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: Why Don't You...?

just switch off your television set and go out and do something less boring instead? Your ideas and activities presented by the children of the Scottish Why Don't You...? gang.
Producer Catherine mcfarlane Series producer peter charlton
Please send your ideas to: Why Don't You...?. [address removed]. But if you want a reply please enclose a stamped addressed envelope.

: Wacky Races: Dopey Dakota Derby

Here they go again - that well-known villain Dick Dastardly and his pal Muttley.

: Play Chess!

with Bill Hartston
Chess puzzles, an introduction to some of the greatest players in chess history, and a Girls v Boys challenge match.


Unknown: Bill Hartston

: Jackanory

with Bernard Cribbins
The Mystery of Mr Jones 's Disappearing Taxi by JOAN AIKEN
Who is borrowing Mr Jones 's taxi at night? Who is stealing books from Rumbury Public Library? Who has kidnapped the well-known pop star Naughty Madge Owens ? Can all these things be connected?
1: Disappearances.


Unknown: Bernard Cribbins
Unknown: Mr Jones
Unknown: Joan Aiken
Unknown: Mr Jones
Unknown: Madge Owens

: Paddington

In and Out of Trouble by MICHAEL BOND
Animated and directed by tvor wood Music by HERBERT CHAPPELL
Executive producer GRAHAM CLUTTERBUCK


Unknown: Michael Bond
Unknown: Michael Hordern
Directed By: Tvor Wood
Music By: Herbert Chappell
Producer: Graham Clutterbuck

: Play School

Presenter Carol Leader
Guests Fred Harris , Howard Lee Story: Jack and the Beanstalk


Presenter: Carol Leader
Unknown: Guests Fred Harris
Unknown: Howard Lee
Director: Michael Cole

: Antonio and the Mayor

The feature film starring Gregory Sierra
Javier Marc , Diego Gonzalez
Mayor Acambarros likes to feel in charge of the remote village of Tehuazapatapan, in Mexico. But little
Antonio Camargo , a boy genius, is always upstaging him. When a new bicycle and a new teacher arrive on the same day by train, the stage is set for a conflict over the bicycle and the boy's infatuation with it....
Screenplay by HOWARD RODMAN
Produced by HOWARD RODMAN and JERRY THORPE Directed by JERRY THORPE. Films: page 17 (First showing on British television)


Unknown: Gregory Sierra
Unknown: Javier Marc
Unknown: Diego Gonzalez
Unknown: Mayor Acambarros
Unknown: Antonio Camargo
Unknown: Howard Rodman
Produced By: Howard Rodman
Produced By: Jerry Thorpe
Directed By: Jerry Thorpe.
Mayor Acambarros: Gregory Sierra
Federico Cervantes: Javier Marc
Antonio Camargo: Diego Gonzales
Mr Camargo: Farnesio Bernal
Filipe Orpeza: Claudio Martinez
Mrs Acambarros: Aurora Clavell
Fr Montalvo: Julio Medina

: Grandstand

Introduced by David Coleman
Today's Timetable:
12.20 Football Focus
12.35 News Summary
12.40 Racing. 12.55 Motor Racing
1.15 Racing. 1.30 Motor Racing
1.50 Racing. 2.10 Darts
2.30 Racing. 2.40 Basketball
3.10 Darts. 3.30 Basketball
3.50 Half-times
3.55 Basketball/Darts
Football Focus
BOB WILSON looks at the New Year
12.40, 1.15, 1.50, 2.30
Racing from Cheltenham
12.45 The Wallace Novices' Steeplechase (2½m)
1.20 The Steel Plate Trial Hurdle Race (2m)
1.55 The Courage Cup Steeplechase (Qualifier 3m If)
The third qualifier in this valuable series which culminates in a £20,000 final at Newbury in March.
2.30 The Innovative Handicap Steeplechase (2½ m) Commentators
12.55, 1.30
Motor Racing from Brands Hatch
The main attraction is the race of the BBC Grandstand Trophy for Formula 2000. As well, the Formula 1600 John Player Champion of Champions. Organised by the Brands Hatch Racing Club.
2.10, 3.10
World Darts from Jollees Showclub , Stoke-on-Trent The Embassy
World Professional Championship
The start of the second round. Commentators
2.40, 3.30
International Basketball from The National Sports Centre, Crystal Palace
The Philips World Invitational Club Championships
All three teams who have won this championship are back again this year. MACCABI TEL aviv, who defend their title, should be in today's final, but with such strong competition, even that is unpredictable. Commentators
3.50 Half-times
Television presentation: Racing richard tilling
Assistant editor Grandstand BRIAN BARWICK Producer Grandstand MARTIN HOPKINS Editor Grandstand JOHN PHILIPS


Introduced By: David Coleman
Unknown: Bob Wilson
Unknown: Peter O'Sullevan
Unknown: Richard Pitman
Commentator: Murray Walker
Unknown: Jollees Showclub
Unknown: Sid Waddell
Unknown: Stuart Storey
Unknown: Tom Wisman
Unknown: John McNicholas
Unknown: Darts Keith Phillips
Unknown: Basketball Johnnie Watherston

: Blue Peter

with Simon Groom, Peter Duncan and Janet Ellis

Weather Beater Stop Press!
The Blue Peter bring and buy sales are producing fantastic results and if the £750,000 mark lights up on the Totaliser today, the original appeal target will have been trebled.


Presenter: Simon Groom
Presenter: Peter Duncan
Presenter: Janet Ellis
Assistant Editor: Lewis Bronze
Editor: Biddy Baxter

: Final Score

The classified check plus the pools news, and a round-up.

