Kenneth More with Shirley Ann Field Michael Hordern
Should the first man on the moon be a highly trained machine or a carefree playboy? An academic question, perhaps, since Apollo 11 -but today's British film is an amusing look back to what might have been ...
Screenplay by MICHAEL RELPH and BRYAN FORBES
Produced by MICHAEL RELPH Directed by BASIL DEARDEN
A review of the political week
David Holmes recalls the highlights in the Houses of Parliament and reports on the part played by government in the lives of us all.
Editor JOHN DANVERS
with Percy Thrower
Plants from Madeira: summer 1969 5: At his home in Shropshire PERCY THROWER shows how to grow: Camellia; Eucalyptus; Strelitzia; Cineraria maritima
Produced and directed by BILL DUNCALF (from BBC Midlands)
Introduced by CLIFF MORGAN The South African Tour of the British Isles 1969/70
Barbarians v South Africa
The final match of the Sixth Springboks - a tour that has been a mixture of classical rugby skills, basic rugby faults, and controversy. A feature of the tour has been the partial eclipse of South Africa's long-standing supremacy in world rugby.
Today's match against the Barbarians - famed for the open, exciting quality of their play-is the Springboks' last chance to restore their reputation before they depart for South Africa and the forthcoming ' World Championship ' series against New Zealand. Commentator at Twickenham
Series producer ALAN MOUNCER †
A series of film reports by Trevor Philpott
The File on Living Off the Land
The farmers of Britain are filling the streets with protest and threatening to withhold payment of their taxes unless the Government gives a more favourable Price Review.
They claim that there is no longer a fair living to be made off the land. Yet good farm land is now so expensive that a farmer must be either a very rich or very brave man.
Living Off the Land is a study of some of the richest and some of the bravest men who choose to live by farming Britain's pricey soil. The film contrasts the lives of two small men trying to make a go in mid-Wales and three of the biggest farmers in Britain - with huge acreages in Lincolnshire, large personal establishments, and complex business organisations.
The experiences of these five help to throw some light on the difficulties facing farming today.
Directed by RANDAL BEATTIE Produced by PETER ROBINSON
HEATHER BECKERS MARIE BETTS ANN CHAPMAN
CATHERINE COLLINS JACKIE DALTON DENISE FONE
CAROLINE HEYWOOD LINDA JOLLIFF LESLEY JUDD KAY KORDA
LINDA LAWRENCE SANDY PENSON
WEI WEI WONG
BOBBY BANNERMAN IAIN BURTON
CHRIS COOPER ROGER FINCH
HARRY HIGHAM ROGER HOWLETT NIGEL LYTHGOE COLIN PILDITCH
KENNETH WARWICK TREVOR WILLIS
Choreography by DOUGLAS SQUIRES starring
Esther Ofarim , Rolf Harris The Peddlers, Robin Gibb
ALYN AINSWORTH and his Orchestra Musical arrangements ALAN ROPER
Script MIKE CRAIG and LAWRIE KINSLEY Costumes LINDA MARTIN Lighting KEN MACGREGOB Sound HUGH BARKER
Design ROGER LIMINTON
Production STEWART MORRIS
Introduced by James Mossman
Last year Review launched a film competition in the national press. Tonight the three winning films will be announced and the panel of judges will give their reasons for making the, awards. The winning entry will be shown in the programme. Prizes: 1st £300; 2nd 1200; 3rd f 100.
Bruce Beresford of the British Film Institute
Walter Lassally, director of photography
V. S. Naipaul , author
Karel Reisz , film director
In the chair Stephen Hearst , Head of BBCtv Arts Features Department
Producers DARROL BLAKE
CHRISTOPHER MARTIN , PETER ADAM Editor JAMES MOSSMAN
by EWART ALEXANDER with John and George are miners. They are working in the sorting shed at the pithead sifting the coal as it comes up from below. Suddenly among the coal they see a cloth cap. Then a jacket. What is happening beneath the surface? What is beginning to happen to John and George?
Script editor DEREK HODDINOTT Designer KEITH CHEETHAM Producer INNES LLOYD
Directed by BILL CRASKE †
Pop : past, present, and future Introduced by Tommy Vance featuring
Richie Havens The Pentangle with the best of the rest in pop
Design ANNA RIDLEY
Production GRANVILLE JENKINS
Executive producer ROWAN avers
Van Johnson , Vera Miles with Cecil Parker
A blind man (Van Johnson ), who overhears a kidnapping plot and is unable to persuade the police to investigate it seriously, decides to follow up the clues himself.
Screenplay by NIGEL BALCHIN based on a novel by PHILIP MACDONALD Directed by HENRY HATHAWAY Produced by HENRY EPHRON