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Unknown: Christopher Lillicrap

: The Flashing Blade: 2

The adventures of the daring chevalier, Francois de Recci, during the war between France and Spain 400 years ago.
A film serial in 11 episodes


Francois de Recci: Robert Etcheverry
Thoiras: Gilles Pelletier
Kleist: Gerard Buhr
Guyot: Jacques Balutin
Flins: Hubert Noel

: Calling Young Film-makers

A series of six programmes introduced by Michael Rodd 1: How to Get an Idea
Producer DAVID BROWN. BBC Manchester


Introduced By: Michael Rodd
Producer: David Brown.

: Arlott and Trueman on Cricket

A series of ten films about the history and playing of the game 5: The Fast Men with contributions by JEFFREY STOLLMEYER , FRANK TYSON , DENNIS LILLEE and JOHN SNOW
Research assistant FENELLA STURT Producer GORDON CROTON
Book (same title), 14.75, from bookshops


Unknown: Jeffrey Stollmeyer
Unknown: Frank Tyson
Unknown: Dennis Lillee

: The Birds and the Bees

A feature film starring Jeanette MacDonald
Jose Iturbi , Jane Powell with Edward Arnold , Harry Davenport The story of Louise Morgan and the amusing complications which arise when she attempts to keep her second marriage a secret from her three daughters. Directed by FRED it. WILCOX. Films: p 10


Unknown: Jeanette MacDonald
Unknown: Jose Iturbi
Unknown: Jane Powell
Unknown: Edward Arnold
Unknown: Harry Davenport
Unknown: Louise Morgan
Louise: Jeanette MacDonald
Tess: Jane Powell
Ilka: Ann E Todd
AHx: Mary Eleanor Donahue
Doctor: Harry Davenport
Robert Nelson: Edward Arnold
Jose Iturbi: Jose Iturbi

: Daffy Duck

in Daffy Duck in Hollywood

: Grandstand

featuring International Football: Scotland v England
Introduced by Frank Bough direct from Hampden Park

12.35* International Football Focus
Bob Wilson, live from Hampden, with the action and news surrounding Scotland's last match before the World Cup in Argentina.

1.5* International Motor Sport: The Welsh Rally
The best of the world's rally teams compete in the third round of the RAC Open Rally Championship, through nearly 1,000 miles of tough Welsh forest and 38 special stages.
Commentator Mike Dickin

1.30* Pro-Celebrity Squash: The Rank Xerox Challenge Final
Tommy Steele teams up with top professional Mohibullah Khan to take on Leonard Rossiter and Hiddy Jahan, who is currently ranked fifth in the world.
Commentator Ron Pickering

1.50; 2.20* Racing from Newbury
2.0 Winchester Stakes (H'cap) (6f)
2.30 Lockinge Stakes (Grp 2) (1m)
Commentators Peter O'Sullevan, Julian Wilson and Jimmy Lindley

2.10* Jock Stein and Bobby Charlton join Jimmy Hill to look forward to this afternoon's Hampden Park international.

2.35* International Football: Scotland v England
Outside broadcast cameras join the crowd at Hampden Park for the whole of this afternoon's big occasion, the final match of the 1978 Home International Championship. Scotland, who have won the Championship for the last two years, will be keen to prove themselves in this last match before the World Cup Finals.
Commentator John Motson

4.50* The Rugby League Premiership Final
The Rugby League season ends with the battle for the Premiership Trophy.
Commentator Eddie Waring

5.20* Final Score
Including interviews with the players at Hampden Park.

Today's timetable:
12.35 Football Focus; 1.5 Motor Rally
1.31 Squash; 1.50 Racing
2.10 Football Round-up; 2.20 Racing
2.35 Football: Scotland v England
4.50 Rugby League: 5.20 Final Score
* Timings may be changed by events

Television presentation:
Football Focus MIKE MURPHY
Rugby League nick HUNTER
Squash Jim Reside
Grandstand producer MARTIN HOPKINS

Full racing results service on Ceefax


Presenter: Frank Bough
Commentator: Mike Dickin
Unknown: Tommy Steele
Unknown: Mohibullah Khan
Unknown: Leonard Rossiter
Commentator: Ron Pickering
Commentators: Peter O'Sullevan
Commentators: Julian Wilson
Commentators: Jimmy Lindley
Commentator: John Motson
Commentator: Eddie Waring
Unknown: Mike Murphy
Unknown: Fred Viner.

