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: Apollo 8

The preparations and the Launch direct from Cape Kennedy

: Saturday Cinema: The Millionairess

Starring Sophia Loren, Peter Sellers, Alastair Sim, Vittorio De Sica, Dennis Price
A Dimitri de Grunwald production

Based on Bernard Shaw's amusing play, with Sophia Loren as the beautiful millionairess who finds that money cannot buy marital bliss, and Peter Sellers as the bewildered Indian doctor with whom she falls in love.
(to 16.25)


Production: Dimitri de Grunwald
Script: Wolf Mankowitz
Based on the play by: Bernard Shaw
Producer: Pierre Rouve
Director: Anthony Asquith
Epifania: Sophia Loren
Dr. Kabir: Peter Sellers
Sagamore: Alastair Sim
Joe: Vittorio De Sica
Adrian: Dennis Price
Alastair: Gary Raymond
Fish-curer: Alfie Bass
Mrs. Joe: Miriam Karlin
Professor: Noel Purcell
Butler: Graham Stark

: The News and Sport

followed by The Weather

: One Pair of Eyes: One Black Englishman

A series of highly personal films
Dom Moraes, poet and journalist, examines his situation as a coloured Englishman who suddenly feels he is an immigrant

"On April 20, 1968, Enoch Powell made his notorious speech in Birmingham on race relations. It suddenly seemed that he was expressing the feeling of the man in the street in England. It seemed to me that the whole of my life here must be based on a false premise..."
Dom Moraes looks back over his own life - his childhood in India; his time at Oxford; his literary success, winning the Hawthornden Prize for his poetry at the age of twenty; his marriage into an English county family - and then goes to Bradford to see to what extent he can identify with ordinary immigrants.



Presenter: Dom Moraes
Executive Producer: Anthony de Lotbiniere
Director: Francis Megahy

: Luther

A play by John Osborne
Television adaptation by Robert Furnival

The man whose questioning was to shake the orthodox teachings of the Church and whose private agony was to threaten his own peace of mind.

Starring Robert Shaw
with Robert Morley, Max Adrian, Ronald Fraser and Kenneth J. Warren
An Intertel production


Author: John Osborne
Television Adaptation: Robert Furnival
Designer: Keith Norman
Producer: Michael Style
Director: Stuart Burge
Luther: Robert Shaw
The Pope: Robert Morley
Cajetan: Max Adrian
Tetzel: Ronald Fraser
Luther's father: Kenneth J. Warren
Wienana: Bernard Kay
Staupitz: Frank Middlemass
The Knight: William Marlowe
Hans: Reg Barrett
Luther's wife: Yootha Joyce
Eck: John Byron
Miltitz: Alex Davion
The Prior: Andre van Gyseghem

: Angel Voices

"People look at us and say, 'Aren't they pretty. Aren't they heavenly!' I wish they could see us in real life. They'd soon change their minds." (A Choirboy)

This film, made last year at Chichester Cathedral, shows there is more to a chorister's life than singing carols.


Producer: Jane Oliver
Producer: Roger Price

: Once More with Felix

Starring Julie Felix
with special guests, Spike Milligan, Muddy Waters Blues Band

Apart from an appearance by Spike Milligan at his anarchistic best, Julie welcomes the Muddy Waters Blues Band to her show. The six members of the band will play two numbers written by Muddy Waters: 'Blow, wind, blow' and 'You can't lose what you never had.'


Singer/Guitarist/Presenter: Julie Felix
Comedian: Spike Milligan
Musicians: Muddy Waters Blues Band
Musical Director: John Cameron
Special Material: Joe Steeples
Sound: Alan Edmonds
Lighting: Peter Catlett
Design: J. Roger Lowe
Production: Stanley Dorfman

: Release

The weekly arts magazine

Have You Seen Manchester?
A new kind of cabaret opened at Manchester's University Theatre last Wednesday. It is devised by David Wright and based on hours of recordings of Mancunians plus the music, gags, and improvisations that characterise the Northern clubs.
Release shows scenes from the show against the background of the city that inspired it.

A Book for Christmas
Three authors of newly published books for children talk about what drew them away from writing fiction for adults to fantasies for children.
Nell Dunn, Roald Dahl, Jonathan Gathorne-Hardy
in the chair, Ronald Eyre

Juke Baroque Jury
A new gallery at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London offers a colourful display of old musical instruments and a juke box of recordings from the collection. An attractive entertainment - but why, say some, may you not play the instruments?



Director (Have You Seen Manchester?)/producer: Christopher Martin
Panellist (A Book for Christmas): Nell Dunn
Panellist (A Book for Christmas): Roald Dahl
Panellist (A Book for Christmas): Jonathan Gathorne-Hardy
Chairman (A Book for Christmas): Ronald Eyre
Director (Juke Baroque Jury): Michael MacIntyre
Producer: Colin Nears
Producer: Darrol Blake
Editor: Lorna Pegram

: Colour Me Pop

Late Night Line-Up's Saturday diversion which this week features The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band



Musicians: The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band
Editor: Rowan Ayers

: News Summary


: Midnight Movie: Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

Starring James Stewart, Jean Arthur
Frank Capra's biting social comedy about a newly elected tame Senator who suddenly decides that he is not prepared to take orders from his sponsors.

This film, in similar vein to Capra's previous benevolent social comedy Mr. Deeds Goes to Town, sees James Stewart in another of his typical slow-speaking honest-young-man roles.


Screenplay: Sidney Buchman
Adapted from a story by: Lewis R. Foster
Director: Frank Capra
Jefferson Smith: James Stewart
Saunders: Jean Arthur
Senator Joseph Paine: Claude Rains
Jim Taylor: Edward Arnold
Governor Hopper: Guy Kibbee
'Diz' Moore: Thomas Mitchell
'Chick' McCann: Eugene Pallette
Vice-President of Congress: Harry Carey
Susan Paine: Astrid Allwyn
Mrs. Hopper: Ruth Donnelly

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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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