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Man on the Moon
Including a recording of the colour pictures transmitted from the American astronauts earlier today
A report from James Burke with Patrick Moore in the Space Studio


Unknown: James Burke
Unknown: Patrick Moore


Mississippi Gambler starring
Directed by Rudolph Mate
Produced by Ted Richmond
The adventures of a dashing Mississippi riverboat gambler, Mark Fallon , whose skill with cards and the ladies often leads him into trouble.


Unknown: Piper Laurie
Unknown: Julia Adams
Directed By: Rudolph Mate
Produced By: Ted Richmond
Unknown: Mark Fallon
Mark Fallon: Tyrone Power
Angelique Duroux: Piper Laurie
Ann Conant: Julia Adams
John Polly: John McIntire
Pierre ...: William Reynolds
Edmond Duroux: Paul Cavanagh
Laurent Duroux: John Baer
George Elwood: Ron Randell

: Gardeners' World

with Percy Thrower at Stanton Harcourt, Oxfordshire
Percy Thrower looks at a modern garden in a setting of ancient buildings and talks about some familiar shrubs growing there, weigela and escallonia.
From the Midlands


Presenter: Percy Thrower
Producer: Bill Duncalf
Director: John Clarke


of the world
A grand tour of some of the outstanding European and American zoos with Anthony Smith
A zoo that's looking to the future
One hundred and twenty-five years ago, a zoo in a park on the outskirts of a Continental seaport began to exhibit-to an often incredulous public-strange beasts and creatures from foreign lands, including some from Belgium's African territories.
Today that same zoo is in the centre of Antwerp alongside the city's main square, dominated by the railway station, overshadowed by the loss of an Empire-yet Antwerp is becoming a modern zoo in an old place with an up-to-date Dolphinarium and a distinguished animal breeding record.
Produced by PETER BALE
Series editor, NICHOLAS CROCKER from the South and West


Unknown: Anthony Smith
Produced By: Peter Bale
Editor: Nicholas Crocker


by R. H. MOTTRAM dramatised in four parts by LENNOX PHILLIPS
The story of Madeleine and the Spanish Farm situated in French Flanders close to the Front in the First World War, and of some of the British troops billeted there. Madeleine is the heroine; but the only hero is the farm. For that will live, while its temporary occupants are dying-in disciplined, slaughtered thousands.
The Crime at Vanderlynden's
Cast in order of appearance:
Costumes, Prue Handley
Designer, John Cooper
Directed by GERALD BLAKE


Unknown: R. H. Mottram
Unknown: Lennox Phillips
Designer: John Cooper
Producer: David Conroy
Directed By: Gerald Blake
Jerome: Jack Woolgar
Armand: William Victor
Madeleine: Caroline Mortimer
Georges D'Archeville: Carl Ric G
Baron D'Archeville: Cyril Luckham
Berthe: Eileen Way
Jock: Roy Pattison
Col Birchin: Maurice Hedley
Capt Dormer: Bernard Hepton
Lieut Skene: Cavan Kendall
Lieut Earnshaw: Christopher Tranchell
Lieut Smith: George Tarry
Sergeant: Desmond Cullum-Jones
Lieut Mercadet: Michael Godfrey
Lieut Mansfield: John Leeson
Lieut Murdon: Peter Hempson
Capt Thomas: Martyn Huntley
Victor: Michael Gleave
Railway clerk: Charles Leno
Cecile Blanquart: Brigit Forsyth
Blanquart: Roy Denton
Medical Sergeant: Stanley McGeagh
Marie: Elspeth MacNaughton
Jerry: James McManus
Maj Stevenage: James Locker


Silbury 1969
The latest report on the Big Dig with Magnus Magnusson
Tonight live outside broadcast cameras bring viewers on-the-spot information from the BBC's excavation of Silbury Hill. It is now in the middle of the second season of the Dig. After a further three weeks of excavation in the deepest interior of the hill and on the land surface around it, Professor Richard Atkinson and his teams of archaeologists and miners have reached the most vital stage of this unique project. Tonight the Silbury team hope to give answers to some of the multitude of questions that Silbury has posed for almost 4,000 years.


Directed By: David Collison
Produced By: Paul Johnstone


Man on the Moon
With just over 24 hours to go before the moon landing, the U.S. astronauts transmit live television pictures of the moon surface
A report from James Burke with Patrick Moore in the Space Studio
Also on BBC-] and


Unknown: James Burke
Unknown: Patrick Moore


from The Talk of the Town in the heart of London
Kenneth Williams introduces
Tonight's star from America, NANCY WILSON from France,
The Cabaret Orchestra under the direction of ALYN AINSWORTH
Special material by JOHN LAW and KENNETH WILLIAMS
Design. Andrew Dimond
Production, JOHN STREET


Introduces: Kenneth Williams
Unknown: Nancy Wilson
Unknown: John Law
Unknown: Kenneth Williams
Design: Andrew Dimond


John Steinbeck 's account of a trip across America with his dog Charley
Narrated by Henry Fonda
A film produced for N.B.C.
Directed by WALT DEFARIA
Based on his best-selling book, this film illustrates some of John Steinbeck's twentieth - century odyssey, a 10,000-mile four-month journey around the United States with a seven-year-old poodle, Charley. Steinbeck decided to tour the country in his specially constructed caravan, to renew contact with the American nation — ' to look again, to try to rediscover this monster land.'
His own words, narrated by Henry Fonda, describe his experiences and encounters during the journey from New York through the New England states and the Great Lakes area, to his long-time stamping grounds in Salinas, California, the setting for many of his most famous novels.
Six animated cartoon sequences enliven such episodes as an encounter with an amorous moose, a re-creation of Dante's Inferno, and another nightmarish scene in which Charley is chased by a bear.


Unknown: John Steinbeck
Unknown: Henry Fonda
Directed By: Walt Defaria

: Free for All

On the Arts
2: Pop
In which about 150 people of varied ages, outlook, and opinions look at. listen to - and freely discuss - the music of Pete Brown and his Battered Ornaments. After the discussion their manager Andrew King gives his reactions to some of the comments made.
Somewhere among the audience: Hans Keller, Jonathan King, Humphrey Lyttelton, Manfred Mann, Denis Matthews, John Peel
Referee, Paddy Feeny
Interviewer, Mike Raven
Research, Martin Hoyle
Production assistant. Robin Drake
Produced by JOHN KING


Unknown: Pete Brown
Unknown: Andrew King
Unknown: Hans Keller
Unknown: Jonathan King
Unknown: Humphrey Lyttelton
Unknown: Manfred Mann
Unknown: Denis Matthews
Unknown: Martin Hoyle
Unknown: Robin Drake
Produced By: John King



Three Hours to Kill starring
DANA ANDREWS with Donna Reed , Dianne Foster
Screenplay by RICHARD ALAN SIMMONS and Roy HUGGINS based on a story by ALEX GOTTLIEB
Directed by Alfred Werker
Produced by Harry Joe Brown
A gunman, accused of murdering his fiancee's brother, has just three hours to find the real killer.


Unknown: Dana Andrews
Unknown: Donna Reed
Unknown: Dianne Foster
Unknown: Richard Alan Simmons
Unknown: Roy Huggins
Story By: Alex Gottlieb
Directed By: Alfred Werker
Produced By: Harry Joe Brown
Jim Guthrie: Dana Andrews
Laurie Mastin: Donna Reed
Chris Plumber: Dianne Foster
Ben East: Stephen Elliott
Niles Hendricks: Richard Coogan
Marly Lasswell: Laurence Hugo
Sam Minor: James Westerfield
Deke: Whit Bissell

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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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