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: On the Farm

: Thoroughbred

The development and training of the racehorse from the first unsteady steps as a new-born foal to speed and strength on the racetrack.
An award-winning Canadian film


Unknown: John Watson

: Jack the Giant Killer

Starring Kerwin Matthews, Judi Meredith, Torin Thatcher

Pendragon, Master of Demons determines to usurp the throne of Cornwall. He first plans to kidnap King Mark's daughter, Princess Elaine.
Holiday Films: pages 17-18


Director: Nathan Juran
Jack: Kerwin Matthews
Princess Elaine: Judi Meredith
Pendragon: Torin Thatcher
Garna: Walter Burke
Peter: Roger Mobley
Sigurd: Barry Kelley
Imp in bottle: Don Beddoe
King Mark: Dayton Lummis

: The Best of Knockout

Another chance to see some of the best of the 1973 series. Introduced by Stuart Hall.


Presenter: Stuart Hall
Producer: Barney Colehan

: Weatherman



Unknown: Graham Parker

: Holiday Grandstand

Introduced by Tony Gubba
12.35; 1.10; 1.40; 2.15* Racing from Cheltenham
12.45 Bibury Chase (21 m)
1.15 Evesham 4-Year-Old Hurdle (2m 200 yds)
1.50 Fred Withington Handicap Chase (4m)
2.25 Broadway Hurdle (2m 200 yds) Commentators
Football Preview
SAM LEITCH introduces a hogmanay edition of the lunchtime football spot - goals and news from both sides of the border
1.25; 2.0; 2.35*
Ski Jumping from Garmisch
The International 90-metre Jump One of the most spectacular events in the world - a supreme test of courage and skill. Over 100 competitors meet in the Bavarian Alps for this traditional New Year's Day event on the ' Big Jump.'
Today's Timetable
12.35 Racing
12.55 Football Preview
1.10 Racing
1.25 Ski Jumping
1.40 Racing
2.0 Ski Jumping
2.15 Racing
2.35 Ski Jumping
Timings are subject to alteration In order to keep up to date with events
Racing television presentation BARRIE EDGAR
Grandstand producer BRIAN VENNER Grandstand editor ALAN HART


Introduced By: Tony Gubba
Unknown: Bibury Chase
Commentators: Peter O'Sullevan
Commentators: Julian Wilson
Introduces: Sam Leitch
Unknown: Barrie Edgar
Producer: Brian Venner
Editor: Alan Hart

: Winners at the Wheel

A review of motor sport in 1973 Introduced by Raymond Baxter and Barrie Gill from the Steering Wheel Club, London
For the third time JACKIE STEWART becomes world champion racing driver and announces his retirement. Flying Finn TIMO MAKINEN is the rally man of the year. In saloon car racing, FRANK GARDNER and JOCKEM MASS are the stars. JAMES HUNT is Britain's newest hope for motor racing in the 70s. PHIL READ beats GIACOMO AGOSTINI to give motor cycle racing a British International Champion in 1973. Action and comment on a great year of motor sport.


Introduced By: Raymond Baxter
Introduced By: Barrie Gill
Unknown: Jackie Stewart
Unknown: Finn Timo Makinen
Unknown: Frank Gardner
Unknown: James Hunt
Unknown: Giacomo Agostini
Director: Peter Cleaver
Editor: Brian Robins

: A Funny Thing....

for New Year
Seasonal greetings from Arthur Askey , Ted Ray and Tommy Trinder who look back on New Years they have known, and offer some lighthearted advice for 1974. Introduced by RAY MOORE


Unknown: Arthur Askey
Unknown: Ted Ray
Unknown: Tommy Trin
Introduced By: Ray Moore
Producer: John Longley

: Play School

: Screen Test

Introduced by Michael Rodd from the Gaumont Theatre, Manchester, before an invited audience of 700 children. The contestants, who are runners-up from the recent series, look at scenes from Robin Hood , The Belstone Fox , Live and Let Die and listen to 13-year-old WENDY NICHOLLS play the mighty Wurlitzer
Producer JOHN BUTTERY (from Manchester)


Introduced By: Michael Rodd
Unknown: Robin Hood
Unknown: Belstone Fox
Unknown: Wendy Nicholls
Designer: Peter Mavius
Director: David Brown
Producer: John Buttery

: Scooby-Doo

Secret of Shark Island Part 1
A suspense filled cartoon series starring the members of Mystery Inc and their cowardly hound, Scooby-Doo.

