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: Square Two

9.10 11: Continuous Change

9.35 12: Calculating Change


Producer: David Roseveare

: Closedown

: Weatherman

Bert Foord looks at the weekend weather


Weatherman: Bert Foord

: Banana Splits

Comedy, adventure, cartoons


Producer: E. J. Rosen

: Grandstand

featuring International Rugby Union: England v The President's Overseas XV
BBC outside broadcast cameras bring you the whole of this gala international occasion at Twickenham where the world's greatest players take part in a unique match to celebrate the Centenary of the Rugby Football Union.
Introduced by Frank Bough

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

1.5; 1.35* International Fight of the Week: Jack Bodell (Former British Heavyweight Champion) v Manuel Ramos (Mexico)
Highlights of this heavyweight contest at Wolverhampton, an important date for Bodell, who meets British champion Joe Bugner later this year. Plus another top fight from this week's outstanding bill.

1.25; 1.50; 2.20* Racing from Newbury
1.30 St Anne's Stakes (over 5 furlongs)
2.0 Greenham Stakes (over 7 furlongs)
2.30 Newbury Spring Cup (Handicap) (over 1 mile)

2.40* International Rugby Union from Twickenham: England v The President's Overseas XV
The President's XV is drawn from a pool of players representing five of the world's great Rugby Union sides - the French, the Fijians, the Springboks, the Wallabies and the All-Blacks.
Before the match HM The Queen will unveil a Centenary Plaque at Twickenham; the teams will then be presented on the pitch.
With summaries by Cliff Morgan
(Rugby Special, BBC2 6.20; RFU Centenary Dinner BBC2 11.5)

4.50* Results Service

Grandstand Timetable:
12.50 Football preview
1.5 Boxing
1.25 Racing
1.35 Boxing
1.59 Racing
2.5 Sports Round-Up
2.20 Racing
2.40 Rugby Union
4.49 Teleprinter
4.50 Results Service
Timings are subject to alteration in order to keep up to date with events.


Presenter: Frank Bough
Presenter (Football Preview): Sam Leitch
Boxer (Fight of the Week): Jack Bodell
Boxer (Fight of the Week): Manuel Ramos
Commentator (Fight of the Week): Harry Carpenter
Commentator (Racing): Peter O'Sullevan
Commentator (Racing): Clive Graham
TV Presentation (Racing): Dennis Monger
Commentator (International Rugby Union): Bill McLaren
Summaries (International Rugby Union): Cliff Morgan
TV Presentation (International Rugby Union): Alan Mouncer
Grandstand presented for television by: Brian Venner
Editor: Alan Hart

: Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Colour: The Young Loner: Part 1

A young fruit-picker acquires a new outlook on life after a road accident separates him from his companion.


Bumper: Butch Patrick
Bert: Edward Andrews
Carlos: Frank Silvera
Mrs Williams: Kim Hunter

: The News


Weatherman: Bert Foord

: Dr Who: Colony in Space: Part 2

by Malcolm Hulke
Starring Jon Pertwee

The Doctor and Jo are caught up in the struggle between IMC and the Colonists for possession of the alien planet. The Doctor risks his life to discover the secret of the lizard monsters.


Writer: Malcolm Hulke
Title Music: Ron Grainer and the BBC Radiophonic Workshop
Incidental Music: Dudley Simpson
Script Editor: Terrance Dicks
Designer: Tim Gleeson
Producer: Barry Letts
Director: Michael Briant
Dr Who: Jon Pertwee
Caldwell: Bernard Kay
Robot: John Scott Martin
Winton: Nicholas Pennell
Norton: Roy Skelton
Jo Grant: Katy Manning
Primitive: Pat Gorman
Ashe: John Ringham
Dent: Morris Perry
Morgan: Tony Caunter
Mary Ashe: Helen Worth
Holden: John Herrington

: Tom and Jerry: Little Quacker

Tom and Jerry playing cat and mouse.


Created by: William Hanna
Created by: Joe Barbera

: The Saturday Western: Western Union

Starring Robert Young, Randolph Scott

The year 1861 and Western Union are constructing the Omaha-Salt Lake City stretch of what is to be the first transcontinental telegraph system in the US. Opposition comes not only from Sioux Indians but also from a group of renegade Southerners.
(This Week's Films: page 9)


Director: Fritz Lang
Richard Blake: Robert Young
Vance Shaw: Randolph Scott
Edward Creighton: Dean Jagger
Sue Creighton: Virginia Gilmore
Doc Murdoch: John Carradine
Herman: Slim Summerville
Homer: Chill Wills
Jack Stade: Barton MacLane
Governor: Russell Hicks
Charlie: Victor Kilian
Pat Grogan: Minor Watson
Herb: George Chandler
Chief Spotted Horse: Chief Big Tree
Indian Leader: Chief Thundercloud

: The Two Ronnies

Starring Ronnie Barker and Ronnie Corbett
with New World, Tina Charles
and Madeline Smith as Henrietta


Writer: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Writer: Barry Cryer
Writer: Eric Idle
Writer: Spike Mullins
Writer: David Nobbs
Writer: Michael Palin
Writer: Terry Jones
Writer: Bill Solly
Writer: Peter Vincent
Writer: Dick Vosburgh
Writer: Gerald Wiley
Arrangements and orchestra directed by: Ronnie Hazlehurst
Design: Keith Cheetham
Executive Producer: James Gilbert
Producer: Terry Hughes
Comedian: Ronnie Barker
Comedian: Ronnie Corbett
Singers: New World
Singer: Tina Charles
Henrietta: Madeline Smith

: A Man Called Ironside: Beware the Wiles of the Stranger

Criminal investigator extraordinary.
A film series starring Raymond Burr as Robert Ironside, Don Galloway as Det-Sgt Brown, Barbara Anderson as Officer Eve Whitfield, Don Mitchell as Mark Sanger,
with guest stars Tina Louise, John Ericson

The driver of a lone car on a highway at night stops to pick up a hitchhiker. What follows then is a nightmare fight for survival against an unknown murderer. And back at Ironside's headquarters there is growing concern for Mark who is long overdue in returning from an out-of-town holiday...



Robert Ironside: Raymond Burr
Det-Sgt Brown: Don Galloway
Officer Eve Whitfield: Barbara Anderson
Mark Sanger: Don Mitchell
[Actress]: Tina Louise
[Actor]: John Ericson

: The News

with John Edmunds
and Weather


Newsreader: John Edmunds

: Match of the Day

Match No 1 comes from a famous First Division ground where the locals have cause to look back on the 1970-71 season with pride.

Match No 2 also reflects a top-of-the-table clash.

Introduced by David Coleman


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

: Braden's Week

Bernard Braden takes a sideways look at the week and a cautionary look at the people who take us for a ride: with John Pitman, Esther Rantzen, Ronald Fletcher
Song of the week Iris Williams
Children Talking: Harold Williamson
Hilary Pritchard and Chris Munds


Presenter: Bernard Braden
Reporter: John Pitman
Reporter: Esther Rantzen
Reporter: Ronald Fletcher
Singer: Iris Williams
Interviewer (Children Talking): Harold Williamson
Performer: Hilary Pritchard
Performer: Chris Munds
Director: Simon Wadleigh
Producer: Adam Clapham
Editor: Desmond Wilcox
Editor: Bill Morton

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