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The Reith Lectures: The Individual and the Universe: 5: The Origin of the Universe (i)

by A. C. B. Lovell, O.B.E., F.R.S., Professor of Radio Astronomy in the University of Manchester and Director of the Jodrell Bank Experimental Station.

The astronomers' probing of the depths of the universe may soon have reached its limit. When observation reaches out to those immensely distant regions where the speed of recession of the galaxies approaches the speed of light, further penetration becomes impossible. Any scientific explanation of the universe must rely on what can be observed within those limits.
There are at present several theories which can attempt to explain the present state of the universe. The ones that command support among a great many contemporary astronomers are the evolutionary theories. The Abbe Lemaitre, for example, postulates a primeval atom which disintegrated between twenty and sixty thousand million years ago and thus started the process by which the universe evolved to its present state. Speculation about what was before this event takes us beyond the beginning of time, out of physics into metaphysics.
(These lectures will be printed in The Listener)
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The Reith Lectures: The Individual and the Universe: 6: The Origin of the Universe (ii)

by A. C. B. Lovell, O.B.E., F.R.S., Professor of Radio Astronomy in the University of Manchester and Director of the Jodrell Bank Experimental Station.

Evolutionary theories of the origin of the universe, like that of Abbe Lemaitre, command a wide measure of support among contemporary astronomers. But they represent only one group of theories. An alternative is found in the steady slate theories. According to these the universe has always been as it is today and always will be. Throughout infinite space creation is going on continuously: now and always the primeval gas is being created from which the galaxies have evolved and are still evolving.
It is probably true to say that the main issue in present day cosmology is the conflict between the evolutionary and steady state theories. The difference between them is clearly fundamental and of the greatest importance to both science and philosophy.

These lectures will be printed in 'The Listener'
BBC Television

Monitor

Theatre - Films - Books - Paintings
Sculpture - Music - Architecture
Presenting people, events, and controversies on film and in the studio every fortnight.
Tonight's programme includes:
The Face of the Madonna
as seen by nine great artists.

A Line on Satire
Three points of view from cartoonists - Andre Francois, Osbert Lancaster, Ronald Searle filmed at work in their studios

Circus
A filmed study by John Schlesinger.

Introduced and edited by Huw Wheldon.
BBC Home Service Basic

DESERT ISLAND DISCS

John Osborne
(in a recorded programme) discusses with Roy Plomley the gramophone records he would choose to have on a desert island
Produced by Monica Chapman
See page 4
BBC Television

Monitor

Theatre - Films - Books
Painting - Sculpture
Music - Architecture
Presenting people, events, and controversies on film and in the studio every fortnight.
Tonight's programme includes:
John Betjeman, A poet in London
Introduced and edited by Huw Wheldon.
BBC Television

Face to Face: Bertrand Russell

"The last survivor of a dead epoch" - this is how the distinguished philosopher describes himself. Now in his eighty-seventh year, he has used his long life to challenge the accepted ideas and conventional attitudes of the day.
Lord Russell discusses with John Freeman his experiences, his achievements, and his unfulfilled ambitions.
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DESERT ISLAND DISCS

Judy Grinham
(in a recorded programme) discusses with Roy Plomley the gramophone records she would choose to have with her if she were condemned to spend the rest of her life on a desert island
Produced by Monica Chapman
BBC Television

Morning in the Streets

An impression of life and opinion in the backstreets of a Northern City in the morning.

