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: Saturday Cinema: Two Flags West

starring Joseph Cotten
Linda Darnell , Jeff Chandler with Dale Robertson Jay C. Flippen
At the end of the American Civil War a troop of captured Confederate soldiers are granted amnesty by President Lincoln to help fight against the Indians in the West.
This Week's Films: page 9


Unknown: Joseph Cotten
Unknown: Linda Darnell
Unknown: Jeff Chandler
Unknown: Dale Robertson
Unknown: Jay C. Flippen
Director: Robert Wise
Col Clay Tucker: Joseph Cotten
Elena Kenniston: Linda Darnell
Kenniston: Jeff Chandler
Capt Mark Bradford: Cornel Wilde
Lem: Dale Robertson
Sgt Terrance Duey: Jay C Flippen
Cy Davis: Noah Beery
Ephraim Strong: Harry von Zell
Lt Adams: John Sands
Sgt Pickens: Arthur Hunnicutt

: Cricket: First Test

England v
New Zealand
Third day: the final two hours' play from Trent Bridge
Introduced by PETER WEST
Television presentation


Introduced By: Peter West
Unknown: Richie Benaud
Unknown: Jim Laker
Unknown: Ted Dexter
Unknown: David Kenning
Unknown: John Shrewbury

: The Grand Tour

In the footsteps of Tobias Smollett
In 1763 the novelist Tobias Smollett took the Grand Tour, from Boulogne to Paris, south to the Mediterranean, and across to Rome-hating most of what he saw. In this film William Fox follows Smollett's route and written account of the journey. The words are 18th-century. The camera looks at places as they are today. Tobias Smollett WILLIAM FOX Narrator RICHARD HURNDALL Guidebook ANNE JAMESON


Narrator: William Fox
Narrator: Richard Hurndall
Narrator: Guidebook Anne Jameson
Editor: Tony Woollard
Producer: Margaret McCall

: News and Sport


: Saturday Request: The Saboteurs of Telemark

A series of BBCtv programmes which viewers have particularly asked to see again.

Tonight: The Secret Battle for Heavy Water
Thirty years ago nine saboteurs completely destroyed the heavy-water stocks at the hydro factory in Telemark in German-occupied Norway. Wrote Churchill - 'What rewards are to be given to these heroic men?' Tonight's film tells the story of an undercover war, which ended with the sinking of a ferry in a Norwegian lake, fought to prevent the possibility of a German atomic bomb.

"A beautifully photographed film, a fascinating documentary." (The Times)
"The most gripping account of sabotage." (Sunday Times)
"It recaptured the excitement of the operation and its cold courage with a fidelity that clenched the stomach." (Daily Mail)
"The documentary was a classic." (Guardian)

(First shown on BBC1)


Narrator: Eric Porter
Writer: Paul Dehn
Producer: Jeremy Bennett

: The Song of Songs: Part 3

Based on the novel by Hermann Sudermann
A second chance to see this serial in five parts written for television by Robert Muller

Lilli was caught by the Count in flagrante with his employee, von Prell. He has turned her out of his house and she has gone to Vienna.


Based on the novel by: Hermann Sudermann
Adapted by: Robert Muller

: The Ascent of Man

A personal view by J. Bronowskl 6: The Starry Messenger
' Propositions to be forbidden:
That the sun is immovable at the centre of the heaven, that the earth is not at the centre of the heaven and is not immovable, but moves by a double motion.'
(Holy Office of the Inquisition)
From the earliest times, Man has looked outwards from the earth and wondered at the movements of sun, stars and planets.
The programme hinges on the crisis of the scientific conscience in the person of the astronomer Galileo and in the rich cities of Venice and Rome, the scenes both of his triumph and his punishment. DR BRONOWSKI examines the record of his trial in the secret archives of the Vatican.
Series editor ADRIAN MALONE
Linked with this series in The Listener: a 13-part pre-publication of Dr Bronoteski's book The Ascent of Man


Unknown: J. Bronowskl
Producer: Dick Gilling
Editor: Adrian Malone

: Patrick Cargill in Ooh La La!

Dinah Sheridan
Patricia Routledge Bernard Bresslaw Dennis Waterman in Caught in the Act by GEORGES FEYDEAU
Translated and adapted by CARYL BRAHMS and NED SHERRIN
What should be the reaction of a wife who receives a parcel in the morning mail from the In and Out Hotel ... containing her husband's braces? And what is the In and Out Hotel?
Associate producer PATRICK CARGILL Producer DOUGLAS ARGENT


Unknown: Dinah Sheridan
Unknown: Patricia Routledge
Unknown: Bernard Bresslaw
Unknown: Dennis Waterman
Adapted By: Caryl Brahms
Adapted By: Ned Sherrin
Music: John Dankworth
Unknown: Lyric Caryl
Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Designer: Michael Young
Producer: Patrick Cargill
Producer: Douglas Argent
Camille: Dennis Waterman
Antoinette: Rosina Thorndike
Etienne: Ian Lindsay
Dr Finache: Frank Gatliff
Lucienne Homenides de Histangua: Patricia Routledge
Raymonde Chandebise: Dinah Sheridan
Victor Emmanuel Chandebise: Patrick Cargill
Poche: Patrick Cargill
Romain Tournel: Terence Alexander
Carlos Homenides de Histangua: Bernard Bresslaw
Augustin Ferraillon: Frank Middlemass
Eugenie: Philippa Vaizey
Olympe Ferraillon: June Ellis
Baptistin: Keith Marsh
Ruboffsky: Michael Poole

: News on 2


: Midnight Movie: The Razor's Edge

Tyrone Power with Gene Tierney , Anne Baxter
Clifton Webb , Herbert Marshall
At the end of World War I, ex-flyer Larry Darrell is deeply confused about the purpose of life and his own place in the world. He begins a search for truth which leads him across Europe and finally to India.
Based on the novel by W. SOMERSET MAUGHAM
Director EDMUND GOULDING This Week's Films: page 9


Unknown: Tyrone Power
Unknown: Gene Tierney
Unknown: Anne Baxter
Unknown: Clifton Webb
Unknown: Herbert Marshall
Unknown: Larry Darrell
Novel By: W. Somerset Maugham
Director: Edmund Goulding
Larry Darrell: Tyrone Power
Isabel: Gene Tierney
Sophie: Anne Baxter
Elliott Templeton: Clifton Webb
Somerset Maugham: Herbert Marshall
Gray Maturin: John Fayne
Mrs Louisa Bradley: Lucile Watson
Bob MacDonald: Frank Latimore

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