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: Dastardly and Muttley

Go South Young Pigeon (R)

: Blue Peter

with Janet Ellis , Mark Curry and Caron Keating
Don't miss your chance to catch up with the Monday and Thursday editions, including a preview of the opening of Britain's largest dinosaur exhibition.


Presenter: Janet Ellis
Presenter: Mark Curry
Presenter: Caron Keating

: The Childrenof Green Knowe

The last of four parts dramatised by JOHN STADELMAN
Tolly is very nearly another victim of the Oldknow curse. Producer PAUL STONE Director COLIN CANT


Unknown: Lucy M. Boston
Dramatised By: John Stadelman
Producer: Paul Stone
Director: Colin Cant

: Windmill

Chris Serle brings a view of Christmas Past selections from shows like Dave Allen at Large, Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em, Hugh and I, The Good Life, and a classic sequence from The Morecambe and Wise Christmas Show which was seen by 28 million viewers on Christmas Day 1977. Guest Jeremy Unwin , Young Cathedral Chorister of the Year, joins Chris in 'Good King Wenceslas'; and John Craven tells how he met Mother Teresa for
Newsround, and what it means for Christmas. Director NIGEL HAUNCH
Series producer ALBERT BARBER (R)


Unknown: Chris Serle
Unknown: Dave Allen
Unknown: Jeremy Unwin
Unknown: John Craven
Unknown: Mother Teresa
Director: Nigel Haunch
Producer: Albert Barber

: No Limits

: Rugby Special

The Thorn EMI
Divisional Championship Nigel Starmer-Smith introduces highlights from the final Saturday's matches in the championship.
With the first international against Scotland in four weeks, this is the last chance for the selectors to see the players in a representative match.
Series producer HUW JONES


Introduces: Nigel Starmer-Smith
Producer: Huw Jones

: The Week in the Lords

Christopher Jones reports on politics and personalities in the Upper Chamber, with interviews and extracts from major debates in the House of Lords.


Unknown: Christopher Jones
Editor: Philip Campbell

: Boop-Oop-a-Doop!

In 1930, at 1600 Broadway, New York City, a movie legend was born: Betty Boop emerged out of the inkwell of animators Max and Dave Fleischer. This fascinating documentary, narrated by Steve Allen , traces Betty from her supporting role as Bimbo's poodle girlfriend to screen siren and the movies' longest-lasting sex symbol. Classic cartoons, from recently-restored negatives, are included together with some archival footage of Cab Calloway, Helen Kane , Louis Armstrong , Mae Coestel and Rudy Vallee.
Produced, written and directed by VERNON P. BECKER
A CRYSTAL PICTURES production (Colour/Black and white)


Unknown: Betty Boop
Unknown: Dave Fleischer.
Unknown: Steve Allen
Unknown: Helen Kane
Unknown: Louis Armstrong
Unknown: Mae Coestel
Unknown: Rudy Vallee.
Directed By: Vernon P. Becker

: BBC Design Awards

Another chance to see Jancis Robinson and Christopher Frayling introducing a new competition in which you can vote for the best of British designs in products, graphics and the environment.
Specialised judges will select the shortlist of entries, which will then be displayed at special exhibitions mounted by British Telecom Mobile Communications all over
Britain. Then the public, will be able to vote for the BBC Design Awards.
The competition will be administered by the Design Council, and designers, manufacturers, and retailers who wish to enter should write for information to: [address removed] Tel: [number removed]
Producer DAVID SWEETMAN Executive producer


Unknown: Jancis Robinson
Unknown: Christopher Frayling
Producer: David Sweetman
Producer: Christopher Martin

: Music in Camera

The Goldberg Variations Bach's 'tour de force' of a theme and 30 variations is played on the harpsichord by Stanislav Heller.
Series editor KEITH ALEXANDER BBC Scotland


Unknown: Stanislav Heller.
Unknown: Stuart Stevenson
Unknown: James Maiden
Producer: Mike Newman
Editor: Keith Alexander

: Thinking Aloud

'Those who control the past control the future. Those who control the present control the past.' (GEORGE ORWELL ) With Michael Ignatieff this week are David Cannadine , historian; Jean La Fontaine, President of the Royal
Anthropological Institute;
The Rt Hon Enoch Powell , mp and Patrick Wright , historian. asking Is Our Past Our Future? Research MARK HARRISON Studio director IAN PAUL


Unknown: George Orwell
Unknown: Michael Ignatieff
Unknown: David Cannadine
Unknown: Enoch Powell
Unknown: Patrick Wright
Unknown: Mark Harrison
Director: Ian Paul
Producer: Amanda Theunissen