: News

with Moira Stuart ; Weatherman


Unknown: Moira Stuart

: The Grinch Grinches the Cat-in-the-Hat

An animated Dr Seuss Special
The jaunty Cat-in-the-Hat incurs the wrath of the grouchy Grinch, who beams mean machines that turn his victim into a fantastic light show, until the cat decides to psychologicalize' him to find his soft spot.
Produced by TED GEISEL and FRIZ FRELENG Directed by BILL PEREZ


Produced By: Ted Geisel
Directed By: Bill Perez

: It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World

A special holiday presentation of the all-star comedy with
Thrown together by chance and the lure of money, a rag-bag crew of fortune hunters begin a frantic chase after a bankrobber's haul. The plot thickens with multiple double-crosses and spectacular stunts in this hilarious tribute to the screen's great comedy classics.
Screenplay by William AND TANIA ROSE
Produced and directed by STANLEY KRAMER Films: page 17


Directed By: Stanley Kramer
Capt C G Culpeper: Spencer Tracy
J Russell Finch: Milton Berle
Melville Crump: Sid Caesar
Smiler Grogan: Jimmy Durante
Benjy Benjamin: Buddy Hackett
Mrs Marcus: Ethel Merman
Ding Bell: Mickey Rooney
Sylvester Marcus: Dick Shaw
Otto Meyer: Phil Silvers
J: Algernon Hawthorne
Lennie Pike: Jonathan Winters
Monica Crump: Edie Adams
Emmeline Finch: Dorothy Provine
First cab driver: Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson
Tyler Fitzgerald: Jim Backus
Airplane pilot: Ben Blue
Police sergeant: Alan Carney
Mrs Halliburton: Barrie Chase
Chief of police: William Demarest
Second cab driver: Peter Falk
Col Wilberforce: Paul Ford
Third cab driver: Leo Gorcey
Dinckler: Edward Everett Horton
Jimmy, the crook: Buster Keaton
Nervous man: Don Knotts
Tower control: Carl Reiner
Firemen: The Three Stooges
Union official: Joe E Brown
Sheriff Mason: Andy Devine
Fire Chief: Sterling Holloway
Irwin: Marvin Kaplan
Airport manager: Charles Lane
Lieutenant: Charles McGraw
Switchboard operator: Zasu Pitts

: Best of British Comedy

Introduced by Frank Muir
The second of a two-part celebration of BBC comedy, with excerpts from the most popular series over the last 25 years. Including: Steptoe and Son, Fawlty Towers, To the Manor Born, Yes Minister, and Only Fools and Horses.
Music arranged by RONNIE HAZLEHURST Produced by Richard BODEN


Introduced By: Frank Muir
Arranged By: Ronnie Hazlehurst
Produced By: Richard Boden

: Main News

with Moira Stuart ; Weatherman


Unknown: Moira Stuart

: Amy

by Roger Milner
Starring Harriet Walter as Amy Johnson and Clive Francis as Jim Mollison

Amy Johnson created history and became a famous public figure as the first woman to fly solo to Australia. She was to marry and divorce another record breaker, Jim Mollison, and disappeared ferrying an RAF plane in 1941.
Feature: Page 14


Writer: Roger Milner
Incidental Music: Dudley Simpson
Pilots: The De Havilland Moth Club
Aviation Historical Adviser: Stuart McKay
Sound Recordist: Dick Manton
Designer: John O'Hara
Photography: Remi Adefarastn
Producer: Innes Lloyd
Director: Nat Crosby
Amy Johnson: Harriet Walter
Jim Mollison: Clive Francis
Sir Sefton Brancker: Roger Hammond
Colonel Francis Shelmerdine: Denys Hawthorne
Captain Hope: Richard Durden
Jimmy Martin: Douglas Reith
Jack Humphreys: Robert Pugh
Will Johnson: George A Cooper
Cis Johnson: Stephanie Cole
Lilly: Ysanne Churchman
Molly Johnson: Tacy Kneale
Lord Rothermere: Patrick Troughton
Bell: John Grillo
Australian broadcaster: Stuart Blake
Betty Johnson: Katy Durham-Matthews
Bill Courtenay: Edward Lyon
Lord Wakefield: John Wentworth
Reporter at reception: Ivan Steward
Man in cinema: Derek Deadman
Pauline Gower: Janet Key
Reporter at luncheon: Chris Sullivan
Uncle Willy: Roger Milner
Auntie Evelyn: Joan Ogden
American doctor: Ray Charleson
Debutante: Catherine Hall
Socialite: Jinty Coventry
RAF officer: Stephen Oxley

: Films of the Year

Barry Norman looks back at the past year in the cinema and selects his 12 favourite films.
Will Dustin Hoffman 's Tootsie make the final list? Did Meryl Streep give the performance of the year m
Sophie's Choice? Is Walter Hill 48
Hours the thriller of the year? Will
Ingmar Bergman 's last film Fanny and Alexander be included?


Unknown: Barry Norman
Unknown: Dustin Hoffman
Unknown: Meryl Streep
Unknown: Walter Hill
Unknown: Ingmar Bergman
Director: Jonathan Dent
Producer: Judy Lindsay

: Men v Women

An International Golf Challenge
The fifth match of a series between leading American golfers,
JOANNE CARNER and SANDRA HAYNIE and two of the world's leading men, Germany's BERNHARD LANGER and Australia
The matches are played over the Duke's Course of the Wobum Golf and Country Club.
Today's match is between Greg Norman and JoAnne Carner. Commentator PETER ALLISS
Assistant producer DENIS KELLY Director RICHARD TILLING
Executive producer HAROLD ANDERSON


Unknown: Joanne Carner
Unknown: Sandra Haynie
Unknown: Bernhard Langer
Unknown: Greg Norman.
Unknown: Joanne Carner.
Commentator: Peter Alliss
Producer: Denis Kelly
Director: Richard Tilling
Producer: Harold Anderson

: Weather

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

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