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Back to the Future


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A spectacular adventure in time starring Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson and Crispin Glover.
Marty McFly is always late - until the day that he tries out Dr Emmett Brown's time machine and finds himself 30 years early! Stranded in 1955, Marty meets his parents and unwittingly changes their destiny. Can he put things right and return to the future before it's too late?The first television showing of this box-office smash by Robert Zemeckis, director of Who Framed Roger Rabbit.
(First showing on British television)
Films: page 24
Ceefax Subtitles


Screenplay: Robert Zemeckis
Screenplay: Bob Gale
Producer: Bob Gale
Producer: Neil Canton
Director: Robert Zemeckis
Marty McFly: Michael J. Fox
Dr Emmett Brown: Christopher Lloyd
Lorraine Baines: Lea Thompson
George McFly: Crispin Glover
Biff Tannen: Thomas F. Wilson
Jennifer Parker: Claudia Wells
Dave McFly: Marc McClure
Linda McFly: Wendie Jo Sperber
Sam Baines: George Dicenzo
Mr Strickland: James Tolkan
Skinhead: Jeffrey Jay Cohen
3-D: Casey Siemaszko
Match: Billy Zane
Marvin Berry: Harry Waters Jr

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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.

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