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: Saturday Cinema: Star of India

Starring Cornel Wilde, Jean Wallace, Herbert Lorn

In order to regain his confiscated house and lands, a young French nobleman agrees to help the new owner - a beautiful Dutch girl - to recover the 'Star of India,' a priceless jewel.
(This Week's Films: page 9)


Screenplay: Herbert Dalmas
Producer: Raymond Stross
Director: Arthur Lubin
Pierre: Cornel Wilde
Moula: Leslie Linder
Katrina: Jean Wallace
Narbonne: Herbert Lorn
Emile: John Slater
Van Horst: Walter Rilla
Louis XIV: Basil Sydney

: Closedown

: The News and Sport

and Weather

: Rugby Special: 1871-1971: RFU Centenary Year series: The International Championship 1969/70

Next Saturday sees the beginning of this season's International Championship, and what chances lie therein for the players chosen for these the most important matches in the Rugby Union calendar. To play for one's country in the singular season of the Rugby Union Centenary would be pleasing in itself; to have also the opportunity of 'making' the Lions Tour of New Zealand next summer will be a dazzling challenge to the selected players.

Tonight's programme reviews the happenings of the last season and uses them as a preview of the teams and individuals who will be featured in Rugby Special in the coming weeks.


Series Producer: Alan Mouncer

: One Pair of Eyes: Alien's Return

Alien's Return ...is how George Mikes describes his journey back to his native Hungary in this series of highly personal films.

A generation of Communist rule changes many things - but not the real character of the people.
George Mikes, writer, humorist, and traveller, left his native country in 1938 and settled in London. Since then he has gone back three times, including a visit in 1956 when he wrote a first-hand account of the unsuccessful attempt to overthrow the Communist regime.
In tonight's film the author of How To Be an Alien returns to look at today's Hungary in his own idiosyncratic way.


Presenter: George Mikes
Producer: David Wheeler
Director: Michael Houldey

: Rod McKuen

One of the world's greatest song writers in a programme of his and other songs with his guest Petula Clark
and Mr Kelly, GB

("My poems are about loving and caring": page 8)



Singer/Writer: Rod McKuen
Singer: Petula Clark
Guest: Mr Kelly
Musicians: Alyn Ainsworth and his Orchestra
Make-up: Margaret MacKinnon
Costume: Dorinda Cutting
Lighting: Dickie Higham
Sound: Hugh Barker
Designer: Lesley Joan Bremness
Production: Stewart Morris

: Sense and Sensibility: Part 1: Farewell to Norland

by Jane Austen
Dramatised in tour parts by Denis Constanduros

Mrs Dashwood and her two daughters, Elinor and Marianne, are faced with the prospect of Mrs Dashwood's stepson and his wife moving into their home at
(A tale of two 19th-century sisters: Page 11)


Author: Jane Austen
Dramatised by: Denis Constanduros
Script Editor: Lennox Phillips
Make-up: Ann Ferriggi
Lighting: Ritchie Richardson
Designer: Stephen Bundy
Producer: Martin Lisemore
Director: David Giles
Elinor: Joanna David
Marianne: Ciaran Madden
Mrs Dashwood: Isabel Dean
John Dashwood: Milton Johns
Fanny Dashwood: Kay Gallie
Edward Ferrars: Robin Ellis
Mary: Esme Church
Sir John Middleton: Michael Aldridge
Lady Middleton: Sheila Ballantine
Mrs Jennings: Patricia Routledge
Colonel Brandon: Richard Owens
John Willoughby: Clive Francis

: Disco 2

Introduced by Mike Harding
featuring Bill Fay, Stephen Stills, Tear Gas, Van de Graaf Generator, and some new releases.


Presenter: Mike Harding
Singer: Bill Fay
Singer/Guitarist: Stephen Stills
Musicians: Tear Gas
Musicians: Van de Graaf Generator
Designer: James Hatchard
Producer: Steve Turner
Executive Producer: Michael Appleton

: Test Cricket from Australia: Australia v England: Fourth Test Match

from Sydney: first day.
by Satellite
Recorded highlights of the day's play.
Presented by David Kenning and Denis Kelly in collaboration with the Australian Broadcasting Commission


Presented by: David Kenning
Presented by: Denis Kelly

: Midnight Movie: The Chalk Garden

Starring Deborah Kerr, Hayley Mills, John Mills
with Edith Evans as Mrs St Maugham

Edith Evans repeats her magnificent stage performance in this screen version of Enid Bagnold's mystery about an imperious grandmother, her lonely granddaughter, and the strange woman who becomes her governess.
(This Week's Films: page 9)


Director: Ronald Neame
Producer: Ross Hunter
Miss Madrigal: Deborah Kerr
Laurel: Hayley Mills
Maitland: John Mills
Mrs St Maugham: Edith Evans
Olivia: Elizabeth Sellars
Judge McWhirrey: Felix Aylmer

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