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: Saturday Cinema: The Thrill of it All

starring Doris Day, James Garner

Doris Day, as a doctor's wife, accepts an offer to appear in 'Happy Soap' commercials on television, and finds life as a 'soap queen' more demanding than she imagined. James Garner plays the hapless husband who sees more of his wife on the billboards than by the fireside.

(This Week Films: page 11)


Screenplay: Carl Reiner
Producer: Ross Hunter
Producer: Martin Melcher
Director: Norman Jewison
Beverly Boyer: Doris Day
Dr Gerald Boyer: James Garner
Mrs Fraleigh: Arlene Francis
Gardiner Fraleigh: Edward Andrews
Old Tom Fraleigh: Reginald Owen
Olivia: Zasu Pitts
Mike Palmer: Elliott Reid
Woman: Alice Pearce
Maggie Boyer: Kym Karath
Andy Boyer: Brian Nash
Mrs Goethe: Lucy Landau
Dr Taylor: Paul Hartman
Billings: Hayden Rorke
Stokely: Alex Gerry
Van Camp: Robert Gallagher
Miss Thompson: Anne Newman

: 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.



Presenter: David Holmes
Editor: Michael Broadbent

: News and Sport

and Weather

: One Pair of Eyes: The Magic is Here and Now

The Magic is Here and Now ...is the theme of John Braine's contribution to this series of highly personal films.
Best known for his first novel Room at the Top, written when he was an angry young radical, Braine has come to accept England for what it is, and longs passionately to preserve what he once wanted to reform.
"I believe if our present system of society works, we should leave it alone..." he says. "Governments are not here to teach us how to live, but to preserve the framework in which we can lead our own lives and dream our own dreams."


Presenter: John Braine
Producer: Malcolm Brown
Director: Eric Davidson

: Children Talking: Dreams

Children Talking about Dreams to Gerald Harrison.
(BBC Manchester)


Interviewer: Gerald Harrison
Producer: Bob Mozley

: James Taylor In Concert

With special guest appearance by Carole King
Accompanied by Russ Kunkel, Lee Sklar and Jo Mama
including "Close Your Eyes," "Long Ago and Far Away," "Rainy Day Man," "You've Gotta Friend," "Love Has Brought Me Around"

(Dorfman's 'seal of approval': page 9)


Singer/Guitarist: James Taylor
Singer: Carole King
Drummer: Russ Kunkel
Guitarist: Lee Sklar
Musicians: Jo Mama
Sound: Len Shorey
Lighting: Sam Barclay
Designer: Brian Tregidden
Producer: Stanley Dorfman

: Fathers and Sons: Part 4

by Ivan Turgenev
A second chance to see this dramatisation in four parts by Denis Constanduros

Arkady has taken a letter to Anna, and is staying there.
(Shown last Sunday)


Author: Ivan Turgenev
Dramatised by: Denis Constanduros
Bazarov: James Laurenson
Piotr: Michael Bilton
Pavel: John Bennett
Fenichka: Lyndell Rowe
Nikolai: Anthony Bate
Arkady: David Wood
Katya: Sarah Craze
Anna: Rosemary Nicols
Princess Natasha: Jean Anderson
Doctor: Roy MacReady
Dr Bazarov: Basil Dignam
Arina: Anna Wing

: Trials of Life: 7: Headhunt

A series about human beings selecting human beings: narrated and produced by Roger Mills

The search for a top man to fill a top job. It begins 18 storeys up on Madison Avenue, New York. An American and a Canadian are analysing a situation vacant - in Margate, England. After that - they'll find the man to fill it. But the very last man to hear of the appointment is the man who will be 'appointed.'

(First shown on BBC1)


Narrator/Producer: Roger Mills
Director: Alan Bell

: News on 2 and Weather


: Film Night

Introduced by Sheridan Morley
A preview of music from the film version of Fiddler on the Roof.
Philip Jenkinson shows scenes of vintage Women's Lib.



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

: Midnight Movie: Thieves' Highway

Starring Richard Conte, Lee J. Cobb, Barbara Lawrence, Valentina Cortesa

The setting is the San Francisco fruit market where corruption and violence are routine.
(This Week's Films: page 11)


Director: Jules Dassin
Nick Garcos: Richard Conte
Figlia: Lee J. Cobb
Polly: Barbara Lawrence
Rica: Valentina Cortesa
Slob: Jack Oakie
Ed: Millard Mitchell
Pete: Joseph Pevney

: Closedown

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