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: Saturday Cinema: The Marrying Kind

Starring Judy Holliday, Aldo Ray

When a marriage looks as though it is on the rocks, it's too late to ask if the couple concerned are really the marrying kind. Or is it?
George Cukor's smooth and precise direction ruthlessly avoids sentiment in the interests of entertainment. There are two classic sequences - one where Aldo Ray rumbas with a statuesque blonde and the other where he and Judy Holliday feed their in-laws.


Screenplay: Ruth Gordon
Screenplay: Garson Kanin
Producer: Bert Granet
Director: George Cukor
Florence Keefer: Judy Holliday
Chet Keefer: Aldo Ray
Judge Carroll: Madge Kennedy
Joan Shipley: Sheila Bond
Howard Shipley: John Alexander
George Bastian: Rex Williams

: Closedown

: Westminster

A review of the political week
David Holmes recalls the highlights in the Houses of Parliament and reports on the part played by government in the lives of us all.


Presenter: David Holmes
Editor: John Danvers

: Gardeners' World

from Clacks Farm, Worcestershire
Percy Thrower sows and plants seasonal crops in the vegetable garden. He looks at those already sown and at the progress of young fruit trees.


Presenter: Percy Thrower
Director: Richard Fawkes
Producer: Bill Duncalf

: Rugby Special: The International Championship 1969-70

Introduced by Cliff Morgan
At the end of an International season which produced a series of results that paid no heed to the form-book, tonight's programme reviews both the victories and the defeats. It reassesses the action and incidents which made England flatter to deceive, delighted Irish supporters in Dublin, stunned French supporters in Cardiff, and eventually settled the destination of the Championship title in the final game of the season.


Presenter: Cliff Morgan
Director: Bill Taylor
Series Producer: Alan Mouncer

: The Philpott File: The File on A Better Place than 'Nam

A series of film reports by Trevor Philpott

Round the rim of the western world, guarding its frontiers, are the legionaries of the 20th century - the soldiers and airmen of the American armed forces. In Europe there are 300,000 of them. They have been here now for more than a quarter of a century. They have brought their families, built hospitals and schools, created their own self-sufficient world as once the British did in India.
They are in Europe prepared and pledged to fight if necessary. What do they think of the place, the people, and the job they are here to do? Obviously they consider it a better posting than another, much more violent, on the other side of the world-obviously it's 'A Better Place than 'Nam.' But what else? What fills the minds and the days of an army so large, so far away from home... without a war to fight?


Presenter: Trevor Philpott
Director: Randal Beattie
Producer: Peter Robinson

: The Young Generation

Heather Beckers, Marie Betts, Ann Chapman, Catherine Collins, Jackie Dalton, Denise Fone, Lynda Herbert, Jane Herbert, Carolyn Heywood, Linda Jolliff, Lesley Judd, Kay Korda, Linda Lawrence, Sandy Penson, Wei Wei Wong, Bobby Bannerman, Iain Burton, Chris Cooper, Roger Finch, Richard Gough, Paul Guess, Harry Higham, Roger Howlett, Nigel Lythgoe, Colin Pilditch, Jeremy Robinson, Brian Rogers, Donald Torr, Kenneth Warwick, Trevor Willis

Starring Cleo Laine and Jerry Butler, Pickettywitch
Alyn Ainsworth and his Orchestra


Singer/Dancer: Heather Beckers
Singer/Dancer: Marie Betts
Singer/Dancer: Ann Chapman
Singer/Dancer: Catherine Collins
Singer/Dancer: Jackie Dalton
Singer/Dancer: Denise Fone
Singer/Dancer: Lynda Herbert
Singer/Dancer: Jane Herbert
Singer/Dancer: Carolyn Heywood
Singer/Dancer: Linda Jolliff
Singer/Dancer: Lesley Judd
Singer/Dancer: Kay Korda
Singer/Dancer: Linda Lawrence
Singer/Dancer: Sandy Penson
Singer/Dancer: Wei Wei Wong
Singer/Dancer: Bobby Bannerman
Singer/Dancer: Iain Burton
Singer/Dancer: Chris Cooper
Singer/Dancer: Roger Finch
Singer/Dancer: Richard Gough
Singer/Dancer: Paul Guess
Singer/Dancer: Harry Higham
Singer/Dancer: Roger Howlett
Singer/Dancer: Nigel Lythgoe
Singer/Dancer: Colin Pilditch
Singer/Dancer: Jeremy Robinson
Singer/Dancer: Brian Rogers
Singer/Dancer: Donald Torr
Singer/Dancer: Kenneth Warwick
Singer/Dancer: Trevor Willis
Choreography: Douglas Squires
Singer: Cleo Laine
Singer: Jerry Butler
Musicians: Pickettywitch
Musicians: Alyn Ainsworth and his Orchestra
Musical Arrangements: Alan Roper
Musical Arrangements: Alyn Ainsworth
Script: Mike Craig
Script: Lawrie Kinsley
Costumes: Linda Martin
Lighting: Ken MacGregor
Sound: Hugh Barker
Design: Geoffrey Patterson
Production: Stewart Morris

