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: Weatherman

Bert Foord looks at the weekend weather


Weatherman: Bert Foord

: Casey Jones: The Treasure of Sam Bass

Casey Junior finds an intriguing treasure map.

: Zokko!

All for fun! Fun for all!
with Skayn and the Moon People: 3: 'Get back to earth and leave us...'
with the voices of Sheelagh McGrath, Gordon Clyde, Anthony Jackson, and pictures by Leslie Caswell
Fantasy in flames...! Ranny Cool
plus some jokes and songs


Voices (Skayn and the Moon People): Sheelagh McGrath
Voices (Skayn and the Moon People): Gordon Clyde
Voices (Skayn and the Moon People): Anthony Jackson
Pictures (Skayn and the Moon People): Leslie Caswell
Performer: Ranny Cool
Zokko! music: Brian Fahey
Animation: Ted Lewis
Producer: Paul Ciani
Producer: Molly Cox

: Grandstand

Introduced by Frank Bough featuring International Rugby Union, England v South Africa - coverage of the whole match at Twickenham, the first International of the season for England and the second for the Sixth Springboks.
Also in Grandstand: Racing from Ascot, including the day's major steeplechase, the S.G.B. Handicap; and International Table Tennis, in which England's top three players take on one of Europe's strongest teams.

12.55* Football Preview
Introduced by Sam Leitch

1.20, 1.50, 2.25* Racing from Ascot
1.30 Copper Horse Hurdle (2 miles)
2.0 Reynoldstown Handicap Steeplechase (3 miles and 5 furlongs)
2.35 S.G.B. Handicap Steeplechase (2 miles)

1.40, 2.10* Table Tennis: England v Sweden for the Coca-Cola Trophy

2.50* Rugby Union: England v South Africa
News and comment from Cliff Morgan

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 Northampton (Table Tennis): Max Robertson
TV presentation (Table Tennis): Fred Viner
Commentator at Twickenham (Rugby Union): Bill McLaren
Presenter (Rugby Union): Cliff Morgan
TV presentation (Rugby Union): Alan Mouncer
Grandstand presented for television by: Brian Venner.
Editor: Alan Hart

: Star Trek: The Conscience of the King

However well intentioned, the deception which diverts the USS Enterprise off course raises the curtain on the last scene of a drama which began 20 years ago with a slaughter of innocents.
The Bard of Avon declared all the world a stage, but Captain Kirk takes Shakespeare a stage further - into space - and tragically finds his Ophelia.


Captain Kirk: William Shatner
Mr Spock: Leonard Nimoy
Dr McCoy: DeForest Kelley
Dr Leighton: William Sargent
Anton Karidian: Arnold Moss
Lenore: Barbara Anderson

: 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

: High Adventure: The Adventures of Robin Hood

Tonight's presentation in this season of feature films with action, spectacle and excitement stars Errol Flynn with Olivia de Havilland, Basil Rathbone, Claude Rains, Alan Hale

A legendary adventure film from Hollywood's greatest era and Errol Flynn in his most famous role. Staged at a pace that remains unmatched, the action reaches its climax with a splendid duel between Robin and the rascally Sir Guy, played with relish by Basil Rathbone. Olivia de Havilland is a winning Maid Marian and Claude Rains makes a villainous King John.


Screenplay: Norman Reilly
Screenplay: Seton I. Miller
Producer: Hal Wallis
Director: Michael Curtiz
Robin Hood: Errol Flynn
Maid Marian: Olivia de Havilland
Sir Guy of Gisbourne: Basil Rathbone
Prince John: Claude Rains
Will Scarlet: Patric Knowles
Friar Tuck: Eugene Pallette
Little John: Alan Hale
High Sheriff of Nottingham: Melville Cooper
King Richard: Ian Hunter
Bess: Una O'Connor

: Dixon of Dock Green: Bobby

Written by N.J. Crisp
Starring Jack Warner

Once in a while the police encounter a criminal for whom even they feel sorry. Bobby Brown is just such a character.

(Peter Byrne is in 'There's a Girl in my Soup' at the Comedy Theatre; Charles Rea in 'The Magistrate' at the Cambridge Theatre, London)


Writer: N.J. Crisp
Series created by: Ted Willis
Designer: Keith Cheetham
Programme Co-ordinator: Joe Waters
Producer: Robin Nash
George Dixon: Jack Warner
Bobby Brown: Barry Jackson
Mr Martin: James Ottoway
Mr Green: Sydney Tafler
Det Sgt Andy Crawford: Peter Byrne
Dennis Brown: Brent Hartstone
John Brown: Wayde Barker
Mary Brown: Anne Stallybrass
Sgt Wills: Nicholas Donnelly
Mr Powell: George Roubicek
Foreman: Charles Rea
Man: Terry Bale
Maurice Gray: Emrys Jones
Debbie Franklin: Wanda Ventham
Waitress: Sandra Hale
Bus conductor: Alistair Bain
Old lady: Nan Braunton
PC Swain: Robert Arnold
Det-Con Lauderdale: Geoffrey Adams

: The Morecambe and Wise Show

Written by Eddie Braben
Starring Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise
Eric and Ernie's guests: Juliet Mills, Moira Anderson, The Pattersons, Kenny Ball and his Jazzmen
and featuring Ann Hamilton
with Janet Webb, Lynda Thomas
(first shown on BBC2)


Writer: Eddie Braben
Orchestra directed by: Peter Knight
Special Effects: John Horton
Costumes: Sonia Kerr
Design: Robert MacGowan
Producer: John Ammonds
Comedian: Eric Morecambe
Comedian: Ernie Wise
[Actress]: Juliet Mills
Singer: Moira Anderson
Musicians: The Pattersons
Musicians: Kenny Ball and his Jazzmen
[Actress]: Ann Hamilton
[Actress]: Janet Webb
[Actress]: Lynda Thomas

: The News

With Richard Baker and Weather


Newsreader: Richard Baker

: Match of the Day

Barry Davies introduces two-match action, personality interviews, and the late-night Saturday soccer newsdesk.
Match of the Day comes from one of England's leading soccer grounds.
Also highlights of a second prominent Football League match featuring a club in the South-East.
(Today's matches are announced at the end of Grandstand)


Presenter/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, Sean O'Reilly take a look at some of the things that happened - and some of the things that didn't.
Musical memory of the week: David Whitfield 'Cara mia' (1954)
Children of the week: Harold Williamson
Song of the week: Jake Thackray


Presenter: Bernard Braden
Reporter: John Pitman
Reporter: Esther Rantzen
Reporter: Sean O'Reilly
Interviewer: Harold Williamson
Singer: Jake Thackray
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.

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.

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