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: Saturday Cinema: Blue Peter

Starring Kieron Moore, Greta Gynt, Sarah Lawson, Mervyn Johns

An embittered naval war hero returns from Korea and takes a post as instructor at the Outward Bound Sea School where he begins to discover a new purpose in life.
(to 16.30)


Screenplay/From a story by: Don Sharp
Screenplay: John Pudney
Producer: Herbert Mason
Director: Wolf Rilla
Mike Merriworth: Kieron Moore
Mrs. Mary Griffin: Greta Gynt
Gwyneth Thomas: Sarah Lawson
Captain Snow: Mervyn Johns
Dr. Tigara: Ram Gopal
Number One: Edwin Richfield
Instructor Hunter: D'Arcy Conyers
Instructor Hughes: Harold Siddons
Instructor Digger: Vincent Ball

: The News and Sport

followed by The Weather

: Rugby Special: The International Championship 1968-69: Scotland v. Wales

Introduced by Cliff Morgan

Because of their astounding victory over the reigning champions in the first international match of the season - when France had 90 per cent of the play yet had to concede defeat by three points to six points - it is difficult, apart from acknowledging the courage of their magnificent defence, to assess Scotland's chances especially against a team with the potential of Wales, whose new coaching and training methods will be on trial for the first time today.
See Grandstand at 12.45


Presenter: Cliff Morgan
Commentator at Murrayfield: Bill McLaren
Television Presentation: Bill Malcolm

: The Possessed: Part 2: The Cripple

by Fyodor Dostoevsky
Dramatised in six parts by Hugh Leonard

Stepan, having been coerced into an engagement with Dasha, looks forward to his son's arrival to free him. Pyotr's arrival is also eagerly awaited by the revolutionary group.
(Repeated on Thursday at 10.20 p.m.)


Author: Fyodor Dostoevsky
Dramatised by: Hugh Leonard
Script Editor: Lennox Phillips
Lighting: Robert Wright
Designer: Derek Dodd
Producer: David Conroy
Director: Naomi Capon
Narrator: Laurence Hardy
Shatov: James Caffrey
Kirilov: Tim Preece
Virginsky: Keith Anderson
Dasha: Anne Stallybrass
Marya Lebyadkin: Eve Belton
Lebyadkin: Paul Hardwick
Mme Drosdov: Joan Hickson
Lisa Drosdov: Tracey Lloyd
Maurice Drosdov: Simon Prebble
Stepan Verhovensky: Joseph O'Conor
Liputin: George Murcell
Alexey: Alex McDonald
Varvara Stavrogin: Rosalie Crutchley
Pyotr Verhovensky: David Collings
Nikolay Stavrogin: Keith Bell

: 6,000 Working Dives

The story of the seabed exploration, by Dr. George Bass of the Pennsylvania University Museum, of a rich Byzantine merchant ship which sank off the coast of Turkey 1,100 years ago and was the first underwater wreck to be excavated in a truly scientific manner.
(First shown in Chronicle on October 28, 1967)


Subject: Dr. George Bass
Filmed by: Claude Duthuit
Producer: Paul Johnstone

: Once More with Felix

Starring Julie Felix
with special guests, The 5th Dimension, The Kinks

Julie's guests The 5th Dimension, the outstanding American pop group, flew in to London for one day specially to record tonight's programme. Julie's other guests, the fabulous Kinks, will be doing a couple of numbers from their latest LP, "Village Green Preservation Society."


Singer/Guitarist/Presenter: Julie Felix
Musicians: The 5th Dimension
Musicians: The Kinks
Musical Director: John Cameron
Special Material: Joe Steeples
Sound: Hugh Barker
Lighting: Ken McGregor
Design: J. Roger Lowe
Production: Mel Cornish

: Release

The weekly arts magazine

This week including:
Takis Unlimited
"I'm fed up working for bastard millionaires. I want to work for the really big public. Art should be available for everybody."
Takis, an important figure in the international art scene, is fulfilling his intention by creating sculptures to be mass-produced. His Signals, originally £1,500, now sells for about £15. This film by Mahmoud Khosrowshahi shows Takis, his work, and the reactions and opinions of Douglas Cooper, art critic and collector, Jeremy Fry, who manufactures the multiples, workmen in his factory, and members of the public.
"Art should be like a pocketbook: take it into a coffee-shop, take it home, eat with it, play with it; and when you're fed up just throw it away."


Director (Takis Unlimited): Mahmoud Khosrowshahi
Subject (Takis Unlimited): Takis
Speaker (Takis Unlimited): Douglas Cooper
Speaker (Takis Unlimited): Jeremy Fry
Producer: Colin Nears
Producer: Darrol Blake
Producer: Christopher Martin
Editor: Lorna Pegram

: Colour Me Pop

Line-Up's Saturday diversion which this week features Chicken Shack.


Musicians: Chicken Shack
Production: Steve Turner

: News Summary


: Midnight Movie: The Lost Weekend

Starring Ray Milland, Jane Wyman
with Phil Terry, Howard da Silva

The Academy Award-winning film about an alcoholic who cannot give up the bottle even with the help of understanding friends and medical science.


Screenplay: Charles Brackett
Screenplay/Director: Billy Wilder
From a novel by: Charles Jackson
Don Birnam: Ray Milland
Helen: Jane Wyman
Wick: Phil Terry
Nat: Howard Da Silva
Gloria: Doris Dowling

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