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: Open University

Rural Life: Image and Reality

: Bitten by the Bug

A look at how insects mark their territories. Presented by Professor Erik Holm.


Presented By: Professor Erik Holm.

: The Italians

A portrait of Italy seen through the lives of ten different Italians.
Ciccio Longo is now nearly 80 and has been fishing the Straits of Messina all his life. But each year he catches fewer and fewer fish as the factory ships come in and destroy his traditional way of life. Narrated by Michael Pennington.


Unknown: Ciccio Longo
Unknown: Michael Pennington.

: Road Show

Starring Adolphe Menjou, Carole Landis
Wealthy playboy Drogo Gaines is committed to a "rest" home by his scheming fiance. On escaping with Colonel Carraway, they join a carnival.
Films: pages 33-39


Director: Hal Roach
Col Carleton Carraway: Adolphe Menjou
Penguin Moore: Carole Landis
Drogo Gaines: John Hubbard
Harry Whitman: Charles Butterworth
Jinx: Patsy Kelly
Indian: George E Stone
Priscilla: Margaret Roach
Helen Newton: Polly Ann Young
Ed Newton: Edward Norris
Alice: Marjorie Woodworth

: Men in War

Starring Robert Ryan Aldo Ray
During the Korean War
Lieutenant Benson has to confront more than the obvious enemy while trying to guide his stricken platoon to safety.
Director Anthony Mann ● FILMS: pages 33-39


Unknown: Robert Ryan
Unknown: Aldo Ray
Director: Anthony Mann
Lieutenant Benson: Robert Ryan
Montana: Aldo Ray
Colonel: Robert Keith
Riordan: Philippine
Zwkkley: Vic Morrow
Lewis: Nehemiah Persoff
Killian: James Edwards
Sam Davis: L Q Jones

: Lock, Stock and Barrow

Spitalfields Market was an integral part of the East End of London for over 300 years.
Inaugurated by Royal Charter, it required a Parliamentary Bill to move three-and-a-half miles up the road.

: The Ape Man that Never Was

The Rise and Fall of the Sussex Missing Link. Geoffrey Hinsliff tells the story of the daring and complicated fraud at Piltdown in Sussex. Seventy years ago a "missing link" between man and ape was elaborately forged and foisted on the scientific world.
It is the story of the ultimate debunking but how did it happen?


Unknown: Geoffrey Hinsliff

: Postman Pat


: Swim

The final programme in the series looks at safety in the water.

: News; Weather

Followed by Weekend Outlook
● TELETEXT SUBTITLES (news): page 888

: Golf and Racing

The GA European Open from Sunningdale Golf Club. In addition to the total prize fund of E600,000, Ryder Cup points are at stake. Commentary by Peter Alliss , Bruce Critchley ,
Alex Hay , Clive Clark and Mike Hughesdon. Introduced by Steve Rider.
From Goodwood.
2.40 Stardom Stakes (lm)
3.10 Country Gentlemen's
Association Stakes Handicap (lm I
3.40 Abtrust Select Stakes (1 m 2f) Dancing Brave is a previous winner of this valuable event designed as a trial for the "Arc". Commentary by Peter O'Sullevan , Jimmy Lindley and John Hanmer. Introduced byjulian Wilson. Producer (golf) Alastair Scott Producer (racing) Chris Lewis
Including at
3.00pm News and Weather


Commentary By: Peter Alliss
Commentary By: Bruce Critchley
Commentary By: Alex Hay
Commentary By: Clive Clark
Commentary By: Mike Hughesdon.
Introduced By: Steve Rider.
Commentary By: Peter O'Sullevan
Commentary By: Jimmy Lindley
Commentary By: John Hanmer.
Unknown: Alastair Scott
Unknown: Chris Lewis

: News and Weather

and Regional News; Weather
0 TELETEXT SUBTITLES (news): page 888

: Golf

Further live coverage.

