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: News

: Westminster

Presented by Brian Curtois.


Presented By: Brian Curtois.

: Seventy Summers

The Story of a Farm
Last programme in the series. The Changing View
Tony Harman , who has farmed the same land for more than half a century, looks into the future and at how man might make the best use of the countryside now. Producer LUCY PARKER (R)


Unknown: Tony Harman

: Now Get Out of That

Last programme in the series. The two teams from Britain and America have spent the night on a deserted island and now have the problem of returning to the mainland to complete the task of finding and rescuing the defecting biochemist. Introduced by Bernard Falk.


Introduced By: Bernard Falk.
Director: Brian Strachan
Producer: Philip Franklin

: White Man in a Hole

Opal fever has attracted fortune seekers from all over the world to dig and burrow into the heart of Australia in search of the exquisite and timeless gemstone. With Rena Briand. Producer BOB SAUNDERS Editor ANTHONY ISAACS


Unknown: Rena Briand.
Producer: Bob Saunders
Editor: Anthony Isaacs

: Mutiny on the Bounty

Starring and Laughton is the malevolent and tyrannical Captain Bligh, and Gable the increasingly disaffected Mister Christian in this Oscar-winning version of the famous sea saga.
Screenplay by TALBOT JENNINGS ,


Unknown: Mister Christian
Unknown: Talbot Jennings
Unknown: Jules Furthman
Unknown: Carey Wilson
Directed By: Frank Lloyd
Captain Bligh: Charles Laughton
Fletcher Christian: Clark Gable
Byam: Franchot Tone
Smith: Herbert Mundin
Ellison: Eddie Quillan
Bacchus: Dudley Digges
Burkitt: Donald Crisp
Sir Joseph Banks: Henry Stephenson
Mrs Byam: Spring Byington

: Laurel and Hardy: The Fixer Uppers


Director: Charles Rogers
Stan: Stan Laurel
Ollie: Oliver Hardy

: Greenclaws

Greenclaws gets a musical present and, with practice, plays a tune or two.
With Nick Mercer and Stella Goodier. (R)


Script: Ursula Jones
Illustrations: Jane Gedye
Director: Adrian Mills
Producer: Christine Hewitt
Greenclaws: Nick Mercer
Iris: Stella Goodier
Claws family stories: Sonya Dann

: Look, Stranger

The Statue Man
What terrible truth was revealed when Achilles lost his leaf? How do you polish a bronze bust? The answers to these burning questions are revealed when John Lake , the man in charge of cleaning the nation's statues, described his work to Philip Howard. Director SANDRA WAINWRIGHT
Executive producer BRIDGET WINTER (R)


Unknown: John Lake
Unknown: Philip Howard.
Director: Sandra Wainwright

: News

Weather followed by The Four Great
Last in the series.
Written and presented by David Bellamy. The Great Autumn
Three of the four seasons have come and gone. Now in the 'great autumn' the dales are once again undergoing a change to make it, for many, a time of concern. (R)


Presented By: David Bellamy.

: Living Legends

A series about the truth behind some of the popular figures in British history. Introduced by Magnus Magnusson. Burke and Hare
For more than 150 years a flourishing trade in body snatching went on in Britain, supplying corpses for medical dissection. In 1834 this traffic was brought to an end thanks largely to two Irish navvies in Edinburgh, William Burke and William Hare.


Introduced By: Magnus Magnusson.
Unknown: William Burke
Unknown: William Hare.

: News

Weather; Regional News and Weather

: Betty Boop Double Bill

Boop Oop a Doop and Bimbo's Express. (R)

: Talk of the 80s

Barry Hearn once bought billiard balls as a property speculator and ended up dominating the world of snooker. Now he's turned his entrepreneurial activity to boxing and, as he tells Barry Norman , cricket could be next. (R)
(Postponed from 28 November)


Unknown: Barry Hearn
Unknown: Barry Norman

: Food and Drink Christmas Special

A Christmas quiz brimful of practical information, recipes and drinks advice.

