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: News

: Laurel and Hardy

The Chimp. When the circus disbands, Ollie inherits Ethel the chimpanzee.
With James Finlayson. (R)


Unknown: James Finlayson.

: Tarzan and the Huntress

Johnny Weissmuller Johnny Sheffield
When the peace of the forest is threatened by a group of ruthless professional hunters, the animals and jungle people look to Tarzan for protection.
Director Kurt Neuman
0 FILMS: pages 51-64


Unknown: Johnny Weissmuller
Unknown: Johnny Sheffield
Director: Kurt Neuman
Tarzan: Johnny Weissmuller
Boy: Johnny Sheffield
Jane: Brenda Joyce
Tanja: Patricia Morison
Weir: Barton MacLane
Marley: John Warburton
Smithers: Wallace Scott
King Farrod: Charles Trowbridge
Prince Zuli: Maurice Tauzin
Prince Ozira: Ted Hecht

: Murder Ahoy

Margaret Rutherford Lionel Jeffries
Amateur sleuth Miss Marple is on the trail of a murderer once again and definitely all at sea. On board the training ship
Battledore she suspects that everything is neither shipshape nor Bristol fashion.
Director George Pollock
* FILMS: pages 51-64


Unknown: Margaret Rutherford
Unknown: Lionel Jeffries
Director: George Pollock
Miss Marple: Margaret Rutherford
Captain Rhumstone: Lionel Jeffries
Det Insp Craddock: Charles Tingwell
Breeze-Connington: William Mervyn
Matron Alice Fanbraid: Joan Benham
Mr Stringer: Stringer Davis
Dr Crump: Nicholas Parsons
Bishop: Miles Malleson
Lord Rudkin: Henry Oscar
Humbert: Derek Nimmo
Brewer: Gerald Cross
Shirley: Norma Foster
Sergeant Bacon: Terence Edmond
Compton: Francis Matthews

: How Are the Kids?

L 'enfance de I 'art. In a district which could be in the Lebanon, or elsewhere, a young woman reads Victor Hugo to a child. This short drama is a testimony: a reflection on war, on education and on the tyranny of ideas.
Written and directed by Jean-Luc Godard and Anne-Marie Mieville


Unknown: Victor Hugo
Directed By: Jean-Luc Godard
Directed By: Anne-Marie Mieville

: The Unanswered Question

Leonard Bernstein at Harvard
Continuing the series of six lectures given by the great
American musician who died last year.
5: The 20th-Century Crisis Leonard Bernstein looks at some of the conflicts facing 20th-century composers.
Including Ravel's Rapsodie Espagnole and the Unanswered Question by Charles Ives performed by the Boston Symphony Orchestra, and the Adagio from Mahler's Symphony No 9 played by the Vienna Philharmonic
Orchestra conducted by Leonard Bernstein. (R)


Unknown: Leonard Bernstein
Unknown: Leonard Bernstein
Unknown: Charles Ives
Conducted By: Leonard Bernstein.

: Charlie Chalk

Animation. (R)

: News

Weather followed by Flying Birds
David and Katie Urry 's superb photography captures all the beauty of gannets, fulmers and arctic terns.
An RSPB film (R)


Unknown: Katie Urry

: Antiques Roadshow

From Islington, north London. 0 CEEFAX SUBTITLES

: News

Weather followed by Barry Norman 's Films of the Year
Barry Norman looks at the best and worst of the year.


Unknown: Barry Norman
Unknown: Barry Norman

: Search Dogs of the Summit

A fully-trained mountain rescue dog can cover as much ground as 20 men. But few dogs make the grade.
Award-winning cameraman
Sid Perou follows the fortunes of 'Gael' and 'Corrie' as they are put to the test in the Yorkshire Dales.
Executive producer Douglas B Smith (R)


Unknown: Sid Perou
Producer: Douglas B Smith

: Royal Institution Christmas Lectures

The last in the series.
5: The Origin of the Universe Professor Malcolm Longair leaves the biggest problem of the lot to his last lecture. In his explanation of some of the most puzzling aspects of the structure of the universe, he illustrates how modern particle physics - the pursuit of the very small - is providing some remarkable new theories to explain the evolution of the very large.


