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: Saturday Cinema: Look for the Silver Lining

starring June Haver with Ray Bolger , Gordon MacRae
Life for Marilyn Miller , famous Broadway star of the 20s, was a mixture of success and tragedy. In today's film June Haver interprets some of Marilyn's hits from her most successful shows like Sally and Sunny. The story begins in Marilyn's dressing-room in 1930 Boston as the star looks back over her career and remembers her old love affair with dancing star Jack Donahue.
This Week's Films: page 9


Unknown: June Haver
Unknown: Ray Bolger
Unknown: Gordon MacRae
Unknown: Marilyn Miller
Unknown: Jack Donahue.
Director: David Butler
Marilyn Miller: June Haver
Jack Donahue: Ray Bolger
Frank Carter: Gordon MacRae
Pop Miller: Charlie Ruggles
Mom Miller: Rosemary Decamp
Claire Miller: Lee Wilde
Ruth Miller: Lynn Wilde
Henry Doran: Dick Simmons
Shendorff: S Z Sakall
Walter Catlett: Himself

: Cricket: First Test

England v
West Indies
Third day: coverage up to the close of play direct from The Oval

: On the Rim

in Spitsbergen

A journey to the top of the world, to the most northerly community on earth - to the land, they say, that God forgot.
Spitsbergen has been under Norwegian sovereignty since 1925 (before that it was No Man's Land), and the Norwegians call it Svalbard - 'the cold coast.' It was fought over in the Second World War because of its importance as a weather base, and today Russian and Norwegian coal-miners have taken the place of earlier pioneers - the fur-trappers and the whale-hunters.

(BBC Scotland)


Narrator: Iain Cuthbertson
Writer/Producer: James Wilson

: Westminster

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


Editor: Michael Payne

: News and Sport


: Saturday Request: Last Trip to Paradise?

A series featuring a selection of BBCtv programmes viewers have particularly asked to see again. When Captain Cook landed in Hawaii the natives clubbed him to death, but the blood spilt on that beach didn'deter other white men. Every year millions go to the Pacific islands, to Hawaii, Tahiti and Fiji, in search of the sun, surf, grass skirts and free love: the world the ad-men tell us is paradise on earth.
But it is a changing world. Land developers and international hotel chains fight to keep pace with the tourist boom. Military bases and warships mean a juke-box in every port. Atomic testing, islanders claim, is a health hazard.
JIM DOUGLAS HENRY and a Man Alive film team joined the rush to the South Pacific in the hope that theirs was not the last trip to paradise.


Unknown: Jim Douglas Henry
Producer: David Filkin

: A Pin to See the Peepshow

by F. TENNYSON JESSE: dramatised in four parts by ELAINE MORGAN
1913: Julia Almond , pretty, lively, intelligent and full of romantic dreams, leaves school - on a ten-year journey to the gallows.... Part 1


Unknown: F. Tennyson
Unknown: Elaine Morgan
Unknown: Julia Almond

: The Ascent of Man

A personal view by J. Bronowski
13 : The Long Childhood
' It is not the business of science to inherit the earth, but to inherit the moral imagination, because man and beliefs and science - without that-will perish together.'
Man would not be man if he were not sometimes fearful - for his confidence, for the future.
In this the final programme DR BRONOWSKI draws together the many ideas he has explored in the series. From his own home by the Pacific Ocean in California, he takes stock of Man's complex and often precarious ascent, drawing on experiences from his own lifetime. The longest childhood of all, he argues, is that of Man himself, growing to self-knowledge.
Series editor ADRIAN MALONE
Linked with this series in The Listener: a 13-part pre-publication oj Bronowski's The Ascent of Man


Unknown: J. Bronowski
Producers: Mick Jackson
Producers: David Kennard.
Producer: Dick Gilling
Editor: Adrian Malone

: Movies through Midnight: New Moon

Starring Jeanette MacDonald, Nelson Eddy
with Mary Boland, George Zucco, H. B. Warner

The Singing Sweethearts set sail for Caribbean romance and adventure with a cargo of songs from the Sigmund Romberg musical about a marriage of convenience that turns out to be a love match.
This Week's Films: page 9


Producer/Director: Robert Z. Leonard
Marianne: Jeanette MacDonald
Charles: Nelson Eddy
Valerie De Rossac: Mary Boland
Vicomte Ribaud: George Zucco
Father Michel: H.B. Warner
Governor of New Orleans: Grant Mitchell
Tambour: Stanley Fields
Alexander: Richard Purcell

: News on 2


: Movies through Midnight: My Name is Julia Ross

Starring Nina Foch, Dame May Whitty
with George MacReady

This tense and ingenious thriller has become something of a classic. Julia Ross (Nina Foch) takes a job as resident secretary to a wealthy woman, only to find her identity in doubt - and her life in danger!
This Week's Films: page 9


Director: Joseph H. Lewis
Julia Ross: Nina Foch
Mrs Williamson Hughes: Dame May Whitty
Ralph Hughes: George MacReady
Dennis Bruce: Roland Varno
Sparkes: Anita Bolster
Mrs Mackie: Doris Lloyd
Peters: Leonard Mudie
Bertha: Joy Harrington
Alice: Queenie Leonard
Robinson: Harry Hays Morgan
Mrs Robinson: Ottola Nesmith
Rev Lewis: Olaf Hytten
Dr Keller: Evan Thomas

: Closedown

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