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: Open University

n Tempio Malatestiano


Unknown: Tempio Malatestiano

: Postman Pat

A See-Saw programme (R)

: Cricket: Fifth Test

The Cornhill Insurance Test Series
England v Pakistan
TONY LEWIS with coverage of this afternoon's play.
(Coverage continues on BBC1)

: Transit

Presented by Mike Smith Vivien Creegor
A first look at the Cowes week atmosphere and the preparations for the Royal
Marines attempt on the parachute stacking world record to be seen live at


Presented By: Mike Smith
Presented By: Vivien Creegor

: News and Weather followed by Wild World

Clans of Hunters
Lions, hyaenas, wild dogs and badgers have one thing in common - they live in groups. Why? This is the puzzle that Dr Hans Kruuk set out to solve.
Film editor JM CRYAN


Unknown: Dr Hans Kruuk
Producer: Caroline Weaver

: Flower of the Month

Producer ERICA GRIFFITHS (R) (e)


Producer: Erica Griffiths

: Cricket: Fifth Test

England v Pakistan from The Oval Second day
Further coverage introduced by TONY LEWIS


Introduced By: Tony Lewis

: Tarzan and the Trappers

continues the season of films featuring
EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS 'S legendary jungle hero. Tonight starring Gordon Scott Eve Brent
In this adventure Tarzan is forced to pit his wits and strength against big-game hunters, who want to include the jungle hero among their trophies ...
Screenplay by ROBERT LEACH Produced by SOL LESSER Directed by CHARLES HAAS and SANDY HOWARD
0 FILMS: page 19


Unknown: Edgar Rice Burroughs
Unknown: Gordon Scott
Unknown: Robert Leach
Produced By: Sol Lesser
Directed By: Charles Haas
Directed By: Sandy Howard
Tarzan: Gordon Scott
Jane: Eve Brent
Boy: Rickie Sorenson
Cheeta: Cheeta
Schroeder: Lesley Bradley
Rene: Maurice Marsac
Sikes: Saul Gorse

: Transit

Presented by Mike Smith
Vivien Creegor
Live action by land, sea and air from Cowes and Dunkeswell Airfield.
Featuring the changing face of ocean racing and live parachuting with the Royal Marines for a new world record.
Transit will negotiate the motorways, look at wings, wheels and water in Australia, report on the future of aviation, and bring you classic cars from Britain and America.
Technical co-ordinator BERNIE DAVIS Directors BOB WILD , SIMON BETTS Producer PETER HYLTON CLEAVER
* FEATURE: page 13


Presented By: Mike Smith
Presented By: Vivien Creegor
Unknown: Bernie Davis
Directors: Bob Wild
Directors: Simon Betts
Producer: Peter Hylton Cleaver

: Face the Music

In this programme, first broadcast in 1979, regular panellists
Joyce Grenfell and Robin Ray are joined by Paul Jennings
Chairman Joseph Cooper poses the questions and the guest is the celebrated accompanist, Gerald Moore. Producer WALTER TODDS Director ROY TIPPING (R)
(Regional programme - for variations see below)


Unknown: Joyce Grenfell
Unknown: Robin Ray
Unknown: Paul Jennings
Unknown: Joseph Cooper
Accompanist: Gerald Moore.

: Gardeners' World

from Oxford with Geoff Hamilton and Roy Lancaster
Mrs Anne Dexter 's garden is probably the smallest one that Gardeners' World has ever visited, yet it is packed with clever planting ideas and wonderful and unusual plants.
The garden, just 27 by seven yards, is a brilliant example of how to utilise a small space. Clever use of shrubs, climbing and herbaceous plants creates a feeling of quiet calm and colour in this surburban garden.
There is even a secret garden with a profusion of shade-loving plants and ferns.
Executive producer JOHN KENYON
Production assistant JEAN LAUGHTON Producer PHILIP FRANKLIN BBC Pebble Mill
Plant list on Ceefax page 261
Book, Three Men in a Garden, £12.95 from booksellers


Unknown: Geoff Hamilton
Unknown: Roy Lancaster
Unknown: Mrs Anne Dexter
Producer: John Kenyon
Unknown: Jean Laughton

: City Lights

by BOB BLACK starring
When he sells a story to a girlie magazine Willie's writing career starts to take off, but it looks set for another nosedive when Janice starts to take an interest in his work.
Associate producer RON BAIN


Unknown: Bob Black
Music By: David McNiven
Designer: Helen Rae
Producer: Ron Bain
Director: Douglas Wernham
Producer: Coun Gilbert
Willie Melvin: Gerard Kelly
Chancer: Andy Gray
Mum: Jan Wilson
Janice: Elaine Collins
Brian: Jonathan Watson
Vicki: Louise Beattie
Mr McLelland: Dave Anderson
Ronnie: Charles Kearney

: The RKO Story-Tales from Hollywood

The last in a series of six programmes Howard's Way
The final chapter begins when millionaire eccentric Howard
Hughes buys RKO for 84 million dollars. His obsessive secrecy and erotic preoccupations are to have a devastating effect on the studio.
Janet Leigh , Joan Fontaine Jane Russell , Jane Greer Jean Simmons
Robert Mitchum and Stewart Granger tell bizarre tales of their relationships with Howard Hughes together with his faithful publicity men, graphic artist and favourite costume designer.
Lucille Ball recalls the end of the RKO era.
Edward Asner takes a last look at the confidential studio files and Hughes's personal choice of movies.
Photography NIGEL WALTERS Film editor ROBERT BROWN Researcher JANE MAYES Producers


Unknown: Janet Leigh
Unknown: Joan Fontaine
Unknown: Jane Russell
Unknown: Jane Greer
Unknown: Jean Simmons
Unknown: Robert Mitchum
Unknown: Stewart Granger
Unknown: Howard Hughes
Unknown: Edward Asner
Editor: Robert Brown
Editor: Researcher Jane Mayes
Unknown: Charles Chabot
Unknown: Rosemary Wilton

: Newsnight

Presented by Peter Snow Donald MacCormick and Adam Raphael


Presented By: Peter Snow
Presented By: Donald MacCormick
Presented By: Adam Raphael

: Weatherview

: Cricket: Fifth Test

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


Introduces: Richie Benaud
Producer: Keith MacKenzie

: The Best of the Bs: The Narrow Margin

Charles McGraw Marie Windsor
This brilliant and taut thriller - set on a train bound for Los Angeles from
Chicago - was one of RKO's most successful 'B' features. Detective Walter Brown is given the dangerous assignment of escorting Mrs Neil , the widow of a murdered gangster, to testify before a grand jury. But the mob are out to silence her. The film is notable for its ingenious use of the journey and the clever twists in the plot.
Screenplay by EARL FELTON from a story by MARTIN GOLDSMITH and JACK LEONARD
0 FILMS: page 19


Unknown: Charles McGraw
Unknown: Marie Windsor
Unknown: Walter Brown
Unknown: Mrs Neil
Unknown: Earl Felton
Story By: Martin Goldsmith
Story By: Jack Leonard
Produced By: Stanley Rubin
Directed By: Richard Fleischer
Walter Brown: Charles McGraw
Mrs Neil: Marie Windsor
Ann Sinclair: Jacqueline White
Tommy Sinclair: Gordon Gebert
Mrs Troll: Queenie Leonard
Kemp: David Clarke
Densel: Peter Virgo
Gus Forbes: Don Beddoe
Jennings: Paul Maxey

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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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