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: Westminster

Parliamentary update.

: Yesterday at Wimbledon

Highlights of yesterday's ladies' quarter-finals.

: Tarzan's Savage Fury

Jungle adventure, starring Lex Barker A safari led by Lord Greystoke is searching for the nobleman's cousin, Tarzan.
When Greystoke is killed by lions, the expedition is taken over by Rokov, a white hunter with a sinister plan.
Director Cyril Endfield
• FILMS: pages41-48


Unknown: Lex Barker
Director: Cyril Endfield
Tarzan: Lex Barker
Jane: Dorothy Hart
Edwards: Patric Knowles
Rokov: Charlis Korvin
Joey: Tommy Carlton

: After Hours

Another edition of the entertainment magazine show from America.

: Town Portraits

John Grundy travels to the Scottish border to visit
Berwick-upon-Tweed, in Northumberland.


Unknown: John Grundy

: Henry's Cat

Cartoon. Narrated by Bob Godfrey.


Unknown: Bob Godfrey.

: Fireman Sam

Cartoon. Narrated by JohnAlderton.

: Wimbledon

More men's quarter-final action, with competitors dreaming about winning
Sunday's final and picking up a cheque for £265,000.
Commentary by John Barrett , Mark Cox , Barry Davies , Bill Threlfall , John Alexander and Julian Tutt.
Introduced by Desmond Lynam. • STEREO
Including at
2.00pm and 3.00pm News and Weather
3.50pm News; Weather and Regional News; Weather


Commentary By: John Barrett
Commentary By: Mark Cox
Commentary By: Barry Davies
Commentary By: Bill Threlfall
Commentary By: John Alexander
Commentary By: Julian Tutt.
Introduced By: Desmond Lynam.

: Black and White in Colour: A Man from the Sun

John Elliot's ground-breaking drama documentary, filmed in 1956, about the first wave of West Indian immigrants to this country. It explores the clash between the myth and reality of the Britain which many Afro-Caribbeans faced when they arrived here.


Writer/Producer: John Elliot
Cleve: Errol John
Alvin: Cy Grant
Jim Bale: Colin Douglas
Maggie: Sarah Morgan
Winston: Keefe West
Nina: Nadia Cattouse
Brent: Earl Cameron
Ethlyn: Gloria Simpson
Miss Prior: Beatrice Varley
Daddy Zacharius: Andre Dakar
Mrs Zacharius: Pauline Henriques

: ScreenPlay: The Countess Alice

A new season of dramas starts with Allan Cubitt 's moving story of a former society beauty with a mysterious past, starring Wendy Hiller
Zoë Wanamaker
Duncan Bell
In 1935, Lady Alice Monroe caused a minor scandal when she married a Prussian count.
Now her middle-aged daughter wishes to visit the former family home in eastern
Germany. But the Countess is reluctant to let her go.
Allan Cubitt is the author of a Golden Prague Award-winning ScreenPlay, Land of Dreams, and ITV's forthcoming drama Prime Suspect 2.
Producer Colin Ludlow
Director Moira Armstrong


Unknown: Allan Cubitt
Unknown: Wendy Hiller
Unknown: Zoë Wanamaker
Unknown: Duncan Bell
Unknown: Lady Alice Monroe
Unknown: Allan Cubitt
Producer: Colin Ludlow
Director: Moira Armstrong
Alice: Wendy Hiller
Connie: Zoe Wanamaker
Nick: Duncan Bell
Margot: Patricia Quinn
Jane: Lucinda Fisher
Tilly: Sylvia Barter
Beattie: Madge Ryan
Vicar: Chris Stanton
Jeremy: Martin Wimbush
Debbie: Hannah Cresswell
Terence Donovan: Him Self
Sarah: Sarah Crowden
Vivian: Jane van Hool

: Newsnight

Presented by James Cox.


Presented By: James Cox.

: Black and White in Colour: Empire Road: Wedding

The last episode of the 1979 drama series conceived, written, directed and acted by black people.

An Indian girl is marrying a West Indian boy from across the street - and Empire Road plans to celebrate the wedding of the year.

: Black and White in Colour: Variety in Sepia: Adelaide Hall

In an excerpt from a 1947 black variety show, Adelaide Hall, the star of Broadway and the Cotton Club, sings, dances and plays guitar.
This is one of the earliest recordings of a live BBC television transmission.
With Eric Robinson and His Orchestra.


Singer/Dancer/Guitarist: Adelaide Hall
Musicians: Eric Robinson and his Orchestra
Producer: Eric Fawcett

: Weatherview

: Open University

"Madmen and Specialists" by Wole Soyinka. A dark, compelling, ironic study of a civil war and its aftermath.


Unknown: Wole Soyinka.

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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.

Through the listings, you will also be able to use the Genome search function to find thousands of radio and TV programmes that are already available to view or listen to on the BBC website.

There are more than 5 million programme listings in Genome. This is a historical record of the planned output and the BBC services of any given time. It should be viewed in this context and with the understanding that it reflects the attitudes and standards of its time - not those of today.

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This internal version of Genome, which includes all the magazine covers, images and articles as well as the programme listings from the Radio Times, is different to the version of BBC Genome that is available externally/to the public. It is only available inside the BBC network.

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