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: The Impossibles

A cartoon series from America.
The adventures of a wonder beat group of crime fighters - Coilman, Liquidman, and Multi-man-and Buzz, a boy scientist, and his super-powered monster robot.
(to 9.30)

: Heddiw Yn Y Genedlaethol

Owen Edwards yn cyflwyno adroddiad o'r Brifwyl yn y Barri gyda
Harri Gwynn a Mary Middleton
Gweithgareddau pafiliwn, pabell, a maes
Cynhyrchydd, GERAINT STANLEY Jones
(Eisteddfod report)
(First shown on BBC Wales)
(Crystal Palace, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Wenvoe West)
(to 11.30)


Unknown: Owen Edwards
Unknown: Harri Gwynn
Unknown: Mary Middleton
Unknown: H. Rhys Lewis
Unknown: Deryk Williams
Unknown: Geraint Stanley

: The Weather Man

George Luce


Weatherman: George Luce

: Grandstand

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Today's Timetable
12.55 Swimming
1.15 Football preview
1.25 Golf
1.55 Athletics
2.15 Swimming
2.20 Racing
2.35 Swimming
3.0 Athletics
3.20 Racing
3.35 Athletics
3.50 Racing
4.5 Show Jumping
4.35 Athletics
4.40 Results Service
These timings may be altered by events

From 12.45 Grandstand
Introduced by Frank Bough
and featuring Racing... Swimming... Athletics... Show Jumping... Professional Golf
and The First Results and News on this opening day of the new Football Season

Swimming from Blackpool: The A.S.A. National Championships
The A.S.A. Championships, which have occupied the entire week at Blackpool, are acting as the final trials prior to the selection of the British swimming team for the Olympic Games.
Those swimmers who have already qualified for inclusion in the Olympic Training Squad and have undergone long and intensive training will be anxious to justify the time, money, and effort which have been spent on them. Those who have already qualified for a place in the squad (by recording a performance this year equal to the fifth-placed finalist at Tokyo) will be equally anxious to show that such a performance was no fluke and can be bettered.

Athletics from Wolverhampton
The A.A.A. Junior Championships and featuring the A.A.A. Senior 3-miles Championship

Racing from Newmarket
2.30 The Cobnut Nursery Handicap 7 furlongs
3.30 The Tolly Cobbold Trophy 1 1/2 miles
4.0 Pegasus Stakes 6 furlongs

Show Jumping from Stoneleigh: The European Junior Team Championship

Professional Golf from the Shandon Park Golf Club, Belfast: The Gallaher Ulster Open Championship
Britain's finest golfers contest the final rounds.

Football Results from the Teleprinter with news and reports from the day's top matches.


Presenter: Frank Bough
Commentator (Swimming): Max Robertson
Commentator (Swimming): Harry Walker
Television: Presentation (Swimming) Nick Hunter
Commentator (Athletics): Norris McWhirter
Television Presentation (Athletics): John McGonagle
Commentator (Racing): Peter Bromley
Commentator (Racing): Julian Wilson
Commentator (Racing): Clive Graham
Television Presentation (Racing): Brian Johnson
Commentator (Show Jumping): Dorian Williams
Television Presentation (Show Jumping): Barrie Edgar
Commentator (Golf): Bill Cox
Television Presentation (Golf): David Hannon
Presented by: Brian Venner
Editor: Bryan Cowgill

: Dr. Who: The Dominators: Part 1

by Norman Ashby
Dr. Who starts today a new adventure in space and time.
Starring Patrick Troughton as Dr. Who
with Ronald Allen, Arthur Cox, Kenneth Ives
and Frazer Hines, Wendy Padbury

The Doctor and his companions land on the peaceful planet of Dulkis and encounter a new enemy - the cruel Dominators and their deadly Quarks.

[Photo caption] Look Out! It's the Quarks They're Dr. Who's latest enemies in the new adventure beginning today at 5.15.

The Tardis excels itself and picks a very pleasant spot on which to land - the planet Dulkis. The Doctor has been there before and knows its inhabitants, the pacifist Dulcians, well. So he promises Jamie and Zoe that they can look forward to a peaceful holiday. But things are never what they seem and the Doctor discovers how he has been deceived. For the planet has been taken over by the cruel Dominators and their deadly robots, the Quarks, perhaps the most frightening enemy the Doctor has yet encountered.


