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: Square Two: 28: Invariants

(Books: page 19)

: Wie bitte?: 7

A beginners' course in German
(Book and records: page 19)

: Zarabanda: 7

Spanish for beginners
(Book and records: page 19)

: Closedown

: Weatherman

Bert Foord: the weekend weather


Weatherman: Bert Foord

: Ali Bongo's Cartoon Carnival

Ali Bongo and Oscar
with Yogi Bear in "Pie Pirates"
Pixie and Dixie in "Bird-brained Cat"
Pink Panther in "In the Pink"
Wacky Races in "Race Rally to Raleigh"
plus jokes and mystifying magic


Presenter/Magician: Ali Bongo
Script: Harry Jones
Designer: Colin Green
Producer: Paul Ciani

: Grandstand

Introduced by Frank Bough

12.35* Football Preview
Introduced by Sam Leitch

12.55; 1.50; 2.20* Racing from Ascot
1.0 Aurelius Hurdle (over 2 miles)
2.0 Black and White Handicap Hurdle (over 2 miles)
2.30 Black and White Whisky Gold Cup Chase (over 2 miles)

1.10* Rugby Union: Oxford University v Major R.V. Stanley's XV (The British Lions)
Highlights of Thursday's match at Iffley Road in which John Dawes captained a British Lions team playing together for the first time since their triumphant tour of New Zealand.

1.25 Fight of the Week
The pick of the main supporting contests from Harry Levene's major promotion at the Empire Pool, Wembley.

1.40; 2.40* Motor Racing from Lydden
Formula 3 racing comes to the Lydden Circuit in Kent for the first time ever, as many of Britain's top drivers compete for the W.D. & H.O. Wills Challenge Cup. Organised by the Thames Estuary Automobile Club.

3.0* Rugby League: St Helens v Castleford
from St Helens
The second half of today's outstanding League match.

Grandstand Timetable:
12.35 Football Preview; 12.55 Racing
1.10 Rugby Union
1.25 Fight of the Week
1.40 Motor Racing; 1.50 Racing
2.10 Racing Review: 2.20 Racing
2.40 Motor Racing: 3.0 Rugby League
3.45 Football half-times; Racing results
Timings are subject to alteration in order to keep up to date with events.



Presenter: Frank Bough
Presenter (Football Preview): Sam Leitch
Commentator (Racing): Peter O'Sullevan
Commentator (Racing): Clive Graham
Reporter (Racing): Julian Wilson
TV presentation (Racing): Dennis Monger
Captain (Major R.V. Stanley's XV): John Dawes
Commentator (Rugby Union): Cliff Morgan
Commentator (Fight of the Week): Harry Carpenter
TV presentation (Fight of the Week): Bob Duncan
Commentator (Motor Racing): Murray Walker
TV presentation (Motor Racing): Richard Tilling
Commentator (Rugby League): Eddie Waring
TV presentation (Rugby League): Ray Lakeland
Grandstand presented for television by: Brian Venner
Editor: Alan Hart

: Lancer: Blood Rock

A Western film series
starring Andrew Duggan, James Stacey, Wayne Maunder
with Elizabeth Baur
and guest stars J. D. Cannon, Barry Williams, John Anderson

a small boy's hero worship of the outlaw father he has never seen places Scot Lancer in grave danger...


Murdoch Lancer: Andrew Duggan
Johnny: James Stacy
Scott: Wayne Maunder
Teresa O'Brien: Elizabeth Baur
Ben: Barry Williams
Morgan Price: J.D. Cannon
Sheriff Garland: John Anderson

: Final Score

Introduced by Frank Bough
Television's sports results service, with all the football, racing and rugby results, reports on today's outstanding events, and the pick of the Grandstand action.


Presenter: Frank Bough

: Tom and Jerry: Puttin' on the Dog


Created by: William Hanna
Created by: Joe Barbera

: The Partridge Family: Star Quality

Starring Shirley Jones as Mrs Shirley Partridge

Praised to the skies, Danny decides to go solo but comes down to earth with a bump.


Mrs Shirley Partridge: Shirley Jones
Keith: David Cassidy
Laurie: Susan Dey
Danny: Danny Bonaduce
Chris: Jeremy Gelbwaks
Tracy: Suzanne Crough
Reuben Kincaid: Dave Madden

: News


Weatherman: Bert Foord

: Bruce Forsyth and The Generation Game

Starring Bruce Forsyth
and Family Couples from all over the country.

Things look a hit sniffy tonight, especially when our courageous competitors come face-to-face with the pot.

