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: Square Two: 11: Continuous Change

A second start in mathematics

Nine-year-olds building squares introduce the first of 10 programmes on Calculus, the mathematics of change.
Presented by Bill Coleman


Presenter: Bill Coleman

: Repondez S'il Vous Plait: 21: Il fait bon ici!

An invitation to speak French with Max Bellancourt


Presenter: Max Bellancourt

: Wie bitte?: Programme 21

A beginners' course in German
Introduced by Leslie Banks


Presenter: Leslie Banks

: Cricket: The Gillette Cup: First Round: Yorkshire v Surrey

The start of play direct from Harrogate
The Cup holders face a stern challenge from a powerful Surrey side out for revenge after Yorkshire's easy victory at The Oval in last year's Gillette Cup.
(Also in Grandstand from 2.0: see p 6)

: Weatherman

Jack Scott looks at the weekend weather


Weatherman: Jack Scott

: Grandstand

featuring International Swimming, Gillette Cup Cricket, Racing, Boxing
Introduced by Frank Bough

12.55* Football Preview
Sam Leitch introduces a preview of today's final matches in the Home International Championship: Scotland v England and Wales v N Ireland

1.20; 2.20; 2.50; 3.20* Racing from Nottingham
1.30 Maid Marion Apprentice Selling Handicap (141 miles)
2.30 Grand Stand Handicap (li miles)
3.0 Castle Stakes (6 furlongs)
3.30 Meadow Lane Handicap (5 furlongs)

1.35* Fight of the Week: Bantamweight Championship of Great Britain
Alan Rudkin (Liverpool) v Johnny Clark (London) (Champion)
Highlights of this title fight

2.0; 2.35; 3.35; 4.45* International Swimming: Great Britain v Russia
The first full international to be staged in the Royal Commonwealth Pool, built by Edinburgh Corporation for the 1970 games.

2.0; 3.5; 3.35* Gillette Cup Cricket: Yorkshire v Surrey
Outside Broadcast coverage of today's big first round tie at Harrogate in which Yorkshire begin the defence of the Gillette Cup trophy they won last season.

5.0* Results Service
including racing and football results, cricket scores, and all today's sporting news.

Grandstand Timetable:
12.55 Football Preview
1.20 Racing from Nottingham
1.35 Boxing
2.0 Cricket/Swimming
2.20 Racing from Nottingham
2.35 Swimming
2.50 Racing from Nottingham
3.5 Cricket
3.20 Racing from Nottingham
3.35 Swimming/Cricket
4.40 Football results
4.45 Swimming/Cricket
5.0 Results service


Presenter: Frank Bough
Presenter (Football Preview): Sam Leitch
Commentator (Racing): Peter O'Sullevan
Commentator (Racing): Julian Wilson
TV Presentation (Racing): Bob Duncan
Boxer (Fight of the Week): Alan Rudkin
Boxer (Fight of the Week): Johnny Clark
Commentator (Fight of the Week): Harry Carpenter
Commentator (Swimming): Max Robertson
Commentator (Swimming): Harry Walker
Commentator (Swimming): Bobby McGregor
TV Presentation (International Swimming): Fred Viner
Commentator (Cricket): Peter West
Commentator (Cricket): Jim Laker
Commentator (Cricket): Denis Compton
Commentator (Cricket): Ted Dexter
TV Presentation (Cricket): Nick Hunter
Grandstand presented for television by: Richard Tilling
Editor: Alan Hart

: Dr Who: The Ambassadors of Death: Part 6

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

On board the Alien space ship the Doctor learns the full truth at last. Cornish and the Brigadier await the Doctor's return - but so does Reegan - with a plan to silence 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
Control Room assistant: Joanna Ross
Ralph Cornish: Ronald Allen
Dr Who: Jon Pertwee
Brigadier Lethbridge Stewart: Nicholas Courtney
Alien Captain: Peter Noel Cook
Alien's voice: Peter Halliday
Michaels: Neville Simons
Van Lyden: Ric Felgate
Lefee: Steve Peters
General Carrington: John Abineri
Control Room assistant: Carl Conway
Liz Shaw: Caroline John
Reegan: William Dysart

: The Debbie Reynolds Show: The Swinging Singles

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: The Swinging Singles ...Debbie doubles for one!


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 Bullet is not for Firing

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
with Janet Davies as Mrs Pike, Frank Williams as the Vicar

The Bullet is not for Firing - In which our heroes use up their ammunition on a passing aircraft and Captain Mainwaring calls a Court of Enquiry.


Writer/Signature tune: Jimmy Perry
Writer/Producer: David Croft
The voice of [singer, signature tune]: Bud Flanagan
Design: Paul Joel
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 Vicar: Frank Williams
Captain Pringle: Tim Barrett
Captain Cutts: Michael Knowles
The Verger: Edward Sinclair
Mr Blewitt: Harold Bennett
Mrs Dowding: May Warden
The Choir: Fred Tomlinson
The Choir: Kate Forge
The Choir: Eilidh McNab
The Choir: Andrew Daye
The Choir: Arthur Lewis

: High Adventure: Ride, Vaquero!

Tonight's presentation in this season of feature films stars Robert Taylor, Ava Gardner, Howard Keel, Anthony Quinn

In the border country of New Mexico bandit chief Jose Esqueda (Anthony Quinn) burns the homes built by settlers on the land he considers his own; at his side, the mysterious Rio (Robert Taylor), an American by birth, brought up by Esqueda's parents. Cameron (Howard Keel), a new settler, and his beautiful wife Cordelia (Ava Gardner) refuse to be intimidated - and Rio finds himself torn by a conflict of loyalties.


Screenplay: Frank Fenton
Producer: Stephen Ames
Director: John Farrow
Rio: Robert Taylor
Cordelia Cameron: Ava Gardner
King Cameron: Howard Keel
Jose Esqueda: Anthony Quinn
Father Antonio: Kurt Kasznar
Sheriff Parker: Ted de Corsia

: The Black and White Minstrel Show

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, The Monarchs, 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 New Theatre, Oxford)


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
Harmonicists: The Monarchs
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

: The News

With Robert Dougall and Weather


Newsreader: Robert Dougall

: International Match of the Day

Scotland v England from Hampden Park, Glasgow
Wales v N Ireland from Vetch Field, Swansea

David Coleman introduces two-match action from the last day of the week-long Home International tournament, assisted by Don Revie, manager of Leeds United, and Joe Mercer, manager of Manchester City.

Scotland v England remains the permanent highspot of this domestic series.

Wales v N Ireland brings big-time soccer back to Swansea.


Presenter: David Coleman
Analysis: Don Revie
Analysis: Joe Mercer
Commentator (Scotland v England): Kenneth Wolstenholme
TV Presentation (Scotland v England)/Producer: Alec Weeks
Commentator (Wales v N Ireland): Barry Davies
TV Presentation (Wales v N Ireland): John McGonagle
Producer: Jonathan Martin
Editor: Sam Leitch

: Royal Visit to Australia

Her Majesty The Queen, HRH The Duke of Edinburgh and HRH Princess Anne attend today's Anzac Day Service at the Australian War Memorial, Canberra
Today's ceremony introduced by satellite from Sydney by Richard Baker
In collaboration with the ABC


Presenter: Richard Baker

: Braden's Week

Bernard Braden and his team - John Pitman, Esther Rantzen, Sean O'Reilly - look at some of the things that happened.
Children: Harold Williamson
Song of the week: Alex Glasgow


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

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