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: 'Steddfod 71

Eisteddfod report

: Interval

: Weatherman

Bert Foord looks at the weekend weather


Weatherman: Bert Foord

: Cricket: Second Test Match: England v India

Third day
Coverage of the morning's play direct from Old Trafford

: Grandstand

Introduced by Frank Bough

1.40; 4.40* International Show Jumping from Dublin: The Aga Khan Challenge Trophy
Teams from nine countries, including Ireland, Great Britain, West Germany and the United States, compete in this Nations Cup competition, the outstanding event of the Dublin Horse Show.
TV presentation by the Irish Television Service

2.0; 3.20; 4.15* Rugby League from Wigan: The Wigan Sevens
Eight of Rugby League's leading clubs, including Wigan, League Champions St Helens, Leeds, and Salford, compete for the Esso trophy in this spectacular kick-off to the new season.

2.15; 3.0; 3.40; 4.40* Test Cricket from Old Trafford: England v India
Further coverage of the third day's play in the Second Test Match.

2.15* The World Archery Championships from York
Over 200 archers from 34 countries compete for the men's and women's individual and team world titles, and for selection for next year's Olympic Games. Alan Weeks reports on the highlights of the meeting.

3.0; 3.40; 4.40* Swimming from Leeds: The ASA Championships
Britain's top swimmers compete for national titles in the most important meeting of the year.

5.0* Results Service
Including a report on today's Watney Cup Final, and the rest of the football results, racing results and cricket scoreboard.

Grandstand timetable:
1.40 Show jumping
2.0 Rugby League
2.15 Cricket/Archery
3.0 Swimming/Cricket
3.20 Rugby League
3.40 Cricket/Swimming
4.15 Rugby League
4.40 Cricket/Swimming/Show jumping
5.0 Results Service
Timings are subject to alteration in order to keep up to date with events.


Presenter: Frank Bough
Commentator (Show Jumping): Raymond Brooks-Ward
Commentator (Rugby League): Eddie Waring
TV Presentation (Rugby League): Dewi Griffiths
Commentator (Cricket): Jim Laker
Commentator (Cricket): Denis Compton
Commentator (Cricket): Ted Dexter
TV Presentation (Cricket): David Kenning
TV Presentation (Cricket): Nick Hunter
Commentator (Archery/Swimming): Alan Weeks
Commentator (Swimming): Harry Walker
TV Presentation (Swimming): Bob Duncan
Grandstand presented for television by: Brian Venner
Editor: Alan Hart

: The Pink Panther Show: Prefabricated Pink; Le Bowser Bagger; Sky Blue 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
Today: Prefabricated Pink; Le Bowser Bagger; Sky Blue Pink


The Pink Panther theme: Henry Mancini

: Great Zoos of the World: 5: West Berlin

A grand tour of some of the world's outstanding zoos with Anthony Smith

Germany's oldest zoo: set in a quiet park within a mile of the Berlin Wall, this is a zoo of contrasts-a place where it's not the roar of lions that attracts attention but the sound of pneumatic drills rebuilding a zoo almost totally destroyed in the last war. But despite its difficulties, the zoo has fully regained its international reputation and has the largest animal collection in Europe.
(From Bristol) (First shown on BBC2)


Presenter: Anthony Smith
Producer: Peter Bale
Series Editor: Nicholas Crocker

: The News


Weatherman: Bert Foord

: Match of the Day

Match of the Day features The Watney Cup Final
Action from the final stage of football's pre-season knock-out tournament which has involved the highest-scoring teams from the four divisions of the Football League.
Last year's final produced five goals when Derby County defeated Manchester United 4-1.


Commentator: Barry Davies
TV Presentation: Alec Weeks
Editor: Sam Leitch

: The Saturday Western: Apache Drums

Starring Stephen McNally, Coleen Gray, Arthur Shields, Willard Parker

Gambler Sam Leeds is run out of town by the mayor of Spanish Boot, but returns with news that the Apache are on the warpath.
(This Week's Films: page 9)


Producer: Val Lewton
Director: Hugo Fregonese
Sam Leeds: Stephen McNally
Sally: Coleen Gray
Reverend Griffin: Arthur Shields
Joe Madden: Willard Parker
Lieut Glidden: James Griffith
Pedro,Peter: Armando Silvestre
Mrs Keon: Georgia Backus

: It's Lulu

Starring Lulu
and her guests The Dudley Moore Trio, Buddy Greco, Gilbert O'Sullivan
The Fellas
Alyn Ainsworth and his Orchestra


Presenter/Singer: Lulu
Musicians: The Dudley Moore Trio
Singer: Buddy Greco
Singer/Pianist: Gilbert O'Sullivan
Dancers: The Fellas
Choreography: Douglas Squires
Musicians: Alyn Ainsworth and his Orchestra
Script: Bryan Blackburn
Design: Chris Thompson
Producer: Stewart Morris

: The News

with Richard Baker
and Weather


Newsreader: Richard Baker

: Apollo 15: Splashdown

Live coverage of the last, dangerous part of the mission from the deck of the recovery ship, USS Okinawa, and her fleet of recovery helicopters
Re-entry due 9.32 pm
Splashdown due at 9.46 pm
Introduced by James Burke
with Patrick Moore
W/Cdr Tony Nicholson, RAF Consultant in Aerospace Physiology
Geoffrey Pardoe
Presented in conjunction with NASA, the EBU and the US Networks


Presenter: James Burke
Expert: Patrick Moore
Expert: W/Cdr Tony Nicholson
Expert: Geoffrey Pardoe
Film Editor: Arthur Bennett
Lighting: Peter Smee
Designer: Keith Harris
Director: Alex Saward
Director: Keith Clement
Producer: Tam Fry
Editor: Michael Bukht
Executive Producer: Richard Francis

: Up Pompeii!

Written by Talbot Rothwell
[Starring] Frankie Howerd


Writer: Talbot Rothwell
Music: Alan Braden
Designer: Kenneth Sharp
Producer: David Croft
Lurcio: Frankie Howerd
Senna: Jeanne Mockford
Ludicrus: Max Adrian
Plautus: William Rushton
Ammonia: Elizabeth Larner
Sparticus: Shaun Curry
Nausius: Kerry Gardner
Centurion Captain: Wallas Eaton
Centurion Private: Vic Taylor
Jailer: Larry Martyn
[Actress]: Sui Lin
[Actress]: Barbara Lindley
[Actress]: Anita Richardson
[Actress]: Joanna Ross
[Actress]: Valerie Stanton
[Actress]: Jeanette Wild

: Apollo 15: The Astronauts Report

At about 10.45 pm Scott, Irwin and Worden are expected to arrive on the deck of USS Okinawa. In the absence of any quarantine they will be able to talk about their flight immediately.
Introduced by James Burke with the BBC Apollo Space Team.


Presenter: James Burke

: Parkinson

Conversation, guests, good music with Michael Parkinson and Marion Montgomery.
The Harry Stoneham Five


Presenter: Michael Parkinson
Singer: Marion Montgomery
Musicians: The Harry Stoneham Five
Director: Roger Ordish
Producer: Richard Drewett

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