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: The Engineer in Wonderland: The Royal Institution, London, Annual Christmas Lectures to Young People: Lecture 6: It's the Oldest Rule in the Book

by Professor Eric Laithwaite.

Professor Laithwaite tries a new experiment which he hopes will break one of the laws of science. All the text books say it cannot be done. Will the experiment succeed?
(to 18.00)


Lecturer: Professor Eric Laithwaite
Presented for television by: Alan Sleath

: Rugby Special: England v. Australia

Highlights of this afternoon's International match.
Bill McLaren reports from Twickenham.
Introduced by Keith Macklin.
See Grandstand and page 3


Commentator: Bill McLaren
Presenter: Keith MacKlin
Series Producer: Alan Mouncer

: The Forsyte Saga: Part 1: A Family Festival

by John Galsworthy.
Dramatised by Donald Wilson.
Starring Kenneth More, Eric Porter


Author: John Galsworthy
Dramatised by/Producer: Donald Wilson
Designer: Spencer Chapman
Director: David Giles
Jo: Kenneth More
Jolyon: Joseph O'Conor
Aunt Ann: Fay Compton
Aunt Juley: Nora Nicholson
Aunt Hester: Nora Swinburne
Smither: Maggie Jones
Emily: Fanny Rowe
Winifred: Margaret Tyzack
James: John Welsh
Soames: Eric Porter
Swithin: George Woodbridge
Roger: A.J. Brown
Nicholas: Kynaston Reeves
June: Susan Pennick
Helene: Lana Morris
Frances: Ursula Howells
Monty: Terence Alexander
Millie: Deddie Davies
Mrs. Heron: Jenny Laird
Lomax: Campbell Singer
Madame Debrie: Anna Korwin
George: John Barcroft

Blog posts that mention this programme:

The Sunday Post: The Forsyte Saga Saga 8 January 2017
The Sunday Post: I, Claudius 25 September 2016

: Hope for the Hadza?

Told by Dr. James Woodburn, adapted from the Hogarth film The Hadza made by Sean Hudson and James Woodburn.

The dilemma of an East African hunting tribe in the modern world.


Narrator/Adapted from a film made by: Dr. James Woodburn
Adapted from a film made by: Sean Hudson
Presented by: Richard Robinson
Executive Producer: Brian Branston

: International Cabaret

Kenneth Williams
introduces tonight's star, Anne Rogers
from France, The Trio O'Harcourt
from Spain, Raphael
and from Italy, Sylvano Bellini and Friends
The music of I Motorini


Presenter/Special material: Kenneth Williams
Performer: Anne Rogers
Performers: The Trio O'Harcourt
Performer: Raphael
Performers: Sylvano Bellini and Friends
Musicians: I Motorini
The Cabaret Orchestra under the direction of: Alyn Ainsworth
Special material: John Law
Design: Mel Cornish
Production: Ernest Maxin

: The Dark Number: Part 2

A thriller in five parts by Eddie Boyd.
Starring Patrick Allen, Roddy McMillan
with James Cairncross, Duncan McIntyre, Simon Ward

Johnny Maxen has returned to Glasgow after five years, to look for his estranged wife Julia. At her flat he finds a suicide and also hears a grim rumour about the death of his daughter Sarah.
(For cast see Friday, 9.5 p.m.)


Writer: Eddie Boyd
Producer: Alan Bromly
Director: Michael Ferguson
Johnny Maxen: Patrick Allen
Todhunter: Duncan McIntyre
Inspector Wardlaw: Roddy McMillan
Alistair Dodds: Simon Ward
Armstrong: James Cairncross

: News Summary

: Late Night Line-Up

A late look around the world of television.
Criticism, Discussion, Diversion with Denis Tuohy, Michael Dean, Joan Bakewell, Tony Bilbow and tonight's guests.


Presenter: Denis Tuohy
Presenter: Michael Dean
Presenter: Joan Bakewell
Presenter: Tony Bilbow

: Midnight Movie: Never Let Go

Starring Peter Sellers, Richard Todd, Adam Faith
with Elizabeth Sellars, Carol White, Mervyn Johns

A stolen car involves a cosmetics salesman with a sadistic garage owner.


Screenplay: Alun Falconer
Based on a story by: John Guillermin
Based on a story by/Producer: Peter Sarigny
Lionel Meadows: Peter Sellers
John Cummings: Richard Todd
Anne Cummings: Elizabeth Sellars
Tommy Towers: Adam Faith
Jackie: Carol White
Alfle Barnes: Mervyn Johns
Inspector Thomas: Noel Willman
Regan: Nigel Stock
Pennington: John Le Mesurier

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