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: Cucumber Castle

A medieval musical starring The Bee Gees with Eleanor Bron , Pat Coombs and Julian Orchard and special guest stars Blind Faith, Frankie Howerd, Lulu, Spike Milligan, Vincent Price
Once upon a time ...
Devised and written by BARRY GIBB AND MAURICE GIBB
Musical director BILL SHEPHERD
Executive producer ROBERT STIGWOOD Produced by MIKE MANSFIELD Directed by HUGH GLADWISH

Contributors

Musicians: The Bee Gees
[Actress]: Eleanor Bron
[Actress]: Pat Coombs
[Actor]: Julian Orchard
Musicians: Blind Faith
Comedian: Frankie Howerd
Singer: Lulu
Comedian: Spike Milligan
[Actor]: Vincent Price
Devised and written by: Barry Gibb
Devised and written by: Maurice Gibb
Musical Director: Bill Shepherd
Executive Producer: Robert Stigwood
Produced by: Mike Mansfield
Directed by: Hugh Gladwish

: Siberia to Severnside

Wild Swans and Polar Bears
Introduced by Peter Scott
Every autumn wild Bewick's swans leave their breeding grounds in Arctic Siberia - home of polar bears and reindeer, of snowy owls and Arctic foxes - and fly across Europe to winter at Slimbridge on Severnside.
From the studio window of his home at the Wildfowl Trust, Peter Scott looks out on his ' Swan Lake ,' while concealed cameras bring into close-up the way in which each individual bird can be identified.
Produced by PETER BALE and JOHN SPARKS (from Bristol)

Contributors

Introduced By: Peter Scott
Unknown: Peter Scott
Unknown: Swan Lake
Produced By: Peter Bale
Produced By: John Sparks

: The Constant Husband

starring Rex Harrison
Margaret Leighton , Kay Kendall, Cecil Parker
A man wakes up in a Welsh fishing village, suffering from amnesia following a motor accident. In his search to pick up the threads of his life he becomes Increasingly alarmed as he discovers he has not just one wife - but several!
Rex Harrison plays the multiple bigamist with all his usual charm in this sophisticated comedy.
Produced by FRANK LAUNDER and SIDNEY GILLIAT
Directed bv SIDNEY GILLIAT
(Holiday Films: pages 13 and 15)

Contributors

Unknown: Rex Harrison
Unknown: Margaret Leighton
Unknown: Kay Kendall
Unknown: Cecil Parker
Unknown: Rex Harrison
Produced By: Frank Launder
Produced By: Sidney Gilliat
Unknown: Sidney Gilliat
A Man who has Lost his Memory: Rex Harrison
Miss Chesterman: Margaret Leighton
Monica: Kay Kendall
Llewellyn: Cecil Parker
Lola: Nicole Maurey
Luigi Sopranelli: George Cole

: It's Nice to Remember

with Nana Mouskouri and The Athenians.
Special guest stars Margot Fonteyn with Desmond Kelly, and Michel Legrand making his first appearance on British TV.
The Orchestra leader Henry Datyner
(Desmond Kelly appears by arrangement with the General Administrator, Royal Opera House Covent Garden)

Contributors

Singer: Nana Mouskouri
Musicians: The Athenians
Special guest star: Margot Fonteyn
Guest: Desmond Kelly
Guest: Michel Legrand
Orchestra leader: Henry Datyner
Musical Director: Peter Knight
Costume: Sally Nieper
Sound: Len Shorey
Lighting: Ken McGregor
Design: Brian Tregidden
Production: Yvonne Littlewood

: The Rubbish Olympics

or How to Keep Pretoria Clean
Black men collect the rubbish of Pretoria in the Republic of South Africa.
This film is about the potential of the human spirit. If a lousy job has to be done let us run like Kip Keino , entertain like Danny La Rue , and end the day with a jolly requiem.
Directed by KENNETH GRIFFITH Produced by FELIX MEYBURGH

