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: Stereophony

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(Sound only)
(to 10.30)

: The Thread of Life: Programme 9: Living Architecture: The Viruses

An introduction to Molecular Biology by Dr. John Kendrew, F.R.S.
Models by The Agricultural Research Council; The Medical Research Council
From the Royal College of Surgeons
A BBC Educational broadcast
Repeated on Monday at 11.10 p.m.


Presenter: Dr. John Kendrew
Producer: Alan Sleath

: Parliamo Italiano: 19: In Famiglia

Written by Toni Cerutti.
Let's Speak Italian
A course of thirty lessons for beginners

Giorgio meets Giulia's parents.

With Marla Landi, Roberto Cardinali, Sergio Gazzarrini
Introduced by Ariella Reggio.
A BBC Educational broadcast
(Repeated on Thursday at 11.10 p.m.)
(to 12.50)


Writer: Toni Cerutti
Presenter: Ariella Reggio
Designer: Stuart Walker
Director: Maddalena Fagandini
Producer: Peter Montagnon
[Actress]: Marla Landi
[Actor]: Roberto Cardinali
[Actor]: Sergio Gazzarrini

: Notice Board

Public Service announcements.

: Grandstand

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Details of next week's Grandstand are shown on page 51

: Dr. Who: The Singing Sands

by John Lucarotti
An adventure in space and time
Starring William Hartnell, William Russell, Jacqueline Hill and Carole Ann Ford
with Mark Eden, Derren Nesbitt

Marco Polo warns Ian of the death in the desert, and Susan goes for a walk.


Writer: John Lucarotti
Title Music: Ron Grainer with the BBC Radiophonic Workshop
Incidental Music: Tristram Cary
Story Editor: David Whitaker
Designer: Barry Newbery
Associate Producer: Mervyn Pinfield
Producer: Verity Lambert
Director: Waris Hussein
Dr. Who: William Hartnell
Ian Chesterton: William Russell
Barbara Wright: Jacqueline Hill
Susan Foreman: Carole Ann Ford
Marco Polo: Mark Eden
Tegana: Derren Nesbitt
Ping Cho: Zienia Merton

: Juke Box Jury

A new disc - a Hit or a Miss?
This week's panel: Jane Asher, Dora Bryan, Brian Epstein, Gerry of 'The Pacemakers'
In the chair, David Jacobs


Panellist: Jane Asher
Panellist: Dora Bryan
Panellist: Brian Epstein
Panellist: Gerry Marsden
Chairman: David Jacobs
Programme devised by: Peter Potter
Presented by: Neville Wortman

: Dixon of Dock Green: Child Hunt

Written by Eric Paice.
A series created by Ted Willis.
Starring Jack Warner
(Joy Stewart is in "Woman in a Dressing Gown" at the Vaudeville Theatre, London)


Writer: Eric Paice
Series created by: Ted Willis
Film Cameraman: Peter Sargent
Film Editor: Norman Matthews
Designer: Austen Spriggs
Director: David Askey
Production: Ronald Marsh
P.C. George Dixon: Jack Warner
Mrs Gates: Yootha Joyce
Mrs Bennet: Meg Ritchie
Mrs Mason: Joy Stewart
Station Sgt Flint: Arthur Rigby
P.C. Jones: John Hughes
Cadet Bonnet: Paul Elliott
Det-Sgt Andy Crawford: Peter Byrne
W.P. Sgt Chris Freeman: Anne Ridler
Det-Con Lauderdale: Geoffrey Adams
W.P.C. Alex Johns: Jan Miller
Atkins: David Gregory
P.C. Wills: Nicholas Donnelly
P.C. Smith: Terence Rigby
P.C. Burton: Peter Thornton
Gerry Bennet: Douglas Livingstone
Mary Crawford: Jeannette Hutchinson
Dr Allen: Shirley Thieman
Paddy O'Brien: John Tate

: Bertram Mills Circus

37th Season at Olympia, London
Artistry, thrills, daring, and humour in this great international show presented by Cyril Mills and Bernard Mills.

