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: Royal Ascot

The Royal Procession drives up the course to the Royal Enclosure before the first race.

2.30 The Jersey Stakes for three-year-olds over seven furlongs

3.5 The Queen Mary Stakes for two-year-old fillies over five furlongs

3.45 The Royal Hunt Cup
A handicap race for three-year-olds and upwards over the Royal Hunt Cup Course of one mile

4.20 The Coronation Stakes for three-year-old fillies over the Old Mile

Clive Graham identifies the horses and jockeys in the Parade Ring before each race.
Roma Fairley describes the fashions.


Commentator: Peter O'Sullevan
Parade Ring commentator: Clive Graham
Reporter: Roma Fairley
Presented for television by: Dennis Monger

: Watch with Mother: The Flowerpot Men

For the Very Young
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
Gladys Whitred sings the songs
Peter Hawkins speaks the voices
Maria Bird writes the songs and music
(A BBC Television Film)
(to 16.45)


Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Singer: Gladys Whitred
Voices: Peter Hawkins
Songwriter/Music: Maria Bird

: Children's Television presents: The Black Tulip: 3: Danger

by Alexandre Dumas.
Adapted as a serial in five parts by Estelle Holt.

(A BBC telerecording of the broadcast on September 4, 1956)


Author: Alexandre Dumas
Adapted by: Estelle Holt
Producer: Naomi Capon
Cornelius van Baerle: Douglas Wilmer
The Executioner: Bernard Bresslaw
Gryphus: Mervyn Blake
Mynheer van Spennen: Michael Aldridge
Isaac Boxtel: Anthony Jacobs
Rosa: Sheila Shand-Gibbs
William, Prince of Orange: Henry Davies
Prince's Guard: Bernard Cribbins
Other parts played by: Charles Saynor
Other parts played by: Owen Berry
Other parts played by: Ewart Wheeler
Other parts played by: Richard Holt
Other parts played by: Michael Cosmo
Other parts played by: Catharine Ellison
Other parts played by: Bart Allison
Other parts played by: Beatrix Carter
Other parts played by: Nigel Sharpe
Other parts played by: Patricia Berry
Other parts played by: Patrick Milner
Other parts played by: Kenneth Warren
Other parts played by: Clive Carson
Other parts played by: Margery Fleeson
Other parts played by: Alistair Speed
Other parts played by: Barbara Leslie
Other parts played by: Anthony Sheppard
Other parts played by: Howell Davies
Other parts played by: Bruce Wightman
Other parts played by: Richard Statman

: Children's Television: Question Marks

Peter West asks Who? What? Why? When? Where? and expects you to know the answers in this question and answer game including country questions with Percy Edwards the bird man.


Presenter: Peter West
Co-presenter: Percy Edwards
Director: Michael Bowen
Producer: Cliff Michelmore

: Tonight

Look around with Cliff Michelmore.
Sport - Music - People - Politics
Travel - Theatre - Cinema
with Derek Hart and Geoffrey Johnson Smith
See page 4


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Reporter: Derek Hart
Reporter: Geoffrey Johnson Smith
Producer: Donald Baverstock

: Amos 'n' Andy: Ready-made Family

[Starring] Amos 'n' Andy in the film Ready-made Family
A wife and a baby are borrowed to impress rich Uncle Clarence, but he is not impressed by the embarrassing consequences.

: The Burns and Allen Show: Eastward Bound

[Starring] George Burns and Gracie Allen in the film Eastward Bound
George's idea is to use a famous nuclear scientist, travelling incognito on the coast-to-coast express, for publicity. Gracie picks the wrong man and there is a surprise ending in New York.


Himself: George Burns
Herself: Gracie Allen

: Show Band Parade

Cyril Stapleton presents Show Band Parade.
Featuring the BBC Show Band in popular music of yesterday, today, and tomorrow with Petula Clark, Marie Benson and the Londonairs, Alice Babs, Yvette Horner, The Show Band Singers and The Dancers.


Presenter/Conductor: Cyril Stapleton
Musicians: The BBC Show Band
Singer: Petula Clark
Group: Marie Benson and the Londonairs
Singer: Alice Babs
Accordionist: Yvette Horner
Singers: The Show Band Singers
Show Band Singers directed by: Cliff Adams
Designer: Audley Southcott
Production scenes staged by: Tommy Linden
Producer: Graeme Muir

: Precious Bane: Part 4

by Mary Webb
Adapted for television in six weekly instalments by Constance Cox
[Starring] Daphne Slater, Paul Daneman, Patrick Troughton with Nora Nicholson

The action takes place in Shropshire; in the Mug of Cider and the market at Lullingford; at the Sarn farm; and in Mr. Grimble's kitchen.
Time: 1814


Author: Mary Webb
Adapted by: Constance Cox
Producer: Campbell Logan
Designer: Stephen Bundy
First old man: Jim Watts
Second old man: Bert Simms
Gideon Sarn: Patrick Troughton
Jancis Beguildy: Petra Davies
Camperdine the Squire's son: Raymond Young
Grimble: Michael Brennan
Prue Sarn: Daphne Slater
Mrs. Grimble: Beatrice Kane
Callard: Sidney Vivian
Kester Woodseaves: Paul Daneman
Huglet: Arthur Mayne
Mrs. Callard: Amy Dalby
Apothecary: Horace Sequeira
Mrs. Sarn: Nora Nicholson
Tivvy: Charmian Eyre
Other parts played by: Bart Allison
Other parts played by: Grant Duprey
Other parts played by: Winifred Hill
Other parts played by: Richard McNeff
Other parts played by: Fraser White
Other parts played by: Valerie Ward

: Trevor Howard

A film profile
Trevor Howard is interviewed by Peter Haigh.
Excerpts from some of his films will be shown including 'Brief Encounter', 'The Third Man', 'Cockleshell Heroes', 'Interpol' and 'Manuela'.
Other stars seen include: Celia Johnson, Joseph Cotten, Jose Ferrer, Anita Ekberg,
Elsa Martinelli.
Films by courtesy of the Rank Organisation, British Lion Films, and Columbia Pictures


Interviewee: Trevor Howard
Interviewer: Peter Haigh
Presented by: Alan Sleath

: Now: Dive by Night

Sit tight in your chair And we'll take you there
Dive by Night below the waters of the Mediterranean
The underwater research ship Calypso is anchored south of Marseilles. Tonight Commandant Jacques Yves Cousteau and his team of divers take outside broadcast cameras and floodlights deep into the silent world of the sea.
The Men on the Spot: Wynford Vaughan Thomas and Bob Danvers-Walker.

(by courtesy of Radiodiffusion-Television Francaise)
(See page 3)


Diver: Commandant Jacques Yves Cousteau
Presenter: Wynford Vaughan Thomas
Presenter: Bob Danvers-Walker
Programme presented for Television by: Robin Scott

: Facts and Figures: The H-Bomb and Radiation

There are hazards to man in any nuclear test. What are the effects of radiation? How much do atomic and hydrogen bombs let off in peacetime add to radiation already existing from natural sources? Tonight's programme deals with a recent report of the Medical Research Council on these questions.


Prepared by: Frank Blackaby
Charts: Alfred Wurmser
Described by: Huw Wheldon
Presented by: George Angeloglou

: News

followed by Weather and Close Down

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