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: Jackanory: Arlo the Dandy Lion: Ten Million People

by Morris Lurie
with John Le Mesurier

(Colour)

Contributors

Author: Morris Lurie
Storyteller: John Le Mesurier

: Deputy Dawg

: Animal Magic

A weekly series introduced by Johnny Morris
The World of Animals
In the wild, in the zoo, at home - a magazine of stories about animals illustrating their own magic.
(from Bristol)

Contributors

Presenter: Johnny Morris
Director: George Inger
Director: David Pearce
Producer: Douglas Thomas

: National News

and Weather

: Nationwide

News and opinions from the country at large and, in particular, Your Region Tonight
(including Regional Weather)
presented by Michael Barratt, Frank Bough and Bob Wellings

(Regional details as Friday)

Contributors

Presenter: Michael Barratt
Presenter: Frank Bough
Presenter: Bob Wellings

: Tom and Jerry

: British Film Comedy: Trouble in Store

[Starring] Norman Wisdom
also stars Margaret Rutherford, Moira Lister, Derek Bond, Lana Morris, Jerry Desmonde

Norman's aim in life is to become the windowdresser of a big store, but between hirings and sackings he is more often on the outside looking in than on the inside dressing-up the window.
(BBC1 People: page 5. This Week's Films: page 11)

Contributors

Screenplay/Director: John Paddy Carstairs
Screenplay/Producer: Maurice Cowan
Screenplay: Ted Willis
Norman: Norman Wisdom
Miss Bacon: Margaret Rutherford
Peggy: Moira Lister
Sally: Lana Morris
Freeman: Jerry Desmonde
Miss Gibson: Megs Jenkins
Wilbur: Michael Ward
Davis: Michael Brennan

: If Britain Had Fallen: Part 1: Operation Sea Lion

by Basil Collier
Life for the British people after a Nazi victory in 1940.
With a special introduction by Lord Chalfont

"The Englishman can only respect someone who has first knocked him out." (Adolf Hitler)

The Germans planned to cross the English Channel with a quarter of a million men and secure beachheads in Kent and Sussex.
Then high-speed armoured columns would tear through the heart of Britain. With savage efficiency they would crush every last attempt at resistance.
Once the Nazis were ashore in 1940 could anyone have stopped them? And when the last suicidal attempt had failed - what lay in store for the British people?

Contributors

Writer: Basil Collier
Presenter: Lord Chalfont

: Nine O'Clock News

with Richard Baker
Weather

Contributors

Newsreader: Richard Baker

: If Britain Had Fallen: Part 2: Life under the Occupation

by Lord Chalfont

"Able-bodied British males between the ages of 17 and 45 will be deported to Europe.
Anyone attempting acts of violence or sabotage will be condemned to death inexorably.
The rate of exchange is 9.6 Marks to £1."
(German General Staff Directive No 3000/40)

The German occupation of Britain was planned with care. Potential British collaborators were screened, listed, documented - to be ready when the time was ripe. There were comprehensive lists of other Britons to be arrested and probably eliminated by the Nazis.
But for most people life would be a struggle for survival against a background of shortages, deportation, imprisonment, censorship. And distrust.

Contributors

Writer: Lord Chalfont

: If Britain Had Fallen: Part 3: The New Order

"England can be viable only if she links herself to the Continent." (Adolf Hitler)
When the fighting was a fading memory would the British settle down under the New Regime? The Nazis thought so. The Fuhrer wanted a united Europe within which Germany and Britain could be lasting friends.
But if the British people themselves resisted the idea, the Germans had plans which had already proved their worth in occupied Europe. The Nazis were determined to get their own way.

(The secret army would strike: page 6)
(This programme will be discussed in Line-Up tomorrow, 11.15 pm, BBC2)

Contributors

Commentary writer: Richard Wade
Narrator: Lord Chalfont
Narrator: Frank Gillard
Film Cameraman: Brian Tufano
Film Cameraman: John McGlashan
Sound Recordist: Michael Turner
Sound Recordist: John Gatland
Film Editor: Eric Brown
Producer: David C. Hea
Producer: Christopher La Fontaine
Executive Producer: Michael Latham

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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.

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