Ronnie Hazlehurst and his Orchestra


Presenter: Bruce Forsyth
Musicians: Ronnie Hazlehurst and his Orchestra
Programme Associate: Denis Gifford
Programme Associate: Tony Hawes
Designer: Andy Dimond
Producer: Alan Tarrant
Producer: James Moir

: The 300 Spartans

The Saturday film stars Richard Egan, Sir Ralph Richardson, Diane Baker, Barry Coe, David Farrar, Donald Houston, Anna Synodinou

Twenty-four centuries ago Xerxes, Emperor of Persia, plotted the conquest of the entire known world, and with an army of five million he advanced on Greece.
This spectacular and exciting film tells the story of the mighty Battle of Thermopylae, where Xerxes' hordes faced the King of Sparta's tiny force of 300 men - but men with a veneration for valour and honour who changed the course of history.


Director: Rudolph Mate
Leonidas: Richard Egan
Themistocles: Sir Ralph Richardson
Ellas: Diane Baker
Phylon: Barry Coe
Xerxes: David Farrar
Hydarnes: Donald Houston
Gorgo: Anna Synodinou
Ephialtes: Kieron Moore
Agathon: John Crawford
Pentheus: Robert Brown
First Delegate: Laurence Naismith
Artemisia: Anne Wakefield
Demaratus: Ivan Triesault
Mogistias: Charles Fawcett

: Dixon of Dock Green: Jig-Saw

Written by Eric Paice
Starring Jack Warner

In this episode, Sergeant Dixon is called to Dock Green Gasworks which have been derelict for some time. A young wife has disappeared and evidence accumulates that she has recently been inside this area. Foul play is suspected and the police find strange parallels with other unsolved crimes.


Writer: Eric Paice
Series created by: Ted Willis
Film Cameraman: Phil Meheux
Film Recordist: Les Collins
Film Editor: Chris Wimble
Producer: Joe Waters
George Dixon: Jack Warner
Forbes: Victor Maddern
PC Newton: Michael Osborne
Colin Warren: Charles Houston
Det-Sgt Crawford: Peter Byrne
Det-Con Lauderdale: Geoffrey Adams
Morris: Windsor Davies
Ch-Insp Jameson: Glynn Edwards
Sgt Wills: Nicholas Donnelly
Child: Kay Humblestone
Child: Nicholas Wright
WDC Garrard: Angela Ginders
Plain-clothes detective: Joe Santo
PC: Ronald Gough
PC: Patrick Milner

: Cilla

starring Cilla Black
A show recorded in the Concert Hall of SFB Berlin
Special guest star Sacha Distel
with Michael Bentine

Cilla spricht Deutsch... Fraulein Schwarz von Liverpool had to forsake her familiar haunts for this glamorous and uproarious night in front of an all-German audience in one of West Berlin's biggest concert halls.
Irving Davies and his Dancers
Paul Kuhn and his Orchestra

(A co-production BBC/SFB)


Singer/Presenter: Cilla Black
Singer: Sacha Distel
Comedian: Michael Bentine
Dancers: Irving Davies and his Dancers
Musicians: Paul Kuhn and his Orchestra
Choreographer: Irving Davies
Musical Associate and musical arrangements: Ronnie Hazlehurst
Writer: Ronnie Taylor
Producer: Michael Hurll

: News

with Richard Baker
and Weather


Newsreader: Richard Baker

: Match of the Day

David Coleman introduces match action from two leading First Division grounds.

Match No 1 comes from the Midlands.

Match No 2 involves a thrilling North-South collision.

Goals, news, views from the busy Saturday football scene.



Presenter/Commentator (Match No 2): David Coleman
Commentator (Match No 1): Barry Davies
Television presentation: Alec Weeks
Television presentation: John Shrewsbury
Match of the Day presented by: Jonathan Martin
Editor: Sam Leitch

: Braden's Week

Bernard Braden and his team take a sideways look at the week and a careful look at some of the problems that bother us with John Pitman and Esther Rantzen Nonsense of the week: Ronald Fletcher
Song of the week: Eranga and Prianga
Children of the week: Harold Williamson
and Hilary Pritchard and Chris Munds


Presenter: Bernard Braden
Reporter: John Pitman
Reporter: Esther Rantzen
Announcer: Ronald Fletcher
Singers: Eranga and Prianga
Interviewer (Children of the week): Harold Williamson
Performer: Hilary Pritchard
Performer: Chris Munds
Director: Simon Wadleigh
Producer: Tom Conway
Editor: Desmond Wilcox
Editor: Bill Morton

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