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: Laws of Disorder: 2: Molecules in Motion

An introduction to chemical change and thermodynamics by Professor George Porter, F.R.S.
An Outside Broadcast from the Royal College of Surgeons
(Previously shown last Sunday)


Presenter: Professor George Porter
Producer: Alan Sleath

: Master Builders: 2: The Town

Ten lectures on evolution and change in architectural ideas.

The founding of the town of the past was elaborate, ceremonious, and exciting. This programme studies the rituals which governed its founding and their relevance to the present day.
Speaker, Joseph Rykwert, Librarian of the Royal College of Art
First shown last Sunday


Speaker: Joseph Rykwert
Series adviser: John Donat
Producer: Nancy Thomas

: Notice Board

Public Service announcements.

: Golf: The Schweppes P.G.A. Close Championship: Third round

Played over the links of Saunton Golf Club, North Devon.
The third round of this tournament sees some forty players - who qualified over the initial 36 holes - battling for the first £1,000 top prize of the season.


Commentator: Bill Cox
Commentator: Henry Longhurst
Presented for television by: Alan Mouncer
Presented for television by: Don Sayer

: Grandstand

See panel

Today's Timetable:
12.55 Boxing
1.20 Golf
1.50 Racing
2.5 Golf and Tennis
3.0 Racing
3.15 Golf and Tennis
3.30 Racing
3.45 Swimming
4.5 Racing
4.20 Golf and Tennis
4.55 Results Service
While it is hoped to keep to the above timings, they may be altered by events.

Introduced by David Coleman.

Lawn Tennis: The Davis Cup: Great Britain v. New Zealand
from Queen's Club.

Golf: The Schweppes P.G.A. Close Championship
from Saunton Golf Club, North Devon.

Racing from Ascot Heath
2.0 Hampton Court Handicap Stakes
3.10 The Victoria Cup
3.40 The Paradise Stakes
4.15 The Great Harry Stakes

Swiiming: S.A.S.A. Senior Inter-District Championships
from Coatbridge Baths, nr. Glasgow.

Boxing: Maurice Cullen, British lightweight Champion v. Johnny Depieza, Trinidad
from St. James's Hall, Newcastle.
Filmed highlights of this week's ten-round lightweight contest.

At 4.55 Results Service


Commentator (Lawn Tennis): Dan Maskell
Commentator (Lawn Tennis): Peter West
Television Presentation (Lawn Tennis): Brian Johnson
Commentator (Golf): Henry Longhurst
Commentator (Golf): Bill Cox
Television Presentation (Golf): Alan Mouncer
Commentator (Racing): Peter O'Sullevan
Commentator (Racing): Clive Graham
Television Presentation (Racing): Dennis Monger
Boxer: Maurice Cullen
Boxer: Johnny Depieza
Commentator (Boxing): Harry Carpenter
Presented by: Fred Viner
Editor: Lawrie Higgins

: Juke Box Jury

A new disc - a Hit or a Miss?
Comments and opinion on the latest pop releases.
This week's panel: Roy Hudd, Judith Chalmers, Ian Fenner and another guest
In the chair, David Jacobs


Panellist: Roy Hudd
Panellist: Judith Chalmers
Panellist: Ian Fenner
Chairman: David Jacobs
Programme devised by: Peter Potter
Presentation: Terry Henebery

: Dr. Who: A Holiday for the Doctor

by Donald Cotton
An adventure in space and time
Starring William Hartnell as Dr. Who
with John Alderson, Anthony Jacobs
and Peter Purves, Jackie Lane
(See facing page)

Today's new adventure sees the space-time travellers back in the days of the Wild West.

The bald facts of what happened on that bright afternoon of October 26, 1881 are simple enough. A group of notorious outlaws waited ranged along a wall near the O.K. Corral on Allen Street, their hands poised near their holsters. Against them came the lawmen, including Wyatt Earp, and the tiny gunfighter-gambler-dentist they called 'Doc' Holliday. It was the outlaws who fired first; and when the gunsmoke cleared after a short, sharp fight several bodies lay in the dusty street.

But just why the famous Battle of the O.K. Corral happened is still not absolutely clear. One fact that certainly isn't recorded in any of the histories of the old West is that Dr. Who (William Hartnell) was there, and the story of how this came about is told in the new adventure which starts today.

The Tardis, with the Doctor, Steven and Dodo aboard, touches down in Tombstone. The Doctor has a troublesome tooth, so he goes to have it seen to by the local dentist - who is, of course, none other than Doc Holliday. Soon all the Tardis travellers find themselves alarmingly caught up in the rumbling feud between Doc and the Clanton faction...

In this story, which has been written by Donald Cotton, Doc Holliday is played by Anthony Jacobs, John Alderson is Wyatt Earp, and Laurence Payne is the vicious gunman-for-hire Johnny Ringo.

