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: Saturday Cinema: In Society

Bud Abbott , Lou Costello with Marion Hutton , Kirby Grant
Two of the world's worst plumbers are accidentally invited to a fashionable society party.
It turns out to be a pretty wet affair - when Bud and Lou try to fix the plumbing.
Produced in 1944, this zany film features one of Hollywood's most popular comedy teams at the height of their success.


Unknown: Bud Abbott
Unknown: Lou Costello
Unknown: Marion Hutton
Unknown: Kirby Grant
Director: Jean Yarbrough
Eddie: Bud Abbott
Albert: Lou Costello
Elsie: Marion Hutton
Peter: Kirby Grant
Gloria: Anne Gillis
Pipps: Arthur Treacher
Drexel: Thomas Gomez
Baron Sergei: George Dolenz
Count Alexis: Steven Geray
Mrs Winthrop: Margaret Irving
Marlow: Murray Leonard
Mr Van Cleve: Thurston Hall
Mrs Van Cleve: Nelia Walker
Parker: William B Davidson

: Closedown

: 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.


Unknown: David Holmes
Editor: Michael Broadbent

: News and Sport

and Weather

: Chronicle

The Tree That Put the Clock Back An ancient tree threatens to overthrow all our pet theories about the ancient world. The Bristle-cone Pine tree of California, oldest living thing on earth, has been used by scientists to redate prehistoric Europe, and the outcome is startling; it forces us to question the accepted theory that all great advances in man's development originated in the Near East; it suggests that barbarian Europe was not so barbarous after all!
Leading this attack on the old order is DR COLIN RENFREW. Written and narrated by MAGNUS MAGNUSSON
Executive producer PAUL JOHNSTONE


Unknown: Dr Colin Renfrew.
Unknown: Magnus Magnusson
Editor: Keith Raven
Director: David Collison
Producer: Paul Johnstone

: The Carpenters

presenting brother and sister Richard and Karen Carpenter who in a year have had a phenomenal rise to fame.
With special guest Tony Joe White


Musician: Karen Carpenter
Musician: Richard Carpenter
Musician: Tony Joe White
Musical Director: Johnny Pearson
Sound: Hugh Barker
Lighting: Bill Millar
Designer: Colin Pigott
Producer: Stanley Dorfman

: Trials of Life

A series about human beings selecting human beings: narrated and produced by ROGER MILLS 6: Some Hope
Selection in the arts -the chanciest process of all. MISS LUNGHI hopes to get a place at Drama School; MRS MINCHIN hopes to get her novel published; MISS CARPENTER hopes to get a film part.
A daunting prospect: for they know all the other artists are trying to do precisely the same. Director ALAN BELL


Produced By: Roger Mills
Director: Alan Bell

: Fathers and Sons

A second chance to see this dramatisation in four parts by DENIS CONSTANDUROS
Bazarov has fallen in love with Anna Sergeyevna , a member of the aristocratic society he wishes to destroy. Part 3


Unknown: Denis Constanduros
Unknown: Anna Sergeyevna

: News on 2

and Weather

: Film Night

SHERIDAN MORLEY reviews the week's new films including The Hired Hand starring PETER FONDA , who also directed it.
PHILIP JENKINSON includes in his vintage spot HENRY FONDA and other famous film families.


Unknown: Sheridan Morley
Unknown: Peter Fonda
Unknown: Philip Jenkinson
Unknown: Henry Fonda
Producer: Barry Brown
Editor: Rowan Ayers

: Midnight Movie: Moon Over Miami

starring Don Ameche
Betty Grable , Robert Cummings
Two fortune-hunting sisters, accompanied by their spinster aunt, come to the millionaires' holiday paradise of Miami.


Unknown: Don Ameche
Unknown: Betty Grable
Unknown: Robert Cummings
Director: Walter Lang
Phil O'Neil: Don Amechf
Kay Latimer: Betty Grable
Jeffrey Bolton: Robert Cummings
Susan Latimer: Charlotte Greenwood
Jack O'Hara: Jack Haley
Barbara Latimer: Carole Landis
Connie Fentress coBiNA: Wright Jr
Jennie May: Lynne Roberts
Mr Lester: Robert Conway
William Bolton: George Lessey

: Closedown

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