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: Victory at Fastnet

The British team outsailed all competition last summer in the greatest off-shore event in the world - the Fastnet Race.
The inside story of the British team's success is told by The Rt Hon Edward Heath, MP (team captain - Morning Cloud), Bob Watson (Cervantes), Arthur Slater (Prospect of Whitby).


Interviewee: Edward Heath
Interviewee: Bob Watson
Interviewee: Arthur Slater
Narrator: Duncan Carse
Producer: John Frost

: Winners at the Wheel

The champions of motor sport in 1971
Introduced by Raymond Baxter.
The Monte Carlo Rally runs into a blizzard. The 24-hour race at Le Mans features five-litre sports cars for the last time. In the East African Safari, overseas drivers fall out and Japanese Datsuns win. Jackie Stewart becomes World Champion Grand Prix driver.


Presenter: Raymond Baxter
Director: Tony Salmon
Producer: John Mills
Producer: Richard Tilling
Editor: Brian Robins

: Tom and Jerry: Jerry, Jerry Quite Contrary

Playing cat and mouse in today's selection from the world-famous award-winning cartoon films...

: Laurel and Hardy: The Chimp

Stan and Ollie move in the best circles until the circus goes broke but parting gifts of fellow performers keep them up to scratch.

: Here Come the Double Deckers: Happy Haunting

The popular comedy adventure series featuring a gang of children whose extraordinary adventures start in a disused London Transport double-decker bus.


Producer: Roy Simpson
Brains: Michael Audreson
Billie: Gillian Bailey
Sticks: Bruce Clark
Scooper: Peter Firth
Spring: Brinsley Forde
Tiger: Debbie Russ
Doughnut: Douglas Simmonds
Hodge the Butler: Clive Dunn
Doris the Maid: Pat Coombs

: Dastardly and Muttley in their Flying Machines

A series of comedy cartoons featuring the Wacky Races favourite, Dick Dastardly, and the Vulture Squadron

: Grandstand

Introduced by Frank Bough

12.35* Football Preview
Sam Leitch introduces news, action and personalities, with a look ahead to football in 1972, and the result of the December Goal of the Month competition.

12.55; 1.20; 1.50; 2.20* Racing from Newbury
Four races from the day's outstanding meeting.
1.0 Wantage Novices' Chase (2m)
1.30 Sovereign H'cap Hurdle (2m)
2.0 The Mandarin Steeplechase (3 miles, 2 furlongs, 82 yards)
2.30 Weyhill Handicap Chase (3m)

1.10* Fifty Years of Boxing
Teddy Waltham who retires this weekend after 50 years in boxing and 20 years as Secretary of the British Boxing Board of Control, looks back with Harry Carpenter at some of the great fights of his time, many of which he has refereed.

2.10; 2.40* International Ski-Jumping from Garmisch.
Top Olympic competitors compete in this great test of courage and skill on the 90-metre jump.
TV presentation by the German Television Service

3.0* Rugby League from Headingley: Leeds v Wigan
The second half of today's outstanding League match.

Grandstand Timetable:
12.35 Football Preview: 12.55 Racing
1.10 Fifty Years of Boxing
1.20 Racing; 1.40 Sports Round-up
1.50 Racing: 2.10 Ski-Jumping
2.20 Racing: 2.40 Ski-Jumping
3.0 Rugby League
3.45 Football scores and racing results
Timings are subject to alteration.


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
Interviewee (50 Years of Boxing): Teddy Waltham
Interviewer (50 Years of Boxing): Harry Carpenter
Commentator (Ski Jumping): Ron Pickering
Commentator (Rugby League): Eddie Waring
TV Presentation (Rugby League): Bob Duncan
Grandstand presented for television by: Brian Venner.
Editor: Alan Hart

: Lancer: The Knot

A Western film series
Starring Andrew Duggan, James Stacy, Wayne Maunder and Elizabeth Baur
with guest stars Paul Brinegar, Martin Sheen, Wright King, Richard X. Slattery

Murdoch leads the desperate hunt for Teresa when she is kidnapped.


Murdoch Lancer: Andrew Duggan
Johnny Lancer: James Stacy
Scott Lancer: Wayne Maunder
Teresa: Elizabeth Baur
Jelly Hoskins: Paul Brinegar
Andy Blake: Martin Sheen
Zack Blake: Wright King
Seth: Richard X. Slattery

: Final Score

Introduced by Frank Bough
Television's sports results service


Presenter: Frank Bough

: Whacko!

Written by Frank Muir and Denis Norden
starring Jimmy Edwards
with Julian Orchard



Writer: Frank Muir
Writer: Denis Norden
Music: Dennis Wilson
Script adapted by: Robert Gray
Designer: John Stout
Producer: Douglas Argent
Headmaster: Jimmy Edwards
Pettigrew: Julian Orchard
Sir John Dalton: Austin Trevor
Major Delgardo: David Healy
Mr Bratby: Norman Mitchell
Halliforth: Peter Greene
Dinwiddie: Harold Bennett
Taplow: Gary Warren
Potter: Greg Smith

: News

Weatherman Jack Scott and Today's Sport


Weatherman: Jack Scott

: Disney Parade: No Smoking

Goofy is determined to be hale, if not exactly hearty, by not inhaling.
A Walt Disney cartoon

: Dr Who: The Day of the Daleks: Part 1

by Louis Marks
Starring Jon Pertwee

A mysterious attack on a high-ranking diplomat... savage guerrillas who vanish into thin air... ape-like monsters in pursuit - and behind it all the Doctor's deadliest enemies.
(Write your own Dr Who adventure: page 10)


