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Puppets, scripts and production: Gordon Murray

: Scooby Doo

Never Ape an Apeman
Scooby and his friends are offered roles in a film when the real cast are too frightened to perform.

: Champion the Wonder Horse

The Die Hards
A young doctor and his wife find prejudice hard to fight even among the sick and wounded.

: Feeling Great!

ROY CASTLE finds out from DR PHILIP JAMES why we should all be eating more dietary fibre - better known as ' roughage '. Dr James also explains why whole-meal bread is so good for you, and how you can tell which breakfast cereals are high in fibre.
(Shown last Sunday)
For a free copy of the accompanying booklet, write to: Feeling Great[address removed]


Unknown: Dr Philip James

: Zorro

A serial from Walt Disney starring Guy Williams as the Robin Hood of old California Welcome to Monterey
Don Diego is badly beaten and Bernardo kidnapped.


Unknown: Guy Williams
Unknown: Robin Hood
Don Diego I: Guy Williams
Zorro j: Guy Williams
Bernardo: Gene Sheldon
Gregario Verdugo: Emard Franz
Castillo: Lee Van Cleef

: The Treasure of Lost Canyon

The feature film starring
William Powell , Julia Adams Charles Drake
David, an orphan robbed of his inheritance by a crooked lawyer, is adopted by Doc Brown and his wife. But when David discovers buried treasure, the new-found wealth threatens their happiness.
Screenplay by BRAINERD DUFFIELD and EMERSON CROCKER : based on Treasure of Franchard by ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON Produced by LEONARD GOLDSTEIN
Director ted TETZLAFF. Films: page 19


Unknown: William Powell
Unknown: Julia Adams
Unknown: Charles Drake
Unknown: Doc Brown
Play By: Brainerd Duffield
Unknown: Emerson Crocker
Unknown: Robert Louis Stevenson
Produced By: Leonard Goldstein
Director: Ted Tetzlaff.
Doc Brown: William Powell
Myra Wade: Julia Adams
Jim Anderson: Charles Drake
Lucius: Henry Hull
Samuella: Rosemary de Camp
David: Tommy Ivo

: Comedy Half-hour

Happy Times and Jolly Moments with the Mack Sennett irregulars
So You Want to be a Salesman
Joe McDoakes in a spot of door-step trouble. (Black and white)


Unknown: Mack Sennett
Unknown: Joe McDoakes

: Grandstand: The Grand National

The Grand National in a special edition of Grandstand
Introduced by David Coleman from Aintree
BBC outside broadcast cameras bring complete coverage of the world's most famous steeplechase.
Grand National Day
12.30 DAVID COLEMAN sets the Aintree scene, with news of runners, riders, going and weather for the final day of the Ladbroke's Grand National Meeting.
1.35 The National Course
CAPTAIN MARK PHILLIPS on HM The Queen's horse Columbus, takes on the massive Aintree fences, accompanied by former National Hunt jockey RICHARD PITMAN.
2.0 The Colt Sapporo Chase (2m)
2.10 The Fancied Runners
JULIAN WILSON and RICHARD PITMAN report on today's most likely contenders with film of their recent races and training gallops.
2.20 Meet the Jockeys
David Coleman talks to today's Grand National jockeys.
2.35 Colt Sigma Hurdle (2m 51f)
2.40 Red Rum, winner of a record three Grand Nationals, parades with jockey Tommy Stack.
2.45 A final check on runners and riders, scenes in the Paddock, and the Grand National Parade.
3.20 The Coit Car Grand National Steeplechase (Handicap) (4Jm)
BBC cameras capture the excitement and spectacle of the world's greatest steeplechase which carries a first prize of over £40,000. In a very open field Alverton, the convincing winner of this year's Cheltenham Gold Cup, tries for a famous double, last achieved by Golden Miller in 1934. Commentators PETER O'SULLEVAN, JULIAN WILSON, RICHARD PITMAN and JOHN HANMER
4.30 The jockeys tell their stories in a look back at the National.
Also in Grandstand
12.45* Football Focus
BOB WILSON looks forward to the Semi-finals of the FA Cup.
1.10* American Basketball from Salt Lake City
The NCAA Championships - The Semi-finals of the world's premier basketball tournament.
3.50* Rugby League
The State Express Challenge Cup - Semi-final: Bradford Northern v Widnes at Swinton
Widnes are favoured to beat Bradford and reach Wembley for the fourth time in five years. Commentator EDDIE WARING
4.40* Final Score
Today's timetable:
12.30 The Aintree Scene
12.45 Football Focus
1.10 Basketball
1.35 The National Course
1.50 Racing
2.10 Fancied Runners
2.20 Meet the Jockeys
2.30 Racing
2.40 Red Rum Parades
2.45 The Runners and Riders
2.50 Grand National Parade
3.20 The Grand National
3.50 Rugby League
4.30 National Highlights
4.40 Final Score
* Timings subject to alteration Television presentation
Football Focus MIKE MURPHY
Producer Grandstand MARTIN HOPKINS
Editor Grandstand HAROLD ANDERSON
Full Grand National details on Ceefax page 146
Also the Grand National, BBC2, 11.0 pm


