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: Mary, Mungo and Midge: The Crane


Pictures, animation and production: John Ryan

: Hair Bear Bunch

Bridal Boo Boo t

: Right Charlie

starring Charlie Cairoll
Britain's best-loved clown with PAUL CONNOR , JIMMY BUCHANAN and CHARLIE JUNIOR
Introduced by Norman Barrett and special guest Johnny Roberts
Producer TONY HARRISON t (from Manchester)


Unknown: Paul Connor
Unknown: Jimmy Buchanan
Introduced By: Norman Barrett
Unknown: Johnny Roberts
Producer: Tony Harrison

: A Chump at Oxford

Starring Laurel and Hardy
By a stroke of luck, Stan and Ollie are befriended by a banker and go to university. What befalls them both is quite an education.
Holiday Films: pages 17-18


Producer: Hal Roach
Director: Alfred Goulding
Stan: Stan Laurel
Ollie: Oliver Hardy

: The Secret Garden

starring Margaret O'Brien
Herbert Marshall , Dean Stockwell with Gladys Cooper , Elsa Lanchester
Orphaned Mary Lennox comes to live in the large isolated house of her uncle on the Yorkshire moors. With no friends and nothing to do, life for Mary becomes lonely and boring until she meets Dickon, the young brother of a servant, and together they find a new and wonderful world in the Secret Garden.
Based on the novel by FRANCES HODGSON BURNETT Director FRED M. WILCOX
Holiday Films: pages 17-18


Unknown: Margaret O'Brien
Unknown: Herbert Marshall
Unknown: Dean Stockwell
Unknown: Gladys Cooper
Unknown: Elsa Lanchester
Unknown: Orphaned Mary Lennox
Novel By: Frances Hodgson Burnett
Director: Fred M. Wilcox
Mary Lennox: Margaret O'Brien
Archibald Craven: Herbert Marshall
Colin Craven: Dean Stockwell
Mrs Medlock: Gladys Cooper
Martha: Elsa Lanchester
Dickon: Brian Roper
Ben Weatherstaff: Reginald Owen
Dr Griddlestone: Aubrey Mather
Dr Fortescue: George Zucco
British Officer: Lowell Gilmore
Barney: Billy Bevan
Mr Pitcher: Dennis Hoey
Mr Bromley: Mathew Boulton
Governess: Isobel Elsom
Nurse: Norma Varden

: Weatherman

KEITH BEST looks at the weekend weather

: Grandstand

Introduced by Frank Bough
Football Preview
SAM LEITCH takes a festive look at the first day of the holiday fixtures, with goals, news and JIMMY mix.
1.5; 1.40; 2.5; 2.35*
Racing from Uttoxeter
1.15 John Player Hurdle (2 miles)
1.45 Bass Worthington Handicap 'Chase (21 miles)
2.15 December Three Year Old Hurdle (2 miles 180 yards)
2.45 Berni Inns 'Chase Stakes (3 miles)
World Cup Skiing from Austria
The third major Downhill of the season - the Blue Riband event of skiing with competitors reaching speeds of over 80 mph. Among the entries - the World Champion, Roland Collombin of Switzerland. Commentator
2.25; 3.55*
Show Jumping from Olympia
The Dunhill Christmas Cracker Stakes
The final day of the show which is rapidly becoming one of London's leading Christmas attractions - with its unique blend of fun and serious attraction.
In today's Gamblers class, international competitors must jump any seven obstacles with a time limit of two minutes. Commentator
Rugby League
Featherstone Rovers v St Helens
The second half of this match between the Challenge Cup holders and top of the league St Helens.
Commentator EDDIE WARING
Final Score
A full round-up of all the football, racing and rugby results - action highlights and the Grandstand Score-Draw check.
Today's Timetable:
12.40 Football Preview
1.5 Racing from Uttoxeter
1.25 Skiing from Austria
1.40 Racing from Uttoxeter
1.55 Sports Round-up
2.5 Racing from Uttoxeter
2.25 International Show Jumping
2.35 Racing from Uttoxeter
3.0 Rugby League
3.45 Football Results
3.55 International Show Jumping
4.40 Final Score
Timings are subject to alteration In order to keep up to date with events.
Television presentation: Racing BARRIE EDGAR
Grandstand producer BRIAN VENNER Grandstand editor ALAN HART


Introduced By: Frank Bough
Unknown: Sam Leitch
Commentators: Peter O'Sullevan
Commentators: Julian Wilson
Unknown: Roland Collombin
Commentator: Ron Pickering
Commentator: Dorian Williams
Commentator: Eddie Waring
Unknown: Barrie Edgar
Producer: Brian Venner
Editor: Alan Hart

