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: Saturday Starts Here!

Dennis is writing a new television series called Buns!. With Wayne Jackman and Ian Tregonning. Director ALAN YARDLEY
The Playbus stops today at The Playground Stop.
Presenters: Dave Benson Phillips and Elizabeth Watts.
Puppeteer: Jane Eve. (R)
7.55am Laurel and Hardy: Rome Roamers (R)
8.00am Mersey Tales: Mark McGann tells A Moving Story by Roy Apps.
Director GRAHAM BOOTH Producer CELIA BONNER BBC North West
8.05am New Adventures of Mighty Mouse: Heroes and Zeroes
8.20am ChuckleVision: Paul and Barry Chuckle try their hand at house removals. Music DAVE COOKE Writer JOHN SAYLE
Producer MARTIN HUGHES BBC North West
8.35am Thundercats: All That Glitters (R)


Unknown: Wayne Jackman
Unknown: Ian Tregonning.
Director: Alan Yardley
Producer: Christine Hewitt
Unknown: Dave Benson Phillips
Unknown: Elizabeth Watts.
Unknown: Mark McGann
Story By: Roy Apps.
Producer: Celia Bonner
Producer: Barry Chuckle
Music: Dave Cooke
Music: Writer John Sayle
Producer: Martin Hughes

: Open University

9.00 20 Years of Institutional Innovation Lecture
9.25 Small Business: Business to Business
9.50 Voyages of Discovery
10.15 Open Advice: So You
Want to Be a Better Manager
10.40 Science Preparatory Maths: Angles

: Terry-Thomas in Too Many Crooks

First of two films being shown as a tribute to the comedian, who died earlier this month. Also starring George Cole. A group of inept criminals
Plan the perfect kidnapping.
Produced and directed by MARIO zampi
('The Naked Truth' at 2.40pm)


Unknown: George Cole.
Unknown: Michael Pertwee
Directed By: Mario Zampi
Billy: Gordon Terry-Thomas
Fingers: George Cole
Lucy BRENDA: De Banzie
Snowdrop: Bernard Bresslaw
Sid: Sidney James

: Anoop and the Elephant

Anoop and friends encounter strange characters while at holiday camp
Produced by HUGH STEWART Directed by DAVID EADY * FILMS: page 19


Produced By: Hugh Stewart
Directed By: David Eady
Anoop: Anoop Singh
Linda: Linda Robson
Billy: Philip Daniels
Penny: Rachel Brennock

: In the Post

8: What's It Worth
Gwyn Richards and Jill Cochrane look at the world's stamp market. Produced by JOHN PERCIVAL BBC Bristol (R)


Unknown: Gwyn Richards
Unknown: Jill Cochrane
Produced By: John Percival

: Training Dogs the Woodhouse Way

10: Puppies
In the final programme, Barbara Woodhouse demonstrates how and when puppies should be trained. Producer PETER RIDING (R)


Unknown: Barbara Woodhouse

: Shrikant

4: Shrikant's childhood friend, Rajlakshmi, has become a courtesan.
Writer SARAT CHANDRA CHATTERJEE A Network East presentation BBC Pebble Mill (R)


Unknown: Sarat Chandra Chatterjee
Shrikant: Farooque Shaikh
Rajlakshmi: Sujata Mehta

: Terry-Thomas in The Naked Truth

Also starring Peter Sellers.
When Nigel Dennis threatens to publish lurid details of Lord Mayley's private life, the horrified peer contacts fellow blackmail victims. Together they hatch a murderous plot.
Lord Mayley........ TERRY-THOMAS
Produced and directed by MARIO ZAMPI


Unknown: Peter Sellers.
Unknown: Nigel Dennis
Directed By: Mario Zampi
Sonny MacGregor: Peter Sellers
Flora Ransom: Peggy Mount
Nigel Dennis: Dennis Price

: The Sky at Night

Tales of the Unexpected With Patrick Moore.
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Unknown: Patrick Moore.
Producer: Pieter Morpurgo

: Saturday Cinema: The Heroes of Telemark

Starring Kirk Douglas Richard Harris and Michael Redgrave.
Occupied Norway, 1942: the Germans are terrifyingly close to the secret of nuclear fission.
A team of Resistance fighters undertakes the mission to destroy their factory.
Directed by ANTHONY MANN
0 FILMS: page 19


Unknown: Kirk Douglas
Unknown: Richard Harris
Unknown: Michael Redgrave.
Directed By: Anthony Mann
DrRolfPederson: Kirk Douglas
Knut Straud: Richard Harris
Uncle: Michael Redgrave
Anna: Ulla Jacobsson
Arne: David Weston

: NewsView

Presented by Moira Stuart. Laurie Mayer reviews the week, with subtitles.
Followed by Weatherview.


