October 10, 1968 on BBC1: Top of the Pops

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Top of the Pops (1964-2006), February 1968 title [YouTube]

19:30 – Top of the Pops

Discs-Stars-News from this week’s TOP TWENTY

Introduced by Alan Freeman, with the Top of the Pops Orchestra

THIS WEEK’s NUMBER ONE SINGLE:

“Those Were The Days” by Mary Hopkin


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October 3, 1968 on BBC1: Top of the Pops

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Top of the Pops (1964-2006), February 1968 title [YouTube]

19:30 – Top of the Pops

Discs-Stars-News from this week’s TOP TWENTY

Introduced tonight by Stuart Henry, with the Top of the Pops Orchestra

THIS WEEK’s NUMBER ONE SINGLE:

“Those Were The Days” by Mary Hopkin


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October 1, 1968 on BBC 2: Fanny Craddock

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Fanny Cradock (1909-1994), pictured in 1976 [Wikipedia]

20:50 – Fanny Craddock

“Colourful Cookery”

In this series Fanny Cradock will be showing how even the most economical dishes can be made to look appetising and attractive

1: Hunter’s Pot and Lemon Fruit Ice

Presented by Betty White

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Colourful Cookery with Fanny Craddock [AbeBooks]
Recipes demonstrated in these programmes will be published as a booklet on November 14 (2s. 6d. from booksellers, or 3s. 3d. by post from BBC Publications, P.O. Box 1AR, London. W.1.)


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October 1, 1968 on BBC 2: Floodlit Rugby League Competition

20:00 – Floodlit Rugby League Competition

LEEDS v. SALFORD (blue and (red) amber)

for the BBC-2 Trophy

The first match of the first round direct from Headingley, Leeds

  • Commentator, Eddie Waring

This year’s competition gets off to a glittering start with Leeds meeting Salford at Headingley – scene of last year’s epic final between Leigh and Castleford.

Leeds won the Rugby League Challenge Cup at Wembley in May in a controversial waterlogged final after a superb season. And big-spending Salford are maintaining their position as Lancashire’s most exciting club by signing players like former British Lions captain David Watkins.

The Floodlit Competition has emerged as Rugby League’s ‘ mini-cup ‘— and this time the absolute cream of the Northern game are lined up to compete. Thrills and fierce rivalry are guaranteed.


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October 1, 1968 on BBC 1: The Time Tunnel

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The Time Tunnel (1966-1967), title card

18:15 – The Time Tunnel

“Visitors from Beyond the Stars”

An adventure into the fourth dimension with

  • JAMES DARREN as Dr. Tony Newman
  • ROBERT COLBERT as Dr. Doug Phillips

This week:
To the past of 1885 and a small town in Arizona.


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“Those Were the Days” by Mary Hopkin is UK No 1 for six weeks

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“Those Were The Days” (1968) by Mary Hopkin, single cover

“Those Were the Days” is a song that deals with reminiscence upon youth and romantic idealism.

Mary Hopkin’s 1968 version of the song went to number one hit on the UK Singles Chart on chart date October 1, 1968 for six weeks.

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