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: Liberal Party Assembly 1971

The Leader of the Liberal Party, The Rt Hon Jeremy Thorpe, MP, addresses the final session of the Liberal Party Assembly in Scarborough.


Speaker: The Rt Hon Jeremy Thorpe
Commentator: Robin Day
Commentator: Alan Watson
Outside Broadcast Director: Philip S. Gilbert
Producer: Tam Fry
Editor: Margaret Douglas

: * Closedown

: Saturday Cinema: Come September

Starring Rock Hudson, Gina Lollobrigida, Sandra Dee, Bobby Darin

La dolce vita was never sweeter than for Rock Hudson, as a wealthy industrialist holidaying at his Italian villa with playmate Gina Lollobrigida. But he arrives three months early to find his villa operating as a hotel, and himself the unwilling host to a party of tourists.
(This Week's Films: page 9)


Director: Robert Mulligan
Robert Talbot: Rock Hudson
Lisa: Gina Lollobrigida
Sandy: Sandra Dee
Tony: Bobby Darin
Maurice: Walter Slezak
Margaret: Brenda De Banzie
Anna: Rosanna Rory
Spencer: Ronald Howard

: Closedown

: News and Sport

and Weather

: George Bernard Shaw: Part 3: The Eminence - 1926

Starring Max Adrian


Devised by: Michael Votsey
Associate Producer: Bill Hitchcock
Executive Producer: David Frost
Director: Bob Kellett
George Bernard Shaw: Max Adrian

: The Mountains of My Youth

Christopher Brasher , 25 years ago, was a young apprentice - one of 2,000 apprentices working in a huge engineering works in Manchester. During the week he was a teaboy, a greaseboy, and a dreamer - dreaming of the mountains to which he escaped at the weekend.
The mountains were those of North Wales - of which Hilaire Belloc once wrote: ' There is no corner of Europe that I know which so moves me with the awe and majesty of great things.'
For that young apprentice those mountains were like a lung, allowing him to escape the suffocation of a giant factory. They were the hills in which he found his freedom.
Now those mountains are under attack: there are plans to flood some of the valleys; dam the high cwms; extract the minerals from the land. Who are the enemies - the nationalised industries and international companies who are making those plans, or we, the people who want more material wealth? And what do the people who live in those mountains think of these plans?
CHRISTOPHER BRASHER has gone back to the mountains of his youth to find out.
Film cameraman GEOFF MULLIGAN Film editor KEITH MILLER
Producer JENNIFER JEREMY (BBC2 People: page 4)


Unknown: Christopher Brasher
Unknown: Hilaire Belloc
Unknown: Christopher Brasher
Unknown: Geoff Mulligan
Editor: Keith Miller
Producer: Jennifer Jeremy

: Diana!

Diana Ross , celebrated interpreter of the Motown sound and recently named as America's Top Female Singer of the Year, stars in her first television spectacular and displays her versatility as comedienne as well as singing such hit songs as ' My Man ' and ' Ain'No Mountain High Enough.'
With star guests Danny Thomas The Jackson 5 and Bill Cosby
A programme recorded in America


Unknown: Diana Ross
Unknown: Danny Thomas
Unknown: The Jackson
Unknown: Bill Cosby
Director: Kip Walton
Producers: Bernard Rothman
Producers: Jerry McPhie

: Look: Fire Giant

Robert Cundy reports from Surtsey on "Fire Giant"

In November 1963 the world's newest island, Surtsey, burst into life as a volcanic eruption, some 17 miles south east of Iceland. It gave scientists their first opportunity to record and study the growth of a new piece of the earth's crust from the beginning.
(From Bristol; first shown on BBC1)


Reporter/Writer/Director: Robert Cundy
Presented for television by: Nicholas Crocker

: Eyeless in Gaza: Part 1: O dark, dark, dark, amid the blaze of noon

by Aldous Huxley
A second chance to see this dramatisation in five parts by Robin Chapman
Starring Ian Richardson

Aldous Huxley's controversial novel examines the effects of new philosophies on European society in the 1930s. The dominant theme, active pacifism, is examined through the experiences of Anthony Beavis - 'a modest philosopher.'


Author: Aldous Huxley
Dramatised by: Robin Chapman
Producer: Martin Lisemore
Director: James Cellan Jones
Anthony Beavis: Ian Richardson

: News on 2

and Weather

: Film Night

A selection of the week's new films including Willard with Ernest Borgnine, and Ingmar Bergman's first film in English The Touch.
Philip Jenkinson shows scenes from silent comedy movies.


Presenter: Philip Jenkinson
Producer: Barry Brown
Editor: Rowan Ayers

: Midnight Movie: The Raven

Starring Vincent Price, Peter Lorre, Boris Karloff

A trio of 15th-century sorcerers pit their considerable powers against each other in a mystifying montage of monstrous magic.
(This Week's Films: page 9)


Based on the story by: Edgar Allan Poe
Producer/Director: Roger Corman
Dr Erasmus Craven: Vincent Price
Dr Bedlo: Peter Lorre
Dr Scarabus: Boris Karloff
Lenore Craven: Hazel Court
Estelle Craven: Olive Sturgess
Rexford Bedlo: Jack Nicholson

: Closedown

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