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: Play Away

An entertainment for children with Brian Cant
Guest for today Roy Castle
Producer ANN REAY

: Saturday Musical: There's No Business Like Show Business

Ethel Merman , Marilyn Monroe Mitzi Gaynor , Donald O'Connor Dan Dailey , Johnnie Ray
A galaxy of Irving Berlin songs are the mainstay of this delightful musical about a large showbusiness family act.


Unknown: Ethel Merman
Unknown: Marilyn Monroe
Unknown: Mitzi Gaynor
Unknown: Donald O'Connor
Unknown: Dan Dailey
Unknown: Johnnie Ray
Director: Walter Lang
Molly Donahue: Ethel Merman
Tim Donahue: Donald O'Connor
Vicky: Marilyn Monroe
Terrance Donahue: Dan Dailey
Steve: Johnnie Ray
Katy Donahue: Mitzi Gaynor
Lew Harris: Richard Eastman

: Pets and Vets

Ready for the Show: ponies
Director JOHN BUSH


Director: John Bush
Producer: Peter Bruce

: The Catacombs of Sakkara

Chronicle tells the story of the late Professor Walter Emery 's search for Imhotep, the architect of the first pyramid who was later deified as God of Medicine.


Unknown: Professor Walter Emery
Director: Paul Jordan
Producer: Paul Johnstone

: Man Alive

Riding for a Fall: the jockey

: Westminster



Editor: Michael Payne

: Rugby Special

Scotland v SRU President's XV Commentator at Murrayfield
Introduced by Cliff Morgan
Series producer ALAN MOUNCER
(The Butcher's Legacy - the story of 7-a-side Rugby: Wednesday 7.35 BBC2)


Introduced By: Cliff Morgan
Producer: Alan Mouncer

: Password

Chairman Brian Redhead This week with Barbara Kelly and Peter Murray
Guest personalities help or hinder members of the public to guess the Password.
An addict's game-for punsters and crossworders.


Unknown: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Barbara Kelly
Unknown: Peter Murray
Unknown: Mark Goodson
Unknown: Bill Todman
Director: Peggy Walker
Producer: Cecil Korer

: Bel-Ami

by DE MAUPASSANT. 3 : Madeleine


Unknown: De Maupassant.

: Full House

A live entertainment for Saturday Introduced by Joe Mclia with a little help from John Bird Among the main events:
Juliette Greco in one of her rare appearances on television in this country: with songs by Jacques Brel and Maurice Fanon.
' Each programme consists of carefully balanced dishes: a little steak (sometimes " au poivre "), fish, salad, the faintest hint of garlic, never an obvious sweet....'
ZENA WALKER as Mrs Lansdowne ANN MORRISH as Mrs Swingland
' Marriage has nothing to do with perfection, nor perfection with marriage.'
Tibetan Bells: If you listen long and hard down into the bells, either you will go insane, or be propelled into enlightenment....' For 4,000 years Tibetan bells have been prized for their extraordinary purity and duration of tone. Traditionally used by praying lamas, tonight a group of Western musicians - HENRY WOLFF , NANCY HENNINGS and DREW GLADSTONE - explore an extraordinary range of sounds on their unique collection.
10.40 The Mike Gibbs Band
Jazz is usually defined as music improvised by a small group of performers. Yet ever since the 1920s composers and arrangers have worked with large ensembles. As styles of improvisation have changed so has big band orchestration: today's arrangers have to accommodate free-form.
Few writers, in England or America, have done this as successfully as composer MIKE GIBBS whose 15-piece orchestra perform two of his works in the studio.
125 Years of AA: People in our major cities are becoming concerned about the transformations taking place in their familiar surroundings. Why have the traditional achievements of British architects in creating livable communities apparently collapsed? The Architectural Association is perhaps one of the principal schools where this question is being asked. As well as presenting part of AA's anniversary exhibition, Full House tonight, discusses the future of architecture.
Director VERNON LAWRENCE Producers
Assistant editor TONY STAVEACRZ Editor BILL MORTON


Introduced By: Joe McLia
Unknown: Juliette Greco
Songs By: Jacques Brel
Songs By: Maurice Fanon.
Unknown: William Trevor
Unknown: Zena Walker
Unknown: Mrs Lansdowne
Unknown: Ann Morrish
Unknown: Mrs Swingland
Musicians: Henry Wolff
Musicians: Nancy Hennings
Unknown: Mike Gibbs
Director: Vernon Lawrence
Producers: Naomi Capon
Unknown: Tony Cash
Unknown: Michael MacIntyre
Editor: Tony Staveacrz
Editor: Bill Morton

: * Midnight Movie: Rawhide

Tyrone Power , Susan Hayward
Word comes to Rawhide, a lonely staging post, that four notorious killers have escaped from jail. Tension mounts as the killers trick their way into Rawhide and wait for the next day's stage which is known to be carrying a large sum of gold.
Director henry HATHAWAY


Unknown: Tyrone Power
Unknown: Susan Hayward
Director: Henry Hathaway
Tom Owens: Tyrone Power
Vinnie Holt: Susan Hayward
Zimmerman: Hugh Marlowe
Yancy: Dean Jagger
Sam Todd: Edgar Buchanan
Tevis: Jack Elam
GratZ: George Tobias
Luke Davis: Jeff Corey
Tex Squires: James Millican
Fickert: Louis Jean Heydt
Gil Scott: William Haade
Dr Tucker: Milton R Corey Sr
Wingate: Ken Tobey
Gilchrist: Dan White

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