Musical score by Thomas Henderson who conducts the BBC Northern Orchestra

See page 9
BBC Television

Face to Face

John Freeman Face to Face with Dame Edith Sitwell
"... the most remarkable and beautiful human object I had ever seen..." (Cecil Beaton)
"I doubt whether any child was ever more mismanaged by her parents. They failed entirely to comprehend the sort of being who was in process of flowering before their eyes". (Osbert Sitwell)
BBC Television

Panorama

The Weekly Window on the World
Panorama cameras focus on People - Places - Problems that make news.
Introduced by Richard Dimbleby with the Panorama team of commentators.
BBC Television

Monitor

Theatre - Films - Books - Painting
Sculpture - Music - Architecture
People, events and controversies on film and in the studio every fortnight.
Tonight's programme includes:
Carl Ebert at Glyndebourne
A great producer on his approach to opera, filmed during rehearsals for his production of 'Cosi fan Tutte' by Mozart.
Introduced and edited by Huw Wheldon.
BBC Home Service Basic

DESERT ISLAND DISCS

Lotte Lehmann
discusses with Roy Plomley the gramophone records she would choose to have on a desert island
Produced by Monica Chapman
BBC Home Service Basic

DESERT ISLAND DISCS

Charles Mackerras
(in a recorded programme) discusses with Roy Plomley the gramophone records he would choose to have on a desert island
Produced by Monica Chapman
BBC Home Service Basic

DESERT ISLAND DISCS

John Snagge discusses with Roy Plomley the gramophone records he would choose
. to have with him on a desert island
Produced by Monica Chapman
From the BBC Gramstand at the National Radio Show at Earls Court
BBC Television

Face to Face

John Freeman interrogates John Huston.
'I can only do one song at a time. There is no better way to get friends with a man than to have a fight with him.'
'Films are closer to the thought than even writing.'
(BBC recording)
See page 4
BBC Television

Monitor

See top of page and page 7

A fortnightly magazine of the arts
The opening edition of a new series is introduced by Peter Newington.

Tonight's edition includes:
T.H. White in Alderney
The author of "The Sword in the Stone" interviewed on film by Robert Robinson at his home in the Channel Islands
BBC Television

The General Election: BBC Hustings

(See panel and page 3)

Election Meetings across the Nation
at 6.45
These meetings will be broadcast simultaneously by the BBC transmitters covering the Regions concerned (see page 3)
In London: Derek Hart
In Exeter: Max Robertson
In Norwich: Robert McKenzie
In Manchester: Kenneth Harris
In Edinburgh: Esmond Wright
are the impartial chairmen at meetings called by the BBC for members of the public to question politicians on the issues of the campaign. With them on the platform are candidates to speak on behalf of any party contesting a fifth of the seats in the region. Names of speakers will be announced after nominations have closed.

Crystal Palace, Truleigh Hill
London:
From a Lime Grove studio

Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, North Hessary Tor, Les Platons, Rowridge
Exeter:
From the Washington-Singer Hall, Exeter

Sutton Coldfield, Tacolneston
Norwich:
From the Samson & Hercules House, Norwich

Holme Moss, Pontop Pike, Sandale, Douglas
Manchester:
From a Manchester studio

Kirk O'Shotts, Rosemarkie, Meldrum, Thrumster, Orkney
Edinburgh:
From an Edinburgh studio

(Sound recordings of these programmes will be broadcast in the appropriate Regional Home Services at 10.20 p.m.)
(Programme devised by the Television Talks Department)
BBC Home Service Basic

DESERT ISLAND DISCS

Robertson Hare
(in a recorded programme) discusses with Roy Plomley his choice of desert island records
BBC Television

Election Results

(See panel)

Television's most experienced team of commentators and reporters using 57 live cameras combine to bring you the fastest and most comprehensive coverage of the Election Results together with comment, analysis, interviews, and Election Night scenes.

With reports from the following places:
Birmingham, Billericay, Bristol, Cardiff, Cheltenham, Cross Hands, Edinburgh, Exeter, Glasgow, Hammersmith, Leeds, Manchester, Newcastle, Party H.Q.'s, Press Association, Salford, Sutton, Southampton, Wrexham

(Should other important events occur there will be flashes from the News studio during the evening into this programme.)
BBC Home Service Basic

DESERT ISLAND DISCS

Dave Brubeck
(in a recorded programme) discusses with Roy Plomley the gramophone records he would choose to have with him if he were condemned to spend the rest of his life on a desert island
Produced by Monica Chapman






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