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: Man at Work: Be Your Own Boss

'I want to work for myself, not for a guv'nor.' What does it take to set up in business on your own - and is it worth it?

: Money at Work: Success and Failure

In this season of economic contradictions, what makes for success and what for failure in business?

: Horizon: The Curtain of Silence

What's it like to be deaf? This film shows how deafness can affect anyone at any time and reports on what is being done to help.


Narrator: Paul Vaughan

: News Review

A digest of the news of the week and other world matters of interest seen by news cameras around the world. The interesting, the picturesque, the important and the dramatic - plus a visual commentary for those who cannot hear.
with John Edmunds



Presenter: John Edmunds
Editor: Bill Northwood

: News Summary


: Doubts and Certainties

Alan Paton author of Cry the Beloved Country talking to Hugh Burnett

'Many of my associates were not Christians - they were Jews and Hindus, and non-believers...' Alan Paton lost his passport in 1960 and still thinks his telephone is being tapped. But he's not unhopeful about the future: 'I don't regard a non-racist society as an impossibility - I regard it as an inevitability.'


Interviewee: Alan Paton
Interviewer: Hugh Burnett
Presented by: Oliver Hunkin

: America: 12: The Arsenal

A Personal History of the United States in 13 parts written and narrated by Alistair Cooke

On a July day in 1945 the first atomic bomb was exploded in the New Mexico desert. Three weeks later President Truman ordered the bomb to be dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
In two centuries America had gone from a small nation trusting in a rifle by the fireside to the 'shatterer of worlds.'
From a parade ground in Washington, where Marine recruits learn to be 'tough hombres in uniform,' to a single aircraft commanding 1,000 nuclear missiles, Alistair Cooke looks at the way warfare has changed as America has become a military mammoth. 'Will the technology of the unthinkable war,' he asks, 'grow so strong and subtle as to acquire a momentum all its own which mere men will be powerless to resist?'

(Rptd: Monday, 10.10 pm. This series is currently printed in The Listener)


Writer/Narrator: Alistair Cooke
Director: David Heycock
Producer: Michael Gill

: They Sold a Million

A programme featuring weekly some of the world's most popular music starring The Young Generation and Vince Hill with artists who have sold a million records
This week's guests Dusty Springfield, Tony Christie
With Alyn Ainsworth and his Orchestra


Singers/Dancers: The Young Generation
Singer: Vince Hill
Singer: Dusty Springfield
Singer: Tony Christie
Musicians: Alyn Ainsworth and his Orchestra
Choreographer: Nigel Lythgoe
Script: Roy Tuvey
Script: Maurice Sellar
Design: Kenneth Sharp
Producer: Stewart Morris
Producer: Stanley Dorfman

: Some Matters of Little Consequence

The second half of the best of Consequence
Starring Kenneth Griffith, Frank Thornton, Sheila Steafel with a selection of comedy sketches from the original revue-type series.


Script Editor: David Nobbs
Producer: Roger Race
[Actor]: Kenneth Griffith
[Actor]: Frank Thornton
[Actress]: Sheila Steafel

: The View from Daniel Pike: A Tale of Two Cities

by Edward Boyd
with Roddy McMillan as Pike

Pike becomes involved in drugs and murder when a body is found in a hearse - but on the front seat.


Writer/Series devised by: Edward Boyd
Script Editor: Graham Williams
Designer: Guthrie Hutton
Producer: Anthony Coburn
Director: Robert McIntosh
Skin Wilson: Leonard Maguire
Martin Crowther: Tony Roper
Tarquin Halford: Robert Docherty
Lady Halford: Lennox Milne
Raver: George Bryson
Barman: Ivan Dally
David Mowram: Victor Carin
Det-Con Sanderson: James Cosmo
Sarah Benson: Mary Ann Paterson
Jakki: Denise Coffey
Pat: Emma Chapman
Newsvendor: Barney Galpern
Chief Insp McArthur: Hugh Evans

: Up Sunday

Does its best to stave off Monday
James Cameron, William Rushton and John Wells - to name but a few - invite you to another of their cosy soirees.


Performer: James Cameron
Performer: William Rushton
Performer: John Wells
Producer: Ian Keill
Executive Producer: Mike Fentiman

: John Ford's The Sun Shines Bright

Starring Charles Winninger
with Arleen Whelan, John Russell, Stepin Fetchit

Forty years have passed since the end of the Civil War, but the Confederate spirit, typified by the amiable, ageing Judge Priest, still rules the town of Fairfield, Kentucky. It is election eve, and the Judge is up for re-election once again-but this time seriously rivalled by the State's Attorney, a sharp Yankee politician.
(This Week's Films: page 9)


Director: John Ford
Judge Priest: Charles Winninger
Lucy Lee: Arleen Whelan
Corwin: John Russell
Jeff: Stepin Fetchit
Dr Lake: Russell Simpson
Felsburg: Ludwig Stossel
Feeney: Francis Ford
Bagby: Paul Hurst
Redcliffe: Mitchell Lewis
Buck Ransey: Grant Withers
Maydew: Milburn Stone
Lucy's mother: Dorothy Jordan

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