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: Weatherman

Graham Parker looks at the weekend weather


Weatherman: Graham Parker

: Banana Splits

Comedy... adventure... cartoons. They are all packed into this all-action entertainment series starring Fleegle, Drooper, Bingo and Snorky of the Banana Splits Club, plus an exciting serial.


Producer: E. J. Rosen

: Grandstand

The Grand National in a special edition of Grandstand

Introduced by David Coleman direct from Aintree

BBC colour, outside broadcast cameras bring you the world's greatest steeplechase
Grand National Day at Aintree

12.45 David Coleman sets the scene at Aintree with some of the leading Grand National jockeys.

1.40 A jockey's view of the famous Aintree fences.

2.0 The Liverpool Hurdle (over 2 miles and 1 furlong)

2.10 Action film of the fancied Grand National runners.

2.35 The Hylton Stakes (over 6 furlongs)

2.40 A final check on the runners and riders, followed by the scenes in the Paddock and the Grand National Parade.

3.20 The Grand National Steeplechase
BBC outside broadcast cameras capture the thrills of Becher's, Valentine's, The Chair and the rest of the formidable Aintree course, as the world's leading steeplechasers battle over 4 miles 856 yards for a first prize of £17,500.

4.45 The stories behind the race. A look back at the decisive moments of the National-the drama, the falls, and how the race was won.
(Seeing the Grand National on TV is like watching it from beneath one of the fences: see page 56)

Also in Grandstand:

1.0* Football Preview
Sam Leitch introduces action, personalities, and the latest news of today's matches.

1.20* International Fight of the Week: Chris Finnegan (British Light-heavyweight Champion) v Pete Riccatelli (USA)
Highlights of this international light-heavyweight contest at the Anglo-American Sporting Club, Manchester.

3.45* Rugby League Cup Semi-final: Huddersfield v Leigh
The second half of today's Yorkshire/Lancashire clash to decide who goes through to the Cup Final at Wembley in May.

4.55* Results Service

Grandstand Timetable:
12.45 The Grand National scene
1.0 Football preview
1.20 Fight of the Week
1.40 Jockey's view of Aintree
1.50 Racing - The Liverpool Hurdle
2.10 News of Grand National runners
2.25 Racing - The Hylton Stakes
2.40 Grand National - Parade ring
3.20 The Grand National Steeplechase
3.45 Rugby League Cup Semi-final
4.40 Teleprinter
4.45 Grand National rerun
4.55 Results
Timings are subject to alteration.


Presenter: David Coleman
Commentator (Racing): Peter O'Sullevan
Commentator (Racing): Clive Graham
Commentator (Racing): Julian Wilson
Commentator (Racing): Raleigh Gilbert
TV Presentation (Racing): Ray Lakeland
TV Presentation (Racing): Dennis Monger
Presenter (Football Preview): Sam Leitch
Boxer (Fight of the Week): Chris Finnegan
Boxer (Fight of the Week): Pete Riccatelli
Commentator (Fight of the Week): Harry Carpenter
Commentator (Rugby League Cup): Eddie Waring
TV Presentation (Rugby League Cup): Nick Hunter
Grandstand presented for television by: Brian Venner
Grandstand presented for television by: Alan Mouncer
Editor: Alan Hart

: Dr Who: The Claws of Axos: Part 4

by Bob Baker and Dave Martin
Starring Jon Pertwee

The Doctor and the Master work together to defeat the Axons. Filer suspects their collaboration may have a more sinister purpose.


Writer: Bob Baker
Writer: Dave Martin
Title Music: Ron Grainer and BBC Radiophonic Workshop
Incidental Music: Dudley Simpson
Script Editor: Terrance Dicks
Designer: Kenneth Sharp
Producer: Barry Letts
Director: Michael Ferguson
Sir George Hardiman: Donald Hewlett
The Master: Roger Delgado
Dr Who: Jon Pertwee
Jo Grant: Katy Manning
Brigadier Lethbridge Stewart: Nicholas Courtney
Capt Mike Yates: Richard Franklin
Sergeant Benton: John Levene
Bill Filer: Paul Grist
Technician: Royston Farrell
Chinn: Peter Bathurst
Axon Man: Bernard Holley

: Tugboat Mickey

Mickey Mouse with Donald Duck and Goofy in another well-loved Walt Disney cartoon.

: The News


Weatherman: Graham Parker

: The Saturday Western: Fort Massacre

Starring Joel McCrea, Forrest Tucker, Susan Cabot

A detachment of US Cavalry, separated from the main body of the troop, loses its officers in an Apache attack. An Indian-hating - though courageous - sergeant tries to lead his men to safety.
(This Week's Films: page 9)


Director: Joseph Newman
Vinson: Joel McCrea
McGurney: Forrest Tucker
Piute girl: Susan Cabot
Travis: John Russell
Pawnee: Anthony Caruso
Schwabacker: Bob Osterloh
Collins: Denver Pyle
Pendleton: George W. Neise
Moss: Kayford Barnes
Tucker: Guy Prescott
Moving Cloud: Larry Chance
Charlie: Irving Bacon

: Brian Rix presents: Reluctant Heroes

by Colin Morris
The 21st anniversary production
Recorded before an Army audience at Aldershot
Starring Brian Rix as Horace Gregory

Brian Rix originally presented this funniest of all theatre farces in 1950, and the then unknown actor-manager became an overnight star. The play also provided television's first West End theatre excerpt, beginning an association between Brian Rix and the BBC which has continued to this day.

