England v. Australia
SECOND TEST MATCH
Third day's play at Lord's
A new comedy film series which recognises the difference starring
PAULA PRENTISS and The Phantom of 84th Street
Dick and Paula prove bad care-takers when they are loaned a valuable painting.
Paula and Dick Hollister:
by Stella Gibbons
Dramatised in three parts by David Turner
Starring Alastair Sim, Fay Compton, Sarah Badel
Flora Poste, fascinated by the little she knows of the Starkadders of Cold Comfort Farm, considers visiting them.
[Photo caption] Alastair Sim, seen here with Sarah Badel, makes one of his rare television appearances.
Stella Gibbons was awarded the 1933 Femina Vie Heureuse prize for her outrageously funny first novel Cold Comfort Farm. She had been working as a critic and wrote it as a relief from reviewing half a dozen books every week. A satire on the melodramatic novels of the age, the book was described by Hugh Walpole as a 'minor classic.'
The story follows the fortunes of sane, cultured Flora Poste who, at the age of twenty, goes to live with her aunt Judith Starkadder at Cold Comfort Farm in Sussex. There she finds a variety of earthy, passionate relations, dominated by Great Aunt Ada Doom who long ago saw 'something nasty in the woodshed' and now holds the rest of the household in thrall. Other members of the menage include Judith's husband, farmer-preacher Amos Starkadder, their three children - the ambitious Reuben, fey Elphine, and the incredibly sexy Seth â as well as Urk, Elphine's 'intended,' Adam Lambsbreath, the bawdy cowman, and Meriam, the Starkadders' young daily who has a baby a year - usually by Seth.
Flora decides to put to rights the lives of all of them, and this is exactly what she does.
Alastair Sim, making one of his all too infrequent television appearances, plays Amos, and Joan Bakewell, better known on Late Night Line-Up, provides the narration.
Mrs Mary Smiling:
Mrs Agony Beetle:
Aunt Ada Doom:
Malcolm Muggeridge talks to Helen Corke about her relationship with D. H. Lawrence.
Helen Corke is now eighty-six years old. She knew D.H. Lawrence for four years at the most crucial time of his life, just before the success of Sons and Lovers. His second novel, The Trespasser, is based on a series of tragic events in her life, and she is the inspiration of a number of his poems.
Miss Corke has never before spoken about Lawrence for television or film, and has never allowed herself to be questioned on the subject. Much of this programme therefore constitutes original research. Malcolm Muggeridge questions her about her own experiences and her knowledge of Lawrence, and the film also contains scenes from the novel and the poems which she inspired.
The young Helen Corke:
The internationally famous duo sing songs of many lands This week's star guest, NINA SIMONE
Musical director, JOHNNY PEARSON Costume, Peter Shepherd Sound, Len Shorey
Design, Peter Brachacki
Production, STANLEY Dorfman
.. into the world of films, plays, books, art, and music
This week including:
THAT BEATLE PLAY
A play by John Lennon of the Beatles at the National Theatre: 'In His Own Write' opened last
John Lennon and the director, Victor Spinetti. introduce excerpts from the play and talk about Lennon lore and Lennon language.
Richard Buckminster Fuller , just awarded the Royal Gold Medal for Architecture, has ' one simple aim in life: to remake the world.' Some call him a crackpot, others a genius, but at seventy-two he is one of the most radical and exciting men in architecture today.
Colin NEARS, DARROL BLAKE
Editor, LORNA Pegram
Introduced by Tony Bilbow looks at
The Film World Past and Present and Philip Jenkinson shows more of your film requests
Editor, Rowan Ayers
Letters to Phtltp Jenkinson should be addressed c/o Late Night Line-up. BBC Television Centre. London, W.12.
The Maverick Queen starring
SCOTT BRADY , MARY MURPHY with Wallace Ford , Howard Petrie Jim Davis , Emilc Meyer
Music by Victor Young
Screenplay by KENNETH GAMET and DEVALLON SCOTT
Directed by Joe Kane
A ruthless, attractive woman controls most of the cattle trade in Wyoming territory. Trouble comes when she falls for the handsome stranger who rides into town.
A series of matches played under knock-out rules featuring
THE INTERNATIONAL CAVALIERS XI Captain, Ted Dexter
(Sussex and England) who today play for a purse of 100 guineas against
Captain. Fred Titmus
(Middlesex and England) at Stanmore Cricket Club
Among those playing in today's match: Bobby Simpson (Australia) Clive Lloyd
(Barbados and West Indies)
Frank TYSON (Northants and England) Saeed Ahmed (Pakistan)
Introduced by Peter West
Commentators, John Arlott
Brian Johnston Jim Laker
Television presentation by Alan Mouncer and Bill Taylor
Organised by the International Cavaliers Cricket Club In association with Rothmans of Pall Mall in aid of the Ron Hooker Benelit Fund
A further visit to Stanmore for the second session of play and the match result