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: Saturday Cinema: Swanee River

starring Don Ameche
Andrea Leeds
A story of the life of Stephen Fos ter, famed songwriter of America's South, with Jolson ideally cast as E. P. Christy - founder of the Christy Minstrels.
This Week's Films: page 9


Unknown: Stephen Fos
Unknown: E. P. Christy
Unknown: Christy Minstrels.
Director: Sidney Lanfield
E P Christy: Al Jolson
Stephen Foster: Don Ameche
Jane: Andrea Leeds
Henry Kleber: Felix Bressart
Bones: Chick Chandler
Andrew McDowell: Russell Hicks
Old Joe: George Reed
Hall Johnson Choir: Themselves
Tom Harper: Richard Clarke
Marion Foster: Diane Fisher
Pond: Charles Halton

: Closedown

: World Championship Motor Racing

The British Grand Prix for the John Player Trophy Introduced by RAYMOND BAXTER direct from Silverstone
The best of the action from today's big race, round nine of the 1973 drivers' championship. Title holder EMERSON FlTTIPALDI starts the race one point behind JACKIE STEWART , but both men face a big challenge from team-mates RONNIE PETERSON, winner of the French Grand Prix, and Francois CEVERT now within striking distance of the championship lead. In the pits BARRIE GILL
Television presentation by RICHARD TILLING and TONY SALMON Editor BRIAN ROBINS
' 111 Brazil, if it moves you race it pages 52-54


Introduced By: Raymond Baxter
Unknown: Jackie Stewart
Unknown: Ronnie Peterson
Unknown: Francois Cevert.
Presentation By: Richard Tilling
Editor: Brian Robins

: Westminster

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


Presenter: Peter Hill
Editor: Michael Payne

: News and Sport


: Saturday Request: The Bronx is Burning

A series featuring a selection of BBCtv programmes viewers have particularly asked to see again.
Fighting fires in New York is described by the National Safety Council as ' the most dangerous job in America.'
Man Alive went with the men of Engine Company 82 and Ladder Company 31 as they fought fires in New York's South Bronx.
In this urban jungle fires are started by children for the fun of seeing the fire engines arrive. Malicious false alarms call out the fire engines often 50 times a day. Traps are set for the fire-fighters in derelict buildings. Bricks and stones are hurled at them as they go about their jobs.
One of the fire-fighters, Dennis Smith , has written a best-seller, Report from Engine Company 82. He tells JEREMY JAMES why it is that he and his colleagues want nothing else in the world but the chance to fight fires.
An apocalyptic vision of New York in which the tire engines were the only bright and functioning things in a world of junk. (THE OBSERVER)


Unknown: Dennis Smith
Unknown: Jeremy James

: Two Women

A second chance to see this dramatisation in four parts by RAY LAWLER Part 3

: Colour The Ascent of Man

A personal view by J. Bronowski
11: Knowledge or Certainty?
' There is no absolute knowledge, and those who claim it, whether they're scientists or dogmatists, open the door to tragedy.'
Six million people were sacrificed to the belief that there is a final solution to every question. Information and knowledge are the property of every man, but certainty belongs only to gods.
The great achievement of physics in the 20th century has been to show that absolute certainty, in science or outside of it, is beyond our grasp. When physicists formulated their Principle of Uncertainty in the pre-war Germany of rising Nazism, they could not know that the ironies of history would lead them to confront the fiery reality of Hiroshima.
Film editor PAUL CARTER Director mick JACKSON Producer DICK GILLING
Series editor ADRIAN MALONE
Linked with this series in The Listener: a 13-part pre-publication of Bronow. ski's The Ascent of Man


Unknown: J. Bronowski
Editor: Paul Carter
Director: Mick Jackson
Producer: Dick Gilling
Editor: Adrian Malone

: Golf

The 1973 Open Championship
Highlights of the final round introduced by HARRY CARPENTER


Introduced By: Harry Carpenter

: Movies through Midnight: China Seas

Clark Gable , Jean Harlow with Wallace Beery
Lewis Stone , Rosalind Russell
Gable in a characteristic role as a tough skipper on the pirate-infested China Seas, having trouble with his fiery blonde mistress - Jean Harlow - and a valuable shipment of gold.
This Week's Films: page 9


Unknown: Clark Gable
Unknown: Jean Harlow
Unknown: Wallace Beery
Unknown: Lewis Stone
Unknown: Rosalind Russell
Unknown: Jean Harlow
Director: Tay Garnett
Alan Gaskell: Clark Gable
China Doll: Jean Harlow
Jamesy Macardle: Wallace Beery
Davids: Lewis Stone
Sybil: Rosalind Russell
Dawson: Dudley Digges
Sir Guy: C Aubrey Smith
McCaleb: Robert Benchley
Rockwell: William Henry
Mrs Vollberg: Live Demaigret
Mrs Timmons: Lillian Bond
Timmons: Edward Brophy

: News on 2


: Farewell My Lovely

The second film of tonight's Movies through Midnight double feature: starring
Dick Powell
Claire Trevor , Anne Shirley
Private eye Philip Marlowe is asked by violent, simple-minded ex-con ' Moose ' Malloy to find his former girl friend, Velma. His search involves him - as usual - in a lot of trouble, several murders and plenty of gun-play.
Based on the novel by RAYMOND CHANDLER
This Week's Films: page 9


Unknown: Dick Powell
Unknown: Claire Trevor
Unknown: Anne Shirley
Unknown: Philip Marlowe
Novel By: Raymond Chandler
Director: Edward Dmytryk
Philip Marlowe: Dick Powell
Mrs Grayle: Claire Trevor
Ann Grayle: Anne Shirley
Jules Amthor: Otto Kruger
'Moose' Malloy: Mike Mazurki
Marriott: Douglas Walton
Mr Grayle: Miles Mander
Lt Randall: Don Douglas
Dr Fonderborg: Ralf Harolde
Mrs Florian: Esther Howard

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