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: Pick of the Month

Denis Tuohy and Joan Bakewell choose and introduce highlights from some of the programmes seen on BBC-2 during August.


Chosen by/presenter: Denis Tuohy
Chosen by/presenter: Joan Bakewell

: Mr. John Jorrocks: Episode 7: 'I propose Mr. Jorrocks as the fit and proper knight to represent our interests in Parliament'

A dramatisation in eight episodes by Michael Voysey.
Based on the works of R.S. Surtees.
[Starring] Jimmy Edwards in The Hunting, Eating, Eccentric, Extravagant Exploits of that Renowned Sporting Citizen Mr. John Jorrocks
with Angela Baddeley as Mrs. Jorrocks
(Repeated on Tuesday at 9.15)


Based on the works by: R.S. Surtees
Dramatised by: Michael Voysey
Designer: Allan Anson
Producer: David Conroy
Director: Peter Dews
Mr. John Jorrocks: Jimmy Edwards
Smoothington: Colin Farrell
James Pigg: Walter Carr
Mrs. Jorrocks: Angela Baddeley
Emma: Helen Fraser
Mrs. Flather: Sylvia Coleridge
Duke of Donkeyton: Michael Bates
Marquis of Bray: Robin Phillips
Benjamin: Alan Baulch
Lady Barnington: Moyra Fraser
Eliza: Gillie McIver
Charlie Stobbs: Bernard Lloyd
Belinda: Heather Bell
Duke's groom: Christopher Matthews
Betsy: Ann Penfold
Captain Doleful: John Bailey
High Sheriff: Donald Layne-Smith
Captain Strider: John Baddeley
Heavytail: Reg Pritchard
Wopstraw: Leonard Cracknell
Gentleman: Murray Brown

: Tristan Da Cunha: A Step Out of Time

When the volcano on Tristan exploded in 1961 it drove into exile the tiny community that lived there; their life on the island had remained virtually unchanged for 150 years.
This film tells the story of a pre-Victorian people suddenly forced to a reckoning with twentieth-century England, their reactions to it, and the repercussions after they had returned home.
From the West
See page 3


Produced and directed by: Guy Brenton

: A World of Song

with The George Mitchell Choir

(John Boulter and Dai Francis are in "The Black and White Minstrel Show" at the Victoria Palace, London)


Singers: The George Mitchell Choir
Musical direction and arrangements: Robert de Cormier
Soloist: John Boulter
Soloist: Dai Francis
Soloist: Margaret Savage
Soloist: Ted Darling
Words read by: Julian Glover
Staged by: Douglas Squires
Producer: Travers Thorneloe

: An Enemy of the State: Part 6: The Reckoning

A thriller serial in six parts by Ken Hughes.
Starring Charles Tingwell, Veronica Strong, James Maxwell, Dallia Penn

Harry, aware that a top-secret tape has been substituted for the blank one he stole for Smith, stands trial on espionage charges which carry the death penalty.
(Previously shown last Sunday)


Writer: Ken Hughes
Producer: Alan Bromly
Director: James Cellan Jones
Harry Sutton: Charles Tingwell
Jennifer Sutton: Veronica Strong
Col. Rykov: James Maxwell
Karin: Dallia Penn

: Late Night Line-Up

A late look around the world of television.
Criticism, Discussion, Diversion with Denis Tuohy, Michael Dean, Joan Bakewell, Tony Bilbow and tonight's guests.


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

: News Summary

: Midnight Movie: A Face in the Crowd

Elia Kazan's production of Budd Schulberg's A Face in the Crowd
Starring Andy Griffith, Patricia Neal
with Anthony Franciosa, Walter Matthau, Lee Remick


Story and screenplay: Budd Schulberg
Director: Elia Kazan
Lonesome Rhodes: Andy Griffith
Marcia Jeffries: Patricia Neal
Joey Kiely: Anthony Franciosa
Betty-Lou Fleckum: Lee Remick
Mel Miller: Walter Matthau
Col. Hollister: Percy Waram
Beanie: Rod Brasfield
Mr. Luffler: Charles Irving
J.B. Jeffries: Howard Smith
Macey: Paul McGrath
First Mrs. Rhodes: Kay Medford
Jim Collier: Alexander Kirkland
Senator Fuller: Marshall Nielan
Sheriff Hosmer: Big Jeff Bess
Abe Steiner: Henry Sharp

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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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