: Review

The weekly arts magazine presented by James Mossman

Bill Brandt is the father of modern English photography. Next week his retrospective exhibition, covering 27 years, opens at the Hayward Gallery in London.
Review visits the elusive Brandt and looks at his pictures, which range from playboys and unemployed miners in the Thirties, to the Blitz, the English landscape, and his unforgettable female nudes.

The Original Peter is an entertainment for television devised by Mike Westbrook and John Fox. Their aim is to achieve a fully integrated form of multi-media entertainment, drawing on any form of musical, visual, or theatrical expression.
Tonight's programme is based on an original jazz score by Mike Westbrook and features:
The Mike Westbrook Concert Band with singer Norma Winstone, The Amazing Maskar, The Original Peter, Cherokee Indian Joe (Great Leaping Bison), Petev V, The Mighty Atom (late of Brighouse), The Edmund Campion Gymnasts, The Welfare State Bradford College of Art and others


Presenter/Editor: James Mossman
Subject: Bill Brandt
Director (Bill Brandt): David Kronig
Devised by/Based on an original jazz score (The Original Peter): Mike Westbrook
Devised by (The Original Peter): John Fox
Musicians (The Original Peter): The Mike Westbrook Concert Band
Singer (The Original Peter): Norma Winstone
Performer (The Original Peter): The Amazing Maskar
Performer: The Original Peter
Performer (The Original Peter): Cherokee Indian Joe
Performer (The Original Peter): Petev V
Performer (The Original Peter): The Mighty Atom
Gymnasts (The Original Peter): The Edmund Campion Gymnasts
Performers (The Original Peter): The Welfare State
Performers (The Original Peter): Bradford College of Art
Director (The Original Peter): Tony Staveacre
Producer: Peter Adam
Producer: Darrol Blake
Producer: Christopher Martin

: Thirty-Minute Theatre: Revolution: Fidel Castro

The last of three plays by Cecil P. Taylor
With Bernard Horsfall as Castro

1952: Batista seizes power in Cuba. 1953: Castro attacks Barracks at Santiago - sentenced to 15 years. 1955: Released under amnesty. Forms 26 July movement. 1956: Returns to Cuba with 82 men to begin his revolution.


Writer: Cecil P. Taylor
Designer: Stuart Walker
Producer: Innes Lloyd
Director: Michael Hart
Fidel Castro: Bernard Horsfall
Che Guevara: Tom Conti
Universo Sanchez: Nicholas Amer
Juan Almeida: Willie Jonah
Faustino Perez: Bernard Finch
Carlos Garcia: Louis Mansi
Eduardo: Alec Wallis

: Disco 2

Introduced by Tommy Vance
featuring Legend and Slade with the best of the rest in pop


Presenter: Tommy Vance
Musicians: Legend
Musicians: Slade
Design: Monica Ashley
Production: Granville Jenkins
Executive Producer: Rowan Ayers

: News Summary

: Midnight Movie: Istanbul

Starring Errol Flynn

An adventurer goes back to Istanbul to recover some stolen diamonds and meets an ex-flame. Errol Flynn takes on the local underworld single-handed in this new version of the film "Singapore" originally released in 1947.


Screenplay: Seton I Miller
Screenplay: Barbara Gray
Screenplay: Richard Alan Simmons
Director: Joseph Pevney
Producer: Albert J. Cohen
Jim Brennan: Errol Flynn
Stephanie Bauer/Karen Fielding: Cornell Borchers
Inspector Nural: John Bentley
Douglas Fielding: Torin Thatcher
Charlie Boyle: Leif Erickson
Marge Boyle: Peggy Knudsen

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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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