Writer: Norman Ashby
Title Music: Ron Grainer and the BBC Radiophonic Workshop
Special Sound: Brian Hodgson
Script Editor: Derrick Sherwin
Designer: Barry Newbery
Producer: Peter Bryant
Director: Morris Barry
Rago: Ronald Allen
Toba: Kenneth Ives
Cully: Arthur Cox
Wahed: Philip Voss
Etnin: Malcolm Terris
Tolata: Nicolette Pendrell
Quark voices: Sheila Grant
Dr. Who: Patrick Troughton
Jamie: Frazer Hines
Zoe: Wendy Padbury
Kando: Felicity Gibson
Teel: Giles Block
Balan: Johnson Bayly
Quarks: John Hicks
Quarks: Gary Smith

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The Sunday Post: What's in a Name? 2 April 2017

: The News and The Weather Man

George Luce


Weatherman: George Luce

: The New Lucy Show: Lucy and Carol Burnett

A comedy film series with never a dull moment.
Starring Lucille Ball as the irrepressible Lucy Carmichael, Gale Gordon as Mr. Mooney
with special guests, Carol Burnett, Buddy Rogers and Richard Arlen

Lucy and Carol Burnett ...get their wings!


Lucy Carmichael: Lucille Ball
Mr. Mooney: Gale Gordon
Carol Bradford: Carol Burnett
Buddy: Buddy Rogers
Richard: Richard Arlen

: Dee Time

The Saturday scene
Simon Dee introducing his guests from the world of entertainment.


Presenter: Simon Dee
Musical Director: Max Harris
Script: Joe Steeples
Designer: C. Ian Rawnsley
Direction: Roger Ordish
Production: Colin Charman

: The Man from U.N.C.L.E.: The Neptune Affair

The Man from U.N.C.L.E. is there - where he is needed - when he is needed - from the organisation dedicated to the world-wide fight against crime and subversion.
A film series starring Robert Vaughn as Napoleon Solo, David McCallum as Illya Kuryakin, Leo G. Carroll as Mr. Waverly

The Neptune Affair in which U.N.C.L.E. has a lot of laughs as a 'fungicide'.


Napoleon Solo: Robert Vaughn
Illya Kuryakin: David McCallum
Mr. Waverly: Leo G. Carroll
Vincent Lockridge: Henry Jones
Gabe Melcroft: Jeremy Slate
Felicia Lavimore: Marta Kristen
Jonas Wyatt Lavimore: Alexander Lockwood
Dr. Foster: John Banner
Heather McNabb: May Heatherly
Dr. Martin: John Harding

: The Black and White Minstrel Show

Starring The Mitchell Minstrels
with John Boulter, Dai Francis, Tony Mercer.
Also starring Margaret Savage, The Television Toppers, Delia Wicks, Don Cleaver, Penny Jewkes, Les Rawlings, Sheila Bernette, Johnny and Suma Lamonte

(Leslie Crowther is appearing in "Let Sleeping Wives Lie" at the Garrick Theatre, London; The Black and White Minstrel Show is appearing at the Victoria Palace, London, and at the Futurist Theatre, Scarborough)


Singers/Dancers: The Mitchell Minstrels
Singer: John Boulter
Singer: Dai Francis
Singer: Tony Mercer
Compere: Leslie Crowther
Singer: Margaret Savage
Dancers: The Television Toppers
Dancer: Delia Wicks
Singer: Don Cleaver
Singer/Dancer: Penny Jewkes
Singer: Les Rawlings
Comedienne: Sheila Bernette
Juggler: Johnny Lamonte
Juggler: Suma Lamonte
Dance Director: Roy Gunson
Vocal Arrangements/Orchestra conducted by: George Mitchell
Orchestrations: Alan Bristow
Orchestrations: Norman Percival
Orchestra Leader: Freddie Clayton
Orchestra conducted by: Eric Robinson
Settings: Martin Collins
Devised by/Producer: George Inns

: The Saturday Thriller: Seven Thieves

Feature films with suspense, danger, excitement.
Starring Edward G. Robinson, Rod Steiger, Joan Collins and Eli Wallach

An ageing international thief is determined to pull off one last 'coup' before he dies and devises a fantastic scheme to rob the Monte Carlo Casino.


Director: Henry Hathaway
Writer/Producer: Sydney Boehm
Based on a novel by: Max Catto
Theo Wilkins: Edward G. Robinson
Paul: Rod Steiger
Melanie: Joan Collins
Pancho: Eli Wallach
Raymond Le May: Alexander Scourby
Louis: Michael Dante
Hugo Baumer: Berry Kroeger
Casino director: Sebastian Cabot
Due di Salins: Marcel Hillaire

: The News

with Richard Baker
followed by The Weather


Newsreader: Richard Baker

: Match of the Day

A top League soccer match brought to you each Saturday.
On the first day of the 1968-69 season David Coleman reports, with outside broadcast cameras, from a well-known Football League ground.
Today's match will be announced at the end of Grandstand.


Commentator: David Coleman
Television Presentation: Alec Weeks

: A.S.A. National Swimming Championships

from the Derby Baths, Blackpool.
Tomorrow morning Britain's team for the Mexico Olympics will be selected. Tonight our swimmers make their final bid for a place in the team.
This programme includes The Finals of the Men's 110 Yards Freestyle, Ladies' 110 Yards Freestyle, Men's 110 Yards Backstroke, Ladies' 220 Yards Breaststroke


Commentator: Max Robertson
Commentator: Harry Walker
Television Presentation: Nick Hunter

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