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: Repondez S'il Vous Plait: 8: Vous etes en panne?

An invitation to speak French with Max Bellancourt

(shown last Sunday)


Presenter: Max Bellancourt

: Wie bitte?: Programme 8

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


Presenter: Leslie Banks

: Closedown

: Weatherman

Graham Parker looks at the weekend weather


Weatherman: Graham Parker

: Casey Jones: Night Run

Disaster from a bursting dam threatens the Cannonball Express and a whole valley.

: Charlie Chaplin: The Floorwalker

Charlie runs riot through a large department store, to the consternation of the management.


Impecuneous Customer: Charlie Chaplin

: Grandstand

Introduced by Frank Bough featuring Racing from Newbury including the day's big steeple-chase, the Hennessy Gold Cup; Rugby League; Indoor Show Jumping; and Moto-Cross.

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

1.20, 2.25, 2.55, 3.25* Racing from Newbury
1.30 Speen Novices Hurdle (Div. 1) (2 miles)
2.35 Hennessy Gold Cup (3 miles, 2 furlongs, 82 yards)
3.5 Berkshire Hurdle (2 miles)
3.35 North Street Handicap Chase (2 miles, 160 yards)

3.15, 3.45* Rugby League: Castleford v Wigan

1.55* Indoor Show Jumping: The BBC Grandstand Trophy Competition
Leading riders compete in the second round of this special competition staged in the famous indoor arena at Stoneleigh.

1.40, 2.45, 4.30* Moto-Cross from Naish Hill, Wiltshire:
the first round of a new Grandstand trophy series. (Organised by the West Wilts Motor Club in conjunction with the A-CU).

4.55* Results Service
Times are subject to alteration. Latest football scores, racing results, and news are given throughout the afternoon, and the Teleprinter service is at 4.40*



Presenter: Frank Bough
Presenter (Football Preview): Sam Leitch
Commentator (Racing): Peter O'Sullevan
Commentator (Racing): Clive Graham
TV presentation (Racing): Dennis Monger
Commentator at Castleford (Rugby League): Eddie Waring
TV presentation (Rugby League): Ray Lakeland
Commentator (Indoor Show Jumping): Dorian Williams
TV presentation (Indoor Show Jumping): Barrie Edgar
Commentator (Moto-Cross): Murray Walker
TV presentation (Moto-Cross): Richard Tilling
Grandstand presented for television by: Brian Venner
Editor: Alan Hart

: Star Trek: This Side of Paradise

Given the grim task of seeking survivors on Omicron Ceti III, which has become exposed to deadly rays, Captain Kirk is astounded to find everyone well. Furthermore, the colonists are content with their condition.
Kirk is baffled, then enraged, at the insidious effect their behaviour has on his crew, even the un-impressionable Mr Spock...


Captain Kirk: William Shatner
Mr Spock: Leonard Nimoy
Dr McCoy: DeForest Kelley
Sulu: George Takei
Elias Sandaval: Frank Overton
Leila: Jill Ireland

: The News



Weatherman: Graham Parker

: 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 Jelly Man

by N.J. Crisp
Starring Jack Warner

"Any safes get blown, I'm looking for a jelly man, right? - in my book that's you, Monty. You'll be inside so fast your feet won't touch the ground." But if you're 50 years old and you need a large sum of money quickly, is it worth ignoring the CID man's warning?
(Peter Byrne is in "There's a Girl in My Soup" at the Comedy, London)


Writer: N.J. Crisp
Series created by: Ted Willis
Design: Keith Cheetham
Produced and directed by: Joe Waters
George Dixon: Jack Warner
Monty Pitman: George A. Cooper
John Donnelly: Dallas Cavell
Tim Baker: Frank Jarvis
Det-Sgt Andy Crawford: Peter Byrne
Det-Con Lauderdale: Geoffrey Adams
Harry Fisher: Derek Benfield
Linda: Alison Frazer
Lucy Farmer: Hazel Bainbridge
Sue: Mandy Harper
Finch: Ben Howard
Tina Pitman: Tessa Wyatt
Sgt Wills: Nicholas Donnelly
PC Swain: Robert Arnold
Doctor: Geoffrey Hinsliff
Safe expert: Geoffrey Russell

: The Harry Secombe Show

Appearing with Harry Secombe Cilla Black, Rolf Harris, Mary Hopkin, Julian Orchard
As well as three top singers - Cilla with her own BBC series, Rolf just back from the US, and Mary Hopkin our Singer for Europe - tonight's show features Julian Orchard, the tall thin comedian who played Snodgrass to Harry Secombe's Mr Pickwick.
Written by Jimmy Grafton and Stan Mars



Writer: Jimmy Grafton
Writer: Stan Mars
Orchestra directed by: Malcolm Lockyer
Sound: Alan Edmonds
Lighting: Richard Higham
Design: Chris Thompson
Director: Colin Charman
Producer: Terry Hughes
Entertainer: Harry Secombe
Singer: Cilla Black
Singer: Rolf Harris
Singer: Mary Hopkin
Comedian: Julian Orchard

: High Adventure: The Bravados

Tonight's presentation in this season of feature films with action, spectacle, and excitement stars Gregory Peck with Joan Collins, Stephen Boyd

Gregory Peck gives an impressive performance as a man with a mission - to avenge the death of his wife. It takes him on an exciting and eventful trail of the men he believes are responsible - four deadly outlaws.
British actress Joan Collins and Irish-Canadian Stephen Boyd are featured in leading roles - Boyd as a handsome but vicious killer.


Screenplay: Philip Yordan
Based on the novel by: Frank O'Rourke
Producer: Herbert B. Swope Jr.
Director: Henry King
Jim Douglas: Gregory Peck
Josefa Velarde: Joan Collins
Bill Zachary: Stephen Boyd
Ed Taylor: Albert Salmi
Lujan: Herny Silva
Emma: Kathleen Gallant

: The News

With Robert Dougall
and Weather


Newsreader: Robert Dougall

: Match of the Day

One hour of football action plus personality interviews introduced by David Coleman
Match of the Day comes from a well-known Football League ground.
Also highlights of a second match involving a prominent club in the South-East



Presenter/commentator: David Coleman
Commentator: Kenneth Wolstenholme
Producer: John McGonagle
Producer: Alec Weeks
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: Reg Dixon 'Confidentially' (1949)
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 Wadleich
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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