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: Stereophony

See page 15
(sound only)
(to 10.30)

: The Science of Man: Series 3: From Egg to Adult: Sex and Reproduction

A course in human biology.

Is sex really necessary?
Dr. Alex Comfort, University College, London.
A BBC Educational broadcast
Repeated on Tuesday at 10.55 p.m.
See page 5


Presenter: Dr. Alex Comfort
Director: Nat Taylor
Series edited by: James McCloy

: Komm Mit!: 1: Ankunft

Wir sprechen Deutsch
A course of thirty lessons for beginners.

Dieter Rolf arrives at Neustadt station and meets Heidi Peters.
with Heidi Treutler, Dieter Geissler
Introduced by Sabine Michael and Paul Hansard.
A BBC Educational broadcast
Repeated on Thursday at 11.0 p.m.
See page 5


Presenter: Sabine Michael
Presenter: Paul Hansard
Designer: Don Horne
Producer: Colin Nears
Dieter Rolf: Dieter Geissler
Heidi Peters: Heidi Treutler

: Notice Board

Public Service announcements.

: Grandstand

(See panel on facing page)
(Details of next week's Grandstand are shown on page 67)

1.0 to 5.15
Introduced by Alan Weeks

Parachuting from R.A.F., Weston-on-the-Green at 1.10 and 2.10
Military, Sporting, and Free-fall Parachuting by the Airborne Forces and the R.A.F. Parachute Team, Abingdon
Commentators: Raymond Baxter and John Johnston
Television presentation by Brian Johnson and Ronnie Pantlin

Lawn Tennis from 1.30: The Davis Cup Challenge Round: U.S.A. v. Australia

Racing from Wetherby
2.0 Otley Handicap Steeplechase over 3 miles
2.30 Spofforth Novices' Hurdle Race (Div. 1) over 2 miles
3.0 Maldano Kaffa Cups Handicap Steeplechase over 21 miles
3.30 Ilkley Handicap Hurdle Race over 2 miles
Commentators: Peter Montague-Evans and John Penny
Television presentation by Ray Lakeland

Motor Cycling from Oulton Park: The National Autumn Meeting
3.8 250 c.c. Final
3.55 350 c.c. Final
4.25 Sidecar race (Heat 2)
Commentator: Murray Walker
Television presentation by Barney Colehan

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

Presented by Richard Tilling
Associate Editors: Lawrie Higgins Alan Hart
Editor: Cliff Morgan

(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
Commentator (Parachuting): Raymond Baxter
Commentator (Parachuting): John Johnston
Television Presentation (Parachuting): Brian Johnson
Television Presentation (Parachuting): Ronnie Pantlin
Commentator (Racing): Peter Montague-Evans
Commentator (Racing): John Penny
Television Presentation (Racing): Ray Lakeland
Commentator (Motor Cycling): Murray Walker
Television Presentation (Motor Cycling): Barney Colehan
Presented by: Richard Tilling
Associate Editor: Lawrie Higgins
Associate Editor: Alan Hart
Editor: Cliff Morgan

: The Valiant Varneys: The Incredible Adventures of James Rupert Varney

Starring Reg Varney
with Brian Anderson, Michael Blackham, Tony Gaunter, Paul Grist, Susan Hanson, Geoffrey Kenion, Thomas Kyffin, Cherie Lunghi, Colin Pilditch, Rosalie Westwater
(First transmission on August 13)


Script: David Cumming
Designer: Peter Cory
Director: Peter Whitmore
Producer: Johnny Downes
James Rupert Varney: Reg Varney
[Actor]: Brian Anderson
[Actor]: Michael Blackham
[Actor]: Tony Caunter
[Actor]: Paul Grist
[Actress]: Susan Hanson
[Actor]: Geoffrey Kenion
[Actor]: Thomas Kyffin
[Actress]: Cherie Lunghi
[Actor]: Colin Pilditch
[Actress]: Rosalie Westwater

: Juke Box Jury

A new disc - a Hit or a Miss?
Comment and opinions on the latest pop releases.
This week's panel: Jane Asher, Alan Freeman, Gene Pitney and another guest
In the chair, David Jacobs


Panellist: Jane Asher
Panellist: Alan Freeman
Panellist: Gene Pitney
Panellist: Julie Rodgers [not billed in RT]
Chairman: David Jacobs
Programme devised by: Peter Potter
Presented by: Neville Wortman

: The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters: The Day of the Toll-takers

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.

The owner of an important ferry will only operate it if Doc. McPheeters is prepared to take a gamble - with Jaimie's future at stake if he loses.


