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: Science on Saturday: The Structure of Matter: 1: Solids, Liquids and Gases

Ten programmes showing how the atoms and molecules of the physicist make up our everyday world.

In the first of his lectures on The Nature of Things given at the Royal Institution Sir Lawrence Bragg, F.R.S. demonstrates that heat is the agitation of atoms and molecules.
First shown on November 12, 1959


Presenter: Sir Lawrence Bragg
Producer: Philip Daly
'Science on Saturday' is compiled and arranged by: James McCloy

: The Artist Speaks: 1: Michael Ayrton

A second viewing of a film series in which a variety of contemporary artists define the intentions of their work.

This well-known artist explains why modern techniques of painting, drawing, sculpture, and wax relief are used by him to interpret traditional themes in a fresh way.


Subject: Michael Ayrton
Photographed by: Peter Hamilton
Film editor: James Colina
Music: Freddie Phillips Producer: John Read

: Heddiw

yn Eisteddfod Renedlaethol yr Urdd, Aberdar
Ymweliad dyddiol yng nghwmnl Aled Rhys Wiliam
Y rhaglenni dan ofal Nan David, Ifor Rees, Jack Williams
Today: a topical magazine.
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield)

: Newyddion

News in Welsh.
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield)

: Cricket: M.C.C.v. The Australians

A visit to Lord's to see play on the first day of the match between the Touring Team and the M.C.C.


Commentator: Peter West
Commentator: Brian Johnston
Commentator: Jack Fingleton
Commentator: Denis Compton
Television presentation: Antony Craxton

: Summer Grandstand

See panel
Details of next week's Grandstand' are shown on page 63

: The Range Rider: Baron of Broken Bow

A feud between cattlemen and sheep farmers causes trouble between Dick West and his father, until the Range Rider agrees to find out the real cause of the friction.


The Range Rider: Jack Mahoney
Dick West: Dick Jones

: Billy Bunter of Greyfriars School: Bold Bunter

by Frank Richards.
With Gerald Campion as Billy Bunter and Jack Melford as Mr. Quelch


Writer: Frank Richards
Film cameraman: Bill Munn
Film editor: Larry Toft
Designer: Susan Spence
Producer: Clive Parkhurst
Billy Bunter: Gerald Campion
Bob Cherry: Jeremy Bulloch
Johnny Bull: Gregory Warwick
Harry Wharton: Julian Yardley
Frank Nugent: Michael Tennant
Hurree Singh: Hugh Ward
Gypsy Boy: Mark Mileham
Skinner: Barry Halliday
Mr Quelch: Jack Melford
Jenkins: Peter Thomas

: The News

: Today's Sport

Introduced by Alan Weeks.
A news summary of today's sporting highlights.
Presented by the Sportsview Unit


Presenter: Alan Weeks

: Juke Box Jury

Presenting the latest in popular records.
This week's panel include: Jack Payne, Diane Todd and Alan Freeman.
In the chair, David Jacobs


Panellist: Jack Payne
Panellist: Diane Todd
Panellist: Alan Freeman
Chairman: David Jacobs
The programme devised by: Peter Potter
Presentation: Bill Cotton, Jnr.

: Laramie: Dark Trail

A Western film series starring John Smith, Robert Fuller and Guest star Robert Vaughan.

Jess befriends a young man who seems to need help-and makes a dangerous enemy.


Slim Sherman: John Smith
Jess Harper: Robert Fuller
Sandy Kayle: Robert Vaughan

: The Men from Room Thirteen: The Man Who Made Careful Arrangements: Part 1

A series of crime stories in two weekly parts by Michael Gilbert.
[Starring] Brian Wilde, Kenneth MacKintosh
Starring Raymond Huntley, Gladys Henson and Pete Murray

Halcro and Maw are determined.to cut down on recent larceny figures. In this case they know who their man is. The difficulty is to prove it, for he makes very careful arrangements.


Writer: Michael Gilbert
Research: Maurice Cowan
Music composed by: Ron Grainer
Music played by: The Ron Grainer Sextet
Designer: Donald Brewer
Producer: Campbell Logan
Assistant Commissioner: James Raglan
Chief Superintendent Maw: Kenneth MacKintosh
Detective-Superintendent Halcro: Brian Wilde
Marcus Palmer: Raymond Huntley
Curly Elphick: Pete Murray
Sergeant Costigan: John Forbes Robertson
Detective Carter: Brian Harrison
Mrs Briggs: Gladys Henson
Tessa Hoosen: Hilary Tindall
Doreen: Stella Riley
Police Sergeant: Arthur Mayne
Sam: Sidney Vivian
Police Surgeon: Kenneth Edwards
Police Constable: Michael Earl

: The Ken Dodd Show

Starring Ken Dodd
With Audrey Arno, Crazy Otto, Alex Macintosh, The Littlewoods and Leonard Williams, Ken Barnes, Rex Rashley, Joan Hurley, Sonny Day, Senta Yamada, Victor Gilling, Patricia Jagger, Winifred Brown, Fred Godfrey, William Kerfoot, Ginger Chilton, Eddie Falcon, Gerry Marcus, Jimmy Thompson, Bud Casey.
The Augmented BBC Northern Dance Orchestra
Conducted by Tommy Watt
From the Grand Theatre, Bolton.
See page 5


