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: Saturday Cinema: Honeymoon

Starring Anthony Steel, Ludmilla Tcherina, Antonio
with Leonide Massine

A prima ballerina, on honeymoon in Spain, meets the famous Spanish dancer Antonio and finds herself dancing opposite him in The Lovers of Terwel - much to the disgust of her husband.
Michael Powell's film combines the remarkable talents of Greek composer Mikis Theodorakis (who composed two of the ballets), international dancer Ludmilla Tcherina, Spain's Antonio and Britain's Leonide Massine.
(Philip Jenkinson: page 12)


Composer: Mikis Theodorakis
Sets, costumes, and paintings designed by: Ivor Beddoes
Photography: Georges Perinal
Screenplay/Produced and directed by: Michael Powell
Screenplay: Luis Escobal
Kit Kelly: Anthony Steel
Anna Kelly: Ludmilla Tcherina
'Der Geist': Leonide Massine
Pepe Niete: Juan Carmona
Candelas: Rosita Segovia
Antonio/Carmelo: Antonio

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

from The Oval.
Introduced by Peter West
(Also in Grandstand)


Presenter: Peter West

: Closedown

: Great Zoos of the World: 2: San Diego, California

A grand tour of some of the world's outstanding zoos with Anthony Smith

There are more animals on show in San Diego than anywhere else-in the world. It is a rich zoo, yet half of its visitors do not pay a fee. It is in an area that used to be semi-desert, yet it is famous for its tropical vegetation.
There are only two zoos in the world outside Australia where you can see Koala Bears, and San Diego is one of them. They have to have special food: this is grown in the zoo. They are difficult to keep in captivity: the San Diego Koalas not only thrive but also breed there.
And the zoo has had equal success with many other rarities like the Pygmy Chimpanzees; the Proboscis Monkey from Borneo whose remarkable nose becomes longer with age until it reaches well below its chin; the Ruffed Lemur from Madagascar; and a pair of rare marsupials, Tasmanian Devils.
(from Bristol)


Presenter: Anthony Smith
Producer: Barry Paine
Series Editor: Nicholas Crocker

: Chronicle: The Oldest Monarchy

Celebrations in Iran next year will mark 2,500 years of virtually unbroken monarchy, making the imperial state crown of Iran the oldest symbol of monarchy in the world.
John Julius Norwich takes this as his theme to tell the story of Persia through the monuments that it has left like milestones along its path, culminating in that sunburst of splendour, the 17th-century city of Isfahan.
The most holy shrine of Meshed, filmed for the first time, is crowded at all times by thousands of worshippers, evidence of another strength, for no city outside Mecca itself throbs so insistently with the pulse of Islam.
Written by John Julius Norwich


Narrator/Writer: John Julius Norwich
Producer: Darrol Blake
Executive Producer: Paul Johnstone

: Summer Review

A repeat of the best work done in Review during the past season.

A Pagan Place
Edna O'Brien's first novel, "The Country Girls," described the experience of an imaginative young girl as she grew up in a small village in the west of Ireland.
In the past ten years, since leaving Ireland in her 20s, Edna O'Brien has written six novels, several film scripts, and many short stories. And her latest novel "A Pagan Place" was published earlier this year. In it she returns to the themes of "The Country Girls" - the fears and guilt associated with the Roman Catholic Church, the frustration felt by the inhabitants of a small and isolated community and the continually changing landscape.
In tonight's film Edna O'Brien reflects on the experiences of her childhood, upon which she has drawn.
Extracts from "A Pagan Place" read by Glenda Jackson

Kurt Vonnegut whose brilliant novel "Slaughterhouse 5" is a best-seller in the United States talks to James Mossman


Presenter (A Pagan Place): Edna O'Brien
Reader (A Pagan Place): Glenda Jackson
Director (A Pagan Place): David Heycock
Interviewee: Kurt Vonnegut
Interviewer/Editor: James Mossman
Producer: Peter Adam
Producer: Darrol Blake

: Gardeners' World

with Percy Thrower
In the second of three programmes from his home in Shropshire Percy Thrower shows how plum and morello cherry trees can be grown on east- and north-facing walls.


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

: Thirty Minute Theatre: Trespassers

by Allan Prior
With Norman Eshley as Rab, Zienia Merton as Rachel, Susan Brodrick as Joan and Jeremy Child as Robert

The plight of the gypsies is dramatised in this delicate love story between a 'gorgio' (house-dweller) and a Romany.
Allan Prior has written many Softly, Softly and Z Cars episodes.


Writer: Allan Prior
Script Editor: Derek Hoddinott
Designer: Roger Murray-Leach
Producer: Innes Lloyd
Director: Christopher Barry
Rab: Norman Eshley
Rachel: Zienia Merton
Joan: Susan Brodrick
Robert: Jeremy Child
Policeman: David Billa

: The Val Doonican Show

Starring Val Doonican
with special guests Bruce Forsyth, Nana Mouskouri and The Athenians, Andre Tahon and Company, Marian Davies

The Gillian Lynne Dancers
The Adam Singers
Directed by Cliff Adams


Singer/Presenter/Special material: Val Doonican
Entertainer: Bruce Forsyth
Singer: Nana Mouskouri and The Athenians
Puppeteers: Andre Tahon and Company
Singer: Marian Davies
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: Touch of Evil

Starring Charlton Heston, Janet Leigh, Orson Welles with Joseph Calleia, Akim Tamiroff
Guest appearances by Marlene Dietrich and Zsa Zsa Gabor

An unscrupulous American policeman and an investigator working for the Mexican Government clash over a border bombing incident involving both American and Mexican citizens.
(Philip Jenkinson on This Week's Films: page 12)


Screenplay/Director: Orson Welles
Based on "Badge of Evil" by: Whit Masterson
Producer: Albert Zugsmith
Ramon Miguel (Mike) Vargas: Charlton Heston
Susan Vargas: Janet Leigh
Hank Quinlan: Orson Welles
Pete Menzies: Joseph Calleia
'Uncle Joe' Grandi: Akim Tamiroff
Marcia Linnekar: Joanna Moore
Tanya: Marlene Dietrich
Strip-Club Owner: Zsa Zsa Gabor

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