: Vision On: Coils and Springs

Would you like to live in an inside-out house? ' Pepe' does (he spells it ' Epep ' of course), because he lives in a world that goes backwards in time and Pat goes through the looking glass to meet him there. The rest of the programme, as usual, springs off in all directions.
Tony Hart , Pat Keysell the extraordinary machinery of WILFRED MAKEPEACE LUNN and SYLVESTER MCCOY as ' Epep ' with THE PROF, BURBLES etc.
The address to send paintings for the 1 Gallery ': Vision On. BBCtv, London W12 8QT Unfortunately we can't return any but a prize is given for each one shown.


Unknown: Tony Hart
Unknown: Pat Keysell
Unknown: Wilfred Makepeace Lunn
Unknown: Sylvester McCoy
Designer: Chris Robilllard
Director: Clive Doig
Producer: Patrick Dowling

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: Today's Sport

: National News

with Kenneth Kendall

: Nationwide - at the Turn of the Year

Michael Barratt and a network of Nationwide reporters start the year with the question: 1974 - will it be for better or for worse ... for richer or for poorer?
We try to find the answers from people Nationwide.


Presenter: Michael Barratt
Editor: Michael Bunce

: Around the World Under the Sea

starring Lloyd Bridges, Shirley Eaton, Brian Kelly, David McCallum, Keenan Wynn,
Marshall Thompson, Gary Merrill
The choice of an attractive blonde as one of the team of scientists who undertake a long and dangerous submarine trip to fix seismic detectors on the ocean bed has inevitable consequences.
Producer and director ANDREW MARTON
Holiday Films: pages 17-18


Director: Andrew Marton
Dr Doug Standish: Lloyd Bridges
Dr Maggie Hanford.: Shirley Eaton
Dr Craig Mosby: Brian Kelly
Dr Phil Volker.: David McCallum
Hank Stahl.: Keenan Wynn
Dr Orin Hillyard: Marshall Thompson
Dr August Boren: Gary Merrill
Brinkman: Ron Hayes
Prof Hamuru: George Shibata
..Capt of Diligence: Frank Logan
Sonar Man: Don Wells
Vice-President: Donald Linton

: Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads?: Absent Friends

by Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais
Bob and Thelma start their married life with a Norwegian honeymoon far away from Terry's influence. And yet...


Writer: Dick Clement
Writer: Ian La Frenais
Designer: Tim Gleeson
Producer: Bernard Thompson
Terry: James Bolam
Bob: Rodney Bewes
Thelma: Brigit Forsyth
Mr Chambers: Bill Owen
Susan Chambers: Anita Carey
Chauffeur: Terry Scully
Hotel porter: Constantin de Goguel

: Nine O'Clock News

with Peter Woods and Kenneth Kendall ; Weather


Unknown: Peter Woods
Unknown: Kenneth Kendall

: Shirley Bassey

at the Royal Albert Hall
Television presentation JOHNNIE STEWART


Directed By: Arthur Greenslade
Unknown: Johnnie Stewart

: Nimmo in Australia: Part 2

Derek Nimmo, intrepid traveller, undaunted by his experiences in the South, sets off for the wilds of the Northern Territory. And he shows that hunting fearsome buffalo, working as a stockman, crewing in the world's strangest yacht race and taking on the local rough-riders at their own game is not as difficult as it looks - it's impossible.


Presenter: Derek Nimmo
Film Cameraman: Bill Grimmond
Film Editor: Tom Schwalm
Director: Richard Drewett

: Use Your 'Euro' Loaf

with Frank Bough
Two mystery teams battle it out for this year's top quiz prize - a 'Euro' loaf.


Presenter: Frank Bough
Director: Chris Jelly
Producer: Peter Riding

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