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: Mary, Mungo and Midge: The Boat


Script: Daphne Jones
Narrator: Richard Baker

: Hair Bear Bunch

Unbearably Peevly

: White Horses

The Savu Prize

: Laurel and Hardy: Another Fine Mess

Our empty-headed heroes are pursued by the police and take refuge in a house while the owners are away.


Director: James Parrott
Producer: Hal Roach
Stan: Stan Laurel
Ollie: Oliver Hardy

: The Virginian: The Ordeal

Starring James Drury as The Virginian

Trampas finds it irksome to act as nursemaid to the spoilt son of a wealthy family sent to Shiloh in the hope it will make a man of him, but in the end it's the Virginian who has most cause for complaint.


The Virginian: James Drury
Trampas: Doug McClure
Elizabeth: Sara Lane
Scott Austin: Robert Pine
Morgan: Michael Masters
Harper: Harper Flaherty
Minnie: Jennifer Gan

: Weatherman

The weekend weather

: Grandstand

Introduced by Frank Bough
FA Cup Preview
Today the big clubs of the First and Second Divisions join the survivors from the opening rounds in the FA Cup Third Round, one of the most exciting days of the football season. SAM LEITCH , with JIMMY HILL , introduces action, personalities and the latest news of the day's most intriguing ties. And the results of the December Goal of the Month competition.
12.20; 1.40*
Ski-Jumping from Bischofshofen, Austria
The world's best ski-jumpers compete on the spectacular 90-metre jump in the deciding event of the Four Hills Tournament. Commentator DAVID VINE
1.20; 1.50; 2.20; 2.50* Racing from
Haydock Park
1.30 Whitbread Gold Label Beginners' Chase (2 miles)
2.0 Ladbroke Hurdle (Handicap) (2 miles)
2.30 Whitbread Gold Trophy Handicap Chase (3 miles)
3.0 Mackeson Handicap Hurdle (2 3/4 miles)
3.10; 4.15*
Basketball from the Sobell Centre, Islington England v American All Stars for the Clarks Shoemen Trophy
A specially selected team of world-class players, drawn from the top American university sides and at present on tour in Europe, provides a big test for England's rapidly-improving squad.
3.25* FA Cup Results direct from the teleprinter
Rugby League
The second half of today's semi-final match in the John Player competition.
Commentator EDDIE WARING
4.40* Final Score
Including classified football results, rugby and racing results, reports, action and the score draw check.
Today's Timetable:
12.5 Football Preview
12.20 Ski-jumping
1.20 Racing from Haydock Park
1.40 Ski-jumping
1.50 Racing: 2.10 Sports Roundup
2.20 Racing: 2.40 FA Cup news
2.50 Racing: 3.10 Basketball
3.25 Football results
3.35 Rugby League
4.15 Basketball: 4.40 Final Score
Timings are subject to alteration In order to keep up to date with events.
Television presentation:
Basketball FRED VINER
Grandstand producer BRIAN VENNER Grandstand editor ALAN HART


Introduced By: Frank Bough
Unknown: Sam Leitch
Introduces: Jimmy Hill
Commentators: Peter O'Sullevan
Commentators: Julian Wilson
Commentator: David Saunders
Commentator: Eddie Waring
Producer: Brian Venner
Editor: Alan Hart

: Donald Duck

in Tea for 200 is frantic at the antics of the ants on his picnic.

: News

Weatherman Today's Sport

: Dr Who: The Time Warrior: Part 4

A four-part story by Robert Holmes
Starring Jon Pertwee
Linx's space ship prepares to take off. In a desperate attempt to save the kidnapped scientists, the Doctor and Sarah lead the attack on Irongron's castle.
The RADIO TIMES Dr Who Special - 6S, full colour, action-packed pages - is on sale now, price 30p from booksellers


Story By: Robert Holmes
Incidental music by: Dudley Simpson
Script Editor: Terrance Dicks
Designer: Keith Cheetham
Producer: Barry Letts
Director: Alan Bromly
Dr Who: Jon Pertwee
Linx: Kevin Lindsay
Sarah Jane Smith: Elisabeth Sladen
Prof Rubeish: Donald Pelmear
Irongron: David Daker
Bloodaxe: John J Carney
Meg: Sheila Fay
Hal: Jeremy Bulloch
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


Unknown: Bruce Forsyth
Unknown: Anthea Redfern
Directed By: Ronnie Hazlehurst
Producers: Terry Henebery.

