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: ¡Vamos a Ver!: 5: Tengo Miedo

Twenty lessons for beginners in Spanish.

with Jacinta Castillejo, Mari Carmen Nevado, Julio Pena and Carlos Riera
(Shown last Monday)
For booklet and records see page 42


[Actress]: Jacinta Castillejo
[Actress]: Mari Carmen Nevado
[Actor]: Julio Pena
[Actor]: Carlos Riera

: Si Dice Cosi: 7: Le piace l'arte moderna?

Twenty-six programmes for beginners in Italian
with Bianca Maria Corbella, Yole Marinelli, Luigi Basagaluppi, Alberto Colzi.

(Shown last Sunday)
(For booklet and records see page 42)


Presenter: Bianca Maria Corbella
Presenter: Yole Marinelli
Presenter: Luigi Basagaluppi
Presenter: Alberto Colzi

: Suivez La Piste: 16: Chinoiseries

Follow Up Your French
A twenty-five episode thriller.

(Shown last Thursday)
(For booklet and records see page 42)

: The Weather Man

George Luce


Weatherman: George Luce

: Laurel and Hardy: Thicker than Water

Two of the world's greatest laughter-makers in a selection of their famous short films.
A Hal Roach film

Mr. Hardy decides to put his financial affairs in order, but he reckons without Stanley...


Producer: Hal Roach
Director: James W. Horne
Stan: Stan Laurel
Ollie: Oliver Hardy

: Deputy Dawg

A Terrytoons cartoon series featuring a well-meaning Guardian of the Law who tries to keep order among his unruly band of fellow animals - Muskie, Vincent van Gopher, and Ty coon

: Grandstand

See panel and page 33
Today's Timetable
12.55 Football preview
1.10 Fight of the Week
1.30 Weightlifting
1.45 Rugby Union preview
1.50 Racing
2.10 Weightlifting
2.20 Racing
2.40 Rugby Union: England v. France
4.30 Racing: Leopardstown Chase
4.55 Results Service
Classified football results
Racing results, Rugby Union and Rugby League results
These timings may be altered by events.

From 12.45 Grandstand
Introduced by David Coleman direct from Twickenham
featuring International Rugby Union: England v. France
BBC outside broadcast cameras bring you the whole of today's International championship match

Racing from Lingfield Park
2.0 Horley Novices' Hurdle Race, Div. 1, over 2 miles
2.30 Jerry M. Handicap Steeple-chase, over 2 1/2 miles
Commentators. Julian Wilson and Clive Graham
Television presentation by Dennis Monger and from Leopardstown, Ireland
4.35 The Leopardstown Chase, over 3 miles
One of the most famous and important steeplechases of the Irish season
An Irish Television Service outside broadcast

Fight of the Week from the Licensed Trades Sporting Club, London
Chris Finnegan (Iver) v. Clive Cook (Cardiff) Olympic gold medallist Finnegan taking part in his first eight-round contest
Eric Blake (Leatherhead) v. Maurice Thomas (Bradford) a six-round middleweight contest in which Blake, a member of Britain's Olympic team in Mexico, makes his professional debut

International Weight Lifting from Tottenham: Great Britain v. Hungary

Latest scores, results, and news throughout the afternoon and at 4.55 Results Service


Presenter: David Coleman
Commentator (Rugby Union): Cliff Morgan
Television: Presentation (Rugby Union): Alan Mouncer
Commentator (Racing - Lingfield Park): Julian Wilson
Commentator (Racing - Lingfield Park): Clive Graham
Television Presentation (Racing - Lingfield Park): Dennis Monger
Commentator (Racing - Leopardstown): Michael O'Hehir
Boxer (Fight of the Week): Chris Finnegan
Boxer (Fight of the Week): Clive Cook
Boxer (Fight of the Week): Eric Blake
Boxer (Fight of the Week): Maurice Thomas
Commentator (Fight of the Week): David Vine
Commentator (Weight Lifting): Ron Pickering
Television Presentation (Weight Lifting): Bill Taylor
Presented by: Brian Venner
Editor: Alan Hart

: Dr. Who: The Seeds of Death: Part 5

by Brian Hayles
An adventure in space and time
starring Patrick Troughton as Dr. Who
Frazer Hines, Wendy Padbury
with Ronald Leigh-Hunt, Louise Pajo, Philip Ray, Terry Scully

The Doctor and his friends try to escape from the Moonbase. Back on Earth the Martian fungus continues to spread. It seems indestructible...


