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: Repondez S'il Vous Plait: 4: C'est un miracle!

An invitation to learn French

(shown last Sunday)

: Wie bitte?: Programme 4

A beginners' course in German
(shown last Sunday)

: Closedown

: Weatherman

Graham Parker looks at the weekend weather


Weatherman: Graham Parker

: Casey Jones: The Gunslinger

Notorious gunman Doc Bailey saves a little girl's life and wins a short-lived freedom.

: Charlie Chaplin: The Immigrant

with Edna Purviance
Charlie's shipboard escapades as a new arrival in the New World.


Immigrant: Charlie Chaplin
Immigrant: Edna Purviance

: Grandstand

Frank Bough introduces the Saturday sports spectacular featuring the Vernons Sprint Cup and three more top races from Haydock Park; the Rugby League Lancashire Cup Final from Wigan; Motoring from Smethwick; and the first of four special show-jumping competitions from Stoneleigh for the BBC Grandstand Trophy.

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

1.25, 2.50* Motoring
An international driving event for the Ken Wharton Memorial Team Trophy for 1969 (organised by The Hagley and District Light Car Club).

1.35, 4.35 Racing from Haydock Park
On the final day of the 1969 Flat Racing season, Grandstand covers four races from the mixed meeting at this popular Northern Course, including the last flat race of the 1969 season at 4.45.
1.45 Blackpool 'Chase (Handicap) (2 miles)
2.45 Vernons Sprint Cup (6 furlongs)
3.15 Vernons Organisation Stakes (1 1/2 miles)
4.45 Supplementary Plate (1 1/2 miles)
At 1.15 Julian Wilson introduces the highlights and personalities of the 1969 Flat season.

1.55* Indoor Show-Jumping: The BBC Grandstand Trophy Competition
Leading riders compete in the first of four special competitions to be held in the indoor arena at Stoneleigh.

3.20* Rugby League: The Lancashire Cup Final: Leigh v Swinton

4.55 Results Service
Football scores, racing results, and news during the afternoon. Times are subject to alteration.


Presenter: Frank Bough
Presenter (Football Preview): Sam Leitch
Commentator at Smethwick (Motoring): Murray Walker
Commentator (Racing): Peter O'Sullevan
Commentator (Racing): Clive Graham
Presenter (Racing): Julian Wilson
Commentator (Indoor Show-Jumping): Dorian Williams
Commentator at Wigan (Rugby League): Eddie Waring
Producer (Motoring): Brian Johnson
Producer (Racing): Ray Lakeland
Producer (Show-Jumping): Barrie Edgar
Producer (Rugby League): Barney Colehan
Producer (Grandstand): Brian Venner
Editor (Grandstand): Alan Hart

: Star Trek: The Squire of Gothos

The voyages of the Star-Ship Enterprise across man's final frontier-space! Its mission: to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and civilisations, to boldly go where no man has gone before.

When an unknown planet looms into the path of the USS Enterprise it is hardly the time for the helmsman to disappear, and for his successor at the controls to follow suit is somewhat more than inconvenient, especially as he happens to be the Captain!
The urbane anachronistic figure which has uncannily contrived their discomfiture leads Kirk and his crew a merry dance until events take an uglier turn, culminating in a bizarre conclusion.


Captain Kirk: William Shatner
Mr Spock: Leonard Nimoy
Dr McCoy: DeForest Kelley
Sulu: George Takei
Uhura: Nichelle Nichols
Scott: James Doohan
Teresa Ross: Venita Wolf
General Trelane: William Campbell
De Salle: Michael Barrier
Dr Jaeger: Richard Carlyle

: The News


Weatherman: Graham Parker

: Simon Dee

introduces his guests including Bryan Forbes who will he talking about his new film "The Madwoman of Chaillot" and introducing, if humanly possible, one of its stars, Danny Kaye.


Presenter: Simon Dee
Guest: Bryan Forbes
Guest: Danny Kaye
Musical Director: Max Harris
Writer: Joe Steeples
Designer: Ray Price
Director: James Moir
Producer: Richard Drewett

: Dixon of Dock Green: End of a Copper

by N.J. Crisp
Starring Jack Warner

After 28 years in the force, Det-Sgt Frank Harvey had only two years to serve for his pension - but he had a weakness, and everybody knew about it.

