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: Liberal Party Assembly 1970

The Leader of the Liberal Party The Rt Hon Jeremy Thorpe, MP addresses the final session of the Assembly at the Congress Theatre, Eastbourne


Speaker: The Rt Hon Jeremy Thorpe
Commentator: Robin Day
Commentator: Alan Watson
Editor: Richard Francis

: Saturday Cinema: Dragoon Wells Massacre

Starring Barry Sullivan, Dennis O'Keefe, Mona Freeman, Katy Jurado

An exciting Western about a small group of travellers stranded in the Arizona Desert, at the mercy of marauding Apaches who have wiped out a military patrol.
(Philip Jenkinson on This Week's Films: page 10)


Screenplay: Warren Douglas
Based on a story by: Oliver Drake
Producer: Lindsley Parsons
Director: Harold Schuster
Link Ferris: Barry Sullivan
Capt Matt Riordan: Dennis O'Keefe
Ann Bradley: Mona Freeman
Mara Fay: Katy Jurado
Tioga: Jack Elam
Jonah: Sebastian Cabot

: Closedown

: Disco 2

Introduced by Peter Drummond
Quiver, a new four-piece band with a highly original sound, described as 'Funky, Country, Rock.'
Turley Richards, a young American singer-songwriter, who has already achieved considerable acclaim for his performances in the US.
Together with a dip into the new releases, including the long-awaited Led Zeppelin III album.
(This Week's Sounds: page 8)


Presenter: Peter Drummond
Musicians: Quiver
Singer: Turley Richards
Designer: Monica Ashley
Producer: Granville Jenkins
Executive Producer: Michael Appleton

: Great Zoos of the World: 8: Frankfurt: One Man and his Zoo

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

Wherever you go in Frankfurt you will see a signpost to the zoo, and wherever you go in the zoo you will very soon know who is in charge. Whether you visit one of the animal enclosures or an amazing building called the Exotarium it will be the voice of the Director, Dr Bernhard Grzimek, that you will hear, either from loud-speakers or in a pocket-sized radio receiver.

His voice is one of the best known in Germany. He has his own nation-wide animal programme on television, with an audience of millions. He writes books, edits magazines, makes films, influences public opinion with hard-hitting articles in the newspapers, and has an international reputation in the world of conservation.

What sort of influence does Dr Grzimek have on Frankfurt Zoo, on the sort of animal collection it has, on the way the animals are displayed? How important is it to have one man in charge? And if you have one man, what sort of a man should he be?

(from Bristol)


Presenter: Anthony Smith
Interviewee: Dr. Bernhard Grzimek
Producer: Peter Crawford
Series Editor: Nicholas Crocker

: Gardeners' World

with Percy Thrower from Clacks Farm, Worcestershire
Harvesting and storing vegetables for winter use.


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

: Chronicle: Cadbury, Silbury, and the Barbarians

Introduced by Magnus Magnusson
Chronicle's unique radio-controlled camera-with-wings has returned to earth with successful aerial pictures of the 1970 excavation at South Cadbury.
Also in this autumn round-up of the year's excavations are the skilful engineers of Silbury Hill; the brilliant exhibition of Celtic Art at the Edinburgh Festival; and the Sutton Hoo lyre-the first public appearance of the oldest stringed instrument in Europe.
(Silbury Hill, a booklet by Professor Richard Atkinson describing the legends, the earlier explorations, and the excavations of this great mound, may be obtained through booksellers or by sending a crossed PO (not stamps, please) to BBC Publications, [address removed]. Price 2s, by post 2s 9d.


Presenter: Magnus Magnusson
Director: David Collison
Director: Paul Jordan
Producer: Paul Johnstone

: The Tenant of Wildfell Hall: Part 3: Revolt

by Anne Bronte
A second chance to see this dramatisation in four parts by Christopher Fry
Starring Janet Munro

Gilbert is learning the secrets of Helen's marriage through her diary. Huntingdon, her husband, bored with country life, has invited his city friends to Grassdale.


Author: Anne Bronte
Dramatised by: Christopher Fry
Producer: David Conroy
Director: Peter Sasdy
Helen: Janet Munro

: Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In

Rowan and Martin invite you to laugh-a-second-time at their laugh-in
This week's star guest Sammy Davis Jr
and featuring 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
Entertainer: Sammy Davis Jr
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: Portrait in Black

Starring Lana Turner, Anthony Quinn with Sandra Dee, John Saxon, Richard Basehart, Lloyd Nolan, Ray Walston

Everyone dreams of committing the perfect crime, and Sheila Cabot (Lana Turner) and Dr Rivera (Anthony Quinn) are confident that they have succeeded until an anonymous letter reveals that the secret is shared.
(Philip Jenkinson: page 10)


Screenplay: Ivan Goff
Screenplay: Ben Roberts
Director: Michael Gordon
Producer: Ross Hunter
Sheila Cabot: Lana Turner
Dr David Rivera: Anthony Quinn
Catherine Cabot: Sandra Dee
Blake Richards: John Saxon
Howard Mason: Richard Basehart
Matthew Cabot: Lloyd Nolan
Cob O'Brien: Ray Walston

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