The Fabulous Schumanns
From Denmark, who bring the magic of Schumannship to a High School extravaganza presented by Paulina, Albert, and Max with their children, the fifth generation of Schumanns, Katja, Benny, and Jacques

Senorita Mara from Spain, holder of the Circus 'Oscar' in recognition of her skill as a truly great trapeze artist.

The Eight Varadis
Direct from the Moscow State Circus, this outstanding Hungarian teeter-board troupe features Elizabeth, the youngest and finest 'top man' in circus.

Phyllis Allan and Her Poodles
Twelve exuberant pedigree extroverts

The Johns from Germany
Brilliant acrobatic clowning on the trampoline.

Joan Kruse and her Indian Elephants with babies Tamu and Safari

Leonardo from Italy, wizard of the spinning plates.

Rudi Lenz and his chimpanzee circus, featuring 'The Beetles'

Ladder balancer from Switzerland attempting his 'impossible' back-somersault.

The Grand Carousel
Twenty-six superb horses contra-rotating in a display of controlled elegance.

Clowning Glory
Jacko, Jimmy Scott, Nikki, Little Billy, and Antonio present Nockabout Knonsense, The Snake Charmer, and The Egg Gag also Milanes and the Sloans' Carnival Capers and not forgetting the one and only Coco, O.B.E.

Ringmasters, Norman Barrett and Frank Foster, Jr., who also introduces the programme with other artists appearing in the show.
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Circus presented by: Cyril Mills
Circus presented by: Bernard Mills
Performers: The Fabulous Schumanns
Trapeze artist: Senorita Mara
Performers: The Eight Varadis
Animal act: Phyllis Allan and Her Poodles
Acrobatics: The Johns
Performers: Joan Kruse and her Indian Elephants
Spinner: null Leonardo
Animal act: Rudi Lenz and his chimpanzee circus
Balancer: Hermane
Clown: Jacko
Clown: Jimmy Scott
Clown: Nikki
Clown: Little Billy
Clown: Antonio
Clown: Coco
Bandmaster: Charles Hotham
Ringmaster: Norman Barrett
Ringmaster/Presenter: Frank Foster, Jr.
Producer: Derek Burrell-Davis

: Laughter from the Whitehall: Brian Rix presents: Trial and Error

by Kenneth Horne.
The action takes place in the living room of a summer residence somewhere on the Sussex coast.
(Brian Rix to appearing in "One for the Pot" at the Whitehall Theatre; David Knight is in "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying" at the Shaftesbury Theatre, London)
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Writer: Kenneth Horne
Setting: Stanley Moore
Director: Wallace Douglas
Mrs O'Connor: Sheila Mercier
Dudley Nightshade: David Knight
Claud Merrilees: Brian Rix
Andrea: Elspet Gray
Gertrude Pigeon: Nora Nicholson
Miss Briggs: Marigold Russell
Ron: Anthony Singleton

: The World Figure Skating Championships: The Ladies' Free Skating

From Germany
Tonight: The Ladies' Free Skating
The final competitive event in this year's Championships being held at the Westfalenhalle in Dortmund.
Presented in collaboration with the German Television Service
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Commentator in Dortmund: Alan Weeks

: The Saturday Film presenting: Women of Twilight

Starring Freda Jackson, Laurence Harvey, Rene Ray
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Producer: Daniel M. Angel
Director: Gordon Parry
Helen Allistair: Freda Jackson
Jerry Nolan: Laurence Harvey
Vivianne Bruce: Rene Ray
Olga Lambert: Dora Bryan
Christine Ralston: Lois Maxwell
Rosie Gordon: Joan Dowling

: Sports Special

Introduced by Kenneth Wolstenholme.
Highlighting the day's sporting action and personalities.
Featuring tonight:
The F.A. Cup: Sixth Round
Manchester United v. Sunderland; Oxford United v. Preston North End; West Ham v. Burnley


Presenter/commentator (West Ham v. Burnley): Kenneth Wolstenholme
Commentator (Manchester United v. Sunderland): Cliff Michelmore
Commentator (Oxford United v. Preston North End): Walley Barnes
Presented by: Brian Venner
Editor: Cliff Morgan

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