Presented By: Moira Stuart.
Presented By: Laurie Mayer

: A Wake for Sam

One of the great literary figures of the century, Samuel Beckett, died in December. During the next two weeks, Beckett's life and work are celebrated in a season of classic performances made over the years for the BBC in close collaboration with the author himself. They feature many of his favourite interpreters including Patrick Magee, Billie Whitelaw and Jack MacGowran. Tonight's opening programme presents extracts from Beckett's prose and radio plays, and a chance to see the memorable performances of Max Wall and Leo McKern in Act 2 of Beckett's best-known play, Waiting for Godot.
('Krapp's Last Tape' and 'Eh Joe' Wednesday 9.25pm)


Unknown: Samuel Beckett
Unknown: Patrick Magee
Unknown: Billie Whitelaw
Unknown: Jack MacGowran.
Unknown: Max Wall
Unknown: Leo McKem

: Saturday Night Clive

Clive goes worldwide to test the trends, plunder the programmes and take a critical look at what's on everywhere, right now.
Joining Clive in the studio this week is Michael Palin. Producer BEATRICE BALLARD Director DOMINIC BRIGSTOCKE
('The Talk Show with Clive James ' tomorrow 9.30pm)


Unknown: Michael Palin.
Producer: Beatrice Ballard
Director: Dominic Brigstocke
Unknown: Clive James

: Making Out

An eight-part series by Debbie Horsfield.
4: Who's turned up from the other side of the world? A strange weekend with Queenie and Chunky is in store for the visitor.
Series devised by Franc Roddam Music New Order
Producer John Chapman Director Chris Bernard (First shown on BBC1)
* Ceefax subtitles


Writer: Debbie Horsfield
Producer: John Chapman
Director: Chris Bernard
Queenie: Margi Clarke
Jill: Melanie Kilburn
Carol May: Shirley Stelfox
Klepto: Moya Brady
Pauline: Rachel Da Vies
Donna: Heather Tobias
Rex: Keith Allen
Bernie: Alan David
Norma: Tracie Bennett
Ray: Tim Dantay
Mr Kim: David Yip
Chunky: Brian Hibbard
Simon: Gary Beadle
Lady at car boot sale: Joan Campion
Sharon: Claire Quigley
Nicky: William Ash
Hotel receptionist: Bethan Rhys
Policemen: Jeffrey Longmoor
Policemen: Ronnie Leek
Police inspector: Brian McGladdery
Koreans: Won Kon Kim
Koreans: Raymond Choi

: The Film Club

Fit for a Feast
David Robinson , film critic of The Times, introduces two witty movies about society and food.
Dragon's Food
Starring Bhasker and Ric Young.
Shezad dreams of opening a restaurant. With the help of a Chinese friend, he seems set for success; but it's not easy for two foreigners who don't speak the language to get ahead in Hamburg.Shezad BHASKER
(In German with English subtitles.
First showing on network television. Black and white)
0 FILMS: page 19 and at 11.40pm
Long Live the Lady Starring Marco Esposito.
A group of teenagers is hired to be waiters at a sumptuous gala to honour a distinguished and powerful lady. Nothing short of perfection will do.
Written and directed by ERMANNOOLMI
(In Italian with English subtitles.
First showing on network television) Television presentation by DAVID THOMPSON
0 FILMS: page 19


Unknown: David Robinson
Unknown: Ric Young.
Written By: Jan Shotte
Written By: Thomas Strtttmatter
Directed By: Jan Shotte
Unknown: Marco Esposito.
Presentation By: David Thompson
Xiao: Ric Young
Rashid: Buddy Uzzaman
Herder: Wolf-Dieter Sprenger
Libenzio: Marco Esposito
Corinna: Simona Brandalise
Anna: Stefania Busarello
Mao SIMONE: Dalla Rosa
Ciccio: Lorenzo Paoljni

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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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