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: Time Machines: Lecture 1: In the Beginning... Moving through Time and Space

by Professor George Porter
From the Royal Institution, London

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.



Lecturer: Professor George Porter
Presented for television by: Alan Sleath

: Weatherman

Bert Foord looks at the weekend weather


Weatherman: Bert Foord

: Grandstand

Introduced by Frank Bough

12.50 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.

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.
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)

2.5; 2.35; 4.30* Motor Racing: The Forward Trust Trophy Meeting at Crystal Palace, including Formula 3 and Saloon Car racing.

3.20; 3.50* Rugby League from Leigh: Leigh v Hull K.R.

4.55* 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



Presenter: Frank Bough
Presenter (Football Preview): Sam Leitch
Boxer (Fight of the Week): Jimmy Revie
Boxer (Fight of the Week): Alan Rudkin
Commentator (Fight of the Week): Harry Carpenter
Swimmer: Martyn Woodroffe
Commentator (Swimming): Max Robertson
Commentator (Swimming): Harry Walker
Commentator (Racing): Peter O'Sullevan
Commentator (Racing): Julian Wilson
TV Presentation (Racing): Bob Duncan
Commentator (Motor Racing): Murray Walker
TV Presentation (Motor Racing): Richard Tilling
Commentator (Rugby League): Eddie Waring
TV Presentation (Rugby League): Ray Lakeland
Grandstand presented for television by: Brian Venner
Editor: Alan Hart

: Grandstand

: The Pink Panther Show: Pink Blueprint; Bomb Voyage; Pink Tail Fly

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: Henry Mancini

: The News



Weatherman: Bert Foord

: Here's Lucy: Lucy the Cement Worker

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 Desi Arnaz Jr and Lucie as Craig and Kim
and Gale Gordon as the long-suffering Harrison (Uncle Harry) Carter


Lucy Carter: Lucille Ball
Craig: Desi Arnaz Jr
Kim: Lucie Arnaz
Harrison (Uncle Harry) Carter: 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/Guitarist: 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...
(Philip Jenkinson: page 12)


Director: Phil Karlson
Harry Stanton: Robert 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
with Julian Orchard
(Harry Secombe in colour: page 9)


Writer: David Climie
Writer: Lew Schwarz
Writer/Programme Associate: Jimmy Grafton
Writer: Jeremy Lloyd
Writer: Tony Hare
Orchestra directed by: Peter Knight
Costumes: Delphine Griffith
Sound: Len Shorey
Lighting: Ken MacGregor
Design: Bernard Lloyd-Jones
Producer: Terry Hughes
Entertainer: Harry Secombe
Singer: Des O'Connor
Comedienne: Phyllis Diller
Singer: Lainie Kazan
[Actor]: Julian Orchard

: 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

(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)


Conductor: Colin Davis
Musicians: The BBC Symphony Orchestra
Orchestra leader: Bela Dekany
Presenter: Richard Baker
Director: Brian Large

: * The News

with Kenneth Kendall
and Weather


Newsreader: 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.

Action from a Midlands soccer centre involving visitors from the South.

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.



Presenter: David Coleman
Commentator: Kenneth Wolstenholme
TV Presentation (Northern ground)/Producer: Alec Weeks
Commentator: Barry Davies
TV Presentation (Midlands ground): John McGonagle
Presented by: Jonathan Martin
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.



Presenter: Melvyn Bragg
Performer: Sarah Boston
Guest: Cate Haste
Performer: Mike Nally
Cartoonist: Bill Tidy
Director: Andrew Snell
Producer: John Mapplebeck

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