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: Science on Saturday: Planet Earth: 4: The Inconstant Air

Thirteen programmes about our knowledge of the physical nature of the earth and the research that is going on today.

This programme shows the main changes in weather and climate, and how they are used in preparing a forecast.
Produced by the National Academy of Sciences, U.S.A.
(to 11.00)


Science on Saturday is compiled and arranged by: James McCloy

: Telewele

yn cyflwyno
Clwb Chwarae gyda
Fnlmiau ac enwogion chwarae i'r edrychwyr ifainc
Y cyfarwyddo gan CLIFF MORGAN
Children's Television
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Llandrindod Wells, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)


Unknown: Clwb Chwarae
Unknown: Carwyn James

: Newyddion

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

: Notice-Board

Public Service announcements.

: Grandstand

including Boxing, Racing, Motoring, Ice Skating, Rugby League
See panel
Details of next week's Grandstand are shown on page 59

: Circus Boy: 11: The Lady and the Circus

A series of adventures set under the Big Top
with Mickey Braddock as Corky, Noah Beery as Joey the Clown, Robert Lowery as Big Tim Champion, Guinn Williams as Pete the Canvasman, Frances Robinson as Rosemary Anderson, Paul Keast as Mike Anderson

Corky and Joey are pleased when Tim Champion decides to marry his childhood sweetheart. As plans for the wedding progress, Tim begins to neglect the circus, and finally announces that much as he loves circus life he cannot ask his future wife to share the hardships of it - he has decided to sell the circus!


Corky: Mickey Braddock
Joey the Clown: Noah Beery
Big Tim Champion: Robert Lowery
Pete, the Canvasman: Guinn Williams
Rosemary Anderson: Frances Robinson
Mike Anderson: Paul Keast

: Garry Halliday and the Secret of Omar Khayyam: Episode 4: A Key

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
Flying and Airport sequences by courtesy of Skyways Ltd.


Writer: David Whitaker
Writer: Michael Harald
Based on characters created by: Justin Blake
Fight arranged by: Terry Baker
Film cameraman: Douglas Wolfe
Film editor: Ron de Mattos
Designer: Stewart Marshall
Producer: Richard West
Nigel Fox: Frederick Treves
Leonie Martin: Julie Martin
Eddie Robbins: Bill Kerr
Garry Halliday: Terence Longdon
The Voice: Elwyn Brook-Jones
Paul Brinker: Robin Lloyd
Adolph Traumann: Maurice Kaufmann
Nurse: Pat Wallen
Vicky Fox: Audrey Nicholson
Professor Irenon: Oliver Johnston
Miss Sanderly: Annette Kerr
Fallon: Jack Rodney
Typist: Jean Marlow
Tony: Robin Ford
Rita: Valerie Bell

: 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

A new disc - a Hit or a Miss?
Comments and opinions on the latest pop releases.
This week's panel: Shirley Eaton, Frank Muir, Pete Murray, Viera.
In the chair, David Jacobs


Panellist: Shirley Eaton
Panellist: Frank Muir
Panellist: Pete Murray
Panellist: Viera
Chairman: David Jacobs
Programme devised by: Peter Potter
Presentation: Harry Carlisle

: Dixon of Dock Green: An Escort for Harry

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


Writer: Ted Willis
Script associate: Fiona McConnell
Film cameraman: Tony Leggo
Film editor: Ken Cooper
Designer: Fanny Taylor
Producer: Douglas Moodie
P.C. George Dixon: Jack Warner
Harry Shuttleworth: David Kernan
Det-Sgt Garner: John Dearth
P.C. Screen: Rodney Bewes
Det-Sgt Andy Crawford: Peter Byrne
Det-Inspector Cherry: Robert Cawdron
Det-Con Jack Cotton: Michael Nightingale
P.C. Lauderdale: Geoffrey Adams
Sergeant Flint: Arthur Rigby
Prob P.C. Jamie MacPherson: David Webster
Mavis Taylor: Diana Daneman
W.P. Sgt Scott (Scotty): Ruth Lodge
W.P.C. Kay Shaw: Jocelyne Rhodes
Mary: Jeannette Hutchinson
Jennie Wren: Hilda Fenemore
Sgt Grace: Tony Veale
Adrienne Timothy (Addy): Pauline Yates
Mrs Reading: Anthea Lloyd

: The Black and White Minstrel Show

starring The Mitchell Minstrels
Conducted by George Mitchell
and also starring: Leslie Crowther, Margo Henderson, Semprini, George Chisholm and his Jazzers, Penny Nicholls, John Boulter, Dai Francis, Tony Mercer, Benny Garcia, The Jackpots, The Television Toppers
Special effect by Kursaal Southend-on-Sea
(The Black and White Minstrel Show is at the Royal Court Theatre, Liverpool)
See page 3


Singers: The Mitchell Minstrels
Minstrels conducted by/vocal arrangements: George Mitchell
Comedian: Leslie Crowther
Impressionist: Margo Henderson
Pianist: Semprini
Musicians: George Chisholm and his Jazzers
Singer: Penny Nichols
Singer: John Boulter
Singer: Dai Francis
Singer: Tony Mercer
Singer: Benny Garcia
Singers: The Jackpots
Dancers: The Television Toppers
Dance Direction: Larry Gordon
'Laughing at Life' routine by: George Chisholm
Orchestrations: Alan Bristow
Orchestrations: Ray Terry
Orchestra conducted by: Eric Robinson
Settings: Stanley Dorfman
Devised and produced by: George Inns

: Perry Mason: The Case of the Calendar Girl

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 defends a building contractor who is charged with murder. One of two beautiful photographer's models must be lying: so Perry has to turn art-photographer to prove his client's innocence.


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: Chance of a Lifetime

It is one thing to grumble at the way the business is run-quite another to run it yourself. This is soon evident when the factory is handed over by the boss. Maybe it is the chance of a lifetime; but it could be a dismal failure.
See page 3


Produced and directed by: Bernard Miles
Dickenson: Basil Radford
Stevens: Bernard Miles
Baxter: Niall McGinnis
Bolger: Geoffrey Keen
Adam: Kenneth More
Morris: Julian Mitchell

: The News

: Football Special: Fourth Round of the F.A. Cup

Introduced by Kenneth Wolstenholme.

Stoke v. Blackburn Rovers
Kenneth Wolstenholme reports on maestro Stanley Matthews.
At Victoria Ground

Plymouth v. Tottenham Hotspur
Alan Weeks reports on the home team's bid to oust the Cup Holders.
At Home Park

Burnley v. Leyton Orient
Walley Barnes reports on the League leaders.
At Turf Moor


Presenter/Reporter (Stoke v. Blackburn Rovers): Kenneth Wolstenholme
Reporter (Stoke v. Blackburn Rovers): Stanley Matthews
Reporter (Plymouth v. Tottenham Hotspur): Alan Weeks
Reporter (Burnley v. Leyton Orient): Walley Barnes
Programme edited by: Lawrie Higgins
Presented by: Richard Tilling

: World Singer: Teresa Stich-Randall

Accompanied and introduced by Gerald Moore.


Soprano: Teresa Stich-Randall
Pianist/presenter: Gerald Moore
Presented by: Walter Todds

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