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: Saturday Cinema: The Barretts of Wimpole Street

Starring Jennifer Jones, John Gielgud
with Bill Travers, Virginia McKenna

The tyranny of Elizabeth Barrett's cruel and embittered father dominates the family's home in London's Wimpole Street. A meeting with the poet Robert Browning brings love and eventual happiness to Elizabeth.
This Week's films: page 9


From the play by: Rudolf Besier
Director: Sidney Franklin
Elizabeth: Jennifer Jones
Barrett: John Gielgud
Robert Browning: Bill Travers
Henrietta: Virginia McKenna
Bella: Susan Stephen
Capt Surtees Cook: Vernon Gray
Wilson: Jean Anderson
Arabel: Maxine Audley
Harry Bevan: Leslie Phillips
Dr Chambers: Laurence Naismith
Dr Ford-Waterlow: Moultrie Kelsall
George: Michael Brill

: Cricket: Gillette Cup Final: Gloucestershire v Sussex

A capacity crowd will pack Lord's for the final of this 60-over knockout competition which has in recent years produced so many memorable matches.
Introduced by Peter West
In Grandstand from 10.30 am


Presenter: Peter West
Commentator: Richie Benaud
Commentator: Jim Laker

: Look, Stranger: Anyone Can Have a Go

From January to March they practise, all 7,000 of them, to compete in the Hastings Musical Festival.
Bill Dyer, its chairman, has seen the Festival grow and change since he persuaded the Fleet Street Choir to enter. Singing journalists have given way to dancing toddlers, to his great regret, but this year he hopes the tide has started to turn.


Subject: Bill Dyer
Director: Sandra Wainwright
Executive producer: Jennifer Jeremy

: News and Sport


: Saturday Request: A Little Touch of Schmilsson in the Night

A series featuring a selection of BBCtv programmes viewers have particularly asked to see again. Tonight starring Harry Nilsson and Gordon Jenkins and his Orchestra, leader Jack Rothstein


Singer: Harry Nilsson
Musicians: Gordon Jenkins and his Orchestra
Orchestra leader: Jack Rothstein
Designer: John Hurst
Producer: Stanley Dorfman

: Lord Peter Wimsey: Clouds of Witness: Part 2

by Dorothy L. Sayers
Adapted in five parts by Anthony Steven
With Ian Carmichael as Lord Peter

Music... games... laughter... all had been pleasant at Riddlesdale Lodge until the evening post arrived. Then sudden, unexpected tragedy: Lady Mary's fiance shot dead, her brother Gerald charged with his murder... and from Paris her second brother, Lord Peter Wimsey, has flown back to investigate.


Author: Dorothy L. Sayers
Adapted by: Anthony Steven
Designer: Raymond Cusick
Producer: Richard Beynon
Director: Hugh David
Lord Peter Wimsey: Ian Carmichael
Det-Insp Parker: Mark Eden
Helen, Duchess of Denver: Georgina Cookson
Bunter: Glyn Houston
Insp Craikes: Ivan Beavis
Ellen: Merelina Kendall
Sir Impey Biggs: Francis de Wolff
Lady Mary Wimsey: Rachel Herbert
Concierge: Malcolm Hayes
Mme Leblanc: Dorothea Phillips
Corbeau: John Bryans
Jake: Gerald Cowan
Mr Grimethorpe: George Coulouris
Mrs Grimethorpe: Judith Arthy
Dowager Duchess: Isabel Jeans

: European Heritage: 5: The Age of Baroque

A series of seven films about aspects of their past made by seven European countries.

In 1683 the Turks were defeated outside the gates of Vienna and the confidence that came from this great victory ushered in an age of unparalleled splendour in Austrian history.
Over the next 50 years architects like Lukas von Hildebrandt and Fischer von Erlach built great churches, palaces and monasteries that have no equal in Europe for the grandeur of their design or the richness of their decoration. This film, made by Austrian Television, shows how all the arts came together at this time to celebrate the Age of Baroque.
Commentary spoken by William Fox


Narrator: William Fox
Director: Michael Weinmann

: Movies through Midnight: Captain Blood

Starring Errol Flynn
with Olivia de Havilland, Basil Rathbone

Dr Peter Blood, unjustly condemned to a life of slavery in the West Indies, escapes to become the most famous pirate in history.
This Week's Films: page I


Director: Michael Curtiz
Captain Blood: Errol Flynn
Arabella Bishop: Olivia de Havilland
Levasseur: Basil Rathbone
Hagthorpe: Guy Kibbee
Lord Willoughby: Henry Stephenson
Wolverstone: Robert Barrat
Cahusac: J. Carrol Naish

: News on 2


: Movies through Midnight: The Girl in Black Stockings

Starring Anne Bancroft, Lex Barker
with Mamie Van Doren, Ron Randell, Marie Windsor, John Dehner

Someone in the quiet American community of Kanab is a psychopathic killer, responsible for a series of horrifying murders for which too many have motives.
This Week's Films: page 9


Director: Howard W. Koch
David Houston: Lex Barker
Beth: Anne Bancroft
Harriet Ames: Mamie van Doren
Sheriff Holmes: John Dehner
Edmond Parry: Ron Randell
Julia Parry: Marie Windsor
Norman Grant: John Holland
Louise Miles: Diana Vandervlis
Dr Aiken: Richard Cutting
Joe: Larry Chance

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