(Sandra Duncan is appearing in "The Secretary Bird" at the Savoy Theatre, London)
"If it's laughter you're after, here it is!" (Evening Standard)
"A mirthquake" (Sunday Pictorial)
"Uproarious evening" (Manchester Evening News)
(Down memory lane... with Brian Rix and the conscript generation: see page 6)
(Next week at 8.15: The Two Ronnies)


Author: Colin Morris
Designer: Rhoda Gray
Director: Wallace Douglas
Horace Gregory: Brian Rix
Morgan: Derek Royle
Tone: John Quayle
Sergeant Bell: Peter Bland
Sergeant McKenzie: James Grant
Medical Orderly: Bill Treacher
Penny Raymond: Anna Dawson
Pat Thompson: Margaret Nolan
Captain Percy: Tim Barrett
Gloria Dennis: Sandra Duncan
Scots soldier: Michael Cronin

: The News

with John Edmunds
and Weather


Newsreader: John Edmunds

: Imperial Palace: Part 4: Declaration

by Arnold Bennett
Dramatised in four parts by Michael Voysey
Starring Roy Dotrice

Merger discussions took Evelyn to Paris where he met Gracie and they had an affair. Ceria proposed to Violet, was refused and disappeared. This caused Evelyn to return, leaving Gracie in Paris.

Madhav Sharma, who plays the Maharajah, is a successful young Indian actor. Later this week he plays Charlie in the new Comedy Playhouse "Uncle Tulip."


Author: Arnold Bennett
Dramatised by: Michael Voysey
Script Editor: Lennox Phillips
Designer: Michael Young
Producer: David Conroy
Director: Paddy Russell
Violet Powler: Anna Cropper
Beatrice Noakes: Patsy Rowlands
Long Sam: Henry Hewett
Evelyn Orcham: Roy Dotrice
Bookstall clerk: Piers Rogers
Plimsing: Victor Platt
Emile Cousin: Peter Copley
Miss Cass: Christine Pollon
Monsieur Ceria: Georges Lambert
Monsieur Adolphe: Patrick Westwood
The Maharajah: Madhav Sharma
John H. Harbour: James Dyrenforth
Emily Harbour: Janet Brandes
Dennis Dover: A.J. Brown
Sir Henry Savott: Cyril Luckham
Page: Rufus Frampton

: The Eurovision Song Contest for the Grand Prix 1971

from the Gaiety Theatre, Dublin.
Eighteen countries - including nine previous winners - compete in the international final to decide this year's winning song. The United Kingdom entry 'Jack in the Box' sung by Clodagh Rodgers.

Taking part in order of appearance:
Austria - Marianne Mendt
Malta - Joe Grech
Monaco - Severine
Switzerland - Peter, Sue and Marc
Germany - Katja Ebstein
Spain - Karina
France - Serge Lama
Luxembourg - Monique Melsen
United Kingdom - Clodagh Rodgers
Belgium - Nicole Josy and Hugo Sigal
Italy - Massimo Ranieri
Sweden - Family Four
Ireland - Angela Farrell
Netherlands - Saskia and Serge
Portugal - Tonicha
Yugoslavia - Krunoslav Slabinac
Finland - Markku Aro and Koivisto Sisters
Norway - Hanne Krogh

The RTE Orchestra
Musical director Colman Pearce
Scene described by Dave Lee Travis
Programme presented by Radio Telefis Eireann
(You just can't keep the Rodgers family away: see page 3)


Singer (UK entry): Clodagh Rodgers
Backing Singer: Margo Newman
Backing Singer: Jean Hawker
Backing Singer: Vikki Brown
Backing Singer: Lavinia Rodgers
Musical director: Johnny Arthey
Singer (Austria): Marianne Mendt
Singer (Malta): Joe Grech
Singer (Monaco): Severine
Singers (Switzerland): Peter, Sue and Marc
Singer (Germany): Katja Ebstein
Singer (Spain): Karina
Singer (France): Serge Lama
Singer (Luxembourg): Monique Melsen
Singers (Belgium): Nicole Josy and Hugo Sigal
Singer (Italy): Massimo Ranieri
Singers (Sweden): Family Four
Singer (Ireland): Angela Farrell
Singers (Netherlands): Saskia and Serge
Singer (Portugal): Tonicha
Singers (Yugoslavia): Krunoslav Slabinac
Singers (Finland): Markku Aro and Koivisto Sisters
Singer (Norway): Hanne Krogh
Musicians: The RTE Orchestra
Musical Director: Colman Pearce
Commentator: Dave Lee Travis

: Match of the Day

Featuring football match action from a well-known Football League ground where the match is about promotion to a higher division.


Commentator: Barry Davies
Television Presentation: John McGonagle

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