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: Saturday Cinema: Lullaby of Broadway

Starring Doris Day, Gene Nelson

A young musical-comedy actress, returning unexpectedly to America after many years in Europe, finds that the domestic scene has changed dramatically.


Producer: William Jacobs
Director: David Butler
Melinda Howard: Doris Day
Tom Farnham: Gene Nelson
Adolph Hubbell: S.Z. Sakall
Lefty Mack: Billy De Wolfe
Jessica Howard: Gladys George
Mrs Hubbell: Florence Bates

: Closedown

: Westminster

David Holmes reviews week-by-week the moves made by the politicians and examines the part played by government in the lives of us all.


Presenter: David Holmes
Editor: John Danvers

: The News and Sport

and Weather


: Rugby Special: 1871-1971: RFU Centenary Year Series: The Fijian Tour: Wales (under 25) v Fiji

It is six years since the Fijians were in Wales to play in one of the most spectacular matches ever seen at Cardiff Arms Park National Rugby Stadium. Fifty points were scored on that occasion, and a total of 42 points was scored when these two countries met in Suva during the Welsh tour of Australasia in 1969. Today's match is a fitting farewell to the Fijians at the end of their 14-match tour.


Commentator: Cliff Morgan
TV presentation: Dewi Griffiths
Series Producer: Alan Mouncer

: Chronicle: The Coming of the Black Ships

Written and introduced by Bernard Keeffe

Moving slowly across the windless bay the black steamships broke in upon the enclosed and mysterious Empire of Japan. The year was 1853 and for over two centuries the country had forcibly shut out the Western World. Commodore Perry's fleet - itself a miracle since the Japanese had never before seen steamships - shattered this long seclusion.

In the sites of ancient Japan where the events took place and using the extraordinarily vivid accounts which each side gave of the other, Bernard Keeffe tells the story of these first dramatic encounters.
For the Japanese the 'Coming of the Black Ships' set in motion a series of events which were to lead ultimately to Pearl Harbour, to Hiroshima, and to Japan's present position in the world.


Writer/Presenter: Bernard Keeffe
Producer: Kenneth Shepheard
Executive Producer: Paul Johnstone

: Champagne on Ice

Starring Sandie Shaw, Donald Jackson, Frank Ifield
featuring Hamilton Brown, Mark and Paula
with Reg Park, Jacqueline Harbord, Corps de Ballet
The Mike Sammes Singers

Programme presented in association with Gerald Palmer and the Tom Arnold Organisation.
Recorded at Pontin's Holiday Village, Camber Sands
(A BBCtv/SFB co-production)


Singer: Sandie Shaw
Skater: Donald Jackson
Singer: Frank Ifield
Performer: Hamilton Brown
Skaters: Mark and Paula
Skater/Choreography: Reg Park
Skater: Jacqueline Harbord
Dancers: Corps de Ballet
Singers: The Mike Sammes Singers
Musical Director: Malcolm Lockyer
Design: Kenneth Sharp
Director: Colin Charman
Producer: Ernest Maxin

: The Roads to Freedom: The Reprieve: Part 7: 24 Sept 1938 - Morning

by Jean-Paul Sartre
A second chance to see this dramatisation in 13 parts by David Turner
Starring Michael Bryant, Daniel Massey, Georgia Brown

Daniel has proposed to Marcelle and told Mathieu who, because of Daniel's homosexuality, has tried to dissuade Marcelle - but failed. Meanwhile European events move towards a crisis, and towards Munich.
(Part 8: tomorrow, 9.50 pm)


Author: Jean-Paul Sartre
Dramatised by: David Turner
Producer: David Conroy
Director: James Cellan Jones
Mathieu: Michael Bryant
Daniel: Daniel Massey
Lola: Georgia Brown

: Disco 2

Introduced by Pete Drummond
featuring Curved Air, a new five piece group; Fleetwood Mac, now joined by Christine McVie; and, on film from the States, Curtis Mayfield. Together with a visual dip into the new releases.


Presenter: Pete Drummond
Musicians: Curved Air
Musicians: Fleetwood Mac
Singer (Fleetwood Mac): Christine McVie
Singer: Curtis Mayfield
Designer: James Hatchard
Producer: Granville Jenkins
Executive Producer: Michael Appleton

: News on 2

and Weather

: Midnight Movie: Phaedra

Starring Melina Mercouri, Anthony Perkins, Raf Vallone

Jules Dassin and Melina Mercouri repeat the success of "Never on Sunday" in this moving story based on Euripides' tragedy about a beautiful woman who falls in love with her stepson - played by Anthony Perkins.
(This Week's Films: page 11)


Music: Mikis Theodorakis
Produced and directed by: Jules Dassin
Phaedra: Melina Mercouri
Alexis: Anthony Perkins
Thanos: Raf Vallone
Ercy: Elizabeth Ercy
Anna: Olympia Papadouka
Christo: Jules Dassin

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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.

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.

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