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: Saturday Musical: You Can't Have Everything

Starring Alice Faye, The Ritz Brothers, Don Ameche with Charles Winniger, Louise Hovick, Rubinoff, Tony Martin, Louis Prima and his Band.

A girl with literary ambitions achieves success in musical comedy through a happy-go-lucky romance with the author of the show.

(This Week's Films: page 9)


Director: Norman Taurog
Judith Poe Wells: Alice Faye
Themselves: The Ritz Brothers
George Macrae: Don Ameche
Sam Gordon: Charles Winniger
Lulu Riley: Louise Hovick
Himself: Rubinoff
Bobby Walker: Tony Martin
Bevens: Arthur Treacher
Evelyn Moore: Phyllis Brooks
Speciality: Tip, Tap And Toe
Musicians: Louis Prima and his Band

: Private Lives: The Siamese Fighting Fish

Its territorial combats and erotic love-play fascinate the scientists. Commentary by Clifford Dyment.

(from Bristol: first shown on BBC1)


Narrator: Clifford Dyment
Filmed by: Ronald Eastman
Producer: Jeffery Boswall

: Everybody's Revolution: The Car, the Plane and Us

A second chance to see this comprehensive documentary film on the explosive growth of road and air transport in Britain since the second world war.
In the past 25 years the traffic on our roads has grown by five times and the number of passengers passing through our airports has multiplied by 50. When a future historian comes to write the history of life in Britain during the second half of the 20th century he will find that those two familiar vehicles, the car and the aeroplane, have had a more radical influence on our lives than any other of the innovations which we call progress. This programme is a sort of television notebook to help him, while most of the visual evidence is still around.
Introduced by Hugh Scully


Presenter: Hugh Scully
Reporter: David Fairhall
Reporter: Godfrey Hodgson
Producer: Peter Robinson

: Television Doctor: Heart Attack

One of medicine's biggest problems and at present the number one killer in the Western world.


Director: Graham Massey
Producer: Peter Bruce

: 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

: Rugby Special: Wales v France

Introduced by Cliff Morgan.
A victory by nine points to five over France a year ago in Paris clinched the Five Nations Championship Title and the "Grand Slam" for Wales. With the encouragement of their recent resounding victory over England, France come to Cardiff to beat Wales at their own game: possession up front, good handling, and running from the backs.
The capacity crowd at the National Rugby Stadium know they will see a hard, adventurous, spirited match with the exciting balance of individual flair and great team-work.



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

: Sounds for Saturday: Buddy Rich and his Orchestra

A weekly series of concert performances by some of the best entertainers in a wide spectrum of today's musical taste.

This week: Buddy Rich and his Orchestra
With one of his youngest bands ever, drummer Buddy Rich is at his most dynamic and exciting; and at his most dramatic in the solo of Time Being Sweet.

(Buddy Rich appears by arrangement with Harold Davison)
(This Week's Sounds: page 11)


Musicians: Buddy Rich and his Orchestra
Title music: Yes
Graphics: Bob Blagden
Sound: Hugh Barker
Lighting: Ritchie Richardson
Designer: Lesley Joan Bremness
Producer: Stanley Dorfman

: The Craftsmen: Casting in Bronze

A second look at masters of their craft and the things they make.
Behind the sculptor are the men who duplicate his work in the foundry. At this bronze foundry they cast the work of many of Britain's most distinguished sculptors.


Narrator: Hugh David
Producer: John Read
Director: David Cheshire

: Chronicle: The Other Contest

Introduced by Magnus Magnusson. The people in tonight's contest are making a permanent contribution to the world we live in - unpaid and in their spare time.
One day the work of the country's Industrial Archaeologists in recording or preserving the best of the Industrial Revolution must be recognised; meanwhile Chronicle is making its third Annual Award to one of the six finalists in this year's contest for Industrial Archaeology Groups.
They are from Sticklepath, Devon; South Wiltshire; Ryhope, Co Durham; Welsh School of Architecture, Cardiff; Derbyshire; Colne Valley, Yorkshire.
They have come to the studio to watch films of their work and face the questions of the judges Kenneth Hudson, Neil Cossons and Ken Hawley.
The award will be presented by David Attenborough, the BBC's Director of Television Programmes.


Presenter: Magnus Magnusson
Judge: Kenneth Hudson
Judge: Neil Cossons
Judge: Ken Hawley.
Award Presenter: David Attenborough
Producer: David Collison
Executive Producer: Paul Johnstone

: Sunset Song: Part 1: The Unfurrowed Field

by Lewis Grassic Gibbon
Dramatised in six parts by Bill Craig
Starring Andrew Keir as John Guthrie
with Edith Macarthur as Jean, his wife and Vivien Heilbron as Chris

'But for all my reading and schooling two Chris Guthries there were that fought for my heart and tormented me.'

BBC Scotland


Author: Lewis Grassic Gibbon
Dramatised by: Bill Craig
Designer: David McKenzie
Producer: Pharlc MacLaren
Director: Moira Armstrong
Chris Guthrie: Vivien Heilbron
Jean Guthrie: Edith MacArthur
Will Guthrie: Paul Young
John Guthrie: Andrew Keir
Doctor: Gerard Slevin
Woman in car: Lennox Milne
Chae Strachan: Victor Carin
Munro of Cuddiestoun: John Grieve
Mrs. Munro: Mary Riggans
Kirsty Strachan: Anne Kristen
Long Rob Duncan: Derek Anders
Mrs. Mutch: Joan Fitzpatrick
Alec Mutch: Alex McAvoy
Mrs. Gordon: Marjorie Dalziel
Rev. Colquhoun: David Steuart
Rev. Gibbon: Charles Kearney

: Film Night

Sheridan Morley talks to horror star Christopher Lee and gives details of an experiment in All-Night Horror programmes in cinemas.

Philip Jenkinson looks at the career of actor/director Erich Von Stroheim whose latest biography has just been published.


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

: Midnight Movie: Song of Scheherazade

Starring Yvonne De Carlo, Brian Donlevy, Jean Pierre Aumont
In 1865, on board the Russian Naval training ship Almaz becalmed in a Moroccan port, is the young cadet Rimsky-Korsakov. In an Arab cafe he meets the beautiful Cara who inspires him to write Scheherazade, his greatest work.

(This Week's Films: page 9)


Director: Walter Reisch
Cara: Yvonne de Carlo
Captain: Brian Donlevy
Rimsky-Korsakov: Jean Pierre Aumont
Madame de Talavera: Eve Arden
Prince Mischetsky: Philip Reed
Dr Klin: Charles Kullman
Lorenzo: John Qualen

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