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: Plunder

A weekly raid on the BBC archives.
Introduced by Michell Raper.
This edition includes:

Television Goes to France
Part of a recording of the first cross-Channel transmission. (1950)

Music for Cello
played by Paul Tortelier. (1955)

Happy As Can Be
An intimate record of an extrovert outing. (1959)

Paddy Chayevsky
on writing for television. (Monitor: 1959)


Presenter: Michell Raper

: An Evening with Rolf Harris

who sings some of the songs he has helped to make famous.
Jake; Tie Me Kangaroo Down, Sport; Tie Me Huntin' Dog Down, Jed; Sun Arise
See page 48


Singer: Rolf Harris
Production: Stewart Morris

: Xa! Xa!

An enquiry into humour, wit, and satire in the U.S.S.R. pursued by Vaughan James
with Malcolm Muggeridge, Michael Glenny, Erik de Mauny
Cast: Timothy Bateson, Richard Marner, Carmel Cryan, Alec Bregonzi, Ronald Lacey, Russell Waters
BBC film
See page 4


Presenter/translations: Vaughan James
Presenter: Malcolm Muggeridge
Presenter: Michael Glenny
Presenter: Erik de Mauny
Translations: Max Hayward
Translations: Harry Shukman
Translations: C.G. Bearne
Producer: Maurice Harvey
Storyteller: Timothy Bateson
[Actor]: Richard Marner
[Actress]: Carmel Cryan
[Actor]: Alec Bregonzi
[Actor]: Ronald Lacey

: Mr. John Jorrocks: Episode 6: 'These are the blessings of the Reform Bill'

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
(Repeated on Tuesday at 9.45 p.m.)


Based on the works by: R.S. Surtees
Dramatised by: Michael Voysey
Designer: Allan Anson
Producer: David Conroy
Director: Peter Dews
Benjamin: Alan Baulch
Mr. John Jorrocks: Jimmy Edwards
Mrs. Jorrocks: Angela Baddeley
Emma: Helen Fraser
Mrs. Flather: Sylvia Coleridge
Duke of Donkeyton: Michael Bates
Smoothington: Colin Farrell
Captain Doleful: John Bailey
Heavytail: Reg Pritchard
Wopstraw: Leonard Cracknell
Captain Strider: John Baddeley
Charlie Stobbs: Bernard Lloyd
Belinda: Heather Bell
Eliza: Gillie McIver
Lady Barnington: Moyra Fraser
Duke's groom: Christopher Matthews
Marquis of Bray: Robin Phillips
James Pigg: Walter Carr
Betsy: Ann Penfold

: A World of Song

with The George Mitchell Choir.

(Dai Francis is appearing in "The Black and White Minstrel Show" at the Victoria Palace, London)


Singers: The George Mitchell Choir
Musical direction and arrangements: Robert de Cormier
Soloist: Dai Francis
Soloist: Margaret Savage
Soloist: Ted Darling
Soloist: Les Rawlings
Staged by: Douglas Squires
Producer: Travers Thorneloe

: An Enemy of the State: Part 5: The Blood Red Tape

A thriller serial in six parts by Ken Hughes.
Starring Charles Tingwell, Veronica Strong, James Maxwell, Dallia Penn

Harry, forced to steal a secret tape from the factory, goes to rendezvous with Smith, only to find the Security Police waiting for him.
(Previously shown last Sunday)
(Part 6: Sunday at 10.10 p.m.)


Writer: Ken Hughes
Producer: Alan Bromly
Director: James Cellan Jones
Harry Sutton: Charles Tingwell
Jennifer Sutton: Veronica Strong
Col. Rykov: James Maxwell
Karin: Dallia Penn

: News Summary

: Late Night Line-Up

A late look around the world of television.
Criticism, Discussion, Diversion 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

: Midnight Movie: Private's Progress

Starring Richard Attenborough, Dennis Price, Terry-Thomas, Ian Carmichael
with Peter Jones, William Hartnell, Jill Adams
See page 4


Producer: Roy Boulting
Director/Screenplay: John Boulting
Screenplay: Frank Harvey
From the story by: Alan Hackney
Cox: Richard Attenborough
Bertram Traeepurcel: Dennis Price
Major Hitchcock: Terry-Thomas
Stanley Windrush: Ian Carmichael
Egan: Peter Jones
Sgt. Sutton: William Hartnell
Capt. Bootle: Thorley Waters
Prudence Greenslade: Jill Adams
Private Horrocks: Ian Bannen
Private George Blake: Victor Maddern
Private Dai Jones: Kenneth Griffith
Sgt.-Major Gradwick: John Warren
Padre: George Coulouris
Pat: Derrick de Marney
Gerald: David King-Wood
Windrush Senior: Miles Malleson
Col. Panshawe: Michael Trubshawe
L/Cpl. Parsons: David Lodge
Psychiatrist: John Le Mesurier
Drill Sergeant: Frank Hawkins
Col. Argent: Basil Dignam
Mr. Spottiswood: Henry Longhurst
First art expert: Henry Oscar
German agent: Theodore Zichy
Sidney: Michael Ward
Testing Officer: Robert Bruce
General Von Lembeck: Ludwig Lawinski
Major Schultz: Christopher Lee

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