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: Saturday Cinema: Woman and the Hunter (Triangle on Safari)

Starring David Farrar, Ann Sheridan

Tension between three members of an African hunting party leads to tragedy.
Today's film was photographed on the spot in Kenya. Its director, George Breakston, an ex-actor turned producer, has a great many location pictures in Africa and the Far East to his credit. Another of his movies, "Scarlet Spear," will shortly be shown on BBC-tv.
(Colour)
(to 16.25)

Contributors

Screenplay: Maurice H. Conn
Produced and directed by: George Breakston
David Kirby: David Farrar
Laura Dodds: Ann Sheridan
Robert Gifford: Jan Merlin
Superintendent McGregor: Ronald Adam
Mitchell Gifford: John Loder

: The News and Sport

followed by The Weather
(Colour)

: Rugby Special: The International Championship 1968-69: The Calcutta Cup: England v. Scotland

Introduced by Cliff Morgan

The seventy-sixth Calcutta Cup match was played today. On the last occasion at Twickenham (in 1967) this fixture produced no less than 41 points with England winning 27-14.
Scotland have not won at Twickenham since 1938 and last year at Murrayfield Scottish Rugby reached despair yet again when England came from behind after being six points down to snatch victory and leave Scotland with the "wooden spoon".
Today's fixture matched an England XV supremely confident after their impressive victory over France against a Scottish side who after their promising win in Paris in the first International of the season later succumbed to the superior talents of Wales and Ireland.

(Colour)

Contributors

Presenter: Cliff Morgan
Commentator at Twickenham: Bill McLaren
Series producer: Alan Mouncer

: Imperial Palace: Part 2: Negotiation

by Arnold Bennett
Dramatised in four parts by Michael Voysey
Starring Roy Dotrice

Gracie has left the Imperial Palace. Sir Henry Savott has put forward his merger proposition to Evelyn for his consideration. Violet Powler is about to join the staff as a floor housekeeper.
(Repeated on Thursday at 10.25 p.m.)
(Colour)

Contributors

Author: Arnold Bennett
Dramatised by: Michael Voysey
Script Editor: Lennox Phillips
Make-up: Sheila Cassidy
Lighting: Dennis Channon
Designer: Michael Young
Producer: David Conroy
Director: Paddy Russell
Monsieur Adolphe: Patrick Westwood
Evelyn Orcham: Roy Dotrice
Miss Venables: Cynthia Etherington
Page: Rufus Frampton
Miss Cass: Christine Pollon
Mrs. O'Riordon: Betty Cooper
Emile Cousin: Peter Copley
Violet Powler: Anna Cropper
Beatrice Noakes: Patsy Rowlands
Sir Henry Savott: Cyril Luckham
Miss MacLaren: Hilda Braid
Dennis Dover: A.J. Brown
Valet: Hugh Lund
Waiter: Leslie Weekes
Miss Prentiss: Beryl Cooke
Monsieur Ceri: Georges Lambert

: One Pair of Eyes: Return to the River Kwai

A series of highly personal films
John Coast author and ex-P.O.W. goes back to Thailand to Return to the River Kwai

In company with three of his former Japanese captors, John Coast revisits the scenes of his enforced labour along the banks of the River Kwai. Here, twenty-five years ago, thousands of British lives were sacrificed by the Japanese to drive a railway line through the jungle from Bangkok to Burma.
If it had not been for the now famous film "The Bridge on the River Kwai" few people would remember their epic struggle for survival. But ironically, just because of the film, fact and fiction have become somewhat confused.
Tonight's film is a personal and evocative account of just what did happen during the building of this infamous railway.
See page 31

(Colour)

Contributors

Presenter: John Coast
Produced and directed by: Anthony de Lotbiniere

: Once More with Felix

Starring Julie Felix
with special guests, Dusty Springfield, Tom Springfield, The Sandpipers, Atahualpa Yupanqui

(Colour)

Contributors

Singer/Guitarist/Presenter: Julie Felix
Singer: Dusty Springfield
Singer: Tom Springfield
Singers: The Sandpipers
Singer/Guitarist: Atahualpa Yupanqui
Musical Director: John Cameron
Sound: Alan Edmonds
Lighting: Ken McGregor
Design: J. Roger Lowe
Production: Mel Cornish

: Release

The weekly arts magazine

Rembrandt - Painter of Man
1969 is the third centenary of Rembrandt's death. The first of a series of exhibitions to mark the occasion opens at the British Museum on Thursday.
Release takes this opportunity to show the distinguished film about Rembrandt's life and work directed by the Dutch film-maker Bert Haanstra.

Edward Bond
"The most important British playwright to emerge in the 1960s" is how The Observer's Theatre Critic described Edward Bond whose season of plays is now running at the Royal Court Theatre in London. Yet he is perhaps best known as the author of Saved which caused violent revulsion in some critics and members of the public and provoked an unprecedented summons by the Director of Public Prosecutions.
His latest play "Early Morning" opened last Thursday, and a scene from it will be shown in this Release item in which Bond talks to Ronald Eyre.

(Colour)

Contributors

Director (Rembrandt-Painter of Man): Bert Haanstra
Interviewee: Edward Bond
Interviewer: Ronald Eyre
Producer: Colin Nears
Producer: Darrol Blake
Producer: Christopher Martin
Editor: Lorna Pegram

: News Summary

(Colour)

: Colour Me Pop

Late Night Line-Up's Saturday diversion featuring Caravan

(Colour)

Contributors

Musicians: Caravan
Production: Steve Turner

: Midnight Movie: The Gypsy and the Gentleman

Starring Melina Mercouri, Keith Michell, Patrick McGoohan, June Laverick, Flora Robson

A Regency rake falls in love with an unscrupulous gypsy and together they try to deprive his younger sister of her lawful inheritance.
(Colour)

Contributors

Screenplay: Janet Green
Based on the novel "Darkness I Leave You" by: Nina Warner Hooke
Director: Joseph Losey
Producer: Maurice Cowan
Belle: Melina Mercouri
Deverill: Keith Michell
Jess: Patrick McGoohan
Sarah: June Laverick
Mrs. Haggard: Flora Robson
John: Lyndon Brook
Vanessa: Clare Austin
Lady Ayrton: Helen Haye
Brook: Mervyn Johns








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