12.5 General Assembly 1974
Laurence Olivier , Greer Garson Mary Boland , Edmund Gwenn Edna May Oliver
The story of Mr Darcy's pride that succumbs to the charms of the lovely but prejudiced Miss Bennet.
Screenplay by ALDOUS HUXLEY , JANE MURFIN Based on HELEN JEROME 'S dramatisation Of JANE AUSTEN 'S novel
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Lady Catherine de Bourgh:
An entertainment for children starring Brian Cant with Toni Arthur , Lionel Morton Chloe Ashcroft , Jonathan Cohen Spike Heatley , Alan Rushton
Brian makes a wish for us all when he and Toni explore the mysterious chalk figure of the White Horse at Uffington, Berks.
Musical director JONATHAN COHEN Designer NIGEL CURZON Director CAROLE WARD Producer ANN REAY
The Bold Bad Bus, stories in verse from Play Away, £ 1.60, from bookshops
A Western film series starring with guest stars
Keenan Wynn , Clint Howard
Blue Skies for Willie Sharpe
Scott helps a young orphan boy to find his grandfather.
Unfit for Human Habitation
2: There Must Be a Better Way
A close look at the politicians, the tactics and progress of Parliament. Presented by PETER HILL
Editor MICHAEL PAYNE
The New Zealand Rugby touring team make a welcome return to the British Isles on a short visit to honour the Irish Rugby Union Centenary season. They bring with them many of the players whose names will be well remembered: BATTY, WILLIAMS, GOING and KIRKPATRICK among them, and some new ones too, not least of these ANDY LESLIE , the captain.
Ulster are not without their famous sons. Five Ulstermen helped to make up the recent victorious Lions party, including the most famous of them all-
WILLIE JOHN MCBRIDE.
Commentator at Ravenhill, Belfast NIGEL STARMER-SMITH
Series producer bill TAYLOR
by W. SOMERSET MAUGHAM Dramatised in three parts by HARRY GREEN
Part 2: So the barmaid Rosie Gann married Ted Driffield, aspiring novelist ... but all the time 'Lord' George Kemp was not far away.
(For cast see Thursday at 7.55 pm)
Continuing this series of conversations about the theatre Sir John Gielgud talks about his mother's family, the Terrys, and in particular about Ellen Terry and her brother Fred.
Producer JOHN DRUMMOND X.
Introduced by Melvyn Bragg
John, Paul, George, Ringo ... and Bert
From the Lyric Theatre, extracts from WILLY RUSSELL 'S hit musical which charts the rise and fall of The Beatles. The songs are sung by BARBARA DICKSON ; The Fab Four are played by BERNARD HILL , TREVOR EVE , PHILIP JOSEPH and ANTONY SHER.
J. M. W. Turner
At the Royal Academy, the largest collection of Turner's work ever to be shown publicly opens today. EDWIN MULLINS traces the story of the paintings - from the legal wrangling over Turner's will, to the restoration of his canvases at the Tate.
9.50 First Performance
To coincide with their current season at Sadler's Wells, the artistic directors of London's two leading modern dance companies were each invited to create an original work for television.
ROBERT COHAN (The London Contemporary Dance Theatre) has used television techniques to explore the magic of the human body, taking as his theme these lines from William Blake : each herb and each tree, mountain, hill, earth and sea, cloud, meteor and star, are men seen afar.
JOHN CHESWORTH (Ballet Rambert) has used noises of sporting events to counterpoint his visual exploration of the relationship between a man and a woman - the fantasy and the reality.
Also, rare film of the High Priestess of modern dance, MARTHA GRAHAM , and both tonight's companies at work in their studios.
Directors BEN REA (Beatles) DAVID WILSON (Turner)
TONY TYLEY (Studio Ballets) BOB LOCKYER (Ballet film)
Producers TONY CASH , JOHN MAPPLEBECK Assistant editor TONY STAVEACRE Editor BILL MORTON
Joseph Cooper as questionmaster invites you to match your musical wits against
Robin Ray , Patrick Moore Guest musician Joan Cross
Director DENIS MORIARTY
Producer WALTER TODDS I
A series of programmes made specially for audiences in the BBC Regions and now seen countrywide.
Tonight: Runner in the Rain by JAMES SCOTT (BBC Scotland) with ' They put me away, ye see. Ah battered ma auld granny on the heid wi' the Collected Works of William McGonagall. The slim blood-stained volume was introduced in evidence - " This is serious," they said. " Not only is he a grannycidal maniac, but he shows a deplorable lack of appreciation of Scottish Literature!"'
Film cameraman STUART WYLD Film recordist CHARLES CLARK Film editor AILEEN FORSYTH Producer PHARIC MACLAREN Director bob MCINTOSH
Barbara Stanwyck , Barry Sullivan Griff Bonnell arrives in Tombstone to find that an old friend has been murdered by a drunken hoodlum. When Griff seeks justice he finds that the town is run by the killer's sister.
Written, produced and directed by SAMUEL FULLER
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