in Outer Space
The Royal Institution Annual Christmas Lectures to Young People by David Attenborough Be Mine (part 2)
There are problems for animals not only in finding a home but also in making sure of finding the right mate.
. The 1974 Lectures begin on BBC2 tomorrow 5.10 pm
Brilliant and hilarious highlights of laughter from the studios of Mack Sennett and Hal Roach featuring the most famous comedians of the 1920s: Laurel and Hardy, Harry Langdon, Will Rogers, Ben Turpin, Charlie Chase, Andy Clyde, Billy Bevan, Charlie Murray.
Holiday films: pages 17 and 18
This new Saturday morning season of The Virginian begins at the beginning - with the first adventures of the Shiloh foreman and his friends, starring James Drury as The Virginian.
The veil of years lifts to reveal how the Virginian first rode into Shiloh.
BARBARA EDWARDS looks at the weekend weather
Introduced by Tony Gubba
Football Focus with BOB WILSON
A round-up of news from home and from Europe, with action highlights and comment on the main topics of the day.
12.50; 1.25; 1.55; 2.25
Racing from Newbury
1.0 Panama Cigar Hurdle (Qualli fying) (2m)
1.35 Metrostore Mandarin Handicap Steeplechase (3m 2f 82yds)
2.5 Newbury Old Year H'cap Chase (2m 160yds)
2.35 Sovereign H'cap Hurdle (2m) Commentators PETER O'SULLEVAN and JULIAN WILSON
Lord ' Manny' Shinwell, who recently celebrated his 90th birthday, looks back with HARRY CARPENTER on a lifetime's interest in boxing. He learned the ' noble art' as a youth in Glasgow in order as he puts it ' to be able to defend himself ' in the tough area in which he lived. This inspired in him a love of the game which has lasted since before the turn of the century.
Test Cricket from Australia
Australia v England
Highlights of the third lay's play in the Third rest Match played today n Melbourne.
Motor Racing from Brands Hatch
Highlights of the special holiday meeting including races for Formula Libre and Formula Ford cars.
Commentator MURRAY WALKER
Rugby League from York
York v Bramley
Outside broadcast cameras cover the second half of today's important league match.
Commentator EDDIE WARING
Jacklin v Oosterhuis
A special challenge match filmed at Brickendon Grange in Hertfordshire between Britain's two leading golfers, TONY JACKLIN and PETER OOSTERHUIS. They meet over 18 holes of stroke play for a first prize of £2,000.
4.40* Final Score
Classified football, racing and rugby results with action highlights and reports on the day's major events, together with the Grandstand Score-Draw Check.
12.25 Football Focus; 12.50 Racing
1.10 Boxing; 1.25 Racing; 1.45 Cricket
1.55 Racing; 2.15 Motor Racing
2.25 Racing; 2.45 Motor Racing
3.0 Rugby League; 3.50 Golf
4.40 Final Score
TV presentation: Football Focus Assistant producer BOB ABRAHAMS Racing DENNIS MONGER
Motor racing RICHARD TILLING Rugby League RAY LAKELAND
Golf TRANSWORLD INTERNATIONAL INC Grandstand producer BRIAN VENNER Editor ALAN BART
with ventriloquist Shari Lewis with LAMB CHOP
Music by the BUNNY THOMPSON TRIO Presented by JOHNNY DOWNES
Weatherman BARBARA EDWARDS
5.30 Today's Sport
Regional Variations (2)
Dr Who: Robot: Part 1
UNIT are called in when top secret plans and valuable equipment is stolen from high security establishments. The newly regenerated Doctor suggests that the thief may not be human.
Presented by Bruce Forsyth
A special compilation programme featuring many of the most popular moments selected from this season's Generation Games,
Orchestra directed by RONNIE HAZLEHURST
Programme associate TONY HAWES Designer ANDY DIMOND Director ALAN BOYD
Producer JAMES MOlR
A film starring
Norman Wisdom , Jennifer Jayne Raymond Huntley , David Lodge
Norman's lack of inches seems likely to thwart his dream of joining the force-until Scotland Yard discover he is the double of a hairdresser suspected of master-minding a series of robberies.
Screenplay by JACK DAVIES Producer HUGH STEWART Director ROBERT ASHER
Holiday Films: pages 17 and 18
starring international singing star Shirley Bassey with her special guest Neil Diamond
Orchestra conducted by ARTHUR GREENSLADE
Choreography NIGEL LYTHOGOE Sound HUGH BARKER
Lighting DICKIE HIGHAM
Designers KEITH HARRIS and JOHN O'IIARA
Producer STEWART MORRIS View from the top: page 4
starring Telly Savalas as Police Lieutenant Theo Kojak
Mojo: Too hot to handle. A haul of rare, unrefined morphine is hi-jacked. Why? Even on the underworld drugs market no one would dare to sell the stuff.
Telly got some un-Christmassy tidings: pages 9 and 11
with Richard Baker ; Weather
Regional Variations (2)
Introduced by Jimmy Hill
Two-match action from the First Division of the Football League - and the final Goal of the Month competition of 1974. BARRY DAVIES reports from the North on a key match between clubs challenging for the Championship. JOHN MOTSON is the commentator at an important match in the Midlands.
Analysis by JIMMY HILL
Football TV presentation by JOHN MCGONAGLE and JOHN SHREWSBURY Match of the Day presented by MARTIN HOPKINS
Producer ALEC WEEKS
Editor JONATHAN MARTIN
A special edition to celebrate a year of the brightest, the best and the wickedest real-life stories. with Esther Rantzen Reporters
Kieran Prendiville , Glyn Worsnlp Cyril Fletcher with the Ode of the Year
Stephanie de Sykes with the Song of the Year and surprise visits from some of the stars of the year.
Music by TONY KINSEY
Studio director MIKE CATHERWOOD Producer ESTHER RANTZEN Editor PETER CHAFER