A Japanese film with English sub-titles
Starring Yujiro Ishihara
This delightful film is based on the logbook of a young Japanese who sailed single-handed from Osaka to San Francisco.
Richard Roud, film critic of The Guardian, mentioned Kon Ichikawa's remarkable film as being among the best of 1967's crop. Despite its theme - that of a lonely sailor - the movie is far from being monotonous, and is full of warm, humorous touches, notably a scene when the solitary lad discovers that to sit down and have a good cry does him a power of good!
Based on the logbook by:
followed by The Weather
Introduced by Cliff Morgan
After last week's double International at Twickenham and Murrayfield, Rugby Special stays in Edinburgh to cover Club Rugby.
Today's match from the well-known ground of Jock's Lodge is between two old-established clubs-Royal High School F.P., who last year celebrated their centenary, and Watsonians. This season Royal High School F.P. won their first thirteen matches on the trot, and were leading in the championship till the beginning of December. At present the two clubs are near each other in the top half of the championship table and both teams will be fielding Edinburgh district players and Scottish trialists.
by Fyodor Dostoevsky
Dramatised in six parts by Hugh Leonard
Pyotr has caused the death of the Lebyadkins and has murdered the convict. To strengthen his revolutionary group, he plans the murder of Shatov; but Shatov's wife has returned to him.
(Repeated on Thursday at 10.20 p.m.)
by Nesta Pain
[Starring] Barry Foster, Peter Jeffrey, Richard Hurndall
Introduced by Magnus Magnusson and narrated by Hugh Dickson
The conflict between Henry II and Thomas Becket has for centuries fascinated historians and dramatists alike. The dramatists, and indeed the majority of people, have seen Becket as a saint who stood out bravely for the freedom of the Church against the oppression of the King; but a different view is put tonight.
There are nine contemporary lives of Becket, and from these and his letters Nesta Pain has constructed a dramatised documentary in which more than ninety per cent of the dialogue is known to have been spoken at the time. It traces the career of Thomas Becket from his appointment as Archbishop, through his exile in France, to his eventual murder in Canterbury Cathedral.
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Starring Julie Felix
with special guests, Manfred Mann, Los Paraguayos, Luis Alberto Del Parana
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The weekly arts magazine
The Palace Theatre, Watford
Harold Pinter on stage for the first time in eight years in a play of his own; Frank Marcus's new adaptation of Molnar's "The Guardsman"; a thriving, jumping Theatre for Youth movement... some of the recent achievements of Giles Havergal and the Watford Theatre Trust.
Four years after taking over the theatre, Giles Havergal looks forward to the possibility of a new building, and between rehearsals for "The Guardsman," with Sheila Steafel and William Lucas, talks about running the only live theatre between London and Coventry.
whose latest play "The Price" opens in the West End next Tuesday, talks to Kenneth Tynan
Presenter (The Palace Theatre, Watford):
Late Night Line-Up's Saturday diversion which this week features Ten Years After
Starring Patrick McGoohan, Virginia McKenna, Bill Travers
A post office clerk who hands over the day's takings to armed robbers is ostracised for his cowardice. How would his colleagues have reacted? He undertakes an interesting experiment to find out.
Based on the novel by: