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: Weatherman

Bert Foord looks at the weekend weather


Weatherman: Bert Foord

: Trumpton: The Bill Poster


: Cricket: Second Test: England v New Zealand

Third day
The whole of the morning's play direct from Lord's.
Introduced by Peter West


Presenter: Peter West
Commentary Team: Richie Benaud
Commentary Team: Jim Laker
Commentary Team: Denis Compton
Television Presentation: David Kenning
Television Presentation: John Shrewsbury

: Grandstand

Introduced by Frank Bough

1.40* International Athletics: Finland v Kenya
Highlights of the midweek meeting in Helsinki between the two strongest middle-distance countries in the world. Among the Olympic stars scheduled to compete: Lasse Viren and Tapio Kantanen from Finland, and Ben Jipcho and Mike Boit from Kenya.

1.50; 2.50; 3.25* Racing from Ascot
2.0 Halifax Stakes (Handicap) (2 miles)
3.0 Finch Decanter Stakes (Handicap) (5 furlongs)
3.35 The Tote Roll-Up Stakes (Handicap) (1 mile)

2.10; 3.5; 3.45; 4.40* Cricket: Second Test: England v New Zealand
Further coverage of the third day's play from Lord's.

3.5; 4.15* Athletics from Crystal Palace: Southern Counties Championships
This important meeting has attracted a large number of Olympic and international athletes, who are building up for the Commonwealth Games next January.

4.55* Final Score
Including cricket scoreboard and late racing results.

Timetable: 1.40 International Athletics
1.50 Racing; 2.10 Cricket
2.50 Racing; 3.5 Cricket, Athletics
3.25 Racing; 3.45 Cricket
4.15 Athletics; 4.40 Cricket
4.55 Final Score
Timings are subject to alteration.


Presenter: Frank Bough
Commentator (International Athletics): Ron Pickering
Commentator (Racing): Peter O'Sullevan
Commentator (Racing): Clive Graham
Reporter (Racing): Julian Wilson
Commentator (Athletics): Ron Pickering
Commentator (Athletics): Barry Davies
TV Presentation (Racing): Dennis Monger
TV Presentation (Cricket): David Kenning
TV Presentation (Cricket): John Shrewsbury
TV Presentation (Athletics): Bob Duncan
Grandstand presented by: Brian Venner
Editor: Alan Hart

: We Want to Sing

Stuart Henry joins 300 children in a rousing sing-song - aided and abetted by The Fivepenny Piece
The Northern Dance Orchestra
Conducted by Bernard Herrmann
(From Manchester)


Presenter/Singer: Stuart Henry
Musicians: The Fivepenny Piece
Musicians: The Northern Dance Orchestra
Conductor: Bernard Herrmann
Producer: Hazel Lewthwaite

: News

Weatherman Bert Foord
Today's Sport


Weatherman: Bert Foord

: Dr Who: The Green Death: Part 6

A six-part story by Robert Sloman
Starring Jon Pertwee

Our planet is in double danger: domination by the Boss, and a plague of giant insects. Will the Doctor be in time to save the World?


Writer: Robert Sloman
Incidental Music: Dudley Simpson
Script Editor: Terrance Dicks
Designer: John Burrowes
Producer: Barry Letts
Director: Michael Briant
Dr Who: Jon Pertwee
Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart: Nicholas Courtney
Nancy: Mitzi McKenzie
Sergeant Benton: John Levene
Boss's voice: John Dearth
Stevens: Jerome Willis
Jo Grant: Katy Manning
Clifford Jones: Stewart Bevan
Captain Yates: Richard Franklin

: Clunk-Click

Jimmy Savile meets his friends, in the studio or wherever they live and work.
Talented children entertain with their music; and Pop-Up, the new Top 50 record game.


