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: Mary, Mungo and Midge: Printing


Music: Johnny Pearson

: Hair Bear Bunch

Diet Caper

: Zarabanda

Spanish for beginners Programme 11
Book 55p; records £1.65 each: page 31


Presented By: Alison Skilbeck

: Reportage

Keep your languages alive with a look at France and Germany today Programme 11
Le grand depart
Les vacances des Francais
Books 50p each: see page 31

: The Russian Alphabet

Lesson 6 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 31


Presented By: Vaughan James
Producer: Sheila Innes

: 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!
Philip Jenkinson writes: Made two years after A Yank at Oxford, this Laurel and Hardy pastiche is a very jolly exercise with lots of mugging from Stan and well-timed slapstick'.


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

: Weatherman

JACK SCOTT looks at the weekend weather


Unknown: Jack Scott

: Grandstand

Introduced by Frank Bough
Football Preview
SAM LEITCH introduces goals, news and views from home and abroad, with comment and analysis by JIMMY HILL.
Ski-Acrobatics from Sun Valley, Idaho, USA The American National Championships
100 starters from USA, Austria, Germany, Canada and Argentina perform spectacular and dangerous stunts while travelling at speeds of more than 60 mph.
12.50; 1.25; 2.0; 2.30*
Racing from Ascot
1.0 Durham Ranger Novices Hurdle (2 miles)
1.35 Peter Ross Novices 'Chase (3 miles)
2.10 Blue Circle Handicap 'Chase (2 miles)
2.40 Teal & Green Hurdle (21m) Commentators PETER O'SULLEVAN and CLIVE GRAHAM
1.45; 3.55*
Challenge for the Norwich Union Trophy
A unique international match being played in London today between two of the world's top cue experts, each challenging the other at his own game.
John Spencer (Great Britain) twice world professional snooker champion, v
Steve ' The Professor ' Myzerak four times USA Straight Pool Champion
Commentators DAVID VINE and TED LOWE
2.20; 3.0*
Rugby League
The second semi-final of the John Player Competition.
Commentator EDDIE WARING
4.40* Final Score: all the football, racing and rugby results - action highlights and the Grandstand Score Draw check.
Today's Timetable:
12.5 Football Preview
12.30 Ski-Acrobatics
12.50 Racing; 1.10 Sports Round up
1.25 Racing; 1.45 Snooker-Pool
2.0 Racing: 2.20 Rugby League
2.3* Racing: 3.0 Rugby League
3.45 Football Results
3.55 Snooker-Pool; 4.40 Final Score Timings are subject to alteration. Television presentation:
Transatlantic Challenge RICHARD TILLING Rugby League RAY LAKELAND
Grandstand producer BRIAN VENNER Grandstand editor ALAN HART


Introduced By: Frank Bough
Introduces: Sam Leitch
Unknown: Jimmy Hill.
Unknown: Peter Ross
Commentators: Peter O'Sullevan
Commentators: Clive Graham
Unknown: John Spencer
Unknown: Ted Lowe
Commentator: Eddie Waring
Unknown: Dennis Monger
Producer: Brian Venner
Editor: Alan Hart

: Disney Double Bill

Two Chips and a Miss and Susie, the Little Blue Coupe

: News

Weatherman JACK SCOTT
Today's Sport


Unknown: Jack Scott

: Dr Who: Invasion: Part 1

A new story in six parts by Malcolm Hulke
starring Jon Pertwee

As promised, the Doctor gets Sarah back to London. But why is London completely deserted?
The Radio Times Dr Who Special - 68 full colour, action-packed pages - is on sale now, price 30p from booksellers
(not Wales: see Variations)
[NB the rest of this story is billed as "Invasion of the Dinosaurs"]


Writer: Malcolm Hulke
Incidental Music: Dudley Simpson
Script Editor: Terrance Dicks
Designer: Richard Morris
Producer: Barry Letts
Director: Paddy Russell
Dr Who: Jon Pertwee
Sarah Jane Smith: Elisabeth Sladen
Phillips: Gordon Reid
Private Ogden: George Bryson
Sergeant Benton: John Levene
Brigadier Lethbridge Stewart: Nicholas Courtney
Captain Yates: Richard Franklin
Warehouse looter: Terry Walsh
General Finch: John Bennett
Sergeant Duffy: Dave Carter
Lodge: Trevor Lawrence
R/T soldier: John Caesar
Lieutenant Shears: Ben Aris

: Bruce Forsyth and The Generation Game

starring Bruce Forsyth and surprise guest stars with hostess Anthea Redfern.


Presenter: Bruce Forsyth
Hostess: Anthea Redfern
Orchestra directed by: Ronnie Hazlehurst
Director: Alan Boyd
Producer: Terry Henebery
Producer: James Moir

: Dixon of Dock Green: Harry's Back

by N.J. Crisp
Starring Jack Warner
'One of the best.' That's what everybody said about Harry Simpson - everybody, that is, except Sgt Crawford.


Writer: N.J. Crisp
Series created by: Ted Willis
Producer: Joe Waters
Director: Vere Lorrimer
George Dixon: Jack Warner
Special Branch Officer: Jonathan Adams
Marion Croft: Susan Tebbs
Harry Simpson: Lee Montague
Old man: Bert Lena
Sgt Wills: Nicholas Donnelly
Mike Brewer: Gregory de Polnay
Andy Crawford: Peter Byrne
Barman: Frank Coda
Brenda Lane: Jean Dallas
Jimmy Lane: Luke Maguire
Bernie: Michael Sheard
Freddie Barnet: Esmond Webb
Mr Croft: Peter Hughes
Mrs Croft: Mary Kenton
Photographer: Anthony Collin
Det Ch Supt Barker: John Malcolm
Dwyer: Paul Haley
Edwards: Michael O'Donoughue
Ted: Iain Smith
Car hire clerk: Mela White

: Cilla

starring Cilla Black with special guests Peter Gilmore Michael Bates 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: Cilla Black
Unknown: Peter Gilmore
Unknown: Michael Bates
Written By: Ronnie Taylor
Unknown: Ronnie Hazlehurst
Designer: Robin Tarsnane
Director: Brian Whitehouse
Producer: Colin Charman

: A Man Called Ironside

A film series starring
Riddle Me Death
A Japanese puzzle provides the clue to a mystery which buildsto a dramatic climax in San Francisco with a man's murder and a girl in fear of her life.


Robert Ironside: Raymond Burr
Det-Sgt Brown: Don Galloway
Mark Sanger: Don Mitchell
and: Elizabeth Baur
as Officer: Fran Belding
with: Guest Star
Sian: Barbara Allen

: News

with Richard Baker


Unknown: Richard Baker

: Match of the Day

Introduced by Jimmy Hill
Two-match action, personality analysis, news and views of the day.
Match No 1 comes from the Midlands

Match No 2 comes from a well-known Football League ground in the South

Jimmy Hill analyses the key action.

(not Scotland: see Variations)


Presenter: Jimmy Hill
Commentator (Midlands): Barry Davies
Commentator (South): John Motson
Football television presentation: Alec Weeks
Football television presentation: John McGonagle
Match of the Day presented by: Martin Hopkins
Editor: Sam Leitch

: Weatherman

: Closedown

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