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: Wie bitte?: 13

A beginners' course in German
(Books and records: page 12)

: Zarabanda: 13

Spanish for beginners
(Book and records: page 12)

: Closedown

: Weatherman

Bert Foord looks at the weekend weather.


Weatherman: Bert Foord

: The Double Deckers: Starstruck

The popular comedy adventure series featuring a gang of children whose extraordinary adventures are hatched in a disused London Transport double-decker bus.
Featuring Liz Frazer as TV star


Director: Harry Booth
Producer: Roy Simpson
TV Star: Liz Frazer

: Dastardly and Muttley in their Flying Machines

A series of comedy cartoons

: Grandstand

Introduced by Frank Bough

12.50* Football Preview
Sam Leitch introduces news, personalities and action from home and overseas.

1.10; 1.40* Fight of the Week
The outstanding supporting contests from this week's major promotion at the Royal Albert Hall, which included Johnny Frankham v Wayne Bethea, and Mark Rowe and John Stracey.

1.25; 1.50; 2.20; 2.50* Racing from Kempton
1.30 Sunbury Selling Hurdle (over 2 miles)
2.00 Walter Hyde Handicap Chase (over 3 miles)
2.30 Ladbroke Handicap Hurdle (over 2 miles)
3.0 Weybridge Novices Chase (over 2 miles and 170 yards).

2.10; 2.40; 3.10; 4.15* Athletics from Cosford
Britain's leading athletes compete for national titles and the chance to represent their country in the European indoor championships in the Ford National Indoor Athletics Championships.

3.30 * Rugby League from Oldham: Oldham v St Helens
The second half of one of today's leading first round Rugby League Cup ties.

4.40 * Final Score
Classified football results, racing and rugby results, reports, news, and action highlights.

Grandstand timetable:
12.50 Football preview
1.10 Fight of the Week; 1.25 Racing
1.40 Boxing; 1.50 Racing
2.10 Athletics; 2.20 Racing
2.40 Athletics; 2.50 Racing
3.10 Athletics; 3.30 Rugby League
4.15 Athletics; 4.40 Final Score
Timings are subject to alteration in order to keep up to date with events.


Presenter: Frank Bough
Presenter (Football Preview): Sam Leitch
Boxer: Johnny Frankham
Boxer: Wayne Bethea
Boxer: Mark Rowe
Boxer: John Stracey
Commentator (Fight of the Week): Harry Carpenter
TV Presentation (Fight of the Week): Bob Duncan
Commentator (Racing): Julian Wilson
Commentator (Racing): Clive Graham
TV Presentation (Racing): Dennis Monger
Commentator (Athletics): Norris McWhirter
Commentator (Athletics): Ross McWhirter
TV Presentation (Athletics): Alan Mouncer
Commentator (Rugby League): Eddie Waring
TV Presentation (Rugby League): Ray Lakeland
Grandstand presented for television by: Brian Venner
Editor: Alan Hart

: 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
Halliforth: Peter Greene
Dinwiddie: Harold Bennett
Taplow: Gary Warren
Potter: Greg Smith

: News

Today's Sport



Weatherman: Bert Foord

: Disney Parade: The Olympic Champ

Goofy's athletic technique lands him among the prizes.

: Dr Who: The Curse of Peladon: Part 1

by Brian Hayles
starring Jon Pertwee
The first part of a new adventure

The Doctor takes Jo to a far planet in the distant future.


Writer: Brian Hayles
Incidental Music: Dudley Simpson
Script Editor: Terrance Dicks
Designer: Gloria Clayton
Producer: Barry Letts
Director: Lennie Mayne
Torbis: Henry Gilbert
Peladon: David Troughton
Hepesh: Geoffrey Toone
Grun: Gordon St Clair
Aggedor: Nick Hobbs
Dr Who: Jon Pertwee
Jo Grant: Katy Manning
Alpha Centauri: Stuart Fell
Voice of Alpha Centauri: Ysanne Churchman
Arcturus: Murphy Grumbar
Voice of Arcturus: Terry Bale
Ssorg: Sonny Caldinez
Izlyr: Alan Bennion

: It's Cliff Richard

Starring Cliff Richard
Featuring Elton John
with Olivia Newton-John, The Flirtations
A special guest appearance of Dandy Nichols and the return of Una Stubbs.

