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: Racing at Ascot

2.0 The Blacknest Stakes over one mile

2.30 The Rosslyn Stakes over six furlongs

3.20 The King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes with 20.000 sovereigns added including a piece of plate presented by Her Majesty for three-year-olds and upwards entire horses and mares. over the Swinley Course of one mile and a half

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


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

: Gardening Club

This week Gardening Club goes to Scotland to visit Mellerstain, the home of the Earl and Countess of Haddington.
Lady Haddington, who is an Honorary President of the Royal Caledonian Horticultural Society, shows Percy Thrower the gardens, where he also meets James Bruce, who discusses heaths and heathers, and Robert Scarlett shows some of his giant Scottish thistles.


Presenter/gardener: Percy Thrower
Guest: Lady Haddington
Guest: James Bruce
Guest: Robert Scarlett
Producer: John Furness

: Coventry Air Pageant

The first of two visits to Coventry Civic Aerodrome.
Demonstrations by Mystere Jet Fighters of the French Air Force 'Le Patrouille de France' and the start of the King's Cup Air Race.


Commentator: Charles Gardner
Television presentation: David Martin

: Racing at Ascot

4.30 The Sandringham Stakes over one mile and a half

: Coventry Air Pageant

A return visit for the finish of the King's Cup Air Race and more items from the display.

: Children's Television

Saturday Picnic
A musical outing with Shirley Abicair and her zither, Michael Segal as Willie Smith, Jimmy Elliott as the gamekeeper, Diana Waring with the Fluffy Lions and Catherine George, Suzannah Vernon, Margaret Dew, Jacqueline Sutherland, David Langford, Michael Walker, The Sydney Bright Trio.

The Gordon Honour: 4: The Sea-Captain's Candlestick
(First series)
Written and produced by Shaun Sutton.
The adventures of a candlestick in seven episodes.
(A BBC telerecording of the broadcast on July 26, 1955)

(to 18.00)


Zitherist (Saturday Picnic): Shirley Abicair
Willie Smith (Saturday Picnic): Michael Segal
The gamekeeper: Jimmy Elliott
Performer (Saturday Picnic): Diana Waring
Performer (Saturday Picnic): Catherine George
Performer (Saturday Picnic): Suzannah Vernon
Dancer (Saturday Picnic): Margaret Dew
Performer (Saturday Picnic): Jacqueline Sutherland
Performer (Saturday Picnic): David Langford
Performer (Saturday Picnic): Michael Walker
Musicians (Saturday Picnic): The Sydney Bright Trio
Musical Arrangements (Saturday Picnic): Bill Lovelock
Designer (Saturday Picnic): Charles Lawrence
Producer (Saturday Picnic): Vere Lorrimer
Writer/Producer (The Gordon Honour): Shaun Sutton
Fights arranged by (The Gordon Honour): Peter Diamond
Lord Freddie Gordon/Walter Gordon: Bruce Gordon
Admiral the Duke of Tyburne/Captain Sir Francis Gordon: Paul Whitsun-Jones
Sir James Fitzwilliam: Colin Douglas
Ronald Fitzwilliam/Sir Thomas Fitzwilliam: Barry Letts
Poppy: Sheila Shand Gibbs
Rumpunch: Charles Lloyd Pack
Don Jose: Ewen Solon
Esteban: Dennis Ramsden
The Princess Zerina: June Rodney
Captain Rodriguez: Peter Diamond
Other parts played by: Brian Sheehy
Other parts played by: Peter Marden
Other parts played by: Peter Macarte
Other parts played by: Redvers Kyle

: Today's Sport

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


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore

: Dixon of Dock Green: 7: Andy Steps Up

Some stories of a London policeman by Ted Willis.
[Starring] Jack Warner as Dixon of Dock Green


Writer: Ted Willis
Designer: Lawrence Broadhouse
Production: Douglas Moodie
P.C. George Dixon: Jack Warner
P.C. 'Tubb' Barrell: Neil Wilson
Sergeant Flint: Arthur Rigby
P.C. Andy Crawford: Peter Byrne
Sgt. Grace Millard: Moira Mannion
Mary Dixon: Jeannette Hutchinson
Sgt. Brownrigg, C.I.D.: Anthony Sagar
Roley: John Hall
Duffy Clayton: Harold Scott
Mrs. Jones: Hilda Barry
Ethel: Madge Brindley
Inspector Cherry, C.I.D.: Robert Cawdron
Williams: Ivor Salter

: Movie Museum: The Switch Tower

D. W. Griffith crams counterfeiters, tramps, trains, a child actor, and the first appearance of Lionel Barrymore into a stirring one-reel film.


Director: D. W. Griffith
First Counterfeiter: Lionel Barrymore

: Saturday-Night Out: In Guernsey

See above

"The Man with the Mike" together with outside broadcast cameras invites you to
See things happen!
When they happen!
Where they happen!

[Photo caption] The harbour at St. Peter Port with Herm and Jethou in the background


Presented by: Nicholas Crocker
Editor: Peter Webber
Editor: Derek Burrell-Davis

: Saturday Comedy Hour: The Ted Ray Show

Starring Ted Ray
with Jean Kent, Lester Ferguson, Elsa and Waldo, Max Geldray, Kenneth Connor.


Comedian: Ted Ray
[Actress]: Jean Kent
Singer: Lester Ferguson
Comic dancers: Elsa and Waldo
Harmonicist: Max Geldray
[Actor]: Kenneth Connor
Script: Sid Colin
Script: Talbot Rothwell
Script: George Wadmore
Choreography: Tommy Linden
Designer: Tony Abbott
Orchestra directed by: Eric Robinson
Producer: George Inns

: Sports Round-Up

BBC Television's Saturday-Night sports page.
Introduced by Cliff Michelmore.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Editor: Paul Fox
Director: Alan Rees

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