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Public Service announcements.

: Grandstand

(See panel)
(Details of next week's Grandstand)

1.0 to 5.15
Introduced by Alan Weeks

Golf at 1.10: The World Series
Arnold Palmer, Bobby Nichols, Ken Venturi, and Tony Lema play for a prize of 50,000 dollars at the Firestone Country Club, Akron, Ohio

Racing from Ascot Heath
2.0 Kensington Palace Stakes over 6 furlongs
2.30 Blue Seal Stakes over 6 furlongs
3.0 Red Deer Stakes over 11 miles
3.35 Queen Elizabeth II Stakes over I mile

Athletics from Alexandra Park, Portsmouth from 2.35: British Olympic Team v. The Rest

Sports news service throughout the afternoon
At 4.50 Results service including: Racing summaries Classified Football Results Rugby Union and Rugby League Results

(While it is hoped to keep to the above timings, they may be changed by events)
(At 7.5 on BBC-2 Match of the Day)


Presenter: Alan Weeks
Golfer: Arnold Palmer
Golfer: Bobby Nichols
Golfer: Ken Venturi
Golfer: Tony Lema
Commentator (Racing): Peter O'Sullevan
Commentator (Racing): Clive Graham
Television Presentation (Racing): A.P. Wilkinson
Commentator (Athletics): Max Robertson
Television Presentation (Athletics): Alan Mouncer
Presented: by Richard Tilling
Associate Editor: Lawrie Higgins
Associate Editor: Alan Hart
Editor: Cliff Morgan

: The Valiant Varneys: The Incredible Adventures of Dr. Henry Varney and Mr. Hyde

Starring Reg Varney
with Ronald Adam, Grace Arnold, Roger Avon, Gwenda Ewen, Scot Finch, Juliet St. David
(First transmission on July 30)


Script: David Cumming
Designer: Peter Brachacki
Director: Peter Whitmore
Producer: Johnny Downes
Dr. Henry Varney: Reg Varney
[Actor]: Ronald Adam
[Actress]: Grace Arnold
[Actor]: Roger Avon
[Actress]: Gwenda Ewen
[Actor]: Scot Finch
[Actress]: Juliet St. David

: Juke Box Jury

A new disc - a Hit or a Miss?
This week's panel: Roy Castle, Peter Murray, Adrienne Poster and another guest
In the chair, David Jacobs


Panellist: Roy Castle
Panellist: Peter Murray
Panellist: Adrienne Poster
Chairman: David Jacobs
Programme devised by: Peter Potter
Presented by: Neville Wortman

: The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters: The Day of the Killer

A film series starring Dan O'Herlihy as Dr. Sardius McPheeters and Kurt Russell as his son Jaimie in tales of adventure along the California gold rush trail of '49.

Tragedy strikes the caravan when Mexican outlaws ride into camp searching for the wounded gunman being cared for by Doc.


Dr. Sardius McPheeters: Dan O'Herlihy
Jaimie: Kurt Russell

: Dixon of Dock Green: The Night Man

Written by David Ellis
A series created by Ted Willis
Starring Jack Warner


Writer: David Ellis
Series created by: Ted Willis
Costume Supervisor: Maureen Copley
Make-up Supervisor: Marcia Patterson
Designer: Derek Dodd
Director: Robin Nash
Production: Ronald Marsh
George Dixon: Jack Warner
Joe Cook: Leslie Dwyer
Geoffrey Smart: David Lander
Alf Collins: James Brewer
Frankie Stern: Harry Towb
W.P.C. Shirley Palmer: Anne Carroll
Dolly Nelson: Anna Wing
P.C. Roberts: Geoffrey Kenion
W.P. Sgt. Bell: Patricia Forde
Det-Sgt. Andy Crawford: Peter Byrne
Lucy Fletcher: Margery Fleeson
Sniffy Baker: Jimmy Gardner
Peggy: Barbara Keogh
Det-Con Lauderdale: Geoffrey Adams
Station Sgt Flint: Arthur Rigby
W.P.C. Liz Harris: Zeph Gladstone
Arthur Davies: Desmond Cullum Jones
Mabel Davies: Yootha Joyce
P.C. Wills: Nicholas Donnelly
Relief Manager: Michael Earl

: The Billy Cotton Band Show

in which Billy Cotton calls Wakey-Wakey!
with Russ Conway
Special guest stars,
From France: Sacha Distel
From America: Dionne Warwick
and Alan Breeze, Kathie Kay, Roy Hudd, The Cotton Singers, Pierre and Co.


Presenter/Bandleader: Billy Cotton
Musicians: The Billy Cotton Band
Pianist: Russ Conway
Singer/guest star: Sacha Distel
Singer/guest star: Dionne Warwick
Singer: Alan Breeze
Singer: Kathie Kay
Comedian: Roy Hudd
Singers: The Cotton Singers
Performers: Pierre and Co.
Costumes: Jane Roberts
Film cameraman: James Balfour
Film cameraman: John Tiley
Associate conductor: Harry Rabinowitz
Script and original lyrics: Robert Gray
Staging: Malcolm Goddard
Design: Colin Pigott
Production: Michael Hurll

: Doctor Kildare: Man is a Rock

A film series starring Richard Chamberlain as Dr. Kildare and Raymond Massey as Dr. Gillespie.

In this first episode of the new season Dr. Kildare and Dr. Gillespie, dealing in their usual sympathetic manner with the patients at Blair General Hospital, have to cope with a high-pressure salesman who is unable to give up the pace which is killing him.


Dr. Kildare: Richard Chamberlain
Dr. Gillespie: Raymond Massey

: Election Broadcast

on behalf of the Conservative and Unionist Party.

: The World's Greatest Showman

A film tribute to Cecil B. Demille.
A legend in his lifetime, and perhaps the world's most famous film director, the list of DeMille's productions is a roll call of some of the most spectacular and successful films in the history of Hollywood and includes many of the screen's most famous stars.


Subject: Cecil B. Demille

: News and Sport

: The Third Man: Frame Up

A film series starring Michael Rennie as Harry Lime with Jonathan Harris as Bradford Webster.

A beautiful young woman gets into Harry Lime's hotel suite, followed by an irate husband. Once again Harry has to use his ingenuity to get out of a dangerous situation.


Teleplay by: Gene Wang
Story consultant: Warner Law
Director: Paul Henreid
Producer: Irving Asher
Executive producer: Vernon Burns
Harry Lime: Michael Rennie
Bradford Webster: Jonathan Harris
Jennifer Reiner: Grace Raynor
Philip Reiner: Frank Albertson
Lt. Morrell: Steve Gravers
Sun Fat Sing: Allen Jung

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