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Newsreader: Richard Baker

: Homage to a Great Man

Film tribute to Sir Winston Churchill.


Voice: Sir John Gielgud
Churchill (voice): Sir Laurence Olivier
Commentator: Richard Dimbleby
D. Thompson (voice): Mary Laura Wood
American ambassador (voice): John Glen
Voice: Jack Hawkins

: The State Funeral of Sir Winston Churchill: Introduction to the Funeral

by Richard Dimbleby.
With film of people waiting to pay homage to Sir Winston Churchill in Westminster Hall, and recorded extracts from some of his speeches.


Presenter: Richard Dimbleby
Producer: Anthony Whitby

: The State Funeral of the Right Honourable Sir Winston Churchill K.G., O.M., C.H.

From 9.20 a.m. BBC 1 will give full coverage to the Procession from Westminster Hall to St. Paul's Cathedral, the Service, and the journey up the Thames from Tower Pier to Waterloo Station.

9.45 The cortege leaves Westminster Hall
(For Processional Route see pages 2 and 3)

10.13 The Foreign Heads of State and Royal Representatives arrive at St. Paul's

10.23 Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother and other members of the Royal Family arrive at St. Paul's

10.28 The Lord Mayor of London arrives at St. Paul's

10.35 Her Majesty The Queen and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh arrive at St. Paul's

10.45 The cortege arrives at St. Paul's

11.00 The Service
(The Order of Service is on pages 4 and 5)

11.50 The cortege leaves St. Paul's

12.25 The cortege arrives at Tower Hill

12.52 The Royal Air Force Fly-Past

1.05 The river cortege arrives at the Festival Hall pier

1.20 The motor cortege arrives at Waterloo Station

1.25 The special train departs from Waterloo

Commentator: Richard Dimbleby

(Readers will realise that this edition of Radio Times went to press immediately after the death of Sir Winston Churchill. Television programmes planned for this day have had to be changed and those for the rest of the day will be announced on the screen. The evening transmissions will include a ninety-minute edited recording of the Funeral Procession and the Service in St. Paul's Cathedral)


Commentator: Richard Dimbleby
Producer: Antony Craxton

: Interval

: News


Newsreader: Richard Baker

: Grandstand

Introduced by David Coleman.

International Bobsleigh: Four-Man World Bobsleigh Championships
from 12.55
The first and second runs, held at St Moritz.
Presented by the Swiss Television Service

Racing from Windsor:
Bearwood Handicap Hurdle (over 2 miles, 120 yards)
Caversham Handicap Steeplechase (over 2 miles)
Herne the Hunter Handicap Steeplechase (over 3 miles)
The Windlesham Steeplechase

Swimming: Northern Counties v. South of Scotland
from Kingsway Baths, Lancaster.

Sports news service throughout the afternoon with the latest on today's F.A. Cup matches.
At 4.55 Results Service including: Racing Summaries, Classified football results, Rugby Union and Rugby League results


Presenter: David Coleman
Commentator (Bobsleigh): Max Robertson
Commentator (Racing): Peter Montague-Evans
Commentator (Racing): Clive Graham
Television Presentation (Racing): John Vernon
Television Presentation (Racing): Ronnie Pantlin
Commentator (Swimming): Harry Walker
Television Presentation (Swimming): Ray Lakeland
Presented by: Richard Tilling
Associate Editor: Lawrie Higgins
Associate Editor: Alan Hart
Editor: Cliff Morgan

: Juke Box Jury

A new disc - a Hit or a Miss?
Comments and opinions on the latest pop releases.
This week's panel: Paul Anka, Stubby Kaye, Julie Samuel, Ann Sidney (Miss World)
In the chair, David Jacobs


Chairman: David Jacobs
Panellist: Paul Anka
Panellist: Ann Sidney
Panellist: Stubby Kaye
Panellist: Julie Samuel
Programme devised by: Peter Potter
Presentation: Stewart Morris

: Dr. Who: Conspiracy

by Dennis Spooner.
An adventure in space and time.
Starring William Hartnell, William Russell, Jacqueline Hill and Maureen O'Brien

Dr. Who gives a concert although he cannot play a note; and Nero's life is put in danger.


Writer: Dennis Spooner
Title Music: Ron Grainer with the BBC Radiophonic Workshop
Incidental Music composed and conducted by: Raymond Jones
Fight arranger: Peter Diamond
Designer: Raymond P. Cusick
Associate Producer: Mervyn Pinfield
Producer: Verity Lambert
Director: Christopher Barry
Dr. Who: William Hartnell
Ian Chesterton: William Russell
Barbara Wright: Jacqueline Hill
Vicki: Maureen O'Brien
Sevcheria: Derek Sydney
Delos: Peter Diamond
Tavius: Michael Peake
Woman slave: Dorothy-Rose Gribble
Nero: Derek Francis
Tigilinus: Brian Proudfoot
Poppaea: Kay Patrick
Locusta: Ann Tirard

: News and the Weather


Newsreader: Robert Dougall

: Dixon of Dock Green: The Night of the Fog

Written by Eric Paice.
A series created by Ted Willis.
Starring Jack Warner
See page 3


