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: Barnaby

is a bear - and today he persuades the birds to teach him to sing

: Laurel and Hardy: Any Old Port

Ollie is faced with a four-round fight and Stan puts on the gloves.


Stan: Stan Laurel
Ollie: Oliver Hardy

: The Aeronauts: Return to Dijon: Part 2

Tanguy becomes the bait when a trap is set by the French counterespionage.


Director: Francois Villiers
Presented by: Peggy Miller

: The Edwardian Affair: Human Nature Changes

Diaghilev, Stravinsky, Picasso and Freud all belonged to the Edwardian period. To some their ideas threatened the Empire itself.


Producer: Peter Jarvis

: Fact and Fiction: Elizabeth I

The traditional view of the reign as one of the most heroic in English history ignores the fact that after the defeat of the Spanish Armada, the whole system was falling apart. Why?
Introduced by Professor J. Hurstfield


Presenter: Professor J. Hurstfield
Director: Bryn Brooks
Producer: Howard Smith

: The Virginian: Ride to Misadventure

Starring James Drury as The Virginian

Faced with the deadly scourge of anthrax and the murderous Colton gang, the Virginian is glad of an ally, however much he suspects his motives.


The Virginian: James Drury
Clay Grainger: John McIntire
David: David Hartman
Walker: Joseph Campanella
Ruby French: Katherine Justice
Ma Daggert: Virginia Gregg
Clint Daggert: Dean Stanton
Clair: Barbara Werle

: Weatherman

Jack Scott: the weekend weather


Weatherman: Jack Scott

: Grandstand

Introduced by Frank Bough

12.35* Football Preview
Introduced by Sam Leitch; analysis and comment from Jimmy Hill

12.55* Fights of the Week
From London, the top of the bill heavyweight fight at the World Sporting Club. The return of Danny McAlinden (British and Commonwealth Champion) v Peter 'Moleman' Williams (USA) over 10 rounds and from Glasgow, the British Featherweight Championship at the St Andrew's Sporting Club.
Tommy Glencross (The Champion) v Evan Armstrong over 15 rounds

1.25; 1.50; 2.20*
Racing: Bangor-on-Dee
1.30 Cambrian Handicap Steeplechase (2 miles and 180 yards)
2.0 William Hill Handicap Hurdle Race (2 miles and 92 yards)
2.30 Emral Handicap Steeplechase (Amateur Riders) (3 m, 214 yds)

1.40; 2.40*; 3.35
International Athletics from Crystal Palace: Great Britain v Sweden
After the excitement of the European Cup finals in Edinburgh, where Britain's men won the unofficial title of 'Track Champions of Europe' with five victories, our athletes continue a busy month with this full-scale international for men and women.

2.10; 2.40*; 3.35
Cirencester Park Horse Trials for the Midland Bank Championships of Great Britain 1973
This two-day competition ends this afternoon with the testing cross country section.

Tennis Challenge: Mr Bobby Riggs v Mrs Billie-Jean King
From Houston Astrodome, Texas. The £120,000 Challenge Match for the biggest prize-money tennis has ever known, worth £80,000 to the winner.
Bobby Riggs, 55 years old, was the 1939 Wimbledon champion in the pre-war era of Fred Perry, Donald Budge, Helen Wills-Moody and Alice Marble. Billie-Jean King, champion of Wimbledon and Women's Lib, is 25 years younger than Riggs and aiming to avenge Riggs's win earlier this year over Margaret Court.
(Highlights of the match: 11.10 pm BBC2)

4.40* Final Score

12.35 Football Preview
12.55 Fights of the Week
1.25 Racing; 1.40 Athletics
1.50 Racing; 2.10 Horse Trials
2.20 Racing
2.40 Horse Trials/Athletics
3.5 Tennis Challenge
3.35 Horse Trials/Athletics
4.40 Final Score
Timings are subject to alteration.



Presenter: Frank Bough
Presenter (Football Preview): Sam Leitch
Analysis (Football Preview): Jimmy Hill
Boxer: Danny McAlinden
Boxer: Peter 'Moleman' Williams
Boxer: Tommy Glencross
Boxer: Evan Armstrong
Commentator (Boxing/Athletics): Harry Carpenter
Commentator (Racing): Julian Wilson
Commentator (Racing): John Hanmer
Commentator (Athletics): Ron Pickering
Commentator (Horse Trials): Dorian Williams
Commentator (Horse Trials): Raymond Brooks-Ward
Commentator (Horse Trials): Richard Meade
Tennis player: Bobby Riggs
Tennis player: Billie-Jean King
TV Presentation (Racing): Fred Viner
TV Presentation (Athletics): Bob Duncan
TV Presentation (Horse Trials): Alan Mouncer
Grandstand Producer: Brian Venner
Grandstand 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...


Presenter: David Jacobs
Director: Patricia Wood
Producer: Cecil Korer

: News

Weatherman Jack Scott
Today's Sport


Weatherman: Jack Scott

: Wonderful World of Disney: Taste of Melon

A Walt Disney production


Director: Byron Paul

: Bruce Forsyth and The Generation Game

Starring Bruce Forsyth
with surprise guest stars
and Hostess Anthea Redfern
and family couples from all over the country.


Presenter: Bruce Forsyth
Hostess: Anthea Redfern
Orchestra directed by: Ronnie Hazlehurst
Programme Associate: Tony Hawes
Designer: James Hatchard
Producer: Terry Henebery
Producer: James Moir

: It's Lulu

with special guests Ronnie Corbett, The Kinks
Featuring Adrienne Posta, Roger Kitter, Paul Greenwood
and Segment
Says Lulu "Ronnie Corbett, of course, is a fellow countryman of mine - he comes from Edinburgh - and we're going to do some Scots songs together this time."
Alyn Ainsworth and his Orchestra



Presenter/Singer: Lulu
Comedian: Ronnie Corbett
Musicians: The Kinks
Singer: Adrienne Posta
Impressionist: Roger Kitter
[Actor]: Paul Greenwood
Choreographer: Nigel Lythgoe
Musicians: Alyn Ainsworth and his Orchestra
Writer: Geoff Rowley
Writer: Andy Baker
Writer: Tony Hare
Executive Producer: John Ammonds
Producer: Vernon Lawrence

: Men of Action: The Buccaneer

Starring Yul Brynner, Claire Bloom, Charles Boyer
and with Inger Stevens, Henry Hull, E.G. Marshall

A spectacular story of the American war of 1812 when the buccaneer Jean Lafitte, with a price on his head, refuses help to the British and joins forces with General Andrew Jackson in return for a free pardon.
This Week's Films: page 11


Director: Anthony Quinn
Andrew Jackson: Charlton Heston
Jean Lafitte: Yul Brynner
General Andrew Jackson: Charlton Heston
Bonnie Brown: Claire Bloom
Dominique You: Charles Boyer
Annette Claiborne: Inger Stevens
Ezra Peavey: Henry Hull
Governor Claiborne: E.G. Marshall
Mercier: Lorne Greene
Captain Rumbo: Ted de Corsia
Collector of the Port: Douglas Dumbrille
Scipio: Sir Lancelot
Miggs: Jerry Hartleben
Captain Brown: Robert F. Simon
Young Sentry: Ken Miller

: News

with Richard Baker; Weather


Newsreader: Richard Baker

: Match of the Day

Introduced by Jimmy Hill
Two-match action and the most penetrating analysts in soccer.

Match No 1 comes from the South.

Match No 2, from the Midlands.

Jimmy Hill presents his weekly action analysis of one of the top matches.



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

with conversation, good music, the occasional surprise and his guests.
Michael Parkinson says:


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

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