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: Saturday Cinema: Flipper and the Pirates

Luke Halpin
Pamela Franklin , Tom Helmore and Flipper
Threatened with being parted from his pet dolphin, Flipper, young Sandy runs away to a remote island where he hopes they will never be found.
Screenplay by ART ARTHUR
Based on a story by IVAN TORS Director LEON BENSON Producer IVAN TORS
(This Week's Films: page 9)


Unknown: Luke Halpin
Unknown: Pamela Franklin
Unknown: Tom Helmore
Play By: Art Arthur
Story By: Ivan Tors
Director: Leon Benson
Producer: Ivan Tors
Sandy: Luke Halpin
Penny: Pamela Franklin
Sir Halsey HopewelL: Tom Helmore
Julia: Helen Cherry
Gwen: Francesca Annis
Porter Ricks: Brian Kelly

: Play Away

An entertainment for children with Brian Cant
People and places - music and jokes. Games for indoors and out.
Director ANNE GOBEY Producer ANN REAY
Executive producer CYNTHIA FELGATE


Unknown: Brian Cant
Unknown: Toni Arthur
Unknown: Lionel Morton
Unknown: Jonathan Cohen
Unknown: Spike Heatley
Unknown: Alan Rushton
Director: Anne Gobey
Producer: Ann Reay
Producer: Cynthia Felgate

: The Golden State

Oranges, sunshine, surfing, Holly-wood - that's modern California. But it's also smog, garbage and overcrowding. Everywhere man's impact has been felt .." . by sea elephants, snow geese, condors, sea otters, and the amazing Gray Whales.
Producer Richard BROCK (from Bristol)


Producer: Richard Brock

: Man Alive

To Catch a Fox
For the past year JEREMY JAMES and a Man Alive film team have been following a hunt - not the fashionable Quorn, Pytchley or Beaufort, but one of the dozens of smaller farmers' hunts, the South Dorset.
They have discovered that in this year of 1973, hunting is a booming sport: for those who do, for those who watch, and for those who protest against it all.


Unknown: Jeremy James

: Television Doctor

News, views and current issues from the world of medicine.


Directors: Alan Dobson.
Producer: Peter Bruce

: The Quiet Revolutionary

Robin Page Arnot was born in Scotland and reared on a strict diet of Bible and Empire. But at 16 he became a revolutionary socialist and later helped to found the British Communist Party.
Now aged 83 he works on another book about the history of the British miners and has no doubts that his party will bring about a better society.


Unknown: Robin Page Arnot
Reporter: Jonathan Dimbleby
Director: Gloria Wood

: News and Sport


: Rugby Special

France v Scotland and Midland Counties (East) v All Blacks
Today's ' double-bill' presents the highlights of the opening match of the 1973 International Championship season and the 22nd match of the 7th All Blacks Tour. Commentators BILL MCLAREN and CLIFF MORGAN
Series producer ALAN MOUNCER


Producer: Alan Mouncer

: War and Peace

A second chance to see this dramatisation in 20 parts by JACK PULMAN
16: Two Meetings
Napoleon entered Moscow only to find it deserted and difficult to supply his army. The city started to burn and Pierre was arrested as an incendiary.


Unknown: 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 with a little help from John Bird
Among the main events are: Cartoonists
Cartoonists are expected to be provocative: GERALD SCARFE (Sunday Times and Private Eye) and JAK (London Evening Standard) raise more hackles than most of their contemporaries. Tonight they will be showing their work, including some new three-dimensional figures by Scarfe, and answering questions from the studio audience.
Plugged in to History by JOHN MCGRATH with ELIZABETH MACLENNAN
' When I read my papers, I feel plugged in to history. I feel the course of events coursing through my veins. I feel taken over, crushed, by many many men. I feel occupied, a house, squatted in, defiled. I become a human news-tape, mile after mile of me, torn out, pecked at by destiny's square lettering, ripped off, abandoned. Do you know why? Do you begin to? It's because I feel everything, all the way through me.'
9.55 Murray Perahia
The first appearance in Britain by this young American pianist since he won last year's Leeds International Piano Competition. A quite exceptional pianist - ' not a smash-and-grab technician, but a poet; ' re-creation of the music' were some of the things written about him - tonight he plays Bartok's Piano Sonata (1926).
(Murray Perahia at the Festival Hall: Thursday 8.0 pm Radio 3)
A Misfortune
The second in a series of film adaptations from stories by CHEKHOV
' It's just some summer silliness. I know you're bored - you should go away, take a tour somewhere. You're a sensible woman. You believe in the sanctity of marriage and the importance of the family to society ... infidelity destroys families and anyway it's quite unnecessary ...
Director KEN LOACH
10.45 Steeleye Span
Imagine a group of village singers in 18th-century England playing electric guitars and percussion instruments - that's the kind of music Steeleye Span make, traditional airs from all over the British Isles performed in the rock idiom. Steeleye Span are MADDY PRIOR, TIM HART , PETER KNIGHT , BOB JOHNSON , RICK KEMP.
Plus sketches by JOHN BIRD , cartoon films, and a rare exhibition of Polish tapestries - some three-dimensional - on view for the last time before they are returned to Poland.
Assistant editor TONY STAVEACRE Editor BILL MORTON


Introduced By: Joe Melia
Unknown: Gerald Scarfe
Unknown: John McGrath
Unknown: Elizabeth MacLennan
Unknown: Robert Hamilton
Unknown: Gillian Hanna
Unknown: Murray Perahia
Unknown: Murray Perahia
Unknown: Lucy Fleming
Unknown: Ben Kingsley
Unknown: Peter Eyre
Director: Ken Loach
Unknown: Tim Hart
Unknown: Peter Knight
Unknown: Bob Johnson
Unknown: Rick Kemp.
Unknown: John Bird
Director: Vernon Lawrence
Producers: Naomi Capon

: News on 2


: * Midnight Movie: Night Without Stars

starring David Farrar , Nadia Gray with Maurice Teynac , June Clyde Gilles Queant , Gerard Landry
Nearly blinded, Giles Gordon derives fresh hope from the girl he meets in the South of France and determines to solve the sinister mystery that soon divides them
Based on the novel by WINSTON GRAHAM Screenplay by WINSTON GRAHAM Producer HUGH STEWART
(This Week's Films: page 9)


Unknown: David Farrar
Unknown: Nadia Gray
Unknown: Maurice Teynac
Unknown: Clyde Gilles Queant
Unknown: Gerard Landry
Unknown: Giles Gordon
Novel By: Winston Graham
Play By: Winston Graham
Producer: Hugh Stewart
Director: Anthony Pelissier
Giles Gordon: David Farrar
Alix Delaisse: Nadia Gray
Louis Malinay: Maurice Teynac
Deffand (the policeman): Gilles Queant
Pierre Chaval: Gerard Landry
Claire: June Clyde
Walter: Robert Ayres
Dr Coulson: Clive Morton
Armand: Eugene Deckers
'Mere Roget: Ina De La Haye
'White Cap ': Martin Benson
Driver: Richard Molinas

: * Closedown

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