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: Saturday Cinema: Next to No Time

Starring Kenneth More, Betsy Drake
with Roland Culver, Harry Green, Patrick Barr, Maureen Connell

A brilliant but timid engineer finds himself crossing the Atlantic in pursuit of capital.


Writer/Director: Henry Cornelius
Adapted from the story "The Enchanted Hour" by: Paul Gallico
David Webb: Kenneth More
Georgia Brent: Betsy Drake
Becky: Bessie Love
Saul: Harry Green
Jerry: Patrick Barr
Sir Godfrey Cowan: Roland Culver
Warren: Reginald Beckwith
Mrs Cowley: Irene Handl
Mary: Maureen Connell
Forbes: Raymond Huntley
Albert: Sidney James

: Play Away

An entertainment for children with Brian Cant, Chloe Ashcroft, Derek Griffiths, Jonathan Cohen
People and places - music and tales. Games for indoors and out.



Presenter: Brian Cant
Presenter: Chloe Ashcroft
Presenter: Derek Griffiths
Musician: Jonathan Cohen
Graphics: Hilary Hayton
Designer: Kassy Baxter
Scriptwriter/Director: Anne Gobey
Producer: Ann Reay
Producer: Cynthia Felgate

Blog post that mentions this programme:

Ready to Play... Ten Notable Things About Play School 20 April 2017

: Closedown

: Westminster

David Holmes reviews the week's political scene.


Presenter: David Holmes
Editor: Michael Broadbent

: News and Sport

and Weather

: Trials of Life: 8: Last Judgment

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

Old age - and no longer is promotion the spur, but rather survival. Charities must choose whom they will help, doctors must decide whether it is a life they are prolonging or merely a living death. But for the Christian, the trials of life up to this moment have been one long preparation for the ultimate Trial.


Narrator/Producer: Roger Mills
Director: Colin Thomas

: West Side Stories

Two impressions of New York - a city of dreams or nightmares.

The Outsider: Jonathan Miller
'If you enter New York in the first place in a show business context every time you return you have to justify your existence in show business terms. If you haven't got something to sell you become almost transparent...'

The Insider: Patti Smith, poet, singer, actress.
'People come to New York to see the stars, but there ain't no stars in the sky. I lived in the city and I haven't seen a constellation since.'

('I've been expecting the worst from New York...': page 15)


Presenter: Jonathan Miller
Presenter: Patti Smith
Director: Tristram Powell

: Wives and Daughters: 1: The Widower

by Mrs Gaskell
A second chance to see this dramatisation in six parts by Michael Voysey

Wives and Daughters is set in Hollingford, the centre of a rural community which has yet to experience the impact of the Industrial Revolution.


Author: Mrs Gaskell [Elizabeth Gaskell]
Dramatised by: Michael Voysey
Producer: Martin Lisemore
Director: Hugh David

: Laura Nyro In Concert

Laura Nyro makes her first appearance on British TV and sings her own songs including "Buy and sell," "Stoned soul picnic," "I am the blues," "Stoney End," "Christmas in my soul."


Singer: Laura Nyro
Sound: Tony Millier
Lighting: Bill Millar
Producer: Stanley Dorfman

: Tall Stories: 1: Waiting at the Church

[Starring] Michael Hordern and Richard Briers
The groom and his best man were early, the bride late...


Designer: Tim Harvey
Producer: Rosemary Hill
Director: Michael Hart
[Actor]: Michael Hordern
[Actor]: Richard Briers

: Film Night

Why Go to the Cinema?
Cinemagoers say what they think is wrong. The exhibitors explain what is being done to improve things.

Philip Jenkinson reviews and illustrates with film clips the recently published book Hollywood and the Great Fan Magazines.


Presenter: Philip Jenkinson
Producer: Barry Brown

: News on 2

and Weather

: Midnight Movie: Under Two Flags

Starring Ronald Colman, Claudette Colbert, Victor McLaglen, Rosalind Russell
with Gregory Ratoff, Nigel Bruce

Bravery, love and jealousy all feature strongly in this classic Foreign Legion spectacular.


Based on a novel by: null Ouida
Director: Frank Lloyd
Producer: Darryl F. Zanuck
Sergeant Victor: Ronald Colman
Cigarette: Claudette Colbert
Major Doyle: Victor McLaglen
Lady Venetia: Rosalind Russell
Ivan: Gregory Ratoff
Captain Menzies: Nigel Bruce

: Closedown

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