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: Saturday Cinema: Second Fiddle

Starring Adrienne Corri, Thorley Walters, Lisa Gastoni
with Richard Wattis

When a young couple employed by the Pontifex Advertising Agency announce their engagement, their first hurdle is the company policy of not employing married women. But in this comedy of marital misunderstandings that is only the beginning of their problems.
(This Week's Films: page 9)


Director: Maurice Elvey
Deborah: Adrienne Corri
Charles: Thorley Walters
Pauline: Lisa Gastoni
Bill Turner: Richard Wattis
Nixon: Bill Fraser
Greta: Aud Johansen
Fenny: Madoline Thomas
Jack Carter: Brian Nissen
Chuck: Ryck Rydon
Dolly: Jill Melford
Joan: Joy Webster
Dino: Dino Galvani

: Apollo 15

Live colour television of the first Moondrive as Col David Scott and Lt Col James Irwin drive the Lunar Rover along the edge of Hadley Rille to the base of the 14,000-ft Apennine Mountains, in this historic drive by the first-ever man-driven vehicle on the moon - a drive which enables man to explore further than ever before in 'the most exciting mission since Apollo 11.'

Introduced by James Burke with Patrick Moore and the BBC Apollo team of international experts
(Moon buggy: see facing page)


Presenter: James Burke
Presenter: Patrick Moore

: Westminster

David Holmes reviews 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

: Apollo 15

Continued colour coverage from the Moon of Scott and Irwin's first day amongst the Lunar Mountains.
Introduced by James Burke with Patrick Moore and the BBC Apollo team of international experts.


Presenter: James Burke
Presenter: Patrick Moore

: The Spoils of Poynton: Part 4: Retribution

by Henry James
Dramatised in four parts by Denis Constanduros

Mrs Brigstock has found Owen visiting Fleda. Owen has followed Fleda to her sister's, and she has confessed her feelings for him, but has insisted that he sees Mona in order to break his engagement.
(Repeated: Friday. 9.50 pm)


Author: Henry James
Dramatised by: Denis Constanduros
Designer: Moira Tait
Producer: Martin Lisemore
Director: Peter Sasdy
Mrs Gereth: Pauline Jameson
Williams: Sian Davies
Mrs Brigstock: June Ellis
Fleda Vetch: Gemma Jones
Maggie: Polly Adams
Mona Brigstock: Diane Fletcher
Thomson: Jane Walker
Owen Gereth: Ian Ogilvy
Stationmaster: Reginald Barratt

: Miracles Take a Little Longer

A film by Hugh Pitt
Birmingham in three years has rehoused a quarter of a million people, destroyed 60,000 slum properties, rebuilt its city centre. In another five years the whole job of changing its old image will be complete.
In this film an outsider takes a personal look at Britain's second city, its achievements and its problems: for it is one thing to draw a blueprint of a city's future, but it may need a miracle to persuade people to accept and enjoy it.


Producer: Hugh Pitt
Narrator: Frank Windsor

: International Rugby Special: The British Isles v New Zealand: The Third Test

at Athletic Park, Wellington
by satellite from New Zealand

Cliff Morgan introduces highlights from today's crucial Third Test of the British Lions Tour in the first-ever relay to the United Kingdom from New Zealand's new satellite station.
New Zealand's 22-12 victory in the Second Test at Christchurch three weeks ago both halted the triumphant Lions Tour record - unbeaten in 14 matches - and levelled the Test series at one all.
Presented by Alan Mouncer in association with NZBC


Presenter: Cliff Morgan
Presented by: Alan Mouncer

: The Harry Secombe Show

Harry's guests include Roy Castle, Jimmy Edwards and Mary Hopkin
with Julian Orchard


Presenter/Entertainer: Harry Secombe
Entertainer: Roy Castle
Comedian: Jimmy Edwards
Singer: Mary Hopkin
[Actor]: Julian Orchard
Writer/Programme Associate: Jimmy Grafton
Writer: Jeremy Lloyd
Writer: Johnny Speight
Orchestra directed by: Peter Knight
Designer: Brian Tregidden
Director: James Moir
Producer: Terry Hughes

: News on 2

including Apollo 15
David Wilson and the BBC Apollo Team report on the first Moon-drive

and Weather


Reporter (Apollo 15): David Wilson

: Film Night

After four years Sean Connery is playing James Bond again in Diamonds are Forever. At Pinewood Studios, Sheridan Morley talks to the Scottish actor about his return to the role and shows extracts from previous James Bond films.
Philip Jenkinson looks at the career of the well-known British star of the 50s, Anthony Steele.


Interviewee: Sean Connery
Interviewer: Sheridan Morley
Presenter: Philip Jenkinson
Producer: Barry Brown
Editor: Rowan Ayers

: Midnight Movie: Woman in the Window

The first of three films featuring one of Hollywood's greatest actors Edward G. Robinson
with Joan Bennett, Raymond Massey, Dan Duryea, Edmund Breon

Like Hitchcock, Fritz Lang is a master of suspense. In tonight's thriller he uses Joan Bennett as the femme fatale who captivates a mild-mannered professor (beautifully played by Edward G. Robinson) and involves him in a web of murder, deception and intrigue.
Joan Bennett - sister of Constance and daughter of Richard - plays 'the woman in the window.' She starred as a nasty in another Fritz Lang thriller Woman on the Beach (with Joan Crawford).
(This Week's Films: page 9)


Director: Fritz Lang
Professor Richard Wanley: Edward G. Robinson
The Strange Woman: Joan Bennett
District Attorney: Raymond Massey
The Blackmailer: Dan Duryea
Dr Barkstane: Edmund Breon
Insp Jackson: Thomas E Jackson
Mazard: Arthur Loft
Mrs Wanley: Dorothy Peterson

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