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: Wie bitte?: 17

German for beginners.

: Zarabanda: 17

Spanish for beginners.

: Closedown

: Weatherman

Graham Parker looks at the weekend weather.


Weatherman: Graham Parker

: The Double Deckers: The Case of the Missing Doughnut

A comedy adventure series featuring a gang of children whose extraordinary adventures are hatched in a disused London Transport double-decker bus.
Featuring Julian Orchard as the Toyshop keeper and Jack Haig as the Assistant.


Director: Harry Booth
Producer: Roy Simpson
The Toyshop keeper: Julian Orchard
The Assistant: Jack Haig

: Dastardly and Muttley in their Flying Machines

Comedy cartoons featuring the Wacky Races favourite, Dick Dastardly, commander of the notorious Vulture Squadron, helped by his companion, Muttley.

: Grandstand

Introduced by Frank Bough

12.50* Football Preview
Today is Cup day again - the fifth round of the FA Cup and the fourth round of the Scottish Cup. Sam Leitch introduces action, personalities and the latest news of today's big matches.

1.10* Fight of the Week: Dave Needham (Nottingham) v Billy Hardacre (Liverpool)
Highlights of this week's feather-weight contest at York Hall, Bethnal Green.

1.25; 1.55; 2.25* Racing from Kempton
1.30 St. James's Handicap Hurdle (over 2 miles)
2.00 Coventry Pattern Handicap Chase (over 3 miles)
2.35 'Yellow Pages' Hurdle (over 2 miles)

1.40; 2.10* International Weightlifting: Great Britain v Cuba
from Tottenham Municipal Hall.

Great Britain's Olympic probables face formidable opposition from Cuba who were runners-up to the USA in the Pan-American Games.
(Radio Times People: page 5)

2.45* International Rugby Union from Dublin: Ireland v Scotland
The whole of today's important International Championship. With wins already over France and England, victory for Ireland today will keep them in the hunt for the International Championship title.
TV presentation by the Irish Television Service
And news from Paris on today's other international match, between France and England.
(Highlights in Rugby Special: BBC2 7.50)

4.40* Final Score
Complete classified results of today's Cup and League matches, 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 Weightlifting
1.55 Racing; 2.10 Weightlifting
2.25 Racing; 2.45 Rugby Union
4.40 Final Score

Timings are subject to alteration.


Presenter: Frank Bough
Presenter (Football Preview): Sam Leitch
Boxer (Fight of the Week): Dave Needham
Boxer (Fight of the Week): Billy Hardacre
Commentator (Fight of the Week): Harry Carpenter
Commentator (Racing): Julian Wilson
Commentator (Racing): John Hanmer
TV Presentation (Racing): Dennis Monger
Commentator (International Weightlifting): Ron Pickering
TV Presentation (International Weightlifting): Richard Tilling
Commentator (International Rugby Union): Bill McLaren
Grandstand presented for television by: Brian Venner
Editor: Alan Hart

: Whacko!

Written by Frank Muir and Denis Norden
Starring Jimmy Edwards with Julian Orchard
Who's the most popular person? With a £50 prize at stake Jim's sure that it ought to be him. But how to endear himself to the Chiselburians?
(The last of the present series)


Writer: Frank Muir
Writer: Denis Norden
Script adapted by: Robert Gray
Music: Dennis Wilson
Lighting: Keith Edelsten
Sound: David Hughes
Designer: John Stout
Producer: Douglas Argent
Headmaster: Jimmy Edwards
Pettigrew: Julian Orchard
Mr Arkwright: Andrew Laurence
Halliforth: Peter Greene
Dinwiddie: Harold Bennett
Taplow: Gary Warren
Potter: Greg Smith
Philpotts: Hayden Evans
Hobbies Class: David Janson
Hobbies Class: Freddie Foot
Hobbies Class: John Hicks
Hobbies Class: John Watters

: News

Today's Sport


Weatherman: Graham Parker

: Dr Who: The Sea Devils: Part 1

by Malcolm Hulke
starring Jon Pertwee
The first part of a new adventure

Jo and the Doctor visit the Master, now safely locked up in an island prison. Or is he? When the Doctor and Jo find themselves caught up in the mystery of the missing ships, and the creatures that emerge from the sea, they begin to wonder if the Master is up to his old tricks.
(Meet the Dalek winners: page 12)