Contributors

Unknown: Kip Keino
Unknown: Danny La Rue
Directed By: Kenneth Griffith
Produced By: Felix Meyburgh

: Take It or Leave It

A Television Literary Quli Alan Brien asks
Eleanor Bron , Michael Holroyd Bernard Levin , V. S. Pritchett for their opinions and reactions Reader PETER EYRE
Devised by BRIGID BROPHY Directed by PEGGY WALKER Produced by JULIAN JEBB

Contributors

Unknown: Quli Alan Brien
Unknown: Eleanor Bron
Unknown: Michael Holroyd
Unknown: Bernard Levin
Unknown: V. S. Pritchett
Unknown: Brigid Brophy
Directed By: Peggy Walker
Produced By: Julian Jebb

: 'Wilton's': The Handsomest Hall in Town

An evening at Wilton's Music-Hall, Grace's Alley, Wellclose Square, London, 1860
starring Peter Sellers, Spike Milligan, Keith Michell, Pat Kirkwood, Warren Mitchell, Ronnie Barker, Bill Fraser, Gina Astralita, Eric Robinson
Introduced by Billy Russell
Tonight, 90 years after it closed, this famous Music-Hall opens again to bring you a picture of the stars, the singers, the dancers, and the people who once went there.

Contributors

Script: Jimmy Perry
Sound: Robin Luxford
Lighting: Harry Thomas
Orchestrations: Alfred Ralston
Make-up: Tina Earnshaw
Costume Designer: Mary Woods
Choreographer: Janet Hall
Designer: Frederick Knapman
Designer: Jim Carter
Producer: Michael Mills
Introduced By: Billy Russell
Performer: Peter Sellers
Performer: Spike Milligan
Performer: Keith Michell
Performer: Pat Kirkwood
Performer: Warren Mitchell
Performer: Ronnie Barker
Performer: Bill Fraser
Performer: Gina Astralita
Performer: Eric Robinson
Dancer: Wendy Barry
Dancer: Seraphina Lansdown
Dancer: Glllian Hammond
Dancer: Sherrie Jones
Dancer: Domini Winter
Dancer: Jenny Layland
Staff/Patron: Michael Crockett
Staff/Patron: Muguette de Braie
Staff/Patron: Terry Duggan
Staff/Patron: Barbara Francis
Staff/Patron: Michael Lees
Staff/Patron: John Scott Martin
Staff/Patron: Nosher Powell
Staff/Patron: Kenneth Shanley
Staff/Patron: Andrew Sketchley
Staff/Patron: Jo Warne
Staff/Patron: Anthony Woodruff

: To Build a Fire

A new production from the team that made the award-winning film The Goshawk: based on Jack London's dramatic short story about a man fac the terrifying pros of freezing to death. His only companion is a wild husky dog.
The year is 1898, the time of the Gold Rush, and the scene a remote area of the Klondike. For this man, his very life hung on his ability To Build a Fire.
The Storyteller Orson Welles The Chechaquo Ian Hogg The Husky Dog PEPPER
Produced by DAVID COBHAM

Contributors

Unknown: Ian Hogg
Produced By: David Cobham

: Tales of Hoffmann

by JAQUES OFFENBACH
Libretto based on the English version by EDWARD AGATE with Geraint Evans , Elizabeth Harwood and Michel Molese
Dancers: IMOGEN CLAIRE
JAN IE KELLS, NICHOLAS BENTON
LEON LESTOCQ , YVONNE DRAGADZE JENNIFER LAYLAND
DAVID HEPBURN , WALLY MICHAELS HERMIONE FARTHINGALE
PETRA SINIAWSKI
MICHAEL INGLETON, PETER NEWTON
THE AMBROSIAN OPERA CHORUS
LONDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA leader JOHN BROWN conductor Charles Mackerras
Lighting DENNIS CHANNON
SOUnd ADRIAN STOCKS, NORMAN BENNETT
Costumes designed by JUANITA WATERSON Make-up DAWN ALCOCK
Text editor ROSEMARY HILL
Choreognapher TERRY GILBERT Repetiteur TOM GLlGOROFF
Associate conductor GOR-DON MACKIE Designer EILEEN DISS
Producer CEDRIC MESSINA
Directed by JOHN GORRIE
(Gillian Ramsd-en appears by permission of the General Administrator, Royal Opera House Covent Garden)

