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Ten programmes showing how the atoms and molecules of the physicist make up our everyday world.

In the sixth of his lectures on The Nature of Things given at the Royal Institution Sir Lawrence Bragg, F.R.S., demonstrates how in gem stones the atoms composing the crystal are not only arranged in an orderly manner but are very firmly bonded.
First shown on December 17, 1959

Contributors

Presenter:
Sir Lawrence Bragg
Producer:
Philip Daly
'Science on Saturday' is compiled and arranged by:
James McCloy

A second viewing of a film series in which a variety of contemporary artists define the intentions of their work.

Having mastered the techniques of traditional ways of painting, the artist rejects these in favour of total abstraction.

(to 11.00)

Contributors

Artist/subject:
Victor Pasmore
Photographed by:
Charles Lagus
Film editor:
James Colina
Producer:
John Read

Rhaglen wythnosol y plant yn cyflwyno
Gweld a Gwneud
Cyfres o raglenni yn ymwneud A gwahanol agweddau ar gelf a chrefrt Cyfnrwyddyd
Bywyd Llonydd
Trafod:
Arlunwvr Mawr
3: Vincent Van Gogh
Put o Smaldod:
Cystadleuaeth ysgafn
Y cyfarwyddo gan EVELYN Williams
Children's Television
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield)

Contributors

Unknown:
Vincent van Gogh

(See panel on facing page and page 4)
(Details of next week's 'Grandstand' are shown on page 63)

Introduced by Alan Weeks
featuring The All England Lawn Tennis Championships

Today's Timetable

Lawn Tennis
direct from Wimbledon from 2.0: The All England Lawn Tennis Championships
Commentators: Dan Maskell, Peter West, David Coleman and Jack Kramer
Television Presentation JOHN VERNON and INNES LLOYD
Executive Producer BRYAN COWGILL

Motor Sport
direct from Scotland from 2.30
Rest and Be Thankful National Open Hill Climb for Racing and Sports cars Commentator: Murray Walker
Television Presentation BILL STEVENSON

Racing
direct from Bath
3.0 Tysee Stakes (over 6 furlongs)
3.30 Kenneth Robertson Handicap (over 1 mile)
4.30 Tetbury Handicap (over 1 mile 5 furlongs)
Commentators: Peter O'Sullevan and Clive Graham
Television Presentation PETER BALI

Sports Results and News Service: 1.59 Cricket Scoreboard 4.45 Cricket and Racing Summaries

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

Contributors

Presenter:
Alan Weeks
Presented by:
A.P. Wilkinson
Programme Editor:
Ronnie Noble

by Frank Richards.
With Gerald Campion as Billy Bunter and Jack Melford as Mr. Quelch.

Contributors

Writer:
Frank Richards
Film cameraman:
Bill Munn
Film editor:
Larry Toft
Designer:
Austin Spriggs
Producer:
Clive Parkhurst
Billy Bunter:
Gerald Campion
Harry Wharton:
Julian Yardley
Bob Cherry:
Jeremy Bulloch
Frank Nugent:
Michael Tennant
Johnny Bull:
Gregory Warwick
Hurree Singh:
Hugh Ward
Montoni:
Arnold Diamond
Mr Quelch:
Jack Melford
Lord Mauleverer:
Malcolm Gerard
Small boy:
Richard McCarthy

Presenting the latest in popular records.
This week's panel includes: Stubby Kaye, Brian Matthew and Sally Smith.
In the chair, David Jacobs

Contributors

Panellist:
Stubby Kaye
Panellist:
Brian Matthew
Panellist:
Sally Smith
Panellist:
Pat Kirkwood
Chairman:
David Jacobs
Devised by:
Peter Potter
Presentation:
Bill Cotton, Jnr.

A series of crime stories by Michael Gilbert.
[Starring] Brian Wilde
Starring Marian Spencer, Henry Oscar with Jennifer Wright, Terry Scully

Mrs. Roseberry, a widow with private means, has fallen into the clutches of a confidence trickster who calls himself 'Major Repton'. Her companion, Celia Brace, tries to persuade her not to invest a large sum of money in one of Repton's financial enterprises, but Mrs. Roseberry will hear nothing against the charming and helpful Major. Meantime, Supt. Halcro waits for Repton to make a false step.