: The Mickey Mouse Club

This week THE MOUSEKETEERS introduce
PLUTO in Pluto's Quintuplets
Showtime from Disneyland with 17-year-old jazz musician SCOTTY PLUMMER.
Directed by JOHN TRACY
Executive producer RON MILL"


Musician: Scotty Plummer.
Directed By: John Tracy

: News

with Richard Baker Weatherman


Unknown: Richard Baker

: Fish

starring Abe Vigoda as Phil Fish with Florence Stanley and Barry Gordon Fire
When a vacant house on the street goes up in flames, the finger of suspicion points at one of Phil Fish's ' problem ' children, Victor, as a possible arsonist.


Unknown: Abe Vigoda
Unknown: Phil Fish
Unknown: Florence Stanley
Unknown: Barry Gordon
Directed By: Dennis Steinmetz
Mike: Lenny Bari
Jilly: Denise Miller
Loomis: Todd Bridges
Diane: Sarah Natoli
Victor: John Cassisi

: Rolf on Saturday - OK?

Starring Rolf Harris
with his special guest Dana and the amazing Wilfred Makepeace Lunn
Join Rolf and his guests for half-an-hour of acting, painting but above all singing, featuring this week the children of Long Stratton VC Middle School, Norwich.


Presenter/Entertainer: Rolf Harris
Singer: Dana
Inventor: Wilfred Makepeace Lunn
Musical Director: Barry Booth
Script: Tony Hawes
Designer: Gary Pritchard
Director: David G. Hillier
Producer: James Moir

: Saturday Night at the Movies: All the Brothers were Valiant

starring Robert Taylor
Ann Blyth , Stewart Granger
The stirring story of a seafaring family and their spectacular adventures in search of whales-and treasure.
Directed by RICHARD THORPE. Films: p 10


Unknown: Robert Taylor
Unknown: Ann Blyth
Unknown: Stewart Granger
Directed By: Richard Thorpe.
Joel Shore: Robert Taylor
Mark Shore: Stewart Granger
Priscilla Holt: Ann Blyth
Native girl: Betta St John
Silva: Keenan Wynn
Fetcher: James Whitmore
Quint: Kurt Kasznar
Capt Holt: Lewis Stone
Asa Worthen: Robert Burton
James Finch: Peter Whitney
Dick Morrell: John Lupton

: The Val Doonican Music Show

' Live ' from the Television Theatre in London starring Val Doonican with special guests including
Mary O'Hara and Brotherhood of Man
Musical director RONNIE HAZLEHURST Musical associate ROGER RICHARDS Special material CHRIS MILLER and VAL DOONICAN


Unknown: Val Doonican
Unknown: Mary O'Hara
Director: Ronnie Hazlehurst
Unknown: Roger Richards
Unknown: Chris Miller
Unknown: Ken MacGregor
Designer: Jan Spoczynski
Unknown: Yvonne Littlewood

: Kojak

starring Telly Savalas as Police Lieutenant Theo Kojak Justice for All
Crisis time for Kojak as he seriously considers leaving the police force to take a lucrative job as an investigator for a law firm.

: News

with Richard Baker ; Weather


Unknown: Richard Baker

: International Match of the Day

Introduced by Jimmy Hill
Scotland v England from Hampden Park, Glasgow
Highlights of today's final match in the 1978 Home International Championship - Scotland's last game before they fly to Argentina for the World Cup Finals. Commentator JOHN MOTSON Scotland, Champions in 1976 and 1977, were aiming for more than a hat-trick of titles: Ally MacLeod's men were also after a third successive win over England whom they've beaten 2-1 for the last two years, and three wins running over the English at Hampden Park.
JIMMY HILL sums up the Championship with JOCK STEIN and BOBBY CHARLTON who also discuss Scottish prospects for Argentina.
Studio director JOHN ROWLINSON


Introduced By: Jimmy Hill
Unknown: Bobby Charlton
Director: John Rowlinson
Producers: Mike Murphy
Editor: Jonathan Martin

: Saturday Night at the Mill

Conversation, music and entertainment live from the entrance hall at Pebble Mill.
Bob Langley and Tony Lewis invite you to meet their guests with Kenny Ball and his Jazzmen


Unknown: Pebble Mill.
Unknown: Bob Langley
Unknown: Tony Lewis
Director: Roy Norton
Producer: Roy Ronnie

: Weatherman

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