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' Feeding Time at the Zoo' by MARGARET LAMDIN Presenters
MIRANDA CONNELL , BRIAN CANT
(on BBC1 and BBC Wales at 4.20 pm)
Reporting the world tonight
JOHN TIMPSON and PETER WOODS and Weather
A weekly programme which focuses on people and the situations which shape their lives.
Reporters JIM DOUGLAS HENRY
JEREMY JAMES , JEANNE LA CHARD GILLIAN STRICKLAND
Tonight: The Celluloid Tycoon
In May this year Bryan Forbes - actor, screenwriter, director - suddenly and surprisingly landed the biggest job in the British film industry as Chief Executive of Associated British Picture Corporation.
He inherited the down-at-heel Elstree studios and a daunting financial task: to revitalise an ailing industry. It didn't seem to daunt him that in personal terms his income dropped from Â£100,000 a film to a salary of about Â£35,000 a year. Why? What made Bryan Forbes, born John Clarke 43 years ago in the East End of London, switch to the executive suite? He's a restless, pacing, chain-smoking man, hardly suited to a desk job or concerning himself with the minutiae of studio management: how many packets of crisps in the canteen vending machine? As a young actor he played gunners and cowards; deemed 'not officer material.' It's a long trek from the lower deck to the boardroom. What drives him? And what does the future hold for him and the industry?
Director JAMES KENELM CLARKE Edited by DESMOND wh.cox and BILL MORTON
The first time ever
Elvis Presley in his own television special
A virtuoso performance crossing the entire musical spectrum from rock to ballad, with some of the distinctive Presley hits of the past and new songs specially written for the programme.
Produced and directed for NBC by STEVE BINDER
An invitation to step into the humorous and imaginative world of James Thurber starring
The Saga of Dimity Ann
If the family cat takes a dislike to you, even bites you, there is nothing at all to be done about it. Protest is futile. Everyone will side with Pussy. If, driven to desperate measures, you plan to dispose of the creature - beware.
his wife Ellen:
his daughter Lydia:
Wherever it's happening - the television teams of Europe are there, reporting and commenting. How did they see us - the others - themselves?
Introduced by DEREK HART
Producer ANTHONY CHIVERS
starring with Lionel Barrymore Edna May Oliver
Elizabeth Allan , Basil Rathbone Maureen O'Sullivan
W. C. Fields and Freddie Bartholomew, ably supported by a galaxy of Hollywood stars, give the finest performances of their careers in George Cukor 's delightful, light-hearted version of Charles Dickens 's novel.
Produced by DAVID O. SELZNICK
David, the boy:
David, the man: