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: Saturday Cinema: The Mouse on the Moon

The famous comedy film starring Margaret Rutherford
The economy of the Duchy of Grand Fenwick collapses when the state's only export, its wine, starts exploding. But then it's discovered that the exploding wine makes excellent rocket fuel....
Directed by RICHARD LESTER. Films: p 15


Unknown: Margaret Rutherford
Directed By: Richard Lester.
Gloriana: Margaret Rutherford
Vincent: Bernard Cribbins
Mountjoy: Ron Moody
Kokintz: David Kossoff
: Spender Terry-Thomas
Cynthia: June Ritchie
Benter: Roddy McMillan
British delegate: John Le Mesurier
British aide: Michael Trubshawe
Bracewell: John Phillips
Wendover: Tom Aldredge

: Play Away

Clock, Stock and Barrel starring Brian Cant in an entertainment of comedy, music, songs and games with Toni Arthur , Julie Stevens Judy Gridley
Jonathan Cohen , Spike Heatley Alan Rushton , Jeff Crampton
Executive producer CYNTHIA FELGATE Producer ANN REAY
Scriptwriter/director AVRIL PRICE


Unknown: Brian Cant
Unknown: Toni Arthur
Unknown: Julie Stevens
Unknown: Judy Gridley
Unknown: Jonathan Cohen
Unknown: Spike Heatley
Unknown: Alan Rushton
Unknown: Jeff Crampton
Producer: Cynthia Felgate
Producer: Ann Reay

: Horizon

Icarus' Children
The story of man-powered flight. In 1959, British businessman Henry Kremer offered a prize-now worth £50,000 -to the first person who could fly a prescribed figure-of-eight course. This film shows the various attempts since then to win the prize. One of them gloriously succeeds.


Unknown: Henry Kremer

: Open Door

Unemployed Young West Indians from Bradford present Black Future

: 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: Nazareth
Introduced by ALAN BLACK
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.


Introduced By: Alan Black
Director: John Burrowes
Producer: Michael Appleton

: News and Sport


: The Gun

Ten programmes on the history and development of the firearm. 9: Accurate at a Mile
Introduced by Christopher Roads
Of all the forms of shooting, the rarest and most exclusive is the sport of ' Match Rifle'. To achieve accuracy at distances of nearly a mile is the highest test of both marksman and rifle, demanding rigorous intellectual concentration from the firer, and mechanical perfection from the gunsmith. Narrated by DUNCAN CARSE
Film editor DICK ALLEN


Introduced By: Christopher Roads
Editor: Dick Allen
Producer: Ray Sutcliffe

: Macbeth

by Verdi
Starring Norman Bailey, Patricia Johnson, Nicolai Ghiaurov
A new television version for The Lively Arts - In Performance of Verdi's great dramatic opera, sung in the original Italian. The text is by Piave, after Shakespeare. The BBC's first studio opera production in stereo will be broadcast simultaneously on Radio 3, and introduced by Robin Ray
The cast

Robin Stapleton conducts the London Philharmonic Orchestra leader DAVID NOLAN
The Ambrosian Opera Chorus chorus-master JOHN MCCARTHY associate conductor DAVID TAYLOR
Choreographer ROBERT NORTH
English subtitles PETER BUTLER
Visual effects JOHN HORTON
Costume designer RAYMOND HUGHES
Produced by BRIAN LARGE

For the best effect viewers with Stereo Radio 3 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.
(Verdi is This Week's Composer: Monday-Friday, 9.5 am, Radio 3)


Unknown: Norman Bailey
Unknown: Patricia Johnson
Unknown: Nicolai Ghiaurov
Introduced By: Robin Ray
Unknown: Robin Stapleton
Leader: David Nolan
Chorus-Master: John McCarthy
Conductor: David Taylor
Unknown: Peter Butler
Unknown: John Horton
Artist: Maureen Winslade
Designer: Raymond Hughes
Produced By: Brian Large
Macbeth: Norman Bailey
Lady Macbeth: Patricia Johnson
Banquo: Nicolai Ghiaurov
Macduff: Neil Shicoff
Malcolm: Robin Leggate
Lady-in-waiting: Milla Andrew
Doctor: Thomas Lawlor
Macbeth's servant: Bruce Ogston
First murderer: John Lloyd Parry

: Network

Tonight from BBC South West Angel of Spence Bay Judy Hill , a young, attractive nurse from Devon, was working with the Eskimos of the Arctic when she died in a plane crash. The story reached the banner headlines of almost every newspaper in the world.
But, even before then, Judy had become part of Arctic folklore in the far-flung world of Spence Bay. For the Eskimos in a settlement of 400 she was doctor, dentist, public health inspector and nurse, all at the same time.
Jim McDougall has been to the Arctic to find out more about
Judy's life before the fateful crash. He has discovered that out of tragedy has come hope for the future.
Written and produced by JIM MCDOUGALL Series co-ordinator FRANK GILLARD


Unknown: Judy Hill
Unknown: Jim McDougall
Produced By: Jim McDougall
Unknown: Frank Gillard

: News on 2


: Midnight Movie: The Fortune Cookie

Jack Lemmon , Walter Matthau
When a TV cameraman is injured while filming a football match his wily brother-in-law sees a golden opportunity to sue for a million dollars in damages.
Directed by BILLY WILDER (Blaclc and white).


Unknown: Jack Lemmon
Unknown: Walter Matthau
Directed By: Billy Wilder
Harry Hinkle: Jack Lemmon
Willie Gingrich: Walter Matthau
Luther ' Boom-Boom Jackson: Ron Rich
Mr Purkey: Cliff Osmond
Sandy: Judy West
Mother Hinkle: Lurene Tuttle
O'Brien: Harry Holcombe
Thompson: Les Tremayne
Max: Noam Pitlik
Mr Jackson: Archie Moore
Professor Winterhalter: Sig Ruman

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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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