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: Weatherman

Bert Foord: the weekend weather


Weatherman: Bert Foord

: Cricket Third Test Match

England v India Third day
Coverage of the morning's play direct from The Oval
Introduced by PETER WEST
Television presentation by DAVID KENNING and BILL TAYLOR


Introduced By: Peter West
Presentation By: David Kenning
Presentation By: Bill Taylor

: Grandstand

Introduced by Frank Bough
Football Preview
SAM LEITCH and the BBC team of football reporters introduce action, news and personalities in a lively look at this afternoon's outstanding matches and the week's football topics.
1.15; 2.20; 2.55; 4.30* Test Cricket from The Oval England v India
Further coverage of the third day's play in the Third Test Match.
TV presentation by DAVID KENNING and BILL TAYLOR
1.35; 2.5; 2.35*
Racing from Haydock Park
1.45 The Old Boston Apprentice Stakes (Handicap) (over 1 mile)
2.15 The Wood Pit Superior Selling Stakes (over 6 furlongs)
2.45 The A. Williams Cup (Handicap) (over 7 furlongs)
TV presentation by PHILIP LEWIS
2.55; 4.30*
Motor Racing from Oulton Park
Featuring the Rothmans Gold Cup Race for Formula 1 and Formula 5000 cars.
Former world champions GRAHAM HILL and JOHN surtees head a - very strong entry.
Organised by the Mid-Cheshire Motor Racing Club Ltd
TV presentation by RICHARD TILLING
Rugby League
The Yorkshire Cup Final
Two leading clubs battle to win the first big Rugby League Final of the season.
Commentator EDDIE WARING
TV presentation by FRED VINER
Results Service
Including classified football, rugby and racing results, action highlights and reports on today's outstanding fixtures.
Grandstand Timetable:
12.55 Football preview
1.15 Cricket
1.35 Racing
1.58 Sports Round-up
2.5 Racing
2.20 Cricket
2.35 Racing
2.55 Motor racing; Cricket
3.45 Rugby League
4.30 Cricket; Motor racing
4.55 Results Service
Timings are subject to alteration In order to keep up to date with events. Grandstand presented for television by BRIAN VENNER


Introduced By: Frank Bough
Unknown: Sam Leitch
Unknown: Jim Laker
Unknown: Denis Compton
Unknown: Ted Dexter
Presentation By: David Kenning
Presentation By: Bill Taylor
Commentators: Julian Wilson
Commentators: Clive Graham
Presentation By: Philip Lewis
Unknown: Graham Hill
Unknown: John Surtees
Commentators: Murray Walker
Commentators: Barrie Gill
Presentation By: Richard Tilling
Commentator: Eddie Waring
Presentation By: Fred Viner
Television By: Brian Venner
Television By: Alan Hart

: Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Colour: Solomon, the Sea Turtle

Adventure, comedy and cartoon in a film series from Hollywood's greatest storytellers.

A fascinating account of the efforts of a scientist to solve the mystery of the sea turtle's ability to navigate vast distances without landmarks.

: The News


Weatherman: Bert Foord

: Great Zoos of the World: 7: Basel, Switzerland: A Place to Live and Breed

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

The number of Basel-bred animals exported annually to other zoos is far greater than the number of new animals brought into the zoo, and the lengthening list of 'firsts' is further evidence of Basel's success.
The first European Indian Rhino was born here, and Goma, the first European gorilla, now lives with her parents, brothers and sisters in a new air-conditioned Ape House.
(from Bristol: first shown on BBC2)


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

: The Saturday Western: Where the River Bends

Second of three famous Westerns starring James Stewart and directed by ANTHONY MANN
Also starring Arthur Kennedy, Rock Hudson, Julia Adams
James Stewart plays Glyn McLyntock, a seasoned guide hired to take an 1847 wagon train northward through Oregon to new farmland. Treachery, starvation, goldrush fever and Indian attack threaten the survival of the party, and the climax comes in a spectacular race across the slopes of snow-clad Mount Hood.
Directed by ANTHONY MANN
(This Week's Films: page 9)


Director: Anthony Mann
Actor: James Stewart
Actor: Arthur Kennedy
Actor: Rock Hudson
Actor: Julia Adams
Glyn McLyntock: James Stewart
Emerson Cole: Arthur Kennedy
Laura Baile: Julia Adams
Trey Wilson: Rock Hudson
Marjie: Lori Nelson
Jeremy Baile: Jay C Flippen
Adam: Stepin' Fetchit
Shorty: Henry Morgan
Cap'n Mello: Chubby Johnson
Tom Hendricks: Howard Petrie
Mrs Prentiss: Frances Bavier

: It's Lulu

starring Lulu and her guests Esther Ofarim Ted Rogers
Jimmy Ruffin THE FELLAS,


Unknown: Esther Ofarim
Unknown: Ted Rogers
Unknown: Jimmy Ruffin
Script By: Bryan Blackburn
Script By: Chris Thompson
Script By: Stewart Morris

: A Man Called Ironside

A film series starring Raymond Burr with guest stars Ned Romero, Stephen McNally Warrior's Return
When a young ex-burglar is accused of a big jewel robbery it looks like the end of an unofficial organisation supported by Ironside which helps to rehabilitate ex-convicts. In spite of powerful opposition, Ironside fights to save the organisation, but the odds are heavily against him ...


Actor: Raymond Burr
Actor: Ned Romero
Actor: Stephen McNally
Robert Ironside: Raymond Burr
Det-Sgt Brown: Don Galloway
Officer Eve Whitfield: Barbara Anderson
Mark Sanger: Don Mitchell

: The News

with Tim Nichols
and Weather


Newsreader: Tim Nichols

: Match of the Day

David Coleman introduces two-match action, presents the Saturday news which matters and talks to the personality player of the day.
Match action from a Midlands fixture spotlighting one of the most talked-about footballers of today. Commentator BARRY DAVIES
Television presentation by ALEC WEEKS
More match action from a North South fixture.
Commentator ALAN WEEKS
Television presentation by JOHN MCGONAGLE
All goals scored in these two matches will be considered for the ' Goal of the Month ' competition, the national Saturday-night pastime which attracted a regular 60,000 monthly entry and a final entry of 178,000 for the 'Goal of the Season.'
Presented by JONATHAN MARTIN Produceralec WEEKS Editor SAM LEITCH


Introduces: David Coleman
Presentation By: John McGonagle
Presented By: Jonathan Martin
Producer: Alec Weeks
Editor: Sam Leitch

: Parkinson

Conversation, guests, good music and the occasional surprise 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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