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: The Saturday Musical: High Time

Starring Bing Crosby, Fabian, Tuesday Weld, Nicole Maurey

A self-made millionaire, with a grown-up family, decides to enrol for a college degree.
(This Week's Films: page 9; This Week's Sounds: page 11)


Director: Blake Edwards
Harvey Howard: Bing Crosby
Gil Cuneo: Fabian
Joy Elder: Tuesday Weld
Helene Gauthier: Nicole Maurey
Bennerman: Richard Beymer
T.J. Padmanabhan: Patrick Adiarte
Randy Pruitt: Yvonne Craig
Higgson: Jimmy Boyd
Thayer: Gavin MacLeod

: Look: A Hare's Life

Introduced by Peter Scott
People sometimes see distant hares on weekend trips into the country. What sort of lives do these animals lead throughout the year, and what is behind the mad behaviour which occurs each spring?


Presenter: Peter Scott
Filmed by: Eric Ashby
Filmed by: Jim Saunders
Producer: Christopher Parsons

: Television Doctor: Aids for the Disabled


Director: Alan Hayling
Producer: Peter Bruce

: Man Alive: Gale is Dead

Another chance to see this award-winning film
The story of an attractive, intelligent girl, who died a drug addict aged 19.


Reporter: Harold Williamson
Director: Jenny Barraclough
Editor: Desmond Wilcox
Editor: Bill Morton

: Westminster

David Holmes on the political scene


Presenter: David Holmes
Editor: Michael Broadbent

: Look, Stranger: A River Reborn

For over 100 years the River Avon from Evesham to Stratford has lain silted up and derelict. David Hutchings of the Upper Avon Navigation Trust is bringing it back to life. Soon a new leisure waterway will be open.
(from Birmingham)


Subject: David Hutchings
Executive Producer: Bridget Winter
Producer: Derek Smith

: The Seven Locks of Prague

The most prized treasure of the Czech people is the crown, sceptre and orb of King Wenceslas. Made of gold, set with huge numbers of rubies, emeralds, pearls and sapphires, the treasure lies in Prague, protected by an armoured door with seven different locks and a papal bull of AD 1346 which calls down the wrath of God on any man who dared to remove it. Both Hitler and Heydrich, the Nazi Protector of Czechoslovakia, were tempted by it. But sometimes, as the Czechs say, the wrath of God mingles with the justice of man.
A film by Jean-Jacques Sirkis


Narrator: Frank Duncan
Director: Jean-Jacques Sirkis
Script: Henry Lincole
Presented by: Paul Johnstone

: Sounds for Saturday: Elton John

A weekly series of concert performances
This week: Elton John in a programme largely based on his album Madman Across the Water
Drums Nigel Olsson, Guitar Dee Murray
(This Week's Sounds: page 11)


Singer/Pianist: Elton John
Drummer: Nigel Olsson
Guitarist: Dee Murray
Designer: Lesley Joan Bremness
Producer: Stanley Dorfman

: Sunset Song: 6: The Song

by Lewis Grassic Gibbon
Dramatised in six parts by Bill Craig
[Starring] James Grant as Ewan Tavendale, Victor Carin as Chae Strachan and Vivien Heilbron as Chris

'Everything I had ever loved and desired went out to the madness beyond the hills on that ill road that flung its evil white ribbon down into the dusk.'
BBC Scotland


Author: Lewis Grassic Gibbon
Dramatised by: Bill Craig
Title Music: Thomas Wilson
Incidental Music: Herbert Chappell
Designer: David McKenzie
Producer: Pharic MacLaren
Director: Moira Armstrong
Chris: Vivien Heilbron
Will Guthrie: Paul Young
John Brigson: David Mowat
Munro of Cuddiestoun: John Grieve
Mrs Munro: Mary Riggans
Long Rob Duncan: Derek Anders
Ewan: James Grant
Kirsty Strachan: Anne Kristen
Mrs Mutch: Joan Fitzpatrick
Chae Strachan: Victor Carin
Gordon of Upperhill: Bill Gavin
Mr Mutch: Alex McAvoy
Rev Colquhoun: Anthony Valentine

: Pets and Vets: Donkeys

The first programme in a new series introduced by David Blackmore
More people in Britain are keeping donkeys than ever before. This programme looks at some of the pleasures and the problems of having a donkey as a pet.

('It's terrible to see people who treat animals as little humans': see page 11)


Presenter: David Blackmore
Director: Alan Hayling
Producer: Peter Bruce

: Rugby Special: The Rugby Football Union Knockout Cup Final

Gloucester RFC, the favourites, did not know until a week ago whether their opponents in the Final of this tournament would be Moseley or Wilmslow.
An international atmosphere is expected at Twickenham where the victors will emerge as the first-ever Knockout Cup champions.



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

: Film Night

Sheridan Morley reviews and previews new films; Gavin Millar looks at the films of Francois Truffaut; Philip Jenkinson buckles his swash.


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

: Midnight Movie: Desk Set

Starring Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn
with Gig Young, Joan Blondell

Two unusual adversaries, love and automation, meet head-on when a broadcasting station installs an electronic brain to replace its reference department.
(This Week's Films: page 9)


Director: Walter Lang
Richard: Spencer Tracy
Bunny: Katharine Hepburn
Mike Cutler: Gig Young
Peg Costello: Joan Blondell
Sylvia: Dina Merrill

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