Introduced By: David Coleman
Unknown: David Coleman
Unknown: Captain Mark Phillips
Unknown: Richard Pitman.
Unknown: Julian Wilson
Unknown: Richard Pitman
Talks: David Coleman
Unknown: Tommy Stack
Unknown: Peter O'Sullevan
Unknown: Julian Wilson
Unknown: Richard Pitman
Unknown: John Hanmer
Unknown: Bob Wilson
Commentator: Eddie Waring
Unknown: Fred Viner
Unknown: Richard Tilling
Unknown: Nick Hunter
Unknown: Keith Phillips
Unknown: Mike Murphy
Unknown: Martin Hopkins
Unknown: Harold Anderson

: News

with Peter Woods ; Weatherman


Unknown: Peter Woods

: Rolf on Saturday - OK?

A series of eight programmes starring Rolf Harris with his special guests Brotherhood of Man and the amazing magician Clive Webb

Roll up this way, What do you say?
Pack your schoolbooks away, It's Saturday - OK? is the invitation to schoolchildren all over the country to join Rolf and his guests for half-an hour of acting, painting, but, above all, singing.

Featuring this week the children of Blue Bell Hill Junior School, Nottingham.


Presenter: Rolf Harris
Magicican: Clive Webb
Musical director: Barry Booth
Script: Tony Hawes
Design: Jan Spoczynski
Director: Stanley Appel
Producer: James Moir

: Saturday Night at the Movies: The Alamo

John Wayne
Richard Widmark Laurence Harvey Richard Boone with Frankie Avalon
This homage to the 180-odd men who saved Texas from the Mexicans in 1836, remains one of the most lavish and spectacular Westerns ever made.
Directed by John Wayne himself, it tells the story of America's most famous battle and introduces legendary heroes like Colonel David Crockett and Colonel James Bowie.
Produced and directed by JOHN WAYNE


Unknown: John Wayne
Unknown: Richard Widmark
Unknown: Laurence Harvey
Unknown: Richard Boone
Unknown: Frankie Avalon
Directed By: John Wayne
Unknown: Colonel David Crockett
Unknown: Colonel James Bowie.
Unknown: James Edward Grant
Directed By: John Wayne
Col David Crockett: John Wayne
Col James Bowie: Richard Widmark
Col William Barret Travis: Laurence Harvey
General Sam Houston: Richard Boone
Smitty: Frankie Avalon
Capt James Butler Bonham: Patrick Wayne
Flaca: Linda Cristal
Mrs Dickinson: Joan O'Brien
Beekeeper: Chill Wills
Juan Sequin: Joseph Calleia

: News

with Peter Woods Weather


Unknown: Peter Woods

: Eurovision Song Contest 1979

Live from Binyaney Haouma Centre, Jerusalem.
Join hundreds of millions of viewers for the 24th Eurovision Song Contest. Juries from 19 countries will select the winner of the Grand Prix Eurovision 1979.
Commentary by JOHN DUNN The United Kingdom entry
'Mary Ann' sung by Black Lace written by PETER MORRIS and conducted by KEN JONES
Presented by ISRAEL


Commentary By: John Dunn
Song: Mary Ann
Sung By: Black Lace
Written By: Peter Morris
Conducted By: Ken Jones

: * Match of the Day

Bob Wilson presents one of football's big days of the year-the Semi-finals of the FA Cup.
JOHN MOTSON reports from one of the Semi-finals, with all its great atmosphere and tension.
BOB WILSON analyses the key moments and there will be news and interviews of the other Semi-final. Plus the March Goal of the Month competition.


Unknown: Bob Wilson
Unknown: John Motson
Unknown: Bob Wilson
Producers: John Shrewsbury
Producer: Alec Weeks
Producer: John Rowlinson
Editor: Mike Murphy

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