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: Wie bitte?: 19

German for beginners.

: Zarabanda: 19

Spanish for beginners.

: Closedown

: Weatherman

Bert Foord looks at the weekend weather


Weatherman: Bert Foord

: The Double Deckers: Robbie the Robot

A comedy adventure series, featuring Frank Thornton as the TV producer and Michael Sharvell-Martin as the TV announcer.


Producer: Roy Simpson
Director: Harry Booth
TV producer: Frank Thornton
TV announcer: Michael Sharvell-Martin

: Dastardly and Muttley in their Flying Machines

A series of comedy cartoons

: Grandstand

Introduced by Frank Bough

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

1.10; 1.40* Fight of the Week
Highlights of outstanding fights from this week's promotion at the Royal Albert Hall. Among those on the bill were British Middleweight Champion Bunny Sterling, John Stracey, Johnny Frankham and John Conteh, fighting as a heavyweight for the first time.

1.25; 1.55; 2.20* Racing from Chepstow
1.30 Rocket Novice's Chase (2 miles)
2.00 Gardner Steel Handicap Hurdle (2 miles)
2.30 Fred Dixon Memorial Chase (Handicap) (3 miles)

2.10* The South African Grand Prix
A film report by Barrie Gill on this week's Formula One World Championship event at Kyalami.

2.40; 3.20* International Table Tennis from Norwich: England v Czechoslovakia
England's leading players face one of the strongest teams in the world in this European League match.

3.00* The World Figure Skating Championships: The Men's Championship of the World
Highlights of Thursday's competition in Calgary, Canada, when the Olympic gold medal winner at Sapporo, Ondrej Nepela of Czechoslovakia, defended his world title.
TV presentation by Canadian Television

3.30; 4.30* International Athletics from Grenoble: The European Indoor Championships
This afternoon's competition on the opening day of Europe's major indoor meeting, in which Great Britain is strongly represented.
TV presentation by the French Television Service

3.45* Rugby Union from Coventry: The County Championship Final: Warwickshire v Gloucestershire
The second half of this major Rugby Union occasion.

4.40* Final Score

Grandstand Timetable:
12.50 Football preview
1.10 Boxing
1.25 Racing
1.40 Boxing
1.55 Racing
2.10 Motor Racing
2.20 Racing:
2.40 Table Tennis
3.00 Ice Skating
3.20 Table Tennis
3.30 Athletics
3.45 Rugby Union
4.30 Athletics
4.40 Final Score

Timings are subject to alteration.


Presenter: Frank Bough
Presenter (Football Preview): Sam Leitch
Boxer (Fight of the Week): Bunny Sterling
Boxer (Fight of the Week): John Stracey
Boxer (Fight of the Week): Johnny Frankham
Boxer (Fight of the Week): John Conteh
Commentator (Racing): Peter O'Sullevan
Commentator (Racing): Clive Graham
TV Presentation (Racing): Richard Tilling
Reporter (Grand Prix): Barrie Gill
Commentator (Table Tennis/Figure Skating): Alan Weeks
TV Presentation (Table Tennis): Fred Viner
Skater: Ondrej Nepela
Commentator (Athletics): Ron Pickering
Commentator (Athletics): Norris McWhirter
Commentator (Rugby Union): Cliff Morgan
TV Presentation (Rugby Union): Bill Taylor
Grandstand presented for television by: Brian Venner
Editor: Alan Hart

: We Want to Sing

Freddie Davies joins 300 children in rousing, uninhibited singing of songs they want to sing-aided and abetted by The Settlers.
The Northern Dance Orchestra
Conducted by Bernard Herrmann
(from Manchester)


Presenter: Freddie Davies
Singers: The Settlers
Musicians: The Northern Dance Orchestra
Conductor: Bernard Herrmann
Producer: Nick Hunter

: News

Weatherman Bert Foord
Today's Sport


Weatherman: Bert Foord

: Dr Who: The Sea Devils: Part 3

by Malcolm Hulke
Starring Jon Pertwee

Now completely under the Master's domination, Trenchard holds the Doctor prisoner. Captain Hart sends a submarine to hunt for the Sea Devils. Jo and the Doctor escape, and find themselves in even more danger...


