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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)

: News Headlines and The Weather Man

Bert Foord


Weatherman: Bert Foord

: Powerboat '68

The story of the eighth Daily Express International Offshore Powerboat Race and the sixty-five competitors who battle their way across 200 miles of sea from Cowes to Torquay and back to Cowes in the world's foremost powerboat event.
Nine television cameras at the start, in a helicopter, on a fast naval patrol boat, and at key points along the course bring you the decisive stages of the race 'live'
- as it happens.
See facing page


Commentator: Raymond Baxter
Commentator: David Vine
Commentator: Keith Schellenberg
Director: William Cave
Director: Philip S. Gilbert
Director: Douglas Hespe
Director: Dennis Monger
Executive Producer: John Vernon

: Cricket: The Australians v. A Rest of the World XI

Today and on Monday and Tuesday some of the world's greatest cricketers seen in action at Lord's in this special three-day game.
See also Grandstand and page 2

: The Weather Man

Bert Foord


Weatherman: Bert Foord

: Grandstand

Today's Timetable
1.35 Football Preview
1.05 Show Jumping
2.10 Cricket
2.20 Racing
2.35 Athletics
2.50 Racing
3.5 Cricket, Athletics
3.20 Racing
3.35 Athletics, Cricket, Show Jumping
4.55 Results Service
These timings may be altered by events

Cricket: The Australians v. A Rest of the World XI
Graeme Pollock, The Nawab of Pataudi, Seymour Nurse, and Denis Lindsay are among the great cricketers of the world taking part in this match at Lord's.
Organised by the M.C.C. in conjunction with Rothmans of Pall Mall

Show Jumping: The British Timken Show
from Duston, Northants.
Britain's Olympic riders compete in the Walwyn Championship.
Organised by the British Show Jumping Association

Athletics from White City: Great Britain v. Poland
Britain's athletes take on one of the strongest athletics nations in Europe in the final International before the Olympic Games.

Racing from Newcastle
2.30 Sandgate Stakes (6 furlongs)
3.0 Armada Nursery Handicap Stakes (7 furlongs)
3.30 Northern Goldsmiths Handicap Stakes (1 mile)

International Offshore Powerboat Race
The closing stages of the world's greatest powerboat race from Cowes to Torquay and back.

Latest scores and results throughout the afternoon


Cricketer: Graeme Pollock
Cricketer: The Nawab of Pataudi
Cricketer: Seymour Nurse
Cricketer: Denis Lindsay
Commentator (Cricket): Peter West
Commentator (Cricket): Richie Benaud
Commentator (Cricket): Denis Compton
Television Presentation (Cricket): Philip Lewis
Television Presentation (Cricket): Nick Hunter
Commentator (Show Jumping): Dorian Williams
Television Presentation (Show Jumping): John McGonagle
Commentator (Athletics): David Coleman
Commentator (Athletics): Norris McWhirter
Television Presentation (Athletics): Alan Mouncer
Commentator (Racing): Julian Wilson
Commentator (Racing): Clive Graham
Television Presentation (Racing): Ray Lakeland
Commentator (International Offshore Powerboat Race): Raymond Baxter
Television Presentation (International Offshore Powerboat Race): John Vernon
Presented by: Brian Venner
Editor: Bryan Cowgill

: Dr. Who: The Dominators: Part 4

by Norman Ashby
An adventure in space and time
Starring Patrick Troughton as Dr. Who
with Walter Fitzgerald, Ronald Allen, Arthur Cox, Kenneth Ives
and Frazer Hines, Wendy Padbury

Jamie continues his war on the Quarks - and the Doctor faces death unless he betrays him.

