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: 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: White Eagle

A series of adventures set under the Big Top

Corky intervenes when Chief Spotted Horse and his tribe are unjustly accused of horse-stealing.


Corky: Mickey Braddock
Joey the Clown: Noah Beery
Big Tim: Robert Lowery
Pete: Guinn Williams
Chief Spotted Horse: Ralph Moody

: Grandstand

Introduced by David Coleman direct from Aintree
featuring The Grand National: BBC colour outside broadcast cameras bring you the world's greatest steeplechase.

Also in Grandstand: International Rugby Union, Wales v France - the second half of today's match at Cardiff Arms Park which will have a vital bearing on the International Championship; Rugby League Cup Semi-final, Castleford v St Helens; Fight of the Week.

12.45; 1.40* Grand National Day at Aintree
12.45* David Coleman sets the scene and talks to some of the leading jockeys.
1.40* A jockey's-eye view of the famous Aintree fences.
2.0 Liverpool Hurdle (over 2 miles 100 yards)
2.10* Action film of the fancied Grand National runners.
2.35 Hylton Stakes (over 6 furlongs)
2.40* A final check on the runners and riders, and coverage of the Grand National parade.
at 3.20 The Grand National
BBC outside broadcast cameras capture the thrills of Becher's, Valentine's, The Chair, and the rest of the formidable National course as the world's top steeple-chasers battle over 4 miles 856 yards for a first prize of £17,500.

1.5* Football Preview
Introduced by Sam Leitch

1.20* Fight of the Week: Jimmy Tibbs (West Ham) v Johnny Kramer (West Ham)
Highlights of this middleweight fight at York Hall, Bethnal Green.

3.40* Rugby Union: Wales v France
The second half of today's vital International match at Cardiff.
Commentator Bill McLaren with summaries by Cliff Morgan

4.30* Rugby League Cup Semi-final: Castleford v St Helens
Live coverage from Swinton of the last half-hour of today's semi-final to decide who meets Wigan in the final at Wembley on 9 May.

5.0* Results Service
Football, racing, and rugby results, and action from today's sport.


Presenter: David Coleman
Commentator (The Grand National): Peter O'Sullevan
Commentator (The Grand National): Clive Graham
Commentator (The Grand National): Julian Wilson
TV Presentation (The Grand National): Ray Lakeland
TV Presentation (The Grand National): Dennis Monger
Presenter (Football Preview): Sam Leitch
Boxer (Fight of the Week): Jimmy Tibbs
Boxer (Fight of the Week): Johnny Kramer
Commentator (Fight of the Week): Harry Carpenter
Commentator (Rugby Union): Bill McLaren
Summaries (Rugby Union): Cliff Morgan
TV Presentation (Rugby Union): Dewi Griffiths
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 3

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

The mystery of the missing astronauts deepens and the Doctor's investigations put Liz in terrible danger.


Writer: David Whitaker
Title Music: Ron Grainer and the BBC Radiophonic Workshop
Incidental Music: Dudley Simpson
Script Editor: Terrance Dicks
Designer: David Myerscough-Jones
Producer: Barry Letts
Director: Michael Ferguson
Liz Shaw: Caroline John
Van Lyden: Ric Felgate
Ralph Cornish: Ronald Allen
Dr Who: Jon Pertwee
Brigadier Lethbridge Stewart: Nicholas Courtney
Astronaut: Steve Peters
Astronaut: Neville Simons
Heldorf: Gordon Sterne
Carrington: John Abineri
Quinlan: Dallas Cavell
Reegan: William Dysart
Lennox: Cyril Shaps

: The Debbie Reynolds Show: Hurray for Our Side

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

This week: Hurray for Our Side ...or cheers for Debbie's lot!


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

: The News


Weatherman: Graham Parker

: Dad's Army: The Armoured Might of Lance Corporal Jones

by Jimmy Perry and David Croft
Starring Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier and Clive Dunn
featuring John Laurie as Pte Frazer, James Beck as Pte Walker, Arnold Ridley as Pte Godfrey, Ian Lavender as Pte Pike

In which our heroes add an armoured car to their fighting strength.

