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: Saturday Cinema: Prince Valiant

starring Robert Wagner
James Mason , Janet Leigh
Debra Paget , Sterling Hayden with Victor McLaglen
Donald Crisp , Brian Aherne
Prince Valiant comes to Camelot to seek King Arthur's help against the usurper of his father's throne.


Unknown: Robert Wagner
Unknown: James Mason
Unknown: Janet Leigh
Unknown: Debra Paget
Unknown: Sterling Hayden
Unknown: Victor McLaglen
Unknown: Donald Crisp
Unknown: Brian Aherne
Director: Henry Hathaway
Prince Valiant: Robert Wagner
Sir Brack: James Mason
Aleta: Janet Leigh
Hene: Debra Paget
Sir Gawain: Sterling Hayden
Boltar: Victor McLaglen
King Aguar: Donald Crisp
King Arthur: Brian Aherne
King Luke: Barry Jones
Sligon: Primo Carnera

: Play Away

An entertainment for children with Brian Cant , Toni Arthur
Julie Stevens , Norman Norman Jonathan Cohen , Spike Heatley Alan Rushton
Brian and his friends play away with music, games and comedy.
Producer ANN REAY
Executive producer CYNTHIA PELGATE
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: Julie Stevens
Unknown: Norman Norman
Unknown: Jonathan Cohen
Unknown: Spike Heatley
Unknown: Alan Rushton
Producer: Cynthia Pelgate

: Saturday Request: I Musici

A series featuring a selection of BBCtv programmes viewers have particularly asked to see again.
The world-famous chamber orchestra plays Vivaldi's popular Concerto Grosso, Op 3 No 11; a virtuoso Grand Duo by Bottesini for the unusual combination of violin and double-bass; a newly discovered Violin Concerto in D minor by Mendelssohn, composed at the age of 13; and Bach's Air on the G string.
Director KENNETH CORDEN : A BBC/RM Productions/RTB co-production


Director: Kenneth Corden

: Man Alive

My Wife Wears the Trousers: 2

: Westminster

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


Editor: Michael Payne

: Rugby Special

England v Australia Introduced by Nigel Starmer-Smith
When England last played Australia at
Twickenham in 1967, the Wallabies won by 23 points to 11. While their more recent results at international level have been disappointing their work rate and dedication in the early matches of the present Tour have shown that England will have to pull out all the stops this afternoon to gain revenge.
Commentator BILL MCLAREN
Series producer BILL TAYLOR


Introduced By: Nigel Starmer-Smith
Commentator: Bill McLaren
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
Devised and produced by BARRY TOOK Director VERNON LAWRENCE


Unknown: Julian Orchard
Unknown: Anna Quayle
Unknown: William Rushton
Unknown: Norman Chappell
Unknown: Barbara Evans
Unknown: Roland MacLeod
Unknown: Paul McDowell
Unknown: John Bird
Music: Burt Rhodes
Designer: Tony Snoaden
Produced By: Barry Took
Director: Vernon Lawrence

: 2nd House

in Liverpool
Introduced by Melvyn Bragg and featuring some of the personalities and activities that are thriving in the city of Liverpool today, ten years after the birth of the ' Liverpool scene '. The programme is linked by a conversation with four writers who come from the city, but now spend most of their time away from it:
Alun Owen
'...the way people talk in that city: it's jaunty, elegant, vulgar, earthy, precise. I wanted to use it. I did, and it gave me a freedom.'
Ted Whitehead
'...and by the way, it's important to recognise that the explosion of pop culture in the early 60s happened because of an initial impetus in a Northern provincial town....'
Neville Smith
'Liverpool is like New York, it's full of bit players....'
Roger McGough
'But Liverpool is still a very puritanical city compared with other places...'
The programme will include, from the stage of the Everyman Theatre, Soft or a Girl
Scenes from JOHN MCGRATH'S play about Liverpool
With ROGER SLOMAN, TONY SHER, RICHARD WILLIAMS and songs from the Liverpool-based group, PETTICOAT AND VINE
Alan Dossor, director of the Everyman, and Willy Russell, a local writer, discuss the future for the theatre in Liverpool.
From the studios of Radio Merseyside: Scully
A short story by Alan Bleasdale about a Liverpool schoolkid
'I wrote Scully on the bus shelter as we walked back. I put Scully wherever I can. It's me name, see.' Read by David Lincoln
From the New Montrose Club, Comedian Jackie Hamilton
'What's the difference between a coconut, a Scotsman, and Bill Shankly?' introduced by Ernie Mack
From Liverpool 8,
The Granby Festival a film about the summer festival organised by the community of Granby, one of the city areas most affected by redevelopment.
From the Customs House Hotel, In My Liverpool Home folk songs from PETE MCGOVERN , FRANK MCCOLL , STAN AMBROSE , and others, in the last session of folk music to be held in this dockside pub before it is demolished to make way for a police station.
Outside broadcast director KEN GRIFFIN Producers MICHAEL DIBB , NIGEL WILLIAMS Assistant editor TONY STAVEACRE Editor BILL MORTON


Introduced By: Melvyn Bragg
Unknown: Alun Owen
Unknown: Ted Whitehead
Unknown: Neville Smith
Unknown: Roger McGough
Unknown: John McGrath
Unknown: Roger Sloman
Unknown: Tony Sher
Unknown: Richard Williams
Unknown: Willy Russell
Story By: Alan Bleasdale
Read By: David Lincoln
Unknown: Jackie Hamilton
Unknown: Bill Shankly
Introduced By: Ernie MacK
Unknown: Pete McGovern
Unknown: Frank McColl
Unknown: Stan Ambrose
Director: Ken Griffin
Producers: Michael Dibb
Producers: Nigel Williams
Editor: Tony Staveacre
Editor: Bill Morton

Blog post that mentions this programme:

The Sunday Post: Alan Bleasdale 17 July 2016

: The Golden Bowl

by HENRY JAMES : another chance to see this dramatisation in six parts by JACK PULMAN 3: Charlotte


Unknown: Henry James
Unknown: Jack Pulman

: Film Night Special

Tony Bilbow and Philip Jenkinson preview this year's London Film Festival which runs from 20 November until 7 December, with extracts from the opening film Ape and Super-Ape; Japanese director Kon Ichikawa 's latest film The Wanderers; and actor Darren McGavin 's directorial debut Happy Mother's Day..... Love George.
Executive producer MIKE FENTIMAN Philip Jenkinson : page 11


Unknown: Philip Jenkinson
Director: Kon Ichikawa
Unknown: Darren McGavin
Unknown: Love George.
Producer: Barry Brown
Producer: Mike Fentiman
Producer: Philip Jenkinson

: Midnight Movie: Fallen Angel

starring Dana Andrews
Linda Darnell , Alice Faye
The arrival in town of Eric Stanton greatly affects the lives of three women. Violent death awaits one of them.


Unknown: Dana Andrews
Unknown: Linda Darnell
Unknown: Alice Faye
Unknown: Eric Stanton
Director: Otto Preminger
June Mills: Alice Faye
Eric Stanton: Dana Andrews
Stella: Linda Darnell
Mark Judd: Charles Bickford
Dave Atkins: Bruce Cabot
Madley: John Carradine

: Closedown

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