Writer: Brian Hayles
Title Music: Ron Grainer and the BBC Radiophonic Workshop
Incidental Music: Dudley Simpson
Designer: Paul Allen
Producer: Peter Bryant
Director: Michael Ferguson
Dr. Who: Patrick Troughton
Zoe: Wendy Padbury
Fewsham: Terry Scully
Gia Kelly: Louise Pajo
Jamie: Frazer Hines
Radnor: Ronald Leigh-Hunt
Eldred: Philip Ray
Sir James Gregson: Hugh Morton
Slaar: Alan Bennion
Computer voice: John Witty
Grand Marshal: Graham Leaman
Ice Warrior: Sonny Caldinez
Ice Warrior: Tony Harwood
Ice Warrior: Steve Peters

: The News and The Weather Man

George Luce


Weatherman: George Luce

: Tom and Jerry: A Mouse in the House

Tom and Jerry playing cat and mouse in a selection from the world famous award-winning cartoon films starring Tom the Cat and a far-from-underdog mouse called Jerry.

A Mouse in the House ...is a cat-astrophe!


Created by: William Hanna
Created by: Joe Barbera

: Here's Lucy: Guess Who Owes Lucy $23.50

A new comedy film series starring Lucille Ball as Lucy Carter.
With Desi Arnaz Jr. and Lucie as her children, Craig and Kim, Gale Gordon as Harrison Carter

Guess Who Owes Lucy $23.50 - It's a case of double indemnity!


Lucy Carter: Lucille Ball
Craig: Desi Arnaz Jr.
Kim: Lucie Arnaz
Harrison Carter: Gale Gordon

: Lulu

and A Song for Europe
Tonight Lulu sings all six songs for you to choose Britain's entry for the Eurovision Song Contest

"Are You Ready for Love?"
Written by Ray Cameron and Alan Hawkshaw

Written by Ken Howard and Alan Blaikley

"Come September"
Written by Don Black and Mark London

"I Can't Go On Living Without You"
Written by Bernie Taupin and Elton John

"Boom Bang-a-Bang"
Written by Peter Warne and Alan Moorehouse

"Bet Yer!"
Written by Joan Shakespeare and Derek Warne

Introduced by Michael Aspel
with Johnny Harris and his Orchestra
Pan's People
Write the name of the song of your choice (Postcards Only, please) to: Song for Europe, [address removed], by First post on Thursday, February 27
See cover story on page 3


Singer: Lulu
Writer (Are You Ready for Love?): Ray Cameron
Writer (Are You Ready for Love?): Alan Hawkshaw
Writer (March!): Ken Howard
Writer (March!): Alan Blaikley
Writer (Come September): Don Black
Writer (Come September): Mark London
Writer (I Can't Go On Living Without You): Bernie Taupin
Writer (I Can't Go On Living Without You): Elton John
Writer (Boom Bang-a-Bang): Peter Warne
Writer (Boom Bang-a-Bang): Alan Moorehouse
Writer (Bet Yer!): Joan Shakespeare
Writer (Bet Yer!): Derek Warne
Presenter: Michael Aspel
Musicians: Johnny Harris and his Orchestra
Vocal backing: Sue and Sunny
Dancers: Pan's People
Choreography: Flick Colby
Sound: Richard Chamberlain
Lighting: Ritchie Richardson
Design: J. Roger Lowe
Production: Stanley Dorfman

: The Best of Morecambe and Wise

Written by Sid Green and Dick Hills.
A special Saturday Show featuring some of the funniest moments from their BBC-tv series
Starring Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise.

Tonight's show is going to be a collection of those items that Eric and Ernie like best and have enjoyed most during their last series. At the time of going to press, the lads are still arguing about what to put in and what they must leave out. But one thing is sure: among the sketches that you certainly will see is the one where everybody - including guest star Georgia Brown - finishes by wearing lampshades on their heads and cricket pads firmly strapped to their legs.


Writer: Sid Green
Writer: Dick Hills
Comedian: Eric Morecambe
Comedian: Ernie Wise
Guest: Georgia Brown

: The Rolf Harris Show

Starring Rolf Harris
with The Young Generation.

Guest artists, Moira Anderson, O.C. Smith, Bob Bramson

Tonight Rolf welcomes Scots singer Moira Anderson to his show. His other guests are Bob Bramson, who does a unique speciality act; and American singer O.C. Smith, whose recent single "Hickory Hollers Tramp" went to the top of the British pops.


