Graham Parker: weekend weather
A series of 12 programmes
Seven weeks to the Olympic Games at Munich. Ron Pickering continues his series on the great field events.
With Alan Lerwill.
(Radio Times Olympic Summer of Sport, available from newsagents: 25p)
Introduced by Harry Carpenter direct from Wimbledon 1972
Men's Singles Final, Ladies' Doubles Final, Mixed Doubles Final
The climax of the Wimbledon Open Lawn Tennis Championships on the famous Centre Court
A preview of the Men's Final by the 1971 champion, John Newcombe, and interviews with the 1972 Wimbledon champions.
Jack Kramer, singles champion in 1947 and a Wimbledon commentator since 1960, says: "Convince yourself that the final is just another match. Don't change your preparations at the last minute". Kramer says his steak dinners were his biggest morale-booster 25 years ago. "When I arrived in Britain I brought two tenderloins with me. I managed to carve 18 to 20 steaks from them. I believed that steak gave me unlimited stamina". Not that he needed it. In the final he beat Tom Brown in three sets taking just 43 minutes. "I think that's still something of a Wimbledon record".
(Highlights of the Men's Singles Final, with comment by Jack Kramer introduced by Harry Carpenter, in Match of the Day on BBC2 at 9.25 pm)
Regional Variations (2)
Tom and Jerry playing cat and mouse.
A Western film series starring James Arness as Matt Dillon, Amanda Blake as Kitty, Milburn Stone as Doc
Matt makes a tragic mistake - a snap decision - and kills a man who was trying to save his life. Stricken with remorse, he turns in his badge. But is it that easy for Matt Dillon just to stop being Marshal of Dodge City?
(Today, living like a Hollywood star is pass6: pages 8-9)
Tonight's adventure film stars Richard Attenborough, Pier Angeli, John Gregson, Eva Bartok, Eddie Constantine
The screenplay for tonight's High Adventure film could have come from today's headlines. A sea-plane crashes near a deserted island in the Pacific and the survivors discover they are facing a new and terrifying danger... Their cause for consternation is that the island is being used to test an H-bomb. Unlike the present-day nuclear test crisis, the islanders in the film show scant concern for the pollution problems-they are more concerned with beating a hasty retreat.
(Films: page 9)
Starring The Mitchell Minstrels
featuring Dai Francis, Ted Darling, Andy Cole, Les Rawlings, Elspeth Hands, Penny Jewkes, Dorothy Ogden
and The Clem Vickery Vellum Stompers
with The Television Toppers
(The Black and White Minstrels are in "The Magic of the Minstrels" at the Victoria Palace, London, "The Black and White Minstrel Show" at the Futurist Theatre, Scarborough, and the Festival Theatre, Paignton)
A new film series starring
Raymond Burr as Robert Ironside
Don Galloway as Det-Sgt Brown
Barbara Anderson as Officer Eve Whitfield
Don Mitchell as Mark Sander
with guest stars Forrest Tucker, Kathy Lloyd, Lincoln Kilpatrick
Lieutenant Milt Stein is a veteran police officer with an excellent record. But when his daughter Barbara becomes the victim of a dope pusher, Stein sets out to trap him by any means - legal or otherwise.
with John Edmunds; Weather
Michael Parkinson in London joins Dick Cavett in New York for the first Transatlantic talk show
"The English have everything in common with the Americans except the language" - Oscar Wilde
Two hosts and their guests, brought together by satellite, do their best to prove him wrong.
Carole O'Connor as Archie Bunker
Jean Stapleton as Edith Bunker
Rob Reiner as Mike Stivic
Sally Struthers as Gloria Stivic
Edith is in an accident. She's just walking along when she hits the car. It's pretty badly damaged. The car, that is. Several cans of peaches can make quite a dent. Especially cling peaches...