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: Saturday Cinema: Wee Willie Winkie

Starring Shirley Temple, Victor McLaglen

Priscilla, a little girl staying with her grandfather in India, inadvertently helps the natives to rescue their chieftain from arrest.
This Week's Films; page 11


Based on the story by: Rudyard Kipling
Director: John Ford
Priscilla Williams: Shirley Temple
Sgt MacDuff: Victor McLaglen
Col Williams: C. Aubrey Smith
Joyce Williams: June Lang
Khoda Khan: Cesar Romero
Mrs Allardyce: Constance Collier

: Play Away

with Brian Cant
Sailing down the Clyde on the paddle-steamer Wauerley-Toni is on her way to the small isle of Cumbrae where ' people use boats like other people use buses.' By the shores of Loch Lomond , Brian meets a monster and he also tells a very tall fishing story.
A BBC record, RBT 19, with songs and games from Play Away. available from all record shops, price 95p


Unknown: Brian Cant
Unknown: Toni Arthur
Unknown: Don Spencer
Unknown: Jonathan Cohen
Unknown: Spike Heatley
Unknown: Alan Rushton
Unknown: Loch Lomond
Producer: Ann Reay

: Saturday Request: Ashes of Atlantis

A series featuring a selection of BBCtv programmes viewers have particularly asked to see again.

Introduced by Magnus Magnusson
Excavations on Santorini - a volcanic island 60 miles north of Crete in the Aegean - have revealed a Minoan city buried, like Pompeii, under a preserving mantle of volcanic ash. Does it hold the clue to Atlantis - Plato's legend of a lost idyllic land? Chronicle cameras try to find the answer.


Presenter: Magnus Magnusson
Producer: Julia Cave
Executive Producer: Paul Johnstone

: Man Alive: Do It Somewhere Else

In the London borough of Hillingdon house-owners are up in arms about proposed new council housing.

: Westminster

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


Editor: Michael Payne

: News and Sport


: Rugby Special: Ulster v The Argentinians

from Ravenhill, Belfast
Argentina in recent years has proved itself to be one of the strongest up-and-coming rugby nations. In tours there by Wales, Scotland and Ireland, the home countries achieved victory in only one of the six internationals played. This afternoon's match against a talented Ulster side could provide many surprises.


Commentator: Nigel Starmer-Smith
Series Producer: Bill Taylor

: Grubstreet

A brisk stroll down the funnier side of Fleet Street featuring Julian Orchard, Anna Quayle, William Rushton
and Norman Chappell, Barbara Evans, Roland MacLeod, Paul McDowell
with special guest John Bird


Music: Burt Rhodes
Designer: Tony Snoaden
Devised and produced by: Barry Took
Director: Vernon Lawrence
Performer: Julian Orchard
Performer: Anna Quayle
Performer: William Rushton
Performer: Norman Chappell
Performer: Barbara Evans
Performer: Roland MacLeod
Performer: Paul McDowell
Performer: John Bird

: 2nd House

An anthology for November, highlighting some of the month's events in music, theatre, visual arts, books, and film.
Introduced by Melvyn Bragg
Among the main events:

The Merry-go-Round
From the Royal Court Theatre, scenes from Peter Gill's adaptation of an early play by D. H. Lawrence, with Derrick O'Connor as Harry Hemstock and Susan Tracy as Rachel Wilcox
In the studio, Melvyn Bragg talks to two contributors to a new collection of essays on Lawrence: Barbara Hardy, Head of the English Department at Birkbeck College; and author Alan Sillitoe

The Floating World
From the Victoria and Albert Museum, an exhibition of Japanese popular prints, which conjure up a dream-like world of beautiful but weird landscapes, warriors, exotically-dressed women, fantasy, and nightmare.
Edwin Mullins presents a selection of pictures with music specially written by Karl Jenkins of the 'Soft Machine.'

A film for Hallowe'en: an adaptation of one of the stories from James Joyce's Dubliners
Adapted by Simon Raven

Children's games for Hallowe'en: the water for a journey, the ring for a wedding, the book for the church and clay for a death...

Georges Brassens
From the new Sherman Theatre in Cardiff, a rare appearance in this country of the singing poet of Montparnasse.

Welsh Dylan
An exhibition celebrating aspects of Dylan Thomas's life in Wales opens in Cardiff next week, the 20th anniversary of his death.
For 2nd House, Anthony Hopkins reads 'Fernhill,' and 'Don't go gentle into that good night.'


Presenter: Melvyn Bragg
Author (The Merry-go-Round): D.H. Lawrence
Adapted by (The Merry-go-Round): Peter Gill
Interviewee (The Merry-go-Round): Barbara Hardy
Interviewee (The Merry-go-Round): Alan Sillitoe
Harry Hemstock: Derrick O'Connor
Rachel Wilcox: Susan Tracy
Presenter (The Floating World): Edwin Mullins
Composer (The Floating World): Karl Jenkins
Adapter (Clay): Simon Raven
Director (Clay): Jonathan Miller
Maria: Elizabeth Begley
Mrs Donnelly: Brenda Doyle
Joe Donnelly: Derry Power
Alphie Donnelly: Louis O'Neill
Gentleman in tram shelter: John Franklyn
Cake shop girl: Ursula Smith
Matron in laundry: Ruby Head
Ginger Mooney: Anita Reeves
Lizzie Fleming: Jeananne Crowley
Singer/Poet: Georges Brassens
Reader (Welsh Dylan): Anthony Hopkins
Designer: J. Roger Lowe
Producer: Tony Cash
Producer: Karl Francis
Producer: Gavin Millar
Director: Ben Rea
Assistant Editor: Tony Staveacre
Editor: Bill Morton

: The Golden Bowl: 1: The Prince

by Henry James
Dramatised in six parts by Jack Pulman
(Shown last Thursday)


Author: Henry James
Dramatised by: Jack Pulman

: Beyond a Joke

Selections from the series starring Eleanor Bron, John Bird and Barrie Ingham
Written by Michael Frayn and Eleanor Bron with John Bird


Writer: Michael Frayn
Writer: Eleanor Bron
Music: Jack Emblow
Producer: Robert Chetwyn
Director: Vernon Lawrence
Comedienne: Eleanor Bron
Comedian: John Bird
Comedian: Barrie Ingham

: News on 2


: Midnight Movie: I Saw What You Did

Starring Joan Crawford, John Ireland
with Leif Erickson, Andi Garrett, Sarah Lane

Teenager Libby Mannering is left to look after little sister Tess when their parents go away for the night. To while away the time they make mischievous telephone calls at random, one of which brings a desperate murderer to their isolated country home seeking to silence them - for ever.

This Week's Films: page 11


Director: William Castle
Amy Nelson: Joan Crawford
Steve Marak: John Ireland
Dave Mannering: Leif Erickson
Kit Austin: Sarah Lane
Libby Mannering: Andi Garrett
Tess Mannering: Sharyl Locke
Ellie Mannering: Patricia Breslyn

: Closedown

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