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: Saturday Cinema: An Alligator Named Daisy

Starring Donald Sinden, Diana Dors
with Jean Carson, James Robertson Justice, Margaret Rutherford, Stanley Holloway

A gallery of popular British laughter-makers enliven this story of a young songwriter torn between the attentions of his fiancee and his duties to his pet alligator.


Screenplay: Jack Davies
Producer: Raymond Stross
Director: J. Lee-Thompson
Peter Weston: Donald Sinden
Vanessa Colebrook: Diana Dors
Moira: Jean Carson
Sir James Colebrook: James Robertson Justice
General: Stanley Holloway
Colonel Weston: Roland Culver
Prudence Croquet: Margaret Rutherford
Guest Artist: Jimmy Edwards
Guest Artist: Gilbert Harding
Guest Artist: Frankie Howerd

: Closedown

: Gardeners' World

with Percy Thrower from Forde Abbey, Dorset
A second visit to this former 12th-century Cistercian monastery, now so notable for its acres of expertly planted gardens.


Presenter: Percy Thrower
Produced and directed by: Bill Duncalf

: The Philpott File: The File on The Snow Business

A series of film reports by Trevor Philpott

The Alpine ski-resorts were for many years the preserves of the rich - their winter pleasure grounds, expensive, exclusive. Many still are. But flooding in these days, in their tens of thousands, are the package tourists, with a different-sized pocket-book and different ideas of fun.
'The Snow Business' compares the joys to be bought at St Moritz for £50 a day with those that can be had in the new mushrooming snow-centres for £40 a week. Pay your money and take your choice.
(I have no appetite for standing in front of a camera - Trevor Philpott talks to Deirdre Macdonald: page 10)


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

: The Young Generation

Heather Beckers, Marie Betts, Ann Chapman, Jackie Dalton, Denise Fone, Lynda Herbert, Jane Herbert, Carolyn Heywood, Linda Jolliff, Lesley Judd, Kay Korda, Linda Lawrence, Sandy Penson, Terry Robinson, 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 Eartha Kitt and Arrival, Maurice Gibb
The songs include: 'When the world was young,' 'Sentimental friend,' and 'Free Again' from Eartha; 'Railroad' from Maurice Gibb; and 'Live and see the Lord' from Arrival.
Alyn Ainsworth and his Orchestra


Singer/Dancer: Heather Beckers
Singer/Dancer: Marie Betts
Singer/Dancer: Ann Chapman
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: Terry Robinson
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: Eartha Kitt
Musicians: Arrival
Singer: Maurice Gibb
Musicians: Alyn Ainsworth and his Orchestra
Musical Arrangements: Alan Roper
Musical Arrangements: Alyn Ainsworth
Script: Mike Craig
Script: Lawrie Kinsley
Design: Tim Harvey
Production: Stewart Morris

: Thirty-Minute Theatre: Twenty-Six Efforts at Pornography

by Carey Harrison
[Starring] Mark Dignam as Sullivan, Keith McNally as William Lawton

What do you say when you have to go to the housemaster to discuss your half-term report? You know you've done reasonably well-but that other little matter...


Writer: Carey Harrison
Script Editor: Derek Hoddinott
Designer: Raymond Cusick
Producer: Innes Lloyd
Director: Robert Knights
Sullivan: Mark Dignam
William Lawton: Keith McNally
Pupil: John Trayhorn

: Review: The Friends

The weekly arts magazine presented by James Mossman.

Leading playwright Arnold Wesker is himself directing his new play which opened at the Round-house in London on 19 May. It has a cast of seven characters played by John Bluthal, Anna Cropper, Susan Engel, Lynn Farleigh, Victor Henry, Ian Holm, and Roy Marsden
Review shows the play in rehearsal, and interviews the author.


Presenter/Editor: James Mossman
Interviewee: Arnold Wesker
Director/Producer: Peter Adam
Producer: Darrol Blake
Producer: Christopher Martin

: Disco 2

Introduced by Tommy Vance
featuring Stone the Crows, Duster Bennett with the best of the rest in pop


Presenter: Tommy Vance
Musicians: Stone the Crows
Singer: Duster Bennett
Design: Monica Ashley
Production: Granville Jenkins
Executive Producer: Rowan Ayers

: News Summary

: Midnight Movie: Jeanne Eagels

Starring Kim Novak, Jeff Chandler with Agnes Moorehead

The tragic life-story of a fun-fair dancer who became a famous actress in the 1920s.
Part fact, part fiction, this film biography stars Kim Novak and is directed by George Sidney who was responsible for other Novak films including Pat Joey and The Eddy Duchin Story.


Screenplay: Daniel Fuchs
Screenplay: Sonya Levien
Screenplay: John Fantk
Producer/Director: George Sidney
Jeanne Eagels: Kim Novak
Sal Satori: Jeff Chandler
Mme Neilson: Agnes Moorehead
John Donahue: Charles Drake
Al Brooks: Larry Gates
Elsie Desmond: Virginia Grey

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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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