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: Saturday Cinema: The Flame of New Orleans

Starring Marlene Dietrich
with Bruce Cabot, Roland Young

An adventuress masquerading as a European noblewoman in 19th-century New Orleans finds herself with two suitors -the town's wealthiest bachelor and a rough-neck riverboat captain.


Screenplay: Norman Krasna
Producer: Joe Pasternak
Director: Rene Clair
Claire: Marlene Dietrich
Robert: Bruce Cabot
Giraud: Roland Young
Zolotov: Mischa Auer
First sailor: Andy Devine
Second sailor: Frank Jenks
Third sailor: Eddie Quillan
Bellows: Franklin Pangborn
Auntie: Laura Hope Crews

: Closedown

: News and Sport

and Weather

: Trials of Life: 1: Mother's Pride

A series about human beings selecting human beings: narrated and produced by Roger Mills

Most babies escape the human selectors - but some don't. On the one hand there are babies for adoption, waiting to be selected for proxy parents. On the other there are babies and toddlers with ambitious parents urging them from behind.


Narrator/Producer: Roger Mills

: The Search for the Nile: 2: Discovery and Betrayal

A second chance to see Kenneth Haigh and John Quentin in 2: Discovery and Betrayal
(Part 3, Wednesday 9.25 pm)


Director: Fred Burnley
Richard Burton: Kenneth Haigh
J. Hanning Speke: John Quentin

: Eyeless in Gaza: Part 3: Come, come, no time for lamentation now

by Aldous Huxley
A second chance to see this dramatisation in five parts by Robin Chapman
Starring Ian Richardson

Anthony, having met Helen with Ekki, has decided to join Mark.


Author: Aldous Huxley
Dramatised by: Robin Chapman
Anthony Beavis: Ian Richardson

: Carole King in Concert

With her album 'Tapestry' topping the US charts for several weeks and the quantity of her songs being recorded by other artists, Carole King has emerged as the most accomplished female songwriter of the decade. Accompanied by Jo Mama with guest appearance by James Taylor on guitar
(This Week's Sounds: page 11)


Singer: Carole King
Singer: Jo Mama
Guitarist: James Taylor
Sound: Len Shorey
Lighting: Ken MacGregor
Designer: Brian Tregidden
Producer: Stanley Dorfman

: Film Night

Sheridan Morley reviews the week's new films.
Tony Bilbow talks to David Tomlinson, star of Bedknobs and Broomsticks which has its world premiere in London next Thursday.
Philip Jenkinson shows more vintage film clips.


Presenter: Sheridan Morley
Presenter: Philip Jenkinson
Interviewer: Tony Bilbow
Interviewee: David Tomlinson
Producer: Barry Brown
Editor: Rowan Ayers

: News on 2

and Weather

: Midnight Movie: Cobra Woman

Starring Maria Montez, Jon Hall

On the morning of her wedding-day the beautiful Tollea is kidnapped from her home and taken to Cobra Island. Here the Princess of the island is Nadja, Tollea's beautiful but evil twin sister - the Cobra Woman.
(This Week's Films: page 13)


Director: Robert Siodmak
Nadja: Maria Montez
Ramu: Jon Hall
Kado: Sabu
Martok: Edgar Barrier
Queen: Mary Nash
Veeda: Lois Collier
Father Paul: Samuel S. Hinds
MacDonald: Moroni Olsen
Hava: Lon Chaney

: Closedown

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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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