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: The Fabric of the Atom: Programme 1: On the Stability of Matter

An Introduction to Quantum Mechanics by Professor Philip Morrison.
From the Royal College of Surgeons
A BBC Educational broadcast
(Repeated on Monday at 11.40 p.m.)
See facing page


Presenter: Professor Philip Morrison
Producer: Alan Sleath

: Parliamo Italiano: 21: Al Mercato

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

Giulia goes to the market and chooses some food.

With Marla Landi, Roberto Cardinali, Sergio Gazzarrini
Introduced by Ariella Reggio.
A BBC Educational broadcast
(Repeated on Friday at 11.5 p.m.)
See facing page
(to 12.50)


Writer: Toni Cerutti
Presenter: Ariella Reggio
Designer: Charles Lawrence
Director: Maddalena Fagandini
Producer: Peter Montagnon
Giulia: Marla Landi
[Actor]: Roberto Cardinali
[Actor]: Sergio Gazzarrini

: Notice Board

Public Service announcements.

: Grandstand

including Boxing, Parachute Jumping, Racing, Badminton, Ice Hockey.
See panel and facing page
(Details of next week's Grandstand are shown on page 55)

1.0 to 5.15
Introduced by David Coleman

in America at 1.20

Carl 'Bobo' Olson (Honolulu) v. Wayne Thornton (California)
A 10-round light-heavyweight bout in the Kezar Stadium, San Francisco
(A recording of the Gillette Fight of the Week)

Red On, Green On, Go!

Parachute Jumping with instructors and trainees of the No. Parachute Training School, the Royal Air force, Abingdon at 2.0 and 3.35
Outside Broadcast cameras are airborne alongside the parachutists as they jump
Commentators: from a captive balloon, Raymond Baxter; from a Beverley aircraft, Frank Bough

from Windsor
2.30 Frogmore Plate (over 5 furlongs)
3.0 Meadow Sellirg Handicap (over 1 mile, 111 yards)
3.30 Queen Anne's Handicap (over 1 1/2 miles)

from the Empire Pool, Wembley

2.35, 3.5. and 4.20
The All England Badminton Championships: Finals Day

Ice Hockey

from Brighton at 4.0 and 4.35
Fife Flyers v. Wembley Lions
The Final of the Grandstand competition

Sports Results and News Service
4.55 Classified football results, Rugby Union and Rugby League results

(While it is hoped to keep to the above timings, they may be changed by events)


Presenter: David Coleman
Boxer: Carl 'Bobo' Olson
Boxer: Wayne Thornton
Commentator (Boxing): Don Dunphy
Commentator (Red On, Green On, Go!): Raymond Baxter
Commentator (Red On, Green On, Go!): Frank Bough
Presented for television by (Red On, Green On, Go!): Dennis Monger
Presented for television by (Red On, Green On, Go!): Alan Mouncer
Commentator (Racing): Peter O'Sullevan
Commentator (Racing): Clive Graham
Presented for television by (Racing): Brian Johnson
Commentator (Badminton): Max Robertson
Presented for television by (Badminton): Bill Wright
Commentator (Ice Hockey): Alan Weeks
Presented for television by (Ice Hockey): Peter Bale
Presented by: Alec Weeks
Editor: Cliff Morgan

: The Telegoons: The Booted Gorilla

Peter Sellers, Harry Secombe, Spike Milligan
BBC Radio's world-famous Goons in a new puppet series for television.
This week's adventure is The Booted Gorilla
Television adaptation by Maurice Wiltshire.
Produced by Tony Young of Grosvenor Films for BBC-tv


Voice: Peter Sellers
Voice: Harry Secombe
Voice/script: Spike Milligan
Script: Eric Sykes
Television adaptation: Maurice Wiltshire
Producer: Tony Young

: Dr. Who: Assassin at Peking

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

The Doctor loses a game and Tegana seizes his chance.


