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: Science on Saturday: Human Biology: 1: Conception

Seven programmes on the beginnings of a human life and the early acquisition of immunity to disease.

The fusion of the microscopic egg and sperm cells is the beginning of a new individual.
In the programme are: Professor P. Krohn, Dr. A. S. Parkes, F.R.S., Lord Rothschild, G.M., F.R.S.

First shown in the 'Life Before Birth' series in June, 1960


Speaker: Professor P. Krohn
Speaker: Dr. A. S. Parkes
Speaker: Lord Rothschild
Producer/'Science on Saturday' is compiled and arranged by: James McCloy

: Notice-Board

Public Service announcements.
(to 11.05)

: Telewele

Rhaglen wythnosol y plant yn cyflwyno
Difyr Done
JANE PHILLIPS a'i chwmni o bypedau Fe'u cyflwynir gan GWENYTH PETTY
Y cyifarwyddo gan-TELERI BEVAN
Children's Television
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield)

: Newyddion

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

: Grandstand

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

: The Range Rider: Six-Gun Party

Running defenceless people off their ranch is a villainous game, and the Range Rider and Dick mean to put a stop to it, even though they run into more trouble than they bargained for.


The Range Rider: Jack Mahoney
Dick West: Dick Jones

: Bonehead: Rogues' Gallery

Written and produced by Shaun Sutton.
More criminal capers.
with Colin Douglas, Paul Whitsun-Jones, Douglas Blackwell
Last shown in October 1960


Writer/Producer: Shaun Sutton
Film cameraman: Bill Munn
Film editor: Larry Toft
Designer: Stewart Marshall
Bonehead: Colin Douglas
Bose: Paul Whitsun-Jones
Happy: Douglas Blackwell
Old Lady: Enid Lindsey
Mr Egerton: Patrick Cargill
Hamble: Neil Wilson
Curator: Geoffrey Staines

: The News

: Today's Sport

Introduced by Kenneth Wolstenholme.
A summary of today's sporting highlights and the classified football results.
Presented by the Sportsview Unit


Presenter: Kenneth Wolstenholme

: Juke Box Jury

Presenting the latest in popular records.
This week's panel includes: Janet Munro, Cyril Ornadel and Jane Asher.
In the chair, David Jacobs


Panellist: Janet Munro
Panellist: Cyril Ornadel
Panellist: Jane Asher
Chairman: David Jacobs
The programme devised by: Peter Potter
Presentation: Stewart Morris

: Dixon of Dock Green: A Quiet, Ordinary Woman

Some stories of a London Policeman by Ted Willis.
Starring Jack Warner
See page 4


Writer: Ted Willis
Script associate: Fiona McConnell
Film Cameraman: Ken Willicombe
Film Editor: Ken Cooper
Designer: Stanley Morris
Production: Douglas Moodie
P.C. George Dixon: Jack Warner
Det Sgt Andy Crawford: Peter Byrne
Mary: Jeannette Hutchinson
Sergeant Flint: Arthur Rigby
Mrs Flint: Marjorie Rhodes
Victor Dowson: Ballard Berkeley
Irene Dowson, his wife: Nancy Nevinson
Sylvie Dowson, their daughter: Diana Barrington
Barmaid: Renate Roman
Fred Appleby: Meadows White
Ned Wilson: Patrick Blackwell
Alfredo Chiari: Michael Ritterman
Peter Shaw: Jamie Barnes
Staff Patrol: Harry Basson
Det Inspector Standish: Fred Ferris
Sandra: Carol Cleveland
Janet: Renee Barr

: Bronco: Yankee Tornado

A Western film series starring Ty Hardin as the roving cowboy adventurer with Guest star Will Hutchins.

Bronco joins forces with his old friend Tom Brewster and the dynamic young Theodore Roosevelt to prevent an Indian uprising.


Bronco Layne: Ty Hardin
Tom Brewster: Will Hutchins

: Charlie Chester on Laughter Service

from the Television Theatre, London.
with The Three Monarchs, Sheila Southern, Martin Granger's Puppets, Freddy Kenton and Partner, The Annan Twins, The Charlie Chester Dancers, The George Mitchell Singers.
See page 7


Comedian/presenter/script: Charlie Chester
Harmonicists: The Three Monarchs
Singer: Sheila Southern
Performer: Freddy Kenton and Partner
Performers: The Annan Twins
Performer: Eric 'Jeeves' Grier
Dancers: The Charlie Chester Dancers
Choreography: Sheila Delaney
Singers: The George Mitchell Singers
Orchestra conducted by: Harry Rabinowitz
Orchestrations: Frank Barber
Musical associate: Frank Davison
Script: Bernard Botting
Script: Charles Hart
Designer: George Djurkovic
Producer: Albert Stevenson

: Perry Mason: The Case of the Glittering Goldfish

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 investigates a dispute over ownership of a new process which improves the health of goldfish but, before the lawyer can find an answer, one of the parties involved is murdered.


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

: Hey Presto

The International Brotherhood of Magicians present some of the outstanding magical performers of the world.
Czechoslovakia: The Mazakians
Holland: The Niberco Brothers
America: Jerry Andrus, Walter E. Cummings
United Kingdom: Jeffery Atkins
Introduced by David Jacobs.
From the North
See page 5


Magicians (Czechoslovakia): The Mazakians
Magicians (Holland): The Niberco Brothers
Magician (America): Jerry Andrus
Magician (America): Walter E. Cummings
Magician (United Kingdom): Jeffery Atkins
Presenter: David Jacobs
Design: James Weatherup
Producer: Barney Colehan

: The Third Man: How to Buy a Country

A film series starring Michael Rennie as Harry Lime.
This being the history of Bradford Webster's first meeting with Harry Lime and of how a cheque bounced them both into trouble in Zurich.
A BBC film release
Last shown in January 1960

10.20-10.35 Flashback
People and events in the local news.
10.35-10.45 Saturday Nightcap
Ralph Thompson sketches animals after dark at Bristol Zoo.


Harry Lime: Michael Rennie
Ponti: Hugh Marlowe
Louise: Patricia Cutts
Duchess: Celia Lovsky
Paulus: Otto Waldis
Linda: Bek Nelson
Maid: Gretchen Thomas
Miss Hidwick: Cate Bauer
Servant: Alphonse Martell
Bradford Webster: Jonathan Harris
Artist (Saturday Nightcap): Ralph Thompson

: The Liberal Party Assembly

Kenneth Harris and Robert Kee report on the third day.
From the special BBC television studio in Edinburgh with recordings made during the day.


Reporter: Kenneth Harris
Reporter: Robert Kee
Associate producer: Jack Ashley
Producer: John Grist

: Late Night News

: The Trad Fad

Spotlighting music in the specialist manner.
Starring this week Mr. Acker Bilk's Paramount Jazz Band, Dick Charlesworth and his City Gents with Jackie Lynn and Ian Menzies and his Clyde Valley Stompers.
Compere, Alan Dell


Musicians: Mr. Acker Bilk's Paramount Jazz Band
Musicians: Dick Charlesworth and his City Gents
Singer (Dick Charlesworth and his City Gents): Jackie Lynn
Musicians: Ian Menzies and his Clyde Valley Stompers
Compere: Alan Dell
Settings: Cephas Howard
Producer: Johnnie Stewart

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