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: Saturday Cinema: How to be Very, Very Popular

starring Betty Grable
Sheree North , Bob Cummings with Charles Coburn , Tommy Noonan Two burlesque dancers seek refuge from a would-be murderer on a college campus.
Produced and directed by NUNNALLY JOHNSON


Unknown: Betty Grable
Unknown: Sheree North
Unknown: Bob Cummings
Unknown: Charles Coburn
Unknown: Tommy Noonan
Directed By: Nunnally Johnson
Stormy: Betty Grable
Curly: Sheree North
Wedgewood: Bob Cummings
Tweed: Charles Coburn
Eddie: Tommy Noonan
Toby: Orson Bean

: The Wedding

A Russian film without dialogue about a young man's attempts to win the affection of the girl of his dreams.
Written and directed by MIKHAIL KOBAKHIDZE


Directed By: Mikhail Kobakhidze
Young man: Gogi Kautaradze
Girl: Nana Kautaradze

: Look

At Home with Foxes
As a result of years of patient study ERIC ASHBY has succeeded in obtaining a remarkable film of how wild foxes really live in the New Forest.
Commentary by TONY SOPER


Commentary By: Tony Soper
Producer: Christopher Parsons

: Television Doctor

How medical and social services combine to help old people keep their health and independence.


Director: Graham Massey
Producer: Peter Bruce

: Man Alive

Shoot-out at Rio Lobo
American reporter GEORGE PLIMPTON believes in getting involved in his subject, even to the extent of a Western duel with the daddy of all cowboys - John Wayne.


Unknown: Rio Lobo American
Reporter: George Plimp
Unknown: John Wayne.

: Westminster

David Holmes on the political scene


Presenter: David Holmes
Editor: Michael Broadbent

: Chronicle

The Steam and Iron Contest
Introduced by Magnus Magnusson The finals of Chronicle's third annual award to industrial archaeologists who are working to protect and preserve the best of the Industrial Revolution.
Executive producer PAUL JOHNSTONE ‡


Introduced By: Magnus Magnusson
Producer: David Collison

: International Lawn Tennis

Rothmans Hard Court
Championships of Great Britain featuring The Men's Final
. David Vine introduces highlights of today's match and reports the news and results of this E15,000 tournament.
Television presentation by FRED VINER


Introduces: David Vine
Unknown: Dan Maskell
Presentation By: Fred Viner

: The Philpott File

A series of three film reports by Trevor Philpott on The Mighty Mississippi 2: The Workhorse and the Queen
This is the story of two boats that earn their keep on the brown waters of the Mississippi. One, the Delta Queen, is the last of the overnight steam-boats, inheritor of all the glamour and the legends, selling a few days' adventure and romance to the lucky few who can afford to pay the price.
The other is the America, biggest of all the towboats, with the power to push 40,000 tons of cargo against the current. It is manned by its own peculiar breed of men, tough and independent; men who are isolated for 30 days at a time on a moving island of steel.
Assistant producer MICHAEL MABER Written and produced by TREVOR PHILPOTT


Unknown: Trevor Philpott
Producer: Michael Maber
Produced By: Trevor Philpott

: 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:
Richie Havens


Designer: Lesley Joan
Producer: Stanley Dorfman

: Pets and Vets

What are the factors that decide whether your puppy becomes a good dog or a bad dog? What can you as an owner do to influence its development?


Director: Andrew Snell
Producer: Peter Bruce

: The Golden Bowl

A second chance to see this dramatisation in six parts by JACK PULMAN
Maggie and the Prince are now married and have a son. They are staying with Mr Verver at Fawns, his country house. 2: Mr Verver


Unknown: Henry James
Unknown: Jack Pulman
Unknown: Mr Verver
Unknown: Mr Verver

: Film Night

Introduced by Sheridan Morley

On location in Israel with the stars of "Jerusalem File": Nicol Williamson, Daria Halprin, Bruce Davison and director John Flynn.
Philip Jenkinson shows more vintage films requested by viewers.


Presenter: Sheridan Morley
Presenter: Philip Jenkinson
Subject: Nicol Williamson
Subject: Daria Halprin
Subject: Bruce Davison
Subject: John Flynn
Producer: Barry Brown
Editor: Rowan Ayers

: Midnight Movie: Phone Call from a Stranger

Starring Shelley Winters, Gary Merrill, Michael Rennie and Bette Davis
with Keenan Wynn, Evelyn Varden

Four strangers, each trying to escape from some part of their past, meet on board an ill-fated aircraft from which there is only one survivor.


Director: Jean Negulesco
Binky Gay: Shelley Winters
David Trask: Gary Merrill
Dr Fortness: Michael Rennie
Eddie Hoke: Keenan Wynn
Sally Carr: Evelyn Varden
Marty Nelson: Warren Stevens
Mrs Fortness: Beatrice Straight
Jerry Fortness: Ted Donaldson
Mike Carr: Craig Stevens
Jane Trask: Helen Westcott
Marie Hoke: Bette Davis

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