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: Monkeys Without Tails

A second chance to see the Annual Lectures to Young People at the Royal Institution, London hv Dr John Nanier
1: Man has a very short neck and no tail
During the next few weeks judy, a chimpanzee from Twycross Zoo , will help DR NAPIER with his lectures, and in the first talk there. is an explanation of why it is that human beings are the most intelligent of the primates.
There is very little. difference between ourselves and the chimpanzees or gorillas. Like us they have no tails, and, zoologically speaking, they are our closest relatives.
Presented for television by ALAN SLEATH


Unknown: Dr John Nanier
Unknown: Twycross Zoo
Director: Brian Johnson
Television By: Alan Sleath

: Weatherman

JACK SCOTT looks at the weekend weather


Unknown: Jack Scott

: Grandstand

Introduced by Frank Bough
Football Preview
SAM LEITCH introduces Grandstand's up-to-the-minute football preview, featuring the action and personalities in the news.
Fight of the Week
Highlights of this week's fight at the Anglo - American Sporting Club
Chris Finnegan (British and Empire Light-heavyweight champion and leading challenger for the European title) v Jerry Evans (USA)
1.50; 2.20; 3.5*
Racing from Newbury
2.0 Harwell Maiden Stakes (over 5 furlongs)
2.30 'Joe Coral' Newbury Autumn Cup (Handicap) (over 2 miles)
3.15 Peter Hastings Stakes (Handicap) (over 1i miles)
TV presentation by DENNIS MONGER
2.5; 2.35; 4.30*
Motor Racing from Crystal Palace
The excitement of Formula 3 racing is again brought to you from this attractive circuit in London, with the drivers competing for points towards the Forward Trust Formula 3 Championship. Also featured this afternoon are the Osram Saloon Car Championship and the Motoring News-Castrol race for GT cars.
Meeting organised by the BARC Commentator MURRAY WALKER TV presentation by RICHARD TILLING
Rugby League from Hull
Hull v Leigh
Commentator EDDIE WARING
TV presentation by BILL TAYLOR
Results Service
Grandstand Timetable
12.50 Football preview
1.15 Fight of the Week
1.50 Racing; 2.5 Motor Racing
2.20 Racing; 2.35 Motor Racing
3.5 Racing; 3.20 Sports Highlights
3.45 Rugby League; 4.30 Motor Racing
4.55 Results Service
Timings are subject to alteration.
Grandstand presented for television by BRIAN VENNER. Editor ALAN HART


Introduced By: Frank Bough
Introduces: Sam Leitch
Unknown: Jerry Evans
Commentator: Harry Carpenter
Commentators: Peter O'Sullevan
Commentators: Julian Wilson
Presentation By: Dennis Monger
Commentator: Murray Walker
Presentation By: Richard Tilling
Commentator: Eddie Waring
Presentation By: Bill Taylor
Television By: Brian Venner.
Editor: Alan Hart

: Walt Disney

The Wonderful World of Colour Nature's Charter Tours
The annual migration of many species of birds and animals is the subject of this entertaining glimpse into one of nature's unsolved mysteries.

: News

Weatherman JACK SCOTT


Unknown: Jack Scott

: Captain from Castile

Tonight's spectacular adventure film starring Tyrone Power Jean Peters
Cesar Romero , Lee J. Cobb
Fleeing from the tyranny of the Spanish Inquisition, a young Spanish nobleman joins Cortez's Conquistadors in their triumphant sweep through Mexico.
(This Week's Films; page 11)


Unknown: Tyrone Power
Unknown: Jean Peters
Unknown: Cesar Romero
Director: Henry King
Pedro De Vargas: Tyrone Power
Catana Perez: Jean Peters
Hernan Cortez: Cesar Romero
Juan Garcia: Lee J Cobb
Diego De Silva: John Sutton
Don Francisco: Antonio Moreno
Father Bartolome: Thomas Gomez
Botel 10: Alan Mowbray
Luisa: Barbara Lawrence
Marquis De Caravajal: George Zucco
Captain Alvarado: Roy Roberts
Corio: Marc Lawrence
Manuel: Robert Karnes
Soler: Fred Libby
Dona Maria: Virginia Brissac
Coatl: Jay Silverheels

: The Harry Secombe Show

with guest stars
Nicol Williamson Anne Evans
The Roy Budd Trio and featuring
Julian Orchard
Programme associate JIMMY CRAFTON Orchestra directed by PETER KNIGHT Costumes JOYCE MORTLOCK Sound HUGH BARKER
(Anne Evans appears by arrangement with Sadler's Wells Opera)
(BBC1 People and Nicol Williamson's Choice: page 5)


Unknown: Nicol Williamson
Unknown: Anne Evans
Unknown: Roy Budd Trio
Unknown: Jimmy Crafton
Directed By: Peter Knight
Directed By: Costumes Joyce Mortlock
Unknown: Ritchie Richardson
Design: Bernard Lloyd-Jones
Producer: Terry Hughes
Unknown: Anne Evans

: A Man Called Ironside

A film series starring with and with guest star Carl Betz
A Lonely Way to Go
A top financier confesses to the murder of his girl friend. But did he really do it? The San Francisco police begin to doubt him and Ironside leads an unusual enquiry to try and clear a self-confessed killer.


Unknown: Carl Betz
Robert Ironside: Raymond Burr
Det-Sgt Brown: Don Galloway
Officer Eve Whitfield: Barbara Anderson
Mark Sanger: Don Mitchell

: News

with Kenneth KendaU and Weather


Unknown: Kenneth Kendau

: Match of the Day

Action from two of the Football League's important Saturday fixtures.
Match No 1 is from the Midlands, a soccer area which provided last season's champions ofthe Second and Fourth Divisions.
Commentator BARRY DAVIES TV presentation john MCGONAGLE
Match No 2 is a North-South meeting between two sides in the First Division.
Commentator ALAN WEEKS TV presentation ALEC WEEKS
David Coleman introduces action, analysis, news and views after one of the most remarkable opening months to any domestic soccer season. Hundreds of players have been ' booked ' by referees following new, strict instructions from the governing bodies of the game to clean up match play. Match of the Day action so far has emphasised that more discipline has meant more goals.
Presented by JONATHAN MARTIN Producer ai.ec WEEKS Editor SAMLEITCR


Commentator: Barry Davies
Unknown: John McGonagle
Introduces: David Coleman
Presented By: Jonathan Martin

: Presenting Lena Martell

A programme of music and comedy starring Scotland's international cabaret artist and her guests: Mike Newman, The Pattersons
Vocal Backing: Lissa Grey, Liz Pearson, Valerie Stockwell
BBC Scottish Radio Orchestra, leader Ian Tyre, conductor Iain Sutherland
From BBC Scotland


Singer: Lena Martell
Singer: Mike Newman
Musicians: The Pattersons
Vocal backing: Lissa Grey
Vocal backing: Liz Pearson
Vocal backing: Valerie Stockwell
Musicians: BBC Scottish Radio Orchestra
Leader: Ian Tyre
Conductor: Iain Sutherland
Musical Associate: Nicky Welsh
Designer: Jim Longmuir
Producer: Iain MacFadyen

: Weatherman


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