Maytime in Chelsea. English summertime arrived - as usual - with howling wind and gusts of rain. But the Chelsea Flower Show must go on. ESTHER RANTZEN and a Man Alive team were there behind the scenes - and well before the scenes.
Producer IVOR DUNKERTON Editor DESMOND WILCOX
The holders, Lancashire, will be going for their third successive victory, and having survived a very closely fought semi-final against Kent they- will come to Lord's full of confidence. Warwickshire with their great strength of batting - Rohan Kanhai in particular is having a brilliant season-are well-equipped for the one-day game.
Introduced by Mike Carey
Talkies Come to Britain
At the end of 1928, the first ' talkies ' arrived from Hollywood. They caused a sensation.
The scramble to make Britain's first talkies is described by some of the producers, directors, technicians, and stars of the time:
Alfred Hitchcock , Herbert Wilcox, Sir Michael Balcon , Ronald Neame, Alec Murray , Albert Ross
Harry Miller , John Longden
Mabel Poulton , Margot Grahame Chili Bouchier and John Stuart
With excerpts from Kitty, Atlantic, Rookery Nook and Blackmail.
Directors JANE Oliver and STEPHEN PEET â€¡
A personal view by Kenneth Clark
'Bliss was it in that dawn to be alive' wrote Wordsworth of the early days of the French Revolution, but the storming of the Bastille led not to freedom but to the Terror, the dictatorship of Napoleon and the dreary bureaucracies of the 19th century.
Kenneth Clark traces the progressive disillusionment of the artists of the Romantic Movement through the music of Beethoven, the poetry of Byron, the paintings of Gericault, Turner and Delacroix, and the sculpture of Rodin.
(Book Â£4.75, paperback Â£2.25: see p 70)
This week: Doris Troy
Accompanied by The Gospel Truth, The GT Horns, The Voices of Joy
The Voices of
by H.G. Wells
A second chance to see this dramatisation in four parts by Alun Richards
Young Mr Lewisham is an assistant master at a boys' school. In spite of his modest circumstances he plans a great future.
Film Night tonight reports on the Edinburgh International Film Festival, where DOUGLAS SIRK and CURTIS HARRINGTON are the subjects of comprehensive retrospectives.
CHRISTOPHER COOKE introduces John Huston and looks at some of the featured films.
Producer PETER CARR Editor ROWAN AYERS
Starring Laird Cregar, Linda Darnell
with George Sanders
London, 1900. George Bone, a mentally disturbed composer, becomes infatuated with a singer but when she rejects him the last vestiges of his self-control vanish.
(This Week's Films: page 19)
Based on the novel by:
George Harvey Bone:
Sir Henry Chapman: