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: Buck Rogers

Starring Buster Crabbe. 7: Primitive Urge
Killer Kane invades the Council Chamber. Directed by FORD BEEBE and SAUL GOODKIND


Unknown: Buster Crabbe.
Directed By: Ford Beebe
Unknown: Saul Goodkind

: Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe

Starring Buster Crabbe. 7: The Land of the Dead
Flash is taken prisoner. Directed by FORD BEEBE and ROBERT HILL


Unknown: Buster Crabbe.
Directed By: Ford Beebe

: Blue Skies

Crosby and Astaire are perfectly cast as a couple of song and dance men in love with the same girl. The movie features songs such as A
Pretty Girl Is Like a Melody and Puttin' on the Ritz.
Lyrics and music by IRVING BERUN Directed by STUART HEISLER
('Shall We Dance' Tuesday 9.25am)
0 FILMS: page 25


Music By: Irving Berun
Directed By: Stuart Heisler
Johnny Adams: Bing Crosby
Jed Potter: Fred Astaire
Mary: Joan Caulfield
Tony: Billy de Wolfe
Nita: Olga San Juan

: Wild Westerns

Back to the Saturday Matinee
A lively look at vintage Hollywood westerns.

: The 1989 Royal Tournament

HRH the Princess Royal takes the salute at this year's tournament, which features the Royal Air Force, boasts a cast of 2,000 and a 70ft eagle. Royal Tournament producer MICHAEL PARKER
Television presentation


Producer: Michael Parker
Unknown: Peter Hylton Cleaver

: European Community Youth Orchestra

Conducted by Zubin Mehta. Beethoven Overture:
Leonora No 3
Ravel La Valse
Verdi Overture: La forza del destino
Mahler Symphony No 1
A concert given in April in Santa Cecilia, Rome, featuring two brightly coloured late-Romantic masterpieces and two popular overtures. Television presentation RAI


Conducted By: Zubin Mehta.

: Saturday Cinema: Heavens Above

The first of two films starring the versatile Peter Sellers. Starring and A clerical error brings a brash northern vicar with strong ideas about equality and Christian charity to a pretentious middle-class community.
Produced by ROY BOULTING Directed by JOHN BOULTING
0 FILMS: page 25 and at 3.40pm
A Shot in the Dark Starring and When parlour-maid Maria Gambrelli is accused of shooting her lover, Chief
Inspector Dreyfus is alarmed to hear that Clouseau is already on the case. Soon his worst fears are realised.
Screenplay by BLAKE EDWARDS and WILLIAM PETER BLATTY Produced and directed by BLAKE EDWARDS
0 FILMS: page 25


Produced By: Roy Boulting
Directed By: John Boulting
Unknown: Maria Gambrelli
Unknown: Blake Edwards
Unknown: William Peter Blatty
Directed By: Blake Edwards
the Rev John Smallwood: Peter Sellers
Archdeacon Aspinall: Cecil Parker
Lady Despard: Isabel Jeans
Harry Smith: Eric Sykes
Simpson: Bernard Miles
Matthew: Brock Peters
The other Smallwood: Ian Carmichael
Rene Smith: Irene Handl
Winnie Smith: Miriam Karlin
Mrs Smith-Gould: Joan Miller
Bank manager: Eric Barker
Insp Jacques Clouseau: Peter Sellers
Maria Gambrelli: Etke Sommer
Chief Insp Charles Dreyfus: Herbert Lorn
Benjamin Ballon: George Sanders
Dominique Ballon: Tracy Reed
Hercule Lajoy: Graham Stark
Francois: Andre Maranne

: Lost Worlds, Vanished Lives

4: The Rare GlimpsesDavid Attenborough presents the last programme in the series.
As mud turned to stone, conditions were so perfect for fossilisation that even the softest parts of animals were preserved. Bizarre creatures of the earliest seas, tiny horses, imperial mammoths, sabre-tooth cats, and an animal that's half bird and half reptile.
Film editor COUN CRADOCK Producer MIKE SAUSBURY BBC Bristol


Unknown: David Attenborough

: NewsView

Presented by Chris Lowe. Lisa Davidson reviews the week in pictures, with subtitles.
Followed by Weatherview.


