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: Saturday Cinema: We Joined the Navy

Kenneth More , Lloyd Nolan Joan O'Brien , Mischa Auer
Lt-Cmdr Bodger, RN, known as ' The Artful Bodger', has an unfortunate talent for exposing his superiors' shortcomings.
Director WENDY TOYE. Films: page 9


Unknown: Kenneth More
Unknown: Lloyd Nolan
Unknown: Joan O'Brien
Unknown: Mischa Auer
Director: Wendy Toye.
Bodger: Kenneth More
Ryan: Lloyd Nolan
Carol: Joan O'Brien
Colonel/President: Mischa Auer
Dewberry: Jeremy Lloyd
Bowles: Dinsdale Landen
Carson: Derek Fowlds
Collette: Denise Warren
Dewberry Sr: John Le Mesurier

: Horizon

A Smile for the Crocodile
The crocodile is the world's largest living reptile and has a reputation for being the most dangerous. It is true certain species eat people, but now research is revealing the crocodile in a fresh light.


Producer: Christopher La Fontaine

: Open Door

Isaac Evans presents
A Case Against School Spying


Unknown: Isaac Evans

: Sight and Sound In Concert

BBC2 joins the Radio 1 In Concert programme in a simultaneous broadcast for an hour's contemporary rock music.
This week: The Sensational
Alex Harvey Band
Introduced by PETE DRUMMOND
For the best effect viewers with Stereo Radio 1 should turn off TV sound and position their speakers on either side of the screen, but a few feet away. Stereo headphones provide a suitable alternative


Unknown: Alex Harvey
Introduced By: Pete Drummond
Director: Tom Corcoran
Producer: Michael Appleton

: News and Sport


: The Gun

A series of ten programmes
6: Spearhead of Technology
Introduced by Christopher Roads The development of firearms in the 19th century, like the space-race in the modern world, was closely related to general progress in technology. Standardisation of parts, mass-production and the use of new materials like steel were all pioneered in arms manufacture. Narrated by DUNCAN CARSE
Film editor DICK ALLEN


Introduced By: Christopher Roads
Editor: Dick Allen
Producer: Paul Jordan

: The Lively Arts - In Performance

Robin Ray introduces a Ballet Triple Bill
Three of the world's leading companies in three ballets, danced to music by French composers . Le Loup
The Ballets de Marseille in a dramatic story of a young man who turns into a wolf.
Directed for French Television by DIRK SANDERS
La Cathédrale Engloutie
The Netherlands Dance Theatre in a beautiful evocation of the sea and the legend of the submerged cathedral.
Choreography by JIRI KYLIAN Music by DEBUSSY
Directed for Dutch Television by HANS HULSCHER
Symphony in C the New York City Ballet in one of their most attractive and light-hearted works.
Music by BIZET
Directed by JOES ODUFRE
Preview: page 19


Introduces: Robin Ray
Music By: French Composers
Choreography By: Roland Petit
Music By: Henri Dutilleux
Choreography By: Jiri Kylian
Choreography By: George Balanchine
Directed By: Joes Odufre

: Film International: Secluded, Near Woods

starring Josef Kemr
Zdenek Sverak , Dana Kolarova
Enraptured by a visit to friends who are living in a converted mill, a Prague family determine to find a country house of their own. Their search seems fruitless until they find an old farmer who offers to sell after the harvest. Full of enthusiasm, they move in at once.
Director JIRI MENZEL. Films: page


Unknown: Josef Kemr
Unknown: Zdenek Sverak
Unknown: Dana Kolarova
Written By: Zdenek Sverak
Written By: Ladislav Smoljak
Director: Jiri Menzel.
Komarek: Josef Kemr
Lavicka: Zdenek Sverak
Wife: Dana Kolarova
Zvon: Ladislav Smoljak
Doctor: Jan Trska

: Network

Tonight from BBC West The Cheddar Report
Cheddar, famous for cheese and strawberries and for the Gorge which is the outstanding natural feature of the Mendips, faces a dilemma. A lime kiln built in the quarry at Batts Combe, a hill that overlooks the village, is noisy and spreads dust over the nearby countryside. Are the effects on the environment too high a price to pay for jobs?
How industrial can Cheddar become without suffering permanent damage? To what extent is Cheddar's dilemma one for us all?
Commentary spoken by BRIAN GEAR
Director and producer GEORGE BRANDT


Spoken By: Brian Gear
Producer: George Brandt

: News on 2


: Midnight Movie: The Ride of the Valkyrie

Zero Mostel with Frank Thornton , Julia Foster
As a tribute to Zero Mostel, the great American comedian who died in September, Midnight Movie presents a rare opportunity to see Peter Brook 's short film, a wordless tour de force by Zero as an agitated Wagnerian opera singer making his disaster-prone way across London in a frantic attempt to get to his performance on time.
Written and directed by PETER BROOK and at 11.45
The Woman in Question starring
Jean Kent , Dirk Bogarde
John McCallum , Susan Shaw
After Astra, a fortune-teller, is found strangled, the police discover that she had crucially affected the lives of several, very different people. To each one she had presented a different side of her personality and all had a motive for murder.
. Films: page


Unknown: Frank Thornton
Unknown: Julia Foster
Unknown: Peter Brook
Directed By: Peter Brook
Unknown: Jean Kent
Unknown: Dirk Bogarde
Unknown: John McCallum
Unknown: Susan Shaw
Director: Anthony Asouith
Astra: Jean Kent
Bob Baker: Dirk Bogarde
Catherine: Susan Shaw
Murray: John McCallum
Mrs Finch: Hermione Baddeley
Mr Pollard: Charles Victor
Supt Lodge: Duncan MacRae
Lana: Lana Morris
Chief Insp Butler: Joe Linnane
Shirley: Vida Hope
Alfie Finch: Bobbie Scroggins
Barney: Duncan Lamont
WilSOn: Anthony Dawson
Lucas: John Boxer
Police surgeon: Julian D'Albie
Fraser: Richard Pearson
Police sergeant: Richard Dunn
Police photographer: John Martin
Doctor: Ian Fleming

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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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