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: Time Machines: Lecture 5: Faster, Faster

by Professor George Porter
From The Royal Institution, London


Lecturer: Professor George Porter
Presented for television by: Alan Sleath

: Weatherman

Jack Scott looks at the weekend weather


Weatherman: Jack Scott

: Grandstand

Introduced by Frank Bough

11.45; 1.40; 2.5; 3.45* Golf: The Piccadilly World Match Play Championship 1970 Final from Wentworth
Today two of the world's finest golfers meet in the 36-hole Final of this great tournament, on Wentworth's famed West Course. They are playing for a first prize of 15,750 and the title of World Match Play Champion.
The eight golfers invited to play in this year's tournament: Tony Jacklin, Jack Nicklaus, Billy Casper, Dave Stockton, Lee Trevino, Bob Charles, Gene Littler, Gary Player

12.50* Football Preview
Introduced by Sam Leitch featuring match analysis, action, and personalities in the news

1.10* International Boxing: Fights of the Week
Featured this week are two big fights from Mike Barrett's promotion at the Royal Albert Hall.
Bunny Sterling (British Middleweight Champion) v Mario Almanzo (Italy)
This is Sterling's first fight since he brilliantly won the British Middleweight title from Mark Rowe last month.
Chris Finnegan (England) v Guerrino Scattolin (Italy)
Highlights of this eight-round light-heavyweight contest.

1.50; 2.20; 2.50; 3.25* Racing from Ascot
2.0 The Brocas Stakes Handicap (over the old mile)
2.30 The Princess Royal Stakes (over 11 miles)
3.0 The Kensington Palace Stakes Handicap (over 6 furlongs)
3.35 The Cornwallis Stakes (over 5 furlongs)

2.35; 3.5* The Horse of the Year Show from Wembley: The Uniroyal International Championship of the Year
The final of this afternoon's major competition for riders under the age of 23.

4.55* Results Service

Grandstand Timetable:
11.45 Golf; 12.50 Football preview; 1.10 Fights of the Week; 1.40 Golf; 1.50 Racing; 2.5 Golf; 2.20 Racing; 2.35 Show Jumping; 2.50 Racing; 3.5 Show Jumping; 3.25 Racing; 3.45 Golf; 4.55 Results Service
Timings are subject to alteration in order to keep up to date with events.


Presenter: Frank Bough
Golfer: Tony Jacklin
Golfer: Jack Nicklaus
Golfer: Billy Casper
Golfer: Dave Stockton
Golfer: Lee Trevino
Golfer: Bob Charles
Golfer: Gene Littler
Golfer: Gary Player
Commentator (Golf/International Boxing): Harry Carpenter
Commentator (Golf): Henry Longhurst
Commentator (Golf): Mark McCormack
Commentator (Golf): Peter Alliss
Outside Broadcast Presentation (Golf): A. P. Wilkinson
Outside Broadcast Presentation (Golf): Alan Mouncer
Outside Broadcast Presentation (Golf): Fred Viner
Outside Broadcast Presentation (Golf): Bill Taylor
Presenter (Football Preview: Sam Leitch
Boxer: Bunny Sterling
Boxer: Mario Almanzo
Boxer: Chris Finnegan
Boxer: Guerrino Scattolin
Commentator (Racing): Peter O'Sullevan
Commentator (Racing): Clive Graham
TV Presentation (Racing): Dennis Monger
Commentator (The Horse of the Year Show): Dorian Williams
TV Presentation (The Horse of the Year Show): David Kenning
Grandstand presented for television by: Brian Venner
Editor: Alan Hart

: The Pink Panther Show: Rock-a-bye-Pinky, Toulouse La Trick, Sink Pink

A cartoon film series presenting the optimistic, indestructible panther who is permanently in-the-pink and The Inspector with unquenchable joie de vivre who hardly ever gets his man.
A triple helping of comic fantasy.
Today: Rock-a-bye-Pinky, Toulouse La Trick, Sink Pink


Pink Panther theme: Henry Mancini

: The News


Weatherman: Jack Scott

: Here's Lucy: Lucy and the Used Car Dealer

Lucille Ball stars as Lucy Carter
with her children Desi Arnaz Jr and Lucie as Craig and Kim, and Gale Gordon as the long-suffering Harrison (Uncle Harry) Carter

Lucy and the Used Car Dealer ...get their own back!


