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: Saturday Cinema: Excuse My Dust

Starring Red Skelton, Sally Forrest, Macdonald Carey
In the early days of the horseless carriage a young inventor struggles against a series of hilarious misfortunes to compete in an important motor race.


Screenwriter: George Wells
Producer: Jack Cummings
Director: Roy Rowland
Joe Belden: Red Skelton
Liz Bullitt: Sally Forrest
Cyrus Random Jr: MacDonald Carey
Harvey Bullitt: William Demarest
Daisy Lou Shultzer: Monica Lewis
Mayor Haskell: Raymond Walburn

: 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.


Presenter: David Holmes
Editor: John Danvers

: Gardeners' World

with Percy Thrower
Plants from Madeira: summer 19699: At his home in Shropshire PERCY THROWER shows how to grow: Citrus sinensis (Orange Tree); Citrus limonia (Lemon Tree); Kentia Palm; Phoenix (Date Palm), from stone; Persea americana (Avocado Pear Tree), from stone; Grevillea robusta; Cacti and succulents including Echeveria and Aloe; Bougainvillea
Produced and directed by bill DUNCALF


Unknown: Percy Thrower
Directed By: Bill Duncalf

: Rugby Special

England v Wales
Today's meeting between these two sides could well be the decisive match of the season.
CLIFF MORGANintroduces the highlights of the game at Twickenham as well as news of today's other fixture between Ireland and Scotland. CommentatoratTwickenham HILL MCLAREN
Series produced by ALAN MOUNCER


Unknown: Hill McLaren
Produced By: Alan Mouncer

: Chronicle: Tutankhamen Post-mortem

In 1922 Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon came upon one of the most spectacular of all archaeological discoveries, the almost untouched tomb of an ancient Egyptian pharaoh. After four years' intensive work the treasure was removed to the National Museum in Cairo, but the mummy of the pharaoh was resealed in its coffin in the tomb.
Now, for the first time since 1926, the coffin has been reopened so that a scientific X-ray study of the mummy could be made by a team led by Professor R. G. Harrison , Department of Human Anatomy, Liverpool University.
The whole of the reopening, the X-ray process, and the interpretation of the results were filmed, to add yet another chapter to the story of the young king who was buried some 3,300 years ago in mysterious circumstances in the Valley of Kings in Egypt. Narrated by ROBERT HARDY


Unknown: Howard Carter
Unknown: Professor R. G. Harrison
Produced By: Paul John Stone

: Liza Minnelli

at the Olympia Music-Hall, Paris with Neil Schwartz and Robert Lacrosse
An Intervideo production directed by ALEXANDRE TARTA


Unknown: Neil Schwartz
Unknown: Robert Lacrosse
Directed By: Alexandre Tarta

: Review

The weekly arts magazine presented by James Mossman
Film Producers: In all the publicity provoked by the film industry the men who have come out
least sympathetically have been the producers.
Directors and actors have been romanticised, but the producer-the man who promotes the enterprise, arranges the backing for it, and is finally responsible for shaping the film industry's priorities - is seen as a cigar-smoking Philistine who is more concerned about the box office than the eternal verities.
Review looks at the industry, in its present rather confused financial state, through the eyes of some of these people:
Harry Saltzman , Michael Medwin John Schlesinger , Betty Box
John Boulting , Jeffrey Selznick
Producers PETER ADAM


Presented By: James Mossman
Unknown: Harry Saltzman
Unknown: Michael Medwin
Unknown: John Schlesinger
Unknown: Betty Box
Unknown: John Boulting
Unknown: Jeffrey Selznick
Unknown: Peter Adam
Unknown: Darrol Blake
Unknown: Christopher Martin
Unknown: Editor James Mossman

: Thirty-Minute Theatre Out of Sight, Out of Mind

The clairvoyante' Mrs Purgold and her manager Tim don 'actually believe in spirits - until one day ...
Script editor DEREK HODDINOTT Designer PAUL JOEL


Unknown: Frank Clements
Unknown: Mrs Purgold
Unknown: Tim Don
Unknown: Derek Hoddinott
Unknown: Paul Joel
Unknown: Innes Lloyd
Directed By: Robert Knights
Mrs Purgold: Miadge Ryan
Tim Singleton: James Cossins
Eric Holderness: Donald Burton
Judy Holderness: Christine Noonan
Mrs Maddison: Margo Cunningham
Mrs Holderness: Helen Shingler

: Now and Then

with Robert Erskine
Some Clay Companions
The Chinese nobleman required both entertainment and transport for his trek across the cosmic desert to the other world.
Directed by PHILIP CRUMP
Presented by BETTY WHITE


Unknown: Robert Erskine
Directed By: Philip Crump
Presented By: Betty White

: Line-Up's Disco 2

The world of pop in view
Introduced by Tommy Vance featuring Blodwyn Pig with the best of the rest in pop
Executive producer ROWAN AYERS


Introduced By: Tommy Vance
Unknown: Rowan Ayers

: News Summary

: Midnight Movie The Brave Bulls

starring Mel Ferrer
Anthony Quinn , Miroslava
A famous matador has a desperate struggle to regain his confidence and his public after making a near-fatal mistake in the ring.
Robert Rossen both produced and directed this independent film which was shot entirely on location in Mexico.
Screenplay by JOHN BRIGHT based on the book by TOM LEA Directed and produced by ROBERT ROSSEN


Unknown: Mel Ferrer
Unknown: Anthony Quinn
Unknown: Robert Rossen
Unknown: John Bright
Book By: Tom Lea
Produced By: Robert Rossen
Luis Bello: Mel Ferrer
Fuentes: Anthony Quinn
Linda de Calderon: Miroslava
Pepe Bello: Eugene Iglesias
Gomez: Jose Torvay
Raquelita: Charlita

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