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: Science on Saturday: The Structure of Matter: 5: Rubber and Plastics

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

In the fifth of his lectures on The Nature of Things given at the Royal Institution, Sir Lawrence Bragg, F.R.S., demonstrates how certain molecules can be made to join together to build giant molecules with very useful properties.
First shown on December 10, 1959


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

: The Artist Speaks: 5: Kenneth Armitage

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

This successful modern sculptor portrays the human figure in an individual manner. The compulsion to create a convincing image is more important to him than a rational explanation of his style.


Sculptor/subject: Kenneth Armitage
Photographed by: Ken Higgins
Film editor: James Colina
Producer: John Read

: Telewele

Rhaglen wythnosol y plant
Difyr Done
Jane Phillips a'i chwmni o bypedau
Fe'u cyflwynir gan Gwenyth Petty
Y cyfarwyddo gan Teleri Bevan
Children's Television
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield)

: Newyddion

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

: Cricket: England v. Australia: Second Test Match

A visit to Lord's Cricket Ground on the third day of the match.


Commentator: E.W. Swanton
Commentator: Brian Johnston
Commentator: Denis Compton
Commentator: Jack Fingleton
Executive producer: Antony Craxton

: Summer Grandstand

See panel on facing page
Details of next week's 'Summer Grandstand' are shown on page 59

: Billy Bunter of Greyfriars School: Bunter Goes to Cairo

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
Harry Wharton: Julian Yardley
Frank Nugent: Michael Tennant
Mr Quelch: Jack Melford
Lord Mauleverer: Malcolm Gerard
Johnny Bull: Gregory Warwick
Hurree Singh: Hugh Ward
Hamid: David Rayner
Kalizelos: Richard Marner
Arab shop-keeper: John Baker
Donkey boy: Brian Tipping

: Cricket: England v. Australia: Second Test Match

The end of the third day's play at Lord's followed by a summary.

: The News

: Juke Box Jury

Presenting the latest in popular records.
This week's panel includes: Shirley Bassey, Jack Jackson and Jimmy Henney
In the chair, David Jacobs


Panellist: Shirley Bassey
Panellist: Jack Jackson
Panellist: Jimmy Henney
Chairman: David Jacobs
The programme devised by: Peter Potter
Presentation: Bill Cotton, Jnr.

: The Men from Room Thirteen: The Man Who Made Things Go: Part 1

A series of crime stories by Michael Gilbert.
[Starring] Brian Wilde
Starring Marian Spencer and Henry Oscar with Jennifer Wright and Terry Scully
Music composed by Ron Grainer and played by the Ron Grainer Sextet


Writer: Michael Gilbert
Research: Maurice Cowan
Music composed by: Ron Grainer
[Music] played by: The Ron Grainer Sextet
Designer: Donald Brewer
Producer: Campbell Logan
Sir William Dark: George Curzon
Superintendent Halcro: Brian Wilde
Major George Repton: Henry Oscar
Mrs Roseberry: Marian Spencer
Celia Brace: Jennifer Wright
Burgess: Michael Brennan
Sydney Light: Terry Scully

: The Billy Cotton Band Show

In which Billy Cotton calls Wakey Wakey!
Guest stars, Russ Conway, Cliff Richard and The Temperance Seven
and the regulars: Alan Breeze, Kathie Kay, Jeremy Lloyd, The High-Lights, The Leslie Roberts Silhouettes


Presenter/Bandleader: Billy Cotton
Musicians: The Billy Cotton Band
Pianist/guest star: Russ Conway
Singer/guest star: Cliff Richard
Musicians/guest stars: The Temperance Seven
Singer: Alan Breeze
Singer: Kathie Kay
Announcer: Jeremy Lloyd
Singers: The High-Lights
Dancers: The Leslie Roberts Silhouettes
Associate conductor: Harry Rabinowitz
Script: Jimmy Grafton
Design: Lionel Radford
Choreographer and associate producer: Leslie Roberts
Production: Bill Cotton, Jnr.

: Winston Churchill: The Valiant Years: Episode 20: Triumph in France

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

July, 1944, sees the start of the V.1 Flying bomb raids and the consequent suspense and strain on an already tired civilian population - but morale is still high. In France the Americans thrust towards Cherbourg, and Operation Anvil - the landing at St. Tropez on the Mediterranean-is successfully carried out. The abortive attempt to kill Hitler, made by a group of German generals, meets with savage vengeance. General Bradley's breakthrough in Normandy enables Allied troops to race for Paris; and with the help of the French underground, the German commanders are forced to surrender. On August 25, Paris is liberated.


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

: Perry Mason: The Case of the Fiery Fingers

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

Perry Mason is intrigued by a charming old lady who suspects that her employer is about to be murdered. He agrees to investigate and finds himself involved in a most unusual case.


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

: A Song for Saturday

with Owen Brannigan, Rosemary Squires, Walter Midgley, Lorna Haywood, The Fenland Singers.
Conducted by Catherine Baxter
BBC Midland Light Orchestra
(Leader, James Hutcheon)
Conductor, Gilbert Vinter
From the Midlands


Singer: Owen Brannigan
Singer: Rosemary Squires
Tenor: Walter Midgley
Soprano: Lorna Haywood
Singers: The Fenland Singers
[Singers] conducted by: Catherine Baxter
Guest composer: Tolchard Evans
Musicians: BBC Midland Light Orchestra
[Orchestra] leader: James Hutcheon
[Orchestra] conductor: Gilbert Vinter
Compiled by: Reg Perrin
Designer: Charles Carroll
Producer: Philip Lewis

: The Greyhound Derby

direct from the White City Stadium, London.
See facing page


Commentator: Harry Carpenter
Television presentation: John Vernon

: Maigret: A Man of Quality

A crime series from the novels of Georges Simenon.
Dramatised by Giles Cooper.
From the novel 'Death of M. Gallet'
Starring Rupert Davies as Inspector Maigret with Ewen Solon as Lucas
Guest stars, Maurice Denham, Jean Anderson
A BBC recording produced in association with Winwell Productions Ltd.
(First shown on December 12, 1960)

Some men will go to almost any lengths to preserve a way of life and provide for their dependants. Such a man was Emile Gallet, found shot in the little town of Sancerre.


Author: Georges Simenon
Dramatised by/Script Editor: Giles Cooper
Director: Gerard Glaister
Designer: Eileen Diss
Music composed by: Ron Grainer
Film Cameraman: John Ray
Film Editor: Ian Callaway
Executive Producer: Andrew Osborn
Associate: Bill Luckwell
Inspector Maigret: Rupert Davies
Maid: Shirley Patterson
Madame Gallet: Jean Anderson
Doctor: William Sherwood
Sergeant: Peter Barkworth
Tardivot: Charles Lloyd Pack
Lucas: Ewen Solon
Henri Gallet: Gareth Davies
Madame Canut: Anne Blake
Tiburce: Maurice Denham
Old woman: Molly Veness
Eleanor: Anne Ridler
Baptiste: Joseph Levine
Jacob: Wilfred Brambell
Louis Potin: Richard Warner
Madame Maigret: Helen Shingler

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