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: Barnaby

Barnaby, Rat and Crow have a snowball battle.

: Right Charlie

starring Charlie Cairoli Britain's best-loved clown, with Paul Connor, Jimmy Buchanan and Charlie Junior
Introduced by Norman Barrett with the brightest budgerigars in the business
(from Manchester)


Presenter/Budgerigar act: Norman Barrett
Clown: Charlie Cairoli
Clown: Paul Connor
Clown: Jimmy Buchanan
Clown: Charlie Cairoli Junior
Producer: Tony Harrison

: Zarabanda: 7

Spanish for beginners
Book 55p; records £1.65 each: page 94

: Reportage: 7: Etranges Strangers: Les travailleurs immigres en France

Presented by Michael Birkett
Books 50p each: see page 94


Presenter: Michael Birkett

: The Russian Alphabet: Lesson 2

Lesson 2 in a course of ten lessons for absolute beginners Compiled and presented by Vaughan James

Book 80p: see page 94


Presenter/Compiled by: Vaughan James

: The Virginian: Stopover

starring James Drury as The Virginian

The sight of the sombre figure leaving the stage at Medicine Bow sends a shiver of apprehension through the town. Even The Virginian is not immune.



The Virginian: James Drury
Frank Hammel: Herb Jeffries
Mel Dover: John Kellogg
Albert Morgan: Kevin Hagen
Clem: William Fawcett
Ben Cooper: Douglas Henderson
Mrs Perry: Frances Spaniel
Joey Perry: Robbie Moore

: Cartoon Time: Daffy Duck Hunt

A Warner Brothers cartoon

: Weatherman

Jack Scott: weekend weather


Weatherman: Jack Scott

: Grandstand

Introduced by Frank Bough

12.35* Football Preview
Sam Leitch introduces the popular lunchtime spot. News, views, and goals, with comment from Jimmy Hill.

12.55; 1.25; 1.55* Racing from Ascot
1.0 Aurelius Hurdle (2 miles)
1.30 Black & White Whisky Gold Cup Chase (2 miles)
2.5 Black & White Handicap Hurdle (2 miles)

1.10: 1.40* International Boxing
Two major fights from this week's promotion at the Empire Pool, Wembley
Chris Finnegan (Great Britain) v Mike Quarry (USA) and Danny McAlinden
(British and Commonwealth Heavyweight Champion) v Tony Ventura (USA)
Desperate to prove himself a worthy champion, McAlinden has his first fight since May when he was beaten by American Morrie Jackson.

2.15* International Rugby Union from Twickenham: England v Australia
BBC outside broadcast cameras cover the whole of this afternoon's match. After their fine victory over the All-Blacks in September, England will be confident of revenge against the Australians, who won at Twickenham on their last visit in 1967. But Australian captain Peter Sullivan says:

4.0* International Ice Hockey: London Lions v Prague All Stars
The victorious Lions meet their strongest opposition yet. Prague will be represented by the Czechoslovakian Under-23 international team - the basis of their 1976 Olympic Squad.


Presenter: Frank Bough
Presenter (Football Preview): Sam Leitch
Analysis (Football Preview): Jimmy Hill
Commentator (Racing): Peter O'Sullevan
Commentator (Racing): Clive Graham
Reporter (Racing): Julian Wilson
Boxer: Chris Finnegan
Boxer: Mike Quarry
Boxer: Danny McAlinden
Boxer: Tony Ventura
Commentator (Boxing): Harry Carpenter
Commentator (Rugby Union): Bill McLaren
Commentator (Ice Hockey): Alan Weeks

: Grandstand

4.25 International Show Jumping from Toronto
This week at the Royal Winter Fair, Toronto, the leading show jumpers of the world, including David Broome, Harvey Smith and the Schockemoehle brothers are competing in North America's premier show.

4.40* Final Score
Results, reports, action highlights, and the score draw check.

Today's Timetable:
12.35 Football Preview
12.55 Racing from Ascot
1.10 International Boxing; 1.25 Racing
1.40 Boxing; 1.55 Racing
2.15 International Rugby Union
4.0 Ice Hockey
4.25 Show Jumping
4.40 Final Score
Timings are subject to alteration in order to keep up to date with events
On top from down under: page 20


Television Presentation (Racing): Dennis Monger
Television Presentation (Boxing): Bob Duncan
Television Presentation (Rugby Union): Bill Taylor
Television Presentation (Ice Hockey): David Kenning
Grandstand Producer: Brian Venner
Grandstand Editor: Alan Hart

: Who, What or Where?

Introduced by David Jacobs
What do you know about, say, Judy Garland? Her films? Her songs? Her husbands? Place your bets, here's a question: Who was her co-star in the Andy Hardy series?
(Answer: Mickey Rooney) [NB printed upside down]


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

: News

Today's Sport


Weatherman: Jack Scott

: Wonderful World of Disney: The Wacky Zoo of Morgan City: Part 1

Crafty Mayor Philbrick makes the most brilliant appointment of his political career when he puts misfit-accountant Mitch Collins in charge of the local zoo-much to his dismay!
A Walt Disney production


Director: Marvin Chomsky
Mayor Philbrick: Joe Flynn
Mitch Collins: Hal Holbrook
Noah Collins: Michael James Wixted
Becker: Wally Cox
Casey: Cecil Kellaway

: Bruce Forsyth and The Generation Game

Starring Bruce Forsyth who says:
"People think the show's like Beat the Clock because I'm doing it. But that was all juggling. This is more sophisticated."

With 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
Producer: Terry Henebery
Producer: James Moir

: It's Lulu

with special guests Gilbert O'Sullivan, The Little Angels of Korea
featuring Adrienne Posta
with Roger Kitter, Paul Greenwood and Segment



Presenter/Singer: Lulu
Singer: Gilbert O'Sullivan
Dancers: The Little Angels of Korea
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: Wally Malston
Executive Producer: John Ammonds
Producer: Vernon Lawrence

: Men of Action: Soldier of Fortune

Starring Clark Gable, Susan Hayward, Michael Rennie, Gene Barry

An American adventurer in Hong Kong devises a daring plan to rescue a photographer held captive in Communist China.


Director: Edward Dmytryk
Hank Lee: Clark Gable
Jane Hoyt: Susan Hayward
Inspector Merryweather: Michael Rennie
Louis Hoyt: Gene Barry
Rene: Alex D'Arcy
Tweedie: Tom Tully
Mme Dupree: Anna Sten
Icky: Russell Collins
Big Matt: Leo Gordon
Poilin: Richard Loo
Daklai: Soo Yong
Ying Fai: Frank Tang

: News

with Robert Dougall; Weather


Newsreader: Robert Dougall

: Match of the Day

Introduced by Jimmy Hill
First Division match action plus analysis and news from the Saturday Football League programme.

Match No 1 comes from the North.

Match No 2 comes from the Midlands.

Jimmy Hill spotlights the personality action.


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

Michael Parkinson and his guests who tonight include Orson Welles
A return visit by the great actor/director/producer.


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

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