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: Mannequin

Drama starting four consecutive programmes devoted to Spencer Tracy
Also starring Joan Crawford Jessie Cassidy escapes from a loveless marriage to a gambler to find love with a wealthy businessman. With Alan Curtis and Ralph Morgan. Director Frank Borzage (1937)
FILM REVIEWS pages 57-67


Unknown: Spencer Tracy
Unknown: Joan Crawford
Unknown: Jessie Cassidy
Unknown: Alan Curtis
Unknown: Ralph Morgan.
Director: Frank Borzage

: The Spencer Tracy Legacy

Katharine Hepburn introduces a personal portrait of Spencer Tracy. Featuring film clips and with contributions from friends and colleagues, including Angela Lansbury , Sidney Poitier , Burt Reynolds , Frank Sinatra ,
Elizabeth Taylor , Robert Wagner and Joanne Woodward.


Introduces: Katharine Hepburn
Unknown: Spencer Tracy.
Unknown: Angela Lansbury
Unknown: Sidney Poitier
Unknown: Burt Reynolds
Unknown: Frank Sinatra
Unknown: Elizabeth Taylor
Unknown: Robert Wagner
Unknown: Joanne Woodward.

: Father of the Bride

I Comedy starring
I Spencer Tracy The calm, ordered life of Stanley Banks is shattered when his beloved only daughter announces her engagement. With
Joan Bennett and Elizabeth Taylor. Director Vincente Minnelli (1950)


Unknown: Spencer Tracy
Unknown: Joan Bennett
Unknown: Elizabeth Taylor.
Director: Vincente Minnelli

: Adam's Rib

FILM Classic comedy starring Spencer Tracy
Katharine Hepburn
Husband and wife lawyers find themselves on opposing sides of a courtroom when a downtrodden wife is accused of attempting to murder her philandering husband. With Judy Holliday and Tom Ewell. Director George Cukor (1949)
FILM REVIEWS pages 57-67


Unknown: Spencer Tracy
Unknown: Katharine Hepburn
Unknown: Judy Holliday
Unknown: Tom Ewell.
Director: George Cukor

: Horizon

Sir Walter's Journey
Geneticist Sir Walter Bodmer reveals a new history - the one written in our genes.


Unknown: Sir Walter Bodmer

: The Two Voyages of

Donald Crowhurst
The bizarre story of the lone yachtsman who attempted to fake his round-the-world voyage.

: pmThe Magnificent Showman

I Adventure starring
1 John Wayne Rita Hayworth
In the early 1900s circus owner Matt Masters decides to take his show to Europe, still haunted by the bewitching Lili, who left his life 14 years earlier. With Claudia Cardinale , Lloyd Nolan and Richard Conte. Director Henry Hathaway (1964)


Unknown: John Wayne
Unknown: Rita Hayworth
Unknown: Matt Masters
Unknown: Claudia Cardinale
Unknown: Lloyd Nolan
Unknown: Richard Conte.
Director: Henry Hathaway

: Monty Python's Flying Circus

A special episode of the classic comedy series from which was made for German television. Written and performed by Graham Chapman , John Cleese , Terry Gilliam , Eric Idle , Terry Jones and Michael Palin.
Producer Ian MacNaughton Rpt


Unknown: Graham Chapman
Unknown: John Cleese
Unknown: Terry Gilliam
Unknown: Eric Idle
Unknown: Terry Jones
Unknown: Michael Palin.
Producer: Ian MacNaughton Rpt

: Scrutiny

With Anne Perkins.
Editor James Leaton Gray


Unknown: Anne Perkins.
Editor: James Leaton Gray

: News and Sport

With Chris Lowe. Weather Peter Cockroft


Unknown: Chris Lowe.
Unknown: Peter Cockroft

: Young Musician of the Year

Brass Semi-final
The last five places in the final round are decided.
Executive producer Kriss Rusmanis Event sponsored by Lloyds Bank
(Tomorrowat 7.00pm: the first three documentaries about music teaching.)


Producer: Kriss Rusmanis

: Radio Days

I Woody Allen 's nostalgic comedy starring Mia Farrow Julie Kavner
Little Joe recalls growing up in Brooklyn in the late 30s and early 40s when his heroes were all radio personalities.
FILM REVIEWS pages 57-67


Unknown: Woody Allen
Unknown: Mia Farrow
Unknown: Julie Kavner
Unknown: Little Joe
Sally White: Mia Farrow
Mother ,: Julle Kavner
Father: Michael Tucker
Little Joe: Seth Green
AuntBea: Dianne Wiest
Uncle Abe: Josh Mostel
AuntCeil: Renee Lippin
Masked Avenger: Wallace Shawn
Rocco: Danny Aiello
Biff Baxter: Jeff Daniels
SilverDollarEmcee: Tony Roberts

: Arena Relics

Curse of the Firebeetle
A film drama set against civil war in Peru. When Ortiz, a professional graverobber, stumbles across the huge golden disc of the ancient sun god Atahualpa lost for years, he sets off for Lima where he hopes to sell it for a high price. Chained to the shield, he looks like a giant firebeetle as he crosses the dramatic mountains in Peru pursued by characters with a special interest in the shield. Spurred on by greed, Ortiz's fate becomes inextricably linked to that of the sun god.
Written and directed by Paul Gruebel Lee
Series editors Nigel Finch and Anthony Wall
Followed by Saint of the Day An irreverent series for Holy
Week. Today: St Mary of Egypt. Executive producer Edward Mirzoeff
Producer Jonathan Gili


Directed By: Paul Gruebel Lee
Editors: Nigel Finch
Producer: Edward Mirzoeff
Producer: Jonathan Gili
Ortiz: Paul Barber
Mulrooney: Denis Arndt
Ezequiel: Pedro Gutierez

: Between the Lines

Nobody's Fireproof. When senior police officer is arrested with a prostitute, it sparks off a chain of events that could finish some promising police careers. Written by JCWilsher
Producer Peter Noms ; Director Alan Dossor
(For final part and cast, see Easter Monday at
9.00pm) Rpt Stereo


Producer: Peter Noms
Director: Alan Dossor

: Filmworks

Robert McKee introduces the classic thriller, Chinatown. Producer Nick Freand Jones


Introduces: Robert McKee
Producer: Nick Freand Jones

: Chinatown

FILM Starring
Jack Nicholson
Faye Dunaway
When a private eye is hired to investigate the husband of a rich LA socialite, he stumbles into a web of deceit and murder. Shown for the first time on television in its original CinemaScope ratio.
Director Roman Polanski (1974)
(The Two Jakes, the sequel to Chinatown, is tomorrowat9.50pm)


Unknown: Jack Nicholson
Unknown: Faye Dunaway
JJGittes: Jack Nicholson
Evelyn Mulwray: Faye Dunaway
NoahCross: John Huston
Escobar: Perry Lopez
Man with knife: Roman Polanski

: Words and Music

American Stories (part 1). The second of three shows about songwriting includes Suzanne Vega and James Taylor singing their signature songs. Producer Mark Cooper
(Part 2 tomorrow at 12.05am)


Unknown: Suzanne Vega
Unknown: James Taylor
Producer: Mark Cooper

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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.

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