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: The Saturday Musical: On the Avenue

Starring Dick Powell, Madeleine Carroll, Alice Faye with The Ritz Brothers.

A satirical sketch in a Broadway revue leads to a madcap romance between the star of the show and America's richest heiress.
The last of three musicals featuring the songs of the great Irving Berlin - this week a classic 30s back-stage musical co-starring Dick Powell with the prototype of the cool blonde, Madeleine Carroll.
(This Week's Films: page 9)


Director: Roy Del Ruth
Gary Blake: Dick Powell
Mimi Caraway: Madeleine Carroll
Mona Merrick: Alice Faye
The Ritz Brothers: Themselves
Commodore Caraway: George Barbier
Frederick Sims: Alan Mowbray
Aunt Fritz: Cora Witherspoon
Jake Dibble: Walter Catlett
Eddie Eads: Douglas Fowley
Herman: Stepin Fetchit
Miss Katz: Joan Davis
Joe Cherry: Paul Gerrits
Herr Hanfstangel: Sig Rumann

: Play Away

An entertainment for children with Brian Cant, Lionel Morton, Miranda Connell, Carol Chell, Jonathan Cohen, Spike Heatley, Alan Rushton
People and places - music and tales. Games for indoors and out
(The last in the present series)


Presenter: Brian Cant
Presenter: Lionel Morton
Presenter: Miranda Connell
Presenter: Carol Chell
Musician: Jonathan Cohen
Musician: Spike Heatley
Musician: Alan Rushton
Designer: Kassy Baxter
Scriptwriter/Director: Ann Reay
Series Producer: Cynthia Felgate

: Closedown

: Westminster

Peter Hardiman Scott reviews the political scene.


Presenter: Peter Hardiman Scott
Editor: Michael Broadbent

: News and Sport

and Weather

: Rugby Special: The International Championship Season 1971/2: England v Ireland

Introduced by Cliff Morgan
The International Championship Season 1971/2 featuring today England v Ireland

Today's fixture at Twickenham presents another fascinating prospect as the jubilant Irishmen, fresh from their first victory in France for 20 years, are led yet again by the inspired captaincy of Tom Kiernan, who in this match achieves the amazing total of 50 caps.
Ireland take on the England XV who are still searching for the victory which will justify all their pre-match preparation.
The Irish need a victory to get themselves back on top of the championship with last week's winner, while the English will be fighting to get away from the bottom.


Presenter: Cliff Morgan
Commentator: Bill McLaren
Series Producer: Alan Mouncer

: Chronicle: The Lost Treasure of Jerusalem?

In 1891 an impoverished French priest, Berenger Sauniere, discovered four parchments containing a series of ciphered messages hidden beneath the altar of his church in the tiny village of Rennes-le-Chateau. These led him, apparently, to an incredible fortune. Had he found a great treasure? Did it even contain relics of the lost treasure of Solomon's Temple in Jerusalem?
Chronicle tells the story of the clues that he left behind him, and examines some of the attempts that have been made to follow them up.
Written by Henry Lincoln.
Narrated by Frank Duncan.


Writer: Henry Lincoln
Narrator: Frank Duncan
Director: Andrew Maxwell-Hyslop
Producer: Paul Johnstone

: Up Country

With George Hamilton IV.
In the first of a new series of outside broadcasts from the Elizabethan Barn, Tunbridge Wells, tonight's guest star is Nashville's Bill Anderson.
Other Country Music Makers: The Hillsiders, Little Ginny, The Tumbleweeds, Brian Brocklehurst


Singer: George Hamilton IV
Singer: Bill Anderson
Musicians: The Hillsiders
Singer: Little Ginny
Musicians: The Tumbleweeds
Singer: Brian Brocklehurst
Director: Don Sayer
Producer: Douglas Hespe

: In Praise of Watercolour: 2: Ways and Means

David Gentleman, the artist and designer, shows how the medium may be used today in ways similar to those of the traditional artists of this school.


Subject/Artist: David Gentleman
Writer/Narrator: Basil Taylor
Producer: John Read

: Man of Straw: Part 2: Young Love

By Heinrich Mann.
A second chance to see this dramatisation in six parts by Robert Muller
Starring Derek Jacobi.

Diederich failed to persuade Dr Heuteufel to declare him unfit for Army service. Accepting the inevitable, he left the New Teutonian Student Corps on a wave of enthusiasm for his Emperor.


Author: Heinrich Mann
Dramatised by: Robert Muller
Diederich Hessling: Derek Jacobi

: News on 2

and Weather

: Film Night

Sheridan Morley introduces scenes from the film version of Fortune and Men's Eyes, and Pasolini's latest film Decameron. This week's guest, Joan Collins, talks about her film career with excerpts from I Believe in You, The Virgin Queen, Rally Round the Flag Boys and Revenge.
Philip Jenkinson shows vintage clips requested by viewers.


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

: Midnight Movie: Captain Newman, MD

Starring Gregory Peck, Tony Curtis with Angie Dickinson, Eddie Albert, Bobby Darin
Bethel Leslie, James Gregory.
An army psychiatrist learns from an untrained medical orderly some distinctly unusual methods of treating psychiatric patients.
(This Week's Films page 9)


Director: David Miller
Captain Newman: Gregory Peck
Cpl Laibowitz: Tony Curtis
Lt Corum: Angie Dickinson
Cpl Tim Tompkins: Bobby Darin
Col Bliss: Eddie Albert
Cpl Lavoni: Larry Storch
Col Edgar Pyser: James Gregory
Mrs Cabot Winston: Bethel Leslie

: Closedown

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