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: News

: Westminster

A roundup of yesterday's parliamentary business.

: Mexican Spitfire's Baby

FILM First showing on network television.
In another crazy comedy, Carmelita (Lupe Velez ) adopts a French war orphan.
0 FILMS: page 31-35


Unknown: Lupe Velez

: Ten Days in Paris

Starring Rex Harrison

Light-hearted suspense drama in which an amnesiac begins to wonder if he's a spy.
Films: page 31-35


Bob: Rex Harrison

: Laurel and Hardy: Swiss Miss

Stan and Ollie celebrate their first mousetrap sale in Switzerland with a slap-up meal at the Alpen Hotel.
Films: page 31-35


Stan: Stan Laurel
Ollie: Oliver Hardy

: After Hours

Lively American magazine.

: Backroads

American drama about an 11 -year-old girl who leaves home and meets an eccentric drifter.

: Bump

: Animal Fair

: Look, Stranger

Portrait of Northern poet Norman Nicholson.


Unknown: Norman Nicholson.

: News; Weather

Followed by Australia: from
Woy Woy to Wagga Wagga Humorist Spike Milligan goes on an Oz odyssey.


Unknown: Woy Woy
Unknown: Spike Milligan

: News; Weather

Followed by Westminster Live
Including Prime Minister's questions.

: News; Weather

: Call My Bluff

A duel of wit.

: Plunder

TV presenter Muriel Gray picks her favourite TV clips.


Presenter: Muriel Gray

: News

Followed by Film 91 with Barry Norman
Including Zeffirelli 's film of Hamlet.


Unknown: Barry Norman
Unknown: Including Zeffirelli

: The Vet

Last programme in the acclaimed series.
Beyond the Surgery Door
Scottish vet George Rafferty comes face to face with a gorilla. Producer Jeremy Mills
Executive producer Paul Hamann
* BOOK: The Vet - beyond the Surgery Door. £7.99, from booksellers.


Unknown: George Rafferty
Producer: Paul Hamann

: Carry On up the Khyber

I Comedy starring
Sidney James
The Khasi of Kalabar plans a rebellion against the Governor, Sir Sidney Ruff-Diamond .
Sir Sidney Ruff-Diamond ....SIDNEY JAMES Khasi of Kalabar. KENNETH WILLIAMS Pte James Widdle. CHARLES HAWTREY Director Gerald Thomas ● FILMS: pages 31-35


Unknown: Sidney James
Unknown: The Khasi
Unknown: Sir Sidney Ruff-Diamond
Unknown: Sir Sidney Ruff-Diamond
Unknown: Sidney James
Unknown: Pte James Widdle.
Director: Gerald Thomas

: First Sight

Turning the Tide
Every year, the sea is claiming hundreds of acres of the coastline. Major towns in the south and east will soon be threatened. Ken Cooper investigates.
Producer Peter Hiscocks
Executive producer Peter Lowe
0 REGIONAL PROGRAMME: for details of variations see panel on page 83


Unknown: Ken Cooper
Producer: Peter Hiscocks
Producer: Peter Lowe

: Floyd on Oz

Dishes from down under, from gastronaut Keith Floyd.
Tonight, Tasmania, where he braves rough seas to catch tuna. Director David Pritchard


Unknown: Keith Floyd.
Director: David Pritchard

: Top Gear

Eric Richard , from The Bill, rides the new Triumph 1200 model, Jeremy Clarkson road tests the new Citroen ZX and Tony Mason talks to the 20 finalists of the Rally Quest at Donington. See panel below. Producer Ken Pollock Editor Tom Ross


Unknown: Eric Richard
Unknown: Jeremy Clarkson
Talks: Tony Mason
Producer: Ken Pollock
Editor: Tom Ross
Unknown: Eric Richard

: Up Pompeii!

The classic 70s comedy starring Frankie Howerd
Producer Sydney Lotterby
● VIDEO: Up Pompeii! - Vestal Virgins and 'The Legacy', £9.99, from retailers.


Unknown: Frankie Howerd
Lurch: Frankie Howerd
Ludicrus: Wallas Eaton
Ammonia: Elizabeth Larner
Captain Bumshus: Alan Curtis
Nausius: Kerry Gardner
Senna: Jeanne Mockford
Erotica: Georgina Moon
LtPreshuS: David Anderson

: 40 Minutes

Suburbs in the Sky
A witty and informal look at the life and times of the air hostess. Feature film-maker
Chris Petit turns his eye to the world of flying, of 'trolley-dollies' duty-free lives, emergency, sex and shopping. Editor Caroline Pick
A Koninck Projects production for BBCtv ● PICTURE STORY: page 79


Unknown: Chris Petit
Editor: Caroline Pick

: The Staggering Stories of Ferdinand de Bargos

A series of surreal comedies.
Of Loaves and Morris Dancers English villagers fight Brussels bureaucrats to prevent the introduction of the Euro-loaf, the Euro-fish, and the Eur-inal. Told by Roger Blake ,
Jim Broadbent , Caroline Leddy ,
Enn Reitel and Kate Robbins.
Written and produced by Kim Fuller and Geoff Atkinson
Executive producer Tony Garnett


Told By: Roger Blake
Told By: Jim Broadbent
Unknown: Caroline Leddy
Unknown: Enn Reitel
Unknown: Kate Robbins.
Produced By: Kim Fuller
Produced By: Geoff Atkinson
Producer: Tony Garnett

: A Party Political Broadcast

By the Labour Party.

: Newsnight

With Peter Snow.

: The Late Show

The arts and media show.

: Weatherview

: Open University

Gallium Arsenide: Pulled from Obscurity

: Weekend Outlook

A preview of OU programmes.

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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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