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: The Saturday Musical: Daddy Long Legs

The second in a cavalcade of 25 years of gay and spectacular musicals from Twentieth Century-Fox starring some of Hollywood's best-loved singers and dancers.
This week: Fred Astaire, Leslie Caron
with Thelma Ritter, Fred Clark, Terry Moore

A wealthy American adopts a lovely 18-year-old French orphan girl, but on the condition that she is never to know his identity.
(This Week's Films: page 9)


Director: Jean Negulesco
Jervis Pendleton: Fred Astaire
Julie: Leslie Caron
Linda: Terry Moore
Miss Pritchard: Thelma Ritter
Griggs: Fred Clark
Sally: Charlotte Austin

: Play Away

An entertainment for children with Brian Cant.
[and] Carol Chell, Lionel Morton, Jonathan Cohen, Spike Heatley, Alan Rushton
Today's guest John Styles



Presenter: Brian Cant
Presenter: Carol Chell
Presenter: Lionel Morton
Pianist: Jonathan Cohen
Bassist: Spike Heatley
Drummer: Alan Rushton
Magician: John Styles
Photography: James Matthews Joyce
Designer: Kassy Baxter
Scriptwriter/Director: Peter Wiltshire
Producer: Ann Reay

: 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

including - direct from Brussels - a special report on this afternoon's ceremony of Britain's signature to the Common Market Treaty.

: Rugby Special: Headingley v Northern

Two of the North of England's most famous Clubs meet this afternoon at Leeds. Northern, from Newcastle, travel south to Headingley to meet a side that provided two Lions - John Spencer and Chris Rae - for the now legendary tour of New Zealand in 1971.
Commentator at Kirkstall, Leeds Cliff Morgan



Commentator: Cliff Morgan
Television Presentation: Bill Taylor
Series Producer: Alan Mouncer

: The Philpott File: One Man's Meat: Other People's Poison

The third in a series of films about beef, beef barons and beef-eaters - and about the people who won't eat a mouthful at any price.
From hippy communes to exclusive health farms, vegetarianism is in fashion. But being a true vegetarian is not merely a matter of diet, it's a matter of belief.
There are around 100,000 people in Britain who find themselves too sensitive to eat the flesh of animal, bird or fish; who cannot be party to what they consider the enormous daily murder of millions of living creatures. Some drink milk and eat eggs, butter and cheese. For others (vegans) even these are forbidden foods.
Vegetarians must satisfy their consciences at every mealtime. It isn'just a simple matter of avoiding meat. For much of the time the vegetarian is forced to live in his own world, a world with many problems, problems that can be particularly severe for the very young and the very old.


Presenter/Producer: Trevor Philpott

: Germinal: Part 4: Soldiers

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

The rioting miners have destroyed the Jean-Bart mine and wrecked Maigrat's shop. The situation has become so serious that troops have been called in.


Author: Emile Zola
Dramatised by: David Turner
Captain: Michael Davis
Sergeant: Robert Cross
Alzire: Deborah Rawlings
Maheude: Rosemary Leach
Maheu: Freddie Jones
Bonnemort: Jack Lambert
Jeanlin: Spencer Banks
Etienne: Mark Jones
Gregoire: John Wentworth
Deneulin: Edward Jewesbury
Jules Plogof: Stephen Yardley
Souvarine: Donald Burton
Mme Rasseneur: Joyce Latham
Rasseneur: Ken Jones
Chaval: Graham Haberfield
Catherine: Annette Robertson
Mouquette: Alex Marshall
Ma Brule: Eileen Way
Levaque: Norman Mitchell
Miner: John Caesar
Miner: Steve Emerson

: Ways of Seeing: Part 3

The third of four programmes with John Berger.
Oil paint was invented around 1400, and with it painters were able to portray people and things in ways which made them almost as real as the things themselves.
Painting became the ideal medium to celebrate private possessions, and in this programme John Berger questions the value we place on that tradition.


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

: Film Night: It's All Been Done Before

Philip Jenkinson, with vintage film illustrations, shows that many filming techniques which have been regarded as recent innovations are not new at all.


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

: Gordon Lightfoot In Concert

accompanied by Red Shea, Richard Haynes - sings Summer Side of Life, Saturday Clothes, That's What You Get for Loving Me, Affair on 8th Avenue, If I Could Read Your Mind, Steel Rail Blues, Ten Degrees and Getting Colder, and Early Morning Rain.


Singer/Guitarist: Gordon Lightfoot
Guitarist: Red Shea
Clarinettist: Richard Haynes
Sound: Tony Millier
Lighting: Bill Millar
Producer: Stanley Dorfman

: News on 2

and Weather

: Midnight Movie: Fourteen Hours

Starring Richard Basehart, Paul Douglas
with Barbara Bel Geddes, Debra Paget, Agnes Moorehead

For 14 hours a disturbed young man balances on a ledge, high above New York, while a succession of friends and relatives try to convince him that life is worth living.
Richard Basehart plays the man and the late Paul Douglas is the policeman, the only person he is prepared to trust.
(This Week's Films: page 9)


Director: Henry Hathaway
Dunnigan: Paul Douglas
Robert Cosick: Richard Basehart
Virginia: Barbara Bel Geddes
Ruth: Debra Paget
Mrs Cosick: Agnes Moorehead
Mr Cosick: Robert Keith
Lt Moksar: Howard Da Silva
Danny: Jeffrey Hunter
Dr Strauss: Martin Gabel
Mrs Fuller: Grace Kelly

: Closedown

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