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: Closedown

: The Saturday Musical: The Great American Broadcast

Starring Alice Faye, Jack Oakie, John Payne, Cesar Romero
with The Four Ink Spots, Nicholas Brothers, Wiere Brothers

The pioneering days of broadcasting in America and in particular the story of three people who are confident of the future of the medium.

(This Week's Films: page 10)


Director: Archie Mayo
Vicki Adams: Alice Faye
Chuck Hadley: Jack Oakie
Rix Martin: John Payne
Bruce Chadwick: Cesar Romero
Secretary: Mary Beth Hughes
Singer: James Newill
Madame Rinaldi: Eula Morgan
Foreman: William Pawley
Justice of the Peace: Lucien Littlefield
Specialities: The Four Ink Spots
Specialities: Nicholas Brothers
Specialities: Wiere Brothers

: Private Lives: The Great Crested Grebe

Now new threats hang over the most elegant bird in Britain.
(from Bristol: first shown on BBC1)


Narrator: Anthony Smith
Filmed by: Ronald Eastman
Producer: Suzanne Gibbs
Producer: Jeffery Boswall

: Closedown

: Westminster

David Holmes reviews the political scene.


Presenter: David Holmes
Editor: Michael Broadbent

: News and Sport

and Weather

: Rugby Special: Neath v Pontypool

Cliff Morgan describes the action at the Gnoll Rugby Ground, Neath.


Commentator: Cliff Morgan
Television Presentation: Dewi Griffiths
Series Producer: Alan Mouncer

: Up Country

George Hamilton IV introduces Country Music Makers:
Lee Conway, Sue Fisher, The Hillsiders and Brian Brocklehurst with tonight's star guest from North Carolina John D. Loudermilk.
(This Week's Sounds: page 14)


Singer: George Hamilton IV
Singer: Lee Conway
Singer: Sue Fisher
Singers: The Hillsiders
Bassist: Brian Brocklehurst
Singer: John D. Loudermilk
Director: Don Sayer
Producer: Douglas Hespe

: An Empire in Art

A film about Sotheby's of London.
Commentary by Edwin Mullins
It's not like a museum - it's more like a junk shop -the most marvellous junk shop in the world. Yet the discreet 18th-century premises in Bond Street are the centre of a remarkable business empire which has spread all over the world.
Sotheby's business is the past, not all Renoirs and Leonardos either, but all manner of wonderful and horrible clutter and artifacts and forgotten things. Not all of it is art, or even beautiful. But it all has in common that it has exhausted its use. All of it is old, and all of it has a price, and it's Sotheby's ultimate task to ensure that it gets the best price.
(Where an amorous wink is really a bid for a Victorian tallboy: page 13)


Narrator: Edwin Mullins
Sound Recordist: Eddie Dougall
Film Cameraman: Brian Tufano
Film Editor: David Gladwell
Producer: Christopher Martin

: In Praise of Watercolour: 5: Going Places - Seeing Things

'The insular British have been the most persistent race of travellers. The type of descriptive documentary drawing which they applied so carefully to their own landscape was taken into all the continents of the world by professional and amateur artists alike - to every place where a European had built a fort or a mansion or pitched a tent.'

In this film Basil Taylor follows the trail of the English artists who were sightseers and travellers long before the package tour.


Writer/Narrator: Basil Taylor
Producer: John Read

: Man of Straw: 5: A Suitable Match

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

Lauer has been jailed for six months. As a result of the part he played in the trial, Diederich received large orders for paper and ordered an expensive new machine.


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

: News on 2

and Weather

: Film Night

Sheridan Morley shows scenes from this year's Academy Award nominations and invites viewers to vote for their favourites.
Philip Jenkinson shows scenes from vintage Oscar-winning films and performances.


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

: Midnight Movie: The Wayward Bus

Starring Joan Collins, Dan Dailey, Jayne Mansfield, Rick Jason

A strange assortment of passengers board a battered old bus for the 60-mile trip to San Juan in California and embark on a stormy journey which is destined to change their lives.
(This Week's Films: page 10)


Based on the novel by: John Steinbeck
Director: Victor Vicas
Alice: Joan Collins
Camille: Jayne Mansfield
Ernest Horton: Dan Dailey
Johnny Chicoy: Rick Jason
Norma: Betty Lou Keim
Mildred Pritchard: Dolores Michaels
Pritchard: Larry Keating
Morse: Robert Bray
Mrs Pritchard: Kathryn Givney
Pimples: Dee Pollock
Van Brunt: Will Wright

: Closedown

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