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: Barnaby

The bear visits the king of the birds

: Golden Silents: Meet the Cast

Stars of the silent comedy screen. Introduced by Michael Bentine from the National Film Theatre

A look at some of the comedians whose films will be featured in the series.
A BBCtv production in association with Mitchell Monkhouse Associates and Raymond Rohauer.


Presenter: Michael Bentine
Music: Malcolm Mitchell
Producer: Richard Evans

: The Edwardian Affair: The Chosen People?

The Victorians had led the world. The Edwardians were challenged by new nations and new ideas and British self-confidence began to crumble.


Producer: Peter Jarvis

: Fact and Fiction: Lawrence of Arabia

Myths are not all from the distant past; indeed more have been spun round T. E. Lawrence than round many other figures. Is he really the enigma that so many would have us believe?
Introduced by Michael Adams


Presenter: Michael Adams
Director: Bryn Brooks
Producer: Howard Smith

: The Virginian: The Storm Gate

Starring James Drury

Trampas is highly delighted to discover an old friend living like a lord and is tempted to join him, but it is not only his loyalty to Shiloh that causes him to hesitate.


The Virginian: James Drury
Trampas: Doug McClure
Jason Crowder: Burr de Benning
Anne Crowder: Susan Oliver
Hudson: Scott Brady

: Laurel and Hardy: Their First Mistake

Ollie is left holding the baby.


Director: George Marshall
Stan: Stan Laurel
Ollie: Oliver Hardy

: Weatherman

Keith Best looks at the weekend weather


Weatherman: Keith Best

: Grandstand

Introduced by Frank Bough

12.40* Football Preview
Sam Leitch introduces action, personalities and the latest news of today's matches, with analysis and comment from Jimmy Hill

1.5; 2.5; 2.35; 3.5* Europe's Richest Golf Prize: The John Player Classic 1973
played over the Ailsa Course, Turnberry, Ayrshire
Thirty-six of the world's finest golfers play the final round of this 72-hole stroke-play Tournament of Champions over one of Britain's most challenging courses. Prize money totals over £58,000, with £15,000 - Europe's richest prize - going to the winner.
The defending champion, Bob Charles of New Zealand, faces a challenge led by the reigning British and US Open Champions, Tom Weiskopf and Johnny Miller. US Masters Champion Tommy Aaron, Arnold Palmer, Gary Player, Tony Jacklin, Neil Coles, Peter Thomson, Chi-Chi Rodriguez, Gay Brewer and Roberto de Vicenzo are among the other legendary names competing.

1.50; 2.20; 2.50* Racing from Ascot
2.0 Cunard Stakes (6 furlongs)
2.30 Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (Old Mile)
3.0 Trafalgar House Stakes (Handicap) (7 furlongs)

4.30* Athletics from Crystal Palace: England's Commonwealth Games Trials
As the domestic season nears its end England's athletes cast their thoughts forward four months to Christchurch, New Zealand, as they compete for places in the team for the Commonwealth Games to be held in January 1974.

4.50* Final Score
Television's fastest Results Service with classified football results, rugby and racing results, and the Score-Draw Check.

12.35 Football Preview: 1.0 Golf; 1.50 Racing; 2.5 Golf: 2.20 Racing; 2.35 Golf:
2.50 Racing; 3.5 Golf; 4.30 Athletics; 4.50 Final Score
Timings are subject to alteration.


Presenter: Frank Bough
Presenter (Football Preview): Sam Leitch
Analysis (Football Preview): Jimmy Hill
Commentator (Golf): Harry Carpenter
Commentator (Golf): Peter Alliss
Commentator (Golf): Peter Thomson
Commentator (Golf): Mark McCormack
Commentator (Golf): David Thomas
Commentator (Racing): Peter O'Sullevan
Commentator (Racing): Clive Graham
Reporter (Racing): Julian Wilson
Commentator (Athletics): Ron Pickering
Television Presentation (Golf): Alan Mouncer
Television Presentation (Golf): Fred Viner
Executive Producer (Golf): A.P. Wilkinson
Television Presentation (Racing): Dennis Monger
Television Presentation (Athletics): Bob Duncan
Grandstand Producer: Brian Venner
Grandstand Editor: Jonathan Martin

: Who, What or Where?

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 Keith Best
Today's Sport


Weatherman: Keith Best

: Wonderful World of Disney: The Goofy Cavalcade of Sport

That great galumphing, sporting character Goofy runs the gamut of games and shows how they shouldn't be played. Even when shadow-boxing he takes heavy punishment!
A Walt Disney production


Director: Wolfgang Reitherman

: Bruce Forsyth and The Generation Game

Starring Bruce Forsyth
and surprise guest stars
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
Director: Roger Ordish
Producer: Terry Henebery
Producer: James Moir

: It's Lulu

with special guests Les Dawson, Sergio Mendes and Brazil 77
featuring Adrienne Posta, Roger Kitter, Paul Greenwood
and Segment
Lulu says: "Working with Les Dawson is as entertaining as .... well, watching TV. he's one of those comedians who are as funny off stage as they are on. But - no offence intended, Les - it's Sergio Mendes and Brazil 77 who add a touch of class to tonight's show - real musicians. I love the way they do that Latin American!"



Presenter/Singer: Lulu
Comedian: Les Dawson
Musicians: Sergio Mendes and Brazil 77
Singer: Adrienne Posta
Impressionist: Roger Kitter
[Actor]: Paul Greenwood
Singers/Dancers: Segment
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 Heroes of Telemark

Starring Kirk Douglas, Richard Harris
with Ulla Jacobsson, Michael Redgrave

The year was 1942, the place occupied Norway, the stakes the highest the world has ever known. It was a race against time which, if lost, would have given the Germans the atomic bomb.
This Week's Films: page 11


Director: Anthony Mann
Dr Rolf Pedersen: Kirk Douglas
Knut Straud: Richard Harris
Anna: Ulla Jacobsson
Uncle: Michael Redgrave
Arne: David Weston
Major Frick: Anton Diffring
Terboven: Eric Porter
Colonel Wilkinson: Mervyn Johns
Sigrid: Jennifer Hilary
Jensen, the stranger: Roy Dotrice
Professor Logan: Barry Jones
Nilssen: Ralph Michael
General Bolts: Geoffrey Keek
Doctor at hospital: Maurice Denham
Knippelberg: Wolf Frees
General Courts: Robert Ayres
Gunner: Sebastian Breaks
Freddy: John Golightly

: News

with Peter Woods; Weather


Newsreader: Peter Woods

: Match of the Day

Introduced by Jimmy Hill
Barry Davies and John Motson are the commentators at two well-known Football League grounds.
Jimmy Hill with the most talked-about action analysis in British soccer.
Goal of the Month: a selection of the most eye-catching goals seen on BBC1 this season and £100-worth of premium bonds for the competition winner.



Presenter: Jimmy Hill
Commentator: Barry Davies
Commentator: John Motson
Football television presentation: Alec Weeks
Football television presentation: John McGonagle
Match of the Day presented by: Martin Hopkins
Editor: Sam Leitch

: Parkinson

Michael Parkinson with conversation, good music, the occasional surprise and his guests who tonight include Emlyn Williams actor, author playwright and producer
Parkinson Meets...: Sun 11.25 pm


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

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