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: Trumpton: The Plumber


Narration: Brian Cant

: The Pink Panther

A cartoon film series

: The Aeronauts

Mission North Africa: part 2 1
Tanguy and Laverdure have located the warhead in the desert, but find they are not alone in their search.

: Weatherman

KEITH BEST looks at the weekend weather

: Grandstand

Introduced by Frank Bough direct from Lord's and featuring the Gillette Cup Final Gloucestershire v Sussex
Outside broadcast cameras are at Lord's to bring you the action, excitement and atmosphere of one of cricket's great occasions. All 25,000 tickets were sold out months ago for the Final of this 60-overs-a-side knockout competition.
GLOUCESTERSHIRE are In a knockout Cup Final for the first time. South African all-rounder MIKE PROCTER , whose performance was largely responsible for their narrow semi-final win over Worcestershire, could be their key player.
SUSSEX, winners of the Cup in 1963 and 1964, are making a record-breaking fifth appearance in the Final. JOHN SNOW and Tony Greig (above) lead their challenge for a third win. Commentators
The Gillette Cup Final is being shown on BBC2 from 4.40 pm
Buss ticket to the final: page 4
11.30; 2.10; 3.35*
Professional Golf
The Double Diamond
International Tournament from Princes Golf Club, Sandwich, Kent
The final day of this international team competition worth £15,000 in prize money. Teams from England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Europe and the Rest of the World face each other in singles match play.
Today's matches with four play? ers in each team are ... In the morning:
Europe v Rest of the World England v Scotland In the afternoon:
England v Rest of the World Europe v Scotland Wales v Ireland
Commentators PETER ALLISS
Football Preview
Grandstand's popular lunchtime football spot SAM LEITCH and the BBC team of football reporters introduce action, personalities and up-to-the-minute news of today's matches, with analysis and comment from JIMMY HILL.
1.15; 2.10; 3.10; 3.35*
Burghley Horse Trials
The spectacular cross-country stage on the second day of this major three-day event. The international field-including Britain's LORNA SUTHERLAND , a former winner - compete over a formidable 4-mile course with 29 obstacles in the beautiful setting of Burghley Park where next year's World Championships will be held. Commentators
1.50; 2.50; 3.20*
Racing from
Kempton Park
2.0 Lex Stakes (6 furlongs)
3.0 British Car Auction Selling Stakes (11 miles)
3.30 Burmah-Castrol Handicap (1 mile)
Commentators JULIAN WILSON
4.45* Final Score
The fastest Results Service with classified football results, rugby and racing results, action high. lights and reports on today's out; standing matches and events.
10.30 Cricket
11.30 Cricket/Golf
12.50 Football Preview
1.15 Cricket/Burghley Horse Trials
1.50 Racing from Kempton
2.10 Crieket/Burghley/Golf
2.50 Racing from Kempton
3.10 Cricket/Burghley
3.20 Racing from Kempton
3.35 Cricket/Golf/Burghley
4.15 Golf/Burghley
4.45 Final Score
Timings are subject to alteration la order to keep up to date with eventi.
Television presentation:


Introduced By: Frank Bough
Unknown: Mike Procter
Unknown: Richie Benaud
Unknown: David Thomas.
Unknown: Sam Leitch
Unknown: Jimmy Hill.
Unknown: Lorna Sutherland
Unknown: Dorian Williams
Unknown: Raymond Brooks-Ward
Commentators: Julian Wilson
Unknown: Clive Graham
Unknown: David Kenning
Unknown: John Shrewsbury
Unknown: Golf Alan Mouncer.
Unknown: Fred Viner
Unknown: Burghley Richard Tilling
Unknown: Racing Dennis Monger
Edited By: Jonathan Martin

: Cartoon Carnival

A lighthearted look at some favourite cartoon characters.
Droopy protects a flock of sheep, Louie the parrot tangles with a dopey cat called Heathcliff, we attend a lecture on zoology, and Bugs Bunny finds himself attacked by Vikings.
Tony Blackburn makes the introductions


Presenter: Tony Blackburn
Presented by: Richard Evans
Film editor: Bert Meadows

: News

Weatherman KEITH BEST Today's Sport

: Harry Langdon

in The Strong Man
The sixth presentation in a season of classic silent comedy films. HARRY LANGDON as a strong-man's assistant hilariously trying to find his wartime lady-love. Introduced by Michael Bentine from the National Film Theatre, London
Music by MALCOLM MITCHELL Presented by RICHARD EVANS This Week's Films: page 9


Unknown: Harry Langdon
Introduced By: Michael Bentine
Music By: Malcolm Mitchell
Presented By: Richard Evans

