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: Saturday Cinema: Three for the Show

Starring Betty Grable, Jack Lemmon, Marge and Gower Champion.

After being reported dead, a soldier returns to New York to find that his wife, a Broadway star, has married his best friend...



Writer: Edward Hope
Writer: Leonard Stern
Producer: Jonie Taps
Director: H.C. Potter
Julie: Betty Grable
Marty Stewart: Jack Lemmon
Vernon Lowndes: Gower Champion
Gwen Howard: Marge Champion
Mike Hart: Myron McCormick

: Closedown

: Gardeners' World

from Clacks Farm, Worcestershire
In this last programme for 1969 from the fruit and vegetable garden Percy Thrower deals with pruning apple trees and cordons, winter care of early-flowering chrysanthemums and winter digging. He discusses with Arthur Billitt work to be done before the next visit in April next year.
(from BBC Midlands)


Presenter: Percy Thrower
Guest: Arthur Billitt
Produced and directed by: Bill Duncalf

: Rugby Special: South African Rugby Union Tour of the British Isles 1969-70: Ulster v South Africa

at Ravenhill, Belfast
Introduced by Cliff Morgan

On the only visit of their tour to Northern Ireland, the Springboks play Ulster, current Irish Inter-Provincial champions and a side which includes many international and British Lions players, captained by Mike Gibson.


Presenter: Cliff Morgan
Captain (Ulster): Mike Gibson
Director: Bill Taylor
Series producer: Alan Mouncer

: The Philpott File: The Devil Takes the Youngest

A series of film reports by Trevor Philpott

The second of two Files on the Salvation Army
Their bonnets and their brass bands may have a Victorian quality - but most of the men and women who become serving officers sign the 'Articles of War' in the heat of their youth. They renounce for a lifetime all career ambition and all hope of wealth. And much of their most difficult work is done among suburban wives, runaway provincial girls, and bewildered young men to whom a steady job seems like a form of death.



Presenter: Trevor Philpott
Producer: Peter Robinson

: The Ice Show

Introduced by Ray Alan
featuring Jacqueline Harbord, Reg Park
Special guest artists Jurgen Eberwein, Mark and Paula
The Ice Show Skaters, The Fred Tomlinson Singers
Presented in association with Gerald Palmer and the Tom Arnold Organisation


Presenter: Ray Alan
Skater: Jacqueline Harbord
Skater/Production routines staged by: Reg Park
Skater: Jurgen Eberwein
Skaters: Mark and Paula
Skaters: The Ice Show Skaters
Script: Charles Hart
Script: Peter Bishop
Singers: The Fred Tomlinson Singers
Musical director: Malcolm Lockyer
Design: Kenneth Sharp
Producer: Colin Charman

: The First Churchills: Part 10: A Famous Victory

by Donald Wilson
Starring John Neville, Susan Hampshire, Margaret Tyzack, Richard Pearson and John Standing

Before he died William III recognised Marlborough as his successor in the task of defeating France. With the accession of Anne, John and Sarah have risen to a position of pre-eminence.
(Repeated: Friday, 8.25 pm)


Writer/Producer: Donald Wilson
Film Cameraman: John McGlashan
Film Editor: Alistair Mackay
Designer: Spencer Chapman
Director: David Giles
Duchess of Marlborough: Susan Hampshire
Louis XIV: Robert Robinson
D'Avaux: Roger Hammond
James Stuart: Freddie Wilson
Queen Anne: Margaret Tyzack
Rochester: John Ringham
Shrewsbury: Job Stewart
Robert Harley: Richard Pearson
Henry St John: Michael Attwell
Charles Spencer: Robert Mill
Duke of Marlborough: John Neville
George of Denmark: Roger Mutton
Sidney Godolphin: John Standing
Heinsius: David King
Cardonnel: William Job
Charles Churchill: Michael Culver
Cadogan: Bernard Taylor
Wratislaw: Kenneth Ives
Tallard: Edward Dentith
Abigail Hill: Jill Balcon
Johnnie Churchill: Francis Wallis
Francis Godolphin: Richard Warwick
Henrietta Godolphin: Polly Adams
Anne Spencer: Yvonne Antrobus
Civilian spy: Michael Horsbrugh
Sergeant: Derek Martin
Soldier: Bill Horrigan
Col Parke: John Lynch
Lord Cutts: Donald Sumpter
Prince Eugene: John Saunders
Margrave of Baden: Clive Cazes
Prince Leopold: Brian Justice
Lord Orkney: Robert Davis
Elector of Bavaria: Guy Standeven
Denonville: Brian Harrison
First French officer: Roy Street
Austrian officer: Derek Ware
Second French officer: Valentino Mussetti
Bavarian Colonel: Max Faulkner

: Review: Nureyev and the Dutch National Ballet

The weekly arts magazine presented by James Mossman

Rudolf Nureyev, one of the most exciting dancers in the world, takes Review behind the scenes at the Dutch National Ballet to show the sweat and toil that an audience never sees, the hopes and disappointments of a dancer's life.
The Dutch National Ballet opens in London with Nureyev on 1 December at Sadler's Wells.
Review shows the range of the company, from Balanchine's Concerto Barocco to Rudi van Dantzig's celebrated modern ballet Monument for a Dead Boy in which Nureyev stars.


Presenter/editor: James Mossman
Item presenter/dancer: Rudolf Nureyev
Photography: Ed Van Der Elsken
Director/producer: Peter Adam
Producer: Darrol Blake
Producer: Christopher Martin

: Line-Up: The Week

Morley Safer, CBS News London Correspondent, takes a personal look back at TV programmes and issues of the past seven days


Presenter: Morley Safer
Editor: Rowan Ayers

: News Summary


: Midnight Movie: Johnny O' Clock

starring Dick Powell, Lee J. Cobb, Evelyn Keyes

A suave gambler discovers to his cost that a crooked policeman is more dangerous than a professional criminal.
Robert Rossen's taut thriller stars Dick Powell in a tough role and Lee J. Cobb as a lethargic but tenacious cop.
Written and directed by Robert Rossen


Writer/director: Robert Rossen
Producer: Edward D. Nealis
Johnny O'clock: Dick Powell
Inspector Koch: Lee J. Cobb
Nancy: Evelyn Keyes
Guido Marchettis: Thomas Gomez
Mrs Marchettis: Ellen Drew
Harriet Hobson: Nina Foch

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