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: Saturday Cinema: Smoke Signal

Starring Dana Andrews, Piper Laurie
with Rex Reason, William Talman

A small US Cavalry detachment arrives at a new outpost to find it under heavy Indian attack.
(This Week's Films: page 9)


Director: Jerry Hopper
Brett Halliday: Dana Andrews
Laura Evans: Piper Laurie
Lt Ford: Rex Reason
Capt Harper: William Talman
Miles: Milburn Stone
Garode: Douglas Spencer
Rogers: Gordon Jones

: Closedown

: Rugby Special: 1871-1971: RFU Centenary Year series: The International Championship 1970-71: France v Wales

The final match of this season's International Championship and Spring in Paris - the perfect setting for the perfect climax to an absorbing season.
Commentator at Stade Colombes, Cliff Morgan
Presented by the French Television Service


Commentator: Cliff Morgan
Series Producer: Alan Mouncer

: 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

: The News and Sport

and Weather

: One Pair of Eyes: Doomsday Never Comes

Doomsday Never Comes ...declares John Crosby, optimist, in this series of highly personal films.

"Pessimism about the future is very fashionable - and very profitable. But if I could have any period of history to live in, I would choose to be living right now". So says John Crosby, the Observer columnist, who belongs to that long list of celebrated Americans who have settled in Britain.
In this film Crosby tries to bring a spark of common sense to what he regards as the current hysterias about pollution, over-population, world food shortages and other sacred subjects.



Presenter: John Crosby
Producer: David Wheeler
Director: William Brayne

: Elizabeth R: The Lion's Cub

by John Hale
[Starring] Glenda Jackson as Elizabeth I
A second showing of the first of six plays
[with] Ronald Hines as William Cecil, Daphne Slater as Mary Tudor, Rachel Kempson as Kat Ashley

"...made a political thriller as fast, urgent and exciting as Dumas." (Peter Black, Daily Mail)
"The colours and costumes, sets and scenes and images are as striking, gorgeous and evocative as we knew they would be." (Maurice Wiggin, Sunday Times)
(There's something about a Tudor: p 3)


Writer: John Hale
Costumes: Elizabeth Waller
Make-up: Dawn Alcock
Lighting: Robert Wright
Sound: Brian Hiles
Music: David Munrow
Designer: Peter Seddon
Producer: Roderick Graham
Director: Claude Whatham
Thomas Seymour, uncle of Edward VI: John Ronane
Fowler, Secretary to the King: Ian Barritt
Edward VI: Jason Kemp
John Dudley, Duke of Northumberland, Lord Protector: Philip Brack
Elizabeth I: Glenda Jackson
Kat Ashley, Elizabeth's governness: Rachel Kempson
Sir Thomas Parry, Treasurer: Blake Butler
Sir Robert Tyrwhit: Stanley Lebor
Catherine Parr, widow of Henry VIII: Rosalie Crutchley
Lady Tyrwhit: Nicolette Bernard
William Cecil: Ronald Hines
Thomas Cranmer, Archbishop of Canterbury: Bernard Hepton
Mary Tudor: Daphne Slater
Guildford Dudley: Robert Barry
Lady Jane Grey: Sarah Frampton
de Noailles, French Ambassador: Julian Holloway
Renard, Ambassador to the Holy Roman Empire: Brendan Barry
Sir Thomas Wyatt: Robert Garrett
Gardiner, Bishop of Winchester and Lord Chancellor: Basil Dignam
Earl of Sussex: John Shrapnel
Bridges, Lieutenant of the Tower: Kevin Brennan
Guard: Richard Parry
Sir Henry Bedingfield: Alan Foss
Philip of Spain: Peter Jeffrey

: Scott on Nature

Starring Terry Scott
with June Whitfield, Colin Jeavons, Dave Freeman, June Palmer, Jan Rossini, The Rita Williams Singers and Anita Harris
in the last of this series


Script: Dave Freeman
Orchestra directed by: Bert Hayes
Designer: Eric Shedden
Producer: Peter Whitmore
Comedian: Terry Scott
[Actress]: June Whitfield
[Actor]: Colin Jeavons
[Actor]: Dave Freeman
[Actress]: June Palmer
[Actress]: Jan Rossini
Singers: The Rita Williams Singers
Singer: Anita Harris

: Late Night Line-Up: One Man's Week

The private life, and the world outside, interact, often unpredictably, in one man's week.
Television, on the whole, must stick to facts. One man's week does not.
P. J. Kavanagh looks back over his week.


Presenter: P.J. Kavanagh
Editor: Rowan Ayers

: Storyteller: I Spy and The Blue Film

Edward Woodward reads two stories by Graham Greene, "I Spy" and "The Blue Film"

Mrs Carter was bored with the East, and Carter was bored with his wife. So he took her to see some blue films.
The first was embarrassingly bad. 'Ugly and not exciting,' said Mrs Carter.
A second film started: Mrs Carter shifted in her chair. 'Good God,' she said.
(Edward Woodward is a National Theatre Player)


Author: Graham Greene
Storyteller: Edward Woodward
Producer: Will Wyatt

: Midnight Movie: Black Widow

Starring Ginger Rogers, Van Heflin, Gene Tierney, George Raft

A chance encounter with an attractive girl leads a Broadway producer into a web of mystery.
(This Week's Films: page 9)


Director: Nunnally Johnson
Lottie: Ginger Rogers
Peter: Van Heflin
Iris: Gene Tierney
Detective Bruce: George Raft
Nancy Ordway: Peggy Ann Garner
Brian: Reginald Gardiner
Claire Amberly: Virginia Leith
Ling: Otto Kruger
Lucia: Cathleen Nesbitt
John: Skip Homeier

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