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: Saturday Cinema: Smiley

Starring Colin Petersen, Ralph Richardson, John McCallum, 'Chips' Rafferty

The wild open spaces of the Australian bush are the setting for this story of adventurous young Smiley Greevins who dreams of owning a bicycle.
(This Week's Films: page 9)


Screenplay: Moore Raymond
Screenplay/Produced and directed by: Anthony Kimmins
Smiley: Colin Petersen
Rev Lambeth: Ralph Richardson
Rankin: John McCallum
Sgt Flaxman: 'Chips' Rafferty
Miss Workman: Jocelyn Hernfield
Joey: Bruce Archer
'Ma' Greevins: Margaret Christensen
'Pa' Greevins: Reg Lye
Mr Stevens: Charles Tingwell
Mrs Stevens: Marion Johns

: Touch

The sights and sounds of a great seaport.

: Look: Ponies of the New Forest

Once there were wild horses in Britain. Now they are domesticated, but herds of native ponies still spend most of the year behaving just like their ancestors.


Photography: Eric Ashby
Producer: Christopher Parsons

: Television Doctor: The First Year of Life


Director: Graham Massey
Producer: Peter Bruce

: Man Alive: How Does Your Garden Grow?

The departure of Covent Garden market will leave vacant many acres of London's most valuable commodity - space. What will be done with it? The planners have their answer: 'development.' But what about people who live there?

: Westminster

David Holmes on the political scene


Presenter: David Holmes
Editor: Michael Broadbent

: Conversations at Cranborne

Lord David Cecil, literary critic and biographer, discusses life, literature, some interesting friends and eccentric relations with an ex-pupil of his, from his years at Oxford, Patrick Garland.


Interviewee: Lord David Cecil
Interviewer: Patrick Garland
Producer: Tristram Powell

: Rugby Special: The Middlesex Sevens

Introduced by David Vine
Last year's finalists, London Welsh and Harlequins, are among the 16 teams seeking the 47th championship title.
Bill McLaren describes the best of the action.



Presenter: David Vine
Commentator: Bill McLaren
TV Presentation: Dewi Griffiths
Series Producer: Alan Mouncer

: The Philpott File: The Mighty Mississippi: 1: From Lakeland to the Gulf

A series of three film reports by Trevor Philpott on The Mighty Mississippi
The Mississippi shapes America. It runs down the centre of the country from the Canadian border to the Gulf of Mexico and drains the body of the nation from the Rocky Mountains to the Eastern seaboard. It has its own great cities - Minneapolis, St Louis, Memphis, New Orleans - and its own varieties of wilderness from the pine forests of Minnesota to the mangrove swamps of Louisiana.
But for all its size, power and history, the Mississippi is still largely undiscovered and misunderstood, even by Americans. It is still thought of in terms of river boats and cotton bales and sweating, singing Negroes. This 2,500-mile journey shows the river and its people as they are in the 1970s, a true voyage of discovery through the heartland of the United States.


Writer/Producer/Reporter: Trevor Philpott
Film Cameraman: John Hooper
Sound Recordist: Roger Turner
Film Editor: David Martin
Assistant Producer: Michael Maber

: Sounds for Saturday: The Harry James Orchestra

A weekly series of concert performances
This week: The Harry James Orchestra
Drums Sonny Payne
Saxophones Corky Corcoran, Roger Jannotta, Donald Mohr, Ernest Small, Dick Spencer
Trombones Gail Martin, Robert Payne, David Robbins
Trumpets Ramon Bellomo, Robert Hicks, John Madrid, Walter Pfyl
Piano Jack Perciful
Bass John Smith
Vocalist Rita Graham

(Harry James appears by arrangement with Harold Davison)


Drummer (The Harry James Orchestra): Sonny Payne
Saxophonist (The Harry James Orchestra): Corky Corcoran
Saxophonist (The Harry James Orchestra): Roger Jannotta
Saxophonist (The Harry James Orchestra): Donald Mohr
Saxophonist (The Harry James Orchestra): Ernest Small
Saxophonist (The Harry James Orchestra): Dick Spencer
Trombonist (The Harry James Orchestra): Gail Martin
Trombonist (The Harry James Orchestra): Robert Payne
Trombonist (The Harry James Orchestra): David Robbins
Trumpeter (The Harry James Orchestra): Ramon Bellomo
Trumpeter (The Harry James Orchestra): Robert Hicks
Trumpeter (The Harry James Orchestra): John Madrid
Trumpeter (The Harry James Orchestra): Walter Pfyl
Pianist (The Harry James Orchestra): Jack Perciful
Bassist (The Harry James Orchestra): John Smith
Vocalist (The Harry James Orchestra): Rita Graham
Conductor (The Harry James Orchestra): Harry James
Designer: Lesley Joan Bremness
Producer: Stanley Dorfman

: Pets and Vets

How do you decide whether to take home an orphaned, abandoned or injured wild animal? How do you care for it? Will it make a good pet if you decide to keep it? David Blackmore and naturalist Grahame Dangerfield discuss the pleasures and problems of rescuing British wild animals.



Presenter: David Blackmore
Presenter: Grahame Dangerfield
Director: John Bush
Producer: Peter Bruce

: The Golden Bowl: 1: The Prince

by Henry James
A second chance to see this dramatisation in six parts by Jack Pulman

Maggie Verver, a rich American, is to marry an impoverished Italian Prince. The subsequent events are studied in fascinating depth by Henry James in this the last of his full-length novels.


Author: Henry James
Dramatised by: Jack Pulman
Producer: Martin Lisemore
Director: James Cellan Jones

: Film Night

Sheridan Morley previews new films including The Ruling Class and The Hospital and talks to one of its stars, Diana Rigg.
Philip Jenkinson, in his vintage movie spot, looks at small-town America.


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

: Midnight Movie: Unfaithfully Yours

Starring Rex Harrison
and Linda Darnell, Rudy Vallee, Barbara Lawrence

Rex Harrison wields the conductor's baton in this famous black comedy about a musician who suspects his wife of being unfaithful. Inspiration for 'the perfect murder' comes to him during a concert, but when he puts theory into practice things go hilariously awry...
Written, produced and directed by Preston Sturges
(This Week's Films: page 9)


Writer/Producer/Director: Preston Sturges
Sir Alfred de Carter: Rex Harrison
Daphne de Carter: Linda Darnell
Barbara: Barbara Lawrence
August Henschler: Rudy Vallee
Anthony: Kurt Kreuger
Hugo: Lionel Stander
Sweeney: Edgar Kennedy

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