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: Flash Gordon

The classic serial starring Buster Crabbe
Princess Aura sets out to capture Flash Gordon's girlfriend Dale.


Unknown: Buster Crabbe

: Don't Change My World

The Appalachian mountains are the setting for this colourful movie.
Wildlife photographer Eric Whyle - worried that the North Woods area is being threatened by unscrupulous developers, unthinking tourists and evil poachers - decides to fight back.
Producer George P Macrenaris Writer/Director Robert Rector
0 FILMS: pages 17-20


Unknown: Eric Whyle
Producer: George P MacRenaris
Director: Robert Rector
Eric: Roy Tatum
Diane: Edie Kramer
Haggardy: Paul Newmark
Ranger: George P MacRenaris

: World Snooker

Full coverage of the World Professional Snooker
Championship. Of today's first-round matches, two begin and three play to a finish. It's do-or-die for Tony Knowles , while Tony Meo plays qualifier Wayne Jones. David Icke is the host as day five begins from the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield. Commentators: Ted Lowe , Jack Karnehm ,
Clive Everton and Ray Edmonds.


Unknown: Tony Knowles
Unknown: Tony Meo
Unknown: Wayne Jones.
Unknown: David Icke
Commentators: Ted Lowe
Commentators: Jack Karnehm
Unknown: Clive Everton
Unknown: Ray Edmonds.

: The Adventures of Spot

Told by Paul Nicholas. Cartoon by Eric Hill
Animation Leo Beltoft
Production Clive Juster (R)


Told By: Paul Nicholas.
Unknown: Eric Hill
Unknown: Animation Leo Beltoft
Unknown: Clive Juster

: What's Inside

With Floella Benjamin, David, Elizabeth, Eriko, Ivan, James and Larissa. Story: The Waterfall by Peter Bonnici.
Illustrations: Lisa Hopper. Storyteller: Saeed Jaffrey. Musical director Richard Brown Producer Sheila Fraser Executive producer Cynthia Felgate (R)


Unknown: Peter Bonnici.
Unknown: Lisa Hopper.
Unknown: Saeed Jaffrey.
Director: Richard Brown
Producer: Sheila Fraser
Producer: Cynthia Felgate

: See Hear!

Presented by Clive Mason and Maureen Denmark and interpreted by John Lee and Brenda Mackay.


Presented By: Clive Mason
Presented By: Maureen Denmark
Unknown: John Lee
Unknown: Brenda MacKay.

: News

Weather followed by International
Highlights of the fourth day of the Fifth Test.

: World Snooker

Featuring the Second Round of the Embassy World Professional Snooker
Championship. John Virgo plays Gary Wilkinson and Stephen Hendry plays Alain Robidoux. David Icke is the host from the Crucible
Theatre, Sheffield.
Including at
3.00pm News and Weather
3.50pm News and Weather Regional News; Weather


Unknown: John Virgo
Unknown: Gary Wilkinson
Unknown: Stephen Hendry
Unknown: Alain Robidoux.
Unknown: David Icke

: Gardeners' World

A look at the quality of garden products and bargains. With Geoff Hamilton
Diane Kemp and Anne Swithinbank.
Details on Ceefax page 617.
0 INFO-LINE: [number removed] (calls cost 25p per minute off-peak and 38p per minute at all other times)


Unknown: Geoff Hamilton
Unknown: Diane Kemp
Unknown: Anne Swithinbank.

