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: Racing at Kempton Park

BBC Television Outside Broadcast cameras cover three of this afternoon's principal races.

2.0 May Handicap Stakes over seven furlongs

2.30 Royal George Stakes over one mile and three furlongs

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

Commentators, Peter O'Sullevan and Clive Graham of the Daily Express


Commentator: Peter O'Sullevan
Commentator: Clive Graham
Presented for Television by: Dennis Monger

: Mainly for Women: Keep Fit with Eileen Fowler

A weekly series of exercises to music.
From the BBC's Midland Television Studio

A pamphlet giving notes on these exercises (price 9d.) and a folder for Women's Television Notes (Price 2s. 0d.) may be obtained, post free, from [address removed]. (Crossed postal order, please-not stamps.)


Exerciser: Eileen Fowler
Arranged by: Ann Shead
Presented by: Desmond O'Leary

: I Married Joan

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


Joan Stevens: Joan Davis

: Watch with Mother: The Woodentops

For the Very Young
(A BBC Television Film)
(to 16.00)

: Children's Television: Children's Caravan

Children's Caravan arrives at Bristol Zoo.
Jeremy Geidt your Caravan Showman rings up the curtain on Elton Hayes, Clive Dunn, Don Tasker and Dorothy Fraser, Henry Vadden, Spence and Davies, Windy Blow and Rosie, the musical elephant accompanied by the Caravan Quartet and assisted by the children of Bristol.


Showman/Scriptwriter: Jeremy Geidt
Singer/Guitarist: Elton Hayes
Comedian: Clive Dunn
Dancer: Don Tasker
Dancer: Dorothy Fraser
Juggler: Henry Vadden
Musical clowns: Spence and Davies
Clown: Windy Blow
Musicians: The Caravan Quartet
Scriptwriter/producer: Peter Newington
Additional dialogue: Clive Dunn

: Tonight

Look around with Cliff Michelmore.
with Derek Hart and Geoffrey Johnson Smith.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Reporter: Derek Hart
Reporter: Geoffrey Johnson Smith

: Gardening Club

A weekly date for enthusiasts to meet Percy Thrower and his gardening friends.

Today Percy Thrower advises on summer bedding plants and suggests planning schemes for the flower beds. In the greenhouse he demonstrates how to take the side-shoots from the tomato plants and the way to pollinate their flowers.
His guest is Jack Matthews who shows some of the beautiful shrubs which are flowering now and suggests useful varieties for the smaller garden.
(A BBC telerecording)


Presenter: Percy Thrower
Guest: Jack Matthews
Producer: John Furness

: The Grove Family: House Bound

by Sheila Hodgson.


Writer: Sheila Hodgson
Based on the series devised by: Michael Pertwee
Based on the series devised by: Roland Pertwee
Director: Richard West
Producer: John Warrington
Mrs. Grove: Ruth Dunning
Jack: Peter Bryant
Lennie: Christopher Beeny
Gran: Nancy Roberts
Rodney: Sam Jephcott
Mr. Peacock: Gordon Phillpott

: What's in the Picture?

asks Denzil Batchelor.
Viewers are invited to join a team of four in trying to find the answers in 'The Newsreel Game'.


Presenter: Denzil Batchelor
Producer: John Furness

: A-Z: P

Alan Melville takes you from A-Z through the world of entertainment and some of its more unusual aspects.The programme based on the A.B.C. of Show Business by Wolf Mankowitz.
This week's letter 'P' for Personalities including
J. B. Priestley specially filmed for this programme
Wilfred Pickles and Mabel
Jack Payne
Popov, the celebrated Russian clown in a telefilm specially made for this programme and flown over from Moscow and The music of Cole Porter.


Presenter: Alan Melville
Author (A.B.C. of Show Business): Wolf Mankowitz
Interviewee: J. B. Priestley
Interviewees: Wilfred Pickles and Mabel
Vocalist: Jack Payne
Clown: Popov
Choreography: Beryl Kaye
Orchestra director: Eric Robinson
Designer: Stephen Taylor
Researcher: W. Macqueen-Pope
Researcher: Peter Noble
Compiled by: Ken Smith
Producer: Bryan Sears

: Half the World Away: 3: Singapore

A series of three programmes in which Christopher Chataway meets young men and women of his own generation in Asia.


Presenter/Film script and commentary: Christopher Chataway
Film script and commentary/Director: Stephen Hearst
Film Cameraman: Peter Hamilton
Film Recordist: Michael Colomb
Film Editor: Harry Hastings
Producer: Richard Cawston

: Canadian Television Theatre presents: Big League Goalie

by Mac Shoub

Matt Walker keeps goal for an ice-hockey team at the top of its League. For two years running he has won the Vezina Trophy, awarded to the net-minder who has let in the fewest goals, But now the tensions of big league play are beginning to tell...
(Telerecording presented by arrangement with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation)


Writer: Mac Shoub
Producer: W.T. Kotcheff
Designer: Edgar Krumins
Supervising Producer: Sydney Newman
Matt Walker: John Glenson
Coach: James Doohan
Trainer: Joe Austin
Manager: George Robertson
Laura Walker: Jill Foster
Doctor: Frank Perry
Referee: Tom Harvey

: In and Out of the Ring

A visit to Chipperfield's Circus at Bradford with Jacqueline Mackenzie introducing Lt.-Col. J.H. Williams O.B.E. ('Elephant Bill').

(See page 4)


Presenter: Jacqueline MacKenzie
Entertainer: Lt.-Col. J.H. Williams
Producer: Ray Lakeland

: Press Conference

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


Presented by: Hugh Burnett

: News

followed by Weather and Close Down

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