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: Come Lasses and Lads

Every summer 700 boys and girls put down pens and pencils, pick up violins, cellos, recorders and song books and make their way to the Town Hall. This is the time of the Reading Schools' Music Festival when the music makers - none older than 11 - entertain music lovers of all ages.


Arranged and conducted by: Noel Hale
Producer: Tom Conway

: One-Day International Cricket: England v Australia

from Lord's
Coverage through to the completion of this second of three 55-over matches for the Prudential Trophy and total prize money of £4,000.
Introduced by Mike Carey



Commentator: Richie Benaud
Commentator: Jim Laker
Presenter: Mike Carey
Television Presentation: David Kenning
Television Presentation: Nick Hunter

: World Chess Championship

A report on the match between world champion Boris Spassky of Russia and challenger Bobby Fischer of the United States.


Chess player: Boris Spassky
Chess player: Bobby Fischer
Producer: Robert Toner

: News and Sport

and Weather

: All in a Day: 4: The Visit

The last in this series of films

What happens to a factory full of people when faced with a visit from The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh, and Princess Anne?


Producer: Mike Wooller
Director: Tim King

: Civilisation: 11: The Worship of Nature

A personal view by Kenneth Clark

'For almost a thousand years the chief creative force in western civilisation was Christianity. Then, in about the year 1730, it suddenly declined - in intellectual society practically disappeared. Of course it left a vacuum. People concocted a new belief - a belief in the divinity of nature.' Kenneth Clark' examination of this new force takes him to Tintern Abbey and the Lake District, to the Swiss Alps and the ideas of Rousseau - and to the landscapes of Turner and Constable.
Poems of Collins, Coleridge and Wordsworth spoken by C. Day Lewis
(Book £4.75, paperback £2.25: see p 65)


Presenter: Kenneth Clark
Poet reader: C. Day Lewis
Director/producer: Peter Montagnon
Producer: Michael Gill

: Sounds for Saturday: Roberta Flack

This week: Roberta Flack
Accompanied by Edward Tenryk (electric piano), Jerry Jemmott (bass guitar), Terry Plumeri (double bass), Richard Thomas Marotta (drums), Eric Gale (guitar), Ralph MacDonald (percussion)


Singer: Roberta Flack
Pianist: Edward Tenryk
Bass guitarist: Jerry Jemmott
Double bassist: Terry Plumeri
Drummer: Richard Thomas Marotta
Guitarist: Eric Gale
Percussionist: Ralph MacDonald
Producer: Stanley Dorfman

: Emma: Part 6

by Jane Austen
A second chance to see this dramatisation in six parts by Denis Constanduros

Harriet has been rescued from an embarrassing situation; Emma has been reprimanded by Mr Knightley


Author: Jane Austen
Dramatised by: Denis Constanduros

: Film Night

Sheridan Morley talks to the British character actor Terry-Thomas, on location in Hertfordshire for his latest picture The Cherry Picker, and shows scenes from his earlier films including It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World and Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines.
Philip Jenkinson shows vintage film clips of British comedians.


Interviewer: Sheridan Morley
Interviewee: Terry-Thomas
Presenter: Philip Jenkinson
Producer: Barry Brown
Editor: Rowan Ayers

: News on 2

and Weather

: Midnight Movie: It Happened in Athens

Starring Jayne Mansfield, Trax Colton, Nico Minardos, Bob Mathias

Athens, 1896 and the first Olympic Games of the modern era. A young untrained Greek peasant has ambitions to run in the marathon while a beautiful Greek actress has her own ambitions to make some publicity out of the race - she offers to marry the winner of the race, whoever he may be!
(This Week's Films: page 19)


Director: Andrew Marton
Eleni: Jayne Mansfield
Christina: Maria Xenia
Spiridon: Trax Colton
Volakos: Nico Minardos
Coach Graham: Bob Mathias
Mama Loues: Lilly Valenti
Grandpa Loues: Ivan Triesault
Drake: Bill Brown
Garrett: Brad Harris
Nico Loues: Paris Alexander
Maria Loues: Marion Siva
Ambassador Gaylord: Charles Fawcett

: Closedown

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