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: Saturday Cinema: Incendiary Blonde

starring Betty Hutton
The life and time of Texas Guinan, one of America's most famous night-club entertainers.
This Week's Films: page 11


Unknown: Betty Hutton
Director: George Marshall
Texas Guinan: Betty Hutton
Bill Kilgannon: Arturo de Cordova
Mike Guinan: Barry M'Zgerald
Cherokee Jim: Charles Ruggles
Cadden: Albert Dekker
Callahan: Bill Goodwin
Nick: Mikhail Rasumny
Wacko Smith: Ted Mapes

: Play Away

An entertainment for children with Brian Cant
This new series of Play Away begins with four ' Play Away Away Days.' During the summer Brian and his friends have been on the road visiting people and places as far apart as Bakewell and Greenock.
A look around a mammoth's lair in Derbyshire is just one of the happenings in today's 'Play Away Away Day,' together with the usual songs, games and jokes.
Executive producer CYNTHIA FELGATE
A BBC record, No RBT 19, with songs and games from Play Away. will be available from all record shops from 2 November, price 95p


Unknown: Brian Cant
Unknown: Toni Arthur
Unknown: Chloe Ashcroft
Unknown: David Jackson
Editor: Christopher Rowlands
Producer: Cynthia Felgate

: The Water Web

In freshwater, there's a complex food web; special camerawork reveals normally invisible secrets.
(from Bristol)
(Shortened repeat of a programme first shown in The World About Us)


Narrator: Alan Gibson
Filmed by: Oxford Scientific Films
Presented by: Keith Hopkins

: Man Alive: Flower Power

Esther Rantzen at the Chelsea Flower Show.


Reporter: Esther Rantzen
Producer: Ivor Dunkerton
Editor: Adam Clapham

: Westminster

A close look at the politicians, the tactics and progress of Parliament.
(Repeated: Sunday at 4.5 pm)


Editor: Michael Payne

: News and Sport


: Rugby Special: Gala v Hawick

introduced by Nigel Starmer-Smith
In the Scottish Borders, as in Wales, rugby is king, and today's match between these age-old rivals should produce all the traditional elements of Scots border rugby.


Presenter: Nigel Starmer-Smith
Commentator: Bill McLaren
Series Producer: Bill Taylor

: Grubstreet

A brisk stroll down the funnier side of Fleet Street showing the comical things that happen in Britain's River of Ink: or, to put it another way, if it turns you on...

Featuring Julian Orchard, Anna Quayle, William Rushton
and Norman Chappell, Barbara Evans, Roland MacLeod, Paul McDowell
with special guest John Bird

Press raided in BBC joke bid: pages 8-7


Music: Burt Rhodes
Make-up: Sandra Shepherd
Costume: Cherry Ferrand
Design: Tony Snoaden
Devised and produced by: Barry Took
Director: Vernon Lawrence
[Actor]: Julian Orchard
[Actress]: Anna Quayle
[Actor]: William Rushton
[Actor]: Norman Chappell
[Actress]: Barbara Evans
[Actor]: Roland MacLeod
[Actor]: Paul McDowell
Comedian: John Bird

: 2nd House: National Service

A documentary entertainment spoken, sung, written and performed by former National Servicemen
Introduced by Melvyn Bragg

Ask any man who reached the age of 18 between 1947 and 1961 what are his most vivid memories of that period, he will almost certainly answer: 'My two-year stint with HM Forces.'
Tonight Acker Bilk, Ronnie Corbett, Nicholas Harman, Michael Parkinson, novelist Gordon Williams and volunteers from the general public relive their National Service experiences.
In the studio there'll be music from a jazz group led by Acker Bilk; bandsmen, including journalist Nicholas Tomalin; and from a Russian choir led by Carwyn Jones, manager of the British Lions Rugby Team.
Comedy routines by Rogers and Starr, who launched their career as a drag act in the RAF.
Dramatised scenes from novels about life in the services:
"The Camp" by Gordon M. Williams
and "The Breaking of Bumbo" by Andrew Sinclair
Also taking part: David Caute, Richard Crossman, MP and General Sir Brian Horrocks


Presenter: Melvyn Bragg
Interviewee/Jazz group led by: Acker Bilk
Interviewee: Ronnie Corbett
Interviewee: Nicholas Harman
Interviewee: Michael Parkinson
Interviewee: Gordon Williams
Musician: Nicholas Tomalin
Choir led by: Carwyn Jones
Comedians: Rogers and Starr
Interviewee: David Caute
Interviewee: Richard Crossman
Interviewee: Sir Brian Horrocks
Producer: Tony Cash
Film Cameraman: Ian Stone
Film Editor: Howard Waters
Director: Ben Rea
Assistant Editor: Tony Staveacre
Editor: Bill Morton
Writer (The Camp): Gordon M. Williams
SAC Ritchie Brown: Struan Rodger
SAC Harry Truman: Leslie Schofield
Writer (The Breaking of Bumbo): Andrew Sinclair
2nd/Lt Bailey: David Allister
Sgt Peters: Frank Jarvis
Sgt Issy: Brian Grellis
L/Cpl Johnson: Christopher Timothy
Gdsn Andrews: Lewis Michael

: Jane Eyre: Part 4

by Charlotte Bronte
Dramatised in five parts by Robin Chapman
[Starring] Michael Jayston as Rochester and Sorcha Cusack as Jane

Jane has fallen in love with Rochester but it seems inevitable that he will marry Blanche. Mrs Reed, on her death-bed, told Jane that she deliberately suppressed news that would have been to Jane's advantage.


Author: Charlotte Bronte
Dramatised by: Robin Chapman
Rochester: Michael Jayston
Jane: Sorcha Cusack

: Beyond a Joke

Selections from the series starring Eleanor Bron, John Bird and Barrie Ingham


Unknown: Eleanor Bron
Unknown: John Bird
Unknown: Barrie Ingham
Written By: Michael Frayn
Written By: Eleanor Bron
Design: Ian Rawnsley
Producer: Robert Chetwyn
Director: Vernon Lawrence

: Midnight Movie: Moontide

Starring Jean Gabin, Ida Lupino, Thomas Mitchell, Claude Rains

Bobo, a shiftless dock labourer, saves a lonely desolate girl from suicide; but it is Bobo himself, haunted by the fear that he once killed a man while drunk, who really needs saving - from aimless drunkenness and the insatiable demands of Tiny, an insidious blackmailer.
This Week's Films: page 11


Director: Archie Mayo
Bobo: Jean Gabin
Anna: Ida Lupino
Tiny: Thomas Mitchell
Nutsy: Claude Rains
Dr Brothers: Jerome Cowan
Woman on boat: Helene Reynolds
Rev Mr Price: Ralph Byrd
Bartender: William Halligan
Pakeo: Sen Yung
Hirota: Chester Gan
Mildred: Robin Raymond
Pop Kelly: Arthur Aylesworth

: Closedown

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