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: Trumpton


: The Languages of Animals

The Royal Institution Annual Christmas Lectures to Young People (1973)
Animal Language, Human Language (part 2)


Lecturer: David Attenborough
Director: Martin L. Bell
Producer: Alan Sleath

: Interval

: 4472 - Flying Scotsman

An epitaph for the age of steam. Another chance to see this unique film of the Flying Scotsman's dramatic non-stop run from London to Edinburgh on the 40th anniversary of its first trip.


Producer: Patricia Ingram
Director: Tony Wheeler
Executive Producer: Rowan Ayers

: The Virginian: The Woman from White Wing

This new Saturday morning season of The Virginian begins at the beginning-with the first adventures of the Shiloh foreman and his friends.

A mysterious and menacing stranger arrives on Shiloh range.


The Virginian: James Drury
Frank Dawson: Barry Sullivan
Judge Garth: Lee J Cobb
Betsy: Roberta Shore
Trampas: Doug McClure
Steve: Gary Clarke

: Bugs Bunny

in Abominable Snow Rabbit

: Weatherman


Weatherman: Michael Fish

: Grandstand

Introduced by Tony Gubba
Football Focus with BOB WILSON
Today is the third round of the FA Cup, when the big clubs of the First and Second Divisions start on the Wembley trail. Football Focus previews the excitement of one of football's great days with the latest news of today's matches.
12.50; 1.20; 1.50; 2.20 Racing from
Haydock Park
1.0 Ashton Novices' Hurdle (Div 1) (2m)
1.30 Rochdale Novices' Chase (2m)
2.0 Makerfield H'cap Hurdle (2m)
2.30 Great Lancashire Handicap Chase (3m)
1.10; 1.40
Ski-Jumping from Innsbruck
The world's best ski-jumpers compete on the famous 90-metre Olympic jump at Bergisel in this most daunting and spectacular of winter sports.
Commentator DAVID VINE
2.10; 2.50
Five-a-Side Water Polo from Crystal Palace
A specially staged new competition with international teams from England, France, Germany, Holland and Hungary competing for the Aquafresh Trophy.
Commentator ALAN WEEKS
2.40; 3.5
Rugby League from Widnes
Widnes v Hull Kingston Rovers
Today's semi-final in the John Player Competition.
Commentator EDDIE WARING
Athletics from Cosford
The Philips Cosford Games
The entries for this first indoor meeting of 1975 include shot putter GEOFF CAPES , European record holder, starting his buildup for the Montreal Olympics. Commentators RON PICKERING and STUART STOREY
4.35 Final Score
The first Cup results straight from the teleprinter with racing and rugby results and the full classified football check. Also action highlights and reports on the day's main events.
Today's Timetable:
12.20 Football Focus: 12.50 Racing
1.10 Ski-jumping; 1.20 Racing
1.40 Ski-jumping; 1.50 Racing
2.10 Water Polo; 2.20 Racing
2.40 Rugby League; 2.50 Water Polo
3.5 Rugby League: 3.45 Cup Half Time
3.50 Athletics; 4.35 Final Score
Television presentation: Racing RAY LAKELAND
Grandstand produced by BRIAN VENNER Editor ALAN HART


Introduced By: Tony Gubba
Unknown: Bob Wilson
Commentators: Peter O'Sullevan
Unknown: Julian Wilson
Unknown: Jimmy Lindley
Commentator: David Vinb
Commentator: Alan Weeks
Commentator: Eddie Waring
Unknown: Geoff Capes
Commentators: Ron Pickering
Commentators: Stuart Storey
Unknown: Ray Lakeland
Unknown: Jeff Goddard
Unknown: Keith Phillips
Unknown: Richard Tilling
Produced By: Brian Venner
Editor: Alan Hart

: The Shari Lewis Show

with ventriloquist Shari Lewis and Lamb Chop, Charley Horse


Ventriloquist: Shari Lewis
Music: The Bunny Thompson Trio
Presented by: Johnny Downes

: News


Weatherman: Michael Fish

: Today's Sport

: Dr Who: Robot: Part 2

A four-part story by Terrance Dicks.
Starring Tom Baker.
Sarah Jane Smith meets a gigantic robot and the Doctor finds himself struggling for his life.


