A programme for children at home
Carole Ward , Colin Jeavons
' The Rushabout's Robot' (ii) by CATHERINE GAVIN
The World Tonight
John Timpson , Peter Woods with Martin Bell, Michael Blakey
Michael Clayton , Tom Mangold Brian Saxton , David Tindall Richard Whitmore and the correspondents. at home and abroad, of BBC News followed by THE WEATHER
by Emlyn Williams
[Starring] Rachel Roberts
A series of short plays specially written by famous authors featuring distinguished English and Continental actresses in solo performances.
Nadine's lover is a cameraman. He thinks he is making a movie with her in the bedroom of his flat in Soho-but Nadine has other ideas.
(Next week: Edwige Feuillere in 'Short Circuit' by Aldo Nicolaj)
There's A Touch of Venus on BBC2 at 8.0
There are thirteen twenty-minute monologues - in essence they're miniature plays - in A Touch of Venus. Entirely different in both content and form, their mood swings from black comedy to near-tragedy.
Such authors as J.B. Priestley, Terence Rattigan, John Mortimer and Frank Marcus found the idea of writing for the actress of their choice attractive, and the actresses all accepted the challenge with enthusiasm. Each writer develops his own theme the originality and skill.
The series introduces the work of Aldo Nicolaj, and Italian playwright. The people he creates aspire to freedom, peace, love and happiness - aspirations they never realise because society always interferes with their plans.
This is a rare opportunity for viewers to see the best actresses from the international theatre and film world. Edwige Feuillere and Genevieve Page from France, and Rosella Falk from Italy are making their first appearance on British television; Elisabeth Bergner, Lila Kedrova, and Mai Zetterling are already well known for their outstanding film performances.
Two well-known English actresses - Margaret Leighton and Irene Worth - are making an all-too-rare appearance on television, and the series spans the generations to include one of Britain's youngest international stars, Lynn Redgrave. The galaxy includes also three actresses well known on TV - Moira Lister, Fenella Fielding, and Megs Jenkins.
Rachel Roberts opens the series with a strong dramatic performance in a play specially written for her by Emlyn Williams. (Hal Burton)
GERALD MOORE works with young professional singers and accompanists on German songs
Annon Lee Silver
SOPRANO accompapied by Ronald Lumsden sings
Schumann's Der Nussbaum and Schubert's lm Friihling
BARITONE accompanied by Olga Wilson sings Schubert's
Der Tod und das Mddchen and Brahms's Von ewiger Liebe
Produced by WALTER TODDS
A selection of musical milestones from the golden days of the silver screen
Tonight: the 1952 production of With a Song in My Heart starring
SUSAN HAYWARD as Jane Froman with Rory Calhoun
Written for the screen and produced by Lamar Trotti
Directed by Walter Lang
Tonight's film Is based on the life story of American singer Jane Froman. It follows her career from her early radio success in 1930, through the war years when she suffered severe leg injuries in an air-crash, to her final triumph over illness. Susan Hayward gives a convincing performance as Jane Froman , and Miss Froman's own voice is used on the soundtrack for all the songs, which include such evergreen numbers as ' Embraceable You,' ' Tea for Two,' 'Blue Moon,' and the title song.
G I Paratrooper:
A last look around the daily scene with Michael Dean , Joan Bakewell
Tony Bilbow , Brian King
Editor. ROWAN AYERS