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: Trumpton: Pigeons

(Colour) (Repeat)

: Laurel and Hardy: Midnight Patrol


Director: Lloyd French

: The Aeronauts: Mission North Africa: 3

Tanguy finds himself at the heart of a bargain.
(Colour) (Repeat)


Director: François Villiers
Television Presentation: Peggy Miller

: The Edwardian Affair: Rich Man, Poor Man

For some people the Edwardian period seemed one long garden party, but millions lived in appalling poverty.
(Colour) (Repeat)


Producer: Peter Jarvis

: Fact and Fiction: King John

The reign of King John has been seen traditionally as a series of crimes and disasters, with Magna Carta as its climax. Was John really such a bad king, and what was Magna Carta all about?
Introduced by Professor J. C. Holt


Director: Bryn Brooks
Producer: Howard Smith

: The Virginian: Image of an Outlaw

It's quite a shock for the Shiloh cowpuncher to be identified as a wanted desperado...
(Colour) (Repeat)


The Virginian: James Drury
Trampas: Doug McClure
Clay Grainger: John McIntire
David Sutton: David Hartman
Sheriff Abbott: Ross Elliott
Rafe Judson: Don Stroud
Wally McCullough: Don Stroud
Angie: Amy Thompson

: Cartoon Time

Wild About Hurry and Bugs Bunny in False Hare

: Weatherman

Bert Foord: the weekend weather


Weatherman: Bert Foord

: Grandstand

Introduced by Frank Bough
Football Preview
Sam Leitch introduces your regular lunchtime football spot with action, personalities and the latest news of today's League matches, plus comment from Jimmy Hill.
European Cup Athletics from Meadowbank Stadium, Edinburgh
Highlights from last night's Final of the Women's European Cup contested by USSR, East Germany, West Germany, Bulgaria, Romania and Great Britain
Muhammad Ali Predicts....
A look ahead to Monday night's big fight double:
Ali v Norton in Los Angeles
Conteh v Rondon in London
including a special interview with Muhammad Ali about his return fight with Ken Norton - the man who last March outpointed Ali and broke his jaw in boxing's upset of the year.
Both fights will be shown on BBC1 on Tuesday.
World Modern Championships
Five sports in five days: horse-riding, fencing, shooting, swimming and running. Highlights from the first three days of this gruelling event being staged at the Crystal Palace. Jim Fox, fourth in the Munich Olympic Games, leads Britain's challenge against competitors from more than 20 countries.
1.50; 2.20; 2.50*
Racing from Newbury
2.0 Never a Quarrel Stakes (Ladies' Race) (11 miles)
2.30 Peter Hastings Stakes (Handicap) (11 miles)
3.0 'Joe Coral' Newbury Autumn Cup (Handicap) (2 miles)
Commentator Peter O'Sullevan
Reporter Julian Wilson
2.10; 2.35*
Show Jumping from Hickstead
The Young Riders Championship of Great Britain
The most important contest of the year for Britain's young show jumpers. The competition is decided over two rounds, with a jump-off against the clock. Commentators
Raymond Brooks-Ward and David Vine
2.45; 3.10*
European Cup Athletics Men's Final for the Bruno Zauli Trophy
This afternoon at the Meadowbank Stadium in Edinburgh, one of the most important Athletics meetings held in Britain since the 1948 Olympic Games continues with the first day's competition for the Men's European Cup. Six track and three field events will be decided today by athletes representing the USSR, East Germany, West Germany, Finland, France and the hosts, Gt Britain. Commentators Ron Pickering and Harry Carpenter
Organised by the BAAB in association with Burmah/Castrol
plus news from Kiev, USSR, of The European Three-day Event Championships
Holder: Individual Champion HRH Princess Anne
Team Champions Great Britain
Leading riders compete in the exacting cross-country phase.
4.45* Final Score
Classified football results, rugby and racing results.
Today's Timetable
12.40 Football Preview: 1.5 Athletics
1.20 Muhammad Ali Predicts
1.35 World Modern Pentathlon
1.50 Racing; 2.10 Show Jumping
2.20 Racing; 2.35 Show Jumping
2.45 Athletics; 2.50 Racing
3.10 Athletics; 4.45 Final Score
Timings are subject to alteration.
Television presentation: Racing Dennis Monger
Show Jumping Richard Tilling and Bob Duncan
Athletics Alan Mouncer


