Rogues of Sherwood Forest starring
Original screenplay by GEORGE BRUCE from a story by RALPH BETTINSON
Produced by Fred M. Packard
Directed by Gordon Douglas
Robin, Earl of Huntingdon, son of 'Robin Hood , attempts to reorganise his father's men to oppose the cruet oppression of King John.
Ever since 1922 when
Douglas Fairbanks as Robin Hood swung across the enemy battlements and climbed the ivy-clad tower to the room in which. Maid Marian was imprisoned, the exploits of the Outlaw of Sherwood Forest have fascinated the filmgoing public. Sixteen years later Errol Flynn , that handsome swashbuckler who lunged, parried, and thrust his way through so many costume dramas, appeared in the role-with Basil Rathbone as his adversary, Sir Guy of Gisbourne.
Today's film centres round
Robin Hood 's son who gets into just as many adventures as his renowned father. The movie's director, Gordon Douglas , has directed many such Hollywood adventures, and it is interesting to note that he made a "very different kind of Robin Hood film a few years later-Robin and the Seven Hoods, with Frank Sinatra , Dean Martin , and Sammy Davis Jr.
Robin, Earl of Huntingdon:
Count of Flanders:
A SALUTE TO SPRING from Ascott Manor, Bucks by arrangement with the National Trust with Yvonne Marlowe and Percy Thrower
Directed by John CLARKE
Produced by BILL Duncalf from the Midlands
Percy Thrower writes on page 36
Michael Frostick covers the world of motoring
PREVENT OR PUNISH?
When he was County Surveyor of Dorset, John Leeming made a study of the causes of every road accident in the county. His day-to-day records over a period of twenty years showed that road improvements were a better lifesaver than speed limits.
Now in retirement at Buckfastleigh on the edge of Dartmoor, John Leeming has written a book based on his Dorset experiment, and it attacks the way in which motorists are blamed for road accidents. He claims that instead of engineering skid-proof surfaces and safer cross-roads, authority finds it easier and cheaper to punish the motorist. Britain has fewer road accidents than any comparable country in the world. Can John Leeming 's methods reduce the accident rate still further?
Associate producer, John Millt
Producer, Brian ROBINS
ABERAVON V. LONDON WELSH and The highlights of the 115th
OXFORD v. CAMBRIDGE
Introduced by Cliff Morgan
Over this traditional weekend for Rugby Club tours, the most notable visitors to Wales are the Barbarians and the London Welsh XV, a team which this season has contributed five players to the Welsh squad as well as consolidating its position as one of the leading and most entertaining club sides in Great Britain. Aberavon, for their part, provided Wales with players for all but one of last season's Internationals.
Commentator at Port Talbot, Gilbert Bennett
Directed by Dewi GRIFFITHS
Series producer, ALAN MOUNCES
by ANTHONY TROLLOPE dramatised in five parts by SIMON RAVEN starring
COLINBARKELY RACHEL GURNEY London in the 1870s is gripped in a fever of speculation. The latest figure to emerge at the centre of this scene is Augustus Melmotte , a man reputed to possess a large fortune.
CHAPTER 1: The Great Heiress
Cast in order of appearance:
Script editor, Lennox Phillips Costumes. Charles Knode
Lighting, Robert Wright Designer. Gwen Evans Producer, DAVID CONROY
Directed by JAMES CELLAN JONES
Sir Felix Carbury:
van Der Stolk
Lord Alfred Grendall:
Hamilton K Fisker:
Lady Pomona Longestaffe:
The first film in a series with a new perspective on Britain THE ENGLISHMAN'S HOME by John Betjeman
The Englishman's castle has been his home. So has the stately palace and the Georgian terrace, the village cottage and the industrial back-to-back, the suburban semi and the tower block. And with his home, there's usually been a garden-formal and elegant, or a Capability Brown landscape, or just a patch of lawn at the back.
In this film, John Betjeman surveys house and garden through the centuries from an unusual vantage-point. His bird's-eye view is romantic, poetic, and sometimes quite outspoken.
Title music, JOHN DANKWORTH Film cameraman, Ian Stone Film and music editor, Edward Roberts
Produced by EDWARD MIRZOEFF
The Gordon Beck Trio
Director, GRANVILLE JENKINS
The weekly arts magazine
Pier Paolo Pasolini, marxist, poet, novelist, and film-maker, is at the age of forty-seven earning a place as one of the great Italian film directors. His reputation in this country is based largely on Acca tone and The Gospel According to St. Matthew.
On April 3 two new films of his opened in London: Oedipus Rex, a version of Sophocles' classic tragedy, and Theorem-which was the sensation of the 1968 Venice Film Festival. There it received enormous critical praise. In Rome, however, after a short but record-breaking run it was seized by the police and impounded as ' obscene.' Later the courts declared the film ' could not be considered obscene because of its artistic value.'
RELEASE shows excerpts from both films and talks to Pasolini, Franco Rossolini the producer, and Terence Stamp who stars in Theorem.
£ 5,000 FOR A NOVEL
The second programme in the RELEASE series featuring in depth some of the authors on the short list for the largest literary prize ever known in this country.
Producers: Colin Nears, Darrol Blake Christopher Martin
Editor, LORNA PEGRAM
Frenchman's Creek starring
ARTURO DE CORDOVA
Basil Rathbone , Nigel Bruce
Screenplay by TALBOT JENNINGS from the novel by DAPHNE DU MAURIER Directed by Mitchell Leisen
Produced by B. G. DeSylva
Bored with seventeenth-century society life, Lady Dona St. Columb moves from London to her Cornish estate and finds love and adventure with a daring French pirate who has been using her house as his headquarters.
This film-lavishly equipped with gorgeous sets and elaborate costumes-is another of the many Daphne du Maurier novels adapted for the screen. Others include Jamaica Inn, Rebecca, and My Cousin Rachel.
Dona St Columb:
Jean Benoit Aubery:
Harry St Columb: