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: Time Machines: Lecture 4: Big Time, Little Time

by Professor George Porter
From The Royal Institution, London


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

: Weatherman

Bert Foord: the weekend weather


Weatherman: Bert Foord

: Grandstand

Introduced by Frank Bough

12.50 Football Preview
Introduced by Sam Leitch

1.10; 1.40* Boxing: Fight of the Week: Johnny Stracey, Bethnal Green v Willie Rea, Belfast
Highlights of this big welterweight fight at York Hall, Bethnal Green, in which Stracey defended his unbeaten record; and highlights of another top fight on the same promotion.

1.20; 1.50; 2.20; 3.20* Racing from Chepstow
1.30 Tutshill Novices Hurdle Race (Div 1) (over 2 miles)
2.0 Overture Handicap Steeple-chase (over 21 miles)
2.30 Free Handicap Hurdle Race (over 2 miles)
3.30 Porcelain Handicap Hurdle Race (over 2 miles)

2.10; 2.40; 3.10; 3.40* Motor Racing from Crystal Palace: The Daily Express Formula 2 Trophy Meeting
incorporating special saloon car events.
(Organised by the BRSCC)

4.5* Rugby Union from Twickenham: The Centenary Match England and Wales v Scotland and Ireland
Outside broadcast cameras bring you the second half of this great Rugby Union occasion.
At 2.55 Cliff Morgan previews Rugby Union's Centenary Year and looks back to some of Twickenham's greatest tries.


Presenter: Frank Bough
Presenter (Football Preview): Sam Leitch
Boxer: Johnny Stracey
Boxer: Willie Rea
Commentator (Fight of the Week): Harry Carpenter
Commentator (Racing): Peter O'Sullevan
Commentator (Racing): Clive Graham
TV Presentation (Racing): Dewi Griffiths
Commentator (Motor Racing): Murray Walker
TV Presentation (Motor Racing): Richard Tilling
Commentator (Rugby Union): Bill McLaren
TV Presentation (Rugby Union): Alan Mouncer
Presenter (Rugby Union): Cliff Morgan

: Grandstand: Results Service

Grandstand Timetable:
12.50 Football preview; 1.10 Boxing
1.20 Racing: 1.40 Boxing; 1.50 Racing;
2.10 Motor Racing; 2.20 Racing;
2.40 Motor Racing; 2.55 Rugby Union;'
3.10 Motor Racing; 3.20 Racing;
3.40 Motor Racing: 4.5 Rugby Union
Timings are subject to alteration in order to keep up to date with events


Grandstand presented for television by: Brian Venner
Editor: Alan Hart

: The Pink Panther Show: Pink Pill; Sacre Bleu Cross; Pink Pistons

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 Pill; Sacre Bleu Cross; Pink Pistons


Pink Panther Theme: Henry Mancini

: The News


Weatherman: Bert Foord

: Here's Lucy: Lucy and The Andrews Sisters

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 and The Andrews Sisters ...breaking all records in a trip down memory lane!


Lucy Carter: Lucille Ball
Craig: Desi Arnaz Jr
Kim: Lucie Arnaz
Harrison (Uncle Harry) Carter: Gale Gordon
Herself: Patti Andrews

: Show of the North

Presenting from Scotland a non-stop musical entertainment by international artists highlighting songs from the West Indies, America, Ireland, England and Scotland.
Featuring this week: Alan Price, Tommy Makem, The Tinkers, Johnny Silvo and David Moses, Saffron and Alex Campbell


Singer/Pianist: Alan Price
Singer: Tommy Makem
Musicians: The Tinkers
Singer: Johnny Silvo
Bass: David Moses
Performer: Saffron
Singer/Guitarist: Alex Campbell
Orchestra Conductor: Iain Sutherland
Musical Arrangements: Nicky Welsh
Designer: Jim Longmuir
Producer: Iain MacFadyen

: High Adventure: Prince Valiant

Tonight's presentation in this season of feature films starring Robert Wagner, James Mason, Janet Leigh, Debra Paget, Sterling Hayden
with Victor McLaglen, Donald Crisp, Brian Aherne

Prince Valiant comes to Camelot to seek King Arthur's help against the usurper of his father's throne. This spectacular tale of chivalry and intrigue features a dashing hero, fair princess, and dastardly villain, and is based on a popular American comic strip.


Producer: Robert L. Jacks
Director: Henry Hathaway
Prince Valiant: Robert Wagner
Sir Brack: James Mason
Aleta: Janet Leigh
Ilene: Debra Paget
Sir Gawain: Sterling Hayden
Boltar: Victor McLaglen
King Aguar: Donald Crisp
King Arthur: Brian Aherne

: The Harry Secombe Show

Harry's guests tonight include Bobbie Gentry, Mason Williams, Lynda Jenkins
with Julian Orchard


Writer/Programme Associate: Jimmy Grafton
Writer: Jeremy Lloyd
Writer: David Climie
Writer: Lew Schwarz
Orchestra directed by: Peter Knight
Design: Brian Tregidden
Producer: Terry Hughes
Entertainer: Harry Secombe
Singer: Bobbie Gentry
Guest: Mason Williams
Guest: Lynda Jenkins
[Actor]: Julian Orchard

: Ben Travers Farces: Turkey Time

The third in a series of the famous 'Aldwych Farces' adapted for TV by Ben Travers
[Starring] Arthur Lowe, Richard Briers
with guest stars Terence Alexander, Gladys Henson, Eunice Gayson


Author/Adapted for TV by: Ben Travers
Designer: James Bould
Producer: Eric Fawcett
Ernestine: Margot Field
Mrs Ratchett: Betty Hare
Louise: Eunice Gayson
Edwin: Arthur Lowe
Mrs Gather: Gladys Henson
David: Richard Briers
Max: Terence Alexander
Rose Adair: Elizabeth Knight
Warwick Westbourne: Derek Sydney
Luke Meate: Toke Townley
Man in the shelter: Keith Ashley
Mrs Pike: Mollie Sugden
PC Tidball: Alec Ross

: The News

with Richard Baker
and Weather


Newsreader: Richard Baker

: Match of the Day

Action from two First Division matches.
The result of the September 'Goal of the Month' competition. Alan Hardaker, Secretary of the Football League, presents the first winning cheque in the new national Ford Sporting League.
David Coleman reports from a leading Northern ground in the Football League.

Barry Davis reports from the Midlands on another prominent First Division clash.

Tonight the winning 1-2-3 selection of the September 'Goal of the Month' competition will be shown, and the first £2,500 cheque will be handed to the club topping the Ford Sporting League at the end of September.



Commentator (Match 1): David Coleman
TV Presentation (Match 1)/Producer: Alec Weeks
Commentator (Match 2): Barry Davies
TV Presentation (Match 2): John McGonagle
Competition award presenter: Alan Hardaker
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

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