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: Stereophony

on Network Three wavelengths and TV (sound)
The Network Three transmitters, both medium-wave and VHF, will be used for one channel (left) and the BBC's television sound transmitters for the other (right)

Sounds and Sweet Airs
Two scenes from The Tempest.
With music by Elizabeth Poston
Conducted by John Russell
BBC recording

Artists in Orbit
A stereo review by Donald Cotton and Humphrey Searle who conducts the music.
Introduced by Donald Cotton.
with Marion Grimaldi, Alan Dudley, Frank Duncan, Janette Richer
BBC Recording
(Sound only)
(to 10.15)


Music (Sounds and Sweet Airs): Elizabeth Poston
Conductor (Sound and Sweet Airs): John Russell
Ariel: Nora Cannell
Ferdinand: Frank Duncan
Sprite: Shirley Williams
Sprite: Jeanne Bowden
Writer/presenter (Artists in Orbit): Donald Cotton
Music/conductor (Artists in Orbit): Humphrey Searle
Singer (Artists in Orbit): Marion Grimaldi
Performer (Artists in Orbit): Alan Dudley
Performer (Artists in Orbit): Frank Duncan
Performer (Artists in Orbit): Janette Richer
Producer: Douglas Cleverdon

: Science on Saturday: Planet Earth: 11: Cosmic Rays

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

The earth is ceaselessly bombarded by radiation of enormously high energy. This programme shows research into the nature of these mysterious rays and where they come from.
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
Jim Cro Crwstyn gyda Sassie Rees yn canu eich hoff hwiangerddl Cyfeilydd, Maimie Noel Jones
Ynghyd a stori
' Y Llyn Hwyaid ' 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)


Unknown: Jim Cro Crwstyn
Unknown: Sassie Rees
Unknown: Maimie Noel Jones
Unknown: Llyn Hwyaid
Unknown: Amy Parry-Williams
Unknown: Nesta Harris
Unknown: Sheila Huw Jones

: Newyddion

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

: Notice-Board

Public Service announcements.

: Grandstand

Details of next week's Grandstand are shown on page 59

: Circus Boy: 18: The Gentle Giant

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, Buddy Baer as Hector, Effie Laird as Mrs. Buford, Kubla Khan, Herb Vigran as Gabby
The circus strong man, Abdullah, has just left to join a medicine show, and Corky and Joey, impressed by the amazing strength of the huge Hector Buford , the blacksmith's son, persuade him to fill the vacancy. Just when Big Tim Champion has staked a half-share in the circus on Hector, along comes mother to take her boy back home!


Corky: Mickey Braddock
Joey, the Clown: Noah Beery
Big Tim Champion: Robert Lowery
Pete, the Canvasman: Guinn Williams
Hector: Buddy Baer
Mrs. Buford: Effie Laird
Abdullah: Kubla Khan
Gabby: Herb Vigran

: Garry Halliday and The Gun-Runners: Episode 4: Unhappy Landing

A serial in six episodes by Richard Wade based on characters created by Justin Blake.
with Terence London, Bill Kerr, Elwyn Brook-Jones, Maurice Kaufmann, Hugh Latimer

Flying and Airport sequences by courtesy of Skyways Ltd.


Writer: Richard Wade
Based on characters created by: Justin Blake
Film cameraman: Leonard Newson
Film editor: Ken Cooper
Script associate: Michael Harald
Designer: Stewart Marshall
Producer: Richard West
Garry Halliday: Terence London
Inspector Romano: Hugh Latimer
The Voice: Elwyn Brook-Jones
Traumann: Maurice Kaufmann
Heidrich: Richard Dake
Nigel Fox: Frederick Treves
Vicky Fox: Audrey Nicholson
Eddie Robbins: Bill Kerr
Policeman: Michael J. Harrison
Receptionist: Penelope Lee
Hoover: Roland Brand
Simonetta: Simone Lovell
First mechanic: Michael Harald
Second mechanic: Norman Hartley
Inspector Potter: Edward Jewesbury

: 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: Carole Gray, Millicent Martin, Edward J. Mason, Ray Orchard
In the chair, David Jacobs
Millicent Martin appears by arrangement with Associated British Picture Corpn.


