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: Saturday Cinema: Take Me Out to the Ball Game

(Everybody's Cheering)
Starring Frank Sinatra, Esther Williams, Gene Kelly with Betty Garrett, Edward Arnold, Jules Munshin

Frank Sinatra and Gene Kelly are teamed with former swimming champion Esther Williams in this light-hearted and vivacious MGM musical about two young men with theatrical ambitions who find themselves in a baseball team owned by the beautiful Miss Williams.


Director: Busby Berkeley
Dennis Ryan: Frank Sinatra
K.C. Higgins: Esther Williams
Eddie O'Brien: Gene Kelly
Shirley Delwyn: Betty Garrett
Joe Lorgan: Edward Arnold
Nat Goldberg: Jules Munshin

: Cricket: Fourth Test Match: England v The Rest of the World

for the Guinness Trophy
The last two hours' play direct from Headingley, Leeds.

: Closedown

: Julie Felix

with her guests The Four Tops, Alan Price


Singer/Guitarist: Julie Felix
Singers: The Four Tops
Singer/Pianist: Alan Price
Musical Director: John Cameron
Design: Don Taylor
Producer: Colin Charman

: One Pair of Eyes: Border Country

Border Country is where everyone lives now says Raymond Williams in this series of highly personal films

Raymond Williams, novelist and lecturer, thinks university education should be fitted to the demands of real life. He believes that many of Britain's rebellious students are, like himself, inhabitants of what he calls 'the Border Country.'
In this film Williams contrasts life in his working-class birth-place, Pandy, on the Welsh-English border, with academic Cambridge, where he teaches English literature.
'The journey between them is more than a physical journey. It's a journey between different kinds of life, different values. I cross that border in my mind almost every day.'
'It seems to me important because the border country is everywhere. In so many places people are moving or being moved from old, settled ways into new, unprecedented ways which have to be felt, recognised, understood, responded to, altered.'
(In My View: Raymond Williams on the student crisis: page 13)


Presenter: Raymond Williams
Producer: David Wheeler
Director: Nicholas Garnham

: Thirty-Minute Theatre: Tropical Wednesdays

by James Gibbins
with Joyce Carey as Mrs Donald, Agnes Lauchlan as Mrs Drench

Two old ladies of the British Raj reminisce in a tropical garden. A sympathetic young Indian makes this Wednesday the nicest Wednesday of them all.


Writer: James Gibbins
Script Editor: Derek Hoddinott
Designer: Tony Abbott
Producer: Innes Lloyd
Director: Colin Cant
Mrs Donald: Joyce Carey
Mrs Drench: Agnes Lauchlan
Gardener: Nadim Sawalha

: Summer Review

The second of seven programmes in which Summer Review offers a repeat of the best work done in Review during the past season.

George Stubbs: a bit of a mystery
The strange story of George Stubbs - the great 18th-century animal painter, a genius in art and science, who had scarcely a word written about him in his lifetime. This film tries to piece together a jigsaw from the few scraps of written evidence, from facts and rumours, visiting some of the remote places connected with the artist and his work.

Eighty Years On
Novelist and playwright Enid Bagnold, who talks to James Mossman, broke the taboo of upper-class Edwardian England. At 80 she is still as free in her mind as many of those who might think they have left her behind.


Director (George Stubbs: a bit of a mystery): Leslie Megahey
Interviewee (Eighty Years On): Enid Bagnold
Interviewer (Eighty Years On)/editor: James Mossman
Producer: Peter Adam
Producer: Darrol Blake
Producer: Julian Cooper
Producer: Christopher Martin

: Gardeners' World

with Percy Thrower from Clacks Farm, Worcestershire
The second summer visit to the Gardeners' World fruit and vegetable garden.


Presenter: Percy Thrower
Producer: Bill Duncalf
Director: Richard Fawkes

: The Val Doonican Show

Starring Val Doonican
with special guests Dave Allen, Sacha Distel, Moira Anderson
The Gillian Lynne Dancers
The Adam Singers
Directed by Cliff Adams


Singer/Presenter/Special material: Val Doonican
Comedian: Dave Allen
Singer: Sacha Distel
Singer: Moira Anderson
Dancers: The Gillian Lynne Dancers
Singers: The Adam Singers
Singers directed by: Cliff Adams
Orchestra directed by/Orchestrations: Ken Thorne
Orchestra leader: Alec Firman
Special Material: Ronnie Taylor
Choreography: Gillian Lynne
Design: Brian Tregidden
Producer: Terry Hughes

: Midnight Movie: The Man in the Iron Mask

Starring Louis Hayward, Joan Bennett with Warren William, Joseph Schildkraut, Alan Hale

The Three Musketeers help Philippe to free France from the brutal and oppressive tyranny of his twin brother, Louis XIV.

James Whale, best known for his Frankenstein films starring Boris Karloff, was in a lighter mood when he directed this evening's romantic adventure based on Alexandre Dumas's classic tale.


Screenplay: George Bruce
Based on the novel by: Alexandre Dumas
Director: James Whale
Producer: Edward Small
Louis XIV: Louis Hayward
Philippe: Louis Hayward
Maria: Joan Bennett
D'Artagnan: Warren William
Fouquet: Joseph Schildkraut
Porthos: Alan Hale
Aramis: Miles Mander
Athos: Bert Roach

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