: Stingray

In this first pilot episode of Gerry Anderson 's series, Troy Tempest and his crew prepare to launch the Super Submarine. 0 TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888


Unknown: Gerry Anderson
Unknown: Troy Tempest

Blog post that mentions this programme:

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: The Man from UNCLE: The Ultimate Computer Affair

Classic tongue-in-cheek spy drama from the 60s.
Starring Robert Vaughn, David McCallum

UNCLE must destroy an all-powerful computer before it falls into the hands of the evil THRUSH empire.
(Teletext subtitles: page 888)


Napoleon Solo: Robert Vaughn
Illya Kuryakin: David McCallum

: Sounds of the 60s

The first of a ten-part series of rock, pop, and rhythm and blues performances, featuring rare black-and-white archive material.
First Steps. Including the Springfields, Shadows, Beatles, and the Rolling Stones. Producer David Jeffcock
Executive producers John Archer and Michael Jackson ● STEREO


Producer: David Jeffcock
Producers: John Archer
Producers: Michael Jackson

: What the Papers Say

Joanna Coles of The Guardian reviews the week's press. A Granada production for BBCtv


Unknown: Joanna Coles

: East

Series on Asian affairs.
The Class of 92 - a Class
Divided. A British education for their children was a dream for many Asians. For some the dream came true, and Asians are generally represented as doing better in exams than white children, but this report exposes the conventional view as a myth.
Producer Fiona Charlton Hill
Series producer Charles Bruce ● STEREO


Producer: Fiona Charlton Hill
Producer: Charles Bruce

: Gardeners' World

Geoff Hamilton and the team with the latest tips and stories. Series producer Rosemary Forgan Executive producer Tony Laryea
A Catalyst Television production for BBCtv ● GARDENING: page 14


Unknown: Geoff Hamilton
Producer: Rosemary Forgan
Producer: Tony Laryea

: Naked Video

The comedy sketch series.
With Louise Beattie , Gregor Fisher , Andy Gray ,
Helen Lederer , Tony Roper , Elaine C Smith and Jonathan Watson. Director Brian Jobson
Producers Philip Differ. Colin Gilbert ● TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888


Unknown: Louise Beattie
Unknown: Gregor Fisher
Unknown: Andy Gray
Unknown: Helen Lederer
Unknown: Tony Roper
Unknown: Elaine C Smith
Unknown: Jonathan Watson.
Director: Brian Jobson
Producers: Philip Differ.

: Signs of the Times

Last in the series about perceptions of good and bad taste in the British home.
That Little Bit Different. A look at how we all aspire to be a little bit different.
Producer John Alexander
Series producer Nicholas Barker


Producer: John Alexander
Producer: Nicholas Barker

: Building Sights

Alan Bennett gives his views on the architecturally exotic
County Arcade, Leeds, designed by Frank Matcham in 1900. Director David Hinton
Producer Ruth Rosenthal


Unknown: Alan Bennett
Designed By: Frank Matcham
Director: David Hinton
Producer: Ruth Rosenthal

: Newsnight

With Francine Stock.


Presenter: Francine Stock

: pmBirdland

A new jazz series in which a star-studded international cast combines with the cream of Britain's young talent. This week keyboard player
Herbie Hancock and drummer Tony Williams share the studio with saxophonist Wayne Shorter and British pianist Jason Rebello. Series producer Kriss Rusmanis
Executive producer Michael Jackson ● STEREO


Unknown: Herbie Hancock
Unknown: Tony Williams
Unknown: Wayne Shorter
Pianist: Jason Rebello.
Producer: Kriss Rusmanis
Producer: Michael Jackson

: pm Weatherview

: Amarcord

Fellini's recollection of the impressions and events that dominated his childhood is shown as a tribute to producer Franco Cristaldi , who died in July this year.
Among his other Oscar-winning films is Cinema Paradiso. In
Italian with English subtitles.
● FILMS: pages 33.39


Producer: Franco Cristaldi
Miranda Biondi: Puppela Maggio
Gradisca: Magali Noel
Aurelio Biondi: Armando Brancia
Uncle Tio: Ciccio Ingrassia
Dud Coin: Nandino Orfei
Lawyer: Luigi Rossi
Titta Biondi: Bruno Zanin
Dom Baravelli: Gianfilippo Carcano

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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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