starring Bob Hope with Marilyn Maxwell , Lloyd Nolan
Damon Runyon 's gallery of shady New York characters provides an ideal setting for Bob Hope - in the title role as a third-rate tipster who has to find$10,000 before Christmas Day, or face the wrath of gang leader Moose Moran.
With the aid of his Broadway accomplices the Kid puts an audacious plan into action and becomes his own Santa Claus!
Produced by ROBERT A. WELCH Directed by SIDNEY LANFIELD
(Philip Jenkinson : page 9)
The Lemon Drop Kid:
3: Antwerp, Belgium
A grand tour of some of the world's outstanding zoos with Anthony Smith
A zoo that's looking to the future One hundred and twenty-six years ago a zoo in a park on the outskirts of a Continental seaport began to exhibit, to an often incredulous public, strange beasts and creatures from foreign lands, including some from Belgium's African territories.
Today that same zoo is in the centre of Antwerp alongside the city's main square, dominated by the railway station, overshadowed by the loss of an Empire -yet Antwerp is becoming a modern zoo in an old place with an up-to-date Dolphinarium and a distinguished animal breeding record.
Produced by PETER BALE
Series editor NICHOLAS CROCKER (from Bristol)
A series of film reports by Trevor Philpott The File on The Guerilla Fighters of the M4 In the basic motorway network of Britain, planned in the 1950s, one vital artery is still missing - the London/South Wales motorway, the M4. With luck it may be completed in 1971, over six years late. Seventy-two miles of open country between the Severn Bridge and Maidenhead became the most bitterly contested strip of land in the history of motorway building.
What kind of people are they who fought the engineers, the industrialists, the Ministry of Transport? How do they defeat so much power and expertise again and again. Were they heroes or villains-'the guerilla fighters of the M4'?
Produced by PETER ROBINSON Directed by RANDAL BEATTIE
A repeat of the best work done in Review during the past season.
How to Staae Fights
William Hobbs is Fight Director of the National Theatre. He has won acclaim for his thrilling skirmishes in Zeffirelli's stage production of Romeo and Juliet, for fights in the National's Othello, in the stage musical The Four Musketeers, and the film HMS Defiant. Review finds out how Hobbs makes his clashes look authentic without cutting the cast to ribbons. To show how his technique differs from the famous duels of Errol Flynn and Douglas Fairbanks , he has produced for Review a new version of the Romeo fight.
Directed by JULIAN COOPER
The Original Peter is an entertainment for television devised by Mike Westbrook and John Fox.
THE MIKE WESTBROOK CONCERT BAND and singer NORMA WINSTONE are the focal point of a mass of activity - sword-swallowers, wrestlers, athletes, tattooists, and other less easily identifiable characters, all performing simultaneously in the studio.
Directed by TONY STAVEACRE
Producers PETER ADAM , DARROL BLAKE Editor JAMES MOSSMAN
Engraving by courtesy of the Trustees of the British Museum
On the last of three visits to his own garden Percy Thrower deals with work in the greenhouse - seed sowing and growing geraniums and fuchsias from cuttings.
Produced by BILL DUNCALF
Directed by RICHARD FAWKES
by JEAN BENEDETTI
The year: 1909. Mussolini is 21. He has been arrested, imprisoned, and sentenced to deportation ... but powerful forces are working on his side.
Script editor DEREK HODDINOTT Designer OLIVER BAYLDON Producer INNES LLOYD
Directed by MARK CULLINGHAM ‡
starring Val Doonican in the final show of the current series with Jimmy Tarbuck Marian Davies
THE GILLIAN LYNNE DANCERS THE ADAM SINGERS directed by CLIFF ADAMS Orchestra directed by KEN THORNE leader ALEC FIRMAN
Orchestrations by KEN THORNE Special material by RONNIE TAYLOR and VAL DOONICAN Choreography by GILLIAN LYNNE Design BRIAN TREGIDDEN
Produced by TERRY HUGHES
Starring John Garfield, Lilli Palmer with Hazel Brooks, Anne Revere
A boxer trapped by his unscrupulous promoter tries to weigh the importance of fame and fortune against his principles of fair play. John Garfield gives a realistic portrayal as the tough prizefighter whose search for success leads to total disillusionment.
(Philip Jenkinson: page 9)