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: Time Machines

by Professor George Porter From the Royal Institution, London
Lecture 1: In the Beginning ... Moving Through Time and Space From birth we learn that our world contains objects of various sizes and shapes which exist in something we call space, and that the movement of these objects happens not only in space but also in a strange dimension called time. An amusing selection of miscellaneous objects move in bizarre ways to demonstrate what we know about time.
Presented for television by ALAN SLEATH


Unknown: Professor George Porter
Television By: Alan Sleath

: Weatherman

BERT FOORD looks at the weekend weather


Unknown: Bert Foord

: Grandstand

Introduced by Frank Bough


Introduced By: Frank Bough

: Football Preview

SAM LEITCH introduces Grandstand's up-to-the-minute football preview, featuring the action and personalities in the news.
Fight of the Week: The Featherweight Championship of Great Britain
Jimmy Revie
British Featherweight Champion v
Alan Rudkin
British Bantamweight Champion
Highlights of this week's title fight on Harry Levene 's promotion at the Empire Pool, Wembley. Commentator HARRY CARPENTER
1.35; 2.35*
Swimming: The European Championships from Barcelona
The latest finals from the Picornell de Montjuich Pool, where MARTYN WOODROFFE of Wales leads the British squad against the top swimmers of Europe.
Commentators*MAX ROBERTSON and HARRY WALKER Presented by the Spanish Television Service
1.50; 2.20; 3.5; 3.35*
Racing from Newbury
2.0 Harwell Maiden Stakes (over 5 furlongs)
2.30 ' 'Coral' Newbury Autumn Cup (Handicap) (over 2 miles)
3.15 Crockham Two Year Old Stakes (over 7 furlongs 60 yards)
3.45 Peter Hastings Stakes (over 11 miles)
TV presentation by BOB DUNCAN
2.5; 2.35; 4.30*
Motor Racing
The Forward Trust Trophy Meeting at Crystal Palace, including Formula 3 and Saloon Car racing. Commentator MURRAY WALKER TV presentation by RICHARD TILLING
3.20; 3.50*
Rugby League from Leigh
Leigh v Hull K.R.
Commentator EDDIE WARING TV presentation by RAY LAKELAND
Results Service including classified football, rugby, and racing results, and reports on today's big events.
Grandstand Timetable:
12.50 Football Preview
1.5 Fight of the Week
1.35 Swimming
1.50 Racing from Newbury
2.5 Motor Racing
2.20 Racing from Newbury
2.35 Motor Racing and Swimming
3.5 Racing from Newbury
3.26 Rugby League
3.35 Racing from Newbury
3.50 Rugby League
4.30 Motor Racing
4.55 Results Service
Grandstand presented for television by BRIAN VENNER. Edited by ALAN HART


Introduces: Sam Leitch
Unknown: Alan Rudkin
Unknown: Harry Levene
Commentator: Harry Carpenter
Unknown: Martyn Woodroffe
Commentators: Max Robertson
Commentators: Harry Walker
Unknown: Peter Hastings
Commentators: Peter O'Sullevan
Commentators: Julian Wilson
Presentation By: Bob Duncan
Commentator: Murray Walker
Presentation By: Richard Tilling
Commentator: Eddie Waring
Presentation By: Ray Lakeland
Television By: Brian Venner.
Edited By: Alan Hart

: The Pink Panther Show

A new cartoon film series presenting the optimistic, indestructible panther who is permanently in-the-pink and The Inspector with unquenchable joie de vivre who hardly ever gets his man
A triple helping -and more-of comic fantasy
Today: Pink Blueprint
Bomb Voyage; Pink Tail Fly
The Pink Panther Theme by HENRY MANCINI


Unknown: Henry Mancini

: The News

Weatherman BERT FOORD


Unknown: Bert Foord

: Here's Lucy

Lucille Ball stars as Lucy Carter in the first episode of her new comedy series
There is concrete evidence of a mix-up in ... Lucy the Cement Worker and Lucy is in it up to her neck! with her children and Harrison (Uncle Harry) Carter


Unknown: Lucille Ball
Unknown: Lucy Carter
Desi Arnaz Jr: Craig
Lucie as: Kim
the long-suffering: Gale Gordon

: Show of the North

Presenting from Scotland international artists singing songs old and new in a non-stop musical entertainment featuring this week: The Settlers, The Strawbs, The Hennessys, Kathleen MacDonald and Alastair McDonald with the BBC Scottish Radio Orchestra leader Ian Tyre conductor Iain Sutherland


