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: Plunder

A weekly raid on the BBC archives.
Introduced by Michell Raper.
This edition includes:
Gavin Maxwell and his otters (Tonight: 1960)
Louis Armstrong talking to Kenneth Allsop (October 1960)
Bransby Williams with an Edwardian monologue (August 1955)
John Freeman 'Face to Face' with General von Senger (October 1960)


Presenter: Michell Raper

: Mr. John Jorrocks: Episode 8: 'These Lawyers are a lot of hignorant screws'

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
(For cast, see Tuesday, 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
Mr. John Jorrocks: Jimmy Edwards
Mrs. Jorrocks: Angela Baddeley

: Chronicle: Royal Ship, Royal Palace, Royal Grave

A regular programme about the latest happenings in archaeology and history with Magnus Magnusson.

The uncovering at Sutton Hoo in Suffolk of an eighty-foot-long Anglo-Saxon warship with a magnificent royal treasure buried in it was brought to an abrupt close by the outbreak of war in 1939. South Cadbury hill fort in Somerset may be the site of King Arthur's Camelot. New Grange in County Meath, Ireland, is one of the largest and finest prehistoric burial mounds in Western Europe. Chronicle reports the problems, findings, and prospects of the current excavations of these three remarkable sites.

See page 4


Presenter: Magnus Magnusson
Film Direction: Julia Cave
Film Direction: John Irving
Film Direction/Producer: Paul Johnstone

: A World of Song

with The George Mitchell Choir

(Tony Mercer and Dai Francis are 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: Tony Mercer
Soloist: Dai Francis
Soloist: Margaret Savage
Soloist: Ted Darling
Soloist: Carol Hall
Staged by: Douglas Squires
Producer: Travers Thorneloe

: Ransom for a Pretty Girl: Part 1

A thriller in six parts by Ian Stuart Black.
With Nike Arrighi, James Cosmo

(Repeated on Wednesday at 10.20 p.m.)
See page 3


Writer: Ian Stuart Black
Designer: William McCrow
Producer: Alan Bromly
Director: Richard Martin
Nadia: Nike Arrighi
Charlie: James Cosmo
Colonel Caron: David Bailie
McBean: Harry Walker
Burroughs: Julian Curry
Bobby Milne: William Dysart
Sheila: Elizabeth Morgan
Green: Raymond Broot
Driver: Terry Wale
Passenger: Leon Thau
Hotel manager: Harry Littlewood
Jacques: John Wentworth
Thompson: Richard Coe
Shaw: Michael Sheard
Bruno: Anthony Paul
Inspector McRoberts: James Copeland
Porter: Steve Emerson

: After Dinner with Cyril Fletcher

A song, a sonnet, a story and an Odd Ode.


Entertainer: Cyril Fletcher
Musical Director: Denis Wilson
Designer: Peter Brachacki
Producer: Albert Stevenson

: News Summary

: Late Night Line-Up

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

: Midnight Movie: The Man Who Never Was

Starring Clifton Webb, Stephen Boyd, Gloria Grahame
with Robert Flemyng, Josephine Griffin

The incredible but true story of the strangest deception in the annals of British Naval Intelligence.


Director: Ronald Neame
Producer: Andre Hakim
Screenplay: Nigel Balchin
From the book by: Ewen Montagu
Lt.-Commander Ewen Montagu: Clifton Webb
Lucy: Gloria Grahame
George Acres: Robert Flemyng
Pam: Josephine Griffin
O'Reilly: Stephen Boyd
Sir Bernard Spilsbury: Andre Morell
Admiral Cross: Laurence Naismith
General Nye: Geoffrey Keen
General Coburn: Michael Hordern
The Father: Moultrie Kelsall
Taxi driver: Cyril Cusack
Landlady: Joan Hickson
Joe: William Russell
Shop assistant: Richard Wattis
Larry: Terence Longden
Vice-Admiral: Allan Cuthbertson
Wills Officer: Brian Oulton
Lt. Jewell: William Squire
Adams: Ronald Adams
Scientist: Miles Malleson
Club porter: Gibb McLaughlin
Admiral Mountbatten: Peter Williams

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