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: The Saturday Musical: Mother Wore Tights

Starring Betty Grable, Dan Dailey

By skill and good fortune Myrtle McKinley gets into the front row of the chorus in vaudeville and soon becomes the partner, and then the wife, of the star of the show, Frank Burt. From then on it is a success story - until their children become ashamed of their parents' background.


Producer: Lamar Trotti
Director: Walter Lang
Myrtle McKinley Burt: Betty Grable
Frank Burt: Dan Dailey
Iris Burt: Mona Freeman
Mikie Burt: Connie Marshall
Bessie: Vanessa Brown
Bob Clarkman: Robert Arthur
Grandmother McKinley: Sara Allgood
Mr Schneider: William Frawley
Miss Ridgeway: Ruth Nelson
Alice Flemmerhammer: Anabel Shaw
Roy Bivins: Michael Dunne
Grandfather McKinley: George Cleveland
Rosemary Olcott: Veda Ann Borg

: Private Lives: The Wandering Albatross

Filmed during three years in the sub-Antarctic and Australia.
(from Bristol: first shown on BBC1)


Narrator: Duncan Carse
Director/Filmed by: Lancelot Tickel
Producer: Jeffery Boswall

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: Westminster

David Holmes on the political scene.


Presenter: David Holmes
Editor: Michael Broadbent

: Rugby Special: The 79th Calcutta Cup: Scotland v England

Introduced by Ciiff Morgan
This historic fixture with Scotland - one of this year's most improved teams - gives England the final opportunity for a victory this season in the Championship.

(The men behind the men behind the ball: page 13)


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

: Up Country

The last of six country music programmes with George Hamilton IV introducing this week's guests The Jonny Young Four, The Ambers, The Hillsiders, Brian Brocklehurst and a special return of Nashville's Tompall and the Glaser Brothers.
Recorded at the Elizabethan Barn, Kent.


Presenter/Singer: George Hamilton IV
Musicians: The Jonny Young Four
Musicians: The Ambers
Musicians: The Hillsiders
Musician: Brian Brocklehurst
Musicians: Tompall and the Glaser Brothers
Director: Don Sayer
Producer: Douglas Hespe

: Tolstoy: From Riches to Rags

The story of Count Leo Tolstoy's eventful and tragic life - a dramatic journey from the full sensuality of youth to a position of extreme asceticism.
The programme looks not only at Tolstoy the great writer of War and Peace and Anna Karenina, but also at Tolstoy the soldier and gambler; at Tolstoy the educationist, who started a school for the children of his serfs; at Tolstoy the pacifist, shoemaker, devoted husband, domestic tyrant; and at Tolstoy an Enemy of the State, who finished his life as the Conscience of the World.
Locations include old St Petersburg, Moscow, Kiev, the Caucasus and Yasnaya Polyana, Tolstoy's home and estate in the heart of the Russian countryside. The film also contains some unique archive film of his last years.
Written by Theodore Roszak and Jonathan Stedall
Interviews with Malcolm Muggeridge and Theodore Roszak
('What I have written...': page 10)


Writer/Interviewee: Theodore Roszak
Writer/Producer: Jonathan Stedall
Interviewee: Malcolm Muggeridge
Narrator: Richard Hurndall
Film Editor: Jonathan Gill

: Robert Farnon

Robert Farnon conducts the London Philharmonic Orchestra, leader Rodney Friend, in a programme of his own compositions and arrangements.
Recorded at the Royal Albert Hall, London
(This Week's Sounds: page 10)


Conductor: Robert Farnon
Musicians: The London Philharmonic Orchestra
Orchestra Leader: Rodney Friend
Sound: Chris Holcombe
Lighting: Tommy Thomas
TV Presentation: Yvonne Littlewood

: The Craftsmen: Images in Glass

A second look at masters of their craft and the things they make.

"I would like to be left alone with a beautiful goblet and just really do anything I wanted to do. Some commissions are great - some would turn your hair blue. People want some mad things on glass." Colin Terris describes the work of a glass engraver.


Subject/Engraver: Colin Terris
Narrator: Frank Duncan
Producer: John Read

: Film Night: We Don't Do Bangs

A look at the work of Wally Veevers who has specialised in the 'trick' photography field of film special effects for over 30 years, including scenes from The Shape of Things to Come, 2001, Diamonds are Forever.
Philip Jenkinson shows clips of vintage cartoon propaganda films.


Presenter: Philip Jenkinson
Director: Tony Tyley
Editor: Rowan Ayers

: Midnight Movie: No Way Out

Starring Richard Widmark, Sidney Poitier, Stephen McNally, Linda Darnell.

A young black doctor, accused of murdering a man under his charge, pleads guilty to try to establish his innocence.
One of the best Hollywood films on the subject of racial intolerance, No Way Out pits Richard Widmark against Sidney Poitier.


Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Producer: Darryl F. Zanuck
Ray Biddle: Richard Widmark
Edie: Linda Darnell
Dr Wharton: Stephen McNally
Dr Luther Brooks: Sidney Poitier
Cora: Mildred Joanne Smith
George Biddle: Harry Bellaver
Dr Moreland: Stanley Ridges
Lefty: Dots Johnson
Gladys: Amanda Randolph
Mathew Tompkins: Bill Walker

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