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: The Third Man

The Man Who Died Twice

: Buck Rogers

6: The Unknown Command

: Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe

6: Flaming Earth

: Roberta

Starring Fred Astaire as Huck and Ginger Rogers as Scharwenka.
When John inherits a dress shop in Paris, he and his pal Huck find unexpected love.
('Blue Skies' tomorrow 9.00am)
FILMS: page 25


Music: Jerome Kern
Director: William A. Seiter
Huck: Fred Astaire
Scharwenka: Ginger Rogers
Stephanie: Irene Dunne
John Kent: Randolph Scott
Roberta: Helen Westley
Sophie: Claire Dodd

: Sporting Years 1977

Harry Carpenter reviews the stories which made the headlines in 1977. Producer JEFF GODDARD


Unknown: Harry Carpenter
Producer: Jeff Goddard

: 100 Great Sporting Moments

Winter Olympic Games - 1976. John Curry - Ice Skater (R)


Unknown: John Curry

: A Year in the Life

20 Years On
Big Deal Group were four green lads wishing for fame like the Beatles.

: Green Claws

Green Claws is invited to a fancy-dress party. (R)

: Laurel and Hardy


: The Alamo

Starring and This western pays homage to the Texans and supporters who battled at the Alamo.
Produced and directed by JOHN WAYNE
0 FILMS: page 25


Directed By: John Wayne
Colonel David Crockett: John Wayne
Colonel James Bowie: Richard Widmark
Colonel Travis: Laurence Harvey
General Sam Houston: Richard Boone
Smitty: Frankie Avalon
Capt Bonham: Patrick Wayne
Flaca: Linda Cristal
Mrs Dickinson: Joan O'Brien

: The Royal Institution Christmas Lectures

3: Science, Strings and Symphonies
There are two different groups of instruments that use strings as their primary source of sounds: plucked instruments such as harps and guitars and bowed instruments like violins and cellos.
Professor Charles Taylor explores the extent to which science can tell us how these instruments work.


Cellos: Professor Charles Taylor

: Lost Worlds, Vanished Lives

With David Attenborough. 3: Dinosaur
Dinosaurs were not only the largest animals ever to walk the earth; they were also some of the most varied and fascinating. In this investigation of their lives,
David Attenborough uncovers dinosaur bones in the Sahara and visits the biggest dinosaur displays in the world.


Unknown: David Attenborough.
Unknown: David Attenborough
Unknown: Graham Frake

: Gone with the Wind

Part 2: Scarlett has returned to Tara, but the house has been looted and the plantation burned. Desperate for money, she lures her sister's fiance into marriage. Meanwhile, Rhett Butler refuses to stay eut of her life. (For cast see page 71) • FILMS: page 25


Unknown: Rhett Butler

: Bookmark

Iris Murdoch : a Certain Lady Iris Murdoch is one of the most eminent novelists of her generation. She has always valued her own privacy and constantly scorned enquiries about her past life - until now. Aged 70 and with her 24th novel just published, Dame Iris has allowed her friend A.N. Wilson to write her literary biography. In this film, a conversation between
Wilson and Murdoch is part of an intimate portrait which includes personal images of her from some of her friends: a teacher, a painter, a philosopher, an architect and a family of Czech exiles. Their stories weave an extraordinary picture of this 'least known, well-known writer' in Britain. Executive producer NIGEL WILLIAMS Producer KEVIN HULL


Unknown: Iris Murdoch
Unknown: Iris Murdoch
Producer: Nigel Williams
Producer: Kevin Hull

: Peggy Sue Got Married

Starring and Separated from her zany husband Charlie, Peggy Sue Bodell is not looking forward to her high school's 25th class reunion. Among long-lost friends, she goes into a swoon and wakes up in 1960. Faced with making her choices over again, what would she change and will she marry the man she's about to divorce?
Richard Norvik. .... BARRY MILLER
Produced by PAUL R. GURIAN Directed by FRANCIS COPPOLA
(First showing on British television)
• FILMS: page 25


Unknown: Peggy Sue
Unknown: Richard Norvik.
Unknown: Barry Miller
Unknown: Jerry Leichtling
Unknown: Arlene Sarner
Produced By: Paul R. Gurian
Directed By: Francis Coppola
Peggy Sue Bodell: Kathleen Turner
Charlie Bodell: Nicolas Cage
Carol Heath: Catherine Hicks
Maddy Nagle: Joan Allen
Michael Fitzsimmons: Kevin J O'Connor
Evelyn Kelcher: Barbara Harris
Jack Kelcher: Don Murray

: Heavy Metal Heaven

American movie and TV cult star Elvira introduces six programmes celebrating a rock phenomenon of deathless appeal.
The Decline of Western Civilization
Part II: The Metal Years
Aerosmith, Alice Cooper , and Ozzy Osbourne.
A frank and fascinating look at the heavy metal scene in Los Angeles, with first-hand accounts of fast living from its stars. Featuring live performances from the likes of Faster Pussycat, Odin and Megadeath.
('Guns 'n' Roses Live at the Ritz' tomorrow 11.35pm BBC2) 0 FILMS: pose 25


Unknown: Alice Cooper
Unknown: Ozzy Osbourne.
Director: Penelope Spheeris

: The Invisible Man

Starring Claude Rains
The mysterious conduct of the stranger in the little English village of Iping baffles everyone. His head is wound in heavy bandages, he wears dark glasses, and is very secretive. Soon strange things begin to happen.
FILMS: page 25


Director: James Whale
The Invisible Man: Claude Rains
Flora Cranley: Gloria Stuart
Mrs Hall: Una O'Connor
Dr Kemp: William Harrigan
Chief of Detectives: Dudley Digges
Dr Cranley: Henry Travers
Mr Hall: Forrester Harvey
Chief of Police: Holmes Herbert
Jaffers: E.E. Clive
Inspector Bird: Harry Stubbs
Inspector Lane: Donald Stuart
Milly: Merle Tottenham

: Weather

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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.

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