A Song for Europe 1972 starring The New Seekers.

The Pamela Devis Dancers
Norrie Paramor and his Orchestra


Presenter/Singer: Cliff Richard
Singer/pianist: Elton John
Singer: Olivia Newton-John
Singers: The Flirtations
Herself: Una Stubbs
Musicians (A Song for Europe 1972): The New Seekers
Una's Mum: Dandy Nichols
Script: Eric Davidson
Dancers: The Pamela Devis Dancers
Choreographer: Pamela Devis
Vocal Backings: The Breakaways
Musicians: Norrie Paramor and his Orchestra
Director: Brian Whitehouse
Producer: Michael Hurll

: Dixon of Dock Green: The Bad Debt Men

Written by Derek Ingrey
Starring Jack Warner

Being owed money can be worse than owing it - as Harry Manning finds out when a mistaken witness and a vindictive woman put him behind bars. But who to fear more - the police or the woman?


Writer: Derek Ingrey
Series created by: Ted Willis
Designer: Moira Tait
Producer: Joe Waters
Director: Vere Lorrimer
George Dixon: Jack Warner
Pritchard: Bill Kerr
Hale: James Donnelly
Valerie: Gwyneth Powell
PC Newton: Michael Osborne
Barman: Walter Henry
Manning: James Berwick
Colebrooke: John Ronane
Bray: John Bryans
Bert: Bill Treacher
Det-Sgt Andy Crawford: Peter Byrne
Det-Con Lauderdale: Geoffrey Adams
Sgt Wills: Nicholas Donnelly
Inspector: Richard Grant
Mrs Winsor: Sheelah Wilcocks
Johnson: Norman Atkyns

: Hollywood Premiere: The Manhunter

Starring Roy Thinnes, Sandra Dee and Albert Salmi.

African safari. Big-game hunter David Farrow finds himself in the desolate, sinister swamplands of Louisiana where his quarry has gone to ground. His quarry - man.


David Farrow: Roy Thinnes
Mara: Sandra Dee
Rafe Augustine: Albert Salmi
Carl Auscher: Sorrell Booke
Walter St Clair: David Brian
Pa Bocock: Royal Dano
Ma Bocock: Madeleine Sherwood
Clel Bocock: William Smith

: The Dick Emery Show

Written by John Warren and John Singer
A new comedy series starring Dick Emery.
With Pat Coombs, Gordon Clyde, Blake Butler, Norman Chappell, Peter Hawkins, David Healy, Helen Horton.


Writer: John Warren
Writer: John Singer
Designer: Richard Hunt
Executive Producer: John Ammonds
Producer: Colin Charman
Comedian: Dick Emery
[Actress]: Pat Coombs
[Actor]: Gordon Clyde
[Actor]: Blake Butler
[Actor]: Norman Chappell
[Actor]: Peter Hawkins
[Actor]: David Healy
[Actor]: Helen Horton

: News

with Robert Dougall and Weather


Newsreader: Robert Dougall

: Match of the Day

Barry Davies introduces two-match action and January's 'Goal of the Month' competition.

Match No 1 features a First Division North-South battle.

Match No 2 stays in the First Division for a match spanning the Midlands and the North.

The pick of January's League and Cup goals on parade for a prize of £100-worth of Premium Bonds.



Presenter/Commentator (Match 1): Barry Davies
Commentator (Match 2): John Motson
Television Presentation: Alec Weeks
Television Presentation: John McGonagle
Match of the Day presented by: Jonathan Martin
Editor: Sam Leitch

: Braden's Week

Bernard Braden with John Pitman and Esther Rantzen.
Nonsense of the week: Ronald Fletcher
Song of the week: Jake Thackray
Children of the week: Harold Williamson
and Hilary Pritchard, Chris Munds


Presenter: Bernard Braden
Reporter: John Pitman
Reporter: Esther Rantzen
Reader (Nonsense of the week): Ronald Fletcher
Singer: Jake Thackray
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

: The Night the Bridge Caught Fire

On the night of 23 May 1970, five youths inadvertently set fire to the Stephenson Tubular Bridge, Anglesey's only rail link with the mainland and a vital link for traffic between Britain and Ireland. On the eve of its reopening Vincent Kane investigates the fire and its effects.


Reporter: Vincent Kane
Producer: Geraint Stanley Jones

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