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: Saturday Cinema: The Amorous Prawn

starring Ian Carmichael
Joan Greenwood , Cecil Parker
While the commander of a remote military installation in the Scottish Highlands is abroad on his last mission before retirement, his wife decides to supplement his pension by taking in some paying guests.
Director ANTHONY KIMMINS Producer Leslie GILLIAT


Unknown: Ian Carmichael
Unknown: Joan Greenwood
Unknown: Cecil Parker
Unknown: Philip Jenkinson
Unknown: Nicholas Phipps
Director: Anthony Kimmins
Producer: Leslie Gilliat
Lady Fitzadam: Joan Greenwood
General Fitzadam: Cecil Parker
Cpl Sidney Green: Un Carmichael
Larry Hoffman: Robert Beatty
Prawn: Dennis Price
Suzie Tidmarsh: Liz Fraser
Biddy O'Hara: Bridget Armstrong
Willie Maltravers: Derek Nimmo
Albert Higgins: Harry Locke
Sam Goulansky: Robert Nichols
Mac: Roddy McMillan
Parade Sgt Major: Ex-Rsm Brittain
Sgt of Guard: Patrick Jordan
Sgt at exchange: Godfrey James
First operator: Gerald Sim
Second operator: Geoffrey Bayldon
Screenplay by: Anthony Kimmins

: Play Away

An entertainment for children with Brian Cant , Toni Arthur David Wood , Jonathan Cohen Spike Heatley , Alan Rushton
The Bold Bad Bus, a book of rhyming stories from Play Away: 11.60


Unknown: Brian Cant
Unknown: Toni Arthur
Unknown: David Wood
Unknown: Jonathan Cohen
Unknown: Spike Heatley
Unknown: Alan Rushton
Director: Christine Secombe

: Saturday Request: Andre Watts

A series featuring a selection of BBCtv programmes viewers have particularly asked to see again.
Today, another chance to see this young American virtuoso pianist in his debut recital on BBCtv.
He introduces and plays Liszt's formidably difficult Don Juan Fantasy and music in a subtler vein: Schubert's Sonata in A minor, Op 143, and Fountains at the Villa d'Este by Liszt. His own transcription of Bernstein's Candide Overture makes an unusual start to the programme.
Director RODNEY greenberg

: Man Alive

In Whose Interest?

: 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

The International Championship 1973-74
Wales v Scotland France v Ireland
Last season's Championship was inconclusive with each country winning its home matches. Today sees the start of a new International series in which the Welsh will wish to re-establish the dominance they have enjoyed in the recent past by avenging last year's defeat by the Scots. Ireland travel to Paris in search of their fourth successive victory over the French.
Commentators BILL MCLAREN in Cardiff and NIGEL STARMER-SMITH in Paris
Director in Cardiff dewi GRIFFITHS
The match in Paris presented by the French Television Service Series producer BILL TAYLOR


Commentators: Bill McLaren
Commentators: Nigel Starmer-Smith
Producer: Bill Taylor

: What's My Line?

Chairman David Jacobs
Panel: Isobel Barnett, Kenneth Williams, William Franklyn and a guest celebrity
Practising party games: page 3


Chairman: David Jacobs
Panellist: Isobel Barnett
Panellist: Kenneth Williams
Panellist: William Franklyn
Devised by: Mark Goodson
Devised by: Bill Todman
Producer: Ernest Maxin

: The Pallisers: Part 1

Based on the novels of Anthony Trollope
Written for television in 26 parts by Simon Raven

Starring Susan Hampshire, Philip Latham and Roland Culver as The Duke of Omnium

At a garden party given by the Duke of Omnium, his nephew, Plantagenet Palliser, only has eyes for Lady Dumbello. Lady Glencora M'Cluskie, another guest, is entranced by Burgo Fitzgerald. But before the party is over forces will combine to drastically change their lives.

Strong-willed heroine again: page 2
(The Pallisers Special, an 84-page guide in full colour to this new serial on sale shortly.)


Author: Anthony Trollope
Written for television by: Simon Raven
Script Editor: Lennox Phillips
Designer: Raymond Cusick
Producer: Martin Lisemore
Director: Hugh David
Plantagenet: Philip Latham
Duke of Omnium: Roland Culver
Mr Fothergill: John Nettleton
Majordomo: Kenneth Benda
George Vavasor: Gary Watson
Dolly Longstaffe: Donald Pickering
Lady Dumbello: Rachel Herbert
Countess Midlothian: Fabia Drake
Marchioness of Auld Reekie: Sonia Dresdel
Lady Glencora: Susan Hampshire
Burgo Fitzgerald: Barry Justice
Alice Vavasor: Caroline Mortimer
Lady Hartletop: Edith Savile
Alice's maid: Lynn Smith

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: 2nd House

A topical arts magazine
Introduced by Melvyn Bragg
The first TV appearance of a newly formed trio which combines three of the finest British jazz saxophonists - JOHN SURMAN (baritone), MIKE OSBOURNE (alto) and ALAN SKIDMORE (tenor). IAN CARR , author of the book Music Outside, talks about the state of British jazz: ' a perpetual Cinderella of the arts.'
The Landscape of Britain
EDWIN MULLINS reviews the current exhibition at the Tate Gallery: a survey of the art of landscape painting 1750-1850, ranging from the figures of Turner and Constable to lesser-known artists.
The Writers' Action Group aims to achieve a trade union of writers whose livelihood, they claim, is severely curtailed by the public library system. BRIGID BROPHY, W.A.G.'s founder, will discuss the scheme, and their immediate plans to ' storm Parliament.'
Producers TONY CASH, KARL FRANCIS Studio director BEN REA
Assistant editor TONY STAVEACRE Editor BILL MORTON


Introduced By: Melvyn Bragg
Baritone: John Surman
Baritone: Mike Osbourne
Baritone: Alan Skidmore
Tenor: Ian Carr
Editor: Tony Staveacre
Editor: Bill Morton

: News on 2


: Closedown

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