: Lord Jim

Starring and Newly promoted to First
Officer and full of dreams of romantic glory, Jim succumbs to a moment of cowardice during a storm at sea. Dishonoured at the subsequent inquiry, he sets out on a series of adventures in order to redeem himself. A lavish and epic film based on Joseph Conrad 's famous novel.
Written, directed and produced by RICHARD BROOKS
* FILMS: page 17


Unknown: Joseph Conrad
Produced By: Richard Brooks
Jim: Peter Otoole
Gentleman Brown: James Mason
Cornelius: Curt Jurgens
Marlow: Jack Hawkins
General: Eli Wallach
Stein: Paul Lukas
Girl: Dahlia La Vi
Schomberg: Akim Tamiroff
Waris: Ichizo Itami
Du-Ramin: Tatsuo Saito
Brierly: Andrew Keir

: The Travel Show Guides

The Atlantic Coast of France
A detailed look at the holiday areas between the Loire and Gironde rivers. Which are the main resorts? What are their best and worst points? Which is the driest month? How warm is the sea in summer?
And what is there to do?
All you need to know for your holiday planning.
Presented by Penny Junor with John Kettley and Matthew Collins.
Executive producer ALAN DOBSON (Details on Ceefax page 619)
0 SCRIPT: guides to the Atlantic
Coast and Brittany are available at £1.80 each or £3.00 for both. Send a crossed cheque (payable to BBC) to [address removed].
• TRAVEL: page 75


Unknown: John Kettley
Unknown: Matthew Collins.
Producer: Julie K. Bradshaw
Producer: Alan Dobson

: Mornin' Sarge

Stan the Knife by Tony Haase , Pete McCarthy and Rebecca Stevens.
An education in the hands of a psychopath can be a very dangerous thing.
Starring Robin Driscoll
Tony Haase , Pete McCarthy Rebecca Stevens and Paul Brooke as Sarge.


Unknown: Tony Haase
Unknown: Pete McCarthy
Unknown: Rebecca Stevens.
Unknown: Robin Driscoll
Unknown: Tony Haase
Unknown: Pete McCarthy
Unknown: Rebecca Stevens
Unknown: Paul Brooke
Unknown: Jamie Rix
Unknown: John Kilby

: A Day to Remember

'Cruel glasses.'
'Tribune of the people.'
'A breath of fresh air.'
Probably no broadcaster has provoked such varied reactions, figured in so many cartoons or occupied such a prominent place on our television screens for so long as Sir Robin Day.
This special programme to mark Sir Robin's 30 years of broadcasting for BBC Television features many of the memorable moments - controversial, moving, hilarious and unintended - of his career, and many of the famous personalities - including six prime ministers, two American presidents, Fidel Castro, Winnie Mandela, Marilyn Monroe, Jayne Mansfield, Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise - who've featured one way or another in the 'Grand Inquisitor's' life.
A Fourth Wall production for BBC tv
(Ceefax subtitles)


Subject: Sir Robin Day
Narrator: Philip Tibenham
Executive Producer: Lino Ferrari
Writer/Producer: Christopher Capron

: Newsnight

With Donald MacCormick.


Unknown: Donald MacCormick.

: Weatherview

: Time Stands Still

Denes's father fled Hungary in 1956. His record as an armed revolutionary has over-shadowed his children's prospects but by the mid-1960s Denes seems more interested in girls and rock music than politics.
Gothar's sharp portrait of adolescence, brilliantly photographed by Lajos Koltai , won prizes in Cannes, New York and Chicago and is relevant to today's Hungary.
Directed by PETER GOTHAR
(In Hungarian with English subtitles)
* FILMS: page 17


Unknown: Lajos Koltai
Unknown: Geza Beremenyi
Unknown: Peter Gothar
Directed By: Peter Gothar
Denes: Istvan Znamenak
Gabor: Henrik Pauer
Pierre: Sandor Soth
Vilmon: Peter Galfy
Magda: Aniko Ivan
Mother: Agi Kakassy
Father: Pal Hetenyi
Bodor: Lajos Oze
Headmaster: Lajos Szabo

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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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