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Incendiary Blonde starring
ARTURO DE CORDOVA with Barry Fitzgerald , Charles Ruggles
Albert Dekker
Original screenplay by CLAUDE BINYON and FRANK BUTLER
Music directed by ROBERT EMMETT DOLAN
Produced by Joseph Sistrom
Directed by George Marshall
The life and times of Texas Guinan, one of America's most famous night-club entertainers during the 1920s with such popular songs as ' It had to be you,' ' Ragtime Cowboy Joe ,' ' Ida,' and many others.


Unknown: Betty Hutton
Unknown: Arturo de Cordova
Unknown: Barry Fitzgerald
Unknown: Charles Ruggles
Unknown: Albert Dekker
Unknown: Claude Binyon
Unknown: Frank Butler
Directed By: Robert Emmett Dolan
Produced By: Joseph Sistrom
Directed By: George Marshall
Unknown: Cowboy Joe
Texas Guinan: Betty Hutton
Bill Kilgannon: Arturo de Cordova
Mike Guinan: Barry Fitzgerald
Cherokee Jim: Charles Ruggles
Cadden: Albert Dekker
Callahan: Bill Goodwin
Nick: Mikhail Rasumny
Wacko Smlth: Ted Mapes
Mother Guinan: Mary Phillips


with PERCY THROWER at The Savill Garden, Windsor Great Park by permission of the Crown Estate Commissioners
Produced and directed by BILL DUNCALF from the Midlands


Unknown: Percy Thrower
Directed By: Bill Duncalf


of the world
A grand tour of some of the outstanding European and American zoos with Anthony Smith
A place to live and breed
This largest and oldest Swiss zoo is one of the richest and most up-to-date in Europe. Its director, Dr. Ernst Lang, is dedicated to the ideal that a zoo is a place where animals can live and breed rather than just exist and eventually die. The number of Basel-bred animals exported annually to other zoos is far greater than the number of new animals brought into the zoo, and the lengthening list of ' firsts ' is further evidence of Basel's success.
The first European Indian Rhino was born here, and Goma, the first European gorilla, now lives with her parents, brothers, and sisters as a family unit in a section of the extensive new air-conditioned Ape House. Next year the collection of fish and reptiles will move to a three-quarter million pound Vivarium-an example of modern zoo thinking which will push Basel even further ahead.
Produced by PETER BALE
Series editor, NICHOLAS CROCKER from the South and West


Produced By: Peter Bale
Editor: Nicholas Crocker


and SPORT followed by THE WEATHER

: Christ Recrucified: Part 1: The Apostles

by Nikos Kazantzakis dramatised in six parts by Jack Pulman
The Greek village of Lycovrissi In Anatolia leads a quiet and comfortable existence under Turkish rule. But not all the Greeks in the area are in such an easy situation.


Author: Nikos Kazantzakis
Dramatised by: Jack Pulman
Script Editor: Lennox Phillips
Costumes: Joyce Mortlock
Lighting: Gerry Millerson
Designer: Peter Kindred
Producer: David Conroy
Director: Hugh David
Pope Fotis: John Franklyn Robbins
Loukas: Clive Cazes
The Agha: George Pravda
Youssoufaki: Yasmin Singh
Nikolis: Edward Burnham
Yannakos: Edwin Richfield
Kostandis: Freddie Earle
Katerina: Monica Vassilioo
Pope Grigoris: John Phillips
Panayotaros: John Turner
Manolios: Aharon Ipali
Captain Fortounas: John Tati
The Archon: Francis de Wolfe
Old Ladas: George Coulouris
Michelis: Michael da Costa
Martha: Elsie Wagstaff
Mother Penelope: May Warden
Lenio: Diana Quick

Blog post that mentions this programme:

Stars of Genome: Margot Hayhoe 11 November 2016


Silbury '69 with Magnus Magnusson
Outside broadcast cameras return to Silbury to see the results of the final three weeks' excavation. At the end of July's Chronicle Professor Richard Atkinson was about to investigate the pit lying in the last four feet of untouched material, between the end of the tunnel and the geometrical centre of Silbury's inner mound.
Tonight's programme shows whether these closing days of skill and patience have revealed the ultimate truth about Silbury Hill and provided answers to aU the questions Professor Atkinson posed before the dig began two years ago.
Produced by Paul JOHNSTON.


