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: Saturday Cinema: The Dolly Sisters

Starring Betty Grable, June Haver, John Payne
with S. Z. Sakall, Reginald Gardiner

A tuneful and romantic story of 'rags to riches' for two pretty and talented girls who become international music stars.
(This Week's Films: page 11)


Screenplay: John Larkin
Screenplay: Marian Spitzer
Producer: George Jessel
Director: Irving Cummings
Jenny: Betty Grable
Harry Fox: John Payne
Rosie: June Haver
Uncle Latsie: S.Z. Sakall
Duke: Reginald Gardiner
Irving Netcher: Frank Latimore
Tsimmis: Sig Ruman

: Closedown

: Westminster

David Holmes reviews week-by-week the moves made by the politicians and examines the part played by Government in the lives of us all.


Presenter: David Holmes
Editor: John Danvers

: Rugby Special: 1871-1971: RFU Centenary Year Series: The Fijian Tour England (Under-25) XV v Fiji

The 12th match of their first-ever tour of England brings the Fijians back to Twickenham for the second time in a fortnight.
Commentator at Twickenham, Cliff Morgan


Commentator: Cliff Morgan
Series Producer: Alan Mouncer

: One Pair of Eyes: I Draw as Though I Were a Horse Writing his Autobiography

"I draw as though I were a horse writing his autobiography" ...is how John Skeaping, painter and sculptor of animals, describes his approach to art in this series of highly personal films.

"Today we are not as dependent on animals as we once were. Our approach to animals is largely based on sentiment - we like to credit them with human intelligence - and animal art has come to be regarded as a lower form of art."

John Skeaping believes passionately that animal art can only survive if it is based on the true relationship between man and beast. In his One Pair of Eyes Skeaping describes his search for such a relationship and why he believes he has found it among the bulls and horses of the Camargue, in the South of France, where he lives and works.


Presenter: John Skeaping
Producer: David Wheeler
Director: David Cobham

: Champagne on Ice

Starring Paul Anka, The Hollies, Dagmar Koller
featuring Yonty Solomon, Jeff and Franzisca, Les Apollo
with Reg Park, Jacqueline Harbord, Corps de Ballet
The Mike Sammes Singers
Programme presented in association with Gerald Palmer and the Tom Arnold Organisation
(A BBCtv/SFB co-production)


Singer: Paul Anka
Musicians: The Hollies
Singer: Dagmar Koller
Pianist: Yonty Solomon
Skaters: Jeff and Franzisca
Performers: Les Apollo
Skater/Choreography: Reg Park
Skater: Jacqueline Harbord
Dancers: Corps de Ballet
Singers: The Mike Sammes Singers
Musical Director: Malcolm Lockyer
Lighting: Tommy Thomas
Sound: Chris Holcombe
Costume Supervisor: Sally Nieper
Design: Kenneth Sharp
Producer: Ernest Maxin

: The Roads to Freedom: The Age of Reason: Part 6: 17 June 1938 - Evening

by Jean-Paul Sartre
A second chance to see this dramatisation in 13 parts by David Turner
Starring Michael Bryant, Daniel Massey, Georgia Brown

Ivich has failed her examinations and Mathieu has failed to persuade her to stay in Paris. He has also just stolen money for an abortion and given it to Marcelle.


Author: Jean-Paul Sartre
Dramatised by: David Turner
Mathieu: Michael Bryant
Daniel: Daniel Massey
Lola: Georgia Brown

: Disco 2

Introduced by Mike Harding
featuring Duncan Brown, singer songwriter; Dream Police, a Scottish group known around the Northern clubs for their progressive music; Genesis, whose name implies 'The Beginning' but who intend to become 'The End'; and Zoo, France's number one group, appearing for the first time on British television.
(This Week's Sounds: page 15)


Presenter: Mike Harding
Singer: Duncan Brown
Musicians: Dream Police
Musicians: Genesis
Musicians: Zoo
Designer: James Hatchard
Producer/Director: Steve Turner
Executive Producer: Michael Appleton

: Midnight Movie: The Whole Truth

Starring Stewart Granger, Donna Reed, George Sanders with Gianna Maria Canale

This ingenious mystery thriller stars Stewart Granger as an English film producer accused of murdering his leading lady before she actually dies.
(This Week's Films: page 11)


Screenplay: Jonathan Latimer
Based on the play by: Philip Mackie
Director: John Guillermin
Producer: Jack Clayton
Max Poulton: Stewart Granger
Carol Poulton: Donna Reed
Carliss: George Sanders
Gina Bertini: Gianna Maria Canale
Inspector Simon: Michael Shillo
Gilbert: Richard Molinas

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