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: Multi-Coloured Swap Shop

with Noel Edmonds
Join him at 9.30 this morning when lines open on [number removed] and, if you're lucky enough to get through, you can swap news, jokes and general chat with all the people who'll be calling in today.

Swaporama with Keith Chegwin
If you want to join him, here's a clue - but take it with a pinch of 'salt' and a 'glassy' stare. On second thoughts, no clue this week! It would be too easy!

9.45* There's Triple Trouble this morning!
There's Tom and Jerry, but who's the third? (No, it's not Maggie Philbin, but she'll be around this morning.)

News Swap with John Craven
Get your news in to John as fast as you can - and phone in if you like with the last-minute stories.

Swap of the Pops
Who knows what the New Year will bring? This issue of RADIO TIMES goes to press so early there's no way of guessing who you'll want to hear today! One thing is certain - there'll be a load of music - and if you let us know who you want, we'll try to get them to call in.

10.45* It's the Hair Bear Bunch!
Feel like a laugh? Then Star Swap with Little and Large. They'll be around today for a joke and a swap, so why not give them a ring?

Join in Noel's Top Ten Swap and all the other happenings either by phone or by dropping us a line to: Multi-Coloured Swap Shop, [address removed].

The Multi-Coloured Swap Shop Book, £1.25, from bookshops

12.13 pm Weather JACK SCOT


Presenter: Noel Edmonds
Presenter: Keith Chegwin
Presenter: Maggie Philbin
Presenter: John Craven
Producer: Crispin Evans
Editor: Rosemary Gill
Weather: Jack Scott

: Grandstand

Introduced by Frank Bough

Football Focus
With Bob Wilson

12.50; 1.20; 1.50*
Racing from Haydock Park
1.0 Philip Cornes Novice Hurdle (2 3/4mile)
1.30 Tote Northern Hurdle (2 3/4mile)
2.0 Tote Northern Chase (3mile)
Commentator: Peter O'Sullevan
Commentator: Richard Pitman

1.10; 1.40; 2.35*
Ski-Jumping from Bischofshofen
The climax of a week-long competition to find the winner of the Four Hills Championship.
Commentator: David Vine

2.10; 3.50*
International Tennis from The Grand Hall, Olympia
The Braniff Airways World Doubles Championship
Semi-finals day in this richest-ever doubles event being staged in Europe for the first time. The winners this afternoon are guaranteed £20,000 with a chance to double that by winning tomorrow's final.
Commentator: Dan Maskell
Commentator: John Barrett

Rugby League
The John Player Trophy - Semi-final
Grandstand covers the second half of today's big match which will decide one of the finalists in this prestigious competition.
Commentator: Eddie Waring

Cricket: Fourth Test from Sydney
Australia v England
Highlights of the opening day's play which ended just a few hours ago.
Commentator: Jim Laker

4.40* Final Score
Classified football results, match reports and the latest news of other sports, including rugby and racing.

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 Tennis
2.35 Ski-Jumping
2.50 Rugby League
3.35 Cricket
3.50 Tennis
4.40 Final Score
*Timings subject to alteration

Television presentation:
Football Focus: Mike Murphy
Racing: Nick Hunter
Ski-Jumping: Australian Television Service
Tennis: Fred Viner
Rugby League: Keith Phillips
Cricket: Australian Broadcast Commission

Grandstand producer: Martin Hopkins
Editor: Harold Anderson


Presenter: Frank Bough
Presenter: Bob Wilson
Presenter: Mike Murphy
Presenter: Nick Hunter
Presenter: Fred Viner
Presenter: Keith Phillips
Commentator: Peter O'Sullevan
Commentator: Richard Pitman
Commentator: David Vine
Commentator: Dan Maskell
Commentator: John Barrett
Commentator: Eddie Waring
Commentator: Jim Laker
Producer: Martin Hopkins
Editor: Harold Anderson

: The Pink Panther Show

Presenting the optimistic, indestructible panther who is permanently in-the-pink and the Inspector with unquenchable joie de vivre who hardly ever gets his man, in a triple helping of comic fantasy.
Today: Pink Panic; Transylvania Mania; An Ounce of Pink


The Pink Panther theme by: Henry Mancini

: News

with Peter Woods; Weatherman


Newsreader: Peter Woods

: Jim'll Fix It

with Jimmy Savile , OBE
If you want to ride in the real Wild West,
Or firing a cannon is what you like best,
If you want to drive the James Bond car,
Or be a silent movie star,
Jim'll Fix It.