Unknown: Magnus Magnusson
Unknown: Professor Richard Atkinson
Directed By: David Collison
Produced By: Paul Johnston.


from the Talk of the Town in the heart of London
Kenneth Williams introduces
Tonight's star, GEORGIE FAME from Australia, TRISHA NOBLE from Spain, THE DEL REYS from Switzerland, THE DUO REAM
The Cabaret Orchestra under the direction of ALYN AiNSWORTH
Special material by JOHN LAW and KENNETH Williams
Design, Andrew Dimond
Production. JOHN STREET


Introduces: Kenneth Williams
Unknown: Georgie Famb
Unknown: Trisha Noblb
Design: Andrew Dimond


The story of John Weston Thomas , craftsman Carpenter and joiner, merchant seaman, gunsmith, miniaturist, teacher, shipbuilder, maker of VVolsh harps — John Weston Thomas has been all these things. Now. at forty-six, he is a craftsman with few equals in Wales or indeed in Great Britain.
You think at the time, well, this it gOlld, this is a masterpiece. But when y.vu look at it again later, you see a Utile flaw and you think, ohl I could d, h,-tter than that
Narrator, David Parry-Jones
Wiuien and produced by Gi nivN Stoodley THOMAS tiuiii Wale8


Unknown: John Weston Thomas
Harps: John Weston
Narrator: David Parry-Jones

: Children Talking: Appearances

Gerald Harrison talks to boys and girls at Maidenhead, Berks, and Cradley, near Halesowen, Worcs.
Does it matter how you look? Does your appearance have any bearing on what you are? In this programme children turn their usual perceptive eye on whether appearance really is skin-deep: and in doing so they cast a searching glance or two at some of our more obvious characteristics.
"There are too many holes in the girls' dresses today-they must be draughty". Thirteen-year-old-girl
"If you have a Prime Minister you don't want him to look scruffy and set a bad example to the country". Nine-year-old-boy
"I have got a next-door neighbour and he looks what he is - he's bossy". Eleven-year-old-boy
(from the North)


Interviewer: Gerald Harrison
Producer: Bob Mozley


On the Arts
In which about 150 people of varied ages, outlook, and opinions listen to-and freely discuss-Novel On Yellow Paper by Stevie Smith. After the discussion she gives her reactions to some of the comments made.
Somewhere among the audience, Anthony Blond , John Bowen
A. S. Byatt , Maurice Edelmann , M.P. Giles Gordon, lltyd Harrington Referee, Paddy Feeny
Interviewer, James Mossman
Research, Martin Hoyle
Production assistant, Robin Drake
Produced by John Kino


Unknown: Stevie Smith.
Unknown: Anthony Blond
Unknown: John Bowen
Unknown: A. S. Byatt
Unknown: Maurice Edelmann
Interviewer: James Mossman
Unknown: Martin Hoyle
Unknown: Robin Drake
Produced By: John Kino



Temptation Harbour starring
ROBERT NEWTON. SIMONB SIMON with William Hartnell , Marcel Dallo
Screenplay by RODNEY ACKLAND
FREDERICK GOTFURT and VICTOR Skutezkt based on the novel Newhaven-Dieppe by GEORGES SIMENON
Directed by Lance Comfort
Two famous French stars, Simone Simon and Marcel Dalio , who both starred in several Hollywood films of the period, are featured in tonight's movie. Simone Simon plays Camelia, an orphan employed as a ' mermaid' in a fairground sideshow. Marcel Dalio is a French detective charged with recovering the smuggled money which has come into the possession of Mallinson (Robert Newton ), a railway signalman.


Unknown: Robert Newton.
Unknown: Simonb Simon
Unknown: William Hartnell
Unknown: Marcel Dallo
Unknown: Rodney Ackland
Unknown: Frederick Gotfurt
Unknown: Victor Skutezkt
Unknown: Georges Simenon
Directed By: Lance Comfort
Unknown: Simone Simon
Unknown: Marcel Dalio
Unknown: Simone Simon
Unknown: Marcel Dalio
Unknown: Robert Newton
Mallinson ,: Robert Newton
Camelia ,: Simone Simon
Brown „: William Hartnell
Dupre: Marcel Dalio
Betty: Margaret Barton
Tatera: Edward Rigby
Mrs Brown: Joan Hopkins
Mabel: Kathleen Harrison

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