BBC outside broadcast cameras bring you the soccer spectacle of the year, direct from the Empire Stadium, Wembley Commentator,
Summariser, Walter Winterbottom
TV presentation by Alec Weeks
Six films of his jaunt In the sun last August
3: Taxco, Acapulco
You cannot get away from the feeling that you're in some sort of Hollywood film set.... it's like twenty cobblestone Clovellys all bunged into one
Produced by BRIAN PATTEN from the South and West
Taxco is a picturesque silver-mining town scattered over the side of a mountain halfway between Mexico City and Acapulco. Today it is almost exactly as it was in the eighteenth century. In out-of-season Acapulco, with the temperature in the 100s, Johnny explores the beaches, takes a trip in a glass-bottomed boat, and watches the remarkable diving boys at the 150ft. Quebrada Cliff.
by HONORÉ DE BALZAC dramatised in four parts by David TURNER
Eugene has fallen in love with Goriot's daughter Delphine. Desperately in need of money, he has almost agreed to Vautrin's plan for murder
PART 3: Vautrin
Cast in order of appearance:
Designer, Michael Young Producer, DAVID CONROY
Directed by PADDY RUSSELL
Baron von Nucingen:
After all, our readers are human beings....
Alan Whicker looks at
TWO SIDES OF FLEET STREET
As a nation, we have an enormous appetite for newsprint: we read more, per head, than any country in the world
Of our nine national dailies perhaps the two most influential are at opposite ends of the scale: Cecil King 's Daily Mirror, read by more than a quarter of the population ... Lord Thomson's Times, read by everyone who ' matters' ... Yet in today's television-educated age, popular and quality papers draw closer together.
What do they say about their role, their power, their influence -the men on the inside who decide what you read? What are they like, what do they think-the men behind the headlines?
Produced by FRED BURNLEY See page 37
The internationally famous duo sing songs of many lands
This week's star guest,
Musical director, JOHNNY PEARSON
Sound, Len Shorey
Design, Peter Brachacki
Production, STANLEY DORFMAN
One record — ' Cinderella Rockafella ' — made Esther and Abi instant stars in Britain. But they have been at the top on the Continent for some years, and their music covers a wide and multilingual range. Each week they'll have a guest star, and the first is Donovan, who is such an admirer Of Esther that he has given her one of his new songs, 'Lord of the Reedy River'—a song which he had said he would give to no one. She sings it tonight, accompanied by Donovan and Abi on their guitars.
... into the world of films, plays, books, art, and music
The distinguished Indian film director introduces his latest film Mahanagar, just opened in London; and looks back over his career since he made his first film, Pather Panchali , on Sundays and holidays with a few friends and little money
ROME GOES POP
A filmed impression of the first European International Festival of Pop Music which took place in Rome last week
Artists taking part include Julie DriscolT , Donovan
The Pink Floyd, and groups from Czechoslovakia, Italy, and Japan
The play the Abbey Theatre is bringing from Dublin to the World Theatre season in London was written in the mid-nineteenth century by a fantastic Irishman, Dion Boucicault. Cyril Cusack , who stars in the play, describes the life and work of Boucicault and introduces an excerpt from the play in performance in Dublin
Producer, COLIN NEARS
† Editor, LORNA PEGRAM
looks at The Film World Past and Present and Philip Jenkinson shows more of your film requests
Mr. Soft Touch
House of Settlement starring
GLENN FORD , EVELYN KEYES
John Ireland, Beulah Bondi
Screenplay by ORIN JANNINGS based on a story by MILTON Holmes
Directed by Henry Levin and Gordon Douglas
Produced by Milton Holmes
A gangster on the run finds temporary refuge in a social centre at Christmas time in America.