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: Weatherman

Bert Foord looks at the weekend weather


Weatherman: Bert Foord

: The Double Deckers: A Hit for a Miss

A comedy adventure series.


Director: Harry Booth
Producer: Roy Simpson
Miss Petitt: Georgina Simpson

: The Pink Panther: Extinct Pink, Le Great Dane Robbery, The Pink Quarterback

A cartoon film series presenting the optimistic, indestructible panther who is permanently in-the-pink, and the Inspector with unquenchable joie de vivre who hardly ever gets his man.
Today: Extinct Pink, Le Great Dane Robbery, The Pink Quarterback


The Pink Panther theme: Henry Mancini

: Grandstand

Introduced by Frank Bough direct from the towpath at Putney

12.55* Football Preview

1.20; 1.50; 2.20* Racing from Kempton
1.30 Wills Embassy Stakes (Qualifier) (over 5 furlongs)
2.00 The Ladbroke 2,000 Guineas Trial Stakes (over 7 furlongs)
2.30 The Rosebery Stakes (Handicap) (over 1 mile and 1 furlong)

1.35* Fight of the Week
A leading contest from this week's world championship promotion at the Empire Pool, Wembley. Former British Heavyweight champion Joe Bugner, and unbeaten John Conteh, fighting as a heavyweight for the first time, were on the bill.

2.05; 2.35* Show Jumping from Hickstead
The Wills Embassy Stakes: The top names of show jumping compete in this afternoon's big event.

2.50* University Boat Race
Oxford (51 wins) v Cambridge (65 wins) in the 118th race of the series.
BBC outside broadcast cameras fellow the race from the start at Putney to the finish at Mortlake.
(Easter Holiday People: page 4)

3.50* Rugby League from Workington
Workington Town v Dewsbury

4.40* Final Score

Grandstand Timetable:
12.55 Football preview
1.29 Racing
1.35 Fight of the Week
1.50 Racing
2.05 Show jumping
2.20 Racing
2.35 Show jumping
2.50 The Boat Race
3.50 Rugby League
4.40 Final Score
Timings are subject to alteration.


Presenter: Frank Bough
Presenter (Football Preview): Sam Leitch
Commentator (Racing): Peter O'Sullevan
Commentator (Racing): Clive Graham
TV Presentation (Racing): Dennis Monger
Boxer: Joe Bugner
Boxer: John Conteh
Commentator (Boxing): Harry Carpenter
TV Presentation (Boxing): Bob Duncan
Commentator (Show Jumping): Dorian Williams
TV Presentation (Show Jumping): Fred Viner
Commentator (Boat Race): Harry Carpenter
Commentator (Boat Race): Desmond Hill
TV Presentation (Boat Race): John Vernon
Commentator (Rugby): Eddie Waring
TV Presentation (Rugby): Ray Lakeland
Grandstand presented for television by: Brian Venner
Editor: Alan Hart

: We Want to Sing

Ken Dodd joins 300 children in rousing uninhibited singing of songs they want to sing - with The Middle of The Road
The Northern Dance Orchestra
Conducted by Bernard Herrmann
(from Manchester)


Presenter: Ken Dodd
Musicians: The Middle of The Road
Musicians: The Northern Dance Orchestra
Conductor: Bernard Herrmann
Producer: Nick Hunter
Director: Hazel Lewthwaite

: News

Weatherman Bert Foord and Today's Sport


Weatherman: Bert Foord

: Dr Who: The Sea Devils: Part 6

by Malcolm Hulke
Starring Jon Pertwee

With the Naval Base in the hands of the Sea Devils the Doctor is forced to help the Master. After a spectacular battle, the Doctor and the Master reach a final confrontation in the Sea Devils' base.


