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: The News and Sport


: Johnny Morris in Mexico: 1: Merida, Chichen Itza, Oaxaca

Six films of his jaunt in the sun last August.

"We thought this sort of life ended long long ago... You have no idea what is really going on... The great thing is that nobody seems to worry"
From the South and West
See colour feature on centre pages


Presenter: Johnny Morris
Producer: Brian Patten

: Pere Goriot: Part 1: Gilded Youth

by Honore de Balzac
Dramatised in four parts by David Turner

Madame Vauquer's boarders have various ideas about the mysterious Monsieur Goriot. When he first arrived he rented the most expensive room, but now he has moved to the cheapest.

(To be repeated on Thursday at 9.55 p.m.)


Author: Honore de Balzac
Dramatised by: David Turner
Make-up: Jacquie Jefferies
Costumes: Verena Coleman
Designer: Michael Young
Producer: David Conroy
Director: Paddy Russell
Goriot: Michael Goodliffe
Anastasie: Angela Browne
Mme Vauquer: Pat Nye
Eugene: David Dundas
Mlle Michonneau: Cynthia Etherington
Poiret: Michael Bilton
Sylvie: Patsy Rowlands
Vautrin: Andrew Keir
Mme Couture: Betty Cooper
Victorine: Anna Cropper
Gobseck: David Lander
Taillefer: Tony Steedman
Joseph: Patrick Durkin
Bianchon: David Weston
Comte de Restaud: William Dexter
Maxime: John Carlin
Mme de Beauseant: Moira Redmond
Captain: Brian Sheehy
Footman: Martin Gordon
Valet: Philip Ray

: One Pair of Eyes: Was Your Schoolmaster Really Necessary?

A series of highly personal films.
Robert Morley asks Was Your Schoolmaster Really Necessary?
"I have always had a certain loathing of schoolmasters, feeling them to be a corrupt body of creatures on the whole...
I'm not an educated man: I'm a drop-out. I left school at sixteen...
It was to revenge myself on schoolmasters that I became an actor"

(Robert Morley is in "Halfway Up the Tree" at the Queen's Theatre, London)

His own unhappy experiences very much in mind, Robert Morley swore that none of his three children should go to an English public school. When Sheridan, the eldest, was eight, Morley advertised in The Times for a school with 'no sports and a comfortable hotel standard of living'; and found one! The other children had equally unconventional educations, and all of them have thrived on it.


Presenter: Robert Morley
Executive Producer: Christopher Ralling
Director: Stephen Peet

: Ooh La La!: Making a Pass

by Georges Feydeau
Translated and adapted by Caryl Brahms and Ned Sherrin.
Starring Patrick Cargill and Amanda Barrie
Guest star, Robertson Hare
featuring Edwin Apps, Elizabeth Knight, Robin Hunter

A middle-aged bachelor and his maiden sister anxiously await the arrival of a wealthy doctor and his daughter, to whom the bachelor is engaged. Both are unaware that they are in the power of their wily servant, who is able to hypnotise them.


Author: Georges Feydeau
Adapted by/Lyrics: Caryl Brahms
Adapted by/Lyrics: Ned Sherrin
Music composed and conducted by: Johnny Dankworth
Designer: Sally Hulke
Producer: Stuart Allen
[Actor]: Patrick Cargill
[Actor]: Amanda Barrie
[Actor]: Robertson Hare
[Actor]: Edwin Apps
[Actress]: Elizabeth Knight
[Actor]: Robin Hunter

: Release

Release ...into the world of films, plays, books, art, and music.
This week including:
"Birth of a New Star"
This was the headline of The Observer's review of Alec McCowen in "Hadrian the Seventh" at the Mermaid Theatre, London.
This actor of long promise, who has just come into his own, discusses his career with Peter Lewis.



Interviewee: Alec McCowen
Interviewer: Peter Lewis
Producer: Colin Nears
Editor: Lorna Pegram

: Petrushka

A puppet film based on the Diaghilev production with music by Stravinsky.
"...by far the most imaginative British use of puppets one has seen on Television" (The Guardian)
(First shown on BBC-1)


Music: Igor Stravinsky
Puppets designed and made by: Alan Platt
Filmed animation: Bura and Hardwick
Producer: John Hosier
Director: Maddalena Fagandini

: Late Night Line-Up

Introduced by Tony Bilbow looks at The Film World Past and Present and Philip Jenkinson shows more of your film requests.
Letters to Philip Jenkinson should be addressed c/o Late Night Line-Up, [address removed]


Presenter: Tony Bilbow
Item presenter (Film Requests): Philip Jenkinson

: News Summary


: Midnight Movie: Pearl of the South Pacific

Starring Virginia Mayo, Dennis Morgan, David Farrar

The quest for black pearls in a remote South Sea island results in happiness and bloodshed.



Screenplay: Jesse Lasky Jr.
Director: Allan Dwan
Producer: Benedict Bogeaus
Rita Delaine: Virginia Mayo
Dan Merrill: Dennis Morgan
'Bully' Hayes: David Farrar
Halemano: Murvyn Vye
George: Lance Fuller
Michael: Basil Ruysdael
Momu: Lisa Montell

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