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


Writer: N.J. Crisp
Series created by: Ted Willis
Design: Antony Thorpe
Producer/Director: Joe Waters
George Dixon: Jack Warner
Bill Franklin: Michael Stainton
Det.-Sgt. Frank Harvey: Glynn Edwards
Detective Inspector: Ralph Ball
Det.-Sgt. Andy Crawford: Peter Byrne
Det.-Con. Lauderdale: Geoffrey Adams
P.C. Swain: Robert Arnold
Audrey Harvey: Jennifer Wilson
Tommy Gibson: Tommy Godfrey
June Gibson: Lesley Daine
Teddy: Richard Vanstone
Vince: Nigel Gregory
Russ: Barry Stokes
Sgt. Wills: Nicholas Donnelly
Police Surgeon: James Drake

: The Dave Allen Show

Written by Eric Davidson, Bill Stark, and Bernie Sharp and Dave Allen
starring Dave Allen
with special guests Ed Nelson, Dickie Henderson, Maggie Fitzgibbon
Sylvia McNeil, Dick Garner
with the Mavis Ascott Dancers


Writer: Eric Davidson
Writer: Bill Stark
Writer: Bernie Sharp
Writer: Dave Allen
Musical director: Norman Percival
Choreography: Mavis Ascott
Lighting: Cyril Wilkins
Designer: Victor Meredith
Producer: Ernest Maxin
Comedian: Dave Allen
Guest: Ed Nelson
Guest: Dickie Henderson
Singer: Maggie Fitzgibbon
Singer: Sylvia McNeil
Dancer: Dick Garner
Dancers: The Mavis Ascott Dancers

: Three Great Stars: Tyrone Power in Johnny Apollo

The films of three great screen actors - Clark Gable, Spencer Tracy, and, here Tyrone Power
with Dorothy Lamour, Edward Arnold Lloyd Nolan

Tyrone Power's role tonight puts him - at least temporarily - on the wrong side of the law. As Bob Cain, he finds his life in ruins when the father he idolised is gaoled for embezzlement.
At the trial a gangster, Mickey Dwyer - played by Lloyd Nolan - escapes with a 2-year sentence: Bob's father gets 10. Drawing the obvious conclusion it is not long before Bob Cain, college man and banker's son, has become Johnny Apollo - mobster!


Screenplay: Philip Dunne
Screenplay: Rowland Brown
Producer: Darryl F. Zanuck
Directory: Henry Hathaway
Bob Cain: Tyrone Power
'Lucky' Dubarry: Dorothy Lamour
Robert Cain Sr: Edward Arnold
Mickey Dwyer: Lloyd Nolan
Judge Emmett T. Brennan: Charley Grapewin
Jim McLaughlin: Lionel Atwill
Bates: Marc Lawrence
Dr Brown: Jonathan Hale
Piano player: Harry Rosenthal
District Attorney: Russell Hicks
Cellmate: Fuzzy Knight

: The News

Reader Robert Dougall
and Weather


Newsreader: Robert Dougall

: Match of the Day

David Coleman presents football action, interviews and late night soccer news.
The Match of the Day comes from a prominent Football League ground.
Highlights of a second match involving a well-known club in the South-East
(Today's matches are announced at the end of Grandstand)


Presenter: David Coleman
Commentator: Barry Davies
Commentator: Kenneth Wolstenholme
Producer: Alec Weeks
Producer: Richard Tilling
Producer: Jonathan Martin
Editor: Sam Leitch

: 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
Musical memory of the week: Laurie London 'I've got the whole world in my hands' (1957)
Children of the week: Harold Williamson


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

About this project

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.

Through the listings, you will also be able to use the Genome search function to find thousands of radio and TV programmes that are already available to view or listen to on the BBC website.

There are more than 5 million programme listings in Genome. This is a historical record of the planned output and the BBC services of any given time. It should be viewed in this context and with the understanding that it reflects the attitudes and standards of its time - not those of today.

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This internal version of Genome, which includes all the magazine covers, images and articles as well as the programme listings from the Radio Times, is different to the version of BBC Genome that is available externally/to the public. It is only available inside the BBC network.

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