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: Saturday Musical: Hello Frisco, Hello

Starring Alice Faye
with John Payne, Jack Oakie, Lynn Bari

The first of a new Saturday season of Hollywood musicals is set on San Francisco's famed Barbary Coast, the setting for MGM's classic San Francisco.
Today's musical, starring the ever-popular Alice Faye, is a glittering romance of the naughty 90s featuring the famous award-winning song 'You'll never know.'
(This Week's Films: page 9)


Director: Bruce Humberstone
Producer: Milton Sperling
Trudy Evans: Alice Faye
Johnny Cornell: John Payne
Dan Daley: Jack Oakie
Bernice Croft: Lynn Bari
Sam Weaver: Laird Cregar
Beulah Clancy: June Havoc
Sharkey: Ward Bond
Col Weatherby: George Barbier
Charles Cochran: Aubrey Mather
Ned Clark: John Archer
Lou: Frank Orth
Proprietor: George Lloyd
Missionary: Frank Darien
Burkham: Harry Hayden

: Play Away

An entertainment for children with Brian Cant

[with] Toni Arthur, Carol Chell, Wally Whyton, Jonathan Cohen, Spike Heatley, Alan Rushton
People and places-music and jokes. Games for indoors and out.



Presenter: Brian Cant
Presenter: Toni Arthur
Presenter: Carol Chell
Musician: Wally Whyton
Musician: Jonathan Cohen
Musician: Spike Heatley
Musician: Alan Rushton
Scriptwriter/Director: Anne Gobey
Producer: Ann Reay
Executive Producer: Cynthia Felgate

: Pets and Vets: Good Dog, Bad Dog

What are the factors which determine a dog's behaviour? What can an owner do to influence them?

(Animals at Home: Monday at 1.45 pm, BBC1)


Director: Andrew Snell
Producer: Peter Bruce

: The Treasures of Chuquisaca

There were 27,000 pearls; 19,000 diamonds; 8,000 rubies and 12,000 assorted precious gems. A BBC expedition found them unguarded in Bolivia - encrusted upon the gold and silver statue of the Virgin of Guadaloupe.
The team set out from the highest capital in the world - La Paz. They followed the path of the Spanish Conquistadors.
A BBC/Bayerischer Rundfunk co-production


Narrator: Joss Ackland
Presented by: Jenny Cropper
Executive Producer: Brian Branston

: Man Alive: Not on Speaking Terms

When husbands and wives who live under the same roof find it difficult to talk to each other, the marriage may be at risk. What keeps these silent couples together?

: Westminster

A close look at the politicians, the tactics and the progress of Parliament.


Editor: Michael Payne

: News and Sport


: Rugby Special: Barbarians v The All Blacks

The final match in Great Britain of the New Zealand Tourists

This afternoon's match at Cardiff was, as usual, an emotive and singular Rugby Union occasion. Despite the occasional disappointments and shortcomings of this current tour, the proud wearers of the all-black shirt were no less pleased than their predecessors that their visit should end in such a setting and against such worthy opposition.
Commentator at the National Stadium of Wales, Cliff Morgan.



Commentator: Cliff Morgan
Director: Dewi Griffiths
Series Producer: Alan Mouncer

: War and Peace: 18: The Retreat

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

Pierre has gained a new understanding of life; Andrei has died.

(Shown last Thursday)


Author: Leo Tolstoy
Dramatist: Jack Pulman

: Die Fledermaus

(The Bat)
by Johann Strauss
Another opportunity to enjoy this very popular operetta, a light-hearted comedy set in Vienna at the turn of the century.
Ambrosian Opera Chorus
New Philharmonia Orchestra
led by Raymond Cohen
conductor Raymond Leppard
...a gorgeous lollipop (Times)
vivaciously directed (Financial Times)
first-rate singing (The Guardian)


Composer: Johann Strauss
Libretto based on the English version by: Christopher Hassall
Libretto based on the English version by: Edmund Tracey
Singers: Ambrosian Opera Chorus
Musicians: New Philharmonia Orchestra
Orchestra led by: Raymond Cohen
Conductor: Raymond Leppard
Choreography: Geoffrey Cauley
Producer: Cedric Messina
Director: John Gorrie
Alfredo: David Hughes
Adele: Anne Pashley
Rosalinda: Sheila Armstrong
Eisenstein: David Hillman
Dr Blind: Francis Egerton
Dr Falke: David Bowman
Colonel Frank: Eric Shilling
Prince Orlofsky: Ann Howard
Ida: Jill Martin
Ivan: Reginald Barratt
Frosch: Bernard Bresslaw

: News on 2


: My Name's John Ford, I Make Westerns

Tomorrow night John Ford's favourite film The Sun Shines Bright completes the series devoted to this legendary director. Five years ago BBC Television cameras were allowed inside his Los Angeles home to film a rare interview - only the second he has ever granted to television.


Interviewee: John Ford
Interviewer: Philip Jenkinson

: Midnight Movie: House of Strangers

Starring Edward G. Robinson, Richard Conte, Susan Hayward

A power struggle within a New York-Italian banking family leads to conflict and hatred.
('I can't escape from my image': pages 8 and 9; This Week's Films: page 9)


Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Gino: Edward G. Robinson
Max: Richard Conte
Irene: Susan Hayward
Joe: Luther Adler
Pietro: Paul Valentine
Maria: Debra Paget
Helena: Hope Emerson

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