Presenter: Jimmy Savile
Director: Brian Whitehouse
Producer: Roger Ordish

: The Saga of St Trinian's: The Belles of St Trinian's

The full story of Ronald Searle's infamous academy for young ladies!
Tonight: The Belles of St Trinian's
Starring Alastair Sim as Miss Millicent Fritton, Headmistress
with Joyce Grenfell, Hermione Baddeley, George Cole

With St Trinian's on the verge of bankruptcy, Miss Fritton is delighted to receive a new pupil - the daughter of a wealthy race-horse owner...
The happiest days... page 5: This Week's Films; page 9


Based on the cartoons by: Ronald Searle
Screenplay/Producer/Director: Frank Launder
Screenplay/Producer: Sidney Gilliat
Screenplay: Val Valentine
Miss Millicent Fritton/Clarence Fritton: Alastair Sim
PW Sgt Gates: Joyce Grenfell
Flash Harry: George Cole
Miss Drownder: Hermione Baddeley
Miss Waters: Betty Ann Davies
Miss Brimmer: Renee Houston
Miss Wilson: Beryl Reid
Miss Dawn: Joan Sims
Arabella: Vivienne Martin

: The Best of Dick Emery

The final programme of the present series recalls some of the best sketches and characters from the 1973 Dick Emery Shows
featuring Pat Coombs, Gordon Clyde as the Interviewer, Graham Armitage, Allan Cuthbertson, Reg Lye, John Quayle, John Wentworth, June Whitfield


Writer: John Warren
Writer: John Singer
Designer: Paul Allen
Designer: Don Giles
Designer: Gerry Scott
Producer: Colin Charman
Comedian: Dick Emery
[Actress]: Pat Coombs
The Interviewer: Gordon Clyde
[Actor]: Graham Armitage
[Actor]: Allan Cuthbertson
[Actor]: Reg Lye
[Actor]: John Quayle
[Actor]: John Wentworth
[Actress]: June Whitfield

: A Man Called Ironside

A new film series starring with with guest star Dan O'Herlihy Another Shell Game
Arthur Justin should be on top of the world when he is released after serving a long prison sentence. He is, and celebrates by planning a$2-million theft of some of the world's greatest paintings.
Ironside is an old adversary and when the police department get wind of the planned theft the team move into action. But Justin is determined that he will not go back to prison.


Unknown: Dan O'Herlihy
Unknown: Arthur Justin
Robert Ironside: Raymond Burr
Det-Sgt Brown: Don Galloway
Mark Sanger: Don Mitchell
Officer Fran Belding: Elizabeth Baur

: News

with Peter Woods; Weather


Newsreader: Peter Woods

: That's Life

with Esther Rantzen, Bob Wellings and George Layton
When the Council won't budge; when the Ministry won't reply; do you say 'that's life'? Or do you turn to this programme; a late night collection of jokes, dramas and real-life problems?
Songs by Cheryl Kennedy


Presenter: Esther Rantzen
Presenter: Bob Wellings
Presenter: George Layton
Singer: Cheryl Kennedy
Music: Tony Kinsey
Director: Simon Wadleigh
Editor: Peter Chafer

: The Spinners

meet the Military
A thousand servicemen and their families welcome TONY, CLIFF , mick and HUGHIE to Aldershot Military Camp for the first of their series ' on tour ' around the country.
Songs with a military flavour, a singing audience and chaos when the group is caught in a training exercise, make up half an hour with The Spinners and the British Army
Producer BARRY BEVINS (from Manchester)
Military venue: page 4


Unknown: Tony, Cliff
Producer: Barry Bevins

: Sergeant Bilko: Bilko presents Bing Crosby

Starring Phil Silvers as Sgt Ernie Bilko
Special guest star Bing Crosby

Bilko bets on a horse that can't lose! It does! And the money came from the platoon welfare fund. Bilko has to think fast. How about asking his old 'friend' Bing Crosby to give a charity concert?


Sgt Ernie Bilko: Phil Silvers
Himself: Bing Crosby

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