Presented By: Chris Lowe.
Presented By: Lisa Davidson

: John Huston

The Man, the Movies, the Maverick
Robert Mitchum hosts a special documentary celebrating Huston the film director and the man, using interviews and home-movie footage never before seen, as well as contributions from
Lauren Bacall , Arthur Miller ,
Paul Newman ,
Anjelica Huston , among others, and scenes from favourite films. Written by FRANK MARTIN and CHARLES DEGELMAN Produced by JONI LEVIN
Directed by FRANK MARTIN
('Prizzi's Honor' at 9.30pm)


Unknown: Robert Mitchum
Unknown: Lauren Bacall
Unknown: Arthur Miller
Unknown: Paul Newman
Unknown: Anjelica Huston
Written By: Frank Martin
Produced By: Joni Levin
Directed By: Frank Martin

: Sviatoslav Richter at the Barbican

Richter Plays Chopin
Earlier this year the legendary and reclusive Russian pianist Sviatoslav Richter performed in London for the first time in nearly 15 years. This concert, recorded at the Barbican, revealed that age had dimmed neither his virtuosity nor his music. From Chopin's Etudes Op 10 he played Nos 1-4 and Nos 6, 10, 11 and 12, and from Op 25 Nos 5, 6, 8 and 11. Introduced by Professor Norman Stone. Sound PAUL CUNLIFFE
Director DONALD STURROCK (Part 2 tomorrow at 8.35pm)


Pianist: Sviatoslav Richter
Introduced By: Professor Norman Stone.
Unknown: Paul Cunliffe
Director: Donald Sturrock

: Prizzi's Honor

Starring and When an Italian from
Brooklyn and a beautiful blonde from LA meet and fall in love, their romance should have a happy ending. But he's Charley Partanna, hit-man for the Prizzis, and she's Irene, a professional enforcer. Their next assignments seem destined to bring them closer. John Huston 's Oscar-winning black comedy is based on Richard Condon 's bestseller. Screenplay by RICHARD CONDON and JANET ROACH
Produced by JOHN FOREMAN Directed by JOHN HUSTON
(First showing on British television)
W FILMS: page 25


Unknown: John Huston
Unknown: Richard Condon
Unknown: Richard Condon
Unknown: Janet Roach
Produced By: John Foreman
Directed By: John Huston
Charley Partanna: Jack Nicholson
Irene Walker: Kathleen Turner
Eduardo Prizzi: Robert Loggia
Don Corrado Prizzi: William Hickey
Angelo 'Pop' Prizzi: John Randolph
Dominic Prizzi: Lee Richardson
Maerose Prizzi: Anjelica Huston
Filargi 'Finlay': Michael Lombard
Lt Hanley: Lawrence Tierney
Marxie Heller: Joseph Ruskin

: Heavy Metal Heaven

Introduced by Elvira.
Guns 'n' Roses Live at the Ritz
America's hardest band deliver no-holds-barred performances of their hits. An MTV Network production
('Arena: Heavy Metal', tomorrow at

: Buddy Buddy

When Mob hitman Trabucco checks into the Ramona Hotel , he has only one
'contract' to fulfil - Rudy 'Disco' Gambola.
Unfortunately for the lugubrious killer, suicidal
Victor Clooney has checked into the adjoining room, with his frantic attempts at self-destruction continually interrupting the assassin's carefully laid plans.
Billy Wilder 's acerbic last film is characteristically a manic monument to bad taste.
Produced by JAY WESTON Directed by BILLY WILDER
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Unknown: Ramona Hotel
Unknown: Victor Clooney
Unknown: Billy Wilder
Produced By: Jay Weston
Directed By: Billy Wilder
Victor Clooney: Jack Lemmon
Trabucco: Walter Matthau
Celia Clooney: Paula Prentiss
Dr Zuckerbrot: Klaus Kinski
Captain Hubris: Dana Elcar
Eddie the bellhop: Mtles Chapin
Assistant manager: Michael Ensign
Receptionist: Joan Shawlee
Rudy 'Disco' Gambola: Fil Formicola
Kowalski: C J Hunt
Mexican maid: Bette Raya

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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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