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: Horizon

The Fatal Bargain
It's now almost a year since the outbreak of a terrifying new disease in Spain. Despite intense scientific research it still remains a mystery. Narrator Martin Jarvis
Horizon editor GRAHAM MASSEY
Written and produced by SOPHY ROBINSON and PETER KINKEAD


Editor: Graham Massey
Produced By: Sophy Robinson
Produced By: Peter Kinkead

: Backstage

at The Theatre in the Round, Scar. borough. First of three programmes looking at different styles of theatre. Scarborough is the home of Alan Ayckbourn , Britain's most successful playwright. This is a view behind the scenes as his latest production, a musical, has its premiere. Presenter Mike Smartt


Unknown: Alan Ayckbourn
Presenter: Mike Smartt
Director: Mike Murray
Producer: Peter Staunton

: Easter Matinee: A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court

starring Bing Crosby with Rhonda Fleming
In this colourful comedy-based on Mark Twain 's classic story - Bing Crosby plays Hank Martin , a handyman from Connecticut who falls from his horse in 1910 and wakes to find himself transported to sixth-century Camelot at the Court of King Arthur.
Bing's songs include 'Once and for always' and ' Busy doing nothing'.
Screenplay by EDMUND BELOIN from a story by MARK TWAIN Produced by ROBERT FELLOWS
Directed by TAY GARNETT. Films: page 16


Unknown: Bing Crosby
Unknown: Rhonda Fleming
Unknown: Mark Twain
Unknown: Bing Crosby
Unknown: Hank Martin
Unknown: Edmund Beloin
Story By: Mark Twain
Produced By: Robert Fellows
Directed By: Tay Garnett.
Hank Martin: Bing Crosby
Sir Sagramore: William Bendix
Sandy: Rhonda Fleming
King Arthur: Cedric Hardwicke
Merlin: Murvyn Vye
Sir Lancelot: Henry Wilcoxon

: Rugby Special

Cardiff v The Barbarians from Cardiff Arms Park
The traditional Easter spectacular which always provides the capacity crowd with exciting tries. The adventurous style of running of the Barbarians is countered by the handling game of Welsh Cup holders Cardiff.
Series producerHUW JONES


Commentator: Nigel Starmer-Smith
Director: Onllwyn Brace
Producer: Huw Jones

: News Review

plus a visual commentary for those who cannot hear with Michael Sullivan


Unknown: Michael Sullivan
Editor: Richard Gamble

: The Money Programme

Presented by Brian Widlake and Valerie Singleton Britain 's most popular business and financial magazine features this week a special report from the Arab world.
Banking on Allah: the Islamic code forbids charging or earning interest; as a result there is an estimated 80 billion dollars of Muslim funds lying unbanked throughout the world. Brian Wid lake meets the Saudi prince who believes that he has found the way to attract this vast pool of money, and from Geneva, Cairo and Khartoum he reports on what this revolution in world banking could mean for us all.
Including latest news of the Money-maker Investment Competition.


Presented By: Brian Widlake
Presented By: Valerie Singleton Britain
Unknown: Brian Wid
Producer: Peter Molloy
Editor: Andrew Clayton
Editor: David Lloyd

: The World About Us

Eye on the Forest
Film-maker Eric Ashby has devoted his working life to one small patch of England-the New Forest.
For 25 years he has shared the forest with its elusive inhabitants at all seasons - to reveal fox cubs emerging from the gloom of the forest underworld into the spring sunshine, wagtails perched on fallow deer antlers catching the insects of high summer, and badgers foraging in the deep litter of autumn.
ERIC ASHBY is affectionately known as the silent watcher'. In this, a selection of his best work, that ability to see without being seen is evident-the collection of wildlife portraits he has captured throws fresh light on one of our most popular forests. Narrated by Martin Jarvis
Commentary written bV DESMOND HAWKINS
Produced by ROBIN HELLIER Series editors PF.TER JONES and ANTHONY ISAACS BBC Bristol
David Attenborough presents the BBC Vidcobook of British Birds (BBCV 1005) £37 95 front retailers


Unknown: Eric Ashby
Produced By: Robin Hellier
Unknown: David Attenborough

: Nancy Astor

The last of a nine-part serial by DEREK MARLOWE
The Last of the Southern Belles
Nancy fights valiantly for the people of blitz-torn Plymouth, but as the war ends and the mood of the country changes, Nancy's popularity at Westminster declines. Waldorf tries to persuade her to resign with dignity but succeeds instead in estranging Nancy, who feels bitter and betrayed. Music STANLEY MVERS
. Theme music on a single (RESL 110) from retailers


Unknown: Derek Marlowe
Producer: Philip Hinchcliffe
Director: Richard Stroud

: News on 2

with Michael Sullivan ; Weather


Unknown: Michael Sullivan

: The Much Loved Music Show

Owain Arwel Hughes conducts and introduces the music of Coleridge-Taylor, Elgar, Handel, Mascagni, Mozart and Wagner.
With Felicity Lott
Anthony Rolfe-Johnson
An outside broadcast from Huddersficld Town Hall
Produced by JOHN VERNON


Unknown: Owain Arwel Hughes
Unknown: Felicity Lott
Unknown: Anthony Rolfe-Johnson
Produced By: John Vernon

: The Rock that Doesn't Roll

Sixteen years ago Cliff Richard became a Christian. At the time the pop pundits predicted that his conversion would lose him his following among young people-but today Cliff is more popular than ever. In this Everyman film, CLIFF RICHARD talks about the private side of his life and the claims that Christian morality makes on his personal philosophy, lifestyle and sexual conduct.
With performances from the Albert Hall and recent Gospel tours, this film sets out to explore the feelings, questions and beliefs behind Britain's biggest pop phenomenon.


Unknown: Cliff Richard
Talks: Cliff Richard
Editor: William Nicholson

: The Candidate

continues the season of feature films portraying the darker side of American power politics. starring
Robert Redford Peter Boyle
Melvyn Douglas
Bill McKay , a hard working, deeply committed lawyer, is talked into running for the US Senate, by California Democrats. McKay insists from the outset that he remains his own man and that there is no phoney image-building. He is promised he can say what he likes since he's bound to lose. But is he? As the campaign gets under way. McKay finds he no longer recognises his own opinions in the smooth platitudes of his speechmakers.
Screenplay by JEREMY LARNER Produced by WALTER COBLENZ Directed by MICHAEL RITCHIE Films: page 16
(The Private Files of J. Edgar Hoover, tomorrow at 10.0 pm)


Unknown: Robert Redford
Unknown: Peter Boyle
Unknown: Melvyn Douglas
Unknown: Bill McKay
Unknown: Jeremy Larner
Produced By: Walter Coblenz
Directed By: Michael Ritchie
Bill McKay: Robert Redford
Marvin Lucas: Peter Boyle
John J McKay: Melvyn Douglas
'Crocker' Jarmon: Don Porter
Howard Klein: Allen Garfield
Nancy McKay: Karen Carlson
Rich Jenkin: Quinn Redeker
Wally Henderson: Morgan Upton
Paul Corliss :: Michael Lerner
Starkey: Kenneth Tobey

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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.

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