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: Weatherman

Bert Foord looks at the weekend weather


Weatherman: Bert Foord

: Banana Splits

Comedy... adventure... cartoons starring Fleegle, Drooper, Bingo, and Snorky of the Banana Splits Club, plus an exciting serial.


Producer: E. J. Rosen

: Grandstand

Introduced by Frank Bough


Presenter: Frank Bough

: Grandstand: FA Cup Preview

Introduced by San Leitch featuring the news, the action and the stories behind today's FA Cup Third Round ties. And announcing the winner of the December Goal of the Month competition.


Presenter: Sam Leitch

: Grandstand: Ski-Jumping: The International 90-metre Jump

from Garmisch
The world's greatest jumpers from 16 countries compete in this famous New Year event.
TV presentation by the German Television Service


Commentator: Max Robertson

: Grandstand: Racing from Haydock

1.45 Willows Opportunity Selling Handicap Hurdle (over 2 miles and 7 furlongs)
2.15 Fly Mask Novices Chase (over 2 miles)
2.45 Ladbroke Handicap Hurdle (over 2 miles)
3.15 Tom Coulthwaite Handicap Chase (over 3 miles)


Commentator: Peter O'Sullevan
Commentator: Clive Graham
TV Presentation: Barrie Edgar

: Grandstand: Cricket: The Third Test: Australia v England

Highlights and news of the Third Test match, being played in Melbourne.
(Highlights tonight at 11.20, BBC2);

: Grandstand: Moto-Cross: The Grandstand New Year Trophy Meeting

from Frome
Britain's top riders compete in the first major event of 1971.


Commentator: Murray Walker
TV Presentation: Richard Tilling

: Grandstand: Rugby League: Hull KR v Wakefield

from Hull


Commentator: Eddie Waring
TV Presentation: Dewi Griffiths

: Grandstand: Results Service

Including Cup-tie results on the teleprinter, action highlights and eye-witness reports on today's top events.

Grandstand Timetable:
12.50 FA Cup preview
1.15 International ski-jumping
1.35 Racing from Haydock
1.55 Cricket: The Third Test
2.5 Racing from Haydock
2.25 Moto-cross from Frome
2.35 Racing from Haydock
2.53 Sports Round-up
3.5 Racing from Haydock
3.25 Motocross from Frome
1.45 Rugby League from Hull
4.40 Results Service
Timings are subject to alteration in order to keep up to date with events.


Grandstand presented for television by: Brian Venner
Editor: Alan Hart

: Dr Who: Terror of the Autons: Part 1

by Robert Holmes
Starring Jon Pertwee

A mysterious arrival at a circus... sabotage at a deep space research centre... and the Doctor is warned that his most deadly enemy has arrived on Earth. The Doctor has a life-and-death struggle on his hands - and a new assistant to add to his troubles.
(Dr Who v The Master: page 11)


Writer: Robert Holmes
Title Music: Ron Grainer and BBC Radiophonic Workshop
Incidental Music: Dudley Simpson
Script Editor: Terrance Dicks
Designer: Ian Watson
Producer: Barry Letts
Rossini: John Baskcomb
The Master: Roger Delgado
Museum attendant: Dave Carter
Dr Who: Jon Pertwee
Jo Grant: Katy Manning
Professor Philips: Christopher Burgess
Goodge: Andrew Staines
Brigadier Lethbridge Stewart: Nicholas Courtney
Captain Mike Yates: Richard Franklin
Radio Telescope Director: Frank Mills
Time Lord: David Garth
Rex Farrel: Michael Wisher
Sergeant Benton: John Levene
McDermott: Harry Towb

Blog post that mentions this programme:

A taste of the scary 31 October 2015

: The News


Weatherman: Bert Foord

: Here's Lucy: Lucy and the Indian Chief

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

Lucy and the Indian Chief ...a wig-wam wedding!


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

: It's Cliff Richard

The first in his new Saturday series starring Cliff Richard
with Una Stubbs
and Hank Marvin
Featuring this week Julie Felix
Norrie Paramor and his Orchestra
(Cliff and Andy: page 6)


Singer/Presenter: Cliff Richard
Performer: Una Stubbs
Guitarist/Performer: Hank Marvin
Singer: Julie Felix
Script: Eric Davidson
Vocal Backings: The Breakaways
Choreography: Malcolm Clare
Musicians: Norrie Paramor and his Orchestra
Sound: Larry Goodson
Lighting: Peter Smee
Design: John Burrowes
Production: Michael Hurll

: Dixon of Dock Green: Thin Thread

Written by N.J. Crisp
A series created by Ted Willis
Starring Jack Warner

An overheard conversation and whispered name are all that connects a wealthy business man with a wages snatch. Andy pursues a hunch, but pressure is brought to bear from unexpected quarters.


