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: Desperate

Thriller, the first in a double bill of films directed by Anthony Mann.
Starring Steve Brodie , Audrey Long
Raymond Burr
Trucker Steve Randall becomes innocently involved in a robbery in which a policeman is killed and is forced to go on the run with his wife -followed by the real crooks.
(1947) Black and white ...... + See Films: pages 60-70 ****


Directed By: Anthony Mann.
Unknown: Steve Brodie
Unknown: Audrey Long
Unknown: Raymond Burr
Unknown: Trucker Steve Randall

: God's Little Acre

Drama, second in a double bill of films directed by Anthony Mann.
Starring Robert Ryan , Aldo Ray
A poor Georgia cotton farmer neglects his work searching forthe gold he believes to be buried on his land.
(1958) Blackandwhite ...... ♦ SeeFilms:pages60-70 ★★★★


Directed By: Anthony Mann.
Unknown: Robert Ryan
Unknown: Aldo Ray

: Q Asia

Quiz show about Asian culture, history and lifestyle, TO TAKE PART: please send an SAE to [address removed]

: Network East

Asian arts magazine, with Mo Dutta and Amanda Hussain. This week's guest is actor NavinChowdhry.


Unknown: Mo Dutta
Unknown: Amanda Hussain.

: 50 Years On- Independence

An exclusive interview with one of India's most successful film stars, Shah Rukh
Khan. With NishaPillai. Stereo ...


Unknown: Shah Rukh

: film 97 with Bany Norman

Movies under review are A Life Less
Ordinary, The Peacemaker and Face/Off. Shown last Monday, BBCl Stereo

: The Great Romances of the 20th Century

Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall
Examining the passionate relationship that began when Bacall was just 19. A double bill of Bogart's films follows.


Unknown: Humphrey Bogart
Unknown: Lauren Bacall

: Key Largo

Crime drama, first in a double bill directed by John Huston and starring
Humphrey Bogart
Also starring Edward G Robinson Lauren Bacall
A disillusioned Second World War veteran arrives at a remote hotel to find it under the control of mobster Johnny Rocco and his gang. Should he make a stand?
(1948, PG) Blackandwhite * See Films: pages 60-70 ***


Directed By: John Huston
Unknown: Humphrey Bogart
Unknown: Edward G Robinson
Unknown: Lauren Bacall
Unknown: Johnny Rocco
Frank McCloud: Humphrey Bogart
JohnnyRocco: Edwardg Robinson
Nora Temple: Lauren Bacall
James Temple: Lionel Barrymore
Gaye Dawn: Claire Trevor

: The Maltese Falcon

Crime drama, the second of the double bill directed by John Huston and starring Humphrey Bogart
Also starring Mary Astor , Peter Lorre Sydney Greenstreet
Sam Spade , a cynical private detective, becomes involved in a dangerous quest for a priceless black statuette.
(1941. PG) Blackandwhite Subtitled ... * See Films: pages 60-70


Directed By: John Huston
Unknown: Humphrey Bogart
Unknown: Mary Astor
Unknown: Peter Lorre
Unknown: Sydney Greenstreet
Unknown: Sam Spade
Sam Spade: Humphrey Bogart
BrigidO'Shaughnessy: Mary Astor
Joel Cairo: Peter Lorre
KasperGutman: Sydney Greenstreet
Iva Archer: Gladys George
Wilmer Cook: Elisha Cookjr

: The Saint

The Power Artist. Simon Templar is framed for murder. First shown on ITV
Postponed from 11 October


Artist: Simon Templar

: TOTP 2

Memories from the Top of the Pops archives, plus today's hits. Top of the Pops is on Friday at 7.30pm on BBC1

: Snooker

Action from the first of today's semi-finals of the Grand Prix tournament in Bournemouth, decided over the best of 11 frames. Further coverage is at

: News and Sport

With Paul Burden. subtitled
Weather Bill Giles ..........


