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: The Nutty Professor

A film starring Jerry Lewis
Professor Julius Kelp , a chemistry teacher in a large co-ed university, discovers a ' Jekyll and Hyde' potion that changes him from a clumsy, bumbling eccentric into a dynamic, irresistible charmer....
Director JERRY LEWIS. Films: pages 15-16


Unknown: Jerry Lewis
Unknown: Professor Julius Kelp
Director: Jerry Lewis.
Julius Kelp/Buddy Love: Jerry Lewis
Stella Purdy: Stella Stevens
Dr Hamius R Warfield: Del Moore
Millie Lemmon: Kathleen Freeman

: When Santa Rode the Prairie

A Festive Western by William Rushton. Songs by Roy Civil and William Rushton.

New Mexico, Christmas Eve 1876, and not a snowflake in sight. Tilly and Charlie Flagstaff have to spend Christmas at the Last Chance Hotel with their aunts, Santa Claus and an assortment of goodies and baddies while the Apaches are on the warpath.


Writer: William Rshton.
Songs: Roy Civil
Songs: William Rushton
Choreography: Jo Cook
Designer: Judy Steele
Producer: Anna Home
Director: Jeremy Swan
Charlie Flagstaff: Nigel Rhodes
Tilly Flagstaff: Abigail Brown
Santa: William Rushton
Lucifer Q. Millhouse: Ed Devereaux
Old Hawkspit: Gordon Gostelow
Tiny Earp: Tim Stern
Beastly Bill Bracken: Malcolm Rennie
Aunt Mildred: Pamela Charles
Aunt Martha: Sue Nicholls
Big Chief Loping Goat: Marc Urquhart
An Apache: Roy Evans
The United States Cavalry Trooper: Victor Spinetti
Apache: Lance Aston
Apache: Martin Baker
Apache: Peter Height
Apache: Bryan Payne
Apache: Larry Ryan
Apache: Mark White

: See it My Way

Peter White 's experience of our world is a little different from most people's. For him it's a world you hear, touch and smell. Seeing is something which has no meaning for him, because he's been blind since birth. But oddly a growing audience of sighted people is learning to see the lighter side of life through his work as a radio reporter.
Film cameraman MICHAEL SMITH Film editor DEREK TOWERS Producer MIKE PURTON


Unknown: Peter White
Unknown: Michael Smith

: News on 2 Headlines

with sub-titles for the hard-of-hearing, followed by Weather on 2

: Top Crown

The sixth of seven programmes
Champions of Crown Green Bowling compete for the BBC2 Masters' Trophy Second Semi-final Roland Pratt
(North Midlands) v
Tony Poole
Both bowlers have come close to winning the Championship before, and after last week's surprise re-suM will be determined to reach the Final.
Introduced by Colin Welland from the Waterloo Hotel, Blackpool. Commentator HARRY RIGBY
Producer NICK HUNTER BBC Manchester


Unknown: Roland Pratt
Introduced By: Colin Welland
Commentator: Harry Rigby
Producer: Nick Hunter

: News on 2

and Weather

: Operation John Biscoe

The Relief of the British Bases in Antarctica
Narrated by Duncan Carse
Ice and weather dictate whether the RRS John Biscoe 's annual voyage to relieve the bases manned by the scientists of the British Antarctic Survey will be a success or failure.
For three months this documentary follows the John Biscoe on its vital voyage through the Antarctic allowing us to share the problems and anxieties of her Master, Captain Malcolm Phelps , as he threads his way through the ice; to study the work and lifestyle of the scientists employed in the Antarctic; and above all to visit a world of icebergs, blizzards, snow-cap mountains, penguins and seals.
Film cameraman DEREK BANKS Recorded by ROGER TURNER Film editor MICHAEL. APPELT Producer DAVID COBIIAM
(Survival in Limbo - a true experience relived by Duncan Carse , on Christmas Day at 9.25 pm) '


Unknown: John Biscoe
Unknown: John Biscoe
Unknown: Captain Malcolm Phelps
Unknown: Roger Turner
Producer: David Cobiiam
Unknown: Duncan Carse

: The Book Programme

Christmas Books 1876
Robert Robinson introduces a special edition looking back to the books published 100 years ago-the new LEWIS CARROLL , GEORGE ELIOT 'S latest, new verse from the Poet Laureate ALFRED, LORD TENNYSON, and a collection of hit songs Boudoir Ballads.
David Bellamy reviews the new CHARLES DARWIN of that year, The Effect of Cross- and Self-Fertilisation in the Vegetable Kingdom. Also Margaret Powell on LOUISA M. ALCOTT 'S Rose in Bloom.
Studio director MARTIN L. BELL Producer PHILIP SPEIGHT
Executive producer WILL WYATT


Introduces: Robert Robinson
Unknown: Lewis Carroll
Unknown: George Eliot
Unknown: David Bellamy
Unknown: Charles Darwin
Unknown: Margaret Powell
Unknown: Louisa M. Alcott
Director: Martin L. Bell
Producer: Philip Speight

: The Hollywood Musical: Kismet

Howard Keel , Ann Blyth
Dolores Gray , Vic Damone
In old Baghdad, a wily beggar-poet uses his ingenuity to bring him wealth and a prince to marry his daughter in this lavish oriental fantasy with music based on themes by Borodin.
Director VINCENTE MINNELLI Films; pages 15-16


Unknown: Howard Keel
Unknown: Ann Blyth
Unknown: Dolores Gray
Unknown: Vic Damone
Director: Vincente Minnelli
The Poet: Howard Keel
Marsinah: Ann Blyth
Lalume: Dolores Gray
Caliph: Vic Damone
Omar: Monty Woolley
Wazir: Sebastian Cabot
Jawan: Jay C Flippen
Chief Policeman: Mike Mazurki
Hassan-Ben: Jack Elam
Police Subaltern: Ted de Corsia
Princesses of Ababu: Reiko Sato
Princesses of Ababu: Patricia Dunn
Princesses of Ababu: Wonci Lui
Zubbediya: Julie Robinson

: Leaving Lily

A First World War Ghost Story starring
Norfolk 1914. Even as young Tom light-heartedly spends his last few hours of village life with his girl-friend before enlisting, a grim, khaki-clad figure stalks over the Fen fields to fill them with foreboding.
An independent film production Producers GRAHAM BAKER and LEWIS MORE O'FERRALL
Written and directed by GRAHAM BAKER


Producers: Graham Baker
Directed By: Graham Baker
Tom: Nick Willatt
Lily: Diane Fletcher
Harold: David Oldfield
Rosie: Linda Palmer
Mr Webb: Norman Abbott
Squire: Stuart Nichol
Maid: Val Woodrow
Bernie: Roy Chance

: Late News on 2


: Closedown

Christmas and Common Birth by ANNE RIDLER


Unknown: Paul Scofield
Unknown: Anne Ridler

About this project

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.

There are more than 5 million programme listings in Genome. This is a historical record of the planned output and the BBC services of any given time. It should be viewed in this context and with the understanding that it reflects the attitudes and standards of its time - not those of today.

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