Dick Emery starred in his popular series The Dick Emery Show at 7.55pm. Emery featured prominently as a regular in Granada TV's The National Service sit-com The Army Game in the early 1960s before landing his own show with the BBC. Emery became known for a wide series of characters and his familiar catchphrase "Ooh You Are Awful.. But i Like You!".
At 8.20pm popular actor Robert Morley starred in a self penned comedy series called Charge! Here he played Todhunter with strong support from the likes of Robert Raglan, Julian Orchard, and Richard Wattis. In This episode, a much delayed train journey to town causes Todhunter to demand to be taken to the stationmaster.
Robert Morley appeared in many classic British films of the 50s and 60s and also featured in two Cliff Richard movies. I wonder if there are any episodes of Charge! still around? - I'd love to see one!
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Sport featured prominently on Radio's 1, 2 and 4 this day in 1969 in the form of Cricket featuring Pakistan V England: Third Test at Karachi, This would result in the second and final days play. Matches would be abandoned on the 3rd day and cancelled on the 4th and 5th. For further details read here.
Album Time was presented by Desmond Carrington (Radio 2, 6.40pm). Desmond is still going strong on Radio 2 over 40 years later presenting The Music Goes Round on Friday evenings.
The evening rounded off with Late Night Extra presented by Terry Wogan (Radio 1 & 2, 10.0pm), Jazz At Night presented by John Dunn (Radio 1 & 2 12.5am) and Night Ride With Pat Doody (Radio 1& 2, 12.35am).
Close Down occured at 2.2am