John Archer , Warner Anderson
A group of American industrialists agree to finance a private venture to send the first manned rocket to the moon. philip JENKINSON writes:
' Despite the authenticity of the hardware, there are lots of unintentional laughs, especially when the astronauts wax philosophic. But the set-pieces, like the take-off and cliff-hanging return, provide many nail-biting moments. Note the sequences where the commander " claims the moon on behalf of the United States for all Mankind." Hmmm! '
Director IRVING PICHEL
with Brian Cant
Toni Arthur , Johnny Ball
Jonathan Cohen , Spike Heatley Alan Rushton
Director CHRISTINE SECOMBE Producer ANN REAY
The Bold Bad Bus. a book of rhyming stories from Play Away: 11.60
BUGS BUNNY in Hare Breadth Hurry
Born to Fail?
The International Championship 1973-74
Nigel Starmer-Smith , with Alun Thomas , Manager of the 1974 British Lions, and John Dawes , Lions Captain in 1971, looks back on the best of last season's rugby action and assesses the strengths of the Home Countries in the coming International series.
Director PAUL lang
Series producer BILL TAYLOR
starring Tim Brooke-Taylor Graeme Garden , Bill Oddie with Bill Weston
The Goodies, in France, build a car and go racing at Le Mans.
Written by GRAEME GARDEN and BILL ODDIE With TIM BROOKE-TAYLOR
Music by BILL ODDIE and MICHAEL GIBBS Designer GEOFFREY PATTERSON Producer JIM FRANKLIN
The celebrated baritone talks to Bernard Levin about his early life working the farmlands of America's mid-West and the career that led him to become part of that jet set of international singers who find themselves in demand in opera houses all over the world. In the programme he is heard in some of his most famous operatic roles.
LONDON PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA leader RODNEY FRIEND conducted by JOHN MATHESON With DENNIS WICKS
Sound ADRIAN STOCKS
Lighting KEN MACGREGOR Designer KEN SHARP
Producer PATRICIA FOY
Games with Love and Death
Five stories from the writings of ARTHUR SCHNITZLER dramatised by ROBERT MULLER Story 5: The Spring Sonata starring
Lynn Redgrave as Berta Garlan
When, after a passage of years, young widow Berta Garlan meets Emil again, she relives the first romantic love of her life ...
(Repeated: Thursday, 8.5 pm: for details see page 25)
with Susan Hampshire and Philip Latham
"I think that I may say with truth that I rode hard to the very end": these words of Anthony Trollope could well describe the feelings of everyone involved in The Pallisers, a 26-part drama starting next Saturday on BBC2.
The Pallisers Special, an 84-page guide - in full colour to this lovely new serial, will be on sale from 18 January at 30p
Forsyte Saga, War and Peace - these are perhaps the best remembered BBCtv classic serials. Next week sees the start of another classic, The Pallisers, written for television from six novels of Anthony Trollope by the novelist Simon Raven. Trollope is perhaps best known for his Barsetshire novels. But after abandoning Barsetshire, he set out to write the 'political' novels.
As 'Radio Times' did for War and Peace, The Onedin Line and Dr Who, it now does for The Pallisers with a new 'Radio Times' special, price 30p, which covers not only the serial, but also the background to the life of Trollope and his times.
A Preview to The Pallisers with its stars, Susan Hampshire (from Forsyte Saga) and Philip Latham (from The Troubleshooters): 9.20.
Radio Times The Pallisers Special
starring Jimmy Helms and Madeline Bell
Musical director JOHNNY PEARSON Soul is an elusive word to define but all becomes clear when MADELINE BELL and JIMMY HELMS join voices for the final show of the series
Sound JOHN DRAKE
Lighting GEOFF LOMAS
Producer MICHAEL BEGG