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: Saturday Cinema: My Sister Eileen

Starring Janet Leigh, Betty Garrett, Jack Lemmon
with Robert Fosse, Kurt Kasznar

A gay and lively musical about two sisters from Ohio who come to New York in search of fame and fortune.
Janet Leigh plays the attractive sister in this her first musical, and Jack Lemmon, in an early role, gives a fine cameo performance as her sister Ruth's prospective publisher.


Screenplay: Blake Edwards
Screenplay: Richard Quine
Based on the play by: Joseph Fields
Based on the play by: Jerome Chodorov
Producer: Fred Kohlmar
Director: Richard Quine
Eileen Sherwood: Janet Leigh
Ruth Sherwood: Betty Garrett
Bob Baker: Jack Lemmon
Frank Lippencott: Robert Fosse
Appopolous: Kurt Kasznar
Wreck: Richard York

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: Gardeners' World

with Percy Thrower
from the Priory of Lady St Mary, Wareham, Dorset
The history of the Priory, now privately owned, can be traced to the 8th century. The gardens, skirted by the River Frome and spaced by wide lawns, have been carefully planned and planted to preserve the atmosphere of serenity befitting this ancient House.
Next Saturday Percy Thrower will be visiting the Priory again.


Presenter: Percy Thrower
Producer/Director: Bill Duncalf

: A Year in the Life: For the Big Deal Group: June 1968 - June 1969

In June 1968 the promise to four young men was fame and fortune. The means was to be a record in the Hit Parade achieved by the big 'Tin Pan Alley' sell.
"A Year in the Life" followed the group wherever and whenever any event of consequence might happen. The film is not a pop show but an account of attitudes; of dashed hopes and optimism as the group are hustled through the multi-million-pound industry of Pop.
Can they through the year realise the promise? Can they become the 'Big Deal Group'?
(Colour) (Repeat)


Producer: Paul Watson

: The Young Generation

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

Glen Campbell is a 'U-Certificate Midnight Cowboy' whose 'citified country' sound has brought him a string of pop hits like "Gentle on my mind," "Wichita Lineman," "Galveston," and "Honey come back," as well as film success in "True Grit" and "Norwood."
Alyn Ainsworth and his Orchestra


Singer/Dancer: Heather Beckers
Singer/Dancer: Marie Betts
Singer/Dancer: Ann Chapman
Singer/Dancer: Jackie Dalton
Singer/Dancer: Denise Fone
Singer/dancer: Jane Herbert
Singer/Dancer: Lynda 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: Terry Robinson
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 Hicham
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: Glen Campbell
Singer/Guitarist: Julie Felix
Singer: Barry Ryan
Musicians: Alyn Ainsworth and his Orchestra
Musical arrangements: Alan Roper
Musical arrangements: Alyn Ainsworth
Script: Mike Craig
Script: Lawrie Kinsley
Producer: Stewart Morris

: Now and Then: Fighting for Fun

with Robert Erskine

Entertainment in Roman society involved violent and brutal combat for men and beasts.


Presenter: Robert Erskine
Producer: Betty White
Director: Philip Crump

: Thirty-Minute Theatre: Aggers and Torters: Back to Nature

by David Hodson
[Starring] Amanda Barrie, Roddy Maude-Roxby and James Villiers

"It will be super being with Oscar and Georgie for a couple of days... roughing it together."
(Colour) (Repeat)


Writer: David Hodson
Script Editor: Derek Hoddinott
Designer: Malcolm Goulding
Producer: Innes Lloyd
Director: Rodney Bennett
Bob: Roddy Maude-Roxby
Janet: Amanda Barrie
Oscar: James Villiers
Georgie: Rosalind Knight

: Review: Elmyr - The True Picture?

The weekly arts magazine presented by James Mossman
Francois Reichenbach won this year's Oscar award for documentary films. Review presents his latest film, made in conjunctions with the BBC:
"Elmyr - The True Picture?" - a portrait of 'the world's greatest art forger'.
Elmyr de Hory, who lives on the island of Ibiza, was recently revealed as the originator of an estimated 1,000 pictures purporting to be by Picasso, Matisse, Modigliani, Dufy, and others. Reichenbach's film, in which Elmyr demonstrates his 'art,' presents a portrait of an outrageous man with an extraordinary story to tell.
('The world's greatest art forger': p11)


Presenter/Editor: James Mossman
Producer/Director ("Elmyr - The True Picture?"): Francois Reichenbach
Producer/Director: Richard Drewett

: News Summary

: Midnight Movie: The Bank Dick

starring W.C. Fields as a smalltown layabout who accidentally foils a bank raid - and suddenly finds himself with a job ...
W.C. Fields has a free hand in this his favourite film based on his own original screenplay.


Screenplay: Mahatma Kane Jeeves
Director: Edward Cline
Egbert Souse: W C Fields
Agatha Souse: Cora Witherspoon
Myrtle Souse: Una Merkel
Elsie May Adele Brunch Souse: Evelyn Del Rio
Mrs Brunch: Jessie Ralph
J. Pinkerton Snoopington: Franklin Pangborn

: Disco 2

Introduced by Tommy Vance
featuring Fleetwood Mac in their last appearance before Peter Green leaves the group, also film of Quintessence recording two tracks for their latest album at St Pancras Town Hall.


Presenter: Tommy Vance
Musicians: Fleetwood Mac
Musicians: Quintessence
Designer: Monica Ashley
Director: Colin Strong
Producer: Granville Jenkins
Executive Producer: Rowan Ayers

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