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: Saturday Cinema: Two Weeks with Love

Jane Powell , Ricardo Montalban with Louis Calhern , Ann Harding
Teenager Patti Robinson is growing up fast but her parents still think of her as a child. When the family takes its usual summer vacation in the Catskills in the year 1913, Patti finds that the chief obstacle to a successful romance is her lack of - a corset!
Directed by ROY ROWLAND. Films: page 10


Unknown: Jane Powell
Unknown: Ricardo Montalban
Unknown: Louis Calhern
Unknown: Ann Harding
Unknown: Teenager Patti Robinson
Directed By: Roy Rowland.
Patti Robinson: Jane Powell
DemiArmendez: Ricardo Montalban
Horatio Robinson: Louis Calhern
Katherine Robinson: Ann Harding
Valerie Stresemann: Phyllis Kirk
Billy Finlay: Carleton Carpenter
Melba Robinson: Debbie Reynolds
Mr Finlay: Clinton Sundberg
McCormick Robinson: Gary Gray
Ricky Robinson: Tommy Rettig
Eddie Gavin: Charles Smith

: Play Away

House starring Brian Cant in an entertainment of comedy, music, songs and games with Toni Arthur , Julie Stevens Tony Robinson , Lionel Morton Jonathan Cohen , Spike Heatley Alan Rushton , John Gifford
Executive producer CYNTHIA FELGATE Producer ANN REAY
Scriptwriter/director ALBERT BARBER
Record Hey You songs from Play Away (rec 209), from record shops. Book: The Bold Bad Bus and other rhyming stories, 70p, from bookshops


Unknown: Brian Cant
Unknown: Toni Arthur
Unknown: Julie Stevens
Unknown: Tony Robinson
Unknown: Lionel Morton
Unknown: Jonathan Cohen
Unknown: Spike Heatley
Unknown: Alan Rushton
Unknown: John Gifford
Producer: Cynthia Felgate
Producer: Ann Reay

: Horizon Special

The Case of the Ancient Astronauts
Was civilisation created by intelligent beings who landed on Earth in prehistoric times?
Horizon examines the extraordinary claims of the Swiss author, Erich von Daniken.


Unknown: Erich von Daniken.

: Open Door

United Lawyers' Association present A Better Legal System

: 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 Steve Gibbons Band
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: Steve Gibbons
Introduced By: Anne Nightingale
Director: Tom Corcoran
Producer: Michael Appleton

: News and Sport


: The Gun

A series of ten programmes. 8: Almost Beyond Price
Introduced by Christopher Roads
' A Best English gun' is much more than a mere description of a type of gun. It is a highly-prized achievement of modern craftsmen who still work in the traditions established over centuries.
Narrated by DUNCAN CARSE
Film editor dick ALLEN


Introduced By: Christopher Roads
Unknown: Duncan Carse
Editor: Dick Allen
Producer: Ray Sutcliffe

: The Lively Arts - In Performance

Robin Ray introduces The Royal Concert
A recording of last Tuesday's annual St Cecilia's Day Concert, organised by the Musicians' Benevolent Fund in the presence of HRH The Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon Bernard Haitink conducts the London Philharmonic Orchestra
The soloist in Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto is Kyung-Wha Chung. The orchestra also play the Overture ' Le Corsair' by Berlioz and the Fantasy Overture ' Romeo and Juliet' by Tchaikovsky.
Also appearing are musicians from
Executive producer JOHN DRUMMOND Director PETER BUTLER


Introduces: Robin Ray
Unknown: Snowdon Bernard Haitink
Unknown: Kyung-Wha Chung.
Conducted By: Lt-Col Trevor Sharpe
Producer: John Drummond
Director: Peter Butler

: Film International: Chinese Roulette

Margit Carstensen Anna Karina
Alexander Allerson
Rainer Werner Fassbinder 's glittering black drama has been one of this year's festival talking-points, culminating in its London screening this week.
Ariane and Gerhard Christ say goodbye: each is going on a business trip. They meet again sooner than either expected, having chosen the same country castle for a weekend with their respective lovers. When their daughter arrives as well, carefully concealed antagonisms and tensions increase to a devastating climax.
Written and directed by RAINER WERNER FASSBINDER Films: page 10


Unknown: Margit Carstensen
Unknown: Anna Karina
Unknown: Alexander Allerson
Unknown: Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Unknown: Gerhard Christ
Directed By: Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Ariane: Margit Carstensen
Irene: Anna Karina
Gerhard: Alexander Allerson
Kolbe: Ulli Lommel
Angela: Andrea Schober
Traunitz: MacHa Meril
KaSt: Brigitte Mira
Gabriel: Volker Spengler

: Network

Tonight from BBC North In Conversation
Left-wing novelist and playwright Barry Hines first came to public attention with his book A Kestrel for a Knave, later turned into the film Kes. More recently he won acclaim for his two television plays The Price of Coal. But he didn't read his first book until he was 20 - and it changed his life. Tonight he talks with Brian Morris about his tough working-class boyhood in a South Yorkshire pit village and the events that led him into full-time writing.
Series co-ordinator FRANK GILLARD


Unknown: Barry Hines
Unknown: Brian Morris
Producer: Allan Kassell
Unknown: Frank Gillard

: News on 2


: Midnight Movie: In Cold Blood

Robert Black , Scott Wilson with John Forsythe , Paul Stewart
On the night of 15 November 1959, there took place at the Kansas farm of Herbert Clutter one of the most senseless and horrifying crimes of recent years ...
Written and directed by RICHARD BROOKS based on the book by TRUMAN CAPOTE . Films: page 10


Unknown: Robert Black
Unknown: Scott Wilson
Unknown: John Forsythe
Unknown: Paul Stewart
Unknown: Herbert Clutter
Directed By: Richard Brooks
Book By: Truman Capote
Perry: Robert Black
Dick: Scott Wilson
Alvin Dewey: John Forsythe
Reporter: Paul Stewart
Harold Nye: Gerald S O'Loughlin
Dick's father: Jeff Corey
Roy Church: John Gallaudet
Clarence Duntz: James Flavin

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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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