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: The Great John L

Starring Greg McClure and Linda Darnell
with Barbara Britton
A Bing Crosby production

John L. Sullivan, the Boston Strong Boy, was one of the most legendary and controversial figures in the history of prizefighting. Set in America in the 1880s, this film tells of his colourful and romantic life.
(to 17.00)


Director: Frank Tuttle
Production: Bing Crosby
John L. Sullivan: Greg McClure
Anne: Linda Darnell
Kathy: Barbara Britton
Mickey: Lee Sullivan
McManus: Wallace Ford
Richard Martin: Otto Kruger
James J. Corbett: Rory Calhoun

: First Night of the Proms

Television cameras are at the Royal Albert Hall for the first half of the opening concert in the 72nd Season of Henry Wood Promenade Concerts.
Moura Lympany (piano)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Leader, Hugh Maguire
Conducted by Sir Malcolm Sargent
The National Anthem
Overture: Roman Carnival.. Berlioz
Piano Concerto in A minor. Schumann

Before the concert begins Richard Baker talks to Sir Malcolm Sargent who is conducting his 500th Promenade Concert.
See pages 3 and 9


Pianist: Moura Lympany
Musicians: BBC Symphony Orchestra
Orchestra leader: Hugh Maguire
Orchestra conducted by/Interviewee: Sir Malcolm Sargent
Interviewer: Richard Baker
Director: Antony Craxton

: Mr. John Jorrocks: Episode 1: 'Untin is the sport of kings... the liver and bacon of my existence'

A dramatisation in eight episodes by Michael Voysey.
Based on the works of R. S. Surtees.
[Starring] Jimmy Edwards in The Hunting, Eating, Eccentric, Extravagant Exploits of that Renowned Sporting Citizen Mr. John Jorrocks
with Angela Baddeley as Mrs. Jorrocks


Based on the works by: R.S. Surtees
Dramatised by: Michael Voysey
Designer: Allan Anson
Producer: David Conroy
Director: Peter Dews
Mr. John Jorrocks: Jimmy Edwards
Mrs. Jorrocks: Angela Baddeley
Benjamin: Alan Baulch
Betsy: Ann Penfold
Surrey Followers: Richard Coe
Surrey Followers: Paul Harris
Post Boy: Jimmy Handley
Mrs. Blash: Audrey Noble
Fanny: Etain O'Dell
Mrs. C.: Peggy Aitchison
Captain Doleful: John Bailey
Duke of Donkeyton: Michael Bates
Marquis of Bray: Robin Phillips
Lady Barnington: Moyra Fraser
Emma: Helen Fraser
Mrs. Flather: Sylvia Coleridge

: The Likely Lads: Goodbye to All That

Written by Dick Clements and Ian La Frenais.
Starring James Bolam as Terry and Rodney Bewes as Bob
featuring Sheila Fearn as Audrey


Writer/Producer: Dick Clement
Writer: Ian La Frenais
Music: Ronnie Hazlehurst
Designer: Alan Hunter-Craig
Terry: James Bolam
Bob: Rodney Bewes
Audrey: Sheila Fearn
Mrs. Collier: Olive Milbourne
Mr. Collier: Alex McDonald
George: Barry Stanton
Cloughy: Bartlett Mullins
Jack: Donald McKillop
Mrs. Ferris: Irene Richmond
Youth: Andrew Robertson
Recruit: Hugh Walters
Army sergeant: Tony Caunter

: Mississippi - A Self Portrait

A study of the social changes now under way in the heartland of the Deep South.
An NBC documentary introduced by Keith Kyle.


Narrator: Frank McGee
Producer: Frank de Felitta
Presenter: Keith Kyle

: The Sport Scene

with David Vine reporting and commenting on the day's outstanding stories.

Tonight's Sport Scene includes:

The World Cup: Quarter-final day

Show-Jumping: Royal International Horse Show
from the White City, London.

Cricket: Surrey v. Worcestershire
The county champions visit The Oval.

Athletics: A.A.A. Relay Championships
at Crystal Palace. London.

Sports News
Close-of-play Cricket Scores, Late Racing Results


Presenter: David Vine
Presented by: Bob Duncan
Editor: Phil Pilley

: News Summary

: Watch the Birdies: Part 5

A thriller in five parts by Peter Yeldham.
Bill, under suspicion for Kershaw's murder, finds that Pembridge and his men are hiding Anna. The police close in, but too late.
First shown last Sunday


Writer: Peter Yeldham
Producer: Alan Bromly
Director: Douglas Camfield

: Late Night Line-Up

A last look around the world of television with Denis Tuohy, Michael Dean, Joan Bakewell, Tony Bilbow and tonight's guests.


Presenter: Denis Tuohy
Presenter: Michael Dean
Presenter: Joan Bakewell
Presenter: Tony Bilbow

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