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: Labour Party Conference

The second day from the Winter Garden, Blackpool.


Commentator: Robin Day
Commentator: Ian Trethowan
Commentator: Kenneth Harris
Commentator: Nigel Lawson
Commentator: David Holmes
Outside Broadcast Producer: Ray Colley
Editor: Stanley Hyland

: Play School: Dressing-up Day

A programme for children at home.


Presenter: Valerie Pitts
Presenter: Eric Thompson

: Labour Party Conference

A further visit to Blackpool.
(to 12.30)

: Labour Party Conference

A further visit to Blackpool.
(to 17.00)

: News

: John Arden - Playwright

A film of a playwright at work.
A film made by David Naden Associates in collaboration with the BBC North Region
(First shown on BBC-1 in the North)

Last March a film unit camped out in the Ardens' sitting-room for a week to make a film of a playwright at work. "We have not attempted to analyse his style or place his position amongst the modern British playwrights, nor have we tried to show that a writer who has baffled the critics is easy to understand; Arden, like life, is not that simple. We just wanted to give you the sense of how one writer lives and works."


Subject: John Arden
Editor-producer: David Naden
Director: John Irvin

: The Vintage Years of Hollywood: 1939: Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

The individualist director: Capra '39
Starring James Stewart, Jean Arthur


Director: Frank Capra
Screenplay: Sidney Buchman
Adapted from a story by: Lewis R. Foster
Jefferson Smith: James Stewart
Saunders: Jean Arthur
Senator Joseph Paine: Claude Rains
Jim Taylor: Edward Arnold
Governor Hopper: Guy Kibbee
'Diz' Moore: Thomas Mitchell
'Chick' McCann: Eugene Pallette
Vice-President of Congress: Harry Caret
Susan Paine: Strid Allwyn
Mrs. Hopper: Ruth Donnelly

: Chicago in the Roaring Twenties

Written by Jesse Lasky Jr. and Pat Silver.
Based on the book "The Bootleggers" by Kenneth Allsop.
Introduced by Neil McCallum.

Starring David Healy as Al Capone, Suzanne Lloyd as Lorraine, Bridget Armstrong as Wilma, Bill Kerr as Johnny Torrio and Augie, Peter Cranwell as 'Big Jim' Colosimo and 'Big Bill' Thompson
Also starring Robert Arden, Barry Bregman, Michael Crockett, Terence J. Donovan, Chuck Julian, Isabelle Lucas, Les Rawlings, Ronald Rubin, Nicholas Stuart, Lans Traverse, Matt Zimmerman, The George Mitchell Singers


Writer: Jesse Lasky Jr.
Writer: Pat Silver
Based on the book "The Bootleggers" by: Kenneth Allsop
Presenter: Neil McCallum
Musical director: Alyn Ainsworth
Orchestrations and original music/Producer: Buddy Bregman
Musical numbers staged by: Alfred Rodrigues
Design: Keith Norman
Al Capone: David Healy
Lorraine: Suzanne Lloyd
Wilma: Bridget Armstrong
Johnny Torrio/Augie: Bill Kerr
'Big Jim' Colosimo/'Big Bill' Thompson: Peter Cranwell
[Actor]: Robert Arden
[Actor]: Barry Bregman
[Actor]: Michael Crockett
[Actor]: Terence J. Donovan
[Actor]: Chuck Julian
[Actress]: Isabelle Lucas
[Actor]: Les Rawlings
[Actor]: Ronald Rubin
[Actor]: Nicholas Stuart
[Actress]: Lans Traverse
[Actor]: Matt Zimmerman
Singers: The George Mitchell Singers

: Newsroom

followed by The Weather

: Late Night Line-Up

Round off the day with Denis Tuohy, Michael Dean, Nicholas Tresilian, Joan Bakewell and tonight's guests.


Presenter: Denis Tuohy
Presenter: Michael Dean
Presenter: Nicholas Tresilian
Presenter: Joan Bakewell

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