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: Rugby Special: Midland Counties v. Australia

In the second match of their tour the Wallabies face the formidable opposition of one of the strongest representative sides in British Rugby.
Rex Alston reports from Leicester.


Commentator: Rex Alston
Match Director: Philip Lewis
Producer: Alan Mouncer

: The Danny Kaye Show

in which Danny Kaye and his special guests, Caterina Valente, Bill Dana, D'Aldo Romano entertain to the music of Paul Weston and his Orchestra with Harvey Korman, Joyce Van Patten, The Tony Charmoli Dancers, The Earl Brown Singers.
A programme recorded in the U.S.A.


Entertainer: Danny Kaye
Singer/guitarist: Caterina Valente
Comedian: Bill Dana
Singer: D'Aldo Romano
Musicians: Paul Weston and his Orchestra
Comedian: Harvey Korman
Performer: Joyce Van Patten
Dancers: The Tony Charmoli Dancers
Singers: The Earl Brown Singers
Producer: Robert Scheerer
Director: Bill Foster

: This Man Craig: Surgery

by Ray Jenkins.
Starring John Cairney
Guest stars, John Barrie, Dandy Nichols

A twelve-year-old boy is suffering acute nervous strain. For Ian Craig and fellow Housemaster Ben Collingwood, this means a forceful investigation.


Writer: Ray Jenkins
Designer: Alan Pleass
Producer: Antony Kearey
Director: Geoffrey Nethercott
Mrs. Scott: Doris McLatchie
Girl: June Cameron
Terry Martin: Trevor Rogers
Ian Craig: John Cairney
Brian Scott: Ronald Woods
Mr. Scott: James Cairncross
Ally Ure: Maev Alexander
Gordon Ure: Alastair Drake
Ben Collingwood: Rio Fanning
Peg Martin: Dandy Nichols
Glenys Martin: Beverley Maitles
Lionel Martin: John Barrie
Mistress: Rita Black

: Whicker's World: The Quest for Beauty

"It should have a feeling of sex - that's the business we're in..."
Alan Whicker observes The Quest for Beauty

You look in the mirror and there they are... wrinkles, sagging muscles, grey hairs - or that getting-thin-on-top shine! The unhappy signs of an ageing process which some people seem able to stave off. How do they do it?
With persistence, pain, money, and remarkable ingenuity - as can be discovered tonight.


Presenter: Alan Whicker
Produced and directed by: David C. Rea

: Breaking Point: Part 1

A thriller in five parts by Victor Canning.
Starring William Russell, Rosemary Nicols
with Bernard Kay, Richard Hurndall


Writer: Victor Canning
Designer: Malcolm Middleton
Producer: Alan Bromly
Director: Douglas Camfield
Kennedy: William Russell
Alistair: Paul Guess
Hedworth: Vernon Dobtcheff
Sir Alfred: Richard Hurndall
Bank Servant: Leslie Rocker
Shoni: Robert Lee
Merberg: Michael Segal
Gregson: Royston Tickner
Diana: Rosemary Nicols
Crown servant: Ves Delahunt
Hines: Michael Miller
Max Stevens: Bernard Kay
Mrs. Stevens: Norma Parnell
Richard: Norman Hartley
Technician: Brian Beasley

: Tonight in Person: Mike Seeger

A series of weekly programmes presenting music in the folk idiom from many parts of the world.

This week, from America: Mike Seeger presents a programme of traditional American folk music styles.
(Mike Seeger appears by arrangement with Roy Guest and Folk Directions Ltd.)


Singer: Mike Seeger
Production: Yvonne Littlewood

: News Summary

: Late Night Line-Up

A weekly raid on the BBC archives.
Introduced by Michell Raper.
This week's edition includes:

Press Conference
with Adlai Stevenson (1953).

Music from
A Twentieth-century Folk Mass (1957)

Frances Day
sings with the Savoy Orpheans (1932)


Presenter (Plunder): Michell Raper

: Midnight Movie: Don't Bother to Knock

Starring Richard Widmark, Marilyn Monroe and Anne Bancroft

An unusual drama set in a New York hotel during the course of one evening when an airline pilot meets a lonely, impulsive baby-sitter.


Director: Roy Baker
Producer: Julian Blaustein
Screenplay: Daniel Taradash
Based on a novel by: Charlotte Armstrong
Jed Towers: Richard Widmark
Nell: Marilyn Monroe
Lyn Leslie: Anne Bancroft
Bunny: Donna Corcoran
Rochelle: Jeanne Cagney
Mrs. Ruth Jones: Lurene Tuttle
Eddie: Elisha Cook Jr.
Peter Jones: Jim Backus
Mrs. Ballew: Verna Felton
Bartender: Willis B. Bouchey
Mr. Ballew: Don Beddoe

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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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