: Ski Sunday

featuring The Men's Slalom from Hinterstoder
With the downhillers taking an early Christmas break, the snow stage is free for the slalom specialists and the spotlight today falls on the Austrian Alps.
Can Yugoslavia's World Cup Champion ROK PETROVIC keep up last season's momentum or will
MARC GIRARDELLI of Luxemburg regain slalom supremacy here in the Steyr Valley? DAVID VINE supplies the answers while DAVID
GOLDSTROM reports on today's Ladies' Slalom from Valzoldana in Italy.
Television presentation by ORF. Austria and RAI, Italy Producer JIM RESIDE


Unknown: Marc Girardelli

: The Natural World

A Cactus Called Saguaro Standing ten metres tall against a setting sun, the most famous silhouette featured in Hollywood films of the Wild West is in fact a living home. Embraced in its prickly arms or tucked into a multitude of holes are some of the real wildlife of the Sonora Desert - hawks, pack rats, rattlesnakes, bats, black widow spiders and one of the smallest owls in the world. Its flowers and fruits feed both animals and the Papago Indians who gave it a name. But, as the lure of the West increasingly attracts people to live there, this star of the range is in danger of being pushed off the set.
Narrated by Barry Paine
Photographed and produced by WOLFGANG BAYER
Television presentation BARRY PAINE Series editor PETER JONES BBC Bristol


Produced By: Wolfgang Bayer
Unknown: Barry Paine
Editor: Peter Jones

: Andre Previn andGene Kelly

In the 1950s, when Gene Kelly was transforming the musical with a series of unforgettable films at MGM, Andre Previn was working for the same studio as an arranger, conductor and composer. The professional collaboration between the two men developed into a close friendship; and when Andre returned to California recently, he went to see Gene at home to reminisce about the golden days of the Hollywood musical, to discuss the chances of its revival, and ask questions. Producer MICHAEL KERR


Unknown: Gene Kelly
Unknown: Andre Previn
Producer: Michael Kerr

: The Minnelli Musical

Highlights from films in the BBC2 Vincente Minnelli season, including Brigadoon, The Band Wagon and An American in Paris.


Unknown: Vincente Minnelli

: James Galway'sChristmas Carol

Traditional music for the celebration of Christmas from the Cathedral and Abbey Church of StAlban.
Starring James Galway with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra leader BARRY GRIFFITHS Ambrosian Singers Chorus Master
JOHN MCCARTHY and the Boys of the St Albans Cathedral Choir Master of the Music
Associate conductor JOHN GEORGIADIS
Musical associate DAVID OVERTON
Executive producers for Filmscreen International and London Artists TIMOTHY WOOLFORD MICHAEL EMMERSON
Videotape editor CHRIS WADSWORTH Engineering manager JOHN KEMP Sound JOHN CAULFIELD Lighting PETER WEBB
Produced and directed by YVONNE LTTTLEWOOD


Unknown: James Galway
Leader: Barry Griffiths
Chorus Master: John McCarthy
Organist: John Georgiadis
Organist: John Birch
Unknown: David Overton
Editor: Chris Wadsworth
Unknown: John Kemp
Unknown: John Caulfield
Directed By: Yvonne Ltttlewood

: Did You See... ?

Ludovic Kennedy presents his selection of the week's television.


Unknown: Ludovic Kennedy
Director: Nicholas Barker
Producer: Charles Miller

: The Great American Picture Show: All That Jazz

concludes a major season of films new to television. starring Roy Scheider Jessica Lange
Joe Gideon is a highly successful Broadway choreographer and film director. While editing his latest film, he auditions new dancers, finds a new lover, entertains his ex-wife and daughter and worries about his creative juices running out. But his fast lifestyle and gruelling schedule only serve to increase his heart trouble.... This dazzling musical by Bob Fosse , the director of Cabaret, and Lenny, incorporates many stylish dance numbers within a breathtaking semi-autobiographical fantasy that goes from musical theatre to operating theatre.
Produced by ROBERT ALAN Directed by BOB FOSSE
(First showing on British television)
0 FILMS: page 27


Unknown: Roy Scheider
Unknown: Jessica Lange
Unknown: Joe Gideon
Unknown: Bob Fosse
Unknown: Robert Alan
Unknown: Bob Fosse
Produced By: Robert Alan
Directed By: Bob Fosse
Joe Gideon: Roy Scheider
Angelique: Jessica Lange
Kate Jagger: Ann Reinking
Audrey Paris: Leland Palmer
Davis Newman: Cliff Gorman
O'Connor Flood: Ben Vereen
Michelle: Erzsebet Foldi
Joshua Penn: Max Wright
Victoria: Deborah Geffner

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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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