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: British Association 1965: The Age of Dinosaurs

An Outside Broadcast from the Annual Meeting at Cambridge.
What do we mean by dinosaurs? Why did they become extinct?
Professor W. E. Swinton demonstrates the diversity of the dinosaurs and describes the regions and climates in which they existed.
Professor L. S. Russell describes the changing environment leading to the decline and extinction of the particular dinosaurs of North America.
Both speakers are from the Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto.
From the Lady Mitchell Hall, Cambridge


Speaker: Professor W. E. Swinton
Speaker: Professor L. S. Russell
Producer: William Cave

: Play School: Dressing-up Day

A programme for children at home.

Repeated on BBC-1 at 1.30
(to 11.25)


Presenter: Beryl Roques
Presenter: Gordon Clyde

: News

: The Fragrant Harbour

The second of two programmes in which Johnny Morris looks at Hong Kong.
'It's just about the most tiring place I've ever been in... everybody's up to something everywhere, slogging, fiddling, pushing, smuggling....'
First shown on BBC-1 in the West


Presenter: Johnny Morris
Director: Dennis Towler
Producer: Brian Patten

: The Vintage Years of Hollywood: 1938: Spawn of the North

[Starring] George Raft, Henry Fonda, Dorothy Lamour
with John Barrymore, Akim Tamiroff


Director: Henry Hathaway
Producer: Albert Lewin
Screenplay by: Jules Furthman
Screenplay by: Talbot Jennings
Based on a story by: Barrett Willoughby
Tyler Dawson: George Raft
Jim Kimmerlee: Henry Fonda
Nicky Duval: Dorothy Lamour
Winday Turlon: John Barrymore
Red Skain: Akim Tamiroff
Diane Turlon: Louise Flatt
Jackson: Lynne Overman
Lefty Jones: Fuzzy Knight

: The Best of Montreux: Sandy, The Noble-Minded Cowboy

Written by Eman Kanera and Frantisek Marvan.
A spoof Western from Czechoslovakia that won the prize for comedy at this year's Montreux Festival.
Directed by Eman Kanera for Czechoslovak Television

It is a hot day in the old West, where pistol shots ring out more often than church bells. Rancher Andrews lives with his daughter Daisy. When he is seized by gambling fever and gambles away her dowry at the saloon it is only the beginning... Sandy-The Noble-Minded Cowboy brings commercials to BBC-tv, but you are not likely to find in any shop the Supersquirt Fire Extinguisher whose virtues an attractive young lady extols when the sheriff blows up his office by sneezing gunpowder into an oil lamp while he sleeps.


Writer: Eman Kanera
Writer: Frantisek Marvan
Music: Dr. Stepan Konicek
Director: Eman Kanera

: Newsroom

followed by The Weather

: British Association 1965

A report from Cambridge on the day's proceedings at the Annual Meeting of the British Association for the Advancement of Science.
Introduced by David Wilson.


Presenter: David Wilson
Reporter: John Maddox
Reporter: Peter Bennet Stone
Editor: William Cave

: Late Night Line-Up

Round off the day with Denis Tuohy, Michael Dean, Nicholas Tresilian, Joan Bakewell and tonight's guests.


Presenter: Denis Tuohy
Presenter: Michael Dean
Presenter: Nicholas Tresilian
Presenter: Joan Bakewell

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