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: The Saturday Musical: Carousel

Starring Gordon MacRae, Shirley Jones

'If I loved you', 'Mister Snow', 'June is bustin' out all over', ' You'll never walk alone': some of the songs featured in the famous Rodgers and Hammerstein show.

(This Week's Films: page 9)


Director: Henry King
Billy: Gordon MacRae
Julie: Shirley Jones
Jigger: Cameron Mitchell
Carrie: Barbara Ruick
Cousin Nettie: Claramae Turner
Mr Snow: Robert Rounseville
Starkeeper: Gene Lockhart

: Private Lives: The Kingfisher

This award-winning film depicts a year in the life of a pair of kingfishers on the Hampshire Test. The filming of the birds under water and inside their nest burrow is unique.

(from Bristol: first shown on BBC1)

(Book £1.75; see page 58)


Narrator: Peter Scott
Director/Camera: Ronald Eastman
Director/Camera: Rosemary Eastman
Writer/Producer: Jeffery Boswall

: Television Doctor: Infertility

Two specialists who run infertility clinics describe what can go wrong and what they can do to help.
Since this programme was first shown Mr and Mrs Paine, who talked about their lack of children, have had a baby boy.

(Next week: My feet are killing me)


Director: Graham Massey
Producer: Peter Bruce

: Up Country Special

From the Elizabethan Barn, Tunbridge Wells.

George Hamilton IV introduces a star line-up of guests: Buffy Sainte-Marie (USA), The Hillsiders (me), Wally Whyton (UK), The Mercey Brothers (Canada), The Numbers (USA), Lee Conway (Australia), John D. Loudermilk (USA).

Bass Brian Brocklehurst.

(A compilation of three programmes first transmitted during the power crisis)
(This Week's Sounds: page 10)


Presenter/Singer: George Hamilton IV
Singer: Buffy Sainte-Marie
Musicians: The Hillsiders
Singer: Wally Whyton
Musicians: The Mercey Brothers
Musicians: The Numbers
Singer: Lee Conway
Singer: John D. Loudermilk
Musician: Brian Brocklehurst
Director: Don Sayer
Producer: Douglas Hespe

: The Restless Earth

A surprising new account of the planet we inhabit and the programme most requested by viewers who missed part or all of it during the power cuts.
Written by Nigel Calder
Introduced by Magnus Magnusson
Narrated by John Gregson

The last few years have brought a revolution in our understanding of the Earth. For the first time Man can tell why earthquakes and volcanoes occur; how mountains and oceans are made.

The Earth's outer shell is broken in many places like a cracked eggshell. On the backs of the broken pieces called 'plates' the familiar continents and oceans ride as passengers. It is the jostling of these plates that causes earthquakes and makes mountains. All this restlessness has profoundly influenced the evolution of life as continents have merged and broken apart. Research in progress around the world is telling afresh the story of our planet in the light of this new knowledge.

(Nigel Calder's book Restless Earth is a BBC publication at £1.90: see page 58)


Writer: Nigel Calder
Presenter: Magnus Magnusson
Narrator: John Gregson
Music specially composed by: Georges Delerue
Assistant Producer: Colin Riach
Executive Producer: Philip Daly

: Rugby Special: Cardiff v Barbarians

For men of rugby it is said that the next best thing to getting capped for your country is being selected as a Barbarian. For a 'Baabaa' the important match to win is the one against Cardiff.
This traditional Easter meeting between these two world-famous clubs has never failed to provide an exhibition of adventurous, hard, yet skilful rugby. For an expected capacity crowd at the National Stadium, Cardiff Arms Park, both teams will be fielding several Internationals and Lions.


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

: Sounds for Saturday

A weekly series of concert performances by some of the best entertainers in a wide spectrum of today's musical taste.
This week: The Faces - Kenny Jones, Ronnie Lane, Ian Mclagan, Rod Stewart, Ron Wood - singing Paul McCartney's Maybe I'm Amazed, Phil Everly's When Will I be Loved and Stewart and Wood's Miss Judy's Farm.
(Easter Holiday People: page 5)


Musician: Kenny Jones
Musician: Ronnie Lane
Musician: Ian McLagan
Musician: Rod Stewart
Musician: Ron Wood
Title Music: Yes
Graphics: Bob Blagden
Sound: Hugh Barker
Lighting: Bill Millar
Designer: Lesley Joan Bremness
Producer: Stanley Dorfman

: The Craftsmen: Dan Arbeid - Potter

A second look at masters of their craft and the things they make.
Not all pottery is made on a wheel. In this film the crafts-man explains his work step by step.


Potter: Dan Arbeid
Producer: John Read
Director: Michael Dibb

: Nirad Chaudhuri: Adventures of a Brown Man - In Search of Civilisation

Though he has always been a writer, Nirad Chaudhuri's first book was not published until he was over 50. Since then his highly personal views on both India and Great Britain have won him literary awards and an international reputation. Now in his 70s, Chaudhuri is regarded by his fellow countrymen as something between a prophet and a court jester.
This portrait was filmed in London and Oxford during a recent visit from his home in Delhi.


Subject: Nirad Chaudhuri
Narrator: Barry Foster
Film Cameraman: Walter Lassally
Writer/Director: James Ivory

: Sunset Song: Part 2: Ploughing

by Lewis Grassic Gibbon
Dramatised in six parts by Bill Craig
Starring Andrew Keir as John Guthrie, Roddy McMillan as Uncle Tam, James Grant as Ewan Tavendale and Vivien Heilbron as Chris

'You knew you'll never be the same again, but the world went on and you went with it. So you folded up your dreams and laid them away with the dark, quiet corpse that was your childhood.'
BBC Scotland


Author: Lewis Grassic Gibbon
Dramatised by: Bill Craig
Designer: David McKenzie
Producer: Pharic MacLaren
Director: Moira Armstrong
Chris Guthrie: Vivien Heilbron
Mrs Munro: Mary Riggans
John Guthrie: Andrew Keir
Will Guthrie: Paul Young
Uncle Tam: Roddy McMillan
Aunt Janet: Jean Faulds
Tinker: Bill Henderson
Ewan Tavendale: James Grant
Chae Strachan: Victor Carin
Kirsty Strachan: Anne Kristen
Long Rob Duncan: Derek Anders
Mollie Douglas: Mary MacLaren
Galt: Jameson Clark
Alec Mutch: Alex McAvoy
Mrs Mutch: Joan Fitzpatrick
Rev Gibbon: Charles Kearney
Porter: Willy Joss
Munro of Cuddiestoun: John Grieve

: Midnight Movie: Inferno

Starring Robert Ryan, Rhonda Fleming, William Lundigan.
A wounded millionaire, abandoned in the scorching Mojave desert by his wife and her lover, is determined to prove that an easy life has not sapped his will to survive.
Robert Ryan gives a virtuoso performance in this tense drama about a man's lonely life-and-death struggle with the elements.
(' Glamour was never a thing I sold '; and This Week's Films': page 9)


Writer: Francis Cockrell
Director: Roy Baker
Producer: William Bloom
Donald Carson: Robert Ryan
Geraldine Carson: Rhonda Fleming
Joseph Duncan: William Lundigan
Emery: Larry Keating
Sam Elby: Henry Hull
Lt Mike Platt: Carl Betz
Sheriff: Robert Burton
Mason: Everett Glass

: Closedown

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