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BBC Television Outside Broadcast cameras visit Ascot Racecourse on the first day of the Ascot Heath October Meeting to see three of the principal events of the afternoon.

2.30 Mornington Stakes over one-and-a-half miles

3.0 Brocas Stakes over one-and-a-half miles

3.30 The Duke of Edinburgh Stakes over six furlongs

Clive Graham identifies the runners and riders in the paddock before each race.


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

Sandy Sandford and Jacko: The Magic Mirror

The Fisk Jubilee Singers
Some Negro spirituals sung by one of America's most famous choirs, directed by John W. Work.

The Gordon Honour: 2: The Potato Candlestick
(Second series)
The further adventures of a candlestick.
Written and produced by Shaun Sutton.
(A BBC telerecording of the broadcast on January 27)

(to 18.00)


Sandy Sandford
The Fisk Jubilee Singers
Singers directed by (The Fisk Jubilee Singers):
John W. Work
Presented by (The Fisk Jubilee Singers):
John Hunter Blair
Writer/Producer (The Gordon Honour):
Shaun Sutton
Fights arranged by (The Gordon Honour):
Peter Diamond
Lord Freddie Gordon/Philip Gordon:
Bruce Gordon
Admiral the Duke of Tyburne/Sir Frauds Gordon:
Paul Whitsun-Jones
Sir James Fitzwilliam/Sir Clive Fitzwilliam:
Colin Douglas
Ronnie Fitzwilliam/Sir Maurice Fitzwilliam:
Barry Letts
Penelope Bartley
Steward of the Castle:
Patrick Cargill
Peter Diamond
Queen Elizabeth I:
Peggy Thorpe-Bates
Other parts played by:
Anne Gilleno
Other parts played by:
Jeanne Cook
Other parts played by:
Garth Adams
Other parts played by:
Paddy Ward
Other parts played by:
Edgar Hunt

International Jumping Competition
Gamblers' Sweepstake for The William Hanson Trophy
From Harringay Arena, London.
Each obstacle in this competition corresponds in value to a playing card. Competitors pay a deposit and can select their own course to secure a maximum score; but they forfeit in shillings, to the value of its card, in the event of failure at any obstacle.


Dorian Williams
Raymond Brooks-Ward
Presented for television by:
Bill Duncalf

Alan Melville takes you from A-Z
(See top of page and page 6)

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: A
In the studio
Larry Adler and Yvonne Arnaud
and on film, the famous Spanish dancer Antonio
Audition of an unknown artist by Tom Arnold and Jack Payne
the music of Harold Arlen
and this week's special guest Arthur Askey

(Arthur Askey appears by arrangement with Jack Hylton; Antonio appears by arrangement with Peter Daubeny Productions, Ltd., and Leon Hepner)


Alan Melville
Larry Adler
Yvonne Arnaud
null Antonio
Tom Arnold
Jack Payne
Arthur Askey
Beryl Kaye
Orchestra directed by:
Eric Robinson
Stephen Taylor
W. Macqueen-Pope
Peter Noble
Bryan Sears

Regional Variations (2)

Zoo Quest for a Dragon: 2: Borneo

BBC Television

Zoo Quest

Zoo Quest for a Dragon

Borneo - Part Two

Duration: 24 minutes

on BBC Television

Available for over a year

First transmitted in 1956, David Attenborough and the Zoo Quest team venture to the islands of South East Asia in search of the legendary Komodo dragon. Show more

by Charles Dickens
Adapted in thirteen weekly instalments by Vincent Tilsley

In which David is set to work in London and does not like it. And in which, encouraged by Mr. Micawber's certainty that "something will turn up", he forms a great resolution to make his way to Dover.


Charles Dickens
Adapted by:
Vincent Tilsley
Stuart Burge
Stephen Bundy
Douglas Allen
Mr. Edward Murdstone:
William Devlin
David Copperfield:
Leonard Cracknell
Mr. Barkis:
Meadows White
Clara Peggotty:
Edna Morris
Mealy Potatoes:
Ian Thompson
Mick Walker:
James Doran
Mr. Quinion:
John Kidd
Mr. Wilkins Micawber:
Hilton Edwards
Mrs. Emma Micawber:
Olga Lindo
Campbell Gray
Publican's wife:
Violet Gould
Michael Balfour
Donkey boy:
Norman Osborne
Others taking part:
John Dunbar
Others taking part:
Leslie Smith
Others taking part:
David Grahame

Accompanied by The Hindley-Taylor Six and The Dominant Seven directed by Norman George featuring Johnny Roadhouse (saxophone and clarinet).
From the BBC's North of England studios


Edna Savage
The Hindley-Taylor Six
The Dominant Seven
Directed by:
Norman George
Johnny Roadhouse
Dance routines:
Peter Darrell
Presented by:
Frederick Knapman

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