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: Westminster

Parliamentary update.

: South American George

Continuing the short season of British comedies. Starring George Formby
When George Butters agrees to switch places with his double, the famous South American tenor Gilli Vanetti , he soon finds himself fleeing from gangsters employed by the singer's manager. But it's also a chance for the manager to spot George's comic talents.
Director Marcel Varnel
SEE FILMS pages 59-72


Unknown: George Formby
Unknown: George Butters
Tenor: Gilli Vanetti
Director: Marcel Varnel
George Butters/Gilli Vanetti: George Formby
Carole Dean: Linden Travers
FrancesMartinique: Enid Stamp-Taylor
Enrico Richardo: Jacques Brown
Mr Appleby: Felix Aylmer
Swifty: Ronald Shiner

: Valley of Eagles

Pursuit thriller starring
Jack Warner
John McCallum
His wife missing and his invention stolen, Swedish scientist Nils Ahlen joins forces with a dogged police inspector to track down the culprits through the wilds of Lapland.
Director Terence Young


Unknown: Jack Warner
Unknown: John McCallum
Unknown: Nils Ahlen
Director: Terence Young
Inspector: Jack Warner
Nils Ahlen: John McCallum
Sven Nystrom: Nadia Gray
Helga Ahlen: Anthony Dawson
McTavish: Mary Laura Wood
Trerik: Norman MacOwen
Detectives: Christopher Lee
Detectives: Ewen Solon

: Latin American!

Two young ballroom virtuosi show that Latin American is not all tulle and sequins.

: When Ewan Grows Up

Baby Ewan [text removed] was born with cystic fibrosis, a common genetic disease. But a revolutionary treatment could transform his life.

: Sutton Hoo

In the last of three programmes Prof Martin Carver goes in search of answers to the strange practice of boat burials in northern Europe.


Unknown: Prof Martin Carver

: Noddy

Animation. Rpt Stereo NODDY MAGAZINE: on sale fortnightly, 65pm, from newsagents.

: Funnybones

Animation. Rpt Stereo

: Geoffrey Smith's World of Flowers

Today: tulips, one of the brightest of spring bulbs.

: News; Weather

Subtitled (news)
Followed by Summoned by Bells
A verse autobiography of Sir John Betjeman , first produced to celebrate the late Poet
Laureate's 70th birthday.


Unknown: John Betjeman

: News; Weather

Subtitled (news)
Followed by Westminster Live
Presented by lain Macwhirter and John Cole.


Unknown: John Cole.

: News and Weather

Subtitled (news)
Regional News; Weather

: The Lost Moment

Drama starring
Susan Hayward American publisher Lewis Venable comes to Venice in search of the love letters of a famous poet.
Director Martin Gabel


Unknown: Susan Hayward
Unknown: Lewis Venable
Director: Martin Gabel
Tina: Susan Hayward
Lewis Venable: Robert Cummings
Juliana: Agnes Moorhead
Amelia: Joan Lorring
Charles: John Archer
Father Rinaldo: Eduard Ociannelli
Pietro: Frank Pugua

: From the Edge

Magazine programme for people with disabilities. With sign language interpretation.

: Arrow in the Dust

Vintage western starring
Sterling Hayden Coleen Gray
A cavalry deserter assumes the identity of a major in order to lead a wagon train safely through Indian country.
Director Lesley Selander
SEE FILMS pages 59-72


Unknown: Sterling Hayden
Unknown: Coleen Gray
Director: Lesley Selander
Bart Laish: Sterling Hayden
Christella: Coleen Gray
LtKing: Keith Larson
Crowshaw: Tom Tully
Tillotson: Tudo Rowen
Crew boss: Leevan Cleef

: Animation Now

Sing Beast Sing. Just who is the mysterious beast?
Director MarvNewland

: First Sight

Will the South Ever Work
Again? A revolution in information technology in the workplace is reshaping the nature of work. Does this mean people will have to come to terms with mass unemployment for the foreseeable future, or are there alternatives to work which could reduce the scourge of joblessness? Marie Kinsey reports on new ideas about how to tackle the job crisis. Producer Stuart Lansley


Unknown: Marie Kinsey
Producer: Stuart Lansley

: My Wilderness Reprieved

A provocative series in which writer and naturalist Phil
Drabble presents a personal view of the future of our rural environment.
The future of the countryside will rest in the hands of our children. Phil explains how he is teaching them responsibility for pride not profit. He also meets some older kindred spirits who are fighting for the environment of today. Producer Michael Kerr


Producer: Michael Kerr

: Gymnastics

Highlights of the early rotations and live coverage of the closing stages of the men's overall final in the World
Gymnastics Championships from the NEC, Birmingham. The men of the former Soviet Union are expected to dominate once more.

: Top Gear

Peugeot's 205 was such a success that some have called it the car of the 1980s. Now the company hopes to grab the limelight again in the 90s with its new 306 range. Built in Coventry, the car goes on sale this month. Jeremy Clarkson tests it to see if Peugeot's hopes are justified. Producer Jon Bentley
Executive producer Dennis Adams
CLASSIC AND SPORTS CAR SHOW: information about the show at Birmingham NEC from 1 to 3 May is on Ceefax page 687.


Unknown: Jeremy Clarkson
Producer: Jon Bentley
Producer: Dennis Adams

: Newsnight

Withjeremy Paxman.


Unknown: Withjeremy Paxman.

: The Late Show

Arts and media magazine.

: Weatherview

: Jumpcuts

Weekend viewing from the OU.

: They Live by Night

The On the Run short season continues with Nicholas Ray's directorial debut. A moving and poetic version of Thieves Like Us combining gangster movie with love story, it stars Farley Granger and Cathy O'Donnell.
(Badlands tomorrow at 11.20pm)
See Films pages 59-72


Director: Nicholas Ray
Bowie: Farley Granger
Keechie: Cathy O'Donnell

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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.

To read scans of the Radio Times magazines from the 1920s, 30s, 40s and 50s, you can navigate by issue.

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