Writer: N.J. Crisp
Series created by: Ted Willis
Designer: Jeremy Bear
Producer: Joe Waters
Director: Vere Lorrimer
George Dixon: Jack Warner
Det-Con Swain: Robert Arnold
Julie: Jo Rowbottom
Barmaid: Michelle Hood
Det-Sgt Andy Crawford: Peter Byrne
Det-Con Lauderdale: Geoffrey Adams
John Richard Everitt: Denis Quilley
Sgt Wills: Nicholas Donnelly
PC Newton: Michael Osborne
Colby: Ronald Govey
Police Commander: David Garth
Waring: Kenneth Watson
Garfield Fenton: Michael Goodliffe
Hostess: Brenda Lawrence

: The Rolf Harris Show

Starring Rolf Harris
with The Young Generation: Heather Beckers, Marie Betts, Ann Chapman, Jackie Dalton, Denise Fone, Carol Forbes, Lynda Herbert, Carolyn Heywood, Linda Jolliff, Kay Korda, Linda Lawrence, Cheryl Matthews, Sandy Penson, Susan Toogood, Wei Wei Wong, Bobby Bannerman, Iain Burton, Chris Cooper, Roger Finch, Richard Gough, Chris Hennen, Harry Higham, Roger Howlett, Nigel Lythgoe, Colin Pilditch, Jeremy Robinson, Brian Rogers, Donald Torr, Kenneth Warwick, Trevor Willis

Guest artist Dusty Springfield
with Bibi Johns
Alyn Ainsworth and his Orchestra
(A BBCtv/ZDF co-production)


Entertainer: Rolf Harris
Singer/Dancer (The Young Generation): Heather Beckers
Singer/Dancer (The Young Generation): Marie Betts
Singer/Dancer (The Young Generation): Ann Chapman
Singer/Dancer (The Young Generation): Jackie Dalton
Singer/Dancer (The Young Generation): Carol Forbes
Singer/Dancer (The Young Generation): Lynda Herbert
Singer/Dancer (The Young Generation): Carolyn Heywood
Singer/Dancer (The Young Generation): Linda Jolliff
Singer/Dancer (The Young Generation): Kay Korda
Singer/Dancer (The Young Generation): Linda Lawrence
Singer/Dancer (The Young Generation): Cheryl Matthews
Singer/Dancer (The Young Generation): Sandy Penson
Singer/Dancer (The Young Generation): Susan Toogood
Singer/Dancer (The Young Generation): Wei Wei Wong
Singer/Dancer (The Young Generation): Bobby Bannerman
Singer/Dancer (The Young Generation): Iain Burton
Singer/Dancer (The Young Generation): Chris Cooper
Singer/Dancer (The Young Generation): Roger Finch
Singer/Dancer (The Young Generation): Richard Gough
Singer/Dancer (The Young Generation): Chris Hennen
Singer/Dancer (The Young Generation): Harry Higham
Singer/Dancer (The Young Generation): Roger Howlett
Singer/Dancer (The Young Generation): Nigel Lythgoe
Singer/Dancer (The Young Generation): Colin Pilditch
Singer/Dancer (The Young Generation): Jeremy Robinson
Singer/Dancer (The Young Generation): Brian Rogers
Singer/Dancer (The Young Generation): Donald Torr
Singer/Dancer (The Young Generation): Kenneth Warwick
Singer/Dancer (The Young Generation): Trevor Willis
Choreography: Douglas Squires Singer: Dusty Springfield
Singer: Bibi Johns
Musicians: Alyn Ainsworth and his Orchestra
Musical Arrangements: Alan Roper
Musical Arrangements: Alyn Ainsworth
Script: Eric Merriman
Design: Jeremy Davies
Associate Producer: Klaus Weising
Production: Stewart Morris

: The Saturday Thriller: The Smugglers

A feature film specially made for television starring Shirley Booth, Carol Lynley, Donnelly Rhodes, Charles Drake

A sweet old lady and her pretty young step-daughter on holiday in Europe become unsuspecting pawns in a smuggling operation. These two innocents abroad are a perfect cover for men who have only one answer if anyone endangers their racket - murder.


Writer: Alfred Hayes
Producer/Director: Norman Lloyd
Mrs Hudson: Shirley Booth
Jo Hudson: Carol Lynley
Antoine Cirret: Donnelly Rhodes
Harry Miller: Charles Drake
Willi Raben: Kurt Kaznar
Adriana: Gayle Hunnicutt

: The News

with Kenneth Kendall
and Weather


Newsreader: Kenneth Kendall

: Match of the Day: The FA Cup

Football match action from three of the leading ties in the third round of the FA Cup.
This is the round which brings in Chelsea, the present holders of the FA Cup; also Leeds United, beaten by Chelsea after two thrilling, extra-time Cup Finals last season; and Manchester United, who were involved in three semi-finals against Leeds last March.
The result of the December 'Goal of the Month' competition.


Commentator: Kenneth Wolstenholme
Commentator: Barry Davies
Commentator: Alan Weeks
TV Presentation: Alec Weeks
TV Presentation: John McGonagle
TV Presentation: Fred Viner
Presented by: Jonathan Martin
Producer: Alec Weeks
Editor: Sam Leitch

: Braden's Week

Bernard Braden takes a sideways look at the week: with John Pitman, Esther Rantzen, Ronald Fletcher
Surprise Performance
Prominent people entertain us
This week: Lord Soper
Harold Williamson talking to children
Hilary Pritchard and Chris Munds


Presenter: Bernard Braden
Reporter: John Pitman
Reporter: Esther Rantzen
Reporter: Ronald Fletcher
Performer: Lord Soper
Interviewer: Harold Williamson
Performer: Hilary Pritchard
Performer: Chris Munds
Producer: Adam Clapham
Director: Simon Wadleigh
Editor: Desmond Wilcox
Editor: Bill Morton

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

Through the listings, you will also be able to use the Genome search function to find thousands of radio and TV programmes that are already available to view or listen to on the BBC website.

There are more than 5 million programme listings in Genome. This is a historical record of the planned output and the BBC services of any given time. It should be viewed in this context and with the understanding that it reflects the attitudes and standards of its time - not those of today.

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This internal version of Genome, which includes all the magazine covers, images and articles as well as the programme listings from the Radio Times, is different to the version of BBC Genome that is available externally/to the public. It is only available inside the BBC network.

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