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
Dr Who: Jon Pertwee
Master: Roger Delgado
Trenchard: Clive Morton
Jo Grant: Katy Manning
Castle Guard Barclay: Terry Walsh
Captain Hart: Edwin Richfield
Cmdr Ridgeway: Donald Sumpter
Third Officer Blythe: June Murphy
Castle Guard Drew: Stanley McGeagh
Lt-Cmdr Mitchell: David Griffin
Ldg-Seaman Lovell: Christopher Wray

: It's Cliff Richard

Starring Cliff Richard
Special guests Marvin, Welch and Farrar
Featuring Una Stubbs, Olivia Newton-John
with The Flirtations, Marty Swift

The Pamela Devis Dancers



Presenter/Singer: Cliff Richard
Musicians: Marvin, Welch and Farrar
Singer: Olivia Newton-John
Performer: Una Stubbs
Singers: The Flirtations
[Actor]: Marty Swift
Dancers: The Pamela Devis Dancers
Choreographer: Pamela Devis
Writer: Eric Davidson
Musicians: Norrie Paramor and his Orchestra
Designer: David Chandler
Designer: Geoffrey Patterson
Producer: Michael Hurll

: High Adventure: House of Bamboo

Starring Robert Ryan, Robert Stack, Shirley Yamaguchi, Cameron Mitchell

A group of Americans in Tokyo are running a flourishing crime syndicate, so successful that an undercover agent is employed to track them down.

(This Week's Films: page 9)


Screenplay: Harry Kleiner
Screenplay/Director: Samuel Fuller
Sandy Dawson: Robert Ryan
Eddie Spanier: Robert Stack
Mariko: Shirley Yamaguchi
Griff: Cameron Mitchell
Captain Hanson: Brad Dexter
Inspector Kita: Sessue Hayakawa
Webber: Biff Elliot
Ceran: Sandro Giglio

: The Dick Emery Show

A new comedy series starring Dick Emery
Written by John Warren and John Singer
With Pat Coombs, Sheila Bernette, Gordon Clyde, David Healy, Sam Kydd, Angus Mackay, Bill Pertwee, Jimmy Thompson.
(Radio Times People: page 5)


Writer: John Warren
Writer: John Singer
Designer: Richard Hunt
Executive Producer: John Ammonds
Producer: Colin Charman
Comedian: Dick Emery
[Actress]: Pat Coombs
[Actress]: Sheila Bernette
[Actor]: Gordon Clyde
[Actor]: David Healy
[Actor]: Sam Kydd
[Actor]: Angus Mackay
[Actor]: Bill Pertwee
[Actor]: Jimmy Thompson

: The Befrienders: Dense Forest, Hungry Wolves

by Donald James
What is success to you? A large income? Material possessions? Or are you more concerned with human values? Sid Fenton struggles desperately to find his own definition of the word.


Writer: Donald James
Created by/Co-Producer/Script Editor: Harry W. Junkin
Designer: Jeremy Davies
Producer: John Henderson
Director: Vere Lorrimer
Janet: Megs Jenkins
Jerry: Michael Culver
Chuck: Peter Armitage
Helen: Jane Wellow
Frances: Jenny Till
Sid Fenton: Percy Herbert
Catherine: Meg Wynn Owen
John Millman: James Berwick
Mary Fenton: Margaret Ward
Gillian Fenton: Gillian Bailey
Barker: Michael Stainton
Mr Charles: Charles Stapley
Jean: Nova Llewellyn
Grahame Fenton: Gerson Grant
Mrs Harrington: Barbara Francis
Jock: Ian Stirling
Alan Reid: Garrick Hagon
Hotel Manager: Ron Govey

: News

with Peter Woods


Newsreader: Peter Woods

: Match of the Day

David Coleman introduces championship soccer action from the First and Second Divisions.

From the First Division a fixture between two famous rivals.

From the Second Division a visit to a club which has produced consistent play and results throughout the season.


Presenter: David Coleman
Commentator (First Division): Barry Davies
Commentator (Second Division): John Motson
Soccer Television Presentation: Alec Weeks
Soccer Television Presentation: 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: Steve and Bonnie
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
Singers: Steve and Bonnie
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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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.

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