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: Weatherman

Graham Parker looks at the weekend weather


Weatherman: Graham Parker

: Cricket: The County Championship: Surrey v Worcestershire

First day's play at The Oval.
Two talented sides... a Bank Holiday atmosphere... the struggle for the County Championship. These three features should produce an exciting and interesting match of vital significance to the County Championship.
Introduced by Peter West
(Also in Grandstand)


Presenter: Peter West

: Grandstand

featuring Racing Rugby League, Cricket
Introduced by Frank Bough

12.55 Football Preview
Introduced by Sam Leitch

1.10; 2.20; 2.50; 4.30* Cricket from The Oval: Surrey v Worcestershire
Further coverage of the first day's play.

1.35; 2.5; 2.35; 3.5* Racing from Newcastle
1.45 Sandgate Stakes (6 furlongs)
2.15 Armada Nursery Handicap Stakes (7 furlongs)
2.45 Northern Goldsmith's Handicap Stakes (1 mile)
3.15 Gallowgate Selling Stakes (6 furlongs)

1.50* Sand Yachting: The Wills World Sand Yachting Championship at Lytham St Annes
125 yachts take part in the first World Championship in this exciting sport. Countries taking part include Great Britain, USA, France, Germany, Belgium, Holland, Denmark, and Austria.

3.20* Rugby League: Wakefield v Leeds

4.50* Results Service

Grandstand Timetable:
12.55 Football Preview
1.10 Cricket
1.35 Racing from Newcastle
1.50 Sand Yachting
2.5 Racing from Newcastle
2.20 Cricket
2.35 Racing from Newcastle
2.50 Cricket
3.5 Racing from Newcastle
3.20 Rugby League
4.30 Cricket
4.40 Teleprinter
4.50 Results Service


Presenter: Frank Bough
Presenter (Football Preview): Sam Leitch
Commentator (Cricket): Peter West
Commentator (Cricket): Richie Benaud
Commentator (Cricket): Jim Laker
Commentator (Cricket): Ted Dexter
Commentator (Cricket): Denis Compton
TV Presentation (Cricket): Nick Hunter
TV Presentation (Cricket): David Kenning
Commentator (Racing): Peter Bromley
Commentator (Racing): Clive Graham
TV Presentation (Racing): Dennis Monger
Commentator (Sand Yachting): Dave Vine
Commentator (Rugby League): Eddie Waring
TV Presentation (Rugby League): Ray Lakeland
Grandstand presented for television by: Brian Venner.
Editor: Alan Hart

: The Best of Basil Brush

Introduced by Derek Fowlds
with Sons and Lovers, Les Zavatta
(Bert Hayes is appearing at the Winter Gardens, Margate)


Presenter: Derek Fowlds
Musicians: Sons and Lovers
Guest: Les Zavatta
Script: George Martin
Music: The Bert Hayes Sextet
Designer: Diana Bates
Producer: Johnny Downes

: The Debbie Reynolds Show: The Paper Butterfly

Debbie Reynolds starring as Debbie Thompson with the family she delights, mystifies and maddens...

The Paper Butterfly ...Debbie-the pin-down girl!


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

: The Ice Show

Introduced by Ray Alan
featuring Jacqueline Harbord, Reg Park
Special guest artists Jurgen Eberwein, Kiki and Clive, Blanka Mares
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: Jurgen Eberwein
Skater: Blanka Mares
Skaters: The Ice Show Skaters
Script: Charles Hart
Script: Peter Bishop
Singers: The Fred Tomlinson Singers
Musical Director: Malcolm Lockyer
Design: Kenneth Sharp
Producer: Colin Charman

: High Adventure: Captain Blood

Tonight's presentation in this season of feature films starring Errol Flynn as the Pirate Captain with Olivia de Havilland, Basil Rathbone

Dr Peter Blood, innocently condemned to a life of slavery in the West Indies, escapes to become the most famous pirate in history. A spectacular adventure which established Errol Flynn as the swashbuckling hero of his decade.


Screenplay: Casey Robinson
From the story by: Rafael Sabatini
Director: Michael Curtiz
Captain Blood: Errol Flynn
Arabella Bishop: Olivia de Havilland
Levasseur: Basil Rathbone
Hagthorpe: Guy Kibbee
Lord Willoughby: Henry Stephenson
Wolverstone: Robert Barrat

: It's Lulu

In tonight's show Lulu introduces her special guests Esther Ofarim, Roy Hudd, The Moody Blues
The Douglas Squires Dozen, Alyn Ainsworth and his Orchestra

Three years since they came together as a result of 'total musical frustration,' the Moody Blues have matured into one of the most distinctive and original groups. Their new album A Question of Balance is riding high in the LP stakes and they are off in September for a long trip across the United States.


Singer/Presenter: Lulu
Singer: Esther Ofarim
Comedian: Roy Hudd
Musicians: The Moody Blues
Dancers: The Douglas Squires Dozen
Musicians: Alyn Ainsworth and his Orchestra
Choreography: Douglas Squires
Musical arrangements: Alan Roper
Script: Eric Merriman
Designer: Martin Collins
Designer: Kenneth Sharp
Producer: Stewart Morris
Producer: Colin Charman

: A Man Called Ironside: Alias Mr Braithwaite

A film series starring Raymond Burr as Robert Ironside with Don Galloway as Det-Sgt Brown, Barbara Anderson as Eve, Don Mitchell as Mark
and Guest stars Beah Richards, Joseph Campanella, Phillip Pine

Mark's elderly Aunt Ruby is swindled out of her life's savings by two confidence tricksters. They realise too late that by this one crime they have gained the individual attention of a highly skilled, grimly determined police unit - Ironside and his team.


Robert Ironside: Raymond Burr
Det-Sgt Brown: Don Galloway
Eve: Barbara Anderson
Mark: Don Mitchell
Aunt Ruby: Beah Richards
Raymond Otis Baker: Joseph Campanella
Stark: Phillip Pine

: The News

With Kenneth Kendall and Weather


Newsreader: Kenneth Kendall

: Match of the Day

featuring action from a First Division soccer fixture involving two of last season's spectacularly successful clubs.
Action from another leading Football League ground featuring two more prominent First Division teams.
David Coleman introduces one hour of action, news, views, and analysis from the third Saturday of the new League season.


Presenter: David Coleman
Commentator: Kenneth Wolstenholme
TV Presentation/Producer: Alec Weeks
Commentator: Alan Weeks
TV Presentation: John McGonagle
Presented by: Jonathan Martin
Editor: Sam Leitch

: The Man Who Talks to Children

Reporter Harold Williamson

Many a television critic has tried to define what it is that makes children divulge their innermost thoughts and secrets to Harold Williamson - none has succeeded. But regular viewers of Braden's Week cherish the Saturday-night encounters between Williamson and the juniors which led one charmed reviewer to describe him as 'Puck among the fairies.'
Some of the best moments he shared with children are introduced by Bernard Braden in the first of two programmes.

Tonight: The school nativity play, kosher food, living in houses, boy friends, how to be strong...


Reporter: Harold Williamson
Presenter: Bernard Braden
Director: Simon Wableich
Editor: Desmond Wilcox
Editor: Bill Morton

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