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: Time Machines: Lecture 3: The Tick of the Atom

by Professor George Porter
From The Royal Institution, London


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

: Weatherman

Jack Scott: the weekend weather


Weatherman: Jack Scott

: Grandstand

Introduced by Frank Bough

12.50 Football Preview
Introduced by Sam Leitch

1.10* Fight of the Week: The Featherweight Championship of Scotland and final eliminator for the British Championship: Evan Armstrong (Ayr) v Jimmy Bell (Kilmarnock)
Highlights of this big fight at the World Sporting Club, London.

1.35* Speedway: The World Team Cup Championship
Highlights of British Speedway's biggest night of the year, when at the Empire Stadium, Wembley, Ivan Mauger, the triple world champion, led Great Britain's bid to regain the World Team Cup. Also taking part: teams from Poland, Czechoslovakia, Sweden.

1.50; 2.20; 3.25; 4.30* Racing from Ascot
2.0 Red Deer Stakes (li miles)
2.30 Blue Seal Stakes (6 furlongs)
3.35 Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (1 mile)
4.35 Diadem Stakes (6 furlongs)

2.5; 2.35; 4.45* International Athletics from Leicester: Great Britain v West Germany
As well as this international match for athletes under 20 yrs, Kip Keino of Kenya will be running in a special 2,000m invitation race and there will also be an attempt on the women's 4 x 800m world record.
(Booking their tickets to Munich: page 9)


Presenter: Frank Bough
Presenter (Football Preview): Sam Leitch
Boxer (Fight of the Week): Evan Armstrong
Boxer (Fight of the Week): Jimmy Bell
Commentator (Fight of the Week): Harry Carpenter
Commentator (Speedway): Alan Weeks
Commentator (Racing): Peter O'Sullevan
Commentator (Racing): Clive Graham
TV Presentation (Racing): Dennis Monger
Commentator (International Athletics): Ron Pickering
Commentator (International Athletics): Norris McWhirter
TV Presentation (International Athletics): Bob Duncan

: The Pink Panther Show: Jet Pink; Pique Poquette of Paris; Tickled Pink

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: Jet Pink; Pique Poquette of Paris; Tickled Pink


Pink Panther theme: Henri Mancini

: The News


Weatherman: Jack Scott

: Here's Lucy: Lucy at the Drive-in Movie

Lucille Ball stars as Lucy Carter
with her children Desi Arnaz Jr and Lucie as Craig and Kim, and Gale Gordon as the long-suffering Harrison (Uncle Harry) Carter

Lucy at the Drive-in Movie ...Lucy drives the audience crazy!


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 in a fast-moving musical entertainment of songs from America, Brazil, Ireland, England, and Scotland. Featuring this week:
The Pentangle, The Johnstons, Cliff Aungier and Gerry Lockran, Stella and Bambos and Hamish Imlach
BBC Scottish Radio Orchestra, leader Ian Tyre, conductor Iain Sutherland


Musicians: The Pentangle
Musicians: The Johnstons
Singer/Guitarist: Cliff Aungier
Singer: Gerry Lockran
Singers: Stella and Bambos
Singer: Hamish Imlach
Musicians: BBC Scottish Radio Orchestra
Orchestra leader: Ian Tyre
Conductor: Iain Sutherland
Musical Arrangements: Nicky Welsh
Designer: Jim Longmuir
Producer: Iain MacFadyen

: High Adventure: Gunman's Walk

Tonight's presentation in this season of feature films starring Van Heflin, Tab Hunter, Kathryn Grant, James Darren

Van Heflin gives a seasoned performance as a tough old-timer of the West, trying to bring up his two sons in his own image. But only one of the boys is wild and unruly like his father - and he becomes a professional gunfighter.
(This Week's Films: page 10)


Screenplay: Frank Nugent
Producer: Fred Kohlmar
Director: Phil Karlson
Lee Hackett: Van Heflin
Ed Hackett: Tab Hunter
Clee: Kathryn Grant
Davey Hackett: James Darren
Will Motley: Mickey Shaughnessy
Sheriff Brill: Robert Simon

: The Harry Secombe Show

Harry's guests tonight include Sacha Distel, Nina, Donald Houston, The Treorchy Male Choir
with Julian Orchard
[and] Lyn Ashley


Writer: David Climie
Writer: Lew Schwarz
Writer/Programme Associate: Jimmy Grafton
Writer: Jeremy Lloyd
Writer: Tony Hare
Orchestra directed by: Peter Knight
Design: Bernard Lloyd-Jones
Director: James Moir
Producer: Terry Hughes
Entertainer: Harry Secombe
Singer: Sacha Distel
Singer: Nina
Guest: Donald Houston
Singers: The Treorchy Male Choir
[Actor]: Julian Orchard
[Actress]: Lyn Ashley

: Ben Travers Farces: A Cuckoo in the Nest

The second in a series of the famous Aldwych Farces adapted for TV by Ben Travers
[Starring] Arthur Lowe and Richard Briers
with guest stars Barbara Shelley, Megs Jenkins, Frank Thornton
...and the dog is Peachy

(One man's misery is another's belly laugh: pages 54-56)


Author/Adapted for TV by: Ben Travers
Lighting: Dave Sydenham
Sound: David Hughes
Costume: Barbara Dyer
Make-up: Sandra Exelby
Designer: James Bould
Producer: Eric Fawcett
Rawlins: Gillian Royale
Mrs Bone: Nan Munro
Major Bone: Arthur Lowe
Barbara Wykeham: Jenny McCracken
Peter Wykeham: Richard Briers
Marguerite Hickett: Barbara Shelley
Alfred: Robin McGee
Noony: Leon Cortez
Mrs Spoker: Megs Jenkins
Gladys Sandra: June Williams
The Rev Sloley-Jones: Tim Barrett
Chauffeur: John Caesar
Claude Hickett, MP: Frank Thornton

: The News

with Robert Dougall
and Weather


Newsreader: Robert Dougall

: Match of the Day

David Coleman introduces two-match First Division action. Bob Wilson is the instant action expert.
And it's the night when 'Goal of the Month' parades Match of the Day's new goal competition.

First Division action from a Football League ground where goals are always guaranteed.

First Division action from another prominent Football League ground.

The best goals from September's Match of the Day programmes will be shown for selection tonight. The first postcard received which agrees with an expert 1-2-3 selection gets £100-worth of premium bonds and a visit to the commentary position when Match of the Day is next in his or her area.


Presenter: David Coleman
Analysis: Bob Wilson
Commentator (Match 1): Barry Davies
TV Presentation (Match 1)/Producer: Alec Weeks
Commentator (Match 2): Alan Weeks
TV Presentation (Match 2): John McGonagle
Presented by: Jonathan Martin
Editor: Sam Leitch

: Somewhere Up There

A new late-night entertainment from the North.
Melvyn Bragg looks at affairs from a Manchester viewpoint, a look which takes in sport... poetry... and people.
Among those taking part: Sarah Boston, Cate Haste, Mike Nally, Bill Tidy of The Cloggies
(from Manchester)


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

: Conference Report 70

Robin Day and Alan Watson report on the fourth day of the Liberal Party Assembly and the speech of the Leader of the Party, Rt Hon Jeremy Thorpe, MP


Reporter: Robin Day
Reporter: Alan Watson
Speaker: Rt Hon Jeremy Thorpe
Producer: Margaret Douglas
Editor: Richard Francis

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