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: Square Two: 10: Making chance work

A second start in mathematics
Presented by Stewart Gartside


Presenter: Stewart Gartside

: Repondez S'il Vous Plait: 20: Quel bouquet!

An invitation to speak French with Max Bellancourt


Presenter: Max Bellancourt

: Wie bitte?: Programme 20

A beginners' course in German
Introduced by Leslie Banks


Presenter: Leslie Banks

: Closedown

: Weatherman

Graham Parker looks at the weekend weather


Weatherman: Graham Parker

: Marine Boy

A cartoon film series
The underwater adventures of Marine Boy, the Ocean Patrol, and the white dolphin, Splasher

: Circus Boy: The Little Fugitive

A series of adventures set under the Big Top.

Joey's friend Arthur has to prove to young Robin that he's a tough guy...


Corky: Mickey Braddock
Joey the Clown: Noah Beery
Big Tim Champion: Robert Lowery
Pete the Canvasman: Guinn Williams
Arthur Pincus: John Hubbard
Julie Treadway: Millie Doff
Robin Treadway: Harvey Grant

: Grandstand

Introduced by Frank Bough direct from Murrayfield featuring International Rugby Union, Scotland v England: BBC outside broadcast cameras cover the whole of this afternoon's 77th Calcutta Cup match. Scotland will be looking for their first win in this year's International Championship; while for England, after their narrow defeat by Wales, victory could keep alive their hopes of sharing the Championship.
Also in Grandstand: Racing from Newcastle, including the Matfen Handicap Chase; the Rugby League Cup semi-final-the winners of today's match meet the winners of the second semi-final (to be played in two weeks' time) at Wembley on 9 May; and some of the outstanding bouts from the Welsh ABA Championships.

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; 1.50; 2.20* Racing from Newcastle
1.30 Staple Novices' Hurdle Race (Div 1) (2 miles and about 60 yds)
2.0 Matfen Handicap Steeplechase (2 miles and a half)
2.30 Whittingham Handicap Hurdle Race (2 miles and about 60 yards)

1.40; 2.40* Welsh ABA Championships

2.50* Rugby Union: Scotland v England
The whole of today's Calcutta Cup match at Murrayfield.
Commentator Bill McLaren with summaries by Cliff Morgan (who previews the match at 1.10*)

4.30* Rugby League Cup Semi-final
The closing stages of today's first semi-final.

4.55* Results Service
Latest football scores, racing results, and news throughout the afternoon. Timings are subject to alteration in order to keep up to date with events.


Presenter: Frank Bough
Presenter (Football Preview): Sam Leitch
Commentator (Racing): Peter O'Sullevan
Commentator (Racing): Clive Graham
TV Presentation (Racing): Ray Lakeland
Commentator at Penarth (Welsh ABA Championships): Harry Carpenter
TV Presentation (Welsh ABA Championships): David Brace
Commentator (Rugby Union): Bill McLaren
Summaries/Presenter (Rugby Union): Cliff Morgan
TV Presentation (Rugby Union): Bill Malcolm
Commentator (Rugby League Cup): Eddie Waring
TV Presentation (Rugby League Cup): Nick Hunter
Grandstand presented for television by: Brian Venner
Editor: Alan Hart

: Dr Who: The Ambassadors of Death: Part 1

by David Whitaker
Starring Jon Pertwee
with Caroline John and Nicholas Courtney

After months of silence, Mars Probe 7 is on its way back to Earth. But the Doctor suspects that something has gone terribly wrong in space...


Writer: David Whitaker
Title Music: Ron Grainer and the BBC Radiophonic Workshop
Incidental Music: Dudley Simpson
Visual Effects: Peter Day
Visual Effects: Ian Scoones
Costumes: Christine Rawlins
Make-up: Marion Richards
Script Editor: Terrance Dicks
Designer: David Myerscough-Jones
Producer: Barry Letts
Director: Michael Ferguson
Taltalian: Robert Cawdron
Van Lyden: Ric Felgate
Ralph Cornish: Ronald Allen
Brigadier Lethbridge Stewart: Nicholas Courtney
John Wakefield: Michael Wisher
Dr Who: Jon Pertwee
Liz Shaw: Caroline John
Miss Rutherford: Cheryl Molineaux
Carrington: John Abineri
Grey: Ray Armstrong
Collinson: Robert Robertson

: The Debbie Reynolds Show: Diamonds are a Girl's Worst Friend

Another hilarious episode in the life of the delectable Debbie Reynolds starring as Debbie Thompson with the family she delights, mystifies, and maddens...

This week: Diamonds are a Girl's Worst Friend ...proved right up to the hilt in a gem of a story!


