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: Golden Silents: You Can't Win 'em All

Introduced by Michael Bentine from the National Film Theatre

Some comedians, like the baby-faced Harry Langdon, are eternal losers. Some, like the ebullient Charlie Chaplin, are natural winners. If Buster Keaton wins through, it's usually against fearful odds.
A BBCtv production in association with Mitchell Monkhouse Associates and Raymond Rohauer


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

: Zarabanda: 3

Spanish for beginners
Book 50p; Record £1.65: see page 82

: The Virginian: The Mustangers

Starring James Drury as The Virginian

It's bad enough when a former horse-breaker becomes too old for the job but when his son gets out of hand also it's altogether too much for him.


The Virginian: James Drury
David Sutton: David Hartman
Ben Harper: James Edwards
Dewey Harper: Chuck Daniel
Joe Williams: John Agar
Cal Hobson: Don Knight
Roy: William Burns
Soapie: Marjorie Bennett
Heather: Grace Lee Whitney

: Laurel and Hardy: Come Clean

A Hal Roach film


Production: Hal Roach
Director: James Horne
Stan: Stan Laurel
Ollie: Oliver Hardy

: Weatherman

Jack Scott: the weekend weather


Weatherman: Jack Scott

: Grandstand

Introduced by Frank Bough

12.35* Football Preview
Sam Leitch introduces the latest news of today's matches, with the action and opinions that matter, and analysis from Jimmy Hill.

1.0; 2.10; 2.40* Motor Racing from Brands Hatch
Featuring the world's leading Formula 3 drivers in the final of the John Player Championship, and at 1.0 the Shellsport Triathlon, a unique event in which teams of women racing drivers, international athletes and cyclists compete in a relay race to raise money for Olympic sports.

1.25; 1.50; 2.20; 2.55* Racing from Kempton Park
1.30 Gregalach Opportunity Handicap Chase (3 miles)
2.0 Furious Handicap Hurdle (2 miles)
2.30 Saffron Tartan Handicap Chase (2 miles and 170 yards)
3.0 Riverdale Novices' Hurdle (2 miles)

3.10* International Ice Hockey from the Empire Pool, Wembley: London Lions v Austrian Internationals
The return to London of the world's fastest and toughest team sport. This match is the first of a series which the new London Lions are playing this winter against top international sides. In the Lions team are many leading Canadian professionals, and the strength of their opposition will guarantee the finest ice-hockey ever seen in this country.

3.45* Rugby League from Headingley: The Yorkshire Cup Final: Leeds v Wakefield Trinity
The second half of today's Derby clash for the Esso Trophy - the first major occasion of the Rugby League season.

4.40* Final Score
Results - reports - action highlights - and the Score-Draw check.

Timetable: 12.35 Football Preview
1.0 Brands Hatch relay; 1.25 Racing
1.40 Sports Round-up; 1.50 Racing
2.10 Motor-racing; 2.20 Racing
2.40 Motor-racing: 2.55 Racing
3.10 Ice Hockey; 3.45 Rugby League
4.40 Final Score
Timings are subject to alteration.


Presenter: Frank Bough
Presenter (Football Preview): Sam Leitch
Analysis (Football Preview): Jimmy Hill
Commentator (Motor Racing): Murray Walker
Commentator (Motor Racing): David Vine
Commentator (Racing): Peter O'Sullevan
Commentator (Racing): John Hanmer
Commentator (International Ice Hockey): Alan Weeks
Commentator (Rugby League): Eddie Waring
Television Presentation (Motor Racing): Richard Tilling
Television Presentation (Racing): Dennis Monger
Television Presentation (Ice Hockey): David Kenning
Television Presentation (Rugby League): Ray Lakeland
Grandstand Producer: Brian Venner
Grandstand editor: Alan Hart

: 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 Jack Scott
Today's Sport


Weatherman: Jack Scott

: Wonderful World of Disney: Fifty Happy Years

A special programme to mark the 50th anniversary of Walt Disney Productions with highlights from many of the most famous Disney films.
A Walt Disney production


Narrator: Roy Castle
Production: Walt Disney
Presented by: Richard Evans

: Bruce Forsyth and The Generation Game

Starring Bruce Forsyth who says:
"The most extraordinary contestant we had was a man we asked to imitate Neville King - the ventriloquist who throws his dummy about and fights with it. Some of the falls and contortions the contestant did amazed me - and I've been doing them for years."
and surprise guest stars
with hostess Anthea Redfern
and family couples from all over the country


Presenter: Bruce Forsyth
Hostess: Anthea Redfern
Orchestra directed by: Ronnie Hazlehurst
Director: Alan Boyd
Producer: Terry Henebery
Producer: James Moir

: It's Lulu

with special guests Jimmy Edwards, Don McLean
featuring Adrienne Posta
with Roger Kitter, Paul Greenwood
and Segment
Alyn Ainsworth and his Orchestra


Presenter/Entertainer: Lulu
Comedian: Jimmy Edwards
Singer/Guitarist: Don McLean
Performer: Adrienne Posta
Impressionist: Roger Kitter
[Actor]: Paul Greenwood
Singers/Dancers: Segment
Choreographer: Nigel Lythgoe
Musicians: Alyn Ainsworth and his Orchestra
Script: Geoff Rowley
Script: Andy Baker
Script: Tony Hare
Executive Producer: John Ammonds
Producer: Vernon Lawrence

: Men of Action: North West Mounted Police

Starring Gary Cooper, Madeleine Carroll
with Paulette Goddard, Robert Preston, Preston Foster

Cecil B. DeMille's spectacular adventure is set at the time of the Riel Rebellion in Canada and the last abortive attempt by Louis Riel to raise the Indians in revolt against the British Crown.
Dusty Rivers is sent to Canada to capture a murderer - and discovers that the wanted man has organised an Indian uprising to massacre the Mounties.
This Week's Films: page 11


Producer/Director: Cecil B. Demille
Dusty Rivers: Gary Cooper
April Logan: Madeleine Carroll
Louvette: Paulette Goddard
Ronnie Logan: Robert Preston
Jim Brett: Preston Foster
Duroc: Akim Tamiroff
Corbeau: George Bancroft
McDuff: Lynne Overman
Shorty: Lon Chaney Jr
Big Bear: Walter Hampden
Riel: Francis McDonald
Inspector Cabot: Montague Love
Johnny Pelang: George E. Stone
Constable Moore: Regis Toomey

: News

with Richard Whitmore; Weather


Newsreader: Richard Whitmore

: Match of the Day

Introduced by Jimmy Hill
Action highlights from two of today's Football League matches, and the most penetrating analysis in soccer.
Barry Davies and John Motson are the commentators.
Jimmy Hill presents his weekly action analysis on the men and the moves which matter.



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: Jonathan Martin
Editor: Sam Leitch

: Parkinson

Last Sunday, Quinn; tomorrow, Lemmon; tonight, who?
(Parkinson meets Jack Lemmon: Sunday, 11.0pm)


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

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