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: Saturday Musical: With a Song in My Heart

With Rory Calhoun, David Wayne, Thelma Ritter.
The drama, romance and heroism in the life of singing star Jane Froman.
(This Week's Films: page 9)


Director: Walter Lang
Jane Froman: Susan Hayward
John Burn: Rory Calhoun
Don Ross: David Wayne
Clancy: Thelma Ritter
GI Paratrooper: Robert Wagner
Jennifer March: Helen Westcott

: Private Lives: The Large White Butterfly

A wildlife film series.

Filmed in incredible close-up, its life-cycle is revealed in graphic detail.


Narrator: Michael Aspel
Filmed by: Gerald Thompson
Filmed by: Eric Skinner
Producer: Jeffery Boswall

: 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

and Weather

: Rugby Special: The International Championship Season 1971/2

featuring today: Ireland v Scotland, France v England.

Ireland, with four points, have their sights firmly on the Triple Crown and Grand Slam, while England and France seek their elusive first victory.



Commentator (In Dublin): Bill McLaren
Commentator (In Paris): Cliff Morgan
Series Producer: Alan Mouncer

: Up Country

From the Elizabethan Barn in Kent.
George Hamilton IV introduces tonight's Stars of Nashville:
Tompall and the Glaser Brothers
Other Country Music Makers:
From Liverpool - The Hillsiders
From London - Pete and Jean
From Canada - The Mercey Brothers


Singer: George Hamilton IV
Musicians: Tompall and the Glaser Brothers
Singers: The Hillsiders
Singers: Pete and Jean
Singers: The Mercey Brothers
Bassist: Brian Brocklehurst
Director: Don Sayer
Producer: Douglas Hespe

: Chronicle: Finders, Keepers and Con-men?

Bulldozers ripping their way through rural Somerset for the M5 revealed evidence which some people think has shattered accepted theories about Stonehenge.

For nearly 50 years archaeologists have believed that armies of men dragged the 'Blue-stones' to Stonehenge from the Prescelly Mountains of Pembrokeshire 150 miles away. They held that all this happened 4,000 years ago; but now a London geologist says their dates are possibly half a million years out.

Magnus Magnusson puts this theory to some of Britain's leading archaeologists. One of them, Dr Glyn Daniel, has his own view about the authenticity of a megalithic site in America which has claims to be as old as Stonehenge.

A dig at Swanscombe in Kent has lifted a rhinoceros skull from mud near the Thames; and at Carcassonne in southern France workers have found a Frenchman 200,000 years old.


Presenter: Magnus Magnusson
Expert: Dr Glyn Daniel
Director: Roy Davies
Producer: Paul Johnstone

: In Praise of Watercolour: 4: Points of View

"Watercolour painters were very much involved in the discovery of the English landscape. The pleasure of scenery in all its varieties of form has had to be discovered and justified - the countryside had to be promoted and explained."

In this film Basil Taylor shows how English poets and painters turned their eyes to the beauties of nature within their own island.


Writer/Narrator: Basil Taylor
Producer: John Read

: Man of Straw: 4: Imperial Justice

by Heinrich Mann
Dramatised by Robert Muller
Starring Derek Jacobi.

Diederich and Jadassohn joined forces against the liberal factions in Netzig.
(Shown last Sunday. Part 5: tomorrow)


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

: Film Night

Introduced by Sheridan Morley.

Charlton Heston at a dubbing session of his first feature film as both director and star, "Antony and Cleopatra", which has its world premiere in London next month.

Philip Jenkinson looks at early attempts at realistic outdoor adventure filming and the equipment they used.


Presenter: Sheridan Morley
Subject: Charlton Heston
Presenter: Philip Jenkinson
Producer: Barry Brown
Editor: Rowan Ayers

: Midnight Movie: Don't Bother to Knock

Starring Richard Widmark, Marilyn Monroe
with Anne Bancroft

Nell, recently discharged from a mental hospital, accepts a baby-sitting job in a New York hotel. During the course of the evening she loses control and suffers from the most violent fantasies.
Marilyn Monroe's cliff-hanging performance as Nell won her a prescient listing as one of the Motion Picture Herald's Stars for Tomorrow - a prophecy that was immediately fulfilled with "Niagara", "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" and "How to Marry a Millionaire".
(This Week's Films: page 9)


Director: Roy Baker
Jed Towers: Richard Widmark
Nell: Marilyn Monroe
Lyn Leslie: Anne Bancroft
Bunny: Donna Corcoran
Rochelle: Jeanne Cagney
Mrs Ruth Jones: Lurene Tuttle
Eddie: Elisha Cook Jr
Peter Jones: Jim Backus
Mrs Ballew: Verna Felton
Bartender: Willis B. Bouchey
Mr Ballew: Don Beddoe

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