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: Science on Saturday: The Structure of Matter: 9: Absolute Zero

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

One of the techniques of studying the structure is to cool it until the atoms arc almost still. The programme shows how Dr. Nicholas Kurti and his colleagues are experimenting at temperatures within a millionth of a degree of the absolute zero.
First shown on May 17, 1960
(to 11.00)


Subject: Dr. Nicholas Kurti
Producer: Philip Daly
Producer: Gerald Leach
'Science on Saturday' is compiled and arranged by: James McCloy

: Telewele

Rhagleni wythrosol y plant
O Bant i Bentan
Ymweliad ar ffilm, yng nghwmni Teleri. Bevan, ag Ysgol Wersyil a gymhaliwyd yn LIangrannog ym mis Mehefin
(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 'Summer Grandstand' are shown on page 59

: The Range Rider: Outlaw Territory


The Range Rider: Jack Mahoney
Dick West: Dick Jones

: Billy Bunter of Greyfriars School: Bunter Goes to Nice

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: Austin Spriggs
Producer: Clive Parkhurst
Billy Bunter: Gerald Campion
Bob Cherry: Jeremy Bulloch
Harry Wharton: Julian Yardley
Lord Mauleverer: Malcolm Gerard
Lerouge: Frank Thornton
Gendarme: Peter Zander
Mr Quelch: Jack Melford
Frank Nugent: Michael Tennant
Johnny Bull: Gregory Warwick
Hurree Singh: Hugh Ward
Ronsin: John Baker
Sailor: Patrick Scanlan

Blog post that mentions this programme:

Patrick Troughton at 100: A Television Actor 24 March 2020

: 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

The latest in popular records.
With the opinions of Catherine Boyle, Bunny Lewis, Eydie Gorme and Steve Lawrence.
In the chair, David Jacobs


Panellist: Catherine Boyle
Panellist: Bunny Lewis
Panellist: Eydie Gorme
Panellist: Steve Lawrence
Chairman: David Jacobs
Devised by: Peter Potter
Presentation: Bill Cotton Jnr.

: Charlie Chester on Laughter Service

from The Territorial Army, Edinburgh.
With Morton Fraser and his Harmonica Gang, Andy Stewart, The Giross, Desmond Lane, The Keddellos, Eric 'Jeeves' Grier, Helen Cotterill, The Charlie Chester Dancers, The George Mitchell Singers.


Comedian/presenter/script: Charlie Chester
Harmonicists: Morton Fraser and his Harmonica Gang
Singer: Andy Stewart
Performers: The Giross
Mouth whistler: Desmond Lane
Entertainers: The Keddellos
Performer: Eric 'Jeeves' Grier
Performer: Helen Cotterill
Dancers: The Charlie Chester Dancers
Choreography: Sheila Delaney
Singers: The George Mitchell Singers
[Orchestra] conducted by: Jack Leon
Orchestrations: Frank Barber
Musical associate: Frank Davison
Script: Bernard Botting
Script: Charles Hart
Designer: Douglas Duncan
Producer: Albert Stevenson

: First Night of the Proms

(See foot of page and page 3)

First Night of the Proms
Television cameras are at the Royal Albert Hall, for the first part of the opening concert of the Henry Wood Promenade Concerts

BBC Symphony Orchestra, leader, Paul Beard
Conducted by Sir Malcolm Sargent
Introduced by Alvar Lidell

Rossini Overture: The Journey to Rheims

Shostakovich Piano Concerto No. 2, Op. 102 - John Ogdon, Piano


Presenter: Alvar Lidell
Musicians: BBC Symphony Orchestra
Orchestra leader: Paul Beard
Conductor: Sir Malcolm Sargent
Pianist: John Ogdon
Television Presentation: Antony Craxton

: The Men from Room Thirteen: The Man Who Made Trouble: Part 3

The last in the present series of crime stories by Michael Gilbert.
[Starring] Brian Wilde, Kenneth Mackintosh
with Jacqueline Hill
Music composed by Ron Grainer played by the Ron Grainer Sextet

Superintendents Halcro and Maw are determined to break up the protection racket run by Massimo, an Italian with an unsavoury war record, and his gang of trouble makers. Halcro gets a shock when a message comes through on the tape from C.5, a former undercover man named Connor, who is believed to be long since dead. Halcro arranges a secret meeting with Connor and is caught in a murder trap.


Writer: Michael Gilbert
Research: Maurice Cowan
Music composed by: Ron Grainer
[Music] played by: The Ron Grainer Sextet
Film cameraman: Peter Sargent
Film editor: Agnes Evan
Designer: Donald Brewer
Producer: Douglas Allen
Detective Superintendent Halcro: Brian Wild
Assistant Commissioner: James Raglan
Chief Superintendent Maw: Kenneth MacKintosh
Miss Angel: Jacqueline Hill
Massimo: Arnold Diamond
Joseph: Hugh Cross
Dummy: Peter Stephens
Jacko: Geoffrey Hibbert
Boy: Roland Curram
Mrs Farehawe: Daphne Odin Pearse
Det Sgt Hills: Edward Higgins
Stella: Jennifer Browne

: Winston Churchill: The Valiant Years: Episode 24: Tying the Knot

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

The crossing of the Rhine by an advance guard leads to the outflanking of the Siegfried Line and the end of organised resistance by the Germans. But they are still not ready to accept the Allied terms of 'unconditional surrender on all fronts'. Cologne, Essen, and Frankfurt fall; the death camps of Buchenwald, Belsen, and Dachau are liberated; and on April 12 the Elbe is crossed-the Allies are only 60 miles from Berlin. This significant date brings to Churchill not only hope of victory, but sudden sorrow: Roosevelt has died.


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: The Revolver

A crime series from the novels of Georges Simenon.
Dramatised by Roger East from the novel 'Maigret's Revolver'

Starring Rupert Davies as Inspector Maigret
with Ewen Solon as Lucas
Guest stars, Margaretta Scott, Harold Scott
A BBC recording produced in association with Winwell Productions Ltd.
(First shown on November 21, 1960)

Maigret is faced with a somewhat ironic situation when his revolver is stolen and seems likely to be used for attempted murder.


Author: Georges Simenon
Dramatised by: Roger East
Director: Chloe Gibson
Designer: Eileen Diss
Music composed by: Ron Grainer
Film Cameraman: Bryan Langley
Film Editor: Ken Cooper
Script Editor: Giles Cooper
Executive Producer: Andrew Osborn
Associate: Bill Luckwell
Madame Maigret: Helen Shingler
Alain Lagrange: David Webb
Inspector Maigret: Rupert Davies
Dr Pardon: Harold Scott
Lucas: Ewen Solon
'Baron' Lagrange: Peter Stephens
Concierge: Dandy Nichols
M Grimal: Robert Hunter
Georgette: Susan Burnet
Inspector Pyke: Campbell Singer
Madame Debul: Margaretta Scott
Hotel Receptionist: Cecil Brock
Waiter: Ian Keill

: The Trad Fad

and all that Jazz...
Spotlighting music in the specialist manner.
Starring this week Terry Lightfoot and his New Orleans Jazzmen and Dick Charlesworth and his City Gents with Jackie Lynn.
Introductions by Brian Matthew.


Musicians: Terry Lightfoot and his New Orleans Jazzmen
Musicians: Dick Charlesworth and his City Gents
Singer: Jackie Lynn
Presenter: Brian Matthew
Producer: Johnnie Stewart

: Late Night News

followed by Weather and Close Down

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