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: Saturday Cinema: The Wild Heart

starring Jennifer Jones, David Farrar with Cyril Cusack.

This story of tempestuous romance was photographed in the border country of Shropshire - the setting of Mary Webb's novel "Gone to Earth", from which it is adapted.
Jennifer Jones, who was the wife of David O. Selznick, came from Hollywood to star as Hazel Woodus, an untamed country girl - a creature of the moorland like the animals she befriends but who barely comprehends the customs of human society.


Author (Gone to Earth): Mary Webb
Writer/Producer/Director: Michael Powell
Writer/Producer/Director: Emeric Pressburger
Hazel Woodus: Jennifer Jones
Jack Reddin: David Farrar
Edward Marston: Cyril Cusack
Abel Woodus: Esmond Knight
Mrs Marston: Sybil Thorndike
Andrew Vessons: Hugh Griffith
Mr James: Edward Chapman
Aunt Prowde: Beatrice Varley
Albert: George Cole

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: Gardeners' World

with Percy Thrower
Flowers, fruit, and tomatoes at Clacks Farm in Worcestershire
It's fruit-gathering time in the orchard at Clacks Farm. Percy Thrower looks at his favourite varieties of eating and cooking apples and shows how to store them. It's time too to think of winter care for dahlias, gladioli, and chrysanthemums.
(From BBC Midlands)


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

: Rugby Special: London Welsh v Llanelli

at Old Deer Park, Richmond
Introduced by Cliff Morgan

A fixture between the 'Exiles' and a Welsh home side is always an interesting prospect.
For London Welsh, one of the most attractive and talented club sides in British rugby, today's match comes on the eve of a great club occasion. For next Wednesday the Prince of Wales will formally open their magnificent new pavilion - providing yet another milestone in the history of a club whose name is now synonymous with all that is best in Rugby Union.



Presenter: Cliff Morgan
Producer: Alan Mouncer

: One Pair of Eyes: Is the Law an Ass?

asks Professor Francis Camps in this series of highly personal films.
Prostitution - pornography - drugs - driving - are all fields in which the law has failed to achieve satisfactory results.
Professor Camps, the well-known pathologist who has worked on many famous murder cases, is highly critical of some of the laws that govern our daily lives. He believes there are many instances where they achieve the opposite result to that intended.
('A law only works if you want it to' - page 16)


Presenter: Professor Francis Camps
Executive Producer: Anthony de Lotbiniere
Director: Anthony Searle

: Vic Damone at The Talk of the Town

An exciting evening with one of America's most sensational singing stars



Singer: Vic Damone
Musical director: Alyn Ainsworth
Designer: Jeremy Bear
Lighting: Harry Thomas
Sound: Chris Holcombe
Production: Johnnie Stewart

: Line-Up: The Week

Andrew Sinclair takes a personal look back at TV programmes and issues of the past seven days



Presenter: Andrew Sinclair
Editor: Rowan Ayers

: The First Churchills: Part 4: The Lion and the Unicorn

by Donald Wilson
Starring John Neville, Susan Hampshire, James Villiers, Margaret Tyzack and John Standing

The rage against Popery in England continues. James, Duke of Monmouth, has become the protege of Shaftesbury who plans to make him King; but Churchill has refused to support Monmouth. Charles has resisted all pressure to disinherit his brother James.
(Repeated Friday, 8.25 pm)


Writer/Producer: Donald Wilson
Sound: Brian Hiles
Make-up: Ann Ferriggi
Designer: Spencer Chapman
Director: David Giles
Duke of York: John Westbrook
Charles II: James Villiers
Mallard: Peter Morton
Chiffinch: Barry Wade
Sidney Godolphin: John Standing
John Churchill: John Neville
Pringle: Hugh Martin
Prosecutor: John Graham
Sarah Churchill: Susan Hampshire
Laurence Hyde: John Ringham
Lord Halifax: Austin Trevor
Lord Russell: Colin Bean
Shaftesbury: Frederick Peisley
Duke of Monmouth: James Kerry
Jessie: Maureen Morris
Becket: John Tordoff
Barillon: David March
Louis XIV: Robert Robinson
Lord Bruce: Alan Lee
Mrs Jennings: Daphne Heard
Princess Anne: Margaret Tyzack
Earl of Mulgrave: John Dane
Duchess Mary: Sheila Gish
Lady Clarendon: Pauline Loring
George of Denmark: Roger Mutton

: Review

The arts magazine presented by James Mossman

A War Quartet: For the poet George MacBeth the Second World War remains an obsessive memory. He reads extracts from his new poems describing four turning-points of the war.

How to be a King: Review sees Ian McKellen in a scene from his highly successful Richard II and hears how he did it.

The Unicorn Theatre: A glimpse into the work of the Children's Theatre with its improvisation classes and rehearsals.
Caryl Jenner, the director of the Unicorn Theatre, speaks about her work.

The Scaffold: In their first TV appearance since their success at Edinburgh The Scaffold turn their satirical scrutiny on to the permissive society.



Presenter/Editor: James Mossman
Poet/Reader (A War Quartet): George MacBeth
Subject (How to be a King): Ian McKellen
Speaker (The Unicorn Theatre): Caryl Jenner
Singers: The Scaffold
Studio Director: Tony Staveacre
Producer: Darrol Blake
Producer: Christopher Martin
Producer: Peter Adam

Blog post that mentions this programme:

The Edinburgh Festival at 70 24 August 2017

: News Summary


: Midnight Movie: Sea Wife

Starring Richard Burton, Joan Collins
with Basil Sydney, Cy Grant

The unnecessary death of one of the four survivors of a British ship torpedoed near Singapore in 1942 has a lasting effect on the other three who are eventually rescued.
Richard Burton gives a fine, brooding performance in this war story which bears a marked similarity to Hitchcock's Lifeboat. Cy Grant, the West Indian folk singer, is given his first major screen role in the part of the ship's purser.



Screenplay: George K. Burke
Based on the novel "Sea Wyf and Biscuit" by: J.M. Scott
Director: Bob McNaught
Producer: Andre Hakim
Biscuit: Richard Burton
Sea Wife: Joan Collins
Bulldog: Basil Sydney
Number Four: Cy Grant
Clubman: Ronald Squire
Advertisement clerk: Harold Goodwin

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