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: Closedown

: Saturday Musical: Till the Clouds Roll By

Starring Judy Garland, Van Heflin, Van Johnson, Dinah Shore, Lucille Bremer,
Robert Walker as Jerome Kern
Guest stars include June Allyson, Kathryn Grayson, Lena Home, Tony Martin and Frank Sinatra

The life story of Jerome Kern, featuring his most famous songs
(This Week's Films: page It)


Director: Richard Whorf
Jerome Kern: Robert Walker
Sally: Lucille Bremer
Sally, as a girl: Joan Wells
Oscar Hammerstein: Paul Langton
Mrs Jerome Kern: Dorothy Patrick
Marilyn Miller: Judy Garland
James I Hessler: Van Heflin
Band Leader: Van Johnson
Julia Sanderson: Dinah Shore
Mrs Muller: Mary Nash
Charles Frohman: Harry Hayden
Victor Herbert: Paul Maxey
Cecil Keller: Rex Evans
Herself: June Allyson
Herself: Kathryn Grayson
Herself: Lena Horne
Himself: Tony Martin
Himself: Frank Sinatra

: Play Away

An entertainment for children with Brian Cant, Carol Chell, Derek Griffiths, Lionel Morton, Rosie Jeavons, Paul Reade, Spike Heatley, Roger Swallow


Presenter: Brian Cant
Presenter: Carol Chell
Presenter: Derek Griffiths
Presenter: Lionel Morton
Presenter: Rosie Jeavons
Musician: Paul Reade
Musician: Spike Heatley
Musician: Roger Swallow
Producer: Ann Reay
Executive Producer: Cynthia Felgate

: Pets and Vets: Friend or Foe

all animals can carry diseases communicable to man - your pet is no exception.



Director: Andrew Snell
Producer: Peter Bruce

: The Ship of the Sun Gods

Three thousand years ago Bronze Age priests in Scandinavia used to cover rock faces with carvings of ships. These strange ships are one of the great riddles of Scandinavian archaeology.
Professor Sverre Marstrander of Oslo University Museum has studied them for 17 years and has re-created one: Magnus Magnus son reports on the design, building and testing at sea of this craft whose like has not been seen for 2,500 years.


Unknown: Professor Sverre Marstrander
Unknown: Magnus Magnus
Unknown: Paul Johnstone

: Man Alive

The Ceremonial Man - Retired
JOHN PERCIVAL meets Colonel Eric Hefford


Unknown: John Percival
Unknown: Colonel Eric Hefford

: Westminster

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


Editor: Michael Payne

: News and Sport


: Rugby Special: The 80th Calcutta Cup Match: England v Scotland

Introduced by Cliff Morgan
Scotland's appearance at Twickenham this afternoon offers them the chance of winning three of Rugby Union's major titles.
(Out and About People: page 3)


Presenter: Cliff Morgan
Commentator: Bill McLaren
Series Producer: Alan Mouncer

: Face the Music

Match your musical wits for the last time in this series against Joyce Grenfell, Robin Ray, Patrick Moore
Chairman Joseph Cooper


Chairman: Joseph Cooper
Panellist: Joyce Grenfell
Panellist: Robin Ray
Panellist: Patrick Moore
Guest musician: Dudley Moore
Producer: Walter Todds
Director: Denis Moriarty

: Bel-Ami: 1: Georges

by Guy de Maupassant
Another chance to see this dramatisation in five parts by Robert Muller


Author: Guy de Maupassant
Dramatised by: Robert Muller

: Full House

A live entertainment for Saturday Introduced by Joe Melia with a little help from
John Bird and Michael Palin
Among the main events:

Their music gave rise to a new expression in pop - Afro-rock. Some of the group are from the West Indies, some from Africa. They play electric guitars, reeds, brass and a remarkable assortment of drums and percussion instruments.

The Filleting Machine
' Wi' no education yor nee good ti anybody but yorsel'. Which leaves ye wi nee choice, but ti get on. See that? That's all ye need. A good filleting knife. That's the instrument. Carve yorsel' a career.'
The British Soccer Dance
To lure viewers away from Match of the Day, Full House has invited choreographer GILLIAN LYNNE to stage her own 'match in movement' in the studio, to a musical score by DUDLEY MOORE.
Complete with referee, trainer and teams, this 'Soccer Ballet' pays tribute to the British sporting institution and provides a role as well for JOE MELIA.

10.50 The House that Jack Built
And this is the mess at the end of it all
This is the mess in which they all fall,
Poor people all confused and forlorn
Because of the House that Jack Built
In response to an appeal by the St Albans Shelter Group, some 20 modern poets have contributed to an anthology, edited by Brian Patten and Pat Krett, which draws attention to the plight of the homeless.
The collection will be published on 26 March. Tonight Full House presents a sequence of poetry on this theme, read by BRIAN PATTEN, ALAN BROWNJOHN, GLENDA JACKSON, and others; music, ANDY ROBERTS.

Olivier Messiaen
Reckoned to be the greatest French composer since Ravel, his music combines elements of religion, birdsong, sensuality, rag-time and orientalism in a mixture that commands an almost fanatical devotion from his followers.
Tonight he and his wife, the pianist YVONNE LORIOD, play a movement from his two-piano work Visions de VAmen.

Assistant editor TONY STAVEACRE


Introduced By: Joe Melia
Unknown: John Bird
Unknown: Michael Palin
Play By: Tom Hadaway
Unknown: Gillian Lynne
Unknown: Dudley Moore.
Edited By: Brian Patten
Edited By: Pat Krett
Read By: Brian Patten
Read By: Alan Brownjohn
Read By: Glenda Jackson
Music: Andy Roberts.
Unknown: Olivier Messiaen
Pianist: Yvonne Loriod
Director: Vernon Lawrence
Producers: Naomi Capon
Unknown: Michael MacIntyre
Editor: Tony Staveacre
Editor: Bill Morton
Ma: Irlin Hall
Pa: James Garbutt
Davy: John Harrison
Alice: Anne Orwin

: Midnight Movie: Madame X

Starring Lana Turner, John Forsythe, Ricardo Montalban, Burgess Meredith
with Constance Bennett, Keir Dullea

Separated from husband and son, Holly Parker descends to the depths of degradation; but fate still has a surprise in store.
(This Week's Films: page 9)


Director: David Lowell Rich
Holly Parker: Lana Turner
Clay Anderson: John Forsythe
Phil Benton: Ricardo Montalban
Dan Sullivan: Burgess Meredith
Estelle: Constance Bennett
Clay Jr (as a child): Teddy Quinn
Clay Jr (grown Up): Keir Dullea
Christian Torben: John van Dreelen

: * Closedown

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