Writer: Malcolm Hulke
Title Music: Ron Grainer and the BBC Radiophonic Workshop
Incidental Music: Malcolm Clarke
Script Editor: Terrance Dicks
Designer: Tony Snoaden
Producer: Barry Letts
Director: Michael Briant
Radio Operator: Neil Seiler
Ldg-Telegraphist Bowman: Alec Wallis
Captain Hart: Edwin Richfield
Dr Who: Jon Pertwee
Jo Grant: Katy Manning
Robbins: Royston Tickner
Trenchard: Clive Morton
Castle Guard Barclay: Terry Walsh
Master: Roger Delgado
Castle Guard Wilson: Brian Justice
Third Officer Jane Blythe: June Murphy
Hickman: Hugh Futcher
Clark: Declan Mulholland
Sea Devil: Pat Gorman

: It's Cliff Richard

Starring Cliff Richard
Special guest Severine
Featuring Una Stubbs
with Olivia Newton-John
and The Flirtations, Marty Swift
The Pamela Devis Dancers
Norrie Paramor and his Orchestra

(Radio Times People: page 5)


Presenter/Singer: Cliff Richard
Singer: Severine
Singer: Olivia Newton-John
Performer: Una Stubbs
Singers: The Flirtations
[Actor]: Marty Swift
Dancers: The Pamela Devis Dancers
Choreography: Pamela Devis
Script: Eric Davidson
Musicians: Norrie Paramor and his Orchestra
Designer: David Chandler
Designer: Geoffrey Patterson
Director: Brian Whitehouse
Producer: Michael Hurll

: High Adventure: A Man Could Get Killed

Tonight's film in this season of adventure films stars James Garner, Melina Mercouri, Sandra Dee, Tony Franciosa.

An American businessman arrives in Lisbon on what seems to be a routine trip - and is bewildered to find himself greeted as a secret agent!


Screenplay: Richard Breen
Screenplay: T.E.B. Clarke
Based on the novel "Diamonds for Danger" by: David Esdaile Walker
Director: Robert Neame
Director: Cliff Owen
William Beddoes: James Garner
Aurora-Celeste: Melina Mercouri
Amy Franklin: Sandra Dee
Steve/Antonio: Tony Franciosa
Hatton-Jones: Robert Coote
Dr Mathieson: Roland Culver
Florian: Gregoire Aslan
Sir Huntley Frazier: Cecil Parker
Mrs Mathieson: Dulcie Gray

: The Dick Emery Show

A new comedy series starring Dick Emery
with special guest June Whitfield
and featuring Pat Coombs, Gordon Clyde, Tommy Godfrey, Colin Jeavons, Georgina Moon, John Arnatt


Writer: John Warren
Writer: John Singer
Designer: Richard Hunt
Executive Producer: John Ammonds
Producer: Colin Charman
Comedian: Dick Emery
[Actress]: June Whitfield
[Actress]: Pat Coombs
[Actor]: Gordon Clyde
[Actor]: Tommy Godfrey
[Actor]: Colin Jeavons
[Actor]: Georgina Moon
[Actor]: John Arnatt

: The Befrienders: Mr Marland's Revolt

by Harry W. Junkin
Created by Harry W. Junkin
[Starring] Megs Jenkins as Janet, Michael Culver as Jerry, Peter Armitage as Chuck
with William Lucas as Frank Marland, Eve Pearce as Irene Marland and Charles Carson as William Searle

Have you ever longed for a second chance at life? Have you ever felt like chucking your job, leaving your wife, starting all over again? Frank Marland tries it.


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
Frank Marland: William Lucas
Irene Marland: Eve Pearce
William Searle: Charles Carson
Mrs Kingsley: Virginia Clay
Jeff Marland: Roger Tallon
Liz: Maggie Walker
Wan lady: Maryann Turner
James Rowant: Peter Halliday
Geoff Barnes: Patrick Connor
Frances Ricks: Jenny Till
Helen Rolfe: Jane Wellow
Jack Simpson: Jack Lynn
Ambulance man: Barry Ashton

: News

Presented by Richard Baker including reports by satellite on President Nixon's visit to China, and Weather


Newsreader: Richard Baker

: Match of the Day: The FA Cup Fifth Round

Action highlights involving six of the 16 clubs battling today.
David Coleman, Barry Davies and John Motson are commentators at three of the top Cup Ties and the 'Goal of the Month'.



Commentator: David Coleman
Commentator: Barry Davies
Commentator: 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: Ronald Fletcher
Song: John and Rosalind
Children: Harold Williamson
and Hilary Pritchard, Chris Munds


Presenter: Bernard Braden
Reporter: John Pitman
Reporter: Esther Rantzen
Reader (Nonsense): Ronald Fletcher
Singers: John and Rosalind
Interviewer (Children): Harold Williamson
Performer: Hilary Pritchard
Performer: Chris Munds
Director: Simon Wadleigh
Producer: Tom Conway
Editor: Desmond Wilcox
Editor: Bill Morton

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

Through the listings, you will also be able to use the Genome search function to find thousands of radio and TV programmes that are already available to view or listen to on the BBC website.

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