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: Weatherman

Jack Scott looks at the weekend weather


Weatherman: Jack Scott

: Grandstand

from Holland and Britain
Featuring International Swimming
Introduced by Frank Bough

12.55* Football Preview
Today is the opening day of the Home International Tournament. Sam Leitch introduces a preview of today's matches: Wales v England, N Ireland v Scotland. With the BBC's team of experts are Joe Mercer and Don Revie.

1.20* Rugby Union Preview
Today England meet France, in Paris, in the final International of the season. Cliff Morgan previews the game and looks back.

1.30; 2.5; 2.35* Badminton Horse Trials

1.50; 2.20; 2.50; 3.20* Racing from Newbury
2.0 St Anne 's Stakes (5 furlongs)
2.30 Greenham Stakes (7 furlongs)
3.0 Newbury Spring Cup (1 mile)
3.30 John Porter Stakes (11 miles)

3.5; 3.35; 4.30* International Swimming
The first day of the annual Six Nations Tournament in which the top swimmers from Great Britain, Holland, France, West Germany, Italy, and Sweden are competing in Amsterdam.
TV presentation by Dutch TV

3.45* Rugby League
The second half of one of today's top games in the Championship

5.0* Results Service

Grandstand Timetable:
12.55 Football preview
1.20 Rugby Union preview
1.30 Badminton Horse Trials
1.50 Racing from Newbury
2.5 Badminton Horse Trials
2.20 Racing from Newbury
2.35 Badminton Horse Trials
2.50 Racing from Newbury
3.5 International Swimming
3.20 Racing from Newbury
3.35 International Swimming
3.45 Rugby League
4.30 International Swimming
5.0 Results Service
(Times are subject to alteration)


Presenter: Frank Bough
Presenter (Football Preview): Sam Leitch
Analysis (Football Preview): Joe Mercer
Analysis (Football Preview): Don Revie
Presenter (Rugby Union Preview): Cliff Morgan
Commentator (Badminton Horse Trials): Dorian Williams
TV Presentation (Badminton Horse Trials): Peter Bale
Commentator (Racing): Peter O'Sullevan
Commentator (Racing): Clive Graham
TV Presentation (Racing): Dennis Monger
Commentator (International Swimming): Max Robertson
Commentator (International Swimming): Harry Walker
Commentator (Rugby League): Eddie Waring
TV Presentation (Rugby League): Ray Lakeland
Grandstand presented for television by: Richard Tilling.
Editor: Alan Hart

: Dr Who: The Ambassadors of Death: Part 5

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

The Doctor prepares to blast off, unaware that his rocket has been sabotaged. In space a new danger awaits him.


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
First Astronaut: Ric Felgate
Quinlan: Dallas Cavell
Dr Who: Jon Pertwee
Brigadier Lethbridge Stewart: Nicholas Courtney
Liz Shaw: Caroline John
Lennox: Cyril Shaps
Astronaut: Steve Peters
Astronaut: Neville Simons
Sergeant Benton: John Levene
Reegan: William Dysart
Flynn: Tony Harwood
Ralph Cornish: Ronald Allen
General Carrington: John Abineri
Control Room Assistant: Joanna Ross
Control Room Assistant: Carl Conway
Private Parker: James Clayton

: The Debbie Reynolds Show: Those Dangerous Years

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

This week: Those Dangerous Years ...when a wife fancies her husband fancies someone else!


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: Jack Scott

: Dad's Army: The Lion Has Phones

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

The Lion has Phones - in which an enemy aircraft crash-lands in the town reservoir and our heroes make the crew surrender.

The voice of Bud Flanagan


Writer: Jimmy Perry
Writer/Producer: David Croft
Voice (singer, signature tune): Bud Flanagan
Design: Paul Joel
Director: Harold Snoad
Captain 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
The ARP Warden: Bill Pertwee
The Telephone operator: Avril Angers
Lt Hope Bruce: Timothy Carlton
Ladies in the queue: Pamela Cundell
Ladies in the queue: Bernadette Milnes
Ladies in the queue: Olive Mercer
Betty: Linda James
Sgt Waller: Stanley McGeagh
Doreen: Gilda Perry
Mr Cheesewright: Richard Jacques
The Boys: Colin Daniels
The Boys: Carson Green

: 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, Les Want, Jean McGuire, Ann Emery, Johnny Vyvyan


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: Les Want
Singer/Dancer: Jean McGuire
Performer: Ann Emery
Comedian: Johnny Vyvyan
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

: International Match of the Day: Wales v England

from Ninian Park, Cardiff

The opening match in the 1969-70 Home International tournament. This week-long series involves England (the holders), Scotland, Northern Ireland, and Wales. Soccer experts Joe Mercer, manager of Manchester City, Don Revie, manager of Leeds United


Commentator: David Coleman
Analysis: Joe Mercer
Analysis: Don Revie
TV Presentation: John McGonagle
Producer: Alec Weeks
Producer: Jonathan Martin
Editor: Sam Leitch

: The News

With Robert Dougall
and Weather


Newsreader: Robert Dougall

: The Saturday Thriller: Cape Fear

Tonight's presentation in this season of feature films stars Gregory Peck, Robert Mitchum with Polly Bergen, Martin Balsam, Jack Kruschen, Telly Savalas

Sam Bowden, a respectable small-town lawyer, finds his family being terrorised by Max Cady, a sadistic ex-convict seeking revenge. Cady is careful to remain within the letter of the law, and before long Bowden is himself contemplating violence...
Two of Hollywood's most popular and durable leading men, Gregory Peck and Robert Mitchum, co-star as lawyer Bowden and convict Cady in this gripping drama of suspense.


Screenplay: James R. Webb
From the novel "The Executioners" by: John D. MacDonald
Producer: Sy Bartlett
Director: J. Lee Thompson
Sam Bowden: Gregory Peck
Max Cady: Robert Mitchum
Peggy Bowden: Polly Bergen
Nancy Bowden: Lori Martin
Mark Dutton: Martin Balsam
Dave Grafton: Jack Kruschen
Charles Sievers: Telly Savalas

: 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.
Guest singer: Shirley Harmer
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
Singer: Shirley Harmer
Interviewer: Harold Williamson
Singer: Jake Thackray
Director: Simon Wadleigh
Producer: Adam Clapham
Editor: Desmond Wilcox
Editor: Bill Morton

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