: The Movie Quiz

A special edition of television's star quiz show in which two teams from the cinema test their knowledge of 50 years of film comedies, dramas, musicals and westerns. Chairman Robin Ray puts the questions to
Margaret Lockwood , Diana Dors ALAN COREN , MICHAEL JAYSTON
Programme consultant PETER NOBLE Director DES SlSSONS
Producer JOHN BUTTERY. (Manchester)
Diana Dors is also in: Ask a Cine Question, Thursday 7.2 pm R2


Unknown: Robin Ray
Unknown: Margaret Lockwood
Unknown: Diana Dors
Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Michael Jayston
Unknown: Jack Hedley
Unknown: Margaret Hinxman
Producer: John Buttery.
Unknown: Diana Dors

: News

Weatherman KEITH BEST Today's Sport

: Dr Who: The Time Warrior: Part 2

starring Jon Pertwee
A four-part story by Robert Holmes
Trapped in the Middle Ages, the Doctor hunts for the missing scientists. His search leads him straight into the hands of Linx.
The Radio Times Dr Who Special - 68 full colour, action-packed pages - is on sale now, price 30p from booksellers


Writer: Robert Holmes
Composer, incidental music: Dudley Simpson
Script editor: Terrance Dicks
Designer: Keith Cheetham
Producer: Barry Letts
Director: Alan Bromly
Doctor Who: Jon Pertwee
Linx: Kevin Lindsay
Hal: Jeremy Bulloch
Irongron: David Daker
Bloodaxe: John J. Carney
Sarah Jane: Elisabeth Sladen
Prof Rubeish: Donald Pelmear
Eleanor: June Brown
Edward of Wessex: Alan Rowe

: 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
Orchestra directed by RONNIE HAZLEHURST Programme associate TONY HAWES Designer JAMES HATCHARD Director ALAN BOYD


Unknown: Bruce Forsyth
Unknown: Anthea Redfern
Directed By: Ronnie Hazlehurst
Unknown: Tony Hawes
Designer: James Hatchard
Director: Alan Boyd
Producers: Terry Henebery
Producers: James Moir

: Harry Secombe Show

Harry Secombe with special guests Beryl Reid Elizabeth Vaughan Kenny Cantor and featuring Julian Orchard
Choreographer NITA HOWARD
Programme associate JIMMY GRAFTON Orchestra directed by PETER KNIGHT Designer LESLEY JOAN BREMNESS Producer COLIN CHARMAN


Unknown: Harry Secombe
Unknown: Beryl Reid
Unknown: Elizabeth Vaughan
Unknown: Kenny Cantor
Unknown: Jimmy Grafton
Directed By: Peter Knight
Designer: Lesley Joan Bremness
Producer: Colin Charman

: Men of Action: South West to Sonora

starring Marlon Brando, Anjanette Comer, John Saxon
Matt Fletcher 's most prized possession is a magnificent Appaloosa stallion and when the horse is stolen he sets off in pursuit of the thief - bandit chief Chuy Medina.
Holiday Films: pages 17-18


Unknown: John Saxon
Unknown: Matt Fletcher
Director: Sidney J. Furie
Matt: Marlon Brando
Trini: Anjanette Comer
Chuy: John Saxon
Lazaro: Emilio Fernandez
Squint Eye: Alex Montoya
Ana: Miriam Colon
PaCO: Rafael Campos
Ramos: Frank Silvera
Priest: Larry D Mann

: News

with Peter Woods : Weather


Unknown: Peter Woods

: International Show Jumping

The Dunhill Victor Ludorum Championship
The final and richest class offers prizes in excess of E4,000 to the owners of the 24 top horses who have qualified throughout the competition in the Grand Hall at Olympia. Commentator RAYMOND BROOKS-WARD
Introduced by DAVID VINE
TV presentation


Unknown: Dunhill Victor Ludorum
Introduced By: David Vine
Unknown: Fred Viner
Unknown: Alan Mouncer

: Match of the Day

Introduced by Jimmy Hill
Match No 1 from the North. Commentator BARRY DAVIES.
Match No 2 from the Midlands. Commentator JOHN MOTSON Analysis by JIMMY HILL
Football TV presentation by ALEC WEEKS and JOHN MCGONAGLE Match of the Day presented by MARTIN HOPKINS . Editor SAM LEITCH


Introduced By: Jimmy Hill
Commentator: Barry Davies.
Commentator: John Motson
Commentator: John McGonagle
Presented By: Martin Hopkins
Editor: Sam Leitch

: Parkinson

Michael Parkinson and his guest Bing Crosby Music by THE HARRY STONEHAM FIVE


Unknown: Michael Parkinson
Director: Brian Whitehouse
Producer: Richard Drewett

: Weatherman


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