: Dad's Army

by JIMMY PERRY and DAVID CROFT starring Arthur Lowe
John Le Mesurier , Clive Dunn featuring
JOHN LAURIE as Pte Frazer JAMES BECK as Pte Walker
ARNOLD RIDLEY as Pte Godfrey IAN LAVENDER as Pte Pike Brain versus Brawn
The platoon disguise themselves as firemen during an initiative exercise, but are called on to tackle a real fire.
Designer PAUL JOEL


Unknown: Jimmy Perry
Unknown: David Croft
Unknown: Arthur Lowe
Unknown: John Le Mesurier
Unknown: Clive Dunn
Unknown: John Laurie
Unknown: Pte Frazer
Unknown: James Beck
Unknown: Pte Walker
Unknown: Arnold Ridley
Unknown: Pte Godfrey
Unknown: Ian Lavender
Designer: Paul Joel
Producer: David Croft
ARP Warden: Bill Pertwee
Colonel: Robert Raglan
Verger: Edward Sinclair
Mr Fairbrother: Anthony Roy
Waitress: Maggie Don
Bridge Corporal: Geoffrey Hughes
Dump Corporal: David Rose

: The Saturday Western: Billy the Kid

Robert Taylor , Brian Donlevy
In this story about the notorious outlaw of the old West, Robert Taylor plays the young Billy Bonney hired as a gunfighter by a crooked cattle baron.
This Week's Films: page 9


Unknown: Robert Taylor
Unknown: Brian Donlevy
Unknown: Robert Taylor
Unknown: Billy Bonney
Director: David Miller
Billy Bonney: Robert Taylor
Jim Sherwood: Brian Donlevy
Eric Keating: Ian Hunter
Edith Keating: Mary Howard
Dan Hickey: Gene Lockhart
'Spike ' Hudson: Lon Chaney Jr
Tim Ward: Henry O'Neill
Ed Bronson: Guinn Williams

: Look - Mike Yarwood

A special programme featuring some of the most popular moments from the current series starring Mike Yarwood
Written by ERIC DAVIDSON featuring Cheryl Kennedy and special guest Peter Noone
Musical director ALAN BRADEN
(Mike Yarwood is in ' Holiday Startime at the ABC Theatre, Blackpool)


Unknown: Mike Yarwood
Written By: Eric Davidson
Unknown: Cheryl Kennedy
Unknown: Peter Noone
Director: Alan Braden
Unknown: Designers David Drewery
Unknown: John O'Hara
Producer: James Moir
Unknown: Mike Yarwood

: World Heavyweight Championship

George Foreman (USA) undefeated world boxing champion v
Jose Roman (Puerto Rica) over 15 rounds
By satellite from the ringside at the Budokan Arena, Tokyo.
Foreman, who sensationally deprived Joe Frazier of his world crown last January, makes his first defence of the title.
Roman, 25, is the first Puerto Rican to fight for the heavyweight title. His record is : Fights 54, won 46 (KOs 21), lost 7, drawn 1
Next week - Full coverage of the Muhammed AU/Ken Norton fight: Tues 11 Sept, BBC1


Unknown: George Foreman
Commentator: Harry Carpenter
Unknown: Joe Frazier

: News

with Kenneth Kendall ; Weather


Unknown: Kenneth Kendall

: Match of the Day

Introduced by Jimmy Hill
Four teams in action from the First Division spanning London, the North West, Yorkshire and the Midlands.
BARRY DAVIES is the commentator at a leading London ground.
JOHN MOTSON reports on one of last season's success sides.
Personality action analysed and discussed by jimmy hill.
Football TV presentation by ALEC WEEKS and JOHN MCCONAGLI Match of the Day presented by MARTIN HOPKINS . Editor SAM LEITCH


Introduced By: Jimmy Hill
Unknown: John Motson
Unknown: Jimmy Hill.
Unknown: John McConagli
Presented By: Martin Hopkins
Editor: Sam Leitch

: The Life and Death of the Scharnhorst

Written and presented by Ludovic Kennedy
In December 1943 the most successful warship in the German Navy was sunk, off the North Cape of Norway, by the guns and torpedoes of the British Fleet. So ended a career during which the German battleship had sunk an aircraft carrier, an armed merchant cruiser, two destroyers and well over 100,000 tons of merchant shipping.
Tonight Ludovic Kennedy (whose father commanded HMS Rawalpindi, the first ship sunk by the Scharnhorst) tells the story of the battleship's four years of war. The programme includes participants in both navies and remarkable film shot at the time.
"The film is super" (Sunday Times) "A dramatic, moving tale" (Observer)


Writer/Presenter: Ludovic Kennedy
Producer: Edward Mirzoeff
Producer: Tony Broughton

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