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Feature films with suspense, danger, excitement
The Day The Earth Caught Fire starring
Produced and directed by Val Guest
Two simultaneous nuclear test explosions send the earth spinning off its axis. Official explanations are guarded and contradictory, but two London newspapermen eventually uncover the truth ...


Unknown: Janet Munro
Unknown: Leo McKern
Unknown: Edward Judd
Unknown: Wolf Mankowitz
Unknown: Val Guest
Directed By: Val Guest
Jeannie: Janet Munro
Bill Maguire: Leo McKern
Peter Stenning: Edward Judd
Night Editor: Michael Goodliffe
News Editor: Bernard Braden
Harry: Reginald Beckwith
May: Gene Anderson
Editor: Arthur Christiansen
Sir John Kelly: Austin Trevor
Angela: Renee Asherson
Second Sub-editor: Peter Butterworth
Foreign Editor: Charles Morgan
Sanderson: Edward Underdown

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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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