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: Racing at Ascot

See columns 2 and 3

BBC Television outside broadcast cameras visit Ascot Racecourse on the first day of the Ascot Heath September Meeting to see some of the principal events.

At 2.30 Bishopsgate Apprentice Stakes (over one and a half miles)

At 3.30 Buckingham Palace Stakes (over five furlongs)

At 4.0 Clarence House Stakes (over six furlongs)

At 4.30 Marlborough House Stakes (over one mile)

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

: Mainly for Women: About the Home

Those Finishing Touches: 2
Elizabeth MacKenzie has some further suggestions for final details that give your knitted clothes a professional look.

Rosemary Meredith shows how to make a rope of onions and how to pick and store apples.

What's the Difference?
A housewife challenges two experts to tell her what to look for when buying cheese. The experts are: J. G. Harries, of the Milk Marketing Board, and Denis Jeffryes, a cheese buyer in the City of London.

From Junk Shop to Living Room
Christine Veasey shows how to make a coffee table out of a picture frame.

Introduced by Joan Gilbert.


Knitter/item presenter (Those Finishing Touches): Elizabeth Mackenzie
Item presenter (Gardening): Rosemary Meredith
Expert (What's the Difference?): J. G. Harries
Expert (What's the Difference?): Denis Jeffryes
Item presenter (From Junk Shop to Living Room): Christine Veasey
Presenter: Joan Gilbert
Producer: Ann Shead

: Racing at Ascot

At 3.30 - Buckingham Palace Stakes (over five furlongs)

: Watch with Mother: Rag, Tag, and Bobtail

For the Very Young
(A BBC film)

: Children's Television

The further adventures of Billy Bean and his Funny Machine: 2: The Jet Propelled Cuckoo
Written and produced by Vere Lorrimer
(Programme devised by Chuck Luchsinger and presented by arrangement with Monty Bailey-Watson)

Sketch Club
Adrian Hill gives some hints on picture making and shows you some of your own work.

Sea and Ships: 8: The Grand Bank Schooners
Alan Villiers discusses his films with Peter Scott.
For this last programme of the series Alan Villiers's film was taken in the North Atlantic on the Grand Banks, the famous cod-fishing grounds off Newfoundland. There the Portuguese use the same type of schooners, the little dories and the hand fishing lines, that Kipling wrote about in "Captains Courageous".
Produced by Ian Curtis from the BBC's West of England television studio
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(to 18.00)


Puppetry (Billy Bean and his Funny Machine): Elizabeth Donaldson
Assisted by (Billy Bean and his Funny Machine): Ann Pavitt
Assisted by (Billy Bean and his Funny Machine): Andrew Brownfoot
Voices (Billy Bean and his Funny Machine): Peter Hawkins
Voices (Billy Bean and his Funny Machine): Ivan Owen
Animations (Billy Bean and his Funny Machine): Reginald Jeffryes
Writer/Producer (Billy Bean and his Funny Machine): Vere Lorrimer
Presenter/Artist (Sketch Club): Adrian Hill
Filmmaker/Interviewee (Sea and Ships): Alan Villiers
Presenter/Interviewer (Sea and Ships): Peter Scott
Producer (Sea and Ships): Ian Curtis

: Highlight

People, events, comments of today.
Introduced by Cliff Michelmore.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore

: The Burns and Allen Show: Gracie Adopts a Dog

[Starring] George Burns and Gracie Allen in the film Gracie Adopts a Dog
(All transmitters except Wenvoe, North Hessary Tor and Les Platons)

7.30 Outlook
A miscellany from Wales.
(Wenvoe, North Hessary Tor and Les Platons only)


Himself (The Burns and Allen Show): George Burns
Herself (The Burns and Allen Show): Gracie Allen
Edited and produced by (Outlook): Selwyn Roderick
Edited and produced by (Outlook): John Ormond Thomas

: The Weekend Ahead

A preview of some of your programmes.

: Senor and Senora

Edmundo Ros and the Orchestra invite you to a Latin-American party.
(The Orchestra appears by permission of the Edmundo Ros Club)


Musicians: Edmundo Ros and the Orchestra
Presented by: Kenneth Milne-Buckley

: Pitfall

by Falkland L. Cary.
From the BBC's Midland Television studio
See foot of page

The author of tonight's play claims that it is not primarily a thriller. It is, he says, the story of a marriage which is slowly going wrong, and which is altered as the result of a short but agonising experience. Yet, despite his disclaimer, the play has a thrilling plot, and a brave ending.

Tile Draycotts, Vi and Keith, live in the comfort and security of their suburban home at Iverton, near Birmingham. But the marriage has gone slightly sour. Keith, junior partner in a firm of printers and publishers, is absorbed in his work, and Vi has fallen back on the companionship of Carol Armistead, a witty and amusing young woman whose own marriage has gone astray. Then one night, the whole pattern of the Draycott's life is thrown into confusion. A policeman comes to the door with the news that a woman has just been found strangled in a nearby copse. Keith had walked past the spot about the time the murder must have been committed. Naturally Keith denies having seen anything, but soon anonymous letters begin to arrive...
At 8.30


Writer: Falkland L. Cary
Producer: Peter Dews
Designer: Margaret Peacock
Keith Draycott: Allan Cuthbertson
Vi Draycott: Jessica Dunning
Carol Armistead: Ysanne Churchman
Mrs. Manby: Alison Bayley
Sergeant Harrison: Ralph Hallett
Pat Holme: Judith Hackett
Archie Steevens: John Dexter
Policeman: Leslie Dunn

: Is This Your Problem?

Edana Romney, Edgar Lustgarten and a group of advisers attempt to throw some light on personal problems brought to the studio by viewers.
Viewers who have problems which they would like to bring to the attention of this programme are invited to write to: Miss Edana Romney, Is This Your Problem?, [address removed]
(Programme devised by Edgar Lustgarten and Edana Romney)
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Presenter: Edana Romney
Presenter: Edgar Lustgarten
Presented by: Hugh Burnett

: Music Box

Alicia de Larrocha (piano)


Pianist: Alicia de Larrocha
Presented by: Christian Simpson

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