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: You Only Live Once

[Starring] Henry Fonda and Sylvia Sidney
A film directed by Fritz Lang.

What chance does the ex-'gaolbird' have when he sets out again to make a life for himself in the community - what are the risks he runs, and what are his chances of staying out of the clutches of the law? Eddie Taylor and Joan Graham find the answers in this powerful and dramatic film, made in 1937.
(Previously televised on Nov. 29, 1956)


Director: Fritz Lang
Eddie Taylor: Henry Fonda
Joan Graham: Sylvia Sidney
Stephen Witney: Barton MacLane
Bonnie Graham: Jean Dixon
Father Dolan: William Gargan
Dr. Hill: Jerome Cowan

: Children's Television presents: The Lone Ranger - Tenderfeet

Jealous of the success of two young newcomers, an old-time silver miner shoots his own partner and accuses the young men of the murder. Once these have been tried and hanged, he reckons their lucky strike will be his for the taking. But when the sheriff rides to investigate, the body has vanished.


Lone Ranger: Clayton Moore
Tonto: Jay Silverheels

: Children's Television: The Thompson Family: 4: Trouble for Caroline

A serial specially written for television by Noel Streatfeild.


Writer: Noel Streatfeild
Producer: Dorothea Brooking
Film sequences under the direction of: Leonard Newson
Film Editor: Ron de Mattos
John Thompson: John Paul
Elizabeth Thompson: Marion Jennings
Their children - Susan: Diana Beevers
Their children - Andrew: Nigel Lambert
Their children - Caroline: Sandra Michaels
Mrs. Fellows: Mary Hignett
The Rev. Charles Masters: Anthony Woodruff

: Today's Sport

Kenneth Wolstenholme gives today's major sports results.


Presenter: Kenneth Wolstenholme

: Six-Five Special

with Josephine Douglas and Pete Murray introducing among others
Peter Sellers, Spike Milligan, Lonnie Donegan and his Skiffle Group, Terry Dene, The King Brothers, Lita Roza, Freddie Mills, Max Geldray and the music of Stephane Grappelly with The Dill Jones Trio, Don Lang and his Frantic Five, Andre Gersh and his Orchestra and The Disc Spot of the week.


Presenter: Josephine Douglas
Presenter: Pete Murray
Comedian: Peter Sellers
Comedian: Spike Milligan
Group: Lonnie Donegan and his Skiffle Group
Singer: Terry Dene
Singers: The King Brothers
Singer: Lita Roza
Performer: Freddie Mills
Harmonicist: Max Geldray
Violinist: Stephane Grappelly
Group: The Dill Jones Trio
Group: Don Lang and his Frantic Five
Musicians: Andre Gersh and his Orchestra
Scriptwriter: Trevor Peacock
Producer: Jack Good

: Wells Fargo: Barbary Coast

The exciting adventures of the famous Western Stagecoach Service.
[Starring] Dale Robertson
A cargo of jade is stolen from a Wells Fargo ship and the versatile Jim Hardie has to turn sailor in order to discover the whereabouts of the stolen goods.


Jim Hardie: Dale Robertson

: Dixon of Dock Green: A Penn'orth of Allsorts

Some stories of a London policeman by Ted Willis.
[Starring] Jack Warner as Dixon of Dock Green


Writer: Ted Willis
Script Associate: Rex Edwards
Designer: Richard Wilmot
Production: Douglas Moodie
P.C. George Dixon: Jack Warner
Papa Kolinsky: Martin Miller
Mary: Jeanette Hutchinson
Sergeant Grace Millard: Moira Mannion
Philip Stangate: Hugh Latimer
Andy Crawford C.I.D.: Peter Byrne
Sergeant Flint: Arthur Rigby
Mrs. Dyke: Beatrice Varley
Pearl Twining: Ann Pichon
Banner: Ronald Clarke
Indian pedlar: Michael Caine
P.C. Bob Penney: Anthony Parker

: The Saturday Show

presents Cairoli and Paul, David Hughes, Kenneth Connor, Paddy Stone, Ken Morris and Joan Savage, Mary Naylor, The Southlanders, Pinky and Perky, Tanya Duray, Janet Ball, The Television Toppers.


Clowns: Cairoli and Paul
Singer: David Hughes
Compere: Kenneth Connor
Dancer: Paddy Stone
Singer: Ken Morris
Singer: Joan Savage
Singer: Mary Naylor
Singers: The Southlanders
Dancer: Tanya Duray
Dancer: Janet Ball
Dancers: The Television Toppers
Orchestra director: Eric Robinson
Dance direction: Larry Gordon
Choreography: Paddy Stone
Additional material: Dave Freeman
Additional material: Hugh Woodhouse
Designer: Tony Abbott
Producer: G. B. Lupino

: What's My Line?

Television's most popular panel game with Isobel Barnett, Barbara Kelly, Gilbert Harding, David Nixon.
In the chair, Eamonn Andrews

("What's My Line?" was devised by Mark Goodson and Bill Todman and is televised by arrangement with CBS and Maurice Winnick; David Nixon appears by permission of Emile Littler)


Panellist: Isobel Barnett
Panellist: Barbara Kelly
Panellist: Gilbert Harding
Panellist: David Nixon
Chairman: Eamonn Andrews
Devised by: Mark Goodson
Devised by: Bill Todman
Presented by: Harry Carlisle

: The Phil Silvers Show: The Rest Cure

[Starring] Phil Silvers as Sergeant Bilko in the film "The Rest Cure"

A heat wave hits Fort Baxter. Bilko works out a scheme to move the entire camp to a cooler climate but it's Bilko who feels the draught.


Sergeant Bilko: Phil Silvers

: Sports Special

Sportsview film cameras bring you today's sport tonight.
Introduced by Kenneth Wolstenholme.

Sport in the West
(Rowridge only)


Presenter (Sports Special): Kenneth Wolstenholme
Editor (Sports Special): Paul Fox
Editor (Sports Special): Ronnie Noble
Presented by (Sports Special): Tom Millett

: The Sky at Night

Patrick Moore shows what to look for in the sky during the coming month.
A regular monthly series.


Presenter: Patrick Moore
Presented by: Nancy Thomas

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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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