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: Saturday Cinema: Susan Slept Here

starring Dick Powell, Debbie Reynolds
When two policemen leave an attractive delinquent girl to spend Christmas with a successful Hollywood scriptwriter the stage is set for a madcap romance, featuring the song hit 'Hold my hand.'


Play By: Alex Gottlieb
Produced By: Harriet Parsons
Directed By: Frank Tashlin
Mark: Dick Powell
Susan: Debbie Reynolds
Isabella: Anne Francis
Maude: Glenda Farrell
Virgil: Alvy Moore
Maizel: Horace McMahon

: Closedown

: Westminster

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.


Unknown: David Holmes
Unknown: John Danvers

: Gardeners' World Madeira: summer 1969

8: From Quinta do Palmeira
In his second visit to these famous gardens Percy Thrower looks at: Phoenix (Canary Date Palm); Cacti and succulents including Mesembryanthemum, Sedum, Echeveria, Aloe, and Euphorbia; Nerium oleander; Persea americana (Avocado Pear Tree); Citrus limonia (Lemon Tree); Citrus sinensis (Orange Tree); Bougainvillea; Grevillea robusta
Produced and directed by BILL DUNCALF (from/BBC Midlands;


Unknown: Percy Thrower
Directed By: Bill Duncalf

: Rugby Special

Introduced by CLIFF MORGAN from Cardiff Arms Park
Welsh Schools v English Schools Competitive knockout rugby at an early age is almost certainly the reason for the Welsh Schools winning 55 matches out of 68 since they first played the English Schools at Cardiff in 1904. The teams have met twice a season since 1950, and the Welsh Schools have established their supremacy with overwhelming wins in their last five matches.
Outside broadcast directed by DEWl GRIFFITHS
Series produced by ALAN MOUNCER


Introduced By: Cliff Morgan
Directed By: Dewl Griffiths
Produced By: Alan Mouncer

: Chronicle Search and Discovery

A world-wide report on the principal archaeological research and excavations of 1969 introduced by Magnus Magnusson
From Corsica:
PATRICIA CONNOR reports on the Horned Men from the Sea. These strangely carved figures of armed men are some of the earliest human portraits known in Western Europe. from Peru:
PROFESSOR GERALD HAWKINS examines the puzzling lines in the desert at Nazca.
From the Sahara:
A team from the University College of Wales has brought back film of the prehistoric rock paintings in the Hoggar Massif.
At home:
The search for Camelot has continued in Somerset, and from Swanscombe in Kent comes evidence of human habitation a quarter of a million years ago.
(Chronicle - the programme that puts us in perspective: page 10)


Introduced By: Magnus Magnusson
Unknown: Patricia Connor
Unknown: Professor Gerald Hawkins
Produced By: Paul Johnstone

: Kolo!: The Yugoslav National Dance Company

Sixty exuberant singers, dancers, and musicians from Belgrade in a colourful Balkan entertainment.
Presented at the Wimbledon Theatre by VICTOR HOCHHAUSER
Musical director PETAR JOSIMOVIC Artistic director OOBRIVOJE PUTNIK Director BRANKO BEKIC
Introduced by RICK JONES
Television outside broadcast directed by DEREK BURRELL-DAVIS


Unknown: Victor Hochhauser
Artistic: Petar Josimovic
Unknown: Branko Bekic
Introduced By: Rick Jones
Directed By: Derek Burrell-Davis

: Now and Then

with Robert Erskine The Art That Works
French elegance contrasts with British sturdiness in the architecture of motion.
Directed by colin strong
Presented by BETTY WHITE


Unknown: Robert Erskine
Directed By: Colin Strong
Presented By: Betty White

: Review

The weekly arts magazine presented by James Mossman
Twelfth Night: the production by Jonathan Miller - performed by the Oxford and Cambridge Shakespeare Company - in which he stresses the bisexual implications of the plot has just returned from a tour of American universities. Miller talks to Review about his approach to Shakespeare - he is preparing a new production of The Merchant of Venice for Sir Laurence Olivier - and introduces key scenes from Twelfth Night.
Naked Furniture: Allen Jones 's striking new sculptures, in which semi-nude female figures serve as a table, a hat-stand, and a chair, display an ambiguity that critics have noted before in Jones's work. In tonight's film he describes and illustrates his search for raw material, from sources as far apart as fetishist magazines from the Charing Cross Road, bacchanalian Poussins in the National Gallery, and films of Raquel Welch and Marilyn Monroe. Directed by JULIAN COOPER


Presented By: James Mossman
Production By: Jonathan Miller
Unknown: Laurence Olivier
Unknown: Allen Jones
Unknown: Raquel Welch
Unknown: Marilyn Monroe.
Directed By: Julian Cooper
Directed By: Producers Darrol Blake
Directed By: Christopher Martin
Unknown: Peter Adam
Unknown: Editor James Mossman

: Thirty-Minute Theatre What a Pity You Can't Stay Longer

Susan and Donald are waiting for their friends Ba-Ba and Harry to arrive for the evening - and it is likely to be an evening full of surprises, for they are going to experiment in wife-swopping.
Directed by HENRI SAFRAN


Unknown: Adeline Collier
Unknown: Derek Hoddinott
Unknown: Designer Stephen
Unknown: Innes Lloyd
Directed By: Henri Safran
Donald: Neil McCallum
Susan: Gerald1ne Moffatt
Harry: Donald Pickering
Ba-Ba: Janet Key

: Line-Up's Disco 2

The world of pop in view
Introduced by Tommy Vance featuring Strawbs with music from their new album Dragonfly and the best of the rest in pop
Executive producer ROWAN AYERS


Introduced By: Tommy Vance
Unknown: Rowan Ayers

: News Summary

: Midnight Movie The Story of Esther Costello

starring Joan Crawford
Rossano Brazzi , Heather Sears
Nicholas Monsarrat 's moving story of a young blind deaf-mute who is rescued by a rich American socialite from her squalid environment in an Irish village and is unwittingly used in a fraudulent charity campaign.
Screenplay by CHARLES KAUFMAN from the novel by NICHOLAS MONSARRAT Produced and directed by DAVID MILLER


Unknown: Joan Crawford
Unknown: Rossano Brazzi
Unknown: Heather Sears
Unknown: Nicholas Monsarrat
Unknown: Charles Kaufman
Novel By: Nicholas Monsarrat
Directed By: David Miller
Margaret Landi: Joan Crawford
Carlo Landi: Rossano Brazzi
Esther Costello: Heather Sears
Harry Grant: Lee Patterson
Wenzel: Ron Randell
Mother Superior: Fay Compton

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