Panellist: Carole Gray
Panellist: Millicent Martin
Panellist: Edward J. Mason
Panellist: Ray Orchard
Chairman: David Jacobs
Programme devised by: Peter Potter
Presentation: Harry Carlisle

: The Six Proud Walkers: 2: The Rivals

A serial in thirteen episodes by Donald Wilson.
Polly Arden does not know that the necklace she wears is worth £15,000, for she has become unknowingly involved in a jewel robbery. The thieves are in for a shock, and so is Polly's old friend Detective-Inspector Roger Stanton.


Writer: Donald Wilson
Music composed by: Ron Grainer
Designer: Robert Macgowan
Director: Dorothea Brooking
Producer: Douglas Allen
Martha Barlow: Julia Lockwood
Dr Grant: John Rae
Det-Insp Roger Stanton: Tony Britton
Harold Chepstow: Stuart Hutchison
Professor Adrian Small: Walter Horsbruch
Miss Florence Pick, M.P.: Louise Lister
John Ruthless: John Harvey
Polly Arden: Lana Morris
Mervyn Trott: John McLaren
Floor Manager: David Ap Richards
Freddie Walker: Scot Finch
Joey Walker: Derek Francis
Bertie Walker: Terence Alexander
Sally Walker: Jacqueline Hill
The Announcer: Armine Sandford
Mrs Tindall: Olwen Brookes
Mr Tindall: Robert Webber
Mr Barrett: Ivor Salter
Willie Walker: Andrew Sachs
Wally: Wally Patch

: The Billy Cotton Band Show

in which Billy Cotton calls Wakey-Wakey!
with the regulars: Alan Breeze, Kathie Kay, The High-Lights, The Leslie Roberts Silhouettes and Mrs. Mills and guest stars from the world of entertainment.


Presenter/Bandleader: Billy Cotton
Musicians: The Billy Cotton Band
Singer: Alan Breeze
Singer: Kathie Kay
Singers: The High-Lights
Dancers: The Leslie Roberts Silhouettes
Pianist: Mrs. Mills
Associate Conductor: Harry Rabinowitz
Script: Jimmy Grafton
Design: Lionel Radford
Choreographer/Associate Producer: Leslie Roberts
Production: Bill Cotton, Jnr.

: Perry Mason: The Case of the Golden Fraud

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: My Forbidden Past

A drama.
[Starring] Robert Mitchum, Ava Gardner
with Melvyn Douglas


Director: Robert Stevenson
Dr. Mark Lucas: Robert Mitchum
Barbara Beaurevel: Ava Gardner
Paul Beaurevel: Melvyn Douglas

: World Figure Skating Championships

from Prague
The free figures in the Ladies' Championship were held earlier this evening, and home interest was with the British champion Jacqueline Harbord.
Recorded in collaboration with the Czechoslovak Television Service


Figure skater: Jacqueline Harbord
Commentator: Alan Weeks

: The News

: Football Special

Introduced by Kenneth Wolstenholme.

Burnley v. Tottenham Hotspur
Walley Barnes reports on the clash between the League champions and the present League leaders.
at Turf Moor

Leyton Orient v. Liverpool
Kenneth Wolstenholme looks at the top-of-the-table match in Division Two.
at Brisbane Road

Scotland v. England
From Murrayfield Peter West and Bill McLaren report the highlights of today's Rugby International.


Presenter/commentator (Leyton Orient v. Liverpool): Kenneth Wolstenholme
Reporter (Burnley v. Tottenham Hotspur): Walley Barnes
Reporter (Rugby: Scotland v. England): Peter West
Reporter (Rugby: Scotland v. England): Bill McLaren
Editor: Lawrie Higgins
Presented by: Brian Forgham

: The Twenties: 6: The Great Depression

The last of six history lectures by Alan Taylor, Fellow of Magdalen College, Oxford.


Presenter: Alan Taylor
Producer: John Irwin

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