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The first of two visits, to this famous Berkshire racecourse on the first day of the September Meeting.

2.30 The Bishopsgate Apprentice Stakes (Handicap)
For three-year-olds and upwards, to be ridden by apprentices over the Swinley Course of one mile and a half
Clive Graham identifies the horses and jockeys in the Parade Ring before the race.

Television will be at Ascot for all three days of the autumn meeting which includes, on Saturday, the inaugural race for the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes - a major new event for three-year-olds and upwards. The commentator throughout will be Peter O'Sullevan, who is thirty-seven years old, the racing correspondent of the Daily Express, and who is under contract to BBC Television.

(to 14.40 app.)


Peter O'Sullevan
Parade ring commentator:
Clive Graham

Introduced by Joan Gilbert.

A selection of items from the current Handicrafts Exhibition in London provided by craftsmen from overseas.

Foreign Cookery
George Dertu cooks a Gourjonnade de Filets de Soles Murat.

Winter is Coming: 2 - Water Heating
Joan Robins examines modern appliances.

Why on Earth?
Doreen Stephens describes a new programme.


Joan Gilbert
Cook (Foreign Cookery):
George Dertu
Item presenter (Winter is Coming):
Joan Robins
Item presenter (Why on Earth?):
Doreen Stephens
S. E. Reynolds

4.30 The Marlborough House Stakes (Handicap)
For three-year-old fillies over the Old Mile

Clive Graham identifies the horses and jockeys in the Parade Ring before the race.
(to 16.40 app.)


Peter O'Sullevan
Parade ring commentator:
Clive Graham
Presented for television by:
John Vernon

Jack Roland
Jack bakes a cake!

Children of the Commonwealth
The first of a new series of programmes presenting the lives of other children in the family of nations. This week Ulric Cross introduces you to children from Trinidad.

Motor Racing
During the practices at Oulton Park, Cheshire, you are invited to join some of the drivers, mechanics, and cars.
Your guide, Trevor Hill

On the Track: 2 - Line Clear!
A series of programmes in which beginners and experts help to build a model railway.
Introduced by Raymond Baxter and John Hazell.

(to 18.00)


Jack Roland
Presenter (Children of the Commonwealth):
Ulric Cross
Guide (Motor Racing):
Trevor Hill
Presented by (Motor Racing):
William Cave
Presenter (On the Track):
Raymond Baxter
Presenter (On the Track):
John Hazell

A fortnightly programme in which a panel of experts is challenged to identify a series of unusual objects.
The Experts:
Sir Mortimer Wheeler, Professor of Archaeology, University of London
Thomas Bodkin, Former Director of the Barber Institute and Professor of Fine Arts at Birmingham University
Hugh Shortt, Curator of Salisbury Museum
v. The Challengers: Four private collectors
Chairman, Glyn Daniel, Fellow of St. John's College, Cambridge
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Sir Mortimer Wheeler
Thomas Bodkin
Hugh Shortt
Glyn Daniel
Presented by:
Paul Johnstone

A television play by Philip Mackie.
From the novel by Arthur Morrison.
[Starring] Mervyn Johns

A tale of the East End of London a hundred years ago.
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Philip Mackie
From the novel by:
Arthur Morrison
Alvin Rakoff
Stewart Marshall
John Franklyn
Geoffrey Bellman
Silent man:
Percy Cartwright
Captain Nat Kemp:
Mervyn Johns
Douglas Hankin
Blind George:
Harvey Corbett
Russell Waters
Dan Ogle:
Alan Tilvern
Musky Mag:
Hilda Fenemore
Bob Crute:
Tom Bowan
Mr. Cripps:
Edmund Gray
Sydney Tafler
Mrs Grimes:
Kathleen Boutall
First Policeman:
Lockwood West
Second Policeman:
Howard Lang
John Paul
Police Sergeant:
Colin Douglas

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