
Producer: Brian Tesler

: Hans and Lotte Hass: Diving to Adventure

Dr. Hans Hass and his wife Lotte present the last of six films shot during their underwater explorations, which in this programme are again under the Red Sea.


Presenter/filmmaker: Dr. Hans Hass
Presenter/filmmaker: Lotte Hass
Script: Roy Cole
Producer: Geoffrey Baines

: Judge for Yourself: 6: Murder

Written by Ernest Dudley and Donn Russell.
Ernest Dudley introduces the last in the third series of weekly imaginary court cases in which the verdict rests with you, the jury.


Presenter/Writer: Ernest Dudley
Writer: Donn Russell
Devised by: D. Gideon Thomson
Producer: G.B. Lupino

: Revolution in Thought

Dr. Edward Glover introduces a writer, a sociologist, an artist, and an anthropologist, who discuss the influence of the work of Sigmund Freud on modern thought.


Presenter: Dr. Edward Glover

: Shirley Abicair

with her zither.
See page 7

followed by The Weather and Close Down


Zitherist: Shirley Abicair
Orchestra and Peter Knight Singers under the direction of: Sidney Bright
Singers: Peter Knight Singers
Scriptwriter and musical associate: William Lovelock
Presented by: Graeme Muir

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