Lucy Carter: Lucille Ball
Craig: Desi Arnaz Jr
Kim: Lucie Arnaz
Harrison (Uncle Harry) Carter: Gale Gordon

: Show of the North

Presenting from Scotland a group of 11 international artists in a non-stop musical presentation of songs old and new.
Featuring this week: New World, Davy Johnstone, Friday Brown, Maureen Kennedy, Martin, Hedley Kay and The Bitter Withy
BBC Scottish Radio Orchestra leader Ian Tyre conductor Iain Sutherland


Musicians: New World
Singer: Davy Johnstone
Singer: Friday Brown
Performer: Maureen Kennedy
Performer: null Martin
Singer: Hedley Kay
Musicians: The Bitter Withy
Musicians: BBC Scottish Radio Orchestra
Orchestra leader: Ian Tyre
Conductor: Iain Sutherland
Musical Arrangements: Nicky Welsh
Designer: Jim Longmuir
Producer: Iain MacFadyen

: High Adventure: Night Passage

Tonight's presentation in this season of feature films starring James Stewart, Audie Murphy with Dan Duryea, Dianne Foster, Elaine Stewart, Brandon de Wilde

Whitey Harbin's gang make a speciality of stealing the payroll of a railroad construction team, so the railroad company entrust troubleshooter James Stewart with the job of preventing a further robbery.
In addition to the spectacular scenery of the Rockies the film has a score by Dmitri Tiomkin.
(This Week's Films: page 15)


Screenplay: Borden Chase
Music: Dmitri Tiomkin
Producer: Aaron Rosenberg
Director: James Neilson
Grant McLaine: James Stewart
The Utica Kid: Audie Murphy
Whitey Harbin: Dan Duryea
Charlotte Drew (Charlie): Dianne Foster
Verna Kimball: Elaine Stewart
Joey Adams: Brandon de Wilde
Ben Kimball: Jay C. Flippen

: The Harry Secombe Show

Harry's guests tonight include Jimmy Tarbuck, Clodagh Rodgers

Clodagh, who will be singing the BBC's Eurovision entry next year, has had a busy season of cabaret. Next month she's on the bill of a London Palladium pop special with Engelbert Humperdinck.
Delme Bryn Jones, Petticoat and Vine
with Julian Orchard


Entertainer: Harry Secombe
Comedian: Jimmy Tarbuck
Singer: Clodagh Rodgers
Baritone: Delme Bryn Jones
Musicians: Petticoat and Vine
[Actor]: Julian Orchard
Programme Associate: Jimmy Grafton
Orchestra directed by: Peter Knight
Design: Bernard Lloyd-Jones
Director: James Moir
Producer: Terry Hughes

: Ben Travers Farces: A Cup of Kindness

The fourth in a series of the famous Aldwych Farces adapted for TV by Ben Travers
[Starring] Arthur Lowe, Richard Briers
with guest stars Megs Jenkins and Clive Dunn


Author/Adapted for TV by: Ben Travers
Designer: James Bould
Producer: Eric Fawcett
Charlie Tutt: Richard Briers
Betty Ramsbotham: Jenny McCracken
Mrs Ramsbotham: Patricia Hastings
Ernest Ramsbotham: Charles Lloyd Pack
Fred Tutt: Arthur Lowe
Mrs Tutt: Megs Jenkins
Jim Finch: Arnold Diamond
Nicholas Ramsbotham: Clive Dunn
Kate: Marion Wilson
Tilly Winn: Polly Adams
Stanley Tutt: Jonathan Cecil
Inspector Chivers: Alec Ross
Mr Niblett: Eric Francis

: Horse of the Year Show

featuring The Ronson Trophy 'The Victor Ludorum' for a Perpetual Challenge Trophy and cash prizes totalling £1,050.
The final major competition of an exacting week contested by the horses and riders who have qualified in selected events, international representatives, and the holder - Alan Oliver with Piz Palu.
Introduced by David Vine


Presenter: David Vine
Commentator: Dorian Williams
Presented for television by: Alan Mouncer
Presented for television by: David Kenning

: The News

with Kenneth Kendall
and Weather


Newsreader: Kenneth Kendall

: Match of the Day

David Coleman introduces two-match action, the important news and the vital views from Saturday's Football League programme.

Match No 1 comes from a well-known Midlands ground.

Match No 2 comes from a prominent Football League fixture in the South.

The pick of the goals from the two matches above count in the 'Goal of the Month' competition.


Presenter/Commentator (Match No.2): David Coleman
Commentator (Match No.1): Barry Davies
TV Presentation (Match No.1): John McGonagle
TV presentation (Match No.2)/Producer: Alec Weeks
Presented by: Jonathan Martin
Editor: Sam Leitch

: Conference Report 70

Robin Day and Alan Watson report on the final day of the Conservative Party Conference at the Winter Gardens, Blackpool, and the speech of the Prime Minister, The Rt Hon Edward Heath, MP


Reporter: Robin Day
Reporter: Alan Watson
Speaker: The Rt Hon Edward Heath
Producer: Margaret Douglas
Editor: Richard Francis

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