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: Science on Saturday: Planet Earth: 8: The Flaming Sky

Thirteen programmes about our knowledge of the physical nature of the earth and the research that is going on today.
The full explanation of the eerie glow of the northern lights is one of the results of the International Geophysical Year, and scientists have actually produced an artificial aurora.
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
Jim Cro Crwstyn gyda
Sassie Rees yn canu eich hoff hwiangerddl Cyfeilydd, Maimie Noel Jones Ynghyd a Penblwydd Wil y Gwas gan Amy Parry-Williams Storiwr, Nesta Harris
Darluniau gan Hywel Harries
Y cyflwyno gan Sheila Huw Jones 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 59

: Circus Boy: 15: The Swamp Man

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, Race Gentry as Jean Giroux, John Majulin as Cass Larkin

While the circus is in Louisiana Corky makes friends with Jean, a young French boy. Jean has a piece of paper left him by his grandfather and as he cannot read he asks Corky to read it to him. There is a big surprise in store for the boys when Joey gets hold of the paper!


Corky: Mickey Braddock
Joey, the Clown: Noah Beery
Big Tim Champion: Robert Lowery
Pete, the Canvasman: Guinn Williams
Jean Giroux: Race Gentry
Cass Larkin: John Majulin

: Garry Halliday and the Gun-Runners: Episode 1: Down to Earth

A new serial in six episodes by Richard Wade based on characters created by Justin Blake.
with Terence Longdon, Bill Kerr, Elwyn Brook-Jones, Maurice Kaufmann, Alan Tilvern
Flying and Airport sequences by courtesy of Skyways Ltd.


Writer: Richard Wade
Characters created by: Justin Blake
Fight arranged by: Terry Baker
Film cameraman: Leonard Newson
Film editor: Ron de Mattos
Designer: Stewart Marshall
Producer: Richard West
Garry Halliday: Terence Longdon
Eddie Robbins: Bill Kerr
General Hasheme: Alan Tilvern
Officer: Ian Fairbairn
Mr Pennington: Tom Gill
Vicky Fox: Audrey Nicholson
Nigel Fox: Frederick Treves
Inspector Potter: Edward Jewesbury
Traumann: Maurice Kaufmann
The Voice: Elwyn Brook-Jones
Heidrich: Richard Dare

: The News

: Today's Sport

Introduced by Kenneth Wolstenholme.
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: Paul Anka, Carole Carr, Tony Orlando, Sheila Tracy.
In the chair, David Jacobs


Panellist: Paul Anka
Panellist: Carole Carr
Panellist: Tony Orlando
Panellist: Sheila Tracy
Chairman: David Jacobs
Programme devised by: Peter Potter
Presentation: Harry Carlisle

: Dixon of Dock Green: The Outlaws

Stories of a London Policeman by Ted Willis.
Starring Jack Warner
(BBC Recording)


Writer: Ted Willis
Script Associate: Rex Edwards
Film Cameraman: Peter Hamilton
Film Editor: Ken Cooper
Designer: Austen Spriggs
Director: Michael Goodwin
Production: Douglas Moodie
P.C. George Dixon: Jack Warner
Robbie Roberts: Peter Furnell
Billy Higgs: Roy Heyman
Mulligan: Dudley Singleton
Mike: Billy Lyons
Jean Davis: Wendy Richard
Prob P.C. Jamie MacPherson: David Webster
P.C. Lauderdale: Geoffrey Adams
Det-Sgt Andy Crawford: Peter Byrne
W.P.C. Kay Shaw: Jocelyne Rhodes
Sergeant Flint: Arthur Rigby
W.P. Sgt Scott (Scotty): Ruth Lodge
Shirley: Jacqueline Lawrence
Mr Viner: Leonard Maguire
Brian: Jeremy Ward
Beryl: Jennifer Creighton
Alan: Ronald Alexander
Mary: Jeannette Hutchinson
Det-Con Jack Cotton: Michael Nightingale

: The Black and White Minstrel Show

starring The Mitchell Minstrels
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
Orchestra conducted by George Mitchell in association with Alan Bristow


Singers: The Mitchell Minstrels
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
Vocal arrangements/orchestra conducted by: George Mitchell
Jazzers routine by: George Chisholm
Orchestrations: Alan Bristow
Orchestrations: Ray Terry
Settings: Stanley Dorfman
Devised and produced by: George Inns

: Perry Mason: The Case of the Watery Witness

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


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 presenting: Windfall

with Lionel Jeffries, Avice Landone and Gordon Jackson.

When a man as steady and sober in his habits as Mr. Lee gets drunk, pours spaghetti over his employer, and quits the job he has held for thirty years, there must be some unusual reason for his behaviour. Perhaps the £2,000 Mr. Lee found on a bus provides a clue.


Mr Lee: Lionel Jeffries
Mary Lee: Avice Landone
Leonard: Gordon Jackson
John Lee: Jack Watling
Connie Lee: Patricia Owen
Michael: Brian Worth

: The Good Old Days

Old-Time Music-Hall from the stage of the Famous City Varieties, Leeds.
Proprietor, Harry Joseph
presenting Penny Nichols, Jo, Jac and Joni, Eira Heath, Ray Alan, Franklin, The Bell Tones
Chairman, Leonard Sachs


Singer: Penny Nicholls
Comic musicians: Jo, Jac, and Joni
Singer: Eira Heath
Ventriloquist: Ray Alan
Magician: Franklin
Musicians: The Bell Tones
Chairman: Leonard Sachs
Musical director: Bernard Herrmann
Producer: Barney Colehan

: The News

: Football Special

Introduced by Kenneth Wolstenholme.

Sheffield United v. Leicester City
Walley Barnes reports on the North v. Midlands clash.
from Bramall Lane Ground

West Ham United v. Ipswich Town
Kenneth Wolstenholme looks at East London's unpredictable club in their bid to keep among the League leaders.
at Upton Park

France v. England
Peter West reports from Paris on the International Rugby Union match.


Presenter/commentator (West Ham United v. Ipswich Town): Kenneth Wolstenholme
Reporter (Sheffield United v. Leicester City): Walley Barnes
Reporter (Rugby: France v. England): Peter West
Editor: Lawrie Higgins
Presented by: Richard Tilling

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