Debbie Thompson: Debbie Reynolds
Husband Jim: Don Chastain
Sister Charlotte: Patricia Smith
Brother-in-law Bob: Tom Bosley
Nephew Bruce: Bobby Riha

: The News


Weatherman: Graham Parker

: It's Cliff Richard

with Una Stubbs, Hank Marvin featuring Nanette

Tonight Cliff, Hank, and Una will be keeping their fingers crossed for Mary Hopkin who'll be singing her 'Song for Europe' in Amsterdam, in this year's Eurovision Song Contest (BBC1 10.0).
Norrie Paramor and his Orchestra


Singer/Presenter: Cliff Richard
Performer: Una Stubbs
Guitarist/Performer: Hank Marvin
Singer: Nanette
Vocal backings: The Breakaways
Choreography: Nita Howard
Musicians: Norrie Paramor and his Orchestra
Sound: Larry Goodson
Lighting: Peter Smee
Script: Eric Davidson
Design: David Drewery
Production: Michael Hurll

: High Adventure: Two Flags West

Tonight's presentation in this season of feature films stars Joseph Cotten, Linda Darnell, Jeff Chandler, Cornel Wilde with Dale Robertson, Jay C. Flippen

At the end of the American Civil War a troop of Confederate soldiers are granted amnesty by President Lincoln to help fight against the Indians in the West.


Writer/Producer: Casey Robinson
Director: Robert Wise
Col Clay Tucker: Joseph Cotten
Elena Kenniston: Linda Darnell
Kenniston: Jeff Chandler
Capt Mark Bradford: Cornel Wilde
Lem: Dale Robertson
Sgt Terrance Duey: Jay C. Flippen

: The Black and White Minstrel Show

Television's fastest spectacular bringing back the Magic of the Minstrels
Starring The Mitchell Minstrels
featuring John Boulter, Dai Francis, Margaret Savage, Andy Cole, Peter Kaye
with The Television Toppers
and Les Rawlings, Elspeth Hands, Delia Wicks, Benny Garcia, Les Want, Jean McGuire, Johnny Vyvyan

(The Black and White Minstrels are appearing in "Magic of the Minstrels" at the Victoria Palace, London, and in "The Black and White Minstrel Show" at the Alhambra Theatre, Bradford)


Singer: John Boulter
Singer: Dai Francis
Singer: Margaret Savage
Singer: Andy Cole
Comedian: Peter Kaye
Dancers: The Television Toppers
Singer: Les Rawlings
Dancer: Elspeth Hands
Dancer: Delia Wicks
Singer: Benny Garcia
Singer: Les Want
Singer/Dancer: Jean McGuire
Comedian: Johnny Vyvyan
Orchestra conducted by/Vocal arrangements: George Mitchell
Orchestra conducted by/Orchestrations: Alan Bristow
Orchestra leader: Freddie Clayton
Choreography: Ralph Tobert
Additional material: Alan Field
Additional material: Peter Robinson
Costumes: Joyce Mortlock
Lighting: Tom Moncrieff
Settings: Martin Collins
Devised and produced by: George Inns

: A Man Called Ironside: The Prophecy

A Man Called Ironside criminal investigator extraordinary
A film series starring Raymond Burr as Robert Ironside, Don Galloway as Det-Sgt Brown, Barbara Anderson as Officer Eve Whitfield, Don Mitchell as Mark Sanger
Guest star, Martha Scott

A fortune-teller with a reputation for uncanny accuracy predicts impending danger for Ironside - and death.


Robert Ironside: Raymond Burr
Det-Sgt Brown: Don Galloway
Officer Eve Whitfield: Barbara Anderson
Mark Sanger: Don Mitchell
Francine Miller: Martha Scott

: The News

With Kenneth Kendall and Weather


Newsreader: Kenneth Kendall

: Eurovision Song Contest

for the Grand Prix of 1970
From the Amsterdam International Congress Centre

The international final to decide this year's winning song
The United Kingdom entry sung by Mary Hopkin
Singers in order of appearance:
Netherlands - The Hearts of Soul, soloist Patricia
Switzerland - Henri Des
Italy - Gianni Morandi
Yugoslavia - Eva Srsen
Belgium - Jean Vallee
France - Guy Bonnet
United Kingdom - Mary Hopkin
Luxembourg - David Alexandre Winter
Spain - Julio Iglesias
Monaco - Dominique Dussault
Germany - Katya Ebstein
Ireland - Dana

NOS Orchestra: musical director Dolf van Der Linden
Scene described by David Gell


Singers: (Netherlands): The Hearts of Soul
Soloist (The Hearts of Soul): Patricia
Singer (Switzerland): Henri Des
Singer (Italy): Gianni Morandi
Singer (Yugoslavia): Eva Srsen
Singer (Belgium): Jean Vallee
Singer (France): Guy Bonnet
Singer (United Kingdom): Mary Hopkin
Singer (Luxembourg): David Alexandre Winter
Singer (Spain): Julio Iglesias
Singer (Monaco): Dominique Dussault
Singer (Germany): Katya Ebstein
Singer (Ireland): Dana
Musicians: NOS Orchestra
Musical director: Dolf van Der Linden
Commentator: David Gell
Producer: Warner van Kampen

: Match of the Day

David Coleman presents two-match action and the top news and views of the Saturday fixture list. Match of the Day comes from a well - known Football League ground.

Highlights of a second match involving a prominent club in the South-East.

(Today's matches to be announced at the end of Grandstand)


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

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