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

: Dixon of Dock Green: Fair Means or Foul

Written by Gerald Kelsey.
A series created by Ted Willis.
Starring Jack Warner


Writer: Gerald Kelsey
Series created by: Ted Willis
Film Cameraman: Tony Leggo
Film Editor: Paddy Wilson
Designer: Gwen Evans
Director: David Askey
Production: Ronald Marsh
George Dixon: Jack Warner
Det-Con. Lauderdale: Geoffrey Adams
Nat Singer: Ray Barrett
Norma Parker: Diana Coupland
Station Sgt. Flint: Arthur Rigby
P.C. Swain: Robert Arnold
P.C. Roberts: Geoffrey Kenion
Det -Sgt. Andy Crawford: Peter Byrne
W.P. Sgt. Jean Bell: Patricia Forde
Dave: Norman Jones
Bill: Richard Shaw
Mrs. Singer: Edna Dore
Ron Coles: Frank Jarvis
Jigger Leas: Reg Lye
Jennie: Pauline Barker
Eddie Gardner: Richard Klee
Shirley: Rosemarie Dunham
Mike Dawson: James Hunter
First student: Jill Fletcher
Second student: Clive Marshall
Miss Lucas: Jeanne Mockford
Mrs. Dawson: Anna Turner
Mr. Dawson: Robert Hartley
Mr. Taylor: Alan Rolfe

: The Good Old Days

Old-Time Music-Hall from the stage of the Famous City Varieties Theatre, Leeds.
By arrangement with Stanley and Michael Joseph
Gino Donati, Mellifluously Musical
Jonny Buchardt, The Jocular Jester
Brahma, Baffling Bewitchery
Peter Goodwright, Whimsical Waggery
Shirley Wilson, Vivaciously Vocal
Gil Dova, Deftly Dexterous
The Bowman-Hyde Singers, Souvenirs in Song
and Pauline Sansby, Tina Scholes, Pat Taylor, Jane Braham
Chairman, Leonard Sachs
Peter Goodwright is appearing in 'Startime' at the London Palladium
See page 7


Singer: Gino Donati
Comedian: Jonny Buchardt
Magician: Brahma
Impressionist: Peter Goodwright
Singer: Shirley Wilson
Juggler: Gil Dova
Singers: The Bowman-Hyde Singers
Performer: Pauline Sansby
Performer: Tina Scholes
Performer: Pat Taylor
Performer: Jane Braham
Chairman: Leonard Sachs
Musical director: Bernard Herrmann
Producer: Barney Colehan

: Dr. Kildare: Maybe Love Will Save My Apartment House

A film series starring Richard Chamberlain as Dr. Kildare, Raymond Massey as Dr. Gillespie.
with guest stars, Suzy Parker, Barry Nelson

Dr. Gillespie is interested in finding a husband for his grandnephew's attractive young widow. Her land-lord is even more interested...


Dr. Kildare: Richard Chamberlain
Dr. Gillespie: Raymond Massey
Serena Norcross: Suzy Parker
Dr. Wiley Lansing: Barry Nelson

: Thorndyke: The Old Lag

Based on a story by R. Austin Freeman.
Dramatised by C. E. Webber.
[Starring] Peter Copley, Patrick Newell, Paul Williamson
Guest stars, Paul Curran, Glyn Owen, Patrick Troughton
See page 5


Author: R. Austin Freeman
Dramatised by: C. E. Webber
Film Cameraman: David Prosser
Film Editor: Roy Watts
Music composed by: Albert Elms
Script Editor: K. Levison
Designer: Peter Seddon
Producer: John Robins
Director: Gilchrist Calder
Amos Caldwell: Rex Rashley
Dr. Thorndyke: Peter Copley
Dr. Jervis: Paul Williamson
Frank Belfield: Patrick Troughton
May Belfield: Doria Griffith
Newsboy: Ray Grover
Woodthorpe: Paul Curran
Polton: Patrick Newell
Superintendent Morton: Glyn Owen
Police Sergeant: Cyril Cross

: News and Sport

: The Third Man: Toys of the Dead

A film series starring Michael Rennie as Harry Lime with Jonathan Harris as Bradford Webster.
Guest star, Isabel Jeans
A BBC film release

Harry Lime visits Ceylon in search of some priceless jewels. On arrival at their hotel Brad's premonition that something sinister is involved proves fully justified.


Story and teleplay by: John Kruse
Director: Anthony Bushell
Producer: Felix Jackson
Bradford Webster: Jonathan Harris
Dame Lavinia: Isabel Jeans
Shani Da Costa: Maureen Moore
Toni Da Costa: Stephen Barkoff
Janet: Naomi Chance

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