Writer: John Lucarotti
Sword fight arranged by: Derek Ware
Title Music: Ron Grainer with the BBC Radiophonic Workshop
Incidental Music: Tristram Cary
Costumes supervised by: Daphne Dare
Make-up supervised by: Ann Ferriggi
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
Kuiju: Tutte Lemkow
Ling-Tau: Paul Carson
Kublai Khan: Martin Miller
Empress: Claire Davenport
Vizier: Peter Lawrence

: Juke Box Jury

A new disc - a Hit or a Miss?
Comment and opinions on the latest pop releases.
This week's panel: Julia Foster, Derek Johnson, Eric Sykes, Mary Travers of 'Peter, Paul, and Mary'.
In the chair, David Jacobs


Panellist: Julia Foster
Panellist: Derek Johnson
Panellist: Eric Sykes
Panellist: Mary Travers
Chairman: David Jacobs
Programme devised by: Peter Potter
Presented by: Neville Wortman

: Taxi!: Get Me to the Church

Written by Harry Driver and Jack Rosenthal.
Starring Sid James
with Ray Brooks, Toke Townley, Clare Kelly
See page 7


Writer: Harry Driver
Writer: Jack Rosenthal
Film sequences directed by: Douglas Argent
Film cameraman: Tony Leggo
Film editor: Geoff Botterill
Incidental music: Bill McGuffie
Taxi theme by: Bunny Lewis
Taxi theme by: Harry Robinson
Designer: John Cooper
Designer: Derek Dodd
Production: Douglas Moodie
Sid Stone: Sid James
Terry Mills: Ray Brooks
Dolly Stoker: Clare Kelly
Jean Stoker: Janet Kelly
Bert Stoker: Toke Townley
Taxi driver: Alfred Maron
Taxi driver: Bill Maxam
Mr. Spencer: Ronald Mayer
Bertha: Myrtle Reed
Car Driver: Derek Partridge
Police Sergeant: Hubert Willis
Mother Lynch: Gladys Dawson
Waiter: John Devaut
Grace: Barbara Keogh
Alf: Ian Gray

: Laramie: Badge of Glory

A Western film series.
Starring John Smith and Robert Fuller
with Spring Byington and Dennis Holmes

In spite of opposition from the towns-people, Jess tries to help a preacher whose life is threatened by a gang of ruthless outlaws.


Slim Sherman: John Smith
Jess Harper: Robert Fuller
Daisy Cooper: Spring Byington
Mike: Dennis Holmes

: Bold as Brass

Written by David Climie.
A sort of Paunch and Judy Show.
Starring Jimmy Edwards
with Beryl Reid
Also appearing: Jill Hyem, Bill Nagy, Bill Treacher, Kevin Barry and Nicholas Brent
Guest artist, Stephane Grappelly
See page 8


Writer: David Climie
The Briggs by: Ron Watson
Musical direction and orchestrations: Gordon Franks
Designer: Ridley Scott
Producer: Philip Barker
Ernie Briggs: Jimmy Edwards
Bessie Briggs: Beryl Reid
Peggy Briggs: Jill Hyem
Harry Parker: Bill Nagy
[Actor]: Bill Treacher
[Actor]: Kevin Barry
[Actor]: Nicholas Brent
Violinist: Stephane Grappelly

: The Saturday Film presenting: Johnny Angel

[Starring] George Raft as Johnny Angel
with Claire Trevor, Signe Hasso
and Hoagy Carmichael
A merchant navy captain attempts to solve the mystery surrounding the disappearance of his father at sea, but his investigations place him in great danger.


Director: Edwin L. Marin
Johnny Angel: George Raft
Lilah: Claire Trevor
Paulette: Signe Hasso
Celestial O'Brien: Hoagy Carmichael
Sam Jewell: Lowell Gilmore
Gustafson: Marvin Miller
Miss Drum: Margaret Wycherly

: First Night: Goodbye, Gloria, Goodbye...

by Peter Kenna.
See page 8


Writer: Peter Kenna
Improvisations on the piano by: Arthur Dulay
Script editor: James Brabazon
Designer: Richard Wilmot
Producer: James MacTaggart
Director: Henric Hirsch
Ada Churnley: Annette Crosbie
Gloria Bunt: Mavis Villiers
Arthur Hopgood: Edward Dentith
Clive Bunt: Clifford Parrish
Mr Cross: William Douglas

: News; Sport

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