Entertainer/Presenter: Rolf Harris
Singer/Dancer (The Young Generation): Valerie Barrett
Singer/Dancer (The Young Generation): Bobby Bannerman
Singer/Dancer (The Young Generation): Heather Beckers
Singer/Dancer (The Young Generation): Chris Cooper
Singer/Dancer (The Young Generation): Marie Betts
Singer/Dancer (The Young Generation): Roger Finch
Singer/Dancer (The Young Generation): Ann Chapman
Singer/Dancer (The Young Generation): Danny Grover
Singer/Dancer (The Young Generation): Jackie Dalton
Singer/Dancer (The Young Generation): Harry Higham
Singer/Dancer (The Young Generation): Jane Herbert
Singer/Dancer (The Young Generation): Roger Howlett
Singer/Dancer (The Young Generation): Lynda Herbert
Singer/Dancer (The Young Generation): Erik Jack
Singer/Dancer (The Young Generation): Linda Jolliff
Singer/Dancer (The Young Generation): Scott Mackee
Singer/Dancer (The Young Generation): Lesley Judd
Singer/Dancer (The Young Generation): Dennis Morrisey
Singer/Dancer (The Young Generation): Kay Korda
Singer/Dancer (The Young Generation): Peter Newton
Singer/Dancer (The Young Generation): Linda Lawrence
Singer/Dancer (The Young Generation): Brian Rogers
Singer/Dancer (The Young Generation): Patricia Lovett
Singer/Dancer (The Young Generation): Barrie Stevens
Singer/Dancer (The Young Generation): Sandy Penson
Singer/Dancer (The Young Generation): Ricky Stratful
Singer/Dancer (The Young Generation): Terry Robinson
Singer/Dancer (The Young Generation): Donald Torr
Singer/Dancer (The Young Generation): Wei Wei Wong
Singer/Dancer (The Young Generation): Trevor Willis
Choreographer: Douglas Squires
Singer: Moira Anderson
Singer: O.C. Smith
Juggler: Bob Bramson
Orchestra Director: Alyn Ainsworth
Musical Arranger: Alan Roper
Designer: Victor Meredith
Producer: Stewart Morris

: The Saturday Thriller: Nightmare Alley

Feature films with suspense, danger, excitement.
Screenplay by Jules Furthman from a novel by William Lindsay Gresham.

Starring Tyrone Power, Joan Blondell, Coleen Gray

Stan, a small-time but ambitious barker for a fair, tricks his way into becoming a successful mind-reader by ruthlessly exploiting his friends - until his ambition overreaches itself.
This is one of Tyrone Power's most distinguished films. He is cast against type as a hard-headed fairground hustler - a very different role from the one he was seen in when "The Razor's Edge" was recently screened in The Great Stars series. Nightmare Alley is an exceptionally offbeat film for the period it was made in, and was not a great box-office success at the time of its initial release. This was probably because of Power's unsympathetic role, though his performance can now be seen as one of his best.
Joan Blondell, usually cast in comedy roles, here gives a mature character performance as Zeena, a 'mind-reader' reduced to fairground work on account of her drunken husband. She finds herself tricked by Stan into revealing the techniques of her act which he later exploits to his own ends.
The film is directed by Edmund Goulding, a British stage actor who went to Hollywood as a writer and later turned to directing. Among his screen credits are "Grand Hotel", "The Great Lie", "May-time", and "The Razor's Edge".


Writer: Jules Furthman
Author: William Lindsay Gresham
Producer: George Jessel
Director: Edmund Goulding
Stan Carlisle: Tyrone Power
Zeena: Joan Blondell
Molly: Coleen Gray
Lilith Ritter: Helen Walker
Grindle: Taylor Holmes
Bruno: Mike Mazurki
Pete: Ian Keith

: The News

with Richard Baker
followed by The Weather


Newsreader: Richard Baker

: Match of the Day

The highlights of one of today's top League matches, plus the day's soccer headlines
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

: Braden's Week

Each week 25,000 tons of newsprint, 50 hours of news bulletins
One man, Bernard Braden
and his team, John Pitman, Esther Rantzen
take a look at some of the things that happened - and some of the things that didn't.
Song of the week: Jake Thackray
Children of the week: Harold Williamson

If Noel Coward had been born in Leeds it would not have been necessary to invent Jake Thackray. As it is, there are differences. In the world of Noel Coward, men enter through french windows saying "Anyone for tennis?" In Jake's world they come through pub doors saying "Where's the draught beer?"
So far, in the songs he writes each week, Jake has fallen in love with our Sally-Ann girl, dreamed of kissing a vicar's missus, lusted after a newspaper pin-up called Fifi Golightly, and knocked ash from his pipe all over his landlord's suede shoes. This week... only Jake knows.


Presenter: Bernard Braden
Reporter: John Pitman
Reporter: Esther Rantzen
Singer: Jake Thackray
Interviewer: Harold Williamson
Designer: Don Giles
Director: Simon Wadleigh
Producer: John Lloyd
Editor: Desmond Wilcox
Editor: Bill Morton

: A Man Called Ironside: Message from Beyond

A Man Called Ironside - criminal investigator extraordinary
A film series starring Raymond Burr as Robert Ironside
with Don Galloway as Det.-Sgt. Brown, Barbara Anderson as Officer Eve Whitfield and Don Mitchell as Mark Sanger
with guest stars, Gene Evans, James Gregory

Ironside plays for high stakes when he tries to solve a race-course robbery.


Robert Ironside: Raymond Burr
Det.-Sgt. Brown: Don Galloway
Officer Eve Whitfield: Barbara Anderson
Mark Sanger: Don Mitchell
Al Hayes: Gene Evans
Herbert Jarmin: James Gregory

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