Writer: Louis Marks
Title Music: Ron Grainer and the BBC Radiophonic Workshop
Incidental Music: Dudley Simpson
Script Editor: Terrance Dicks
Designer: David Myerscough-Jones
Producer: Barry Letts
Director: Paul Bernard
Miss Paget: Jean McFarlane
Sir Reginald Styles: Wilfrid Carter
Guerrilla: Tim Condren
Brigadier Lethbridge Stewart: Nicholas Courtney
Dr Who: Jon Pertwee
Jo Grant: Katy Manning
Ogron: Rick Lester
Capt Mike Yates: Richard Franklin
Sergeant Benton: John Levene
Chief Dalek: John Scott Martin
Dalek voices: Oliver Gilbert
Dalek voices: Peter Messaline
Controller: Aubrey Woods
Girl technician: Deborah Brayshaw
Unit Radio operator: Gypsie Kemp
Anat: Anna Barry
Shura: Jimmy Winston
Boaz: Scott Fredericks

Blog post that mentions this programme:

Doctor Who: The Regeneration Game 5 November 2016

: It's Cliff Richard

Starring Cliff Richard
with Olivia Newton-John and The Flirtations
and a special guest appearance of Dandy Nichols as Una's mum.
A Song for Europe 1972 starring The New Seekers.
The Pamela Devis Dancers



Singer/Presenter: Cliff Richard
Singer: Olivia Newton-John
Singers: The Flirtations
Musicians: The New Seekers
Una's Mum: Dandy Nichols
Dancers: The Pamela Devis Dancers
Singers: The Breakaways
Choreographer: Pamela Devis
Script: Eric Davidson
Musicians: Norrie Paramor and his Orchestra
Designer: David Chandler
Director: Brian Whitehouse
Producer: Michael Hurll

: Dixon of Dock Green: Molenzicht

Written by N.J. Crisp
Starring Jack Warner

An unknown man, severely injured, is rescued from the Thames. One word - 'Molenzicht' - is the only clue which leads Andy and Laudy to a mysterious Englishman living in Holland.


Writer: N.J. Crisp
Series created by: Ted Willis
Producer: Joe Waters
George Dixon: Jack Warner
Sgt Wills: Nicholas Donnelly
PC Newton: Michael Osborne
Garrett: Michael Slater
Det-Sgt Crawford: Peter Byrne
Det-Con Lauderdale: Geoffrey Adams
Henk Pietersen: Maxim Hamel
Clara Bennett: Trudy Libosan
Van Damm: Sacco van der Made
Richard Bennett: Maurice Roeves
Landlord: Maurice Bush
Shipping clerk: Frank Mills
Dutchman: Albert van Doorn
Windmill-owner: Sylvain Poons
Bill: Terry Duggan
Freeman: Kenneth Watson

: The Cincinnati Kid

The Saturday film starring Steve McQueen, Edward G. Robinson, Ann-Margret, Karl Malden, Tuesday Weld, Cab Calloway, Joan Blondell

In the small dark world of New Orleans gambling clubs, an all-conquering young poker player takes on Lancey Howard, the legendary king of five-card stud.

(This Week's Films: page 9)


Based on the novel by: Richard Jessup
Director: Norman Jewison
The Cincinnati Kid: Steve McQueen
Lancey Howard: Edward G. Robinson
Melba: Ann-Margret
Shooter: Karl Malden
Christian: Tuesday Weld
Lady Fingers: Joan Blondell
Slade: Rip Torn
Pig: Jack Weston
Yeller: Cab Calloway
Hoban: Jeff Corey
Felix: Theo Marcuse
Sokal: Milton Selzer
Mr Rudd: Karl Swenson
Cajun: Emile Genest

: The Dick Emery Show

Written by John Warren and John Singer

A new comedy series starring Dick Emery
with special guest June Whitfield
and featuring Pat Coombs, Graham Armitage, Gordon Clyde



Writer: John Warren
Writer: John Singer
Make-Up: Cherry Alston
Sound: Colin Dixon
Lighting: Clive Thomas
Designer: Gerry Scott
Executive Producer: John Ammonds
Producer: Colin Charman
Comedian: Dick Emery
[Actress]: June Whitfield
[Actress]: Pat Coombs
[Actor]: Graham Armitage
Interviewer: Gordon Clyde

: News

with Kenneth Kendall
and Weather


Newsreader: Kenneth Kendall

: Match of the Day

David Coleman introduces two-match action and the result of the December 'Goal of the Month' competition.

Action from a North-South fixture where both teams have promotion ambitions in 1972.

Action from one of the most ambitious Football League clubs in the Midlands area.

Action, analysis, interviews plus the result of the 'Goal of the Month.'


Presenter: David Coleman
Commentator (North-South match): Barry Davies
Commentator (Midlands match): John Motson
Television Presentation: Alec Weeks
Television Presentation: John McGonagle
"Match of the Day" presented by: Jonathan Martin
Editor: Sam Leitch

: Time for Baxter

A special programme for the New Year starring Stanley Baxter
And featuring his special guest Clodagh Rodgers just back from a Mediterranean tour entertaining the troops in Cyprus and Malta - then a television appearance in Berlin and a show of her own in Portugal. But tonight Clodagh still has the energy to sing "Rain" and "You've Got a Friend".

(BBC Scotland)
(Stanley Baxter is appearing in "Mother Goose" at the King's Theatre, Glasgow; Clodagh Rodgers in "Cinderella" at the London Palladium).


Comedian: Stanley Baxter
Singer: Clodagh Rodgers
Writer: Ken Hoare
Musical Director: Iain Sutherland
Choreographer: Bruce McClure
Designer: Helen Rae
Producer: David Bell

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