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: That's Entertainment!

A celebration of the golden age of MGM movie musicals. Narrators include Fred Astaire ,
Bing Crosby and Gene Kelly. DirectorJack HaleyJr (1974, U)
(BW and colour) Films: pp 56-64 *****


Unknown: Fred Astaire
Unknown: Bing Crosby
Unknown: Gene Kelly.

: Please Don't Eat theDaisies

Comedy, ending the Doris Day season. Also starring David Niven. Kate Mackay has four mischievous children, a shaggy dog and a distracted husband,
Larry. But life is about to change. Director Charles Walters (1960)
Films: pp 56-64 ****


Unknown: David Niven.
Unknown: Kate MacKay
Director: Charles Walters

: News


: Passion

Stephen Sondheim 's musical drama. Italy in the 1830s: young army officer Giorgio is in love with a married woman,
Clara. But then he becomes the target of the obsessive Fosca.
Director James Lapine (1996) Films: pp 56-64 ***


Unknown: Stephen Sondheim
Director: James Lapine
Giorgio: Jere Shea
Clara: Marin Mazzie
Fosca: Donna Murphy
Colonel Ricci: Gregg Edelman

: The Simpsons

Duffless. Marge tries to convince Homer that he may have a drinking problem. A Simpsons double bill starts Friday, 6pm

: The Big Knights

Concluding the animated series. The Royal Escort. While escorting two princesses, the duo experience peculiar feelings.

: Jim Henson's TheStoryteller

Last in the series of animated tales with the voice of John Hurt. The Three Ravens. A witch turns her three stepsons into ravens. With guest voices by Miranda Richardson , Jonathan Pryce and Joely Richardson.


Unknown: John Hurt.
Voices By: Miranda Richardson
Voices By: Jonathan Pryce
Voices By: Joely Richardson.

: Behind the Camera

Cinematographer David Watkin discusses his work on Out of Africa, Which follOWS. Series continues at 12.10am


Unknown: David Watkin

: Out of Africa

Oscar-winning drama starring Meryl Streep. The story of Karen Blixen , who left Denmark in 1913 to marry a Swedish baron and run a coffee farm in Kenya. Travelling to Nairobi, she briefly encounters adventurer
Denys Rnch Hatton. Widescreen.
Director Sydney Pollack (1985, PG)
Films: pp 56-64 ****


Unknown: Meryl Streep.
Unknown: Karen Blixen
Unknown: Denys Rnch Hatton.
Director: Sydney Pollack
Karen: Meryl Streep
Denys Finch Hatton: Robert Redford
Baron/Hans: Klaus Maria Brandauer
Berkeley Cole: Michael Kitchen
Farah: Malick Bowens

: Coming Clean

A film about three people who hate housework so much, they simply don't do it.

: Chosen People

In 1947,12 farming families from around the world were chosen to be part of a photographic record of life at that time, capturing images from Mexico, China, Italy, the USA, Japan and elsewhere.
Fifty years on, this film finds out what has happened to ten of the families and how the passing decades have altered outlooks. Narrated by Julie Christie.
Directors/Producers Seona Robertson and Les Wilson


Unknown: Julie Christie.
Producers: Seona Robertson
Producers: Les Wilson

: The Hallelujah Trail

Comedy western starring Burt Lancaster. Whiskey stocks have fallen low in Denver and drinkers are relieved to hear a shipment is on the way. But local Indians and temperance women, led by formidable Cora Templeton Massingale , are determined to stop the wagon train. Widescreen.
Director John Sturges (1965. U) Rims: pp 56-64 ***


Unknown: Burt Lancaster.
Unknown: Cora Templeton Massingale
Director: John Sturges
Colonel Gearhart: Burt Lancaster
Cora Templeton Massingale: Lee Remick
Captain Paul Slater: Jim Hutton
Louise Gearhart: Pamela Tiffin
Oracle Jones: Donald Pleasence
Frank Wallingham: Brian Keith
Chief Walks-Stooped-Over: Martin Landau
Sergeant Buell: John Anderson

