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(to 10.15)

: Science on Saturday: The Structure of Matter: 2: Atoms and Molecules

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

In the second of his lectures on The Nature of Things given at the Royal Institution, Sir Lawrence Bragg, F.R.S., demonstrates how chemistry is based on the way atoms can join together to produce different kinds of molecules.
First shown on November 19, 1959


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

: The Artist Speaks: 2: Josef Herman

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

Finding himself in Wales during the last war, this painter who was a refugee from Poland says 'I found the right place at the right time'. He has since become famous as a painter of miners, peasants, and other working people.
(to 11.00)


Painter/subject: Josef Herman
Photographed by: Charles Parnall
Film editor: James Colina
Producer: John Read

: Telewele

Rhaglen wythnosol y plant yn cyflwyno
Gweld a Gwneud yng nghwmni Hywel Harries
Cyfres o raglenniym ymwneud A gwahanol agweddau ar self a chrefft
Cyfarwyddyd: Rhagor o
Berspectif Trafod : Arlunwyr Mawr
2: Rembrandt
Pwt o Smaldod:
Cystadleuaeth ysgafn Y cyfarwyddo gan Evelyn Williams
Children's Television
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield)

: Newyddion

News in Welsh.
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield)
(to 13.00)

: Summer Grandstand

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

: The Range Rider: Bad Men of Rimrock

The town of Rimrock is victimised by a bad man called Moore, who has reasons for not wanting the new owner to arrive, but the Range Rider and Dick appoint themselves as bodyguards.


The Range Rider: Jack Mahoney
Dick West: Dick Jones

: Billy Bunter of Greyfriars School: Double Bunter

by Frank Richards.
With Gerald Campion as Billy Bunter and Wally 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
Coker: Ian Hobbs
Bob Cherry: Jeremy Bulloch
Harry Wharton: Juliany Ardley
Frank Nugent: Michael Tennant
Johnny Bull: Gregory Warwick
Hurree Singh: Hugh Ward
Mr Quelch: Jack Melford
Maid: Patricia Leventon
Wally Bunter: Gerald Campion

: The News

: Today's Sport

Introduced by Alan Weeks.
A 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 includes: Russ Conway, Jack Jackson and Kim Tracy
In the chair, David Jacobs
See page 4


Panellist: Russ Conway
Panellist: Jack Jackson
Panellist: Kim Tracy
Chairman: David Jacobs
Devised by: Peter Potter
Presentation: Bill Cotton, Jnr.

: Laramie: A Sound of Bells

A Western film series starring John Smith and Robert Fuller.

An eight-year-old orphan boy is among the handful of people who shelter from an Indian attack at the Sherman ranch. His presence brings out the best in all those caught in the desperate fight for survival.


Slim Sherman: John Smith
Jess Harper: Robert Fuller

: The Men from Room Thirteen: The Man who made Careful Arrangements: Part 2

A series of crime stories by Michael Gilbert.
[Starring] Brian Wilde, Kenneth MacKintosh
Starring Raymond Huntley, Gladys Henson and Pete Murray
Music composed by Ron Grainer and played by the Ron Grainer Sextet

When Halcro and Maw suspect that Marcus Palmer has arranged to take delivery of a valuable haul of jewellery, they make sure that a search warrant is slapped on him as soon as he returns from his rendezvous with the thief. But the police draw a blank. The sudden death of an old man in a dingy City office throws fresh light on the situation.


Writer: Michael Gilbert
Research: Maurice Cowan
Music composed by: Ron Grainer
[Music] played by: The Ron Grainer Sextet
Designer: Donald Brewer
Producer: Campbell Logan
Reporter: Alan Rolfe
Chief Superintendent Maw: Kenneth MacKintosh
Mrs Briggs: Gladys Henson
Marcus Palmer: Raymond Huntley
Tessa Hoosen: Hilary Tindall
Curly Elphick: Pete Murray
Sam: Sidney Vivian
Beatrice: Beatrice Kane
Female Assistant: Betty Romaine
Customer: Gwenda Ewen
Mr Carstairs: Roger Snowdon
Sergeant Costigan: John Forbes Robertson
Detective Carter: Brian Harrison

: Rikki Fulton Show

From the stage of The Glasgow Alhambra.
Starring Rikki Fulton
With Kenneth McKellar, Margo Henderson and Ethel Scott, Clement Ashby, Glen Michael, Denise Shaune, Raymond Dalziel, Kay Rose, The Carlyn Singers, The Bruce McClure Dancers.
BBC Scottish Variety Orchestra
Conductor, Jack Leon
See page 4


Presenter/script: Rikki Fulton
Tenor: Kenneth McKellar
Impressionist: Margo Henderson
Performer: Ethel Scott
Performer: Clement Ashby
Performer: Glen Michael
Performer: Denise Shaune
Performer: Raymond Dalziel
Performer: Kay Rose
Singers: The Carlyn Singers
Dancers: The Bruce McClure Dancers
Musicians: BBC Scottish Variety Orchestra
[Orchestra] conductor: Jack Leon
Orchestrations: Ian Gourlay
Orchestrations: Pat McCann
Orchestrations: Bob Sharples
Dance direction: Bruce McClure
Director: Lea Ashton
Producer: Eddie Fraser

: Winston Churchill: The Valiant Years: Episode 17: The Die is Cast

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

'Operation Overlord': the invasion of Europe is planned, and from the arrival of the first GIs in Great Britain, we see the gradual build-up of forces and their training in invasion tactics, the making and testing of landing craft, and the construction of the 'Mulberry' floating harbour. At the last moment-D-Day minus one-the weather worsens, and the success of the operation is in jeopardy; but Eisenhower decides against postponement and D-Day - June 6 - is set.


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

: Perry Mason: The Case of the Daring Decoy

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


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: Unscheduled Departure

A crime series from the novels of Georges Simenon.
Dramatised by Giles Cooper from the novel 'Maigret has Scruples'.
Starring Rupert Davies as Inspector Maigret with Ewen Solon as Lucas
Guest stars: Pamela Brown and Peter Copley
A BBC recording produced in association with Winwell Productions Ltd.
(First shown on November 7, 1960)

Xavier Marton is a toy salesman - a mild, likeable, very ordinary little man. Is his fantastic story of premeditated murder and violent revenge the wild fancy of a sick mind, or the cunning of a subtle criminal?


Author: Georges Simenon
Dramatised by/script editor: Giles Cooper
Director: Eric Tayler
Designer: Eileen Diss
Music composed by: Ron Grainer
Film cameraman: Bryan Langley
Film editor: Ken Bilton
Executive producer: Andrew Osborn
Associate: Bill Luckwell
Xavier Marton: Peter Copley
Inspector Maigret: Rupert Davies
Lucas: Ewen Solon
Giselle Marton: Pamela Brown

: Just for a While

Old time dancing from Hammersmith Town Hall with Sidney Bowman and his Orchestra.
Demonstrations by Maurice Fletcher and Fay Burrows, Ken Parkes and Mavis Whiteside, Members of the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society (London Branch)
Trained by Bill Ireland
Master of Ceremonies, Jack Crossley
Introduced by Jill Day.


Musicians: Sidney Bowman and his Orchestra
Dancer: Maurice Fletcher
Dancer: Fay Burrows
Dancer: Ken Parkes
Dancer: Mavis Whiteside
Dancers: Members of the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society (London Branch)
[Royal Scottish Country Dancers] trained by: Bill Ireland
Master of Ceremonies: Jack Crossley
Presenter: Jill Day
Producer: Richard Afton

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