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: Compact: The Visitors

A series by Hazel Adair and Peter Ling.
(A second chance to see the week's episodes on BBC-1)


Series creator: Hazel Adair
Series creator: Peter Ling
Script: Rosemary Anne Sisson
Designer: Christopher Pemsel
Producer: Morris Barry
Director: James Cellan-Jones
Dennis Farrow: Bernard Kay
Doug: Lawrence James
Lenny Ward: David Webb
Bruce: Robert Flemyng
Ian: Ronald Allen
Janet: Christine Pollon
Alan: Basil Moss
Adrian: Robert Desmond
Camilla: Carmen Silvera
Iris: Louise Dunn
Vivien: Patricia Haines
Miss Craig: Barbara Atkinson
Mr. Pettigrew: Philip Ray
Sheila: Joanna Vogel
Dinah Stevens: Margo Andrew
Gussie: Frances Bennett
David: Vincent Ball
Mario Pucci: Conrad Monk
Stan: Johnny Wade
Ben: Bill Kerr
Nanny Wilson: Margo Cunningham
Mr. Harrison: Edwin Brown

: Open House

People - Places - Pops
Introduced by Gay Byrne and assisted by Peter Haigh.
Helping to provide the entertainment: The Bachelors, Joe Brown and his Bruvvers, Johnny Dankworth, Billy Fury and the Gamblers, Millicent Martin, Tony Osborne and his Orchestra

People Worth Meeting

Where to Go Tomorrow

Picture Parade: "Dr. Strangelove" and "A Place to Go" by arrangement with British Lion
(to 18.00)


Presenter: Gay Byrne
Assisted by: Peter Haigh
Singers: The Bachelors
Musicians: Joe Brown and his Bruvvers
Musician: Johnny Dankworth
Musicians: Billy Fury and the Gamblers
Singer: Millicent Martin
Musicians: Tony Osborne and his Orchestra
Musical arrangements: Tony Osborne
Research: Liam Nolan
Research: Penny Graham
Research: Angela Goldsborough
Script: Tony Marriott
Design: Leo Austin
Design: Martin Johnson
Executive Producer: T. Leslie Jackson
Production team: Kenneth Milne-Buckley
Production team: Mark Patterson
Production team: Margaret McCall
Production team: David Matthews
Production: Stewart Morris

: Line Up

for Saturday
with John Stone and the latest news.


Presenter: John Stone

: West is West: Beyond the Missouri

The West that most of us know is Hollywood's West. Tonight's film, the first in a series about the real West, separates the facts from the legends in the dramatic story of western settlement-and meets some old-timers who remember clearly those early days.
Photographs filmed by Pearce Studios


Sound mixer: Patrick Whitacker
Sound recordist: Bob Roberts
Cameraman: Brian Tufano
Film editor: Raoul Sobel
Narrated and produced by: Tim Slessor

: Madame Bovary: Part 1: Marriage

by Gustave Flaubert.
Dramatised in four parts by Giles Cooper.

Bored by her dull-witted husband and life in the country, Emma meets a romantic spirit like her own.
Music composed by Tristram Cary and played by a section of the BBC Scottish Orchestra
Recorded in the BBC's Glasgow Studio


Author: Gustave Flaubert
Dramatised by: Giles Cooper
Music composed by: Tristram Cary
[Music] played by: A section of the BBC Scottish Orchestra
Script editor: Michael Voysey
Designer: Douglas Duncan
Producer: Douglas Allen
Director: Rex Tucker
Emma Bovary: Nyree Dawn Porter
Rouault: Francis De Wolff
Charles Bovary: Glynn Edwards
Madame Bovary, his mother: Nan Marriott-Watson
Nastasie: Sheila Grant
Louis: Michael Brennan
Bertrand: Roy Hanlon
Vicomte: Harvey Hall
Felicite: Anna Castaloini
Doctor Canivet: Willoughby Gray
Albert: Denis Cleary
Homsais: Gerald Cross
Guillaumin: Felix Felton
Priest: George Woodbridge
Leon: Peter Kriss
Other parts played by: Clem Ashby
Other parts played by: Michael Elder
Other parts played by: Maud Risdon
Other parts played by: Elaine Wells

Blog post that mentions this programme:

The Sunday Post: The Forsyte Saga Saga 8 January 2017

: The Man Shakespeare

by Ivor Brown.
A dramatised documentary on Shakespeare's life, based on known facts and widely accepted beliefs.
A contribution to the quatercentenary celebrations of the birth of William Shakespeare


Writer: Ivor Brown
Dance arranged by: Wendy Hilton
Costumes supervised by: Hilary Corbett
Make-up supervised by: Christine Hillcoat
Film cameraman: Ken Westbury
Film editor: John Nash
Telerecording editor: Richard Barclay
Designed and produced by: Hal Burton
Narrator: Hugh David
William Shakespeare, the man: Roger Croucher
William Shakespeare, the boy: Carlo Cura
John Shakespeare, his father: Mervyn Pascoe
Mary Shakespeare, his his mother: Eirene Beck
Anne Shakespeare, his wife: Claire Pollock
Richard Burbage: Paul Harris
John Heminge: Giles Havergal
Henry Condell: Leader Hawkins
Robert Armine: Elric Hooper
Others taking part: David Bedard
Others taking part: John Bromley
Others taking part: Susanne Burden
Others taking part: John Carlin
Others taking part: Julian Colvin
Others taking part: Martin Cookson
Others taking part: Charles Eley
Others taking part: Peter Forest
Others taking part: Eric Francis
Others taking part: Ian Frost
Others taking part: Winifred Hill
Others taking part: John Howard
Others taking part: Derek Johns
Others taking part: Molly Kenny
Others taking part: Ken Lawrence
Others taking part: Hugh Lund
Others taking part: Lilian Padmore
Others taking part: Leslie Pitt
Others taking part: Gareth Robinson
Others taking part: Elizabeth Wade
Others taking part: Bill Wiesener
Others taking part: Philip Yardley

: International Cabaret

presenting Shirley Bassey
with Robert Clary, The Ted Heath Orchestra, The Heralds, The International Cabaret Dancers.


Singer: Shirley Bassey
Entertainer: Robert Clary
Musicians: The Ted Heath Orchestra
Musical director: Harry Rabinowitz
Singers/presenters: The Heralds
Dancers: The International Cabaret Dancers
Staged by: Tommy Linden
Designer: Melvyn Cornish
Devised and produced by: Buddy Bregman

: Conversations for Tomorrow

J. B. Priestley in after-dinner talk with A. J. Ayer, Sir Isaiah Berlin.


Speaker: J. B. Priestley
Speaker: A. J. Ayer
Speaker: Sir Isaiah Berlin
Designer: Norman Vertigan
Producer: John Furness

: Closedown

with a last look at the news and a look at tomorrow

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