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: Before the Event

Presented by Elizabeth Ferris Diving to Win with 15-year-old Beverley Wil liams, the youngest-ever British Olympic diving competitor.
Producer DAVID TURNBULL (from Bristol)


Presented By: Elizabeth Ferris
Unknown: Beverley Wil
Producer: David Turnbull

: Weatherman

Bert Foord: the weekend weather


Weatherman: Bert Foord

: Athlete: 9: Indoor Training

with Ron Pickering


Presenter: Ron Pickering

: Olympic Grandstand

Introduced from Munich by David Coleman and Frank Bough and from London by David Vine

10.40, 1.35, 2.5, 4.35 International Cricket from Lord's: England v Australia for the Prudential Trophy
The second match in this series of three one-day 55-over games.

12.45 Football Preview
Introduced by Sam Leitch

1.20, 1.50, 2.20 Racing at Goodwood
1.30 March Stakes (1¾ miles)
2.0 The Goodwood Mile
Britain's race of the day for prize money of over £5,000.
2.30 Chesterfield Cup (Handicap) (1 1/4 miles)

2.40 XX Olympic Games: The Opening Ceremony
David Coleman describes the whole of this great occasion as it happens at the Olympic Stadium in Munich.
The March-Past of the Olympic competitors of over 120 nations.
The Opening of the Olympic Games by the President of the West German Federal Republic.
The Parade of the Olympic Flag.
The Arrival in the stadium of the Olympic Torch at the end of its journey from Olympia.
The Lighting of the Olympic flame.
The Taking of the Olympic oath by a West German athlete.
TV presentation in association with Deutsches Olympia Zentrum and the European Broadcasting Union

4.55 Final Score
Classified football results; racing and rugby results; action highlights and reports of today's big events.

Grandstand Timetable:
10.40 Cricket; 12.45 Football Preview
1.10 Olympic Report: 1.20 Racing
1.35 Cricket; 1.50 Racing
2.5 Cricket; 2.20 Racing
2.40 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony
4.35 Cricket; 4.55 Final Score



Presenter/Commentator (XX Olympic Games: The Opening Ceremony): David Coleman
Presenter (Munich): Frank Bough
Presenter (London): David Vine
Commentator (International Cricket): Richie Benaud
Commentator (International Cricket): Jim Laker
TV Presentation (International Cricket): David Kenning
Presenter (Football Preview): Sam Leitch
Commentator (Racing): Julian Wilson
Commentator (Racing): Clive Graham
TV Presentation (Racing): Dennis Monger
Grandstand Director: Jonathan Martin
Grandstand Director: Brian Venner
Editor: Alan Hart
Editor: Bryan Cowgill

: The Last of the Mohicans: Part 6

by J. Fenimore Cooper
A serial in six parts dramatised by Harry Green

Cora is held captive in a Delaware village. Ready to give his life in return for her freedom, Hawkeye takes part in a shooting match to prove his identity.



Author: J. Fenimore Cooper
Dramatist: Harry Green
Music Composer/Conductor: Dudley Simpson
Script Editor: Alistair Bell
Designer: David Spode
Producer: John Mcrae
Director: David Maloney
Tamenund: John Wentworth
Hawkeye: Kenneth Ives
Major Heyward: Tim Goodman
Magua: Philip Madoc
Cora: Patricia Maynard
Alice: Joanna David
Colonel Munro: Andrew Crawford
Uncas: Richard Warwick
Chingachgook: John Abineri
Delaware Chief: Michael Lynch
Delaware Boy: John Trayhorne
Huron Chief: Terence Brook
David: David Leland

: News

Weatherman Bert Foord
Today's Sport


Weatherman: Bert Foord

: Gunsmoke: The Judas Gun

A Western film series starring James Arness as Matt Dillon, Amanda Blake as Kitty, Milburn Stone as Doc.

Everyone in Dodge knows that the feud between Clete Bolden and Noah Haimes, two neighbouring ranchers, is both long-standing and stupid. But suddenly it flares up to a flashpoint threatening the happiness - and the lives - of two young people. Because one of the ranchers hires a professional gun-fighter to settle the matter, once and for all.