Contributors

Unknown: Geraint Evans
Unknown: Elizabeth Harwood
Unknown: Michel Molese
Dancers: Imogen Claire
Unknown: Nicholas Benton
Unknown: Leon Lestocq
Unknown: Yvonne Dragadze
Unknown: Jennifer Layland
Unknown: David Hepburn
Unknown: Wally Michaels
Unknown: Hermione Farthingale
Unknown: Petra Siniawski
Unknown: Peter Newton
Leader: John Brown
Conductor: Charles MacKerras
Unknown: Dennis Channon
Unknown: Norman Bennett
Designed By: Juanita Waterson
Editor: Rosemary Hill
Editor: Choreognapher Terry Gilbert
Producer: Cedric Messina
Directed By: John Gorrie
Directed By: Gillian Ramsd-En
Lindorf, Coppelius, Dr Miracle, Dapertutto: Geraint Evans
Stella, Olympia, Antonia, Giulietta: Elizabeth Harwood
Hoffmann: Michel Molese
Nicklaus: Gillian Ramsden
Nathaniel, Spalanzani: Derek Hammond Stroud
Hermann, Crespel, Schlemil: John Lawrenson
Andreas, Cochenille: Reginald Barratt
Franz, Pitichinaccio: Graham Allum
Antonia's Mother, Simonetta: Margaret Lensky
Luther: David Read
Carlotta: Billie Hill
Regisseur: Peter Sugden

: The Roads to Freedom

by JEAN-PAUL SARTRE: a second chance to see this dramatisation in 13 parts by DAVID TURNER starring Michael Bryant Daniel Massey The Defeated
Mathieu's unit has been deserted by the officers, and the men are getting drunk awaiting capture. After initially hesitating Mathieu decides to join them to prove a kinship he does not feel.
Part 12: 16 June 1940 - afternoon
Producer DAVID CONROY
Directed by JAMES CELLAN JONES
(Part 13: tomorrow, 10.20 pm)

Contributors

Unknown: David Turner
Unknown: Michael Bryant
Unknown: Daniel Massey
Producer: David Conroy
Directed By: James Cellan

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: Bad Day at Black Rock

starring
Spencer Tracy, Robert Ryan, Ernest Borgnine, Lee Marvin with Anne Francis, Dean Jagger
Spencer Tracy plays the one-armed stranger who gets off the express train at the little Western town of Black Rock - the first passenger for four years to do so. Tracy's purpose is to find a man whose son saved his life in the war, but all he encounters is a sinister wall of silence ...
Screenplay by MILLARD KAUFMAN based on a story by HOWARD BRESLIN
Produced by DORE SCHARY Directed by JOHN STURGES
(Holiday Films: pages 13 and 15)

Contributors

Unknown: Spencer Tracy
Unknown: Robert Ryan
Unknown: Ernest Borgnine
Unknown: Lee Marvin
Unknown: Anne Francis
Unknown: Dean Jagger
Unknown: Spencer Tracy
Play By: Millard Kaufman
Story By: Howard Breslin
Produced By: Dore Schary
Directed By: John Sturges
John J Macready: Spencer Tracy
Reno Smith: Robert Ryan
Liz Wirth: Anne Francis
Tim Horn: Dean Jagger
Doc Velie: Walter Brennan
Pete Wirth: John Ericson
Coley Trimble: Ernest Borgnine
Hector David: Lee Marvin








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