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: Saturday Cinema: The Happy Years

starring Dean Stockwell
An unruly youngster, sent by his parents to a New Jersey school famous for taming rebellious youths, becomes more aggressive.


Unknown: Dean Stockwell
Director: William Wellman
Dink Stover: Dean Stockwell
Tough McCarty: Darryl Hickman
Tennessee Shad: Scotty Beckett
Samuel H Stover: Leon Ames

: Play Away

with Brian Cant, Toni Arthur, Colin Jeavons, Rick Jones, Jerry Austin, Alan Vickers
Jonathan Cohen, Spike Heatley Alan Rushton


Unknown: Brian Cant
Unknown: Toni Arthur
Unknown: Colin Jeavons
Unknown: Rick Jones
Unknown: Jerry Austin
Unknown: Alan Vickers
Unknown: Jonathan Cohen
Unknown: Spike Heatley
Unknown: Alan Rushton
Director: Christine Secombe
Producer: Ann Reay

: Saturday Request: Paco Pena

A series featuring a selection of BBCtv programmes viewers have particularly asked to see again. Sounds for Saturday featuring
Paco Pena and his Flamenco Puro Designer LESLEY JOAN BREMNESS Producer STANLEY DORFMAN


Unknown: Paco Pena
Designer: Lesley Joan Bremness
Producer: Stanley Dorfman

: Man Alive

A Fighting Chance

: Westminster

A close look at the politicians, the tactics and progress of Parliament Presented by PETER HILL


Presented By: Peter Hill
Editor: Michael Payne

: News and Sport


: Rugby Special

Leinster v Ulster from Lansdowne Road, Dublin
Together Leinster and Ulster provide the nucleus of the Irish national side and in opposition-in this the final match of the Inter-Provincial Championship - the interest is not only on the outcome of the series but on the current strength of Irish rugby.
Television presentation by the Irish Television Service
Series producer BILL TAYLOR


Producer: Bill Taylor

: The Goodies

starring Tim Brooke-Taylor Graeme Garden , Bill Oddie Guest star
Harry H. Corbett
The Goodies become doctors in the Health Service; their methods of curing the Nation's ills causes conflict with the Minister of Health.
Music by BILL ODDIE and MICHAEL GIBBS Designer JOHN stout
Producer jim FRANKLIN


Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: Bill Oddie
Unknown: Harry H. Corbett
Written By: Graeme Garden
Written By: Bill Oddie
Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Music By: Bill Oddie
Music By: Michael Gibbs
Designer: John Stout
Producer: Jim Franklin

: 2nd House

Tonight at 8.40:
Some views of the British Theatre
Introduced by Melvyn Bragg
In the spring of 1975 the new National Theatre opens on London's South Bank. It will have cost £10-million. Meanwhile, less than five per cent of the population ever find their way into a theatre at all.
Tonight 2nd House looks at the British Theatre, the people who go to it and those who don't.
' There's No Business ... '
For most people, theatre means entertainment, in the form of a West End show. Certainly it does to the BIRCHWOOD METHODIST CHURCH THURSDAY CLUB on their outing to the new musical Pippin, and to Pippin's presenter, ROBERT STIGWOOD, Australian millionaire and producer of such hits as Hair and Jesus Christ Superstar.-Stigwood is giving th,e people what they want, and his record seems to prove it.
The National Theatre - do we want it?
BENEDICT NIGHTINGALE, New Statesman critic, takes a sceptical look at a 100-year-old dream, and PETER HALL, the National's new director, and KENNETH TYNAN discuss plans for the theatre's future.
The Other Vic
For the people of Stoke-on-Trent, theatre means their subsidised repertory theatre, the Victoria. Under the direction of PETER CHEESEMAN, the Vic tries to solve the age-old problem of meeting the needs of a local community, all of whom pay for the theatre but few of whom want to go.
Whatever Happened to the Popular Theatre?
For the sceptic, theatre has a lot of questions to answer. It's expensive and much talked about, but still runs a poor third to television and films as a popular medium. KEITH DEWHURST, playwright and journalist, argues that English Theatre has lost the knack of being both popular and serious, and asks what we can do to bring the two halves together again.
Assistant editor TONY STAVEACRE
Acting for all -


Introduced By: Melvyn Bragg
Unknown: Sheldon Larry.
Unknown: Dennis Marks
Editor: Tony Staveacre
Editor: Bill Morton.

: Vienna 1900

Games with Love and Death
Five stories from the writings of ARTHUR SCHNITZLER dramatised by ROBERT MULLER Story 2: The Man of Honour With ROBERT STEPHENS as Doktor Graesler
Alfred Beratoner 's passion for Adele knows no bounds ... but Elise stands between them. How to ' remove ' Elise and remain a man of honour?
(For cast see Thursday, 8.35 pm)


Unknown: Arthur Schnitzler
Dramatised By: Robert Muller
Unknown: Robert Stephens
Unknown: Doktor Graesler
Unknown: Alfred Beratoner

: The Lost Wilderness

A Borrovian stroll through what was once ' Wild Wales ' A four-part series
3: Anglesey, Mother of Wales
John Seymour , 120 years on, follows the path of his 19th-century East Anglian compatriot George Borrow across the Menai Straits to seek the birthplace of a poet, visit the last miller in a land of wind-mills, and prove the ale of the island county.
Film cameraman KEN MCKAY Film editor STAN LANE


Unknown: John Seymour
Unknown: George Borrow
Unknown: Ken McKay
Editor: Stan Lane
Producer: Selwyn Roderick

: News on 2


: Midnight Movie: Station Six Sahara

starring Carroll Baker
Ian Bannen , Denholm Elliott
The five men at a remote oil-pumping station in the Sahara take a perverse delight in devising ways to annoy each other. Then an attractive woman arrives ...
Director SETH HOLT


Unknown: Carroll Baker
Unknown: Ian Bannen
Unknown: Denholm Elliott
Director: Seth Holt
Catherine: Carroll Baker
Fletcher: Ian Bannen
Macey: Denholm Elliott
Kramer: Peter van Eyck
Martin: Jorg Felmy
Santos: Mario Adorf
Jimmy: Biff McGuire
Sailor: Harry Baird

: Closedown

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