Unknown: Professor Malcolm Longair

: The Travel Show Guides

Ski-ing in the Austrian Tyrol A guide to the major resorts in the area, and a basic introduction to a winter sports holiday. Presented by Penny Junor with Dr John Thomes. Producer Julie Bradshaw
Executive producer Alan Dobson (R) Details on Ceefax page 619
● SCRIPT: price £2.00 (crossed cheques payable to the BBC) from [address removed]. 0 CEEFAX SUBTITLES


Unknown: Dr John Thomes.
Producer: Julie Bradshaw
Producer: Alan Dobson

: Pirates

First showing on network television, starring Walter Matthau
Cris Campion
Marooned on a raft in mid-ocean, the fearsome buccaneer Captain Red and his young crewman Jean-Baptiste are at the end of their tether when the Spanish galleon
Neptune comes into view. As they clamber aboard, little do they realise that their adventures are just beginning.
Director Roman Polanski
0 FILMS: pages 51-64


Unknown: Walter Matthau
Unknown: Cris Campion
Captain Red: Walter Matthau
Jean-Baptiste the Frog: Cris Campion
Don Alfonso: Damien Thomas
Boumako: Olu Jacobs
Captain Linares: Ferdy Mayne
Surgeon: David Kelly
Spanish officers: Anthony Peck
Spanish officers: Anthony Dawson
Spanish officers: Richard Dieux
Spanish officers: Jacques Maury
Master-at-Arms: Jose Santamaria
Commander of Marines: Robert Dorning

: Animation Now

The Public Voice
Surreal Danish film.

: Bleak House

A second chance to see
Arthur Hopcraft 's eight-part dramatisation of Charles Dickens 's novel starring
Diana Rigg , Denholm Elliott 1: Young Esther Summerson is summoned to London by her guardian's solicitors.
Producers John Hams and Betty Willingale Director Ross Devenish (R)


Unknown: Arthur Hopcraft
Unknown: Charles Dickens
Unknown: Diana Rigg
Unknown: Denholm Elliott
Unknown: Esther Summerson
Producers: John Hams
Producers: Betty Willingale
Director: Ross Devenish
Lady Dedlock: Diana Rigg
John Jarndyce: Denholm Elliott
Young Esther: Rebecca Sebborn
Miss Barbary: Fiona Walker
Esther Summerson: Suzanne Burden
Jo: Chris Pitt
'Nemo': Donald Sumpter
William Guppy: Jonathan Moore
Lord Chancellor: Graham Crowden
Ada Clare: Lucy Hornak
Richard Carstone: Philip Franks
Miss Flite: Sylvia Coleridge
Krook: Bernard Hepton
Footman: Stephen Kemble
Tulkinghorn: Peter Vaughan
Sir Leicester Dedlock: Robin Bailey
Gridley: Frank Windsor
Guster: Kathy Burke
Snagsby: Sam Kelly
Waggoner: Arthur Hewlett
Harold Skimpole: T P McKenna

: The Mary Whitehouse Experience

The cult radio comedy now on television written and performed by David Baddiel, Steve Punt, Rob Newman, Hugh Dennis
Each winter the bald-headed eagle comes to roost in the Highlands of Scotland. Tony Soper is there with his binoculars. Unfortunately he hasn't got a television series. We have. Sorry Tony.
Picture Story: page 125


Comedian: David Baddiel
Comedian: Steve Punt
Comedian: Rob Newman
Comedian: Hugh Dennis
Director/Producer: Marcus Mortimer

: 40 Minutes

Whatever Happened to Susl?
Two years ago, Grace Stocken heard an item on Woman's
Hour that changed her life.
Someone was talking about a reunion of the children who had fled Nazi Germany in 1939. Grace was one of those children. The day after her
3rd birthday, she and her twin sister were collected from
Liverpool Street Station and taken to live in Wales with a Baptist minister and his wife. They changed her name from Susi to Grace and told her she was an orphan. Fifty years on, that radio broadcast set her off on a mission to discover the truth. The trail led to New
York, Munich and Leipzig. What she finally uncovered was more than she could ever have hoped for. Producer Sally George Editor Caroline Pick


Producer: Sally George
Editor: Caroline Pick

: A Life in Pieces

Sir Arthur Streeb-Greebling (Peter Cook ) chooses his 12 Christmas gifts with Ludovic Kennedy.
9: Drummers Drumming


Unknown: Sir Arthur Streeb-Greebling
Unknown: Peter Cook
Unknown: Ludovic Kennedy.

: Newsnight

The background to today's top stories presented by Peter Snow.


Presented By: Peter Snow.

: Weatherview

: Blood Simple

John Getz
Frances McDormand
In the heat of the night, a couple make love. He is a bartender, she is the wife of the bar owner. Her husband has hired a private detective to prove their adultery. But temperatures are running high, and blood is about to be spilt. This stylish Texan murder mystery - gruesome and comic by turns - was the first film by the producerdirector team Ethan and Joel Coen , whose latest film,
Miller's Crossing, opens soon.


Unknown: John Getz
Unknown: Frances McDormand
Unknown: Joel Coen
Ray: John Getz
Abby: Frances McDormand
Julian Marty: Dan Hedaya
Meurice: Samm-Art Williams
Visser: M Emmet Walsh
Debra: Deborah Neumann
Landlady: Raquel Gavia

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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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