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: Wie bitte?: 15

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

: Zarabanda

Spanish for beginners: 15
(Book and records: page 12)

: Interval

: Skating at the Winter Olympics

The Gold, Silver and Bronze Medal highights from the three Winter Olympics skating events. The Pairs, Ladies' and Men's Championships.
Introduced by Frank Bough.
Presented in collaboration with the European Broadcasting Union and NHK of Japan


Presenter: Frank Bough
Commentator: Alan Weeks

: Weatherman

Bert Foord: the weekend weather


Weatherman: Bert Foord

: The Double Deckers

A comedy adventure series Pop Singer: featuring


Sid Jones: Anthony Way

: 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.

1.10* Fight of the Week
The outstanding contest from this week's promotion at Shoreditch Town Hall, which featured unbeaten featherweight Howard Hayes against an experienced Continental opponent.

1.20, 2.00* Racing from Newbury
1.30 Newbury Spring Handicap 'Chase (over 2 miles and 160 yards)
2.10 Schweppes Gold Trophy Handicap Hurdle (over 2 miles)

2.20-4.15* Winter Olympics from Sapporo
The Four-Man Bobsleigh
The final two runs to decide the Olympic championship.

Skiing: The Men's Slalom
The qualifying stages of the concluding event in the Alpine skiing championships.

Ice Hockey: a report on the day's crucial matches.

2.30* International Rugby Union from Twickenham. England v Ireland.
BBC outside broadcast cameras bring you the whole of today's important international.

4.40* Final Score

Grandstand Timetable:
12.50 Football preview; 1.10 Boxing
1.20 Racing: 1.40 Rugby Union preview
2.0 Racing; 2.20 Winter Olympics
2.30 Rugby Union; 4.15 Winter Olympics
4.40 Final Score
Timings are subject to alteration.


Presenter: Frank Bough
Presenter (Football Preview): Sam Leitch
Boxer (Fight of the Week): Howard Hayes
Commentator (Fight of the Week): Harry Carpenter
Commentator (Racing): Julian Wilson
Commentator (Racing): Clive Graham
TV Presentation (Racing): Dennis Monger
Commentator (Winter Olympics: Bobsleigh): David Coleman
Commentator (Winter Olympics: Skiing): Ron Pickering
Commentator (Winter Olympics: Skiing): Jean-Claude Killy
Commentator (Winter Olympics: Ice Hockey): Alan Weeks
Commentator (International Rugby Union): Bill McLaren
Summariser (International Rugby Union): Cliff Morgan
TV Presentation (International Rugby Union): Alan Mouncer
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
Producer: Douglas Argent
Headmaster: Jimmy Edwards
Pettigrew: Julian Orchard
Mr Taplow: Noel Johnson
Quiz-master: Richard Warner
Headmistress: Dorothy Frere
Halliforth: Peter Greene
Dinwiddie: Harold Bennett
Taplow: Gary Warren
Potter: Greg Smith
Announcer: Richard Grant
Ivy: Lesley Roach
Jacquetta: Erin Geraghty
Maisie: Sandra Green

: News

Today's Sport


Weatherman: Bert Foord

: Disney Parade

A Cowboy Needs a Horse

: Dr Who: The Curse of Peladon: Part 3

by Brian Hayles
starring Jon Pertwee
HRH Princess Jo receives a right Royal proposal.


Writer: Brian Hayles
Title Music by: Ron Grainer and BBC Radiophonic Workshop
Incidental Music by: Dudley Simpson
Script Editor: Terrance Dicks
Producer: Barry Letts
Director: Lennie Mayne
Dr Who: Jon Pertwee
Grun: Gordon St Clair
Jo Grant: Katy Manning
Peladon: David Troughton
Hepesh: Geoffrey Toone
Izlyr: Alan Bennion
Ssorg: Sonny Caldinez
Alpha Centauri: Stuart Fell
Voice: Ysanne Churchman
Arcturus: Murphy Grumbar
Voice of Arcturus: Terry Bale
Aggedor: Nick Hobbs
Guard Captain: George Giles

: It's Cliff Richard

In a special edition Cliff Richard introduces The New Seekers in A Song for Europe 1972

