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: Saturday Cinema: Fluffy

Starring Tony Randall, Shirley Jones

Fluffy is a gentle amiable lion with a problem - everyone thinks he is a dangerous man-eater!


Director: Earl Bellamy
Daniel Potter: Tony Randall
Janice: Shirley Jones
Griswald: Edward Andrews
Sweeney: Howard Morris
Claridge: Ernest Truex
Sergeant: Jim Backus
Catfish: Frank Faylen
Sally Brighton: Celia Kaye

: Play Away

with Brian Cant, Toni Arthur, Carol Chell, David Wood
[and] Jonathan Cohen, Spike Heatley, Alan Rushton

Brian and his friends play away with music, games and comedy.


Performer: Brian Cant
Performer: Toni Arthur
Performer: Carol Chell
Performer: David Wood
Pianist: Jonathan Cohen
Musician: Spike Heatley
Musician: Alan Rushton
Director: Christine Secombe
Producer: Ann Reay

: Saturday Request: The Sherpas of Everest

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

In the remote highlands of Nepal live the Sherpas, famous for their work on mountaineering expeditions. Their homes are in tiny villages perched on the slopes of the world's highest mountains, and the Sherpa's life is hard, often short, but rarely dull. Tourists can now walk to the foot of Mount Everest, but few will see, as in this film, a Sherpa community working and celebrating, or be able to attend a great Buddhist festival originating centuries ago.
(from Bristol: first shown in The World About Us series)


Narrator: Joss Ackland
Producer: Ned Kelly

: Westminster

A close look at the politicians, the tactics and progress of Parliament. Presented by Peter Hill


Presenter: Peter Hill
Editor: Michael Payne

: Rugby Special: Scotland XV v Argentina

Introduced from Murrayfield by Nigel Starmer-Smith
Since Scotland's Argentinian tour of 1969 - each country achieving one victory - Scots Rugby standards have hit new heights. But the straightforward Argentinian tactics could create problems for the Scots this afternoon.



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

: Grubstreet

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

(John Bird is appearing in 'Habeas Corpus' at the Lyric Theatre, London)


Music: Burt Rhodes
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

: The Royal Ballet: Frederick Ashton's La Fille Mal Gardee

Freely adapted and arranged by John Lanchbery

starring Merle Park and David Blair
From the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden

Frederick Ashton's happy and hilarious ballet about the girl who loved the boy next door despite her mother's grander plans.

Act 1 Scene 1: The Farmyard Scene 2: The Cornfield
Act 2 The Interior of the Farmhouse



Choreographer: Frederick Ashton
Music: Ferdinand Herold
Adapted and arranged by/Conductor: John Lanchbery
Scenery and costumes: Osbert Lancaster
Director of the Royal Ballet: Kenneth Macmillan
Musicians: Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Orchestra Leader: Charles Taylor
TV presentation: John Vernon
Lise: Merle Park
Colas: David Blair
Alain: Alexander Grant
Widow Simone, Lise's mother: Ronald Emblen
Thomas, Alain's father: Leslie Edwards
Village notary: Ronald Plaisted
Notary's clerk: Garry Grant
Cockerel: Wayne Sleep
Hens: Carole Ainsworth
Hens: Lesley Collier
Hens: Marion Tait
Hens: Marilyn Trounson
Lise's friends: Margaret Barbieri
Lise's friends: Meryl Chapell
Lise's friends: Sandra Conley
Lise's friends: Vergie Derman
Lise's friends: Rosalind Eyre
Lise's friends: Darryl Jaffray
Lise's friends: Patricia Ruanne
Dancers: Artists of the Royal Ballet

: The Golden Bowl: 4

by Henry James
In six parts
(Shown last Thursday)


Author: Henry James

: The Dubliners: In Concert


Musicians: The Dubliners
Designer: Lesley Joan Bremness
Producer: Stanley Dorfman

: Midnight Movie: Alias Nick Beal

Starring Ray Milland

A district attorney, tricked into becoming governor, tries to free himself from his benefactor.


Director: John Farrow
Nick Beal: Ray Milland
Donna Allen: Audrey Totter
Joseph Foster: Thomas Mitchell
Rev Garfield: George MacReady
Frank Faulkner: Fred Clark

: Closedown

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