Musicians: The Settlers
Musicians: The Strawbs
Musicians: The Hennessys
Singer: Kathleen MacDonald
Singer: Alastair McDonald
Musicians: BBC Scottish Radio Orchestra
Leader: Ian Tyre
Conductor: Iain Sutherland
Musical arrangements: Nicky Welsh
Designer: Jim Longmuir
Producer: Iain MacFadyen

: High Adventure: Rampage

Tonight's feature film starring
Robert Mitchum , Elsa Martinelli Jack Hawkins
A West German zoo wishes to add an exceptionally rare animal to its collection, and internationally famed big-game trapper Harry Stanton is sent to the rain forests of Malaya to bring back a live specimen. Also in the party are a rival big-game hunter, Otto Abbot , and the beautiful Anna ...
Directed by PHIL KARLSON
(Philip Jenkinson : page 12)


Unknown: Robert Mitchum
Unknown: Elsa Martinelli
Unknown: Jack Hawkins
Unknown: Harry Stanton
Unknown: Otto Abbot
Directed By: Phil Karlson
Directed By: Philip Jenkinson
Harry Stanton: Rorert Mitchum
Anna: Elsa Martinelli
OttO Abbot: Jack Hawkins
: Talib Sabu

: The Harry Secombe Show

Appearing with Harry are Special guest Des O'Connor and from America Phyllis Diller Lainie Kazan
Programme associate JIMMY GRAFTON Orchestra directed by PETER KNIGHT Costumes by DELPHINE GRIFFITH Sound LEN SHOREY
(Harry Secombe in colour: page 9)


Unknown: Des O'Connor
Written By: David Climie
Written By: Lew Schwarz
Unknown: Jimmy Grafton
Unknown: Jeremy Lloyd
Unknown: Tony Hare
Unknown: Jimmy Grafton
Directed By: Peter Knight
Costumes By: Delphine Griffith
Produced By: Terry Hughes
Produced By: Harry Secombe

: The Last Night of The Proms

Live from the Royal Albert Hall , London, BBC outside broadcast cameras bring you the second half of the closing concert in the 76th season.
Colin Davis conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra leader BELA DEKANY
Elgar March: Pomp and Circumstance No 1, in D major
Copland El Salon Mexico
Arnold Fantasy for Audience and Orchestra (commissioned by the BBC: first performance) Parry - Elgar Jerusalem
Introduced by RICHARD BAKER
Directed by BRIAN LARGE
(The whole concert is broadcast on Radio 2 from 7.30. Music by Glinka and Rachmaninov. the first of two concerts recorded earlier in the Prom season: tomorrow evening at 9.0. BBC2) 'Proms and Circumstance: page 4)


Unknown: Royal Albert Hall
Unknown: Colin Davis
Leader: Bela Dekany
Unknown: Elgar Jerusalem
Introduced By: Richard Baker
Directed By: Brian Large

: * The News

with Kenneth Kendall and Weather


Unknown: Kenneth Kendall

: * Match of the Day

David Coleman introduces two-match action, news, views, and analysis from Saturday's Football League fixture parade.
Action from a well-known
Northern ground. Commentator KENNETH WOLSTENHOLME TV presentation by ALEC WEEKS
Action from a Midlands soccer centre involving visitors from the South.
Commentator BARRY DAVIES
TV presentation by JOHN MCGONAGLE
Each goal from these matches can feature at the end of the month in Match of the Day's new ' Goal of the Month ' competition.


Introduces: David Coleman
Commentator: Kenneth Wolstenholme
Commentator: Barry Davies
Presentation By: John McGonagle
Presented By: Jonathan Martin
Producer: Alec Weeks
Editor: Sam Leitch

: * Somewhere Up There

A new late-night entertainment programme from the North
Melvyn Bragg takes a look at affairs from a Manchester viewpoint - a look which takes in sport ... poetry ... people ... Among those taking part SARAH BOSTON, CATE HASTE MIKE NALLY
BILL TIDY of The Cloggies
' We're trying to kick out an old cliche that's still voiced occasionally - the one that says London is full and the North empty, the South inventive, the North moribund, Manchester a limbo and London the heart ... ' Melvyn Bragg writing on why Somewhere Up There is not only produced and transmitted from Manchester but will draw, as far as possible, on Northern talent.
Directed by ANDREW SNELL


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg
Directed By: Andrew Snell
Produced By: John Mapplebeck

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