Gun Fury starring
ROCK HUDSON , DONNA REED PHIL CAREY
Screenplay by IRVING WALLACE and Roy HUGGINS
Produced by Lewis J. Rachmil Directed by Raoul Walsh
When Ben Warren's fiancée is abducted by a gang of Southern raiders he begins a relentless pursuit to overtake them before they can reach the Mexican border.
PERCY THROWER at Hyde Hall , Essex
Produced by BILL DUNCALF
Directed by JOHN CLARKE from the Midlands
Percy Thrower writes on page 28
Stuart Turner covers the world of motoring
FIRST WITH THE NEWS
In Fleet Street, evening-paper delivery vans often cover 40,000 miles a year. In Australia, newspaper vans on a 500-mile night run have half-a-million miles on the clock. Few people depend on the motor vehicle as heavily as the Press. A breakdown can cost thousands in money and circulation. What vehicles do newspapers choose and why?
WHEELBASE goes on the road with the Perth West Australian, which has one of the longest delivery runs in the world, and the London Evening News, which has the world's largest evening sale.
Associate producer, John Mills Producer, BRIAN ROBINS
and SPORT followed by THE WEATHER
A View of an Age by EDWARD CRANKSHAW
In the course of 600 years one family, the Habsburgs, came to dominate the huge area of central and south-eastern Europe which included what we know today as Austria, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, and large parts of Yugoslavia, Poland, Rumania, and northern Italy.
Tonight's film tells the story of the man who strove so desperately to hold his inheritance together, the Emperor Franz Joseph. He came to the throne in 1848 at the age of eighteen, and for sixty-eight years suffered an unending series of public disasters and personal tragedies, including the suicide of his son and the assassination of his wife. On his shoulders alone rested the vast complex of an Empire approaching its end. But behind the glitter of a decadent Vienna an amazing burst of creative energy took place. Doctors, musicians-great men from all corners of the Empire converged on the capital, Vienna. In the midst of all this activity Franz Joseph tried in vain to hold at bay the forces of nationalism which eventually brought about the destruction of the old Europe.
Commentary narrated by GARY WATSON with the voices of ANNETTE SIMONE , JULIAN FOX and FRANK HENDERSON
Programme adviser, Dr. Kurt Hoffman
Produced by JONATHAN STEDALL
A BBC-tv-Bavarian TV Service co-operation
First shown on BBC-1
by ANTHONY TROLLOPE dramatised in five parts by SIMON RAVEN starring
Melmotte has been elected to the House of Commons. He has been given two days to produce £ 80,000 to pay for Pickering, and is trying to persuade Marie to make over her fortune to him.
PART 5: Close of Play
Producer, DAVID CONROY
Directed by JAMES CELLAN JONES
For cast see Thursday. 10.20 p.m.
from the Television Theatre, Golders Green
Allan Clarke , Tony Hicks
Bobby Elliott , Bern Calvert Terry Sylvester
Arthur Greenslade and his Orchestra
Musical arrangements by Mike Vickers , Arthur Greenslade
Lighting by Tommy Thomas Sound by Len Shorey
Design by J. Roger Lowe
Produced by MICHAEL HURLL
The weekly arts magazine
THE BLACK AND BLACK MINSTRELS
Two years ago the first-and only -all-black theatre company was formed in New York: The Negro Ensemble Company. Next week they represent the United States in London's World Theatre Season. Their artistic recognition seems secure. But their commitment is to issues wider than theatrical: to politics, to social justice, to involvement. And they use as weapons jazz, humour, and blasphemy.
Tonight they talk about their work and aims, and present excerpts from their forthcoming production at the Aldwych, The Song of the Lusitanian Bogey (written for Negroes by Peter Weiss , author of the Marat/Sade), a frightening indictment of colonialism.
BUILDING FOR CHILDREN
Since the war schools have been one of the few bright spots on the British architectural scene; but for a long time designs were not tied to new methods of teaching. Now the picture has changed, and tonight Nicholas Taylor looks at some of the best new primary schools in London and asks how well they are working.
Directed by FRANCIS GLADSTONE
Producers: Colin Nears, Darrol Blake Christopher Martin
Editor, LORNA PEGRAM
Introduced by Cliff Morgan
THE MIDDLESEX ' SEVENS '
The final programme of the season in Rugby Union's own television series features the highlights of the Finals of this famous' Seven-a-Side ' competition. Among teams taking part this year are London Welsh and Richmond (the winners and runners-up respectively last year), Edinburgh Wanderers, and Cheltenham.
Commentator at Twickenham, Bill McLaren
Series producer, ALAN MOUNCER
Seven Thunders starring
JAMES ROBERTSON JUSTICE
Kathleen Harrison , Tony Wright
Screenplay by JOHN BAINES
Directed by Hugo Fregonese
Produced by Daniel M. Angel
Two British soldiers, Dave and Jim, attempt to flee from the Germans in wartime France. Having escaped from a P.O.W. camp they are smuggled into the old quarter of Marseilles where they contact Dr. Martout, ostensibly a patriot engaged in getting wanted men out of the country ..
One of the film's actors, Irish-man Stephen Boyd , is now a major international star and has appeared in many epics.
The director, Hugo Fregonese , had previously worked almost exclusively in Hollywood, but came to Britain to make Seven Thunders.