: Dixon of Dock Green: Knocker

Written by Gerald Kelsey
Starring Jack Warner
For Knocker and his wife an ordinary day is dramatically interrupted by a villain on the run - the Dock Green Police and another unwelcome investigator.


Writer: Gerald Kelsey
Series created by: Ted Willis
Producer: Joe Waters
Director: Vere Lorrimer
George Dixon: Jack Warner
PC Dunn: John Oxley
Wally Hutton: Ian Liston
Jimmy Goddard: Alan Lake
Derek Fuller: Colin Dunn
Sgt Wills: Nicholas Donnelly
Det-Sgt Andy Crawford: Peter Byrne
Mrs White: Stella Tanner
Knocker White: Arthur English
Mrs Cross: Queenie Watts
Det-Sgt Mike Brewer: Gregory de Polnay
Newsreader: Tim Brinton
Milkman: Duncan Faber
Chief Supt Westlake: Donald Tandy
Dustman: Terry Duggan
Girl on stairs: Ebony White
Girl on stairs: Claudette Critchlow
TV enquiry officer: Graham Ashley
TV engineer: James Walsh
Driver: Arthur Marsh

: Cilla

The first of a new series starring Cilla Black with special guests Twiggy
Bernard Cribbins and one or two surprise items
Choreography IRVING DAVIES
Vocal backings THE BREAKAWAYS Musical direction and special arrangements RONNIE HAZLEHURST Designer ROBIN TARSNANE Director BRIAN WHITEHOUSE Producer COLIN CHARMAN


Unknown: Bernard Cribbins
Written By: Ronnie Taylor
Unknown: Ronnie Hazlehurst
Designer: Robin Tarsnane
Director: Brian Whitehouse
Producer: Colin Charman

: The World Cup Draw

Live from Frankfurt
Sir Stanley Rous, President of FIFA, makes the draw for the final stages of the Tenth World Cup Tournament, to be staged in nine West German cities next June and July.
Commentator BARRY DAVIES World Cup, Willief: page 3


Commentator: Barry Davies

: A Man Called Ironside

A new film series starring with guest
Noel Harrison, Scott Marlowe The Deadly Gamesmen
Mystery voice: Sorry to bother you at this late hour Chief, but I've got a great title for a late late show.'
Ironside: Who is this? '
Mystery voice: 'Wrong! The title is " Whatever Happened to Officer Mark Sanger ? ".'
A lethal chess game is being played on the streets of San Francisco with Mark as one of the sacrificial pawns. Ironside has to play a very one-sided game indeed.


Unknown: Mark Sanger
Robert Ironside: Raymond Burr
Det-Sgt Brown: Don Galloway
Mark Sanger: Don Mitchell
Officer Fran Belding: Elizabeth Baur

: News

with Richard Baker ; Weather


Unknown: Richard Baker

: Match of the Day

The FA Cup Third Round and The World Cup Draw j Introduced by Jimmy Hill
Action highlights from three of today's FA Cup Third Round matches, with commentators BARRY DAVIES , JOHN MOTSON and ALAN WEEKS
Willie Ormond , team manager of Scotland, skipper Billy Bremner , and Jock Stein , manager of Celtic, comment on Scotland's World Cup chances following the draw made earlier this evening.
Football TV presentation by ALEC WEEKS JOHN MCGONAGLE and JOHN SHREWSBURY Match of the Day presented by JONATHAN MARTIN Editor SAM LEITCH


Introduced By: Jimmy Hill
Commentators: Barry Davies
Commentators: John Motson
Unknown: Willie Ormond
Unknown: Billy Bremner
Unknown: Jock Stein
Unknown: John McGonagle
Presented By: Jonathan Martin
Editor: Sam Leitch

: Closedown

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