50 years ago this weekend 18th – 19th March 1972

Sat 18th Mar 1972


10:00 Wie bitte?

German for beginners.

10:30 Zarabanda

Spanish for beginners.

10:55 Closedown

11:55 Weatherman

The weekend weather

12:00 The Double Deckers: A Helping Hound

12:25 Dastardly and Muttley in their Flying Machines

12:45 Grandstand

Introduced by Frank Bough

Quarter-Finals Day in both the FA Cup and Scottish Cup. Sam Leitch brings you the latest news of this afternoon’s big matches, and introduces action and personalities.

The Calcutta Cup

Scotland v England 79th Calcutta Cup match

Final Score

17:05 We Want to Sing

Ray Alan joins 300 children in rousing uninhibited singing of songs they want to sing – with The Fivepenny Piece, The Northern Dance Orchestra, conducted by Bernard Herrmann

17:35 News

17:50 Doctor Who The Sea Devils Episode 4

18:15 It’s Cliff Richard

19:00 High Adventure: Son of Fury

20:35 The Dick Emery Show


The Befrienders: A Case of No Resolution



with Richard Baker and Weather

22:05 Match of the Day: The FA Cup Sixth Round

23:05 Braden’s Week

23:40 Weatherman; Closedown

Sun 19th Mar 1972

09:00 Nai Zindagi Naya Jeevan

09:30 Closedown

10:30 High Mass

11:30 Boomph with Becker

Get fit, look fit, and stay fit with Sue Becker, an Australian fitness guru apparently.

11:45 Closedown

13:00 Croesi’r Bont

13:20 Interval

13:25 Farming: Prices and Guarantees

13:50 Children Growing Up: 3: One Step at a Time

14:15 Made in Britain: Beat That!

Norris and Ross McWhirter talk to David Wilson about their book of records, which is now the world’s best-selling reference book.

14:24 News Headlines

14:25 Sound of Laughter: Fade-out

14:55 Ask Aspel

15:15 The Shari Lewis Show

15:25 Laurel and Hardy: The Music Box

15:50 Film of the Book: The Captain’s Table

17:20 Anne of Green Gables: Part 5

18:05 News

18:15 Paul: Envoy Extraordinary: 4: The Missionary

A journey in the footsteps of St Paul with Malcolm Muggeridge and Dr Alec Vidler

18:45 Keith Fordyce appeals on behalf of the Multiple Sclerosis Society for help with its schemes to keep families together when advanced MS threatens a break-up.

18:50 Songs of Praise

19:25 Engelbert with The Young Generation featuring The Goodies

20:10 The Wild Duck by Henrik Ibsen

21:55 News with Richard Baker and Weather

22:05 Omnibus presents: The Fall of Venice by Maurice Rowdon

with Vladek Sheybal as Casanova, John Ronane as the poet Angelo Maria Labia

23:05 Ad Lib

A late-evening conversation.

Each Sunday four men and women who have observed the events of the week discuss the issues that lie behind the news.

23:35 Weatherman; Closedown


How do you tell if someone has a sense of humour?

I would say that if a person doesn’t always take things totally seriously then you can tell they have a sense of humour. A sense of humour is very important I would say.

What sort of music do you prefer?

I like all sort of music from musicals to heavy metal to be honest. I will listen to pretty much anything and if I like it I will listen to it again, or listen to something similar or by the same artist. I do have an eclectic taste in music that is often difficult to pigeonhole.

Thoughts on gravy or ‘sauce”? Yea or nay?

Yeah as food can be very dry without it and often it really makes a difference to a meal always in a good way.

Would you enjoy a hot air balloon ride?

I think I would after the event but would be shitting myself before and during it so probably would not put myself through it in the first place.


What’s The Strangest Thing In Your Refrigerator?

I am not sure that there is anything that strange in my fridge. I do keep bread in the fridge, but that is because we don’t have a bread bin. Perhaps that is strange. I don’t know.

Would You Rather Hear The Music Of Johann Sebastian Bach Played By A Barbershop Quartet, Or A Heavy Metal Band?

A Heavy Metal Band all the time because I love Heavy Metal and I think that would sound great.

If You Could Erase One Event From History, Which One Would You Erase?

Ooh tricky one. There are plenty of bad things that happened but I would worry about the effect on history that erasing a particular event would have on the current time. I have seen far to many films where they do this and then the world is a damn sight worse as a result.

If Your Food Is Bad At A Restaurant, Do You Say Something?

I wouldn’t dare. I don’t have the confidence to complain about something and would just leave it rather than make a fuss..

Share Your World 28/2/22

Is any one person’s life worth more than another’s? Why or why not?

In general the answer to this question would have to be no. If a person kills a person then is it fair for them also to die. Not really. But by putting them in prison for life then everyone else is paying for them to be clothed and fed and everything else and is that really fair on everyone either. This is a thorny dilemma because in general no one’s life should be more worthy than another person’s life but I guess there have to be circumstances where some people’s are.

Can a good person do evil things and remain a good person? Under what circumstances?

I think that depends on what a person is doing and whether or not it is intrinsically evil. You could argue that being a solider in a war is doing evil things as killing others is evil but that does not make any person fighting in a war evil per se. I think that if you do evil things on purpose then you cannot be a good person.

Is somebody morally culpable if they take a morally wrong action at the orders of a superior? What if their life is at stake?

In certain circumstance, such as war, then probably yes, but that is not something that I would ever want to actually happen to anyone, but I know has happened to millions of people and will happen to millions of other people. Personally I would not want to be put in such a position where that was a possibility.

People had widely mixed opinions about illegal bananas, so let’s take that a step further this week:    What would be the worst thing for a government to make illegal?

Coffee because I love coffee and I am not sure that I could live without coffee, especially in the mornings.