Unknown: Paul Burden.
Unknown: Bill Giles

: Correspondent

As part of the BBC's Millennium scheme to seek out new creative talent, this edition comprises films from around the world presented by four reporters who are new to the programme.
Jan Rocha investigates the exploitation of child labourby wealthy sugar manufacturers in Brazil. SunitaThakur is in India to examine the plight of women in Vrindavan, the so-called "city of widows". Blamed fortheir husbands' deaths, forbidden to remarry, more than 5,000 women have sought refuge in temples. Carol Radull profiles Kenya's first woman candidate forthe presidency, while Oliver Lehmann discovers a model ecological village in Austria. Editor Fiona Murch


Unknown: Jan Rocha
Unknown: Carol Radull
Unknown: Oliver Lehmann
Editor: Fiona Murch

: The Works

Fatal Exposure. Photographer Davide Sorrenti 's death earlier this year from a heroin overdose sparked an outcry against the use of images that seemed to glamorise addiction. Sorrenti specialised in pictures of emaciated girls with blank expressions, shot in dimly lit alleys and shabby rooms. Just 20 years old when he died,
Davide Sorrenti was controversial to the end, and his death may not have been a straightforward result of a life misspent.
Including interviews with his mother Francesca, this programme examines the photographer's art, his lifestyle and the mark he made on the world in which he worked.
Director Simon Chu : Series editor
Michael Poole
WEB SITE: [website removed]


Unknown: Davide Sorrenti
Unknown: Davide Sorrenti
Director: Simon Chu
Editor: Michael Poole

: What the Papers Say

Ann Leslie of the DailyMail casts her eye over the week's papers. Director Vernon Antcliffe ; Producer
John Moulson


Unknown: Ann Leslie
Director: Vernon Antcliffe
Producer: John Moulson

: Decisive Moments: the Photographs That Made History

Some Intimacy
From James Dean in Times Square to Marilyn-
Monroe on a subway grating, certain images represent an era of co-operation between celebrity and photographer. But not only have methods of photographers changed overthe years, so has the nature of celebrity itself. See today's choices.
Director Elaine Shepherd ; Series producer Tim Kirby


Unknown: James Dean
Director: Elaine Shepherd
Producer: Tim Kirby

: Snooker

Further coverage of the Grand Prix from Bournemouth, featuring the second semi-final.

: Have I Got News for You

Angus Deayton hosts the first in a new series of the satirical news quiz, with team captains Ian Hislop and Paul Merton.
Shown yesterday


Unknown: Angus Deayton
Unknown: Ian Hislop
Unknown: Paul Merton.

: Clive Barker's A-Z of Horror

Broken Homes. Film director John Carpenter , whose Halloween follows, explains how that night can turn the serenity of suburban streets into a scene of fear and carnage. Plus techno-horror movies in Japan and the subversive power of evil children in horror stories.
See today's choices.
Directors Ann Hawker. Celia Lowenstein. Ursula Macfarlane and Stephen White Series producer DevVarma


Director: John Carpenter
Directors: Ann Hawker.
Directors: Celia Lowenstein.
Directors: Ursula MacFarlane
Directors: Stephen White

: Halloween

Horror starring
Donald Pleasence
Jamie Lee Curtis
Fifteen years after murdering his sister, Michael Myers escapes from a mental institution and returns to the small town of Haddonfield. DrSamLoomis.a psychiatrist who has been treating Michael, races to track him down before he kills again and again. Showing in widescreen.
Director John Carpenter (1978.18)
♦ See Films: pages 60-70 **** ♦ Ten things every Jamie Lee Curtis fan ought to know: p54; An A-Z of Horror for Halloween: p56


Unknown: Donald Pleasence
Unknown: Jamie Lee Curtis
Unknown: Michael Myers
Director: John Carpenter
Unknown: Jamie Lee Curtis
Dr Sam Loomis: Donald Pleasence
Laune Strode: Jamie Lee Curtis
Annie: Nancy Loomis
Lynda: Pj Soles
Brackett: Charles Cyphers
Lindsey: Kyle Richards
Tommy: Brian Andrews
Bob: John Michael Graham
Marion: Nancy Stephens
Richie: Mickey Yablans
Lonnie: Brent Le Page
Michael: Tony Moran

: Later with Jools Holland

This week's guests include Neneh Cherry performing
Woman, plus Screaming Trees, Electronic and Billy Bragg performing new tracks.
Director Janet Fraser Crook ; Producer
Mark Cooper Repeat Stereo..
Followed by Weatherview


Unknown: Billy Bragg
Director: Janet Fraser Crook
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.

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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