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: Golden Silents: Little Acorns

Introduced by Michael Bentine from the National Film Theatre

The first films of Charlie Chaplin, Harry Langdon and Buster Keaton

A BBCtv production in association with Mitchell Monkhouse Associates and Raymond Rohauer


Presenter: Michael Bentine
Producer: Richard Evans

: Zarabanda: 6

Spanish for beginners
Book 55p; records £1.65 each: page 90

: The Russian Alphabet

Lesson 1 in a course of ten lessons for absolute beginners. Compiled and presented by VAUGHAN JAMES , Deputy Director of the Centre for Information on Language Teaching
Producer SHEILA INNES Book 80p: see page 90


Presented By: Vaughan James
Producer: Sheila Innes

: Laurel and Hardy: Beau Chumps


Stan: Stan Laurel
Ollie: Oliver Hardy

: Weatherman

Bert Foord: the weekend weather


Weatherman: Bert Foord

: The Lord Mayor's Show

BBC outside broadcast cameras beside St Paul 's Cathedral cover the traditional pageantry and modern carnival as the new Lord Mayor rides in procession through the City of London from the Mansion House to the Royal Courts of Justice.
This year it's a story-tale pageant from the Town Crier at the head to the 1757 Golden State Coach at the tail; and the BBCtv Roving Eye joins in to give a Lord Mayor's-eye-view of the crowd-lined streets on the City's annual day out.
TV presentation by WILLIAM CAVE We all enjoy Wonderland: page 4


Unknown: St Paul
Commentator: Brian Johnston

: Grandstand

Introduced by Frank Bough
Football Preview
The popular lunchtime football spot. SAM LEITCH introduces goals, news and views from the world of football, with comment from JIMMY HILL.
12.55; 1.20; 1.55*
Racing from Cheltenham
1.0 Chaplin Handicap Hurdle (2 miles, 200 yards)
1.30 Coventry Chase (3m, If)
2.5 Mackeson Gold Cup Handicap Chase (2.5 miles)
One of the season's most important steeplechases, worth over £5,000 to the winner. The Mackeson traditionally attracts many of the top 'chasers from England and Ireland. Commentators PETER O'SULLEVAN and CLIVE GRAHAM
1.40; 4.25*
Badminton from Basingstoke
Featuring the top English International players including DEREK TALBOT , the world Mixed Doubles Champion, in a special doubles competition for the Ladbroke Trophy.
Commentator PETER WEST
Rugby Union from the National Stadium Cardiff Arms Park Wales v Australia
The first international of the Australian tour. The visitors, determined to demonstrate the resurgence of Australian Rugby, take on a Welsh side keen to revenge their 11-14 defeat by Australia at Cardiff in 1966. Commentator BILL MCLAREN
Ice Hockey from the Empire Pool, Wembley London Lions v
Dutch Internationals
In their opening matches at Wembley the London Lions demonstrated their speed and skill when they twice beat Austrian Internationals. Their unbeaten record will be put to the test by a strong Dutch side.
Commentator ALAN WEEKS
4.40* Final Score: Results, reports, action highlights, and the Grandstand Score-Draw check.
Timetable: 12.35 Football Preview
12.55 Racing; 1.10 Sports Round-Up
1.20 Racing: 1.40 Badminton
1.55 Racing: 2.20 Rugby Union
4.0 Ice Hockey; 4.25 Badminton
4.40 Final Score
Timings are subject to alteration. Television presentation: Racing BARRIE EDGAR
Badminton BOB DUNCAN
Grandstand producer BRIAN VENNER Grandstand editor ALAN HART


Introduced By: Frank Bough
Introduces: Sam Leitch
Unknown: Jimmy Hill.
Commentators: Peter O'Sullevan
Commentators: Clive Graham
Reporter: Julian Wilson
Unknown: Derek Talbot
Commentator: Bill McLaren
Unknown: Barrie Edgar
Unknown: Badminton Bob Duncan
Producer: Brian Venner
Editor: Alan Hart

: Who, What or Where?

Introduced by David Jacobs
Take a subject like: Catchphrases. Would you know who said it? Or what was said? You would? Care to bet on it? Here's the question: Who said: 'Another fine mess you've got me into...' Answer: Ollie of Laurel and Hardy


Presenter: David Jacobs
Director: Robert Toner
Producer: Cecil Korer

: News

Weatherman Bert Foord
Today's Sport


Weatherman: Bert Foord

: Wonderful World of Disney: The City Fox

Rusty the fox cub has more than enough excitement in his extraordinary escape down river from a pack of baying hounds without having to endure the bustling streets of San Francisco as well. Strange as it may seem, he meets more forms of animal life there than he is ever likely to find in the wilds of Sacramento.
A Walt Disney production


Director: James Algar

: Bruce Forsyth and The Generation Game

Starring Bruce Forsyth 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
Producer: Terry Henebery
Producer: James Moir

: We Dive at Dawn

A film starring Eric Portman, John Mills
with Reginald Purdell, Niall MacGinnis

World War II: the submarine Sea Tiger returns to port and the crew disperse on seven days' well-earned leave - only to be recalled suddenly for a new operation. Their mission: to find and destroy the battleship Brandenburg.
This Week's Films: page 15


Director: Anthony Asquith
Lieut Taylor, RN: John Mills
Lieut Brace, RNR: Louis Bradfield
Lieut Johnson, RNVR: Ronald Miller
Lieut Gordon, RN: Jack Watling
CPO Dabbs: Reginald Purdell
CPO Duncan: Caven Watson
PO Corrigan: Niall MacGinnis
Ldg Seaman Hobson: Eric Portman

: News

with Kenneth Kendall; Weather


Newsreader: Kenneth Kendall

: Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance

Held in the Royal Albert Hall, London in the presence of HM The Queen and other members of the Royal Family
GUARDS DIVISION (by permission of the Major-General Commanding the Household Division) Under the direction of MAJOR JAMES H. HOWE , MBE STATE TRUMPETERS OF THE
HOUSEHOLD CAVALRY The Muster of the Legion Standards and Services Displays by the three Services Community Singing
Service of Remembrance Conducted by THE BISHOP OF LONDON RT REV and RT HON
Assisted by RT REV MONSIGNOR FRANCIS G. HORSFIELD , VG, RAF representing the Cardinal Archbishop of Westminster and REV ALBERT S. COOPER , MA Moderator of the Free Church Federal Council
Hymns: All people that on earth do dwell (Old Hundredth)
The day thou gavest (St Clement) O Lord of life (Melita)
Festival narrator HUMPHREY TILLING Festival director D. E. COFFER. OBE
Festival producer RALPH READER , CBB Commentator RAYMOND BAXTER TV presentation DENNIS MONGER
(Edited recording of this evening's event)


Unknown: Major James H. Howe
Unknown: Gerald A. Ellison
Unknown: Monsignor Francis G. Horsfield
Unknown: Albert S. Cooper
Director: D. E. Coffer.
Producer: Ralph Reader
Commentator: Raymond Baxter
Unknown: Dennis Monger

: Match of the Day

Introduced by Jimmy Hill
Barry Davies and John Motson are the BBC commentators at two of today's Football League fixtures.
Jimmy Hill signposts the personality action of the day.
Action, analysis, news and views.



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

: Parkinson

Conversation, good music, and the occasional surprise, with Michael Parkinson and his guests


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

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