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: Repondez S'il Vous Plait: 2 : Vous voulez une chambre?

An invitation to learn French

(Shown last Sunday)

: Wie bitte?: 2

A beginners' course in German
(Shown last Sunday)

: Closedown

: Weatherman

Bert Foord looks at the weekend weather


Weatherman: Bert Foord

: Casey Jones: President's Special

A Secret Service agent arouses the suspicions of Casey.

: Laurel and Hardy: Thicker than Water

Stanley has something to say when Mr Hardy decides to put his financial affairs in order.
A Hal Roach film


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

: Grandstand

Frank Bough introduces the Saturday sports spectacular featuring England v Wales, the opening match of a special triangular International Rugby League tournament.
Also in Grandstand: three top races from Kempton Park; the Chatsworth Horse Trials; the TV Trophy Car Trials at Wendover.


Presenter: Frank Bough

: Grandstand: Football Preview

Sam Leitch introduces Grandstand's up-to-the-minute football preview, featuring the action and personalities in the news


Presenter: Sam Leitch

: Grandstand

Chatsworth Horse Trials
The show-jumping and cross-country sections of this famous equestrian event, which incorporates the Midland Bank National Novice Championship

1.35* Motoring: The TV Trophy Car Trials
The 17th Annual Inter-Regional competition for trials specials between the North, Midlands, and South of England (organised by the London Motor Club)

1.50, 2.20, 2.50* Racing from Kempton Park
2.0 October Handicap Hurdle (3 miles)
2.30 The W. D. and H. O. Wills Premier Steeplechase (2 1/2 miles)
3.0 Saffron Tartan Handicap Steeplechase (3 miles)

2.10, 3.10* International Rugby League: England v Wales
In this first match of a new triangular tournament between England, Wales, and France, Wales have named a squad that should interest Rugby Union fans. There are two former British Lions among the 18: David Watkins, and Keith Jarrett who was recently signed for £14,000 by Barrow.
The rival skippers are team-mates in club matches-they both play for the Lancashire club, Leigh.


Commentator (Chatsworth Horse Trials): Dorian Williams
Commentator at Wendover (Motoring): Raymond Baxter
Commentator (Racing): Peter O'Sullevan
Commentator (Racing): Clive Graham
Commentator at Headingley (International Rugby League): Eddie Waring
Rugby player (Wales): David Watkins
Rugby player (Wales): Keith Jarrett

: Grandstand: Results Service

Times are subject to alteration in order to keep up to date with events. Latest football scores, racing results, and news are given throughout the afternoon, and the Teleprinter service is at 4.40*

('Somebody's got to hold down your legs': page 9)


Producer (Horse Trials): Ray Lakeland
Producer (Motoring): Brian Johnson
Producer (Racing): Richard Tilling
Producer (Rugby League): Barney Colehan
Producer (Grandstand): Brian Venner
Editor (Grandstand): Alan Hart

: Star Trek: The Corbomite Manoeuvre

The alarm bells clang aboard the USS Enterprise as the sensors detect an unidentified object speeding towards the spaceship on a collision course!


Captain Kirk: William Shatner
Mr Spock: Leonard Nimoy
Dr McCoy: DeForest Kelley
Navigator: Anthony Call
Sulu: George Takei
Uhura: Nichelle Nichols
Yeoman Janice Rand: Grace Lee Whitney
Balok: Clinton Howard

: The News


Weatherman: Bert Foord

: Simon Dee

introduces his guests


Presenter: Simon Dee
Musical Director: Max Harris
Script: Joe Steeples
Designer: Ray Price
Director: James Moir
Producer: Richard Drewett

: Dixon of Dock Green: Notify If Found

by Philip Barker
Starring Jack Warner

A car taking a bend too fast crashes into a Dock Green bollard, a familiar occurrence anywhere. But this time there is a difference: within hours Dock Green Police are on alert to "...find this schoolgirl... find this villain - and quickly, before he finds her!"

