Thursday, 12 September 2013

Those Radio Times! : BBC TV Highlights For September 12, 1969

BBC1, 12pm International Golf: Dunlop Masters Tournament 

Back in 1969 sport fans had to seize any opportunity they could to watch TV coverage of their favourite game, so no doubt if Dad could get away from work for a few hours at lunchtime today  he may have tuned in to watch the third day's play of the Dunlop Masters Tournament from Little Aston Golf Club in Birmingham on BBC1.

With commentary from Henry Longhurst, Peter Thomson and Peter Alliss viewers could follow the progress of Scotland's Bernard Gallacher and England's Peter Butler, however it was South Africa's Cobie Legrange who would win the tournament.

BBC1, 10pm, Val Doonican's Cinema

Irish singer Val Doonican was always a firm TV favourite with parents and grandparents when I was younger. His TV show and Christmas specials were usually must sees around supper time and although I didn't fully appreciate his singing style back then I always loved his rocking chair!

Val was the subject of today's edition of Personal Cinema presented by David Coleman (postponed from August 15 RT reliably informs us!) in which Val discussed milestones in his life , his career and some of his favourite films including Ring Of Bright Water. Sounds like a great formula for a tv series, a bit like a visual Desert Island Discs!

See also:
Those Radio Times!: Dad's Army in Colour!

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