: Vintners' Tales with Jancis Robinson

A profile of American-born Carla Carlisle , who married former Conservative minister Kenneth Carlisle and persuaded him to plant a vineyard at their Suffolk home. Director David F Turnbull; Executive producers
Edward Mirzoeff and Nicholas Lander The series continues on Thursday at 10.20pm


Unknown: Carla Carlisle
Unknown: Kenneth Carlisle
Producers: Edward Mirzoeff
Producers: Nicholas Lander

: The Morecambe and Wise Show

Classic comedy from Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise , who tonight try their hand at horticulture, throw a party, and stage their own version of the police drama Z Cars.
Producer Colin Clews First shown on ITV (BW) Another edition tomorrow at 7.30pm ;


Unknown: Eric Morecambe
Unknown: Ernie Wise
Producer: Colin Clews

: Food and Drink

Antony Worrall Thompson and his assistant
Emma Crowhurst make a classic quiche lorraine, as well as offering new variations on the traditional recipe.
Jilly Goolden looks at the new drinks phenomenon "smoothies" and puts the bestselling brands to her taste test.
Series producer Geraldine McClelland ; Executive producer Tim Hincks FURTHER DETAILS: Ceefax p580: Website: www.bbc.co.uk/foodanddrink Antony Worrall Thompson 's millennial breakfast: page 39


Unknown: Antony Worrall Thompson
Unknown: Emma Crowhurst
Unknown: Jilly Goolden
Producer: Geraldine McClelland
Producer: Tim Hincks
Unknown: Antony Worrall Thompson

: The Dome: Trouble at the Big Top

Concluding the series about the political, commercial and artistic conflicts behind the building of the Millennium Dome. The Final Hour. With just 100 days to go before opening night, the man in charge, Lord Falconer, runs through detailed plans. Narrated by Robert Lindsay. See Choice.
Series producers Robert Thirkell and Adam Wishart


Unknown: Robert Lindsay.
Producers: Robert Thirkell
Producers: Adam Wishart

: Home Stories

Occupiers past and present reveal the inside story of a ground-floor tenement flat in Glasgow, where many comings and goings have been witnessed by one octogenarian occupant. Director Siobhan Bullick ; Series producer Richard Pearson


Director: Siobhan Bullick
Producer: Richard Pearson

: Waiting to Exhale

Drama starring Whitney Houston and Angela Bassett. Savannah, Gloria, Robin and Bernadine are four disparate and desperate friends - all looking for their ideal partners. Over the span of a single year. the four deal with triumph, revenge, ex-husbands and new lovers.
Director Forest Whitaker (1995, 15) Films: pp 56-64 ***


Unknown: Whitney Houston
Unknown: Angela Bassett.
Savannah: Whitney Houston
Bernadine: Angela Bassett
Gloria: Loretta Devine
Robin: Lela Rochon
Marvin: Gregory Hines
Kenneth: Dennis Haysbert
Troy: Mykelti Williamson
John Sr: Michael Beach

: Behind the Camera

Cinematographer Billy Williams discusses his Oscar-winning career and his work on Women in Love, which follows.
Director Richard Blanshard Series continues on Friday at 12.05am


Unknown: Billy Williams
Director: Richard Blanshard

: Women in Love

Ken Russell 's adaptation of DH Lawrence's classic novel of sexual passions continues a film season celebrating
50 years of British cinematography. England in the twenties: the Brangwen sisters, Gudrun and Ursula, find suitors in wealthy industrialist Gerald Crich and his schoolteacher friend Rupert Birkin. Ends 2.15am
Films: pp 56-64 ****


Unknown: Ken Russell
Unknown: Gerald Crich
Unknown: Rupert Birkin.
Gudrun Brangwen: Glenda Jackson
Ursula Brangwen: Jennie Linden
Rupert Birkin: Alan Bates
Gerald Crich: Oliver Reed
Hermione Roddice: Eleanor Bron
Thomas Crich: Alan Webb
Loerke: Vladek Sheybal
Mrs Crich: Catherine Willmer

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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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