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: Racing at Newbury

BBC Television outside broadcast cameras cover three of this afternoon's principal races.

2.0 The Hedge Hoppers' Hurdle Race for three-year-olds only over two miles and 85 yards

2.30 The William Clark Handicap for three-year-olds and upwards over 1 miles

3.0 The Creslow Steeplechase for four-year-olds and upwards over two miles


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

: Brass Band Festival

Bandsmen from all over England gather at the Royal Albert Hall, London, to compete in their greatest annual event, the Daily Herald National Brass Band Championships of Great Britain.
See page 5


Commentator: Philip Robinson
Presented for television by: John Vernon

: Children's Television presents: The Lone Ranger - Old Joe's Sister

Desperate crooks on the run from the sheriff think nothing of adding another murder to their tally of crimes. But Old Joe is tougher than they think, and they have yet to reckon with Lone Ranger and Tonto.


Lone Ranger: Clayton Moore
Tonto: Jay Silverheels

: Children's Television: Meeting People

Introduced by your host, Robert Gladwell.


Presenter: Robert Gladwell

: Children's Television: Thunder in the West: 3: King Monmouth

The adventures of a young Royalist during Monmouth's Rebellion.
Written in six parts by Constance Cox.


Writer: Constance Cox
Producer: Desmond O'Donovan
Film Cameraman: Leonard Newson
Film Editor: Ron de Mattos
Designer: Laurence Broadhouse
Sarah Drummond: Barbara Brown
Mr. Drummond: Joseph O'Conor
Mrs. Drummond: Hilary Mason
Anthony Drummond: Barry Foster
Simon Woodall: Meadows White
Landlady: Hope Jackman
The Duke of Monmouth: John Westbrook
Lord Gray: David Garth
Travelling painter: Michael Ward
Jonathan Carey: John Forrest
Nicholas Turnbull: Michael Meacham

: Today's Sport

Kenneth Wolstenholme gives today's major sports results.


Presenter: Kenneth Wolstenholme

: Six-Five Special

from Warren's Albert Ballroom, Glasgow.
With Josephine Douglas and Pete Murray introducing Freddie Mills, Colin Hicks and his Cabin Boys, Terry Wayne, Don Lang and his Frantic Five and a guest star.


Presenter: Josephine Douglas
Presenter: Pete Murray
Performer: Freddie Mills
Musicians: Colin Hicks and his Cabin Boys
Singer: Terry Wayne
Musicians: Don Lang and his Frantic Five
Scriptwriter: Trevor Peacock
Producer: Jack Good

: Wells Fargo: The Witness

The exciting adventures of the famous Western Stagecoach Service.
[Starring] Dale Robertson

A safe robbery followed by murder brings Jim Hardie to Dry Creek, Colorado. In the absence of any clue, he sets a trap for the unknown killer.


Jim Hardie: Dale Robertson

: Dixon of Dock Green: The Heel

Some stories of a London policeman by Ted Willis.
[Starring] Jack Warner as Dixon of Dock Green


Writer: Ted Willis
Script associate: Rex Edwards
Production: Douglas Moodie
P.C. George Dixon: Jack Warner
Nancy: Dorothy Casey
Clara: Fay Bura
Sue Ballantyne: Margaret Anderson
P.C. Bob Penney: Anthony Parker
Sergeant Grace Millard: Moira Mannion
Andy Crawford, C.I.D.: Peter Byrne
Mary: Jeannette Hutchinson
Sid Ballantyne: Michael Bryant
Alf Ballantyne: Thomas Heathcote
Sergeant Flint: Arthur Rigby

: The Saturday Show presents: Make Mine Music

A light-hearted musical entertainment
[Starring] Alma Cogan
featuring Hall, Norman, and Ladd, The Stargazers, Forbes Robinson, Beryl Kaye, Trio Raisner, Bob Cort and his Skiffle.

(Forbes Robinson appears by permission of the General Administrator, Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Ltd.)


Singer: Alma Cogan
Musical comedians: Hall, Norman, and Ladd
Singers: The Stargazers
Bass: Forbes Robinson
Dancer/Choreography: Beryl Kaye
Harmonicists: Trio Raisner
Musicians: Bob Cort and his Skiffle
Orchestra conducted by: Eric Robinson
Designer: Tony Abbott
Producer: Bryan Sears

: What's My Line?

Television's most popular panel game with Isobel Barnett, Barbara Kelly, Gilbert Harding, David Nixon.
In the chair: Eamonn Andrews

("What's My Line?" is devised by Mark Goodson and Bill Todman and is televised by arrangement with CBS and Maurice Winnick)


Panellist: Isobel Barnett
Panellist: Barbara Kelly
Panellist: Gilbert Harding
Panellist: David Nixon
Chairman: Eamonn Andrews
Devised by: Mark Goodson
Devised by: Bill Todman
Presented by: Harry Carlisle

: The Phil Silvers Show: Recruiting Sergeant

[Starring] Phil Silvers as Sergeant Bilko

The Colonel and his recruiting drive hamper Bilko's efforts to back a certain winner. His platoon's Welfare Fund saves the bookmaker from the police-but not from the Army.


Sergeant Bilko: Phil Silvers

: Sports Special

Sportsview film cameras bring you today's sport tonight.
Introduced by Kenneth Wolstenholme.


Presenter: Kenneth Wolstenholme
Editor: Paul Fox
Editor: Ronnie Noble
Presented by: Tom Millett

: Facts and Figures: Television

Early days as a rich man's toy -sets and transmitters spread across the nation. How much do people watch? What do they watch? How have programmes changed?
This programme provides these and other facts and figures about the twenty-one years of BBC Television.
Followed by Weather and Close Down


Prepared by: Frank Blackaby
Charts designed and animated by: Alfred Wurmser
Described by: Huw Wheldon
Presented by: Don Haworth

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