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: Saturday Cinema: The Inn of the Sixth Happiness

Starring Ingrid Bergman, Curt Jurgens, Robert Donat

The story of Gladys Aylward, for 30 years a missionary in China.
This Week's Films: page 11


Based on the novel "The Small Woman" by: Alan Burgess
Director: Mark Robson
Gladys Aylward: Ingrid Bergman
Linnan: Curt Jurgens
The Mandarin: Robert Donat
Hok-A: Michael David
Mrs Lawson: Athene Seyler
Sir Francis: Ronald Squire
Dr Robinson: Moultrie Kelsall
Mr Murfin: Richard Wattis

: Reyner Banham Loves Los Angeles

Reyner Banham, Professor of the History of Architecture at London University, explains why he believes Los Angeles is a great city and a significant one.


Producer: Malcolm Brown
Director: Julian Cooper

: Westminster

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


Editor: Michael Payne

: Saturday Request: Alone on a Wide Wide Sea

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

Tonight: Murray Sayle's film of The Observer Singlehanded Yacht Race across the Atlantic, one of the longest, loneliest and toughest sailing contests in the world.
Last year's race attracted 59 entries from 11 countries. Murray Sayle, journalist-adventurer, commanded Lady of Fleet, a 41-foot ketch-rigged catamaran and brilliantly filmed his solo attempt to conquer the Atlantic.



Subject/Sailor: Murray Sayle
Producer: Bob Saunders
Executive Producer: Anthony Isaacs

: The Song of Songs: 4

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


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

: The Ascent of Man

A personal view by J. Bronowski
7: The Majestic Clockwork
If the world and its character could be clearly understood by two men only, they might well be Isaac Newton and Albert Einstein. They are connected by light, as Dr Bronowski shows in bringing their two worlds to life. The universe of Newton, clear, English, stately, like the music and the great buildings of his century, ticking away with a fine clockwork mechanism, wisely regulated by laws. Then the quizzical world of Einstein whose direct truth and questions could turn the dignified universe upside-down in the interests of a clearer understanding.
Series editor ADRIAN MALONE
Linked with this series in The Listener: a 13-part pre-publication of Bronowski's book The Ascent of Man


Presenter: Jacob Bronowski
Unknown: Isaac Newton
Unknown: Albert Ein
Producer: Dick Gilling
Editor: Adrian Malone

: Patrick Cargill in OohLaLa!

starring Kenneth Griffith
June Barry , Freddie Jones Eleanor Summerfield
Patsy Rowlands , Donald Hewlett in Kept on a String by GEORGES FEYDEAU
Translated and adapted by CARYL BRAHMS and NED SHERRIN
Associate producer PATRICK CARGILL Producer DOUGLAS ARGENT


Unknown: Kenneth Griffith
Unknown: June Barry
Unknown: Freddie Jones
Unknown: Eleanor Summerfield
Unknown: Patsy Rowlands
Unknown: Donald Hewlett
Unknown: Georges Feydeau
Adapted By: Caryl Brahms
Adapted By: Ned Sherrin
Music: John Dankworth
Unknown: Caryl Brahms
Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Designer: Peter Kindred
Producer: Patrick Cargill
Producer: Douglas Argent
Marceline: Patsy Rowlands
Firmin: Donald Gee
Lucette: June Barry
Bois: Patrick Cargill
Chenneviette: Ewan Roberts
Fontanet: Donald Hewlett
La Baronne: Eleanor Summerfield
Bouzin: Kenneth Griffith
General Irrigua: Freddie Jones
Antonio: Ronnie Brody
Viviane: Suzan Cameron
Mademoiselle: Aimée Delamain
Emile: Kenneth Garner
Jean: James McManus
Florist: Peter Symonds
Porter: Eric Francis
Policeman: Rod Beacham

: News on 2


: Midnight Movie: The L-Shaped Room

Starring Leslie Caron, Tom Bell
with Bernard Lee, Brock Peters, Cicely Courtneidge, Patricia Phoenix, Emlyn Williams

A French girl takes a bed-sitter in a crumbling West London house and finds her fellow lodgers a motley assortment.

L-shaped memories: page 4
This Week's Films: page 11


Screenplay/Director: Bryan Forbes
Based on the novel by: Lynne Reid Banks
Producer: James Woolf
Producer: Richard Attenborough
Jane: Leslie Caron
Toby: Tom Bell
Johnny: Brock Peters
Mavis: Cicely Courtneidge
Charlie: Bernard Lee
Doris: Avis Bunnage
Sonia: Patricia Phoenix
Dr Weaver: Emlyn Williams

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