Comedian/script: Ken Dodd
Singer: Audrey Arno
Pianist: Crazy Otto
Himself: Alex Macintosh
Singers: The Littlewoods
Dancers: The Larry Gordon Dancers
Performer: Leonard Williams
Performer: Ken Barnes
Performer: Rex Rashley
Performer: Joan Hurley
Performer: Sonny Day
Himself: Senta Yamada
Performer: Victor Gilling
Performer: Patricia Jagger
Performer: Winifred Brown
Performer: Fred Godfrey
Performer: William Kerfoot
Performer: Ginger Chilton
Performer: Eddie Falcon
Performer: Gerry Marcus
Performer: Jimmy Thompson
Performer: Bud Casey
Dancer: Jackie Joyner
Dancer: Annette Bradley
Dancer: Anthea Skitter
Dancer: Anita Banks
Musicians: The Augmented BBC Northern Dance Orchestra
[Orchestra] conducted by: Tommy Watt
Orchestrations: Alan Roper
Script: Eddie Braben
Special material written by: The Gaunt Brothers
The Littlewoods directed by: Fred Tomlinson
Dance direction: Jackie Joyner
Designer: Tim Harvey
Producer: Barney Colehan

: Winston Churchill: The Valiant Years: Episode 16: Turning of the Tide

A film series based on Sir Winston Churchill's Memoirs of World War II.

The Allies' situation at the start of 1943 is precarious, on land, sea, and In the air. But the invention of Radar, together with the use of aircraft carriers as convoy escorts, turns the tide at sea; and by April the U-Boats have been mastered. In the air, bombers of the American 8th Air Force join the RAF, and with the provision of long range fighter cover, mastery in the air is achieved. On land the German resistance is broken; on 4th June the Allies enter Rome.


Author: Sir Winston Churchill
Churchill's words spoken by: Richard Burton
Narrator: Gary Merrill
Musical Score: Richard Rodgers

: Perry Mason: The Case of the Substitute Face

A film series starring Raymond Burr as the famous lawyer investigator created by Erle Stanley Gardner.
with Barbara Hale, William Hopper, William Talman, Ray Collins

The cry of 'man overboard!' shatters the calm of an ocean cruise for Perry Mason, and involves him in the mysterious disappearance of one of the ship's passengers.


Character created by: Erle Stanley Gardner
Perry Mason: Raymond Burr
Della Street: Barbara Hale
Paul Drake: William Hopper
Hamilton Burger: William Talman
Lt. Tragg: Ray Collins

: The News

: Maigret: Murder in Montmartre

A crime series from the novels of Georges Simenon.
Dramatised by Giles Cooper from the novel "Maigret in Montmartre"
Starring Rupert Davies as Inspector Maigret
with Ewen Solon as Lucas
Guest star, Freda Jackson
Produced in association with Winwell Productions, Ltd.
(First shown on October 31, 1960)

A strange exotic young woman, moving in the shadows of the night life of Montmartre. What preys on her mind? What are the fears that possess her? Does she lie or speak the truth?
See page 5

Your Weekend - Saturday
A Second showing of the popular television series "Maigret" 9.50
There's a familiar aroma of Gauloises and garlic around the Television Centre once again, and the now familiar strains of the Maigret theme music can be heard in the studio.
Producer Andrew Osborn is back in residence. After a week's location filming in Paris, he has returned to start work on a new series of Maigret stories scheduled to be shown in the autumn. He says, 'We're not changing the format. It's very difficult to do that kind of thing once the story is well known. Besides, in the case of Maigret, there's no need to'.
Indeed not. There are no phoney French accents, or ridiculous attempts to transform well-known English faces with moustaches and berets in the hope that this will make them look Parisian.
And among the faces once again will be the expressive one of Rupert Davies, complete with the battered trilby, and the inevitable pipe. To Maigret fans, it's as though an old friend has suddenly returned. And 'the Patron' will once again have Ewen Solon as his faithful assistant, Lucas.
Tonight, you can see the first programme in a repeat showing of the first Maigret series, which was originally shown during last November, December, and January.


Author: Georges Simenon
Dramatised by: Giles Cooper
Director/Executive producer: Andrew Osborn
Designer: Eileen Diss
Music composed by: Ron Grainer
Film cameraman: Bryan Langley
Film Editor: Ken Bilton
Script Editor: Giles Cooper
Associate: Bill Luckwell
Inspector Maigret: Rupert Davies
Lucas: Ewen Solon
Rose Alfonsi: Freda Jackson

: Just for a While

A programme of Old Time Dancing from Hammersmith Town Hall with Sidney Bowman and his Orchestra and featuring The Imperial Two Step, The Heather Waltz Tango Magenta, The Britannia Saunter, The Queen's Quadrille, The Last Waltz.
Demonstrations by Jack Briggs and Joyce Briggs, Bob Dale and Rita Pover and The Cardiff (Gwalia) Formation Team
(Trained by Arthur and Dorothy Coates)
Master of Ceremonies, Jack Crossley
Introduced by Marguerite Brennan.
See page 5


Musicians: Sidney Bowman and his Orchestra
Dancer: Jack Briggs
Dancer: Joyce Briggs
Dancer: Bob Dale
Dancer: Rita Pover
Formation dancers: The Cardiff (Gwalia) Formation Team
[Formation dancers] trained by: Arthur Coates
[Formation dancers] trained by: Dorothy Coates
Master of Ceremonies: Jack Crossley
Presenter: Marguerite Brennan
Producer: Richard Afton

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