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: Y'Steddfod

Report from the National Eisteddfod at Ammanford

: Interval

: Weatherman

Jack Scott: the weekend weather


Weatherman: Jack Scott

: Grandstand

Introduced by Frank Bough

1.25* International Show Jumping from Dublin: The Aga Khan Cup
Europe's top show jumpers compete in this major team competition - the premier event of the Dublin Horse Show week.
TV presentation by the Irish Television Service

1.50; 2.50; 3.20* Racing from Lingfield
2.0 The Withyham Stakes (over If miles)
3.0 Queen Elizabeth Handicap Stakes (over 7 furlongs 140 yards)
3.30 The Maybanks Handicap Stakes (over 1¼ miles)

2.5; 3.35* Swimming: ASA Championships
In the Derby Baths, Blackpool, Britain's top swimmers compete for national titles.

2.5*; 3.5*; 3.35* Athletics: AAA Championships
Britain's top athletes, and a strong entry from overseas, compete at White City for national titles.
(Athletes' revenge match: page 12)

3.35* Cycling from Leicester: The World Professional and Amateur Championships
Today's outstanding events, including the Semi-finals and Final of the Women's Sprint.

5.5* Results Service

Grandstand Timetable:
1.25 Show Jumping from Dublin
1.50 Racing from Lingfield
2.5 Athletics and Swimming
2.50 Racing from Lingfield
3.5 Athletics and Swimming
3.20 Racing from Lingfield
3.35 Athletics Swimming, Cycling
5.5 Results Service


Presenter: Frank Bough
Commentator (International Show Jumping): Dorian Williams
Commentator (Racing): Julian Wilson
Commentator (Racing): Clive Graham
TV Presentation (Racing): Dennis Monger
Commentator (Swimming): Max Robertson
Commentator (Swimming): Harry Walker
TV Presentation (Swimming): Nick Hunter
Commentator (Athletics): Ron Pickering
Commentator (Athletics): Norris McWhirter
TV Presentation (Athletics): Alan Mouncer
Commentator (Cycling): David Saunders
TV Presentation (Cycling): Bill Taylor
TV Presentation (Cycling): Fred Viner
Grandstand presented for television by: Brian Venner
Editor: A.P. Wilkinson

: The Best of Basil Brush

Introduced by Derek Fowlds
with Christie, Martin Granger
(Bert Hayes is appearing at the Winter Gardens, Margate)
At 10.35 tonight on BBC2 Basil Brush joins Harry Secombe and Roy Castle on The Val Doonican Show.


Presenter: Derek Fowlds
Musicians: Christie
Puppeteer: Martin Granger
Script: George Martin
Music: The Bert Hayes Sextet
Designer: Diana Bates
Producer: Johnny Downes

: The Debbie Reynolds Show: Mission Improbable

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

Mission Improbable ...but not impossible, in this open and shut case!


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

: The Ice Show

Introduced by Ray Alan
featuring Jacqueline Harbord, Reg Park
Special guest artists Bernard Ford and Diane Towler, Mark and Paula
The Ice Show Skaters, The Fred Tomlinson Singers
Programme presented In association with Gerald Palmer and the Tom Arnold Organisation


Presenter: Ray Alan
Skater: Jacqueline Harbord
Skater/Production routines staged by: Reg Park
Skater: Bernard Ford
Skater: Diane Towler
Skaters: Mark and Paula
Skaters: The Ice Show Skaters
Singers: The Fred Tomlinson Singers
Script: Charles Hart
Script: Peter Bishop
Musical Director: Malcolm Lockyer
Design: Kenneth Sharp
Producer: Terry Hughes

: High Adventure: Taggart

Tonight's presentation in this season of feature films with action, spectacle, and excitement starring Tony Young, Dan Duryea

The hunter becomes the hunted in this western story about a young man tracking down the men who killed his parents. Tony Young - the young man - soon finds himself the subject of attention from Dan Duryea as a ruthless professional gunman.
Following in father's footsteps, Peter Duryea (son of Dan) and David Carradine (son of John) appear in supporting roles.
(Philip Jenkinson on This Week's Films: page 11)


Producer: Gordon Kay
Director: R. G. Springsteen
Kent Taggart: Tony Young
Jason: Dan Duryea
Stark: Dick Foran
Consuela: Elsa Cardenas
Miriam: Jean Hale
Ben Blazer: Emile Meyer
Cal Dodge: David Carradine
Rusty Bob: Peter Duryea
Vince August: Tom Reese

: It's Lulu

In tonight's show Lulu introduces her special guests Lonnie Donegan, Aretha Franklin, Mike Newman and Pickettywitch
The Douglas Squires Dozen, Alyn Ainsworth and his Orchestra


Singer/Presenter: Lulu
Singer/Musician: Lonnie Donegan
Singer: Aretha Franklin
Comedian: Mike Newman
Musicians: Pickettywitch
Dancers: The Douglas Squires Dozen
Musicians: Alyn Ainsworth and his Orchestra
Choreography: Douglas Squires
Musical Arrangements: Alan Roper
Script: Eric Merriman
Design: Kenneth Sharp
Producer: Stewart Morris
Producer: Colin Charman

: A Man Called Ironside: Rundown on a Bad Rap

A film series starring Raymond Burr as Robert Ironside, Don Galloway as Det-Sgt Brown, Barbara Anderson as Eve, Don Mitchell as Mark Sanger.
Guest stars James Gregory, Janet MacLachlan.

Mark asks Maria Wakeman, his law-school teacher, to help an old friend who is accused of murder.



Robert Ironside: Raymond Burr
Det-Sgt Brown: Don Galloway
Eve: Barbara Anderson
Mark Sanger: Don Mitchell
[Actor]: James Gregory
[Actress]: Janet MacLachlan

: The News

With Richard Baker and Weather


Newsreader: Richard Baker

: Match of the Day

Match of the Day returns for a new season presenting tonight FA Charity Shield: Chelsea v Everton FA Cup Football League Winners Champions

BBCtv's Saturday-night soccer action programme returns with exclusive colour coverage of the 33rd meeting of the previous season's League champions and FA Cup winners.
Everton have played in this popular curtain-raiser to the season on five occasions - winning it in 1928, 1932, and 1963. Chelsea, with their new £100,000 close-season signing, Keith Weller from Millwall, hope to repeat their 1955 championship triumph when they beat Newcastle three-nil.


Commentator at Stamford Bridge: Kenneth Wolstenholme
TV Presentation: Alec Weeks
Editor: Sam Leitch

Blog post that mentions this programme:

From Band Waggon to Barnacle Bill - a short history of theme tunes 14 January 2020

: Championship Night: Swimming and Cycling

Highlights of this evening's final session of the ASA Championships and from the World Cycling Championships at Saffron Lane, Leicester, where the 4000m Amateur Pursuit Final was decided.
Introduced by Alan Weeks


Presenter: Alan Weeks
Commentator at Blackpool (Swimming): Max Robertson
Commentator at Blackpool (Swimming): Harry Walker
Commentator at Leicester (Cycling): David Saunders
Television Presentation: Nick Hunter
Television Presentation: Fred Viner
Television Presentation: Bill Taylor

: Quiz of the Week

Ned Sherrin looks back at the events of the week and tests the wits and memories of two teams who might be expected to have a better chance than most of knowing what's been going on.
Resident team William Rushton, John Wells, Richard Ingrams


Presenter: Ned Sherrin
Panellist: William Rushton
Panellist: John Wells
Panellist: Richard Ingrams
Producer: Anthony Smith

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