How Wendy caught the acting bug
Twenty-year-old Wendy Padbury, who as Dr. Who girl Zoe provides the glamour aboard the Tardis, was born in a highly suitable place for a budding actress - Stratford-upon-Avon. As a little girl, she used to stand at the back of the theatre and watch the plays - 'It was this that gave me the acting bug', she says. She then enrolled at a well-known stage school, where she studied singing, acting, and dancing, and it was the dancing bit that launched her showbusiness career.
She's appeared in many TV programmes, several West-End shows, and her latest film Charlie Bubbles, with Albert Finney, is due for release shortly. In her time off, Wendy has an interest in an antique shop, and she also plays tennis, and makes some of her own clothes.
And how does she feel about Dr. Who? 'It's very scary and exciting, but I'm loving it!'
Today's Dr. Who episode is at 5.15 on BBC-1


Writer: Norman Ashby
Title Music: Ron Grainer and the BBC Radiophonic Workshop
Script Editor: Derrick Sherwin
Designer: Barry Newbery
Producer: Peter Bryant
Director: Morris Barry
Toba: Kenneth Ives
Quark: John Hicks
Quark: Gary Smith
Quark: Freddie Wilson
Kando: Felicity Gibson
Teel: Giles Block
Balan: Johnson Bayly
Zoe: Wendy Padbury
Dr. Who: Patrick Troughton
Rago: Ronald Allen
Jamie: Frazer Hines
Cully: Arthur Cox
Senex: Walter Fitzgerald
Tensa: Brian Cant
Bovem: Alan Gerrard
Council Member: Ronald Mansell
Council Member: John Cross
Quark Voices: Sheila Grant

: The News and The Weather Man

Bert Foord


Weatherman: Bert Foord

: The New Lucy Show: Lucy and Carol Burnett

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

Lucy and Carol Burnett ...get their wings!
(Postponed from August 11)


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 introduces 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 Foxes and Hounds 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 Foxes and Hounds Affair - in which U.N.C.L.E. uses his I.Q. but loses his H.Q.


Napoleon Solo: Robert Vaughn
Illya Kuryakin: David McCallum
Mr. Waverly: Leo G. Carroll
Lucia Belmont: Patricia Medina
Mimi Doolittle: Julie Sommars
Victor Marton: Vincent Price
Cantrell: Abam Roarke
Belmont's aide: Don Henley
Merlin: Andre Philippe
Mama Doolittle: Adrienne Marden
THRUSH agent: Robert Hoy

: The Black and White Minstrel Show

Starring The Mitchell Minstrels
with John Boulter, Dai Francis, Tony Mercer
Guest star, Semprini
also starring Margaret Savage, The Television Toppers, Delia Wicks, Don Cleaver,
Penny Jewkes, Les Rawlings, Sheila Bernette, The Jolaes Puppets

The show gets off to a flying start with a Gilbert and Sullivan medley. Special guest Semprini plays 'The Skye Boat Song' and accompanies John Boulter in 'Bonny Mary of Argyll.'

(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
Pianist: Semprini
Singer: Margaret Savage
Dancers: The Television Toppers
Dancer: Delia Wicks
Singer: Don Cleaver
Singer/Dancer: Penny Jewkes
Singer: Les Rawlings
Comedienne: Sheila Bernette
Puppeteers: The Jolaes Puppets
Dance director: Roy Gunson
Vocal Arrangements/Conductor: George Mitchell
Orchestrations: Alan Bristow
Orchestra Leader: Freddie Clayton
Conductor: Eric Robinson
Settings: Lionel Radford
Devised and produced by: George Inns

: The Saturday Thriller: This Woman is Dangerous

Feature films with suspense, danger, excitement.
Starring Joan Crawford
with David Brian, Dennis Morgan

A ruthless woman, facing possible blindness, finds it difficult to shake off her past when she falls in love with the surgeon who may save her sight.


Screenplay: Geoffrey Homes
Screenplay: George Worthing Yates
Producer: Robert Sisk
Director: Felix Feist
Beth Austin: Joan Crawford
Dr. Ben Halleck: Dennis Morgan
Matt Jackson: David Brian
Franklin: Richard Webb
Ann Jackson: Mari Aldon
Will Jackson: Philip Carey
Joe Crossland: Ian MacDonald
Nurse: Katherine Warren

: 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.
Kenneth Wolstenholme reports, with outside broadcast cameras, from a well - known Football League ground.
(Today's match will be announced at the end of Grandstand)


Commentator: Kenneth Wolstenholme
Television Presentation: Alec Weeks

: Powerboat '68

Highlights of today's eighth International Offshore Powerboat Race.


Commentator: Raymond Baxter
Executive Producer: John Vernon

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