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: Trooping the Colour

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Takes the salute on Horse Guards Parade, Whitehall at the annual parade in celebration of her official birthday.
The Queen's Colour of the 1st Battalion Irish Guards is being trooped. There will be eight Guards with a Sovereign's Escort of the Household Cavalry Music played by Mounted Band of The Life Guards and the Massed Bands and Drums of the Brigade of Guards
(to 12.15)


Musicians: Mounted Band of The Life Guards
Musicians: The Massed Bands and Drums of the Brigade of Guards
Commentary: Michael Henderson
Presented for television by: Antony Craxton

: Mainly for Women

Domestic Forum
Viewers' questions discussed spontaneously by Ruth Drew, Rosemary McRobert
Franklin Engelmann and Alice Hooper Beck.
In the Chair, Joan Gilbert

Our Miss Pemberton: 23 - End and Beginning
Written by Philip King and Falkland Cary.
A story of life today in a small town.


Panellist (Domestic Forum): Ruth Drew
Panellist (Domestic Forum): Rosemary McRobert
Panellist (Domestic Forum): Franklin Engelmann
Panellist (Domestic Forum): Alice Hooper Beck
Chairman (Domestic Forum): Joan Gilbert
Producer (Domestic Forum): Barbara Crowther
Writer (Our Miss Pemberton): Philip King
Writer (Our Miss Pemberton): Falkland Cary
Producer (Our Miss Pemberton): Richard Gilbert
Geof Patterson: Terence Soall
Mrs Carter: Natalie Kent
Mary Pemberton: Margot Boyd
Edgar Hale: Edward Higgins
Barry Hale: Norman Foreman
George Pearce: Alan Rolfe
Vicar: Robert Webber
Betty Spencer: Julia Worth

: Watch with Mother: Rag, Tag, and Bobtail

For the Very Young
David Enders tells the story.
Sam and Elizabeth Williams make the pictures


Narrator: David Enders
Pictures: Sam Williams
Pictures: Elizabeth Williams
Script: Louise Cochrane

: Children's Television presents...

Champion, the Wonder Horse: The Canyon of Wanted Men
There's trouble afoot when bad men plot to seize Champion's herd, but when the gangsters kidnap Ricky as well they betray their scheme. The alarm is given and Champion and his friends swing into action.

5.25 Athletics
Geoffrey Dyson helps you to do well in your school sports.

5.40 Toytown: Pistols for Two
Another play by S. G. Hulme Beaman.
Puppets by Gordon Murray and settings by Andrew Brownfoot from illustrations by S. G. Hulme Beaman.


The Wonder Horse: Champion
Rebel, the dog: Blaze
Ricky North: Barry Curtis
Uncle Sandy: Jim Bannon
Presenter (Athletics): Geoffrey Dyson
Writer/illustrations (Toytown): S. G. Hulme Beaman
Voices (Toytown): Margaret Ward
Voices (Toytown): Peter Hawkins
Voices (Toytown): Noel Coleman
Voices (Toytown): Ivan Owen
Puppeteer (Toytown): Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer (Toytown): Molly Gibson
Puppeteer (Toytown): Elizabeth Thorndike
Puppeteer (Toytown): Bob Bura
Puppeteer (Toytown): John Hardwick
Puppets/producer (Toytown): Gordon Murray
Settings (Toytown): Andrew Brownfoot

: Tonight

Look around with Cliff Michelmore.
Sport- Music- People - Politics
Travel - Theatre - Cinema
with Derek Hart, Geoffrey Johnson Smith, Macdonald Hastings.
And including tonight's first race at Kempton Park
The Blackbird Selling Handicap


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Reporter: Derek Hart
Reporter: Geoffrey Johnson Smith
Reporter: Macdonald Hastings
Commentator (Racing): Peter O'Sullevan
Producer: Donald Baverstock

: Carole's Country Club

Carole Carr invites you to Carole's Country Club
with Chic Murray, Harry Locke is behind the bar.
and her guests include: Danny Purches, Tutte Lemkow and Sara Luzita


Singer: Carole Carr
Comedian: Chic Murray
Barman: Harry Locke
Singer: Danny Purches
Dancer: Tutte Lemkow
Dancer: Sara Luzita
Orchestra conducted by: Eric Robinson
Production: James Gilbert

: Racing at Kempton Park

Television outside broadcast cameras cover two of this evening's principal races.

7.30 The Mark Hall Handicap over 2 miles

8.0 The Charles Greenwood Handicap Stakes over 1 mile, 3 furlongs

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


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

: Kelly's Eye

Barbara Kelly invites you to look-in on life through Kelly's Eye.
An informal programme in which Barbara Kelly guest celebrities and an invited audience discuss topics of importance in our everyday life.
Musical Interludes: Stanley Black and Larry Cross


Presenter: Barbara Kelly
Musician (Musical Interlude)/Orchestra director: Stanley Black
Singer (Musical Interlude): Larry Cross
Script and research: Ken Smith
Musical arrangements: Bruce Campbell
Producer: Harry Carlisle

: Sheep's Clothing

[Starring] Digby Wolfe
with Lita Roza, Ronnie Corbett, Larry Taylor.


Orchestra conducted by: George Clouston
Scriptwriter: S. C. Green
Scriptwriter: R. M. Hills
Designer: Frederick Knapman
Producer: Russell Turner
Comedian: Digby Wolfe
[Actress]: Lita Roza
Valet: Ronnie Corbett
[Actor]: Larry Taylor

: The Widows of Jaffa

by Evan Jones.
[Starring] Leo McKern with Patrick Allen and Peter Wyngarde

The action takes place in 1949 in and around, an Arab refugee camp in the Gaza Strip some months after the close of the Arab-Israeli war


Writer: Evan Jones
Designer: Richard Henry
Producer: Stuart Burge
M'Hammad, doorkeeper: Frank Singuineau
Andrew, the new Camp-leader: Patrick Allen
Mustafa, his interpreter: Peter Wyngarde
Abed, his office clerk: Marne Maitland
Abu Mahmoud, a merchant of Jaffa: Harold Kasket
Hafiz, his son: Nadim Sawalha
Eddie, the Camp Co-ordinator: Leo McKern
Abdel Rahman, an Arab boy: Frank Aiello
Egyptian Officer: Paul Stassino
Haj Amin Abu Khadra, a refugee from Jaffa: Wilfred Brambell

: Animal, Vegetable, Mineral?

A fortnightly programme in which a panel of experts is challenged to identify a series of unusual objects.
The experts include: Professor Thomas Bodkin, Sir Alec Martin
The Challengers: The Antique Dealers Fair
Chairman: Glyn Daniel


Expert: Professor Thomas Bodkin
Expert: Sir Alec Martin
Chairman: Glyn Daniel
Presented by: Nancy Thomas

: Trooping the Colour

A BBC telerecording of part of this morning's ceremony.

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