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: Saturday Cinema Model for Murder

Keith Andes , Hazel Court with Michael Gough
Julia Arnall , Patricia Jessel Jean Aubrey
An American naval officer, in London to meet his late brother's girlfriend. stumbles upon a jewel-smuggling ring and finds himself involved in a murder mystery.
Hazel Court and Michael Gough are regular Stars of British horror films. Keith Andes was in Away all Boats and Back from Eternity.
(This Week's Films: page 9)


Unknown: Keith Andes
Unknown: Michael Gough
Unknown: Julia Arnall
Unknown: Patricia Jessel
Unknown: Jean Aubrey
Unknown: Michael Gough
Unknown: Keith Andes
David Martens: Keith Andes
Sally Meadows: Hazel Court
Annabel Meadows: Jean Aubrey
Kingsley Beauchamp: Michael Gough
Diane Leigh: Julia Arnall
Madame Dupont: Patricia Jessel
George: Peter Hammond
Costard: Edwin Richfield
Podd: Alfred Burke
Bullock: Richard Pearson
Freddie: George Benson
Tessa: Diane Bester
Insp Duncan: Howard Marion-Crawford
Sgt Anderson: Neil Hallett

: North Sea Strike

A film produced by GERARD HOLDSWORTH
Gas from below the sea bed -the result of careful research but hazardous action.
Director DON KELLY


Produced By: Gerard Holdsworth
Director: Don Kelly

: Cricket Second Test Match

England v India
Third day: the final two hours of play from Old Trafford
Introduced by PETER WEST
Television presentation by DAVID KENNING and NICK HUNTER


Introduced By: Peter West
Presentation By: David Kenning
Presentation By: Nick Hunter

: Closedown

: Westminster

A review of the political week. DAVID HOLMES recalls the highlights in the Houses of Parliament and reports on the part played by government in the lives of us all.


Unknown: David Holmes

: The News and Sport

and Weather

: The Codebreakers

5: Shall Yamamoto Die ?
Presented by Rene Cutforth
In late 1942, as the direct result of a codebreak, the Americans might be able to kill Admiral Yamamoto, C-in-C Japanese Combined Fleet. Should they attempt a political assassination? If they did, what would be the result?
Based on the book The Codebreakers by DAVID KAHN
Written and produced by BRUCE NORMAN


Unknown: Yamamoto Die
Presented By: Rene Cutforth
Unknown: David Kahn
Director: Robin Bootle
Produced By: Bruce Norman

: Look, Stranger

An Abbey for Prinknash
A glimpse of the old monastic life at Prinknash, and the Benedictine community's hopes for the future in their £400,000 new abbey.
Narrated by JOHN NORMAN
Producer PETER CRAWFORD (from Bristol)


Unknown: John Norman
Producer: Peter Crawford

: Cousin Bette: 1: Poor Relations

by Honore De Balzac,dramatised in five parts by Ray Lawler
Starring Margaret Tyzack
The Hulot family has risen to eminence under Napoleon I. The Baroness Hulot's cousin, Bette, is the only member of the family who has not shared in their good fortune.

(Repeated: Friday, 9.50 pm)
(Nice Mrs Stephens : see page 12)


Author: Honore De Balzac
Dramatised by: Ray Lawler
Script Editor: Lennox Phillips
Make-up: Joan Barrett
Lighting: Peter Catlett
Designer: Ian Watson
Producer: Martin Lisemore
Director: Gareth Davies
Cousin Bette: Margaret Tyzack
Steinbock: Colin Baker
Marneffe: Oscar Quitak
Valerie: Helen Mirren
General Hulot: Esmond Knight
Johann Fischer: Robert Speaight
Adeline: Ursula Howells
Hector: Thorley Walters
Crevel: John Bryans
Celestine: Ericka Crowne
Victorin: Davyd Harries
Hortense: Harriett Harper
Josepha: Janet Key
Henri Montes: Edward de Souza
Footman: Maurice Quick
War Ministry Official: Leslie Nye
Lulu: Belinda Low

Blog post that mentions this programme:

Women in Blue: From Dixon of Dock Green to Prime Suspect 2 March 2017

: Creedence Clearwater Revival

Close-up on a top pop group John Fogerty , Tom Fogerty Doug Clifford , Stu Cook in an engagement with reality-and 14,000 fans
A film produced by ROBERT ABEL and PIERRE ADIDGE
Written and directed by ROBERT ABEL


Unknown: John Fogerty
Unknown: Tom Fogerty
Unknown: Doug Clifford
Unknown: Stu Cook
Produced By: Robert Abel
Produced By: Pierre Adidge
Directed By: Robert Abel

: Oh God, Nigel, I Can't Stand It Any More ...

A line from a story in a woman's magazine. A quote from a world in which love is always the sweetest thing, indeed the only thing. In this age of permissiveness, pop and the Pill, the honey-fresh, daisy-sweet, gift-wrapped values of love, romance and a happy ending in the last line are booming as never before. Serial rights, paperbacks and hardbacks are bringing hard cash to authors writing about the values - some would say - of a bygone day. But millions of readers want to buy.
The great ladies of the industry, like Barbara Cartland , with publishers' lists that look like Test score figures, sell both honey and virginity in a single paragraph of breathy prose. The old-established, like Bethea Creese , try to proselytise. The newcomers, like Max Barrett and Violet Winspear , work their way from basement flats by recognising that they are on to a good thing - believing just as firmly in the dewy-eyed actions of classic heroes and heroines.
In a programme that is part documentary and in part the antithesis of the Play for Today, DESMOND WILCOX examines the world of romantic novelists. IAN OGILVY as the hero, LIZA GODDARD the heroine, and TONY BRITTON the narrator, bring their works to life for us.
Editors DESMOND wilcox and BILL MORTON (Romance of an earlier generation. For the Sake of the School - Angela Brazil -
9.50 am Radio 4 Friday)


Unknown: Barbara Cartland
Unknown: Bethea Creese
Unknown: Max Barrett
Unknown: Violet Winspear
Unknown: Desmond Wilcox
Unknown: Ian Ogilvy
Unknown: Liza Goddard
Unknown: Tony Britton
Producer: Harry Weisbloom
Editors: Desmond Wilcox
Editors: Bill Morton

: Film Night Special

Olivia de Havilland
SHERIDAN MORLEY talks to the Hollywood star alknit her life and career with excerpts from her films.


Unknown: Olivia de Havilland
Talks: Sheridan Morley
Producer: Barry Brown
Editor: Rowan Ayers

: Midnight Movie This Man Reuter

Second of three films featuring one of Hollywood's greatest actors Edward G. Robinson with Edna Best, Eddie Albert
Reuter's first messages were sent by pigeon post. In tonight's film, Edward G. Robinson plays the amazing Julius. He also starred in Dr Ehrlich's Magic Bullet-another of Warner Brothers' famous biographical films which did so much to encourage liberal causes and ideas.
(This Week Films: page 9)


Unknown: Edward G. Robinson
Unknown: Eddie Albert
Unknown: Edward G. Robinson
Director: William Dieterle
Julius Reuter: Edward G Robinson
Ida Magnus: Edna Best
Max Wagner: Eddie Albert
Franz Geller: Albert Basserman
Bauer: Gene Lockhart
Dr Magnus: Otto Kruger
Sir Randolph Persham: Nigel Bruce

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