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: Let's Make Love

Starring Marilyn Monroe, Yves Montand with Frankie Vaughan, Tony Randall, Wilfrid Hyde White

Yves Montand, as a French millionaire who is being satirised in an off-Broadway revue, is convinced that he is the best person to play himself.
(This Week's Films: page 9)


Director: George Cukor
Amanda: Marilyn Monroe
Jean-Marc Clement: Yves Montand
Howard Coffman: Tony Randall
Tony Danton: Frankie Vaughan
John Wales: Wilfrid Hyde White
Himself: Bing Crosby
Himself: Gene Kelly
Himself: Milton Berle

: Play Away

An entertainment for children with Brian Cant
People and places - music and tales. Games for indoors and out.


Scriptwriter and Director: Michael Cole
Designer: Kassy Baxter
Producer: Cynthia Felgate
Producer: Ann Reay
Performer: Brian Cant
Performer: Carol Chell
Performer: Derek Griffiths
Performer: Lionel Morton
Performer: Paul Reade

: The Point

A story within a story of a land where everything and everyone is pointed, except little Oblio, a boy who is only pointed at.
A musical cartoon fantasy narrated by Dustin Hoffman. Songs written and sung by Harry Nilsson
(Harry Nilsson In Concert: tonight at 9.55. This Week's Sounds: page 15)


Narrator: Dustin Hoffman
Songs written and sung By: Harry Nilsson

: The Father of Europe

A special repeat of last night's film profile of Jean Monnet
He has spent his lifetime persuading Europe's leaders that they had no choice but to unite and in a real way 1972, with Britain firmly on the road to Rome, is his year.

Tonight, the Prime Minister, The Rt Hon Edward Heath MP, and Germany's Chancellor Willy Brandt talk about Monnet and his work.
He created the European Coal and Steel Community which turned the idea of a united Europe into reality. With Britain's entry into the Common Market growing nearer, he sees his concept as inevitable.
He claims no master plan, that in over half a century of Europolitics he has dealt with situations as they arose. But, as he says in this rare personal interview with Alan Watson 'Your questioning has made me seek and understand things of my past which I have not understood before.'


Subject/Interviewee: Jean Monnet
Interviewee: The Rt Hon Edward Heath
Interviewee: Willy Brandt
Interviewer: Alan Watson
Producer: Peter Ceresole
Executive Producer: Robert Rowland

: New Year's Day Concert

from Vienna
Introduced by Richard Baker.
Part of a concert of music by the Strauss family given this morning in the Main Hall of the Musikverein by the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra led and conducted in the traditional manner by Willi Boskovsky with dancers from the Vienna Folk Opera.


Presenter: Richard Baker
Conductor: Willi Boskovsky
Choreography: Dia Luca
Director: Hermann Lanske

: News and Sport

and Weather

: Everybody's Revolution: The Car, the Plane and Us

Since the second world war an explosion has taken place in Britain. The traffic on our roads has grown by five times and the number of passengers passing through our airports has multiplied by 50. This sudden expansion affects us all whether we like it or not. Tonight's special report examines the implications.
The car and the aeroplane: these two are special. When a future historian comes to write about life in Britain during the second half of the 20th century he will find that these two familiar vehicles have had a more radical influence on our lives than any other of the innovations which we call progress. So we are going to compile a sort of television notebook to help him, while most of the visual evidence is still around.


Introduced By: Hugh Scully
Reporter: David Fairhall
Reporter: Godfrey Hodgson
Producer: Peter Robinson

: Tall Stories: 6: The Castaways

[Starring] Michael Hordern and Richard Briers


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

: Nilsson In Concert

Harry Nilsson sings, plays and dreams a fantasy concert of his own making, with extracts from The Point.
(This Week's Sounds: page 15)


Singer: Harry Nilsson
Sound: Hugh Barker
Lighting: Ritchie Richardson
Designer: Valerie Warrender
Producer: Stanley Dorfman

: Germinal: Part 1: Miners

by Emile Zola
Another chance to see this dramatisation in five parts by David Turner

Etienne Lantier arrives in the coalfields of northern France. He finds a depressed area.


Author: Emile Zola
Dramatised by: David Turner

: News on 2

and Weather

: Film Night's Third Anniversary

A Host of Stars
Bardot, Rogarde, Curtis, De Havilland, Douglas, Eastwood, Harris, Hoffman, Kaye, Marvin, Mason, Mercouri, Miles, Mills, Mitchum, Niven, Price, Quinn, Seberg, Sellers, Sharif, Stewart, Streisand and Winters.


Producer: Barry Brown
Editor: Rowan Ayers

: Midnight Movie: House of Wax

starring Vincent Price, Frank Lovejoy, Phyllis Kirk, Carolyn Jones
The owner of a wax museum, maimed and mutilated in a fire, finds a way of making his frightening new figures more realistic than ever.
(This Week's Films: page 9)


Director: Andre de Toth
Prof Jarrod: Vincent Price
Lt Brennan: Frank Lovejoy
Sue Allen: Phyllis Kirk
Cathy Gray: Carolyn Jones
Scott Andrews: Paul Picerni
Matthew Burke: Roy Roberts
Mrs Andrews: Angela Clarke
Sidney Wallace: Paul Cavanagh

: Closedown

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