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: Wie bitte?: 16

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

: Zarabanda: 16

Spanish for beginners
(Book and records: page 12)

: Closedown

: Weatherman

Jack Scott: the weekend weather


Weatherman: Jack Scott

: The Double Deckers: Go-Karters

A comedy adventure series featuring a gang of children whose adventures are hatched in a London Transport double-decker bus.
Featuring David Hutcheson as the Magistrate.


Director: Charles Crichton
Producer: Roy Simpson
The Magistrate: David Hutcheson

: Dastardly and Muttley in their Flying Machines

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

: Grandstand

Introduced by Frank Bough

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

1.10; 1.40; 2.10; 2.45* Racing from Chepstow
1.15 Wells Selling Handicap Hurdle (over 2 miles)
1.45 Daily Mirror Punters Club Chase (over 2 miles)
2.20 The Welsh Grand National (over 3 miles and 6 furlongs)
2.50 Crick Hurdle (over 2 miles)

1.25; 1.55* Fight of the Week
Johnny Stracey v Bernie Terrell (Bethnal Green) (Edmonton)
Stracey, unbeaten in 20 fights, against the Southern Area welterweight champion. Highlights of this eight-round welterweight fight, and other outstanding contests from this week's bill at the Royal Albert Hall.

2.30; 3.10; 4.30* International Athletics from Cosford
Great Britain v Spain and The Women's AAA National Indoor Championships
Britain's two outstanding middle-distance runners, David Bedford and Ian Stewart, team up against Spain in the 3,000 metres, one of the highlights of this Ford international meeting.

3.45* Rugby League from Castleford
Castleford v Warrington
The second half of one of today's leading second 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 Racing
1.25 Boxing: 1.40 Racing
1.55 Boxing; 2.10 Racing
2.30 Athletics; 2.45 Racing
3.10 Athletics; 3.45 Rugby League
4.30 Athletics; 4.40 Final Score

Timings are subject to alteration in order to keep up to date with events.
Grandstand presented for television by Brian Venner


Presenter: Frank Bough
Presenter (Football Preview): Sam Leitch
Commentator (Racing): Julian Wilson
Commentator (Racing): Clive Graham
TV Presentation (Racing): Richard Tilling
Commentator (Boxing): Harry Carpenter
Commentator (Athletics): Ron Pickering
Commentator (Athletics): Norris McWhirter
TV Presentation (Athletics): Alan Mouncer
Commentator (Rugby): Eddie Waring
TV Presentation (Rugby): Keith Phillips
Presented for television by: Brian Venner
Editor: Alan Hart

: Whacko!

Written by Frank Muir and Denis Norden.
Starring Jimmy Edwards with Julian Orchard and Clodagh Rodgers.

Jim asks Clodagh to sing at a benefit concert, but she soon discovers that there are 'pirates' roaming at Chiselbury.


Writter: Frank Muir
Writter: Denis Norden
Music: Dennis Wilson
Script adapted by: Robert Gray
Producer: Douglas Argent
Headmaster: Jimmy Edwards
Pettigrew: Julian Orchard
As herself: Clodagh Rodgers
Halliforth: Peter Greene
Dinwiddie: Harold Bennett
Mr Jessel: Stuart Sherwin
Melhuish: Tom McCall
Potter: Greg Smith
Figgins: Mark Rogers
Perkins: Martin Johnson
Cartwright: Paul Gyngell
Battersby: Andrew Pitcher

: News

Weatherman Jack Scott
Today's Sport


Weatherman: Jack Scott

: Dr Who: The Curse of Peladon: Part 4

by Brian Hayles
Starring Jon Pertwee

Dr Who tames the un-tameable - and King Peladon is to be crowned. Will Jo be his Queen?


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

: It's Cliff Richard

Tonight's live edition stars Cliff Richard.
Special guest star Cilla Black
featuring Una Stubbs with The Flirtations, Marty Swift and the result of the voting and the Winning Song from A Song for Europe 1972.
Starring The New Seekers, The Pamela Devis Dancers.


Presenter/Singer: Cliff Richard
Singer: Cilla Black
Performer: Una Stubbs
Singers: The Flirtations
[Actor]: Marty Swift
Musicians: The New Seekers
Dancers: The Pamela Devis Dancers
Choreographer: Pamela Devis
Musicians: Norrie Paramor and His Orchestra
Script: Eric Davidson
Sound: Larry Goodson
Producer: Michael Hurll

: High Adventure: The Scarlet Coat

This season of adventure films moves to Saturday and tonight stars Michael Wilding, Cornel Wilde, Anne Francis, George Sanders
with Robert Douglas, John McIntire, Bobby Driscoll

Towards the end of the War of Independence an American Intelligence officer deserts to the British in the hope of unmasking 'Gustavus' - the highly-placed traitor supplying the British with vital information.


Director: John Sturges
Major Bolton: Cornel Wilde
Major Andre: Michael Wilding
Dr Odell: George Sanders
Sally Cameron: Anne Francis
Benedict Arnold: Robert Douglas
General Howe: John McIntire
Ben Potter: Bobby Driscoll
Peter: Rhys Williams
Nathanael Greene: John Dehner
Col Jameson: James Westerfield
Mr Brown: Ashley Cowan
Sir Henry Clinton: Paul Cavanagh
Mr Durkin: John Alderson
Colonel Winfield: John O'Mallfy

: The Dick Emery Show

Written by John Warren and John Singer
A new comedy series starring Dick Emery.
With Pat Coombs, James Bree, Jonathan Cecil, Gordon Clyde, Hilda Fenemore, Penny Spencer, George Tovey


Writer: John Warren
Writer: John Singer
Designer: Gerry Scott
Executive Producer: John Ammonds
Producer: Colin Charman
Comedian: Dick Emery
[Actress]: Pat Coombs
[Actor]: James Bree
[Actor]: Jonathan Cecil
[Actor]: Gordon Clyde
[Actress]: Hilda Fenemore
[Actress]: Penny Spencer
[Actor]: George Tovey

: The Befrienders: Allenby and Son, Ltd

by Harry W. Junkin
Created by Harry W. Junkin.
[Starring] Megs Jenkins as Janet, Michael Culver as Jerry, Peter Armitage as Chuck
with Glyn Houston as Michael Allenby

Will Allenby accept the inevitable? Or will he resist it and perhaps destroy his life and career?
(Befriending people: page 3)


Writer/Created by/Co-Producer: Harry W. Junkin
Designer: Chris Thompson
Producer: John Henderson
Director: Raymond Menmuir
Janet: Megs Jenkins
Jerry: Michael Culver
Chuck: Peter Armitage
Michael Allenby: Glyn Houston
Peter Allenby: John Hamill
John Allenby: Godfrey Jackman
Tom Gilling: Reginald Jessup
Mrs Swinton: Barbara Lott
Liz: Maggie Walker
Frances Ricks: Jenny Till
Helen Rolfe: Jane Wellow
Middle-aged man: Graham Leaman
Bascombe: Jeremy Wilkin
Mrs Kenwood: Aimee Delamain
Geoff Barnes: Patrick Connor
James Rowant: Peter Halliday

: News

With Robert Dougall
and Weather


Newsreader: Robert Dougall

: Match of the Day

First Division action highlights.

Match No 1 comes from a famous ground where the competition could not be fiercer.

Match No 2 from the Midlands.

Introduced by Barry Davies



Commentator (Match No 1)/presenter: Barry Davies
Commentator (Match No 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: Paul McDowell
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: Paul McDowell
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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