Presenter: Frank Bough
Presenter: Sam Leitch
Unknown: Julian Wilson
Commentator: Raymond Brooks-Ward
Commentator: David Vine
Commentator: Ron Pickering
Commentator: Harry Carpenter
Guest: Muhammad Ali
Television presentation: Dennis Monger
Television presentation: Richard Tilling
Television presentation: Bob Duncan
Television presentation: Alan Mouncer
Producer: Brian Venner
Editor: Jonathan Martin

: The Who, What or Where Game

David Jacobs introduces a general knowledge quiz in which contestants bid against each other for the chance to answer questions on a given subject and, perhaps, become champion of Britain. The only snag: they have to bid before they hear the question...
(Colour) (New series)
In the chair: see feature pages


Presenter: David Jacobs
Designer: Kathy Pearce
Director: Patricia Wood
Producer: Cecil Korer

: News

Weatherman Bert Foord
Today's Sport


Weatherman: Bert Foord

: Wonderful World of Disney: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

Washington Irving's delightful story is preceded by impressions of his boyhood and the grand European tour he took in 1802, with fascinating glimpses of the London of those days.
Songs and part-narration by Bing Crosby
A Walt Disney production


Singer/Narrator: Bing Crosby
Director: Clyde Geronimi

: Bruce Forsyth and the Generation Game

Presented by Bruce Forsyth
A special programme featuring many of the highlights from the last Generation Game series and heralding a new series starting next week.
"I like the audience participation of the 'giveaway' shows, not knowing what will happen next. I enjoy the contests."


Presenter: Bruce Forsyth
Orchestra conducted by: Ronnie Hazlehurst
Designer: Jim Hatchard
Programme Associate: Tony Hawes
Producer: James Moir
Producer: Terry Henebery

: They Sold a Million

A programme featuring some of the world's most popular music starring
The Young Generation and Vince Hill with artists who have sold a million records Guest stars:
Lee Hazlewood
Stealers Wheel
with Alyn Ainsworth and his Orchestra
A singer in a million: page 4


Singer: Vince Hill
Singer: Lee Hazlewood
Musicians: Stealers Wheel
Musicians: Alyn Ainsworth and his Orchestra
Choreographer: Nigel Lythgoe
Script: Roy Tuvey
Script: Maurice Sellar
Costume Designer: Joyce Mortlock
Sound: Larry Goodson
Lighting: Dickie Higham
Designer: J. Roger Lowe
Producer: Stanley Dorfman

: Men of Action: Tobruk

starring Rock Hudson, George Peppard, Nigel Green, Guy Stockwell
A prisoner of the Vichy French in World War II, Major Donald Craig of the British North African Army is surprised to find himself kidnapped by German frogmen. His surprise turns to amazement when his kidnappers reveal themselves as members of the Special Identification Group, German Jews working with the allies. Craig soon learns the reason for his rescue: he is to lead an operation to cut off enemy supply lines by blowing up fuel bunkers at Tobruk.
This Week's Films: page 11


Director: Arthur Hiller
Major Craig: Rock Hudson
Captain Bergman: George Peppard
Colonel Harker: Nigel Green
Lieutenant Mohnfeld: Guy Stockwell
Sgt-Major Tyne: Jack Watson
Alfie: Norman Rossington
Dolan: Percy Herbert
Henry Portman: Liam Redmond
Cheryle Portman: Heidy Hunt
Sgt Krug: Leo Gordon
Cpl Bruckner: Robert Wolders
Lieutenant Boyden: Anthony Ashdown
German Colonel: Curt Lowens
Corporal Stuhler: Henry Rico Cattani

: News

with Robert Dougall; Weather


Newsreader: Robert Dougall

: Match of the Day

Introduced by Jimmy Hill
First Division action... the most penetrating analysis in Soccer... the news and views which matter.

Match No 1 comes from the most vocal ground in the League.

Match No 2: a First Division visit to a Midlands ground.

Jimmy Hill searches the action for football's top analysis spot.


Presenter: Jimmy Hill
Commentator (Match No 1): Barry Davies
Commentator (Match No 2): John Motson
Football TV presentation: Alec Weeks
Football TV presentation: John McGonagle
Match of the Day presented by: Martin Hopkins
Editor: Sam Leitch

: Parkinson

- is back.
Michael Parkinson says: 'Some of my favourite people in the last series were Sir John Betjeman, Muggeridge and Jimmy Reid - all three use words like spendthrifts - and Eric Morecambe - the only man to make me laugh about heart attacks.'
See pages 3 and 4


Presenter: Michael Parkinson
Music: The Harry Stoneham Five
Designer: Geoffrey Winslow
Director: Brian Whitehouse
Producer: Richard Drewett

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