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: Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe

1 1 : Stark Treachery

: King of the Rocket Men

11: The Secret of Dr Vulcan

: Famous Faces, Favourite Places

With actress Kathy Staff.


Unknown: Kathy Staff.

: The Travel Show Traveller

Dinard in Brittany.

: Blockheads

Classic comedy with Laurel and Hardy.
Films: pages 25-29


Director: John G. Blystone
Stan: Stan Laurel
Ollie: Oliver Hardy

: The Train

The French Resistance
_ "kidnap" a Nazi train full of art treasures. With Burt
Lancaster and Paul Scofield. Director John Frankenheimer (B/w) ● FILMS: pages 25-29


Unknown: Paul Scofield.
Director: John Frankenheimer

: Arthur Negus Enjoys

Temple Newsam, Yorkshire.

: Northern Lights

Painter Sally Duxbury.


Unknown: Sally Duxbury.

: A Year in the Life

Twenty Years On. The documentary series gets up to date. David and Sonia.

: Penny Crayon


: JimboandtheJetSet


: Ken Hom's Chinese Cookery

Today: rice.


Cook/presenter: Ken Hom

: News; Weather

Followed by Songs of Praise

: Darts

Embassy World Championship. ● STEREO
Including at
3.00pm News; Weather
3.50pm News; Weather and Regional News; Weather

: One in Four

Magazine for disabled people.

: Behind the Headlines

Presenter Jane Corbin.


Presenter: Jane Corbin.

: A Question of Sport


: The Purple Plain

Starring Gregory Peck Burma , 1945: the men of an RAF station are disturbed by the strange behaviour of their Squadron Leader.
Director Robert Parrish ● FILMS: pages 25-29


Unknown: Gregory Peck
Director: Robert Parrish
Forrester: Gregory Peck
Anna: Win Min Than
Dr Harris: Bernard Lee
Blore: Maurice Denham
Miss McNab: Brenda Debanzie

: Voices from the Past

I A series of early sound I films reflecting the achievements, ideas and attitudes of the age in which they were made.
Giants and Pygmies. Africa
1935. Explorer/anthropologist Armand Denis starts his story of a journey across country to a land of graceful seven foot giants: then travels to a pygmy beauty-parlour and witnesses the building of the most amazing, amusing pygmy suspension bridge in all Africa. Series editor Richard Robinson


Unknown: Armand Denis
Editor: Richard Robinson

: Horizon

The Shadow of Breast Cancer
One in 12 British women will contract breast cancer at some time. Despite improved treatments, a greater proportion of women die of breast cancer here than anywhere else in the world, more than 15,000 every year - one every 30 minutes. Why is there uncertainty about the way breast cancer should be treated? Horizon talks to doctors, scientists and the women themselves, and asks how the shadow can be lifted.
Producer Christopher Riley Series editor Jana Bennett
● TRANSCRIPT: for details see page 74


Producer: Christopher Riley
Editor: Jana Bennett

: Goodbye Cruel World

Johnston Alun Armstrong
A powerful, three-part drama about love and grief by Tony Marchant , author of the acclaimed BBC serial Take Me Home. When Barbara Grade is first diagnosed as having a rare and fatal muscle-wasting disease, she finds it hard to tell her husband the full truth. But as she becomes increasingly disabled, she decides to set up a self-help group.
Producer David Snodin Director Adrian Shergold ● STEREO
● TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888 ● DRAMA: page 5


Unknown: Johnston Alun Armstrong
Unknown: Tony Marchant
Unknown: Barbara Grade
Producer: David Snodin
Director: Adrian Shergold
Barbara: Sue Johnston
Roy: Alun Armstrong
Spector: Mick Ford
Marjory: Brenda Bruce
Cheevers: Will Knightley
Kaye: Julian Wadham
Mark: Jonny Lee Miller
Sally: Louisa Milwood-Haigh
Mary: Rosalind March
Michael: Eric Allan
Collins: Oliver Ford Davies
Julia: Lucy Maycock

: The Pall Bearer's Revue

The outrageous Jerry Sadowitz gets his first television series. He's a comedian. He's a magician.
He's abusive. You'll hate him. DirectorStephen Stewart Producer Jamie Rix ● STEREO


Unknown: Jerry Sadowitz

: Newsnight

With Sue Cameron.

: pmDarts

Second round matches.

: Behind the Headlines

(Snown at 5.00pm)

: Weatherview

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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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