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Improper Channels


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continues a season of films new to television Tonight starring Alan Arkin
Mariette Hartley Jeff Martley is an architect, separated, and renowned for his bad luck. When his 5-year-old daughter is slightly injured in the back of his car, he is accused of mistreating her and she is sent to an orphanage. But their troubles are just beginning....
The small man fights back in this zany human comedy.
(First showing on British television) 0 FILMS: page 18


Unknown: Alan Arkin
Unknown: Mariette Hartley
Unknown: Jeff Martley
Unknown: Morrie Ruvinsky
Unknown: Ian Sutherland.
Produced By: Alfred Pariser
Produced By: Morrie Ruvinsky
Directed By: Eric Till
Jeff Martley: Alan Arkin
Diana Martley: Mariette Hartley
Gloria Washburn: Monica Parker
Harold Clevish: Harry Ditson
Nancy Martley: Sarah Stevens
Jack: Danny Hicham
Fred Reeves: Leslie Yeo

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

Through the listings, you will also be able to use the Genome search function to find thousands of radio and TV programmes that are already available to view or listen to on the BBC website.

There are more than 5 million programme listings in Genome. This is a historical record of the planned output and the BBC services of any given time. It should be viewed in this context and with the understanding that it reflects the attitudes and standards of its time - not those of today.

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