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: Repondez S'il Vous Plait: 6: Une carte pour l'Angleterre

An invitation to learn French with Max Bellancourt
(shown last Sunday)


Presenter: Max Bellancourt

: Wie bitte?: 6

A beginners' course in German.
Introduced by Leslie Banks
(shown last Sunday)


Presenter: Leslie Banks

: Closedown

: Weatherman

Bert Foord looks at the weekend weather


Weatherman: Bert Foord

: Casey Jones: The Lost Train

Searching for the lost Cannonball, Casey helps to capture a dangerous gang.

: Charlie Chaplin: The Tramp

with Edna Purviance, Ben Jamison

Charlie falls for the farmer's daughter and gallantly rescues her from a band of robbers.


The Tramp: Charlie Chaplin
Farmer's Daughter: Edna Purviance
Third Thief: Ben Jamison

: Grandstand

Introduced by Frank Bough
BBC outside broadcast colour cameras bring you 4 1/2 hours of top-class sport, featuring the Rugby League European Champions Cup; Racing from Cheltenham, including the day's top steeplechase, the Mackeson Gold Cup; International Gymnastics; and Motor Racing from Thruxton


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 in today's League games and First Round FA Cup ties.


Presenter: Sam Leitch

: Grandstand: Racing from Cheltenham

1.15 The Coventry Handicap Steeplechase (3 miles 1 furlong)
2.20 The Mackeson Gold Cup Handicap Steeplechase (about 2 miles and a half)
2.55 The November Handicap Steeplechase (2 miles)



Commentator: Peter O'Sullevan
Commentator: Clive Graham
TV presentation: Barrie Edgar

: Grandstand: Motor Racing: The Grandstand Colour Trophy Meeting

featuring the W. D. and H. O. Wills Formula 3 Trophy, and the Osram/G.E.C. Trophy Race for Saloon Cars.


Commentator at Thruxton: Murray Walker
Special Guest Commentator: Graham Hill
TV Presentation: Brian Johnson

: Grandstand: International Gymnastics

The European International Trophy Meeting: a special invitation event at Fairfield Hall, Croydon, featuring the men's and women's individual champions from ten European countries.


Commentator: Alan Weeks
TV Presentation: Alan Mouncer

: Grandstand: The Rugby League European Champions Cup

Leeds (champions of England) v Perpignan (champions of France)
for the Wills Trophy
BBC outside broadcast colour cameras bring you the whole of Rugby League's first European Cup Final.


Commentator at Headingley: Eddie Waring
TV presentation: Ray Lakeland

: Grandstand: Results Service

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


Grandstand presented for television by: Brian Venner
Editor: Alan Hart

: Star Trek: Arena

A treacherous attack obliterates the outpost on Planet Cestus Three and the USS Enterprise hurtles in hot pursuit of a mysterious alien vessel, only to be halted by an incredible occurrence.
The fantastic contest which follows is to try the strength and skill of Captain Kirk to the utmost, but it is not only these attributes which are on trial.


Captain Kirk: William Shatner
Mr Spock: Leonard Nimoy
Dr McCoy: DeForest Kelley
Scott: James Doohan
Sulu: George Takei
Uhura: Nichelle Nichols
A Metron: Carole Shelyne

: The News



Weatherman: Bert Foord

: Simon Dee

introduces his guests



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

: Dixon of Dock Green: The Brimstone Man

by Gerald Kelsey
Starring Jack Warner

Dock Green Police find themselves in an unusual environment following an incident involving one of the students at a girls' teacher training college.
(Peter Byrne is in "There's a Girl in my Soup" at the Comedy Theatre)


Writer: Gerald Kelsey
Series created by: Ted Willis
Design: Daphne Shortman
Programme Co-ordinator: Joe Waters
Producer: Philip Barker
George Dixon: Jack Warner
Det-Sgt Crawford: Peter Byrne
Det-Con Lauderdale: Geoffrey Adams
Sgt Wills: Nicholas Donnelly
PC Swain: Robert Arnold
WPC Reed: Jenny Logan
PC York: Howard Rawlinson
Harold Milton: Norman Bird
Barbara: Vicki Woolf
Jack Long: Jeremy Young
Bill Harrison: Bill Treacher
Penny: Philippa Gail
Joan: Carol Passmore
Ann: Rosemarie Reeves
Peter Clark: John Longman
Brian Parish: Leroy Lingwood
Tate: Ted Carson
Robert Milton: Bill Kenwright
Holt: Roger Ferry
Green: Edwin Brown
Miss Nichols: Brenda Cowling
Alan: Paul Thompson
Mrs Milton: Betty England

: The Harry Secombe Show

Appearing with Harry are Lulu, Arthur Askey, Julian Orchard, Jonathan James
Written by Jimmy Grafton and Stan Mars
('Six-note falsetto giggle': page 22)


Writer: Jimmy Grafton
Writer: Stan Mars
Orchestra directed by: Malcolm Lockyer
Sound: Alan Edmonds
Lighting: Richard Higham
Design: Chris Thompson
Producer: Terry Hughes
Entertainer: Harry Secombe
Singer: Lulu
Comedian: Arthur Askey
[Actor]: Julian Orchard
Performer: Jonathan James

: High Adventure: The Prisoner of Zenda

Tonight's programme, the first in a new season of feature films with action, spectacle, and excitement, stars Stewart Granger, Deborah Kerr, James Mason with Louis Calhern, Jane Greer, Lewis Stone, Robert Douglas.

Stewart Granger plays a dual role in this, the third version of Anthony Hope's famous story about an Englishman whose striking resemblance to Ruritania's ruler involves him in a plot against the throne.
A game of cat-and-mouse with the treacherous Rupert of Hentzau - played with relish by James Mason - culminates in some spectacular sword-play; whilst Princess Flavia (Deborah Kerr) is caught in a romantic dilemma between the King and the handsome impostor.


Author: Anthony Hope
Screenplay: John L. Balderston
Screenplay: Noel Langley
Producer: Pandro S. Berman
Director: Richard Thorpe
Rudolf Rassendyll: Stewart Granger
King Rudolf V: Stewart Granger
Princess Flavia: Deborah Kerr
Rupert of Hentzau: James Mason
Col Zapt: Louis Calhern
Antoinette de Mauban: Jane Greer
The Cardinal: Lewis Stone
Duke Michael: Robert Douglas

: The News

with Richard Baker
and Weather


Newsreader: Richard Baker

: Match of the Day

David Coleman hosts BBC1's first Match of the Day colour coverage direct from one of the Football League's most colourful stadiums. Coleman moves from his match commentary position to the club's trophy-laden boardroom to introduce Soccer's most popular television hour.
Personality interviews and the Saturday-night Soccer Newsdesk.
Also highlights of a second match involving a prominent club in the South-East.
(Today's matches are announced at the end of Grandstand)


Presenter: David Coleman
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: Donald Peers 'In a Shady Nook' (1947)
Children of the week: Harold Williamson
Song of the week: Alex Glasgow


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

: Weatherman, Closedown


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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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