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England v. Australia
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.


Unknown: Paula Prentiss
Paula and Dick Hollister: Richard Benjamin
Oscar North: Jack Cassidy
Harry Zarakardos: Kenneth Mars

: Cold Comfort Farm: Part 1: Folk

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 — 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.


Author: Stella Gibbons
Dramatised by: David Turner
Script Editor: Lennox Phillips
Make-up: Cherry Alston
Costumes: June Wilson
Designer: Raymond Cusick
Producer: David Conroy
Director: Peter Hammond
Flora Poste: Sarah Badel
Mrs Mary Smiling: Fionnuala Flanagan
Postman: Ian Wilson
Judith: Rosalie Crutchley
Amos: Alastair Sim
Adam Lambsbreath: Billy Russell
Mrs Agony Beetle: Hazel Coppen
Reuben: Brian Blessed
Seth: Peter Egan
Meriam: Charlotte Howard
Elfine: Sharon Gurney
Rennett: Sheila Grant
Ezra: John Baker
Harkaway: Jonathan Bilson
Aunt Ada Doom: Fay Compton
Charles Fairford: John Golightly
Narrator: Joan Bakewell

: The Dreaming Woman

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.


Interviewer: Malcolm Muggeridge
Subject: Helen Corke
Producer: Don Taylor
D.H. Lawrence: Maurice Roeves
The young Helen Corke: Ellen Dryden
Siegmund: James Maxwell
Jessie Chambers: Jane Rushton


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


Unknown: Nina Simone
Director: Johnny Pearson
Unknown: Peter Shepherd
Unknown: Len Shorey
Design: Peter Brachacki
Unknown: Stanley Dorfman


.. into the world of films, plays, books, art, and music
This week including:
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.
Editor, LORNA Pegram


Play By: John Lennon
Unknown: John Lennon
Director: Victor Spinetti.
Unknown: Buckminster Fuller
Unknown: Richard Buckminster Fuller
Unknown: 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.


Introduced By: Tony Bilbow
Introduced By: Philip Jenkinson
Editor: Rowan Ayers
Unknown: Phtltp Jenkinson



The Maverick Queen starring
SCOTT BRADY , MARY MURPHY with Wallace Ford , Howard Petrie Jim Davis , Emilc Meyer
Music by Victor Young
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.


Unknown: Barbara Stanwyck
Unknown: Barry Sullivan
Unknown: Scott Brady
Unknown: Mary Murphy
Unknown: Wallace Ford
Unknown: Howard Petrie
Unknown: Jim Davis
Unknown: Emilc Meyer
Music By: Victor Young
Play By: Kenneth Gamet
Unknown: Devallon Scott
Directed By: Joe Kane
Kit Banion: Barbara Stanwyck
Jeff: Barry Sullivan
Sundance: Scott Brady
Lucy Lee: Mary Murphy
Jamie: Wallace Ford
Butch Cassidy: Howard Petrie
A Stranger: Jim Davis
Malone: Emile Meyer


A series of matches played under knock-out rules featuring
(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


Unknown: Ted Dexter
Unknown: Fred Titmus
Unknown: Bobby Simpson
Unknown: Clive Lloyd
Unknown: Frank Tyson
Unknown: Saeed Ahmed
Introduced By: Peter West
Commentators: John Arlott
Unknown: Brian Johnston
Presentation By: Alan Mouncer
Presentation By: Bill Taylor


A further visit to Stanmore for the second session of play and the match result

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