Writer-producer David Croft with his co-author Jimmy Perry received the Writers Guild of Great Britain 1969 Award for the Best British Comedy Script for their work on Dad's Army.

Signature tune by Jimmy Perry and Derek Taverner, played by the Band of the Coldstream Guards conducted by their Director of Music, Capt Trevor L. Sharpe


Writer/Signature tune: Jimmy Perry
Writer/Producer: David Croft
The voice of [singer, signature tune]: Bud Flanagan
Signature tune: Derek Taverner
Signature tune played by: The Band of the Coldstream Guards
Conductor: Trevor L. Sharpe
Design: Paul Joel
Capt Mainwaring: Arthur Lowe
Sgt Wilson: John Le Mesurier
Lance Corporal Jones: Clive Dunn
Pte Frazer: John Laurie
Pte Walker: James Beck
Pte Godfrey: Arnold Ridley
Pte Pike: Ian Lavender
Mrs Pike: Janet Davies
ARP Warden: Bill Pertwee
Vicar: Frank Williams
Mrs Fox: Pamela Cundell
Miss Meadows: Jean St Clair
Angry Man: Nigel Hawthorne
Mrs Peters: Queenie Watts
Mrs Casson: Olive Mercer
Old Man: Harold Bennett
Raymond: Dick Haydon

: High Adventure: Treasure of the Golden Condor

Tonight's presentation in this season of feature films stars Cornel Wilde, Constance Smith, Finlay Currie

Cornel Wilde faces the perils of the Guatemalan jungle when - as a French nobleman, cheated of his inheritance - he joins a dangerous quest for the treasure of the lost Mayan civilisation.
Written and directed by Delmer Daves

For the Deaf
Synopses are available for these forthcoming plays on BBC1: for adults, Z Cars (13, 14, 20, 21 April); The Force of Circumstance (23 April); Doomwatch (6 April); The Doctors (29, 30 April, 6, 7 May); for children, Dr Who (4 April-2 May); The Children of Totem Town (8-29 April); Belle and Sebastian (6-27 April). Write to [address removed].


From a novel by: Edison Marshall
Producer: Jules Buck
Writer/Director: Delmer Daves
Jean-Paul: Cornel Wilde
Clara: Constance Smith
MacDougal: Finlay Currie
Pierre: Walter Hampden
Marie: Anne Bancroft
Marquis: George MacReady

: 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

(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/Presenter: 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
Orchestra leader: Freddie Clayton
Orchestra conducted by/Vocal arrangements: George Mitchell
Orchestra conducted by/Orchestrations: Alan Bristow
Choreography: Ralph Tobert
Additional material: Alan Field
Additional material: Peter Robinson
Settings: Martin Collins
Devised and produced by: George Inns

: A Man Called Ironside: Reprise

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

Eve is shot and critically wounded by a murderer.


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

: The News

With Kenneth Kendall and Weather


Newsreader: Kenneth Kendall

: Match of the Day: Grand National Special

Association Football
The last Saturday of the Football League programme sees Match of the Day at a well-known ground highlighting one of the key end-of-the-season soccer issues.
Highlights of a second match involving a prominent club in the South-East.
(Today's matches to be announced at the end of Grandstand)

The Grand National
Another chance to see the world's most famous steeplechase, run this afternoon at Aintree


Commentator (Association Football): Kenneth Wolstenholme
Commentator (Association Football): Barry Davies
Producer (Association Football): Alec Weeks
Producer (Association Football): John McGonagle
Producer (Association Football): Jonathan Martin
Commentator (The Grand National): Peter O'Sullevan
Commentator (The Grand National): Julian Wilson
TV Presentation (The Grand National): Ray Lakeland
TV Presentation (The Grand National): Dennis Monger
TV Presentation (The Grand National): Alan Mouncer
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: Ronnie Carroll 'Walk hand in hand' (1956)
Children: Harold Williamson
Song of the week: Jake Thackray


Presenter: Bernard Braden
Reporter: John Pitman
Reporter: Esther Rantzen
Reporter: Sean O'Reilly
Singer: Ronnie Carroll
Interviewer: Harold Williamson
Singer: Jake Thackray
Director: Simon Wadleigh
Producer: Adam Clapham
Editor: Desmond Wilcox
Editor: Bill Morton

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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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