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: The F.A. Cup Final: Leicester City v. Manchester City

BBC outside broadcast cameras bring you the whole of today's match direct from the Empire Stadium, Wembley
See cover story on page 3 and page 26


Commentator: Kenneth Wolstenholme
Television Presentation: Alec Weeks

: Saturday Cinema: Stage Struck

Starring Henry Fonda, Susan Strasberg
with Joan Greenwood, Herbert Marshall, Christopher Plummer

This film is the story of a dedicated young girl, Eva Lovelace, who comes to New York from a small town convinced that she has the rare talent and inner fire of a great actress. While making the rounds of the Broadway casting offices she brashly works her way into the office of Lewis Easton, a leading New York producer and her theatrical idol. Through him she meets Joe Sheridan, a play-wright, who is attracted to her. From these first encounters the poor little Cinderella sets out on her way to stardom.


Screenplay: Ruth Goetz
Screenplay: Augustus Goetz
From the play by: Zoe Akins
Music: Alex North
Producer: Stuart Millar
Director: Sidney Lumet
Lewis Easton: Henry Fonda
Eva Lovelace: Susan Strasberg
Rita Vernon: Joan Greenwood
Robert Hedges: Herbert Marshall
Joe Sheridan: Christopher Plummer
Constantine: Daniel Ocke
Benny: Pat Harrington
Victor: Frank Campanelia

: Gardeners' World

with Percy Thrower at Hyde Hall, Essex
from the Midlands
Percy Thrower writes on page 36


Presenter: Percy Thrower
Producer: Bill Duncalf
Director: John Clarke

: Wheelbase: Is This the Car You Have Been Waiting For?

Gordon Wilkins covers the motoring story of the week.

This week British Leyland unveil a replacement for the 1 1/2-litre Farina-styled saloons which have been the mainstay of family motoring in Britain for more than ten years. This long-awaited new model completes the range of front-wheel-drive cars which began with Alec Issigonis's original design for the B.M.C. Mini. Can this forward-looking formula survive in a Europe dominated by cars of conventional design from Fiat, Ford, and General Motors?
Wheelbase road-tests the new car in Portugal and questions British Leyland chairman Lord Stokes about its future.



Presenter: Gordon Wilkins
Interviewee: Lord Stokes
Associate Producer: John Mills
Producer: Brian Robins

: The News and Sport

followed by The Weather

: Rugby Special: The International Championship 1968-69

Telfer, Moroney, Webb, Duckham, Fielding, Bonal and Campaes, John and Edwards - the names of the great try scorers of a fascinating season. A season which saw the eclipse of France who had ruled the Championship for the previous two years; saw the unexpected resurgence of the England XV; saw Ireland make their most determined efforts for nearly twenty years to win the Title and the Triple Crown, only to fall at the final hurdle and leave the way clear for that momentous match at Cardiff between Wales and England.
All these events feature again tonight in this review of the recent International season, which is introduced by Cliff Morgan and Andy Mulligan in the company of some of the men who made these matches so memorable.
Recorded at the Stoop Memorial Ground, home of the Harlequins Rugby Club


Presenter: Cliff Morgan
Presenter: Andy Mulligan
Series producer: Alan Mouncer

: The Way We Live Now: Part 4: Melmotte Contra Mundum

by Anthony Trollope
Dramatised in five parts by Simon Raven
Starring Colin Blakely, Rachel Gurney

Sir Felix's attempt at an elopement has failed miserably. Melmotte appears to be on the crest of a wave, but is involved in difficulties as a result of mortgaging Pickering Park.
(Repeated on Thursday at 10.20 p.m.)


Author: Anthony Trollope
Dramatised by: Simon Raven
Script Editor: Lennox Phillips
Costumes: Charles Knode
Lighting: Robert Wright
Designer: Gwen Evans
Producer: David Conroy
Director: James Cellan Jones
Augustus Melmotte: Colin Blakely
Lord Alfred Grendall: Llewellyn Rees
Miles Grendall: Peter French
Lord Nidderdale: Jeremy Clyde
Marie Melmotte: Angharad Rees
Madame Melmotte: Irene Prador
Dolly Longestaffe: Adrian Ropes
Paul Montague: Richard Heffer
Mrs. Hurtle: Sarah Brackett
Henrietta Carbury: Sharon Gurney
Lady Carbury: Rachel Gurney
Broune: Angus MacKay
Brehgert: Christopher Benjamin
Georgiana Longestaffe: Phyllida Law
Adotphus Longestaffe: Charles Lloyd Pack
Cohenlupe: Otto Diamant
Croll: Freddie Earlle
Mr. Alf: John Kidd
Squeroum: Philip Anthony
Sir Felix Carbury: Cavan Kendall
Roger Carbury: Inigo Jackson

: The Philpott File: The File on The Price of Power

A series of film reports by Trevor Philpott

This is the power game. Not the battle for boardroom dominance-although that comes into it. Not the struggle for political control-although that is a part of it too. This is the story of the men, the machines, and the organisations which provide Britain's most vital raw materials-fuel and electrical power.

Four giants are in the ring-the National Coal Board, biggest employer of labour in Britain; the oil industry with its empires stretching from Kuwait to Alaska; the Gas Boards with their North Sea bonanza; and nuclear power, now supplying a tenth of our electricity and growing so fast that it may dominate all the rest within half a lifetime. The plans and calculations made by these industries now will affect the prices we pay for everything for the next twenty years. Have they got their sums right?
See page 28


Presenter: Trevor Philpott
Producer: Peter Robinson
Director: Robert Tyrrell

: Colour Me Pop

Late Night Line-Up's Saturday diversion which this week features Elastic Band



Musicians: Elastic Band
Production: Steve Turner

: Release

The weekly arts magazine

Strumpet City
James Plunkett's novel of Dublin life at the beginning of the century, published this week, was ten years in the writing. It is tipped as the likely bestseller of the year, if not of the century, as the publishers claim; and advance sales have already set new records for a first novel.
Release filmed Plunkett in his native Dublin and the Wicklow Mountains, and talked to others involved to discover what it is that has given Strumpet City the smell of success.
Fanfare for the Duke
Kenneth Tynan pays tribute to Duke Ellington for his seventieth birthday, and Stan Tracey and the Big Brass play their tribute, We love you madly, composed to celebrate the occasion.

See page 40


Subject (Strumpet City): James Plunkett
Director (Strumpet City): David Cheshire
Presenter (Fanfare for the Duke): Kenneth Tynan
Musicians (Fanfare for the Duke): Stan Tracey and the Big Brass
Studio director (Fanfare for the Duke): Michael MacIntyre
Producer: Colin Nears
Producer: Darrol Blake
Producer: Christopher Martin
Editor: Lorna Pegram

: News Summary


: Midnight Movie: The Lawless Breed

starring Rock Hudson
with Julia Adams, Mary Castle

In his autobiography a Texan 'badman' tries to prove that all the men he killed were shot in self-defence.


Screenplay: Bernard Gordon
Based on a story by: William Alland
Director: Raoul Walsh
Producer: William Alland
John Hardin: Rock Hudson
Rosie: Julia Adams
Jane Brown: Mary Castle
J.G. Hardin: John McIntire
John: John McIntire
Ike Hanley: Hugh O'Brian
Jim Clements: Dennis Weaver
Dirk Hanley: Lee van Cleef

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