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: Saturday Cinema: The Lawless Breed

Starring Rock Hudson with Julia Adams, Mary Castle

Based on the autobiography of a Texan 'badman,' John Wesley Hardin, who attempts to prove that all the men he killed were shot in self-defence.


Screenplay: Bernard Gordon
Based on a story by/Producer: William Alland
Director: Raoul Walsh
John Hardin: Rock Hudson
Rosie: Julia Adams
Jane Brown: Mary Castle
J.G. Hardin: John McIntire
John Clements: John McIntire
Ike Hanley: Hugh O'Brian
Jim Clements: Dennis Weaver

: 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

from Clacks Farm, Worcestershire
Percy Thrower plants Asparagus, Sweet Peas, Chrysanthemums, and, in the greenhouse, Tomatoes.


Presenter: Percy Thrower Produced and directed by: Bill Duncalf

: One Pair of Eyes: We're Sliding Towards Destruction

says Dr Benjamin Spock, as he attacks present-day American society in this series of highly personal films.

Until a few years ago Dr Spock, the legendary baby doctor, was known only for his book on bringing up children, a work which enjoyed world sales rivalling those of the Bible.
But with the growing proliferation of nuclear weapons he felt he had a duty to speak up in opposition. Since then he has become increasingly active as a leading opponent of the war in Vietnam.
His view of the United States in this One Pair of Eyes is a sombre, even frightening one. To him, America is clearly a police state. But he sees hope in the moral indignation and courage of the young. The generation he now works with as public figure is also the generation which, as paediatrician, he helped to raise.


Presenter: Dr Benjamin Spock
Producer: David Wheeler
Director: Michael Rabiger

: Thirty-Minute Theatre: Revolution: Lenin

The second of three plays by Cecil P. Taylor

On the evening of 23 October 1917 a small man in disguise hurried through the darkened streets of Petrograd to attend a secret meeting. The man was Lenin. The meeting was of the Central Committee of the Bolshevist Party - a meeting which was to change the course of history.


Writer: Cecil P. Taylor
Script Editor: Derek Hoddinott
Designer: Paul Joel
Producer: Innes Lloyd
Director: Brian Farnham
Lenin: Lee Montague
Zinoviev: Norman Rossington
Sverdlov: David Collings

: Disco 2

Introduced by Tommy Vance featuring Juicy Lucy a hard rock group, led by American Glen Campbell (no relation to the singer), a virtuoso steel guitarist, with a current chart success in 'Who Do You Love?' with the best of the rest in pop


Presenter: Tommy Vance
Musicians: Jucy Lucy
Guitarist (Juicy Lucy): Glen Campbell
Design: Monica Ashley
Production: Granville Jenkins
Executive Producer: Rowan Ayers

: Rugby Special: France v England

Introduced by Cliff Morgan

The final International match of a fascinating season - France will have had to win this afternoon's game in Paris to share the championship honours with Wales. England, after their disappointing defeats by Wales and Scotland, will want to end the season on a more constructive note and build confidence for next season's Rugby Union centenary matches.
Presented by the French TV Service


Presenter: Cliff Morgan
Commentator: Bill McLaren
Series Producer: Alan Mouncer

: Review

The weekly arts magazine presented by James Mossman

Rugby League, Bingo... and a poet or two
Castleford is a mining town in the West Riding of Yorkshire. Known to most Saturday viewers for its Cup-winning Rugby League team, Review pays it a visit to look at its other activities. Yorkshire people traditionally work hard and play hard. The film looks at their doing both at this time when many of their traditions are being questioned.

Afterwards playwright David Mercer ('My auntie lives under the railway bridge at Castleford') will be talking with fellow Yorkshireman David Halliwell about what it means to be a Northerner.


Presenter/Editor: James Mossman
Director: Terence Dixon
Interviewee: David Mercer
Interviewer: David Halliwell
Producer: Peter Adam
Producer: Darrol Blake
Producer: Christopher Martin

: And Thereby Hangs...

Michael Howard who tells a story written by himself,


Author/Storyteller: Michael Howard

: The Young Generation

Heather Beckers, Marie Betts, Ann Chapman, Catherine Collins, Jackie Dalton, Denise Fone, Lynda Herbert, Jane Herbert, Carolyn Heywood, Linda Jolliff, Lesley Judd, Kay Korda, Linda Lawrence, Sandy Penson, Wei Wei Wong, Bobby Bannerman, Iain Burton, Chris Cooper, Roger Finch, Richard Gough, Paul Guess, Harry Higham, Roger Howlett, Nigel Lythgoe, Colin Pilditch, Jeremy Robinson, Brian Rogers, Donald Torr, Kenneth Warwick, Trevor Willis

Starring Bruce Forsyth and The Four Tops, Mrs Mills

'At last,' said Bruce Forsyth when he was asked to appear in tonight's show, 'a chance to do something I've always wanted.' So tonight he appears in a role that previously only his cabaret audiences have seen - that of singer. Not only in a full-scale production number - as Mr Bojangle in Minstrel rig - but in a handful of straight ballads as well. So, at last, Bruce really is 'in charge.'
Alyn Ainsworth and his Orchestra


Singer/Dancer: Heather Beckers
Singer/Dancer: Marie Betts
Singer/Dancer: Ann Chapman
Singer/Dancer: Catherine Collins
Singer/Dancer: Jackie Dalton
Singer/Dancer: Denise Fone
Singer/Dancer: Lynda Herbert
Singer/Dancer: Jane Herbert
Singer/Dancer: Carolyn Heywood
Singer/Dancer: Linda Jolliff
Singer/Dancer: Lesley Judd
Singer/Dancer: Kay Korda
Singer/Dancer: Linda Lawrence
Singer/Dancer: Sandy Penson
Singer/Dancer: Wei Wei Wong
Singer/Dancer: Bobby Bannerman
Singer/Dancer: Iain Burton
Singer/Dancer: Chris Cooper
Singer/Dancer: Roger Finch
Singer/Dancer: Richard Gough
Singer/Dancer: Paul Guess
Singer/Dancer: Harry Higham
Singer/Dancer: Roger Howlett
Singer/Dancer: Nigel Lythgoe
Singer/Dancer: Colin Pilditch
Singer/Dancer: Jeremy Robinson
Singer/Dancer: Brian Rogers
Singer/Dancer: Donald Torr
Singer/Dancer: Kenneth Warwick
Singer/Dancer: Trevor Willis
Choreography: Douglas Squires
Singer: Bruce Forsyth
Singers: The Four Tops
Pianist: Mrs Mills
Musicians: Alyn Ainsworth and his Orchestra
Musical Arrangements: Alan Roper
Musical Arrangements: Alyn Ainsworth
Script: Mike Craig
Script: Lawrie Kinsley
Costumes: Linda Martin
Lighting: Ken MacGregor
Sound: Hugh Barker
Design: Geoffrey Patterson
Production: Stewart Morris

: News Summary

: Midnight Movie: Man's Castle

Starring Spencer Tracy, Loretta Young

The story of a happy-go-lucky tramp who leads a carefree life until he befriends a helpless young girl.


Screenplay: Jo Swerling
Based on the play by: Lawrence Hazard
Produced and directed by: Frank Borzage
Bill: Spencer Tracy
Trina: Loretta Young
Fay La Rue: Glenda Farrell
Ira: Walter Connolly
Flossie: Marjorie Rambeau
Bragg: Arthur Hohl

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