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: Stereophony

See page 9

(Sound only)
(to 10.15)

: Science on Saturday: Planet Earth: 1: The Hidden Earth

A series of thirteen programmes covering the principal fields of geophysical research.

The source of heat in the earth, the origin of our solar system, and the studies of volcanoes and earthquakes are all used to find out the structure of the earth below the thin crust on which we live.
Produced by the National Academy of Sciences, U.S.A.
(to 11.00)


Science on Saturday is compiled and arranged by: James McCloy

: Telewele

Rhaglen wythnosol y plant yn cyflwyno
Chwedl a Chan
Boco Stori gan
Huw Lloyd Edwards yn adrodd hanes
Helynt y Goes
Bren Storiwr, Gwenyth Petty Lleisiau,
Dilys Davies
Icuan Rhys Williams J. Hugh Jones Pwt o Gan
Yng- nghwmni Maxwell Evans a Dafydd Reynolds a'i gitar
Y cyfarwyddo gan Evelyn Williams
Children's Television
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Llandrindod Wells, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)

: Newyddion

News in Welsh.
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Llandrindod Wells, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)

: Notice-Board

Public Service announcements.

: Grandstand

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

: Circus Boy: 8: Joey's Wedding

A series of adventures set under the Big Top.

Joey decides that he must get married in order to give Corky a normal home life with a mother's care. When Big Pete learns that Joey is looking for a wife he sends for his sister Sue, a pretty girl with but one fault-a determination to run people's lives!


Corky: Mickey Braddock
Joey the Clown: Noah Beery
Pete the Canvasman: Guinn Williams
Susie: Angela Stevens

: Garry Halliday and the Secret of Omar Khayyam: Episode 1: Live and Die

A new serial in seven episodes by David Whitaker and Michael Harald
Based on characters created by Justin Blake
With Terence Longdon, Bill Kerr, Elwyn Brook-Jones, Maurice Kaufmann, Oliver Johnston, Jack Rodney

(See page 4)


Writer: David Whitaker
Writer: Michael Harald
Based on characters created by: Justin Blake
Flying and Airport sequences by courtesy of: Skyways Ltd.
Film Cameraman: Douglas Wolfe
Film Editor: Ron de Mattos
Designer: Stewart Marshall
Producer: Richard West
Lieutenant Boule: Clive Cazes
Private Baltonne: Bruce Wightmann
Sgt Traumann: Maurice Kaufmann
Private Fallon: Jack Rodney
The Voice: Elwyn Brook-Jones
Mrs Peacock: Winifred Hindle
Eddie Robbins: Bill Kerr
Garry Halliday: Terence Longdon
Nigel Fox: Frederick Treves
Vicky Fox: Audrey Nicholson
Professor Irenon: Oliver Johnston
Fahzil: George Little

: The News

: Today's Sport

Introduced by David Coleman.
Today's sporting highlights and the classified football results.
Presented by the Sportsview Unit


Presenter: David Coleman

: Juke Box Jury

A new disc - a Hit or a Miss?
Comments and opinions on the latest pop releases.
This week's panel: Sam Costa, Alan Freeman, Sandu Scott, Nancy Spain.
In the chair, David Jacobs


Panellist: Sam Costa
Panellist: Alan Freeman
Panellist: Sandu Scott
Panellist: Nancy Spain
Chairman: David Jacobs
Programme devised by: Peter Potter
Presentation: Harry Carlisle

: Dixon of Dock Green: Counsel for the Defence

Stories of a London policeman by Ted Willis.
Starring Jack Warner


Writer: Ted Willis
Script associate: Fiona McConnell
Film cameraman: A. A. Englander
Film editor: Ken Cooper
Designer: Austen Spriggs
Producer: Douglas Moodie
P.C. George Dixon: Jack Warner
Det-Sgt Andy Crawford: Peter Byrne
Mary: Jeannette Hutchinson
Sergeant Flint: Arthur Rigby
P.C. Lauderdale: Geoffrey Adams
Prob P.C. Jamie MacPherson: David Webster
Det-Con Jack Cotton: Michael Nightingale
Jennie Wren: Hilda Fenemore
Ron Smethers: Geoffrey Frederick
Mr Smethers: Michael Brennan
Christopher: Paul Michael
Betty: Helen Bird
W.P. Sgt Scott (Scotty): Ruth Lodge
W.P.C. Kay Shaw: Jocelyne Rhodes
Millie French: Jill Mai Meredith
Mrs French: June Ellis
Mr Straker: Patrick Cargill
The Magistrate: Ivan Samson
Prosecuting Counsel: John Boxer

: The Big Parade

A musical spectacle featuring
The first appearance on television of The Band of the Irish Guards
Musical Director, Major C. H. Jaeger
Eighty Trombones
Michael Freedman and his Ladies Orchestra
The Stellar Strings
The Welwyn Garden City Male Voice Choir
The Kuban Cossack Dancers, The Leslie Roberts Silhouettes and guest artists and featuring The 1812 Overture
See page 4


Musicians: The Band of the Irish Guards
Musical director: Major C. H. Jaeger
Musicians: Michael Freedman and his Ladies Orchestra
Singers: The Welwyn Garden City Male Voice Choir
Dancers: The Kuban Cossack Dancers
Dancers: The Leslie Roberts Silhouettes
Dance direction: Leslie Roberts
Settings: Roger Andrews
Producer: Richard Afton

: Perry Mason: The Case of the Sardonic Sergeant

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 has an unusual case when he travels to an Army camp to represent an officer before a general court-martial. On arrival, however, he learns that the man has been found dead; and with the aid of Paul Drake he sets out to investigate the mysteries surrounding his client's death.


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 Saturday Film: Victor Hugo's The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Starring Charles Laughton
with Sir Cedric Hardwicke, Thomas Mitchell, Maureen O'Hara, Edmond O'Brien
See page 5


Author: Victor Hugo
Director: William Dieterle
Quasimodo: Charles Laughton
Frollo: Sir Cedric Hardwicke
Clopin: Thomas Mitchell
Esmeralda: Maureen O'Hara
Gringoire: Edmond O'Brien
Phoebus: Alan Marshal

: The News

: Sportsview Football Special: Third Round of the F.A. Cup

Introduced by Kenneth Wolstenholme.

Birmingham City v. Tottenham Hotspur
Kenneth Wolstenholme introduces the holders' first Cup match of the season.
Leicester City v. Stoke City
Alan Weeks watches last year's Cup finalists in action.

Everton v. Kings Lynn
The giants of the North versus the non-League club from Norfolk.
Walley Barnes reports.


Presenter/commentator (Birmingham City v. Tottenham Hotspur): Kenneth Wolstenholme
Commentator (Leicester City v. Stoke City): Alan Weeks
Reporter (Everton v. Kings Lynn): Walley Barnes
Programme edited by: Leslie Kettley
Programme edited by: Lawrie Higgins
Presented by: Richard Tilling

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