Writer: Eric Paice
Series created by: Ted Willis
Designer: Austen Spriggs
Director: Vere Lorrimer
Production: Ronald Marsh
George Dixon: Jack Warner
W.P.C. Liz Harris: Zeph Gladstone
P.C. Roberts: Geoffrey Kenion
Station Sgt. Flint: Arthur Rigby
P.C. Wills: Nicholas Donnelly
P.C. Swain: Robert Arnold
Det.-Con. Lauderdale: Geoffrey Adams
Det.-Sgt. Andy Crawford: Peter Byrne
Mary Crawford: Anna Dawson
Jim Wade: Manning Wilson
Miss Clark: June Brown
W.P.C. Shirley Palmer: Anne Carroll
Mrs. Wade: Ruth Porcher
Huw Phillips: Eynon Evans
Joan Phillips: Rachel Thomas
Dean: Maitland Moss
Mr. Waters: John Tucker
Gareth Phillips: Murray Evans
P.C. Burton: Peter Thornton
Charlie Morris: Bill Treacher
Miss Lucas: Jeanne Mockford

: Newsflash

: The Billy Cotton Band Show

in which Billy Cotton calls "Wakey-Wakey!"
with Russ Conway
Special guest stars: Roy Castle, Cilla Black, The Fourmost, Edmundson and Elliott
and the regulars: Alan Breeze, Kathie Kay, The Cotton Singers, The Malcolm Goddard Dancers, Grisha Farfel
See page 3


Presenter/Bandleader: Billy Cotton
Musicians: The Billy Cotton Band
Pianist: Russ Conway
Entertainer/guest star: Roy Castle
Singer/guest star: Cilla Black
Band/guest stars: The Fourmost
Comedians/guest stars: Edmundson and Elliott
Singer: Alan Breeze
Singer: Kathie Kay
Singers: The Cotton Singers
Dancers: The Malcolm Goddard Dancers
Trumpeter: Grisha Farfel
Associate conductor: Harry Rabinowitz
Costumes: Jane Roberts
Sound: Len Shorey
Staging: Malcolm Goddard
Design: Colin Pigott
Production: Michael Hurll

: The Rogues: Gambit by the Golden Gate

A film series.
Starring David Niven, Charles Boyer, Gig Young, Gladys Cooper, Robert Coote as the Rogues
with guest star, Broderick Crawford

The Rogues' plan to substitute a fake Rembrandt for the real painting looks like misfiring when the 'original' turns out to be yet another fake.
See page 4


Marcel St. Clair: Charles Boyer
Tony Fleming: Gig Young
Alec Fleming: David Niven
Timmy St. Clair: Robert Coote
Margaret St. Clair: Gladys Cooper
Cavanaugh: Broderick Crawford
Foster: Milton Selzer
Elizabeth: Jean Hale
Downey: Michael Walker

: R.3: The Angel

by Bill Macilwraith and Donald Bull.
Starring John Robinson, Elizabeth Sellars
with Edwin Richfield, Simon Lack
Guest star, Margot van der Burgh

When an epidemic breaks out - the virus cannot be identified, and people are dying - time is the enemy.


Writer: Bill Macilwraith
Writer: Donald Bull
Designer: Keith Norman
Theme Music: Ken Thorne
Incidental Music: Raymond Jones
Film Cameraman: Geoffrey Mulligan
Film Editor: Roy Watts
Script Editor: N.J. Crisp
Producer: Andrew Osborn
Director: Moira Armstrong
Pilot: Gordon Clyde
Stewardess: Kristine Howarth
Sir Michael Gerrard: John Robinson
Alvarez: David Lawton
Receptionist: Marcia Bennett
Broadbent: Patrick Godfrey
Lady Nora Gerrard: Betty Cooper
Dr. Roberts: Brian Hayes
Wife: Bella Emberg
Man: Reg Lever
Dr. W. Mason: Norman Scace
Miss Banks: Anna Churcher
Dr. Wirgman: James Cairncross
Dr. Jack Morton: Simon Lack
Dr. May Howard: Elizabeth Sellars
Public Health Inspector: John Garvin
Manager: Ronald Mayer
Doctor: John Swindells
Mrs. Jepson: Margot van der Burgh
Pomeroy: Edwin Richfield
Airline official: David Kirk
Interviewer: Michael Smee
Mr. Jepson: Robert James

: News


Newsreader: Robert Dougall

: The State Funeral of Sir Winston Churchill

An edited recording.


Commentary: Richard Dimbleby
Producer: Antony Craxton

: News


Newsreader: Robert Dougall

: Sports Special

Introduced by Alan Weeks
brings you today's sport tonight.
Football - featuring today's Fourth Round F.A. Cup Ties:
West Ham United v. Chelsea; Peterborough United v. Arsenal; Stoke City v. Manchester United


Presenter/Commentator (West Ham United v. Chelsea): Alan Weeks
Commentator (Peterborough v. Arsenal): Walley Barnes
Commentator (Stoke City v. Manchester United): Cliff Michelmore
Presented by: Brian Venner
Editor: Lawrie Higgins

: Closedown

(to 00.20)

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