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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)

Contributors

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.

: Tutankhamun's Egypt

Death and Burial

: Look

Ponies of the New Forest
Once there were wild horses in Britain. Now they are domesticated, but herd* of native ponies still spend most of the year behaving just like their ancestors.
Photographed by ERIC ASHBY
Producer CHRISTOPHER PARSONS

Contributors

Producer: Christopher Parsons

: Television Doctor: The First Year of Life

Contributors

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

Contributors

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.
Producer TRISTRAM POWELL

Contributors

Unknown: Lord David Cecil
Unknown: 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.

(Colour)

Contributors

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.
Film cameraman JOHN HOOPER Sound recordist ROGER TURNER Film editor DAVID MARTIN Assistant producer MICHAEL MABER
Written and produced by TREVOR PHILPOTT

Contributors

Unknown: Trevor Philpott
Unknown: John Hooper
Unknown: Roger Turner
Editor: David Martin
Producer: Michael Maber
Produced By: Trevor Philpott

: Sounds for Saturday

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
Designer LESLEY JOAN BREMNESS Producer STANLEY DORFMAN
(Harry James appears by arrangement with Harold Davison )

Contributors

Unknown: Sonny Payne
Unknown: Saxophones Corky Corcoran
Unknown: Roger Jannotta
Unknown: Donald Mohr
Unknown: Dick Spencer
Unknown: Trombones Gail Martin
Unknown: Robert Payne
Unknown: David Robbins
Unknown: Trumpets Ramon Bellomo
Unknown: Robert Hicks
Unknown: John Madrid
Unknown: Walter Pfyl
Piano: Jack Perciful
Bass: John Smith
Unknown: Vocalist Rita Graham
Designer: Lesley Joan
Producer: Stanley Dorfman
Unknown: Harry James
Arrangement With: Harold Davison

: 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.
Director JOHN BUSH
Producer PETER BRUCE

Contributors

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

: The Golden Bowl

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. 1: The Prince
Producer MARTIN LISEMORE
Director JAMES CELLAN JONES

Contributors

Unknown: Henry James
Unknown: Jack Pulman
Unknown: Maggie Verver
Unknown: Henry James
Producer: Martin Lisemore
Director: James Cellan

: 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.

Contributors

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)

Contributors

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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