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: Saturday Cinema: Alone On the Pacific

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!
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Screenplay: Natto Wada
Based on the logbook by: Kenichi Horie
Producer: Akira Nakai
Director: Kon Ichikawa
Kenichi Horie: Yujiro Ishihara
His Father: Masayuki Mori
His Mother: Kinuyo Tanaka
His Sister: Ruriko Asaoka
His Friend: Hajime Hana

: The News and Sport

followed by The Weather

: Rugby Special: Royal High School F.P. v. Watsonians

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.


Presenter: Cliff Morgan
Commentator: Bill McLaren
Television Presentation: Bill Malcolm
Series Producer: Alan Mouncer

: The Possessed: Part 6: The Last Murder

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.)


Author: Fyodor Dostoevsky
Dramatised by: Hugh Leonard
Script Editor: Lennox Phillips
Costumes: Joan Ellacott
Lighting: Robert Wright
Designer: Derek Dodd
Producer: David Conroy
Director: Naomi Capon
Narrator: Laurence Hardy
Shatov: James Caffrey
Marie Shatov: Angela Pleasence
Stepan Verhovensky: Joseph O'Conor
Sofya Ulitin: Patricia Heneghan
Landlord: Jerold Wells
Landlord's wife: Barbara Leake
Peasant: Edwin Finn
Erkel: Paul Grist
Lyamshin: David Hadda
Kirilov: Tim Preece
Mme Virginsky: Sheila Ballantine
Pyotr Verhovensky: David Collings
Virginsky: Keith Anderson
Shigalov: Tenniel Evans
Liputin: George Murcell
Varvara Stavrogin: Rosalie Crutchley
Dasha: Anne Stallybrass
Nikolay Stavrogin: Keith Bell
Stationmaster: Eric Longworth

: Chronicle presenting: Thomas Becket

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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Writer: Nesta Pain
Presenter: Magnus Magnusson
Designer: Colin Green
Director: Roderick Graham
Producer: Paul Johnstone
Narrator: Hugh Dickson
Becket: Peter Jeffrey
Henry: Barry Foster
Foliot: Richard Hurndall
Winchester: Noel Johnson
Llewellyn: David Garfield
Chichester: Donald Layne-Smith
Leicester: Frederick Hall
Fitzstephen: David Quilter
Bosham: Andrew Jack
First Knight: Joby Blanshard
Second Knight: Marshall Jones

: Once More with Felix

Starring Julie Felix
with special guests, Manfred Mann, Los Paraguayos, Luis Alberto Del Parana



Singer/Guitarist/Presenter: Julie Felix
Musicians: Manfred Mann
Musicians: Los Paraguayos
Singer/Guitarist: Luis Alberto Del Parana
Musical Director: John Cameron
Special Material: Joe Steeples
Sound: Alan Edmonds
Lighting: Ken McGregor
Design: J. Roger Lowe
Production: Mel Cornish

: Release

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.

Arthur Miller
whose latest play "The Price" opens in the West End next Tuesday, talks to Kenneth Tynan



Presenter (The Palace Theatre, Watford): Giles Havergal
Interviewee: Arthur Miller
Interviewer: Kenneth Tynan
Producer: Colin Nears
Producer: Darrol Blake
Producer: Christopher Martin
Editor: Lorna Pegram

: News Summary


: Colour Me Pop

Late Night Line-Up's Saturday diversion which this week features Ten Years After



Musicians: Ten Years After
Production: Steve Turner

: Midnight Movie: Two Living One Dead

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.


Photography: Gunnar Fischer
Screenplay: Lindsay Galloway
Based on the novel by: Sigurd Christianssen
Producer: Teddy Baird
Director: Anthony Asquith
Berger: Patrick McGoohan
Helen Berger: Virginia McKenna
Anderson: Bill Travers
Esther Kester: Dorothy Alison
Rogers: Alf Kjellin
Johnson: Noel Willman
Miss Larsen: Pauline Jameson
Kester: Peter Vaughan
Broms: Derek Francis
Nils: Michael Crawford

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