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: Saturday Cinema: Jumping for Joy

Starring Frankie Howerd, Stanley Holloway with A. E. Matthews, Tony Wright

Frankie Howerd plays a bungling race-track sweeper who buys a sickly greyhound - and so begins a crazy round of misadventures.


Screenplay: Jack Davies
Screenplay: Henry E. Blyth
Producer: Raymond Stross
Director: John Paddy Carstairs
Willie: Frankie Howerd
Jack: Stanley Holloway
Lord Cranfield: A.E Matthews
Vincent: Tony Wright
Blagg: Alfie Bass
Lady Cranfield: Joan Hickson
Bert Benton: Lionel Jeffries

: 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 from the Savill Garden, Windsor Great Park
At their best in the many woodland glades are the varieties of rhododendrons, azaleas, camellias, magnolias, and spring-flowering bulbs, for which this garden is famous.
(Televised by permission of the Crown Estate Commissioners)


Presenter: Percy Thrower
Produced and directed by: Bill Duncalf

: Yesterday's Witness: The Battle of Cable Street

A second chance to see this film which The Times called: 'a penetrating documentary about prewar Fascists and East Enders.'
On 4 October 1936, a part of London became a battlefield. Nothing like it had been seen before. It was the day when the British Fascists attempted to march through the Jewish East End. A quarter of a million Londoners mobilised to stop them.
Taking part: Sir Oswald Mosley, Bill Fishman, Miss Edith Ramsay, Phil Piratin, Dr Hugh Faulkner
Commentary written by James Cameron


Interviewee: Sir Oswald Mosley
Interviewee: Bill Fishman
Interviewee: Edith Ramsay
Interviewee: Phil Piratin
Interviewee: Dr Hugh Faulkner
Writer: James Cameron
Narrator: John Stockbridge
Producer: Stephen Peet
Director: Michael Rabiger

: The Young Generation

Heather Beckers, Marie Betts, Ann Chapman, Jackie Dalton, Denise Fone, Lynda Herbert, Jane Herbert, Carolyn Heywood, Linda Jolliff, Lesley Judd, Kay Korda, Linda Lawrence, Sandy Penson, Victoria Shellard, 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 Paul Jones and Lesley Gore, Durward Erwin, Rare Bird
Alyn Ainsworth and his Orchestra
(Paul Jones is in "Conduct Unbecoming" at the Queen's Theatre, London)


Singer/Dancer: Heather Beckers
Singer/Dancer: Marie Betts
Singer/Dancer: Ann Chapman
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: Victoria Shellard
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: Paul Jones
Singer: Lesley Gore
Singer: Durward Erwin
Musicians: Rare Bird
Musicians: Alyn Ainsworth and his Orchestra
Musical Arrangements: Alan Roper
Musical Arrangements: Alyn Ainsworth
Script: Mike Craig
Script: Lawrie Kinsley
Costumes: Linda Martin
Design: Geoffrey Patterson
Production: Stewart Morris

: Now and Then: Insidious Playthings

with Robert Erskine

Since Roman times, children have demanded amusement, but the Victorians especially insisted on toys to encourage the pursuit of knowledge.


Presenter: Robert Erskine
Presented by: Betty White
Director: Philip Crump

: Thirty-Minute Theatre: Is That Your Body, Boy?

by Andrew Davies

The gym is Cracker Carstairs's personal domain where, as an 'old army sweat,' he puts his pupils through a kind of hell.
(Nothing throws a Moody: pages 6-8)


Writer: Andrew Davies
Script Editor: Derek Hoddinott
Film Editor: David Thomas
Film Cameraman: John Wyatt
Producer: Innes Lloyd
Director: Claude Whatham
Cracker Carstairs: Ron Moody
Miller: Keith Skinner
Penrose: Robert Yetzes
Waller: Michael Kitchen
Spratt: Brian Pettifer

: Review

Presented by James Mossman

Anthony Rossiter: I don't know anyone except possibly Virginia Woolf who has such a sense of the poetry of objects, of the visible as a world of sacramental signs.' W. H. Auden on the work of Anthony Rossiter. Like a pendulum-the name he gave his autobiography - Rossiter swings between joy and inspiration and the fear of madness.

Rebuffed Lover
Two more poems requested by viewers: Marlowe's Passionate Shepherd to his Love read by Martin Shaw and Sir Walter Raleigh's crushing Reply to Marlowe by the shepherdess, read by Janet Suzman.

Lotte Reiniger is one of the most original figures in the history of the cinema.
Nearly 50 years ago she made the first full-length cartoon film - The Adventures of Prince Achmed.
Tonight Review looks at her unique method of working and shows for the first time on television a section from Prince Achmed, which having been lost for many years has just been reprinted with sound and in the original colour.
Adapted for television by Terence Dixon


Presenter/Editor: James Mossman
Subject (Anthony Rossiter): Anthony Rossiter
Director (Anthony Rossiter): Leslie Megahey
Reader (Rebuffed Lover): Martin Shaw
Reader (Rebuffed Lover): Janet Suzman
Subject (Lotte Reiniger): Lotte Reiniger
Adapted for television by (Lotte Reiniger): Terence Dixon
Producer: Peter Adam
Producer: Darrol Blake
Producer: Christopher Martin

: News Summary

: Disco 2

Introduced by Tommy Vance
featuring Family and Groundhogs with the best of the rest in pop


Presenter: Tommy Vance
Musicians: Family
Musicians: Groundhogs
Design: Monica Ashley
Production: Granville Jenkins
Executive Producer: Rowan Ayers

: Midnight Movie: Violent Saturday

Starring Victor Mature, Richard Egan, Stephen McNally, Lee Marvin

One Friday in summer three gun-men arrive in a small mining town with a well-devised plan for robbing the local bank. By Saturday afternoon, as a result of the robbery, many lives have been changed - or come to an end...


Screenplay: Sydney Boehm
Producer: Buddy Adler
Director: Richard Fleischer
Shelley Martin: Victor Mature
Boyd Fairchild: Richard Egan
Harper: Stephen McNally
Linda: Virginia Leith
Harry Reeves: Tommy Noonan
Dill: Lee Marvin

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