Tonight The New Seekers sing all six Songs for Europe:
"Out on the Edge of Beyond" (Mike Sammes/John Bendall)
"Sing Out" (Robbie Dunlop)
"Why Can't We All Get Together" (Ray Davies)
"One by One" (Mike Leander/Eddie Seago)
"Songs of Praise" (Roy Wood)
"Beg, Steal or Borrow" (Tony Cole/Graeme Hall/Steve Wolfe)

Viewers are invited to select the song which will represent Great Britain in this year's Eurovision Song Contest.
Votes (on postcards please, to arrive not later than Thursday 17 February) to: A Song for Europe, [address removed]
(Radio Times People: page 4)


Presenter/Singer: Cliff Richard
Singers: The New Seekers
Musical direction and arrangements: David Mackay
Musical direction and arrangements: Norrie Paramor
Sound: Larry Goodson
Producer: Michael Hurll

: Dixon of Dock Green: Sgt George Dixon

Written by N.J. Crisp
Starring Jack Warner

In the last of the current series, Sgt Dixon is involved in the personal tragedy arising from a broken marriage. Only he can save a child's life.


Writer: N.J. Crisp
Series created by: Ted Willis
Designer: Antony Thorpe
Producer: Joe Waters
George Dixon: Jack Warner
Milkman: Terry Duggan
Mrs Pearson: Olive Mercer
Arthur Grange: Brian Peck
Doctor: Iain Blair
Teacher: Jo Warne
Brenda: Lesley Roach
Mr Grange: Leslie Dwyer
Mrs Grange: Rachel Thomas
Joyce Grange: Doremy Vernon
PC Newton: Michael Osborne
Det-Con Lauderdale: Geoffrey Adams
Det-Sgt Andy Crawford: Peter Byrne
Porter: Kenneth Waller
Sgt Wills: Nicholas Donnelly
Greengrocer: Paul Haley
Police driver: Geoffrey Evans
Ambulance man: Ken Haward

: Hollywood Premiere: My Sweet Charlie

Starring Patty Duke and Al Freeman Jr.
On the bleak Texas gulf coast two young people meet. A white Southern girl, uneducated, unmarried and pregnant finds a home and temporary security in an unoccupied beach house. Until another fugitive arrives, also seeking refuge from a hostile world. He is a lawyer from the North, now on the run from the police - and black.


Director: Lamont Johnson
Marlene Chambers: Patty Duke
Charles Roberts: Al Freeman Jr
Treadwell: Ford Rainey
Mr Larrabee: William Hardy
Mrs Larrabee: Chris Wilson

: The Dick Emery Show

Written by John Warren and John Singer
A new comedy series starring Dick Emery
wit Pat Coombs, Amelia Bayntun, Sheila Bernette, Gordon Clyde, Susan Jameson, Bill Pertwee, John Quayle, Toke Townley


Writer: John Warren
Writer: John Singer
Designer: Richard Hunt
Executive Producer: John Ammonds
Producer: Colin Charman
Comedian: Dick Emery
[Actress]: Pat Coombs
[Actress]: Amelia Bayntun
[Actress]: Sheila Bernette
[Actor]: Gordon Clyde
[Actress]: Susan Jameson
[Actor]: Bill Pertwee
[Actor]: John Quayle
[Actor]: Toke Townley

: News

with Kenneth Kendall
and Weather


Newsreader: Kenneth Kendall

: Match of the Day

Barry Davies introduces two-match action, news, views and analysis from the Football League programme.

Match No 1 has a Northern accent on the top of the table.

Match No 2 is involved in the promotion race at the other end of the country.


Introduced By: Barry Davies
Commentator (Match No. 1): John Motson
Commentator (Match No. 2): Barry Davies
Television Presentation By: Alec Weeks
Television Presentation By: John McGonagle
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: Jake Thackray
Children of the week: Harold Williamson and Hilary Pritchard and Chris Munds.


Presenter: Bernard Braden
Reporter: John Pitman
Reporter: Esther Rantzen
Reader (Nonsense of the Week): Ronald Fletcher
Singer: Jake Thackray
Interviewer: Harold Williamson
Performer: Hilary Pritchard
Performer: Chris Munds
Director: Simon Wadleigh
Producer: Tom Conway
Editor: Desmond Wilcox
Editor: Bill Morton

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