: Texas Lady

Claudette Colbert
Barry Sullivan Texasin the 1880s: independent
Prudence Webb heads west to start a new career as a newspaper editor. Pursued by a New
Orleans gambler whom she has ruined, she finds herself in more trouble when she incurs the enmity of two ruthless cattle barons who control the town.
Director Tim Whelan
0 FILMS: pages 17-20


Unknown: Claudette Colbert
Unknown: Barry Sullivan
Unknown: Prudence Webb
Director: Tim Whelan
Prudence Webb: Claudette Colbert
Chris Mooney: Barry Sullivan
Jess Foley: Gregory Walcott
Ralston: Ray Collins
Sturdy: Walter Sande
Cass Gower: James Bell

: Bilko

Phil Silvers
Sergeant Bilko happily sees much grist for his gambling mill in the news that
Fort Baxter is opening a school for 1,500 new recruits. (Biacfc and white) (R)


Unknown: Phil Silvers
Unknown: Fort Baxter

: Army Lives

A series of programmes that look past the barrack gates at family life in the army. Tonight, a look at how couples have to adapt to the demands made by military rank.
After 23 years in the ranks, Regimental Sergeant Major Jeff is to become a Lieutenant. From being the most senior soldier he will become one of the most junior officers. His wife Chris is nervous of the officers' wives she has always addressed formally. But far from feeling superior, Vanessa, the Commanding Officer's wife, feels inadequate. She's not qualified for the unpaid social work required of her. Jane, the wife of Tony the new RSM, knows he will not be popular - he's the battalion's disciplinarian. Film editor Steve Holdsworth Producer Marie Thomas


Editor: Steve Holdsworth
Producer: Marie Thomas

: Top Gear

William Woollard reports from the Ultimate Truck
Show at Stoneleigh in Warwickshire on the biggest, fastest and safest trucks on the scene.
Steve Webster has been world motorcycle sidecar champion for the last three years. Tiff Needell takes the place of his regular passenger around the challenging Cadwell Park circuit in Lincolnshire to try out one of the most dangerous and spectacular jobs in motor sport.
For the disabled, mobility itself is a challenge. Simon Barnes of the One in Four programme investigates how to go about learning to drive and buying a car if you are confined to a wheelchair.
Plus Jeremy Clarkson examines the return of the car with a boot, with three new models which started life as hatchbacks. Producer Ken Pollock Editor Tom Ross BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: William Woollard
Unknown: Steve Webster
Unknown: Tiff Needell
Unknown: Simon Barnes
Unknown: Jeremy Clarkson
Producer: Ken Pollock
Editor: Tom Ross

: Quantum Leap

Last in the time-hopping American series starring Scott Bakula
Dean Stockwell
1 April 1976: white polyester suits, platform heels, star signs and people getting down to that disco beat. It's the dreaded 70s and Sam finds himself in the perilous life of a stuntman on a disaster movie who, in the world of reality, must prevent a family tragedy.


Sam Beckett: Scott Bakula
Al: Dean Stockwell
Roy Stone: Michael Greene
Chris Stone: Kris Kamm
Shannon: Kelli Williams
Traci: Arnetia Walker

: Troubleshooter

Sir John Harvey-Jones , one of Britain's most successful and unconventional industrialists, offers more candid advice.
4: 'Round and round the wagon train ...' Tonight, Sir John tackles the daunting problems of the National
Health Service. Shropshire Health Authority has one of the longest waiting lists in the country, and one of the biggest overspends. As Sir John tours the county's hospitals, he discovers an impoverished service where money is not the only problem. Will the Government's plans to introduce competition into the NHS make it more efficient? And can a businessman really help?
Executive producer Richard Reisz Producer Robert Thirkell


Unknown: Sir John Harvey-Jones
Producer: Richard Reisz
Producer: Robert Thirkell

: Newsnight

Jeremy Paxman with the day's top stories.


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman

: Weatherview

: World Snooker

The Embassy World Professional Snooker
Championship from the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield, where 'whirlwind' Jimmy White , the No 4 seed this year, is the last of the seeds to start out.
He plays Danny Fowler. On table two, Tony Meo plays to a finish against Wayne Jones.
Introduced by David Vine.


Unknown: Jimmy White
Unknown: Danny Fowler.
Unknown: Tony Meo
Unknown: Wayne Jones.
Introduced By: David Vine.

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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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