Matt Dillon: James Arness
Kitty: Amanda Blake
Doc: Milburn Stone
Festus Haggen: Ken Curtis
Noah Haimes: Richard Slattery
Clete Bolden: Sean McClory
Cully Haimes: Peter Jason
Janie Bolden: Laurie Mock
Boyd Avery: Ron Hayes
Liveryman: William Fawcett

: A Special Dad's Army: Battle of the Giants

by Jimmy Perry and David Croft
Starring Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier and Clive Dunn
A second chance to see Battle of the Giants

featuring John Laurie as Pte Frazer, James Beck as Pte Walker, Arnold Ridley as Pte Godfrey and Ian Lavender as Pte Pike



Writer/Signature Tune: Jimmy Perry
Writer/Producer: David Croft
The voice of: Bud Flanagan
Signature Tune: Derek Taverner
Signature Tune played by: The Band of the Coldstream Guards
Conductor: Captain Trevor L. Sharpe
Film Cameraman: Stewart A. Farnell
Film Editor: Bob Rymer
Lighting: Howard King
Designer: Paul Joel
Captain Mainwaring: Arthur Lowe
Sergeant Wilson: John Le Mesurier
Lance Corporal Jones: Clive Dunn
Pte Frazer: John Laurie
Pte Walker: James Beck
Pte Godfrey: Arnold Ridley
Pte Pike: Ian Lavender
ARP Warden: Bill Pertwee
Captain Square: Geoffrey Lumsden
Vicar: Frank Williams
Verger: Edward Sinclair
Colonel: Robert Raglan
Sergeant: Charles Hill
Private Sponge: Colin Bean
Barmaid: Rosemary Faith

: It's Lulu

Not to mention Dudley Moore with their guests
The Young Generation Colin Pilditch
The Dudley Moore Trio
Choreographer NIGEL LYTHGOE


Unknown: Dudley Moore
Unknown: Dudley Moore Trio
Unknown: Alyn Ainsworth
Unknown: Nigel Lythgoe
Script By: Peter Robinson
Script By: Austin Steele
Script By: Garry Chambers
Unknown: Alyn Ainsworth
Unknown: Johnny Coleman
Unknown: Alan Roper
Unknown: Dudley Moore
Designer: Dorinda Bryant
Unknown: Adrian Bishop-Laggett
Unknown: Dickie Higham
Designers: Kenneth Sharp
Designers: John O'Hara
Producer: Stewart Morris

: A Man Called Ironside

A new film series starring with guest stars
Gerald S. O'Loughlin Simon Scott Roger Perry
The Man on the Inside
A vital investigation into a vast drug racket is ruined when a tip-off is given to the criminals. When a large amount of money, heroin and land deeds are discovered in a top-ranking policeman's name, an arrest is imminent. Sgt. Ed Brown agrees to investigate the officer concerned - his name is Robert T. Ironside ...


Unknown: Gerald S. O'Loughlin
Unknown: Simon Scott
Unknown: Roger Perry
Unknown: Ed Brown
Unknown: Robert T. Ironside
Robert Ironside: Raymond Burr
Det-Sgt Brown: Don Galloway
Mark Sanger: Don Mitchell

: News

with John Edmunds


Newsreader: John Edmunds

: Match of the Day and Today at the Olympic Games

Introduced by David Coleman
The best of football and the start of the world's greatest sporting occasion in a special programme from London and Munich.

At 10.5 Match of the Day
featuring two of the day's outstanding fixtures from the First Division of the Football League and 'Goal of the Month':
The return of television's most popular soccer competition in which you are invited to pick the three best goals from Match of the Day's August coverage.

At 11.5 Today at the Olympic Games
featuring The Opening Ceremony
Highlights of this afternoon's great occasion in the Olympic Stadium.

Personality of the Day:
Sportswriter-of-the-Year Ian Wooldridge introduces the first of his Munich personalities in this daily Olympic feature.



Presenter/Commentator (Today at the Olympic Games): David Coleman
Commentator (Match of the Day): Barry Davies
Commentator (Match of the Day): John Motson
TV Presentation (Match of the Day): Alec Weeks
TV Presentation (Match of the Day): John McGonagle
Editor (Match of the Day): Sam Leitch
Presenter (Today at the Olympic Games: Personality of the Day): Ian Wooldridge
Studio Director (Today at the Olympic Games): Jonathan Martin
Studio Director (Today at the Olympic Games): Richard Tilling
Producer (Today at the Olympic Games): Bryan Cowgill

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