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
Jo Grant: Katy Manning
Captain Hart: Edwin Richfield
Master: Roger Delgado
Sea Devil: Pat Gorman
Walker: Martin Boddey
Chief Sea Devil: Peter Forbes-Robertson
CPO Myers: John Caesar
Third Officer Jane Blythe: June Murphy
Ldg Telegraphist Bowman: Alec Wallis

: High Adventure: Samson and Delilah

A special presentation of Cecil B. DeMille's Academy Award-winning epic spectacular version of the Bible story
Starring Victor Mature, Hedy Lamarr
with George Sanders, Angela Lansbury


Producer/Director: Cecil B. DeMille
Samson: Victor Mature
Delilah: Hedy Lamarr
Saran of Gaza: George Sanders
Semadar: Angela Lansbury
Ahtur: Henry Wilcoxon
Miriam: Olive Deering

: Tarbuck's Luck

Written by Mike Craig, Lawrie Kingsley, Ron Mcdonnell.
Starring Jimmy Tarbuck with his special guest stars Cilla Black and Joan Sims with Joan Benham, Clovissa Newcombe, Marcia Ashton, Julia Breck, Jennifer Guy, Jackie Leapman, Rose Power, Andria Lawrence, The Norman Maen Dancers
('I'm this cheeky chappie': pages 52-55)


Writer: Mike Craig
Writer: Lawrie Kingsley
Writer: Ron McDonnell
Presenter: Jimmy Tarbuck
Guest: Joan Sims
Guest/Singer: Cilla Black
Performer: Clovissa Newcombe
Performer: Marcia Ashton
Performer: Julia Breck
Performer: Jennifer Guy
Performer: Jackie Leapman
Performer: Andria Lawrence
Dancers: The Norman Maen Dancers
Choreographer: Norman Maen
Orchestra Director: Ronnie Hazlehurst
Costumes: Rupert Jarvis
Make-Up: Pat Hughes
Lighting: Peter Smee
Sound: Len Shorey
Designer: Don Taylor
Producer: Freddie Carpenter
Producer: James Moir

: The Befrienders: Lots of Friends in the Big City

by Stephen Rich
Created by Harry W. Junkin
[Starring] Megs Jenkins as Janet, Michael Culver as Jerry, Peter Armitage as Chuck, Jane Wellow as Helen, Jenny Till as Frances
with John Arthur Baron as John Burnham, Madoline Thomas as Mrs. Haddon

Student John Burnham is just too conscientious and too hard-working. This is his tragedy.


Writer: Stephen Rich
Created by/Co-Producer/Script Editor: Harry W. Junkin
Designer: Cynthia Kljuco
Producer: John Henderson
Director: Ken Hannam
Janet: Megs Jenkins
Jerry: Michael Culver
Chuck: Peter Armitage
Helen: Jane Wellow
Frances: Jenny Till
John Burnham: John Arthur Baron
Mrs. Haddon: Madoline Thomas
Dr. Campbell: Hamish Roughead
Larry: Adrian Wright
Judy: Maev Alexander
Liz: Maggie Walker
Father: Patrick Durkin
Postman: John Caesar
Mr. Shaw: John Barrett
Mother: Judy Nunn

: News

With Peter Woods


Newsreader: Peter Woods

: Match of the Day Special: International Boxing: featuring Muhammad Ali

Match of the Day: One of the intriguing championship fixtures in the First Division.
Match No 2 involves a top-of-the-table battle in another Division.

International Boxing
Muhammad Ali, former Heavyweight Champion of the World, meets fellow American Mac Foster, ranked No 5 in the world. From the Budokan Hall, Tokyo.

(Easter Holiday People: see page 4)


Commentator (Football): David Coleman
Commentator (Football): Barry Davies
Boxer: Muhammad Ali
Boxer: Mac Foster
Commentator (Boxing): Harry Carpenter
Football presentation: Alec Weeks
Football presentation: John McGonagle
Producer: Jonathan Martin
Producer: Bob Duncan
Editor: Sam Leitch

: Law Unto Itself

Robin Ray presents a light-hearted look at the law and those most closely concerned with it. All that you hear and see will be the truth, the whole truth and (we hope and pray) nothing but the truth.


Presenter: Robin Ray
Producer: John King
Judge: John Smith
Counsel: Ronald Russell
Witness: Brian Gear

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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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