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: Senso

An Italian film with English sub-titles.
Starring Alida Valli, Farley Granger

Livia is torn between her love for an Austrian officer and her sympathy for the patriots' cause.
(to 17.25)


Director: Luchino Visconti
Countess Livia Serpieri: Alida Valli
Lt. Franz Mahler: Farley Granger
Robert Ussoni: Massimo Girotti
Count Serpieri: Heinz Moog
Laura: Rina Morelli

: Plunder

A weekly raid on the archives of BBC television.
Introduced by Michell Raper.
This week's edition includes:
Press Conference
with Bulganin and Khrushchev (1956)

David Lean talks about film-making with Berkeley Smith (1955)

Sandy Macpherson says farewell to the BBC theatre organ

This week's guest: Jonquil Antony


Presenter: Michell Raper
Guest: Jonquil Antony

: The Hunchback of Notre Dame: Part 7: Retribution

by Victor Hugo.
Dramatised in seven parts by Vincent Tilsley.

Frollo has agreed that the authorities can take Esmeralda from the Cathedral-but the King of the Beggars is determined to rescue her.
(First shown last Tuesday)


Author: Victor Hugo
Dramatised by: Vincent Tilsley
Producer: Douglas Allen
Director: James Cellan Jones

: Walk Into the Parlour: The Spiders of Britain

A special film for National Nature Week about the amazing feeding and courtship behaviour of some of our most interesting creatures... disliked by some, rarely studied by others...
Commentary by Alan Gibson.
From the West
See page 6


Narrator: Alan Gibson
Directed and photographed by: Gerald Thompson
Directed and photographed by: Eric Skinner
Producer: Christopher Parsons

: Mild and Bitter

Written and presented by Eric Merriman.
Starring Peter Jones and June Whitfield
with Sydney Dobson, John Mulgrew and Tony Boden
Guest artist, Anita Harris


Writer/Presenter: Eric Merriman
Musical Director: Dennis Wilson
Designer: Norman Vertigan
Producer: John Street
[Actor]: Peter Jones
[Actress]: June Whitfield
[Actor]: Sydney Dobson
[Actor]: John Mulgrew
[Actor]: Tony Boden
Singer: Anita Harris

: Match of the Day

from the Semi-Finals of the F.A. Cup
Manchester United, Chelsea, Sheffield Wednesday, and Everton are the four teams all fighting today for a place in the F.A. Cup Final at Wembley on May 14.
Outside broadcast cameras cover one of today's Semi-Final matches.
Today's match will be announced on BBC-1 and BBC Wales after Grandstand and on BBC-2 at 7.30 p.m.


TV Presentation: Alec Weeks

: News Summary

: Take a Pair of Private Eyes: Part 2

A serial in six parts by Peter O'Donnell.

While Ambrose concentrates on searching Feinster's safe for a client's pearls, Dominique sees something rather unusual - a hand pointing down at her from the canopy of the four-poster.
(First shown last Sunday)


Writer: Peter O'Donnell
Producer: Alan Bromly
Director: Christopher Barry

: Late Night Line-Up

Stay up a little longer with Denis Tuohy, Joan Bakewell, Michael Dean, Tony Bilbow and whoever else turns up.


Presenter: Denis Tuohy
Presenter: Joan Bakewell
Presenter: Michael Dean
Presenter: Tony Bilbow

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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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