A Czech film with English sub-titles.
Starring Ladislav Jansky as The Cat
with Jiri Bednar, Evelyna Steinmarova, Marie Krejcova
Karel, young and lonely, has a great desire to make good and to 'be' someone. But his background is against him, and it looks at times as if he will not be able to face up to the unequal struggle.
A weekly raid on the archives of BBC television.
Introduced by Michell Raper.
This edition includes:
Fighting Words (1956)
A programme made for Canadian Television.
with Marghanita Laski, Gilbert Harding, Hesketh Pearson, A. J. P. Taylor.
Face to Face (1959)
with Lord Birkett talking to John Freeman.
This week's guest, Frank Gillard
by Fyodor Dostoevsky.
Dramatised by Frederick Gotfurt.
Tsarist Russia in the middle of the last century, a vast slumbering country where an ancient fatalistic barbarism was overlaid by the thinnest possible crust of civilisation, is the setting for this six-part dramatisation of Dostoevsky's novel.
It is the story of three brothers, differing widely in character. In childhood abandoned by their father to be brought up by relatives and servants, they are now young adults about to be reunited.
Recorded in the BBC's Glasgow studio
The Mystery of Otto John.
An Investigation by Rene Cutforth.
Was German intelligence chief Otto John kidnapped from Berlin, or did he defect? Is there perhaps some other explanation? Three times he crossed the frontiers of his world, escaping from Hitler's Germany, vanishing into East Berlin, and escaping dramatically back to the West. Rene Cutforth looks for the clues in the life-story of this gay young man who never dreamed he would be a secret agent or run an intelligence agency.
from the last Saturday of the Football League season.
A thriller in four parts by Brian Degas and Tudor Gates.
From a novel by Philip Jones.
Starring Leonard Rossiter
with Don Borisenko, Geoffrey Toone, Michael Godfrey and Dallia Penn
Even the most idealistic revolutionaries need money in order to succeed. They need cash to buy arms. munitions, and men. It is at this stage in an insurrection that tonight's thriller serial begins.
(First shown last Sunday)
Part 2: Sunday at 7.30
From a novel by:
A last look around the world of television with Denis Tuohy, Michael Dean, Joan Bakewell, Tony Bilbow and tonight's guests.