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: Saturday Cinema: Kismet

Starring Ronald Colman, Marlene Dietrich

A beggar's devilish plot to find a prince for his daughter's hand.


Director: William Dieterle
Hafiz: Ronald Colman
Jamilla: Marlene Dietrich
Caliph: James Craig
Grand Vizier: Edward Arnold
Feisal: Hugh Herbert

: Play Away

An entertainment for children with Brian Cant
Executive producer CYNTHIA FELGATE


Unknown: Brian Cant
Unknown: Julie Stevens
Unknown: Rick Jones
Unknown: Jonathan Cohen
Unknown: Spike Heatley
Unknown: Alan Rushton
Director: Michael Grafton-Robinson
Producer: Ann Reay
Producer: Cynthia Felgate

: Some Very Gallant Gentlemen

The Irony of Fate
Just over 60 years ago, Captain Scott took his last steps across Antarctica. What did go wrong? New questions and answers are uncovered in this investigation.
Interviewer, Dr Allan Rogers
Narrator, Bernard Hepton


Interviewer: Dr Allan Rogers
Narrator: Bernard Hepton
Director: Geoffrey Talbott
Producer: Brian Branston

: Man Alive

Plimpton: Adventure in Africa
George Plimpton goes on safari to shoot pictures of Africa's largest elephant, Ahmed.

: Television Doctor

Directors ALAN dobson , STEPHEN ROSE Producer PETER BRUCE


Directors: Alan Dobson
Directors: Stephen Rose
Producer: Peter Bruce

: By Appointment to George Bernard Shaw

Gabriel Pascal was the only person to whom Bernard Shaw would give permission to film his precious plays. They started in fine style with the now famous Pygmalion. Then there was Major Barbara and the ill-fated Caesar and Cleopatra.
Pascal died penniless in New York attempting to set up a musical called My Fair Lady. His widow Valerie Pascal , now rich on the proceeds, recently returned to this country.
JOAN BAKEWELL talked to her.
Producer james KENELM CLARKE


Unknown: Gabriel Pascal
Unknown: Bernard Shaw
Unknown: Valerie Pascal
Unknown: Joan Bakewell
Producer: James Kenelm Clarke

: News and Sport


: Rugby Special

The 1972/73 Tour of The 7th All Blacks Match No 20: England v
New Zealand
Introduced by Cliff Morgan
This afternoon the third International of the tour brought the All Blacks to Twickenham to face a side out to maintain the impetus of their victory over the Springboks last summer.
Commentator BILL MCLAREN
Series producer ALAN MOUNCER


Introduced By: Cliff Morgan
Commentator: Bill McLaren
Producer: Alan Mouncer

: War and Peace: Part 15: Moscow!

by Leo Tolstoy
A second chance to see this dramatisation in 20 parts by Jack Pulman.

After becoming involved in the Battle of Borodino, Pierre received a letter from Helene telling him she planned to divorce him. The Rostovs joined the evacuation of Moscow - leaving their goods behind and taking wounded soldiers instead. Unknown to Natasha, one of these soldiers was Andrei.


Author: Leo Tolstoy
Adapted by: Jack Pulman

: Full House

A live entertainment for Saturday, presenting a mixture of music, plays, poetry, prose, comedy, films, the visual arts - and a few surprises.
Introduced by Joe Melia
Among the main events are:
Poems by Spike. Spike MILLIGAN reads from his new collection of poems Small Dreams of a Scorpion.
After Magritte by TOM STOPPARD
'I suggest to you that a blind, one-legged, white-bearded footballer would have a hard time keeping his place in West Bromwich Albion.'
10.10 The Clarke-Boland Septet
A newly-formed, inter-continental jazz ensemble headed by America's KENNY CLARKE on drums and pianist FRANCY BOLAND from Belgium: including Britain's RONNIE SCOTT on tenor sax and RON MATHEWSON (bass), from Sweden AKE PERSSON (trombone) and, also from America, BENNY BAILEY (trumpet) and SAHIB SHIHAB (baritone sax).
Italian Futurism 1909-1919
'Come then good incendiaries! Set fire to the shelves of the libraries. Deviate the course of canals. Flood the cellars of the museums. For art can be nothing but violence, cruelty and injustice.'
One of many manifestos from F. T. Marinetti, leader of the Italian Futurist movement which was a deliberately organised revolt against 19th-century Romanticism. The Futurists revelled in speed and dynamism, seeking to destroy all remnants of tradition. Tonight, Full House with JOHN BENNETT, JACK SHEPHERD and GEORGIA BROWN and illustrations of the work of the movement's artists, recreates a futurist theatrical evening. Ideally these sessions ended in audience riot.
11.0 The Amadeus String Quartet who this month celebrate the 25th anniversary of their first public concert, play Beethoven's Quartet in F minor, Op 95.
Assistant editor TONY STAVEACRE Editor BILL MORTON


Introduced By: Joe Melia
Unknown: Tom Stoppard
Unknown: Kenny Clarke
Unknown: Francy Boland
Unknown: Ronnie Scott
Bass: Ron Mathewson
Unknown: Ake Persson
Unknown: Benny Bailey
Baritone: Sahib Shihab
Leader: F. T. Marinetti
Unknown: John Bennett
Unknown: Jack Shepherd
Unknown: Georgia Brown
Director: Vernon Lawrence
Producers: Naomi Capon
Producers: Tony Cash
Producers: Michael MacIntyrs
Editor: Tony Staveacre
Editor: Bill Morton
Inspector Foot: Peter Vaughan
Mother: Joan Hickson
Harris: Edward Petherbridge
Thelma: Prunella Scales
Holmes: John Kennedy

: News on 2


: Midnight Movie: Light in the Piazza

starring Olivia de Havilland Yvette Mimieux
George Hamilton , Rossano Brazzi The blue skies of a holiday in Florence become clouded over with worry for American matron Margaret Johnson as she, sees her beautiful but mentally retarded daughter Clara fall hopelessly in love.
Director GUY GREEN


Unknown: Olivia de Havilland
Unknown: Yvette Mimieux
Unknown: George Hamilton
Unknown: Rossano Brazzi
Unknown: Margaret Johnson
Director: Guy Green
Margaret Johnson: Olivia de Havilland
Clara: Yvette Mimieux
Fabrizio Naccarelli: George Hamilton
Signor Naccarelli: Rossano Brazzi
Ann Hawtree: Isabel Dean
Noel Johnson: Barry Sullivan
Signora Naccarelli: Nancy Nevison
The Minister: Moultrie Kelsall

: Closedown

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