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: Open University

Biology: looking at Cells

: King Rollo

A See-Saw programme (R)

: Philomena

A See-Saw programme
Philomena is surprised by a birthday treat. (R)

: Cricket: Fourth Test

The Cornhill Insurance Test Series
England v Pakistan from Edgbaston Second day
TONY LEWIS introduces coverage of this afternoon's play.
1.50 Pages from Ceefax


Introduces: Tony Lewis

: Racing from Ascot

The top four races on the first day's card of Ascot's July meeting...
2.30 The Rous Memorial Stakes (Handicap. 6f)
3 0 The Virginia Water
Maiden Stakes 2-y-o (F. 6f)
3.30 The Brown Jack Stakes (Handicap. 2 miles)
The race that commemorates Ascot's greatest equine hero, winner in six successive years at the Royal meeting.
Introduced by JULIAN WILSON Commentator
2.50 News and Weather


Unknown: Brown Jack Stakes
Introduced By: Julian Wilson
Commentator: Peter O'Sullevan
Unknown: Jimmy Lindley
Unknown: John Hanmer
Producer: Fred Viner

: News and Weather

Regional News and Weather

: Racing and Cricket

Racing from Ascot coverage continues
4.5 The Sandwich Maiden Stakes 2-y-o (7f)
Cricket: Fourth Test
The Cornhill Insurance Test Series
Introduced by TONY LEWIS


Introduced By: Tony Lewis

: Tarzan the Apeman

I begins a season of films featuring EDGAR RICE
BURROUGHS'S legendary jungle hero starring
Jane, her father and his partner venture where no white man has ever been before in search of the legendary land where the elephants die. Naturally Jane meets Tarzan and his animal friends in this 1959 colourful remake of the original Tarzan story.
Screenplay by ROBERT HILL Produced by AL ZIMBAUST
0 FILMS: page 19


Unknown: Edgar Rice
Play By: Robert Hill
Produced By: Al Zimbaust
Directed By: Joseph Newman
Tarzan: Denny Miller
Jane: Joanna Barnes
Holt: Cesar Danova
Col Parker: Robert Douglas
Riane: Thomas Yangha

: Our Street

Hugh Street, Isles of Scilly
Every street could tell a story - of its history and the people who live there. In this film, the people of Hugh Street tell their own stories in their own words. The former lifeboat coxswain, the man who cuts hair on an upturned boat, the newspaper editor and the hoteliers, all share their experiences - shaped by a lifetime of living on an island. Film editor PHU, WILKINSON Producer JEREMY MILLS

: Face the Music

In a programme first broadcast in 1976 Joyce Grenfell , Robin Ray and David Attenborough face chairman Joseph Cooper for another musical battle of wits. The guest is baritone Benjamin Luxon.
Director PETER BUTLER (R) (Regional programme - for variations see below)


Unknown: Joyce Grenfell
Unknown: Robin Ray
Unknown: David Attenborough
Unknown: Joseph Cooper
Baritone: Benjamin Luxon.
Producer: Walter Todds
Director: Peter Butler

: Gardeners' World

from Barnsdale with Geoff Hamilton and Anne Swithinbank
The trials comparing organic and inorganic gardening get a final assessment.
With scented and variegated leaves, and flowers of many colours and shapes; the pelargoniums are among the best of all houseplants. Weatherman Bill Giles is very pleased with his vegetable plot this year. He advises on how much water plants will need, and when, during a dry spell. Production assistant CHRISTINE HARDMAN
Producer JOHN KENYON BBC Pebble Mill
(Plant list on Ceefax Page 261)


Unknown: Geoff Hamilton
Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Unknown: Bill Giles
Unknown: Christine Hardman
Producer: John Kenyon

: City Lights

by BOB BLACK starring
Bank clerk Willie Melvin thinks he could be a bestselling author. He's got the ambition, the determination and the typewriter. All he needs is the talent - a minor detail Willie has overlooked.
Associate producer RON BAIN Produced and directed by COLIN GILBERT
0 FEATURE: page 13


Unknown: Bob Black
Music By: David McNiven
Designer: Helen Rae
Producer: Ron Bain
Directed By: Colin Gilbert
Willie Melvin: Gerard Kelly
Chancer: Andy Gray
Mum: Jan Wilson
Janice: Elaine Collins
Brian: Jonathan Watson
Vicki: Louise Beattie
Mr McLelland: Dave Anderson
Tam: Iain McColl
Secretary: Maureen Carr
Bookshop manager: Mike Travis
Malky Boyd: Paul Young

: The RKO Story - Tales from Hollywood

It's All True
The fourth of six programmes tells of Orson Welles's turbulent few years at RKO where he learns to make movies and almost immediately produces 'the best picture of all time',
Citizen Kane. For the first time Welles's boss, secretary and production crew talk about the making of Kane and Welles's second picture The Magnificent Ambersons.
The saga of what should have been his third film It's All True is revealed, with rare film of Welles at work and interviews shot specially in South America. The disastrous progress of this project causes studio heads to roll, and all but destroys
Welles's Hollywood career. With fellow actors William Alland , Ruth Warrick , producer John Houseman , make-up artist
Maurice Seiderman and film editor Robert Wise.
Edward Asner delves into the studio archives for the 'true story'.
Photography NIGEL WALTERS Film editor LES FILBY
Researcher JANE MAYES Producers


Unknown: William Alland
Unknown: Ruth Warrick
Producer: John Houseman
Artist: Maurice Seiderman
Editor: Robert Wise.
Unknown: Edward Asner
Unknown: Nigel Walters
Unknown: Jane Mayes
Unknown: Charles Chabot.
Unknown: Rosemary Wilton

: Newsnight

with Peter Snow
Donald MacCormick and Adam Raphael


Unknown: Peter Snow
Unknown: Donald MacCormick
Unknown: Adam Raphael

: Weatherview

: Cricket: Fouth Test

The Cornhill Insurance Test Series
England v Pakistan from Edgbaston
RICHIE BENAUD introduces highlights of the second day's play.


Producer: Keith MacKenzie

: The Best of the Bs: The Set-Up

starring Robert Ryan Audrey Totter
'The guy's blown 100 fights already without anybody's help - he ain't gonna need more tonight'.
The guy is ageing, second-rate boxer 'Stoker'
Thompson, unaware that his manager has agreed that he'll lose a match to suit a crooked gambler. The plan goes wrong, however, when
'Stoker' feels that he can actually win this one ...
This taut and often savage film, dominated by Ryan's superb performance, remains Hollywood's best expose of the unglamorous and vicious world of gambling and boxing.
Screenplay by ART COHN based on a poem by JOSEPH MONCURE MARCH Produced by RICHARD GOLDSTONE Directed by ROBERT WISE
0 IN THE PICTURE: page 19


Unknown: Robert Ryan
Unknown: Audrey Totter
Play By: Art Cohn
Unknown: Joseph Moncure March
Produced By: Richard Goldstone
Directed By: Robert Wise
Stoker: Robert Ryan
Julie: Audrey Totter
Tiny: George Tobias
Little boy: Alan Baxter
Gus: Wallace Ford
Red: Percy Helton
Tiger Nelson: Hal Fieberling
Shanley: Darryl Hickman
Moore: Kenny O'Morris
Luther Hawkins: James Edwards
Gunboat Johnson: David Clarke
Souza: Phillip Pine
Danny: Edwin Max

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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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