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: Racing at Newmarket

On the first day of the August Meeting BBC Television Outside Broadcast cameras visit this famous Cambridgeshire racecourse to see three of the principal races over the July course.

2.30 The Nat Flatman Apprentice Handicap over one mile

3.0 The Beacon Maiden Stakes over five furlongs

3.30 The Choke Jade Handicap Stakes over one mile, six furlongs, one hundred and seventy-one yards

Clive Graham identifies the horses and jockeys in the Parade Ring.


Commentator: Raymond Glendenning
Commentator: Raymond Brooks-Ward
Paddock commentator: Clive Graham
Presented for television by: Dennis Monger

: Watch with Mother: The Woodentops

For the Very Young
Stories about a family of wooden dolls who live on a farm.
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings

(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

Sky Adventure
by Eric Roberts.

For Older Children
The Friday Western: The Masked Rider
A small Western town is terrorised by bandits. Cisco disguises himself as the masked rider and lures the rival gangs into an ambush. The Sheriff is thus able to arrest the bad men, and Cisco and Pancho ride off to fresh adventure.


Writer (Sky Adventure): Eric Roberts
Producer (Sky Adventure): Dorothea Brooking
Film sequences (Sky Adventure): David Prosser
Tom Mackenzie, flying instructor: John Harvey
Mr Bannerman: Geoffrey Denton
Mrs Bannerman: Mary Pratt
Roger Bannerman, their son: Clive Parritt
Jim Bailey, ground engineer at aerodrome: Anthony Broughton
Mr Spencer: Michael Segal

: Serpentine Regatta

Organised by the News of the World
A visit to the Serpentine, Hyde Park, to see some of the preliminary events in the Open Sprint Championships.
(to 18.45)


Commentator: Michael Henderson
Commentator: John Snagge
Commentator: Edgar Tomlin
Presented for television by: Bill Duncalf

: News; Sports News; Newsreel

followed by The Weather

: Highlight

People, events, comments of today.
Introduced by Geoffrey Johnson Smith.


Presenter: Geoffrey Johnson Smith

: I Married Joan

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


Joan Stevens: Joan Davis

: The Weekend Ahead

A preview of your programmes for tomorrow and Sunday.

: Home Town: Warwick

Programme written by Philip Donnellan.
BBC Television Outside Broadcast and film cameras visit this historic county town.
See facing page


Writer: Philip Donnellan
Producer: Barrie Edgar
Film cameraman: Roy Fogwell
Film editor: Robin Pearce
Narrator: Johnson Bayly

: Kay Cavendish

with her piano.


Pianist: Kay Cavendish
Presented by: Bill Cotton, Jnr.

: Nom-De-Plume: 12: The Man Who Made People

by Robert Furnival.
A series of half-hour plays about famous men and women who were known to the world by names other than their own.
The name by which the principal character is commonly known will be revealed only towards the end of the story.


Writer: Robert Furnival
Director: Stuart Burge
Dance arranger: Terence Skelton
Designer: Norman James
Pianist: Tom McCall
Ballet Mistress: Susan Pearson
Sergei Pavlovitch: John Moffatt
Leon: Lee Montague
Alexandre: David Markham
Old woman: Anna Wing
Sweeper: Andreas Malandrinos
Stage hand: Raymond Witch
Journalist: John Barrard
Regisseur: Roger Delgado
Felix: Tutte Lemkow
Dancers: Lucy Young
Dancers: Eileen Elton
Dancers: Sylvia Herklots
Aristocrat: W. Lyon Brown
Aristocrat: J. McArthur Gordon
Aristocrat: Douglas Jones

: Joyce Grenfell Requests the Pleasure

of your company tonight with Elisabeth Welch.


Comedienne/original lyrics and material: Joyce Grenfell
Singer: Elisabeth Welch
Music: Richard Addinsell
Choreography: Mark Stuart
Designer: George Djurkovic
Orchestra under the direction of: Malcolm Lockyer
Devised and arranged for television by: Laurier Lister
Producer: John Street

: Press Conference

People who make the news face questions from the people who write the news.


Presented by: Rex Moorfoot

: News

: The Magic of Sound

A film that reveals some of the mystery of acoustics and the development of music through the ages.
Commentary spoken by Kenneth Kendall.
Followed by The Weather and Close Down


Adapter: Peggy Miller
Narrator: Kenneth Kendall

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