(Author unknown)


Writer: Donald Cotton
Title Music: Ron Grainer with the BBC Radiophonic Workshop
Ballad Music: Tristram Cary
Ballad sung by: Lynda Baron
Designer: Barry Newbery
Producer: Innes Lloyd
Director: Rex Tucker
Ike Clanton: William Hurndell
Phineas Clanton: Maurice Good
Billy Clanton: David Cole
Dr. Who: William Hartnell
Steven: Peter Purves
Dodo: Jackie Lane
Kate: Sheena Marshe
Seth Harper: Shane Rimmer
Charlie: David Graham
Wyatt Earp: John Alderson
Doc. Holliday: Anthony Jacobs
Bat Masterson: Richard Beale

Blog posts that mention this programme:

The 13 Doctors - a Who's Who 5 October 2018
The 13 Doctors - a Who's Who 5 October 2018
Doctor Who: The Regeneration Game 5 November 2016

: Dixon of Dock Green: Manhunt

Written by N. J. Crisp.
A series created by Ted Willis.
Starring Jack Warner


Writer: N. J. Crisp
Series created by: Ted Willis
Director: David Askey
Production: Ronald Marsh
George Dixon: Jack Warner
Bellamy: George Sewell
Gwen Bellamy: Jean Trend
Det.-Con. Lauderdale: Geoffrey Adams
Station Sgt. Cooper: Duncan Lamont
Dr. Page: John Ringham
Det.-Sgt. Andy Crawford: Peter Byrne
Lucas: Norman Jones
Mrs. Pritchard: Patricia Read
Brenda Pritchard: Denise Brown
Neighbour: Madge Brindley
P.C. Burton: Peter Thornton
P.C. Bryant: Ronald Bridges
P.C. Swain: Robert Arnold
P.C. Wills: Nicholas Donnelly
Shopkeeper: Desmond Cullum Jones
Ticket clerk: Leslie Bates
Man in station: Louis Haslar

: The Western: Belle Starr's Daughter

Tonight's film stars George Montgomery, Rod Cameron, Ruth Roman.

Embittered by the death of her mother, the daughter of notorious outlaw Belle Starr is torn between old loyalties and her attraction to a young law officer.


Screenplay: W. R. Burnett
Producer: Edward L. Alperson
Director: Lesley Selander
Marshal Tom Jackson: George Montgomery
Bob 'Bitter Creek' Yauntis: Rod Cameron
Rose: Ruth Roman
Lafe Bailey: Wallace Ford
Gaffer: Charles Kemper
Yuma: William Phipps
Mrs. Allen: Edith King

: The Norman Vaughan Show

Starring Norman Vaughan
with Special guest star, Russ Conway
and Ronnie Hilton, Arthur Worsley, The Malcolm Clare Dancers, The Mike Sammes Singers, Alyn Ainsworth and his Orchestra
See page 6


Comedian: Norman Vaughan
Pianist: Russ Conway
Singer: Ronnie Hilton
Ventriloquist: Arthur Worsley
Dancers: The Malcolm Clare Dancers
Singers: The Mike Sammes Singers
Musicians: Alyn Ainsworth and his Orchestra
Choreography: Malcolm Clare
Script: Eric Merriman
Producer: Michael Hurll

: The Dick Van Dyke Show: My Mother can beat up my Father

A comedy film series featuring the hilarious adventures of a happy-go-lucky scriptwriter and his family.
Starring Dick Van Dyke
with Mary Tyler Moore, Morey Amsterdam, Rose Marie, Larry Mathews

My Mother can beat up my Father ...which is one in the eye for Dad!


Rob Petrie: Dick Van Dyke
Laura Petrie: Mary Tyler Moore
Buddy Sorrell: Morey Amsterdam
Sally Rogers: Rose Marie
Ritchie Petrie: Larry Mathews

: The Troubleshooters: Is That Tiger, Man

by John Elliot.
[Starring] Robert Hardy, Geoffrey Keen and Ray Barrett
also starring Phillippa Gail, Phillip Latham, Justine Lord, Michael Coles
See page 3


Writer/Series Created by: John Elliot
Designer: Peter Seddon
Producer: Peter Graham Scott
Director: Moira Armstrong
Peter Thornton: Ray Barrett
Al Stevens: Paul Maxwell
Sam: Kenneth Gardiner
Steve Thornton: Justine Lord
Waiter: Neville Taylor
Tiger: Michael Coles
Jane Webb: Phillippa Gail
Alec Stewart: Robert Hardy
Brian Stead: Geoffrey Keen
Willy Izard: Philip Latham
Roz Stewart: Deborah Stanford
Musicians: Russ Henderson and his Steel Band

: Club Night

from the Offerton Palace Theatre Club.
Introduced by Johnny Hackett.
Presenting The Barron Knights, Barbara Law, Derek Dene, The Chris Hamilton Three, Christine and Moll, Marion Horton
A section of the BBC Northern Dance Orchestra
Conducted by Bernard Herrmann
See page 5


Presenter: Johnny Hackett
Comic band: The Barron Knights
Singer: Barbara Law
Comic: Derek Dene
Performers: The Chris Hamilton Three
Flamingo dancers: Christine and Moll
Performer: Marion Horton
Musicians: A section of the BBC Northern Dance Orchestra
Orchestra conducted by: Bernard Herrmann
Continuity: Brad Ashton
Director: Stan Parkinson
Producer: Barney Colehan

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