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: Saturday Cinema: Call Me Mister

Starring Betty Grable, Dan Dailey, Danny Thomas, Dale Robertson

A former song-and-dance man turned soldier finds life complicated when his estranged wife turns up to entertain the troops.
(Philip Jenkinson: page 12)


Director: Lloyd Bacon
Kay Hudson: Betty Grable
Shep Dooley: Dan Dailey
Stanley: Danny Thomas
Capt Johnny Comstock: Dale Robertson
Billie Barton: Benay Venuta
Mess Sergeant: Richard Boone

: Closedown

: Great Zoos of the World: 5: West Berlin: Germany's Oldest Zoo

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

Set in a quiet park not far from the Brandenburg Gate and within a mile of the Berlin Wall, this is a zoo of contrasts - a place where it's not the roar of lions that attracts attention but the pneumatic drills rebuilding a zoo almost totally destroyed 26 years ago. But despite the bombing, despite political difficulties, air corridors, and transport problems - food has to be brought some 200 miles from West Germany to keep the animals alive-the zoo has fully regained its international reputation and has the largest animal collection in Europe.
(from Bristol)


Presenter: Anthony Smith
Producer: Peter Bale
Series Editor: Nicholas Crocker

: Chronicle: Ataturk - Father of the Turks

"I don't order you to attack. I order you to die."
With this command to his troops Mustafa Kemal launched an attack on the Anzacs at Gallipoli in 1915. After the Turkish victory he became a national hero and led his country to victory in their subsequent struggle for independence.
Against incredible odds, with a peasant army and home-made equipment, Kemal drove all foreign invaders from Turkish soil and abolished the corrupt government of the Sultan. By his vitality, strength of will, and dynamic personality, he dragged a beaten, backward country into the 20th century and was hailed as Ataturk - Father of the Turks.
Introduced by Michael Adams


Presenter: Michael Adams
Producer: Julia Cave
Executive Producer: Paul Johnstone

: Summer Review

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

Anthony Rossiter paints and writes in a Somerset farmhouse. His inspiration is the beauty of the countryside and the simple things around him. But there is a darker side, when his world becomes a 'landscape of fear,' and he swings uncontrollably from an intense joy and vision to periods of despair and madness: his autobiography is called The Pendulum. In this film he retraces some of his experiences and describes their impact on his work.

W.H. Auden reads three of his own poems.

The Elizabethan Image
Portraits of any age reveal something of the sitters' own moods and attitudes.
To a selection of paintings from the highly successful exhibition held earlier this year at the Tate Gallery, Dr Roy Strong, Director of the National Portrait Gallery, added another dimension: the comments of the Elizabethans themselves.


Subject (Anthony Rossiter): Anthony Rossiter
Director (Anthony Rossiter): Leslie Megahey
Poet/Reader: W.H. Auden
Presenter (The Elizabethan Image): Dr Roy Strong
Director (The Elizabethan Image): Anne James
Producer: Peter Adam
Producer: Darrol Blake
Editor: James Mossman

: Gardeners' World

from Grayswood Hill, Surrey
Percy Thrower looks at Rosa rugosa and Agapanthus, and takes cuttings of hardy Fuchsias.


Presenter: Percy Thrower
Producer: Bill Duncalf

: Thirty-Minute Theatre: These Men are Dangerous: 3: Stalin

by Jean Benedetti

In a seminary in Tiflis, Georgia, a young man is studying for the priesthood. For him religion is the evil that has cursed mankind. His sights are set on higher things than a priesthood. He will eventually take Russia from a peasant land to become a world power in less than two decades.

"Brian Cox gave a superb performance as Stalin, ferocious and yet understandable..." (The Northern Echo)


Writer: Jean Benedetti
Script Editor: Derek Hoddinott
Designer: Tony Abbott
Producer: Innes Lloyd
Director: Henri Safran
Stalin: Brian Cox
Abashidze: George Murcell
Joseph: Paul Harman
Father Dimitry Hermogen: Richard Wordsworth
Vano: Denis de Marne
Student: Alex Jawdokimov
Lado: Michael Standing

: Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In

Rowan and Martin invite you to laugh-a-second-time at their laugh-in.
This week's star guests The Monkees
[and] Judy Carne, Arte Johnson, Ruth Buzzi, Henry Gibson, Goldie Hawn, Alan Sues, Jo Anne Worley, Teresa Graves, Pamela Rodgers, Jeremy Lloyd, Byron Gilliam and Gary Owens
A Schlatter/Friendly production for NBC


Comedian: Dan Rowan
Comedian: Dick Martin
Musicians: The Monkees
Performer: Judy Carne
Performer: Arte Johnson
Performer: Ruth Buzzi
Performer: Henry Gibson
Performer: Goldie Hawn
Performer: Alan Sues
Performer: Jo Anne Worley
Performer: Teresa Graves
Performer: Pamela Rodgers
Performer: Jeremy Lloyd
Performer: Byron Gilliam
Performer: Gary Owens

: Midnight Movie: Never Love a Stranger

Starring John Drew Barrymore, Steve McQueen, Lita Milan

An orphan boy who becomes head of a crime syndicate discovers that the local Assistant District Attorney is a childhood friend.
Harold Robbins personally produced this story from his pre-Carpetbaggers days.
(Philip Jenkinson: page 12)


Producer: Harold Robbins
Director: Robert Stevens
Frank Kane: John Drew Barrymore
Julie: Lita Milan
'Silk' Fennelli: Robert Bray
Martin Cabell: Steve McQueen
Moishe Moscowitz: Salem Ludwig

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