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: The Science of Man: Series 3: From Egg to Adult: The Germ Cells

A course in human biology.

The human sperm, the egg, and the menstrual cycle.
Dr. G. I. M. Swyer, University College Hospital, Medical School, London
Film facilities provided by Professor R. J. Blandau, Professor L. B. Shettles, British Film Institute
A BBC Educational broadcast
Repeated on Tuesday at 11.40 p.m.


Presenter: Dr. G. I. M. Swyer
Film facilities provided by: Professor R. J. Blandau
Film facilities provided by: Professor L. B. Shettles
Research assistant: Myra L. Smith
Director: Nat Taylor
Series edited by: James McCloy

: Komm Mit!: 2: Bei Frau Stockel

Wir sprechen Deutsch
A course of thirty lessons for beginners.

Dieter and Heidi arrive at Dieter's new lodgings, Frau Stockel's flat.
with Heidi Treutler, Dieter Geissler
Introduced by Sabine Michael and Paul Hansard.
A BBC Educational broadcast
Repeated on Friday at 11.40 p.m.


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

: Notice Board

Public Service announcements.

: Grandstand

See panel on facing page
Details of next week's Grandstand

: The Valiant Varneys: The Incredible Adventures of Lester Varney

Starring Reg Varney
with Sylvia Bidmead, Michael Billington, Sydney Bromley, Denis Cleary, Eric Dodson, Katy Greenwood, David Lander, Meadows White, Bruce Wightman
(First transmission on August 6)


Script: David Cumming
Designer: Peter Brachacki
Director: Peter Whitmore
Producer: Johnny Downes
Lester Varney: Reg Varney
[Actress]: Sylvia Bidmead
[Actor]: Michael Billington
[Actor]: Sydney Bromley
[Actor]: Dennis Cleary
[Actor]: Eric Dodson
[Actress]: Katy Greenwood
[Actor]: David Lander
[Actor]: Meadows White
[Actor]: Bruce Wightman

: Juke Box Jury

A new disc - a Hit or a Miss?
Comments and opinions on the latest pop releases.
This week's panel: Judith Chalmers, Peter Cook, P. J. Proby, Julie Rogers
In the chair, David Jacobs


Panellist: Judith Chalmers
Panellist: Peter Cook
Panellist: P.J. Proby
Panellist: Julie Rogers
Chairman: David Jacobs
Programme devised by: Peter Potter
Presented by: Neville Wortman

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

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.

Doc. McPheeters is kidnapped to attend an urgent maternity case and learns that, not only is he five months early but that he is being considered as a replacement husband.


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

: Dixon of Dock Green: Mr. Farthing takes a Walk

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


Writer: David Ellis
Series created by: Ted Willis
Designer: Derek Dodd
Director: Robin Nash
Production: Ronald Marsh
George Dixon: Jack Warner
Horace Merton: Brian Haines
Elsie Reynolds: Betty Romaine
Det.-Sgt. Andy Crawford: Peter Byrne
Det.-Con. Lauderdale: Geoffrey Adams
Station Sgt. Flint: Arthur Rigby
W.P.C. Shirley Palmer: Anne Carroll
Mrs. Yates: Dorothy Frere
W.P.C. Liz Harris: Zeph Gladstone
P.C. Swain: Robert Arnold
P.C. Wills: Nicholas Donnelly
P.C. Roberts: Geoffrey Kenion
Monty Stone: Sam Kydd
Henry Farthing: Frederick Peisley
Mrs. Chambers: Diana King
Arthur Goodwin: Lloyd Lamble
Doris Lane: Margot Thomas
Counsel: Vernon Dobtcheff
W.P. Sgt Bell: Patricia Forde
Marty Craig: Brian Weske
Jackie Flynn: Kate Brown

: The Black and White Minstrel Show

Starring The Mitchell Minstrels
with John Boulter, Dai Francis, Tony Mercer
Also starring Leslie Crowther
and Joyce Grant, Benny Garcia, Margaret Savage, The Television Toppers, Alan Randall

(Joyce Grant is appearing in "Fielding's Music Hall" at the Prince Charles Theatre, London; "The Black and White Minstrel Show" is at the Victoria Palace, London, and at the King's Theatre, Edinburgh)


Singers: The Mitchell Minstrels
Singer: John Boulter
Singer: Dai Francis
Singer: Tony Mercer
Comedian: Leslie Crowther
Performer: Joyce Grant
Singer: Benny Garcia
Singer: Margaret Savage
Dancers: The Television Toppers
Xylophonist: Alan Randall
Dance Direction: Larry Gordon
Vocal arrangements/Orchestra conducted by: George Mitchell
Orchestrations: Alan Bristow
Orchestrations: Ray Terry
Orchestra conducted by: Eric Robinson
Settings: Lionel Radford
Devised and produced by: George Inns

: Thorndyke: A Case of Premeditation

Based on a story by R. Austin Freeman.
Dramatised by C. E. Webber.
[Starring] Peter Copley, Paul Williamson, Patrick Newell
Guest stars, George A. Cooper, John Le Mesurier, Anthony Sagar


Author: R. Austin Freeman
Dramatised by: C.E. Webber
Music composed by: Albert Elms
Script Editor: K. Levison
Designer: Sally Hulke
Producer: John Robins
Director: Brian Parker
Ellis: Anthony Sagar
Pratt: George A. Cooper
Pembury: John Le Mesurier
Maud: Wanda Ventham
Mrs. Barton: Edna Morris
Miss Bowles: Jennifer Stirling
Pet man: Jonathan Scott
Sergeant Hawkins: Donald Bisset
Constable Green: Tony Wall
General O'Gorman: Geoffrey Wincott
Inspector Fox: Lewis Wilson
Dr. Thorndyke: Peter Copley
Dr. Jervis: Paul Williamson
Polton: Patrick Newell

: Now Vote Liberal

The Rt. Hon. Jo Grimond, Leader of the Liberal Party
Election Broadcast on behalf of the Liberal Party.


Speaker: The Rt. Hon. Jo Grimond

: Horse of the Year Show: The Ronson Trophy

The Victor Ludorum
The Supreme International Jumping Championship of the show.
Televised direct from the Empire Pool, Wembley.
Introduced by Alan Weeks.


Commentator: Dorian Williams
Presenter: Alan Weeks
Television presentation: Bill Duncalf
Television presentation: David Kennard

: Today at the Olympic Games

via Satellite from Tokyo
Opening Ceremony of the XVIII Olympiad.
Introduced by Cliff Michelmore


Commentator (in Tokyo): David Coleman
Presenter: Cliff Michelmore

: News and Sport

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