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: Saturday Cinema: Devil's Canyon

starring Dale Robertson, Virginia Mayo, Stephen McNally.

An exciting Western with Dale Robertson, popular star of TV's "The Iron Horse", as a former US marshal jailed following a shooting incident. He finds himself imprisoned with an old enemy who he brought to justice.



Writer: Frederick Hazlitt Brennan
Producer: Edmund Grainger
Director: Alfred Werker
Abby Nixon: Virginia Mayo
Billy Reynolds: Dale Robertson
Jesse Gorman: Stephen McNally
Frank Taggert: Arthur Hunnicutt
Steve Morgan: Robert Keith
Captain Wells: Jay C. Flippen
Colonel Gomez: George J. Lewis
Virgil: Whit Bissell

: Closedown

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: Gardeners' World

Percy Thrower, in the gardens of Hodnet Hall, Shropshire, demonstrates the transplanting of a rhododendron and the planting of polyanthus
(from BBC Midlands)


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

: Rugby Special: Wales Down Under

Introduced by Cliff Morgan
Last summer Wales, Triple Crown and International Champions, toured New Zealand and Australia. In the first Test against the All Blacks, the pride of Wales were smashed on the quagmire of Lancaster Park, Christchurch. The second meeting produced New Zealand's 100th Test win and a record for Fergie McCormick by kicking 24 points in one match
Tonight's programme features highlights from the tour of New Zealand and Australia



Presenter: Cliff Morgan
Presented by: Bill Taylor
Series producer: Alan Mouncer

: In Search of Rembrandt

A film to mark the 300th anniversary of the painter's death narrated by James Mason
The facts of Rembrandt's life are known, when he lived and where. Beyond this almost everything is conjecture. It is only through his work that we can discover the personality of one of the greatest artists of all time.
This documentary was produced by National Educational Television, New York, in association with the National Gallery of Art, Washington, and the script adviser was Dr Seymour Slive, the leading world authority on Rembrandt. The film, made largely in Holland, incorporates over 600 of Rembrandt's paintings, drawings, and etchings
Written and produced by R. F. Siemanowski
A NET production


Narrator: James Mason
Script adviser: Dr Seymour Slive
Writer/producer: R. F. Siemanowski

: Montreux 69: Liesbeth List

The Netherlands entry, one of this year's outstanding programmes, is a spontaneous selection of songs with highly visual accompaniment also featuring Ramses Shaffy



Singer: Ramses Shaffy
Choreography: Robert Kaesen
Designer: Peter Gabrielse
Produced and directed for NTS by: Bob Rooyens

: Line-Up: The Week

with Nicholas Tomalin who takes a personal look back at television programmes and issues of the past seven days


Presenter: Nicholas Tomalin
Editor: Rowan Ayers

: The First Churchills: Part 2: Bridals

by Donald Wilson
A serial in thirteen parts starring John Neville, Susan Hampshire, James Villiers and John Standing

In 1675 a masque was performed at the Court of Charles II at Whitehall; and there the young soldier John Churchill, Groom of the Bedchamber to the King's brother, fell in love with a pretty lady-in-waiting, Sarah Jennings
(Repeated Friday, 8.25 pm)


Writer/Producer: Donald Wilson
Sound: Ray Angel
Make-up: Ann Ferriggi
Designer: Spencer Chapman
Director: David Giles
John Churchill: John Neville
Laurence Hyde: John Ringham
Sidney Godolphin: John Standing
Sarah Jennings: Susan Hampshire
Earl of Danby: Arthur Pentelow
Earl of Shaftesbury: Frederick Peisley
Duke of Buckingham: Bruce Purchase
Charles II: James Villiers
Duke of Monmouth: James Kerry
James, Duke of York: John Westbrook
De Courtin: John Rye
Mrs Jennings: Daphne Heard
Louis XIV: Robert Robinson
Duchess of York: Sheila Gish
Henrietta Wentworth: Kay Patrick
Margaret Blagge: Holly Wilson
Princess Mary: Lisa Daniely
Becket: John Tordoff
Duchess of Cleveland: Moira Redmond
William, Prince of Orange: Alan Rowe
Sukey: Brigit Paul

: Review

The weekly arts magazine presented by James Mossman

Advertising: Millions are spent on it, but few people realise what talent and energy is behind that instant persuader, the TV commercial - the subject of an international congress in London. The talent involved in persuading you to buy coffee, insecticides, or politicians is examined in this film directed by Darrol Blake

Vladimir Nabokov: This week his new novel Ada comes out. It is a magnificent fantasy which explores the prison of time and lays it with traps in which to snare the unwary reader. Interviewing Vladimir Nabokov, as James Mossman found, is not only to be invigorated but also to be pleasantly sent up



Presenter/interviewer (Vladimir Nabokov)/editor: James Mossman
Director (Advertising)/producer: Darrol Blake
Interviewee: Vladimir Nabokov
Producer: Christopher Martin
Producer: Peter Adam

: The News


: Midnight Movie: Man Without a Star

starring Kirk Douglas
As more of the grasslands become fenced off, cowboys like Dempsey Rae must keep on the move towards the open range and away from the hated barbed wire.



Screenplay: Borden Chase
Screenplay: B. D. Beauchamp
Director: King Vidor
Producer: Aaron Rosenberg
Dempsey Rae: Kirk Douglas
Reed Bowman: Jeanne Crain
Idonee: Claire Trevor
Jeff Jimson: William Campbell
Strap Davis: Jay C. Flippen
Tess Cassidy: Myrna Hansen
Moccasin Mary: Mara Corday
Bill Cassidy: Eddy C. Waller
Steve Miles: Richard Boone

About this project

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.

There are more than 5 million programme listings in Genome. This is a historical record of the planned output and the BBC services of any given time. It should be viewed in this context and with the understanding that it reflects the attitudes and standards of its time - not those of today.

To read scans of the Radio Times magazines from the 1920s, 30s, 40s and 50s, you can navigate by issue.

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Genome is a digitised version of the Radio Times from 1923 to 2009 and is made available for internal research purposes only. You will need to obtain the relevant third party permissions for any use, including use in programmes, online etc.

This internal version of Genome, which includes all the magazine covers, images and articles as well as the programme listings from the Radio Times, is different to the version of BBC Genome that is available externally/to the public. It is only available inside the BBC network.

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