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: Saturday Cinema: The Sea Hornet

Starring Rod Cameron, Adele Mara, Adrian Booth, Chill Wills.
Ex-navy diver Gunner McNeil has found that girls and deep-sea diving don't mix. So when a beautiful blonde tries to interest him and his partner in a secret job of blowing up an old submerged wreck, he is reluctant to take it on. But before long he is investigating the mystery of the Sea Hornet - a mystery which involves murder and treachery at sea.
(This Week's Films: page 11)


Producer/Director: Joseph Kane
Gunner McNeil: Rod Cameron
Suntan Radford: Adele Mara
Ginger: Adrian Booth
Swede: Chill Wills
Tony Sullivan: Jim Davis
Johnny Radford: Richard Jaeckel
Mrs Drinkwater: Ellen Corby
Pete Hunter: James Brown
Rocky Lowe: Grant Withers
Sprowl: William Ching

: Play Away

An entertainment for children with Brian Cant
Johnny Ball, Toni Arthur, Dave Arthur, Paul Reade
People and places - music and tales. Games for indoors and out.


Performer: Brian Cant
Performer: Johnny Ball
Performer: Toni Arthur
Performer: Dave Arthur
Performer: Paul Reade
Designer: Kassy Baxter
Scriptwriter: Carole Ward
Director: Peter Wiltshire
Producer: Cynthia Felgate
Producer: Ann Reay

: Closedown

: News and Sport

and Weather

: Rugby Special: After the Lions?

Tonight's programme heralds the start of a new International Championship that begins next Saturday and features the highlights of the 1970-71 season, including the historic British Lions triumph in New Zealand, the unbeatable Rugby of Wales as they swept to the Grand Slam and Scotland's emergence as the most likely challengers for the Championship Title.
The stirring acts of those great days are supplemented by the expert views of the men entrusted with the future players' style and strength in the countries which make up the four Home unions. Introduced by Cliff Morgan


Introduced by: Cliff Morgan
Director: Bill Taylor
Series Producer: Alan Mouncer

: The Philpott File: One Man's Meat: Part 1: The Perfect Beast

A series of three programmes about beef, the beef barons and the beef-eaters; and about the people who won't let a mouthful pass their lips at any price.

There is no business more full of ironic contradiction than the raising of cattle. It is at once the most glamorous and the most horrific of all the forms of farming. The cowboy is a folk-hero from Stockholm to Tokyo. The slaughterman is a figure of the shadows, with a social standing about equal to that of the public executioner. The Perfect Beast is about the modern cattleman, in Britain and in the Big Country of the USA. Some deal in a few dozen prize animals, some in hundreds of thousands. No other industry or agricultural enterprise is so wrapped in romance as the cattle business. In 1972, how much of the romance is left?


Reporter/Producer: Trevor Philpott

: Germinal: Part 2: Mutual Aid

by Emile Zola
Another chance to see this dramatisation in five parts by David Turner.
Catherine has become Chaval's mistress and Etienne has got a room at Rasseneur's. In spite of their terrible poverty the villagers are preparing for their Fair Day.


Author: Emile Zola
Dramatised by: David Turner
Producer: David Conroy
Director: John Davies

: Ways of Seeing: 1

The first of four programmes with John Berger.
An oil painting was once a unique object; but now with photographic copying it can be seen anywhere - in books or magazines, on postcards or television.
Tonight, writer and critic John Berger suggests that the fact of photography has changed the way we see the art of the past and that a painting's impact depends on the conditions in which it is seen. He also demonstrates how its meaning can be manipulated either by words or music.


Writer/Presenter: John Berger
Film Editor: David Gladwell
Producer: Michael Dibb

: Film Night: Gina Lollobrigida

Sheridan Morley talks to the Italian star in Munich where she has been filming King, Queen, Knave, and shows extracts from several of her films:
Fan Fan La Tulipe (1952), Beat the Devil (1954), Trapeze (1956), The Dolls (1965), Buona Sera, Mrs Campbell (1968), Bad Man's River (1971).


Interviewee: Gina Lollobrigida
Interviewer: Sheridan Morley
Producer: Barry Brown
Editor: Rowan Ayers

: Melanie In Concert

singing her own compositions including "Close to It All", "Tuning My Guitar", "Nickel Song", "Beautiful People", "Peace will Come" and "What Have They Done to My Song?"
(This Week's Sounds: page 9)


Singer/songwriter: Melanie
Sound: Tony Miller
Lighting: Ken MacGregor
Producer: Stanley Dorfman

: News on 2

and Weather

: Midnight Movie: Beachhead

Starring Tony Curtis, Frank Lovejoy, Mary Murphy
A party of four us marines is given the hazardous mission of finding a French planter on a South Pacific island a few days prior to the historic World War II battle of Bougainville.
(This Week's Films: page 11)


Director: Stuart Heisler
Burke: Tony Curtis
Sergeant Fletcher: Frank Lovejoy
Nina: Mary Murphy
Bouchard: Eduard Franz
Reynolds: Skip Homeier
Major Scott: John Doucette
Biggerman: Alan Wells
Japanese sailor: Sunshine Akira Fukunaga
The Sniper: Dan Aoki

: Closedown

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