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: Play School

(Full details on BBC1 at 4.0 pm)

: Closedown

: If You Feel Like Singing

A film starring Judy Garland, Gene Kelly with Phil Silvers, Eddie Bracken, Gloria De Haven, Marjorie Main
Jane Falbury, owner of an old farm, is having a hard time making it pay so she strikes a bargain with aspiring theatrical producer Joe D. Ross.
Holiday Films: pages 17-18


Unknown: Judy Garland
Unknown: Gene Kelly
Unknown: Phil Silvers
Unknown: Eddie Bracken
Unknown: Gloria de Haven
Unknown: Marjorie Main
Unknown: Jane Falbury
Producer: Joe D. Ross.
Director: Charles Walters
Jane Falbury: Judy Garland
Joe D Ross: Gene Kelly
Orville Wingait: Eddie Bracken
Abigail Falbury: Gloria de Haven
Esme: Marjorie Main
Herb Blake: Phil Silvers

: The Languages of Animals

Royal Institution Lectures 2: Be Mine
The language of courtship in animals has given rise to some of the most beautiful and the most extraordinary sights and sounds in all nature. David Attenborough explains some of the difficulties creatures have in finding a mate by showing film, live animals, and some remarkable experiments with insects.


Unknown: David Attenborough

: News on 2


: Look, Stranger

The Hobby-horse Man
Narrated by Norman Rodway
Mick Marley 's tiny painted merry-go-round has been a familiar sight in the Belfast Streets for a generation. But can Mick and his travelling entertainment survive? Already on two occasions his carousel has ended up on a barricade and his salvaged horses lie broken and headless in a yard.
Executive producer JENNIFER JEREMY Director ROBIN WYLIE
BBC Northern Ireland


Unknown: Norman Rodway
Unknown: Mick Marley
Written By: Morris Leitch
Producer: Jennifer Jeremy

: Alias Smith and Jones

starring and with John McGiver , Brenda Scott Witness to a Lynching


Unknown: John McGiver
Unknown: Brenda Scott
Jones: Ben Murphy
Smith: Roger Davis

: Call My Bluff

A duel of words and wit between Patrick Campbell
Lynn Seymour , Simon Ward and Frank Muir
Helen Mirren , James Maxwell Referee Robert Robinson
Call My Bluff devised by MARK GOODSON and BILL TODMAN Director PEGGY WALKER
Producer JOHNNY DOWNES (Manchester)


Unknown: Patrick Campbell
Unknown: Lynn Seymour
Unknown: Simon Ward
Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Helen Mirren
Unknown: James Maxwell
Unknown: Robert Robinson
Unknown: Mark Goodson
Unknown: Bill Todman
Director: Peggy Walker
Producer: Johnny Downes

: Horizon

Crime Lab
A jewel robbery, a hit-and-run, and the Case of the Skeleton in the Sand Dunes illustrate the work of forensic scientists and the police they assist. How do they discover the characteristics of an individual bullet as it enters a body? How are bloodstains identified? How do voiceprints work? Narrator PAUL VAUGHAN


Narrator: Paul Vaughan
Editor: Bruce Norman
Producer: Alec Nisbett

: Centre Play

The Illumination of Mr Shannon by DON HAWORTH
Fresh from Ireland young Mr Shannon is full of dreams for the future. But he hasn't reckoned on Mr Blakey who is to provide the necessary job.
Script editor ROBERT BUCKLER


Unknown: Mr Shannon
Unknown: Don Haworth
Editor: Robert Buckler
Designer: David Myerscough
Producer: Anne Head
Director: Brian McDuffie
James Blakey: Patrick McAlinney
Michael Shannon: Frank Grimes
Waiter: Gito Santana

: News on 2


: After the Thin Man

William Powell , Myrna Loy with James Stewart , Elissa Landi At the height of a party thrown by their friends to celebrate their success on the Thin Man case, Nick and Nora get an urgent call from Nora's cousin Selma.
Director w. s. VAN DYKE
Holiday Films: pages 17-18


Unknown: William Powell
Unknown: Myrna Loy
Unknown: James Stewart
Unknown: Elissa Landi
Nick Charles: William Powell
Nora: Myrna Loy
David: James Stewart
Selma: Elissa Landi
'Dancer': Joseph Calleia
Aunt Katherine: Jessie Ralph

: Closedown

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