Contributors

Writer:
Michael Gilbert
Research:
Maurice Cowan
Music composed by:
Ron Grainer
Music played by:
The Ron Grainer Sextet
Designer:
Donald Brewer
Producer:
Campbell Logan
Mrs. Roseberry:
Marian Spencer
Celia Brace:
Jennifer Wright
Major George Repton:
Henry Oscar
Burgess:
Michael Brennan
Sir William Dark:
George Curzon
Det. Supt. Halcro:
Brian Wilde
Sydney Light:
Terry Scully

from The Royal Air Force, Bridgnorth.
With Rosemary Squires, Eddie Calvert, Joe Church, Albert and Les Ward, The Duo Russmar, The Skating Meteors, Jack Beckitt, Eric 'Jeeves' Grier, Helen Cotterill, The Charlie Chester Dancers, The George Mitchell Singers.
BBC Northern Dance Orchestra
Conducted by Tommy Watt

Contributors

Comedian/presenter/script:
Charlie Chester
Singer:
Rosemary Squires
Trumpeter:
Eddie Calvert
Comedian:
Joe Church
Entertainer:
Albert Ward
Entertainer:
Les Ward
Entertainers:
The Duo Russmar
Skaters:
The Skating Meteors
Ventriloquist:
Jack Beckitt
Performer:
Eric 'Jeeves' Grier
Performer:
Helen Cotterill
Dancers:
The Charlie Chester Dancers
Choreography:
Sheila Delaney
Singers:
The George Mitchell Singers
[Orchestra] conducted by:
Tommy Watt
Orchestrations:
Frank Barber
Orchestrations:
Ken Thorne
Musical associate:
Frank Davison
Script:
Bernard Botting
Script:
Charles Hart
Designer:
Cephas Howard
Producer:
Albert Stevenson

A film series based on Sir Winston Churchill's Memoirs of World War II.

Late Summer, 1944. After seven weeks of unbroken military success hopes run high that the Nazi world will collapse. But Eisenhower's thrusts towards Antwerp and Verdun meet with increasing German resistance; and, of 10,000 paratroops dropped at Arnhem to seize and consolidate a bridgehead over the Rhine, only 2,400 survive after holding out for eight days against fierce German attacks, while a desperate and unsuccessful attempt is made to relieve them.
At the Dumbarton Oaks conference a new world organisation is born 'The United Nations'; and after travelling to Moscow to see Stalin, Churchill visits France where he joins the Americans in celebrating Thanks-giving Day.

Contributors

Author:
Sir Winston Churchill
Churchill's words spoken by:
Richard Burton
Narrator:
Gary Merrill
Musical Score:
Richard Rodgers

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

Perry Mason volunteers to defend an old tramp who has been arrested for robbery: but he finds that the charge is murder.

Contributors

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

A crime series from the novels of Georges Simenon.
Dramatised by Margot Bennett from the novel "My Friend Maigret."
Starring Rupert Davies as Inspector Maigret with Ewen Solon as Lucas
Guest star: Marian Spencer
A BBC recording produced in association with Winwell Productions Ltd.
(First shown on December 19, 1960)

The savage murder of one of the 'characters' living on the sun-drenched Mediterranean island of Porquerolles provides a change of scene for Inspector Maigret's investigations amongst a strange assortment of local inhabitants.

Contributors

Author:
Georges Simenon
Dramatised by:
Margot Bennett
Director:
Eric Tayler
Designer:
Eileen Diss
Music composed by:
Ron Grainer
Film Cameraman:
John Ray
Film Editor:
Ian Callaway
Script Editor:
Giles Cooper
Executive Producer:
Andrew Osborn
Associate:
Bill Luckwell
Marcellin:
Charles Farrell
Bette:
Denise Seper
Charlot:
Toke Townley
Emile:
Leslie French
Anna:
Zoreen Ismail
De Greef:
Alex Scott
Mrs Wilcox:
Marian Spencer
Philippe:
Pete Murray
Paul:
Charles Hill
Inspector Maigret:
Rupert Davies
Lucas:
Ewen Solon
Lechal:
Frederick Treves
Ginette:
Avril Fane
Postmistress:
Edna Petrie
Duval:
Arnold Marle

and All That Jazz....
Spotlighting music in the specialist manner.
Starring this week, Chris Barber's Jazz Band with Ottilie Patterson and Bob Wallis's Storyville Jazzmen.
Introductions by Brian Matthew.
See page 5

Contributors

Musicians:
Chris Barber's Jazz Band
Singer:
Ottilie Patterson
Musicians:
Bob Wallis's Storyville Jazzmen
Presenter:
Brian Matthew
Settings:
Cephas Howard
Producer:
Johnnie Stewart

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