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: Saturday Cinema: One Desire

Starring Anne Baxter, Rock Hudson with Julia Adams, Natalie Wood
The colourful decor and the boisterous atmosphere of the boom town casinos at the turn of the century make an ideal background to this romantic saga in which two girls fight for the hand of a handsome young gambler.
This Week's Films: page 9


Director: Jerry Hopper
Tacey Cromwell: Anne Baxter
Clint Saunders: Rock Hudson
Judith Watrous: Julia Adams
Seely: Natalle Wood
Nugget: Barry Curtis
Macbain: William Hopper
Senator Watrous: Carl B Reid
Kate: Vici Raaf
Flo: Fay Morley

: Cricket

Benson and Hedges Cup Final Kent v Worcestershire Further coverage

: Look, Stranger

Man of Letters
RONNIE ROBSON is a rural postman whose daily round takes him to the Highside, a remote part of Yorkshire. He always wanted to be a postman - his father was one in the same area. Ronnie writes a column in the Ripon Gazette about life on the Highside which his - customers ' read. Highsiders are used to a hard life. Ronnie is their link. He brings them post, news and, very often, a helping hand.


Unknown: Ronnie Robson
Producer: Jennifer Jeremy

: Westminster

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


Editor: Michael Payne

: News and Sport


: Saturday Request: The James Last Orchestra

A series featuring a selection of BBC tv programmes viewers have particularly asked to see again. Today: featuring the 44-strong
James Last Orchestra and Chorus in a programme of their highly individual music recorded during James Last's succesful tour of Great Britain earlier this year.


Designer: Martin Collins
Producer: James Moir

: Two Women

A second chance to see this dramatisation in four parts by RAY LAWLER starring
Margaret Whiting
During the Allied advance towards Rome, Cesira took Rosetta to her parents' village. Finding it deserted, they rested in the church where they were discovered and attacked by Moroccan soldiers. Part 4


Unknown: Alberto Moravia
Unknown: Ray Lawler
Unknown: Margaret Whiting

: The Ascent of Man

A personal view by J. Bronowski
12 : Generation upon Generation
To our bodies turne we then, that so Weake men on love reveal'd may looke;
Love's mysteries in soules do grow,
But yet the body is his booke
Strangely, it is the sciences of mathematics and physics that have revolutionised biology in our own century and brought a new precision to our understanding of life.
DR BRONOWSKI follows the story from the quiet experiments of Gregor Mendel to the awesome, and perhaps dangerous, power that our unravelling of the code of inheritance has given us. He argues that we should see sex as the gift that preserves the diversity of human individuality.
Series cameramen NAT CROSBY, JOHN ELSE Producer DICK GILLING
Series editor ADRIAN MALONE
Linked with this series in The Listener: a 13-port pre-publication of Bronowski's The Ascent of Man


Unknown: J. Bronowski
Unknown: John Donne
Unknown: Gregor Mendel
Producer: Dick Gilling
Editor: Adrian Malone

: Movies through Midnight: The Thin Man

William Powell, Myrna Loy with Maureen O'Sullivan
When a prominent inventor disappears in mysterious circumstances, his daughter persuades Nick Charles to take the case -a case which leads Nick and his wife Nora through a series of crazy and exciting escapades.
Director W. S. Van Dyke
This Week's Films: page 9


Director: W. S. van Dyke
Nick: William Powell
Nora: Myrna Loy
Dorothy: Maureen O'Sullivan
Guild: Nat Pendleton
Mimi: Minna Gombell
Wynant: Edward Ellis
MacCaulay: Porter Hall
Chris: Cesar Romero
Nunheim: Harold Huber
Gilbert: Willlam Henry
Julia Wolf: Natalie Moorhead
Morelli: Edward Brophy
Tanner: Cyril Thornton
Tanner: Asta

: News on 2


: The Hounds of Zaroff

Joel McCrea , Fay Wray
Fate takes big-game hunter Robert Rainsford to the tropical island lair of an even greater enthusiast for the chase, with bizarre tastes as to the quarry.
Produced and directed by ERNEST B. SCHOEDSACK and IRVING PICHEL This Week's Films: page 9


Unknown: Joel McCrea
Unknown: Fay Wray
Unknown: Robert Rainsford
Directed By: Ernest B. Schoedsack
Unknown: Irving Pichel
Robert Rainsford: Joel McCrea
Eve Trowbridge: Fay Wray
Count Zaroff: Leslie Banks
Martin Trowbridge: Robert Armstrong
Tartar servant: Steve Clemento
Tartar servant: Noble Johnson

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