Have you got an unusual or special wish? Jimmy will try to make it come true.


Presenter: Jimmy Savile
Sound: Alan Machin
Lighting: Jim Purdie
Designer: Martin Young
Studio Director: Paul Ciani
Producer: Roger Ordish

: Dr Who: The Power of Kroll: Part 3

starring Tom Baker
A four-part story by Robert Holmes
The Swampies decide the only way to calm the monster Kroll is by human sacrifice - with the Doctor, Romana and Rohm-Dutt as the victims.

Theme tune on BBC Space Themes, record (REH 324) or cassette (ZCR 324) from record shops


Writer: Robert Holmes
Incidental Music: Dudley Simpson
Script Editor: Anthony Read
Designer: Don Giles
Producer: Graham Williams
Director: Norman Stewart
Fenner: Philip Madoc
Dugeen: John Leeson
Thawn: Neil McCarthy
The Doctor: Tom Baker
Romana: Mary Tamm
Rohm-Dutt: Glyn Owen
Varlik: Carl Rigg
Skart: Frank Jarvis
Ranquin: John Abineri

: Saturday Night at the Movies: The Last Hunt

When his cattle are stampeded by a vast buffalo herd, Sandy McKenzie reluctantly joins the obsessive Charlie Gilson for what may be one of the last buffalo hunts. It is 1883 and the great herds are now confined to the Black Hills of Dakota.


Screenwriter: Richard Brooks
Novelist: Milton Lott
Producer: Dore Schary
Director: Richard Brooks
Charlie Gilson: Robert Taylor
Sandy McKenzie: Stewart Granger
Woodfoot: Lloyd Nolan
Indian girl: Debra Paget
Jimmy: Russ Tamblyn
Peg: Constance Ford
Ed Black: Joe Desantis
Indian agent: Ainslie Pryor

: The Two Ronnies

Ronnie Corbett and Ronnie Barker and their guests The Manhattan Transfer
Written by David Newman and Peter Osborne, David Nobbs and Peter Vincent, David Renwick,
John Sullivan and Freddie Usher, Gerald Wiley


Staring: Ronnie Corbett
Staring: Ronnie Barker
Writer: David Newman
Writer: Peter Osborne
Writer: David Nobbs
Writer: Peter Vincent
Writer: David Renwick
Writer: John Sullivan
Writer: Freddie Usher
Writer: Gerald Wiley
Musical Direction: Ronnie Hazlehurst
Sound: Michael McCarthy
Lighting: Ken MacGregor
Designer: Jan Spoczynsky
Designer: Nigel Curzon
Producer: Brian Penders

: Starsky and Hutch

Tough and rough - but likeable and friendly. Two young cops walk a tightrope in the world of crime. starring in Little Girl Lost


Starsky: Paul Michael Glaser
Hutch: David Soul

: News

with Peter Woods


Newsreader: Peter Woods

: Match of the Day

features the FA Cup
Action highlights of three of today's FA Cup Third Round Ties.

Jimmy Hill analyses the key points; David Coleman, Barry Davies and John Motson are the commentators; and Tony Gubba features the other important Cup news.
Plus the Pools Check and the result of the December Goal of the Month competition.


Presenter: Jimmy Hill
Presenter: David Coleman
Presenter: Barry Davies
Presenter: John Motson
Producer: John McGonagle
Producer: John Shrewsbury
Producer: John Rowlinson
Producer: Alec Weeks
Editor: Mike Murphy

: Parkinson

Join Michael Parkinson and his guests of the week for conversation, entertainment and the occasional surprise.


Presenter: Michael Parkinson
Music: Harry Stoneham
Director: Ian Hamilton
Producer: John Fisher

: Weatherman

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