Writer: Terrance Dicks
Incidental Music By: Dudley Simpson
Script Editor: Robert Holmes
Designer: Ian Rawnsley
Producer: Barry Letts
Director: Christopher Barry
Robot: Michael Kilgarriff
Sarah Jane Smith: Elisabeth Sladen
Sergeant Benton: John Levene
Brigadier Lethbridge Stewart: Nicholas Courtney
Dr Who: Tom Baker
Harry Sullivan: Ian Marter
Miss Winters: Patricia Maynard
Jellicoe: Alec Linstead
Professor Kettlewell: Edward Burnham
Short: Timothy Craven

: Bruce Forsyth and The Generation Game

starring Bruce Forsyth and surprise guests with hostess Anthea Redfern and family couples from all over the country.
The Generation Game Radio Times Special, 35p from newsagents


Presenter: Bruce Forsyth
Hostess: Anthea Redfern
Orchestra directed by: Ronnie Hazlehurst
Programme associate: Tony Hawes
Designer: Andy Dimond
Director: Alan Boyd
Producer: James Moir

: Saturday Night at the Movies: Wonderful Country

starring Robert Mitchum, Julie London with Gary Merrill, Pedro Armendariz
A dramatic story of political intrigue and gun-running on the Mexican/Texas border.
This Week's Films: page 14


Director: Robert Parrish
Martin Brady: Robert Mitchum
Ellen Colton: Julie London
Major Colton: Gary Merrill
Cipriano Castro: Pedro Armendariz
Travis Hight: Jack Oakie
Captain Rucker: Albert Dekker
Doc Stovall: Charles McGraw

: Lulu

with her guests Michael Bates, Bernie Clifton, Segment and The Shadows singing A Song for Europe
With the Nigel Lythgoe Dancers


Presenter/Singer: Lulu
Actor: Michael Bates
Comedian: Bernie Clifton
Musicians: Segment
Musicians: The Shadows
Dancers: The Nigel Lythgoe Dancers
Writer: Eric Davidson
Choreographer: Nigel Lythgoe
Costume Designer: Linda Martin
Sound: Hugh Barker
Lighting: Dickie Higham
Designer: Brian Tregidden
Producer: Stewart Morris

: Kojak: Eighteen Hours of Fear

Starring Telly Savalas as Police Lieutenant Theo Kojak, a tough cop with a tough job in a tough town - New York

Pretty Peggy Farrell is on the run from a cold-blooded killer. Escape seems impossible - and in her terror Peggy turns to a complete stranger for help.


Lieutenant Theo Kojak: Telly Savalas
[Actor]: Charles McCann
[Actor]: Lynne Marta

: News

with Weather


Newsreader: Peter Woods

: Match of the Day

Features The FA Cup Third Round and the Fourth Round Draw
Introduced by Jimmy Hill
Action highlights from three of today's outstanding FA Cup Third Round ties with commentators Barry Davies, John Motson and Alan Weeks.

Analysis, news and interviews on one of football's most exciting days of the season: 20 survivors from the First and Second Rounds - non-Leaguers as well as Third and Fourth Division clubs - take a tilt at the Giants from Divisions One and Two, including the FA Cup holders, Liverpool, plus the Draw for the Fourth Round which will be made live in the Match of the Day studio after the match action.


Presenter: Jimmy Hill
Commentator: Barry Davies
Commentator: John Motson
Commentator: Alan Weeks
TV Presentation: Alan Weeks
TV Presentation: John McGonagle
TV Presentation: John Shrewsbury
Match of the Day presented by: Martin Hopkins
Editor: Sam Leitch

: Parkinson

Conversation, good music and the occasional surprise with Michael Parkinson and his guests.


Presenter: Michael Parkinson
Music By: Harry Stoneham
Director: Colin Strong
Producer: Roger Ordish

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