(Peter Byrne is appearing in "There's a Girl in my Soup" at the Comedy Theatre, London)


Writer/Producer: Philip Barker
Series created by: Ted Willis
Designer: Keith Harris
Programme Co-ordinator: Joe Waters
George Dixon: Jack Warner
Garage foreman: John Rapley
Karen: Sally Thompsett
Janet Durrant: Norma Vogan
Dennis Durrant: John Line
Garage manager: Jay Denyer
Culver: Ray Barron
PC Baines: David Brook
PC Wilton: Alex Donald
Sgt Wills: Nicholas Donnelly
Det-Sgt Crawford: Peter Byrne
Det-Con Lauderdale: Geoffrey Adams
PC Swain: Robert Arnold
Linda: Georgina Simpson
Arthur: Nigel Rathbone
Pattern: Douglas Blackwell
Nurse Willow: Jean Trend
WPC Ritchie: Janet Milner
Customer in cafe: Dave Carter
Customer in cafe: Ken Hutchison

: The Dave Allen Show

Written by Eric Davidson, Bill Stark and Bern Sharp, Dave Allen, Michael Bentine starring Dave Allen
with special guests Michael Bentine, William Franklyn

Sheila O'Neill, Dave Allenby, Alfred Ravel and the Mavis Ascott Dancers


Writer: Eric Davidson
Writer: Bill Stark
Writer: Bern Sharp
Writer: Dave Allen
Writer: Michael Bentine
Musical director: Norman Percival
Choreography: Mavis Ascott
Lighting: Cyril Wilkins
Designer: Victor Meredith
Producer: Ernest Maxim
Comedian: Dave Allen
Comedian: Michael Bentine
Guest: William Franklyn
[Actress]: Sheila O'Neill
[Actor]: Dave Allenby
[Actor]: Alfred Ravel
Dancers: The Mavis Ascott Dancers

: Three Great Stars: Clark Gable in Homecoming

The films of three great screen actors - Tyrone Power , Spencer Tracy, and here Clark Gable
with Lana Turner, Anne Baxter John Hodiak

Gable's third film after his return from war service harks back to the stress of battle. He plays a sophisticated doctor with an attractive wife, a fashionable practice and a smug, comfortable existence who-in the army-finds his whole way of life brought into question by an attractive nurse.
Lana Turner plays the nurse with a quality of radiant intelligence - giving her romantic scenes with Gable an unexpected poignancy.
She is still a very lovely lady. You can see just how lovely in The Survivors series on Friday when she plays Tracy Carlyle Hastings.


Screenplay: Paul Osborn
Producer: Sidney Franklin
Director: Mervyn Leroy
Ulysses Delby Johnson: Clark Gable
Lt Jane 'Snapshot' McCall: Lana Turner
Penny Johnson: Anne Baxter
Dr Robert Sunday: John Hodiak
Lt Col Avery Silver: Ray Collins
Mrs Kirby: Gladys Cooper
Sgt Monkevickz: Cameron Mitchell
Sgt McKeen: Marshall Thompson
Miss Stoker: Lurene Tuttle

: The News

Reader Richard Baker


Newsreader: Richard Baker

: Match of the Day

David Coleman introduces one hour of football action, personality interviews and the latest information from the Saturday night football desk.
BBC outside broadcast cameras go to a prominent League ground for the Match of the Day.
Highlights from a second match involving a well-known club in the South-East.
(Today's matches announced at the end of Grandstand)


Presenter/Commentator: David Coleman
Commentator: Kenneth Wolstenholme
Producer: Alec Weeks
Producer: John McGonagle
Producer: Jonathan Martin
Editor: Sam Leitch

: Movie-Makers: The Boulting Brothers at the NFT

The Boulting Brothers at the NFT talking to John Huntley and members of the National Film Theatre, at a John Player Lecture, about their 30 years in the British film industry.
'We got involved in films when we were six - instead of taking us for walks, our nanny would pop into the local flea-pit...'
'If we have an obsession it's an obsession with the human being, it's a plea for the individual...'
and introducing scenes from Thunder Rock (1942); The Guinea Pig (1949); I'm all Right Jack (1959); The Family Way (1966); Twisted Nerve (1968)


Interviewee: John Boulting
Interviewee: Roy Boulting
Interviewer: John Huntley
Producer: Tony Staveacre

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

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