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: Saturday Cinema: Something Money Can't Buy

starring Patricia Roc, Anthony Steel, Moira Lister, A.E. Matthews.
Anthony Steel is teamed with Patricia Roc in this story about a demobilised army officer and his young wife who face many problems as they try to settle down in "civvy street".
A.E. Matthews can be seen in the role of an eccentric member of the English aristocracy whose daughter (Moira Lister) is "the other woman" in the story.


Writer/Director: Pat Jackson
Writer: James Lansdale Hodson
Producer: Joseph Janni
Anne Wilding: Patricia Roc
Harry Wilding: Anthony Steel
Diana Haverstock: Moira Lister
Lord Haverstock: A.E. Matthews
Buster: David Hutcheson
Willy: Michael Trubshawe

: Closedown

: Gardeners' World: Garden Construction

from Clacks Farm, Worcestershire

Percy Thrower, with the assistance of Arthur Billitt, shows how to make an inexpensive pool with crazy paving surround.
Next week, to set off the pool, Percy and Arthur make a rockery and plant it with conifers and alpines.
(from BBC Midlands)


Presenter: Percy Thrower
Guest: Arthur Billitt
Produced and directed by: Bill Duncalf

: Rugby Special: The South African Tour of the British Isles 1969/70: Scotland v South Africa

Introduced by Cliff Morgan

The first full international of the season and the first full international for the Sixth Springboks. After their indifferent form at the beginning of the current Tour they will be anxious to re-establish their previous high standing in world Rugby.



Presenter: Cliff Morgan
Commentator at Murrayfield: Bill McLaren
Producer: Alan Mouncer

: Cameron Country: Back to Bikini

Tonight's programme in James Cameron's own series of documentary films
On a lonely Pacific atoll in the summer of 1946 James Cameron witnessed the Bikini atomic tests. Now, 23 years and 37 atom blasts later, he finds himself on the island again.
'Bikini was going to clear up a mystery. They were going to do in cold blood the same as they'd done in spite and malice to the Japanese. And we were going to discover what happens when you explode atom bombs on top of and underneath a battle fleet.'
(Why James Cameron wanted to go back to Bikini: page 6)


Presenter: James Cameron
Produced and directed by: Richard Marquand

: The Ice Show

Introduced by Ray Alan
featuring Jacqueline Harbord, Reg Park
Special guest artists Bernard Ford and Diane Towler, Mark and Paula
The Ice Show Skaters, The Fred Tomlinson Singers
Presented in association with Gerald Palmer and the Tom Arnold Organisation


Presenter: Ray Alan
Skater: Jacqueline Harbord
Skater/Production routines staged by: Reg Park
Skater: Bernard Ford
Skater: Diane Towler
Skaters: Mark and Paula
Skaters: The Ice Show Skaters
Singers: The Fred Tomlinson Singers
Script: Charles Hart
Script: Peter Bishop
Musical director: Malcolm Lockyer
Design: Kenneth Sharp
Producer: Terry Hughes

: Review

The weekly arts magazine presented by James Mossman

A Future for Fiction?: Publishing is big business. Every year more and more books are fighting for sales. In 10 years the trade has increased by a third. But fiction sales have slumped behind.
Review asks why. Have the publishers given up too easily? Are authors out of touch? In a changing world do people want to read novels any more?

The Elizabethan Image: Portraits of any age reveal something of the sitters' own moods and attitudes. To a selection of paintings from the current exhibition at the Tate Gallery in London - a unique collection of paintings from Elizabeth I to James I - Dr Roy Strong has added another dimension: the comments of the Elizabethans themselves.



Presenter/editor: James Mossman
Devised by (A Future for Fiction): Tim Jeal
Director (A Future for Fiction)/producer: Christopher Martin
Presenter (The Elizabethan Image): Dr Roy Strong
Director (The Elizabethan Image): Anne James
Producer: Darrol Blake
Producer: Peter Adam

: The First Churchills: Part 11: Breaking the Circle

by Donald Wilson
Starring John Neville, Susan Hampshire, Margaret Tyzack, Richard Pearson and John Standing

To save the Holy Roman Empire from French invasion Marlborough led his allied troops into Germany and defeated the French at the Battle of Blenheim.
(Repeated: Friday, 8.25 pm)


Writer/Producer: Donald Wilson
Lighting: Ritchie Richardson
Costumes: Joan Ellacott
Designer: Spencer Chapman
Director: David Giles
Duchess of Marlborough: Susan Hampshire
Queen Anne: Margaret Tyzack
Robert Harley: Richard Pearson
Henry St John: Michael Attwell
Wratislaw: Kenneth Ives
Duke of Marlborough: John Neville
Cardonnel: William Job
Cadogan: Bernard Taylor
Heinsius: David King
Charles Churchill: Michael Culver
Louis XIV: Robert Robinson
D'Avaux: Roger Hammond
Abigail Hill: Jill Balcon
Francis Godolphin: Richard Warwick
Vanbrugh: John Carlin
Henrietta Godolphin: Polly Adams
Sunderland: Robert Mill
Somers: Charles West
Sidney Godolphin: John Standing
Anne Sunderland: Yvonne Antrobus
Samuel Masham: Gordon Whiting
George of Denmark: Roger Mutton
Shrewsbury: Job Stewart
Prince Eugene: John Saunders

: Line-Up: The Week

Clive Jenkins, trade union leader, takes a personal look back at TV programmes and issues of the past seven days


Presenter: Clive Jenkins
Editor: Rowan Ayers

: News Summary


: Midnight Movie: Town on Trial

starring John Mills
with Charles Coburn, Barbara Bates, Derek Farr, Alec McCowen

A police superintendent encounters a wall of silence when he starts investigations into the murder of a beautiful blonde.
Filmed at an exclusive Surrey country club, Town on Trial portrays the attitudes of four distinct strata of commuter-belt life.


Screenplay: Ken Hughes
Screenplay: Robert Westerby
Director: John Guillermin
Producer: Maxwell Sotton
Supt Mike Halloran: John Mills
Dr Fenner: Charles Coburn
Elizabeth Fenner: Barbara Bates
Mark Roper: Derek Farr
Peter CrowIey: Alec McCowen
Fiona Dixon: Elizabeth Seal

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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.

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