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Featuring The St. Leger
Direct from Doncaster
Introduced by David Coleman

Today's Timetable:

in America at 1.20: Joe Brown v. Gale Kerwin (World Lightweight Champion)
An exclusive recording of this week's lightweight fight at Columbus, Ohio Commentator Jack Drees

direct from Doncaster
2.0 The Danum Selling Stakes
2.30 The Glasgow Paddocks Nursery Handicap
3.15 The St. Leger Stakes
The final classic of the season, raced over 1 mile, 6 furlongs and 132 yards to the value of £5,000

Farnborough Air Display
at 3.25 app.
The world's leading air show, featuring the most up-to-date designs and developments. Organised by the Society of British Aircraft Constructors.
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[Photo caption] The Blackburn NA.39

Sports Results Service
5.0 app. Football and Racing summaries including classified Football Results


David Coleman
Joe Brown
Gale Kerwin
Commentator (Boxing):
Jack Drees
Commentator (Racing):
Peter O'Sullevan
Commentator (Racing):
Clive Graham
Television Presentation (Racing):
Ray Lakeland
Commentator (Farnborough Air Display):
Charles Gardner
Television Presentation (Farnborough Air Display):
Dennis Monger
Presented by:
Bryan Cowgill
Programme Editor:
Paul Fox

Presenting before a young audience the latest in popular records with the opinions of Peggy Cummins, Eric Sykes, Eric Robinson, Susan Stranks.
In the chair, David Jacobs


Peggy Cummins
Eric Sykes
Eric Robinson
Susan Stranks
David Jacobs
Devised by:
Peter Potter
Presented by:
Russell Turner

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At 7.15 Tonight: The return of some stories of a London policeman by Ted Willis

[Caption] If you want to know the time, ask... Dixon of Dock Green ...He'll say 'Saturday at 7.15'

When P.C. George Dixon and the rest of the staff of the Dock Green Manor went on holiday earlier this year, the atmosphere was anything but gay. For P.C. Bob Penney, in the course of trying to make an arrest, had been killed, and the gap left by his sudden death, seemed impossible to fill. Many viewers wrote in to criticise author Ted Willis for his cold-blooded 'murder': many pleaded for the return of Bob when the series started again - but these pleas fell on deaf ears. Ted Willis is quite unrepentant. 'But I am impressed,' he says, 'and gratified to find that the public reacts so strongly to this kind of thing. For policeman are killed and injured while on duty - and the more the public appreciates these dangers, the better for all concerned.'

The new series, which begins on Saturday, is the sixth and will see the 100th edition take the air in a few weeks' time. All the old familiars will be back - and one or two newcomers - including a young cadet, Jamie MacPherson from Kirkintilloch, played by David Webster. Many of the more popular supporting characters, too, will be there again, while in the first episode viewers should have no difficulty in recognising 'Trotter Kelly' - for he is played by the actor who gave such a brilliant performance as Abel Magwitch in "Great Expectations" - Jerold Wells.

[Photo captions] Jack Warner as George Dixon.
On duty again: Sergeant Flint and Sergeant Grace Millard - two of the stalwarts of Dock Green Manor - are played once more by Arthur Rigby and Moira Mannion.
Peter Byrne and Jeanette Hutchinson are probably the best-known young 'married' couple in British television - as Andy Crawford, C.I.D., and Mary, Dixon's daughter.


Ted Willis
Fanny Taylor
Douglas Moodie
P.C. George Dixon:
Jack Warner
Jeanette Hutchinson
Andy Crawford, C.I.D:
Peter Byrne
Sergeant Flint:
Arthur Rigby
P.C. Lauderdale:
Geoffrey Adams
P.C. Hughes:
Graham Ashley
Cadet Jamie MacPherson:
David Webster
Trotter Kelly:
Jerold Wells
Annie Stobart:
Freda Bamford
Prison Governor:
James Raglan
Principal Officer:
Richard Burrell
Pinky Croft:
Harold Goodwin
Sergeant Grace Millard:
Moira Mannion
Mrs. Croft:
Bernadette Milnes
Walter Blake:
Lionel Wheeler
Clive Baxter

Tommy Trinder opens his Trinder Box
and discloses Dennis Lotis, Janet Ball, Mac Ronay and Guest star, Alma Cogan


Tommy Trinder
Dennis Lotis
Janet Ball
Mac Ronay
Singer/guest star:
Alma Cogan
Denis Goodwin
Additional material:
David Ellis
Musical associate:
Bert Waller
Janet Ball
Orchestra under the direction of:
Nat Temple
Malcolm Goulding
G. B. Lupino

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

Among the films it is hoped to include:

Association Football: Leicester City v. Newcastle United; Manchester United v. Tottenham Hotspur

Racing: The St. Leger Stakes


Kenneth Wolstenholme
Ronnie Noble
Presented by:
A. P. Wilkinson

Written by Fred Feldkamp.
The story of the war against Japan.

From mid-1944 onwards, Allied air attacks on Japan became more serious in purpose. Instead of token raids to boost morale at home, they were now serious attempts to blast Japan into defeat. The climax came twelve months later, when the B.29 Enola Gay took off from the Marianas on the most momentous bombing-run of the war.
A March of Time production


Fred Feldkamp
Jack Bush
Arthur B. Tourtellot

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