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: The Saturday Musical: Born to Dance

Eleanor Powell James Stewart with Virginia Bruce Una Merkel
After four years in the navy, Ted Barker and his pal ' Gunny ' Saks return to New York and find themselves caught up in the glittering showbusiness world of Broadway.
This tuneful romantic musical features songs by Cole Porter including famous standards ' I've got you under my skin,' and ' Easy to love.'
Words and music by COLE PORTER Director ROY DEL RUTH


Unknown: Eleanor Powell
Unknown: James Stewart
Unknown: Virginia Bruce
Unknown: Una Merkel
Unknown: Ted Barker
Songs By: Cole Porter
Music By: Cole Porter
Director: Roy Del Ruth
Nora Paige: Eleanor Powell
Ted Barker: James Stewart
Lucy James: Virginia Bruce
Jenny Saks: Una Merkel
'Gunny' Saks: Sid Silvers
' Peppy .'Turner: ' Frances Langford
Captain Dingby: Raymond Walburn
McKay: Alan Dinehart
'Mush' Tracy: Buddy Ebsen
Sally Saks: Juanita Quigley
Dancers: Georges And Jalna
Policeman: Reginald Gardiner
Shopwalker: Barnett Parker

: Cricket: First Test

England v Pakistan Third day
Coverage including the closing overs direct from Headingley.
Introduced by PETER WEST


Introduced By: Peter West

: Westminster

In this week's special edition the BBC's political editor, Hardiman Scott , looks back over the Parliamentary session to analyse the problems, tactics and achievements of the country's first minority government for more than 40 years.
How far were policies trimmed to meet the delicate political balance? What effects did the new Nationalist members have on the house? What does Europe feel about the minority situation? Are large Parliamentary majorities a thing of the past? HARDIMAN SCOTT reports.


Editor: Hardiman Scott
Unknown: Hardiman Scott
Producer: Gordon Carr

: News and Sport


: Summer Season

The second of four programmes from the best of 2nd House. Introduced by Melvyn Bragg Horslips
The Irish jig and the 12-bar blues did not have much in common, until HORSLIPS, a five-piece rock group from Dublin, found a way of marrying the two. Jeux et Masques
ANDRES BOSSARD, BERNIE SCHURCH and FLORIANA FRASSETTO are three young mime artists who got together in 1971 and have since achieved world-wide success with their unique programme of mime, in which they conjure up all sorts of insects, birds, animals - and humans - with the aid of some extraordinary masks. H. M. Bateman
A nostalgic look at the cartoons of H. M. BATEMAN , which provide a document of the taboos and conventions of the 20s and 30s. The Floating World
A film about the popular art of 18th- and 19th-century Japan. The coloured woodcuts of the time conjure up a dream-like world of beautiful but weird landscapes, warriors, exotically-dressed women, fantasy and nightmare. The film includes music specially written by KARL JENKINS of the 'Soft Machine.'
Producer TONY CASH
Assistant editor TONY STAVEACRE Editor BILL MORTON


Introduced By: Melvyn Bragg
Unknown: Bernie Schurch
Unknown: H. M. Bateman
Unknown: H. M. Bateman
Unknown: Karl Jenkins
Unknown: Staveacre Editor Bill Morton

: Pot Black

BBC2 Snooker Championship
Tonight, the ninth frame in the 16-week series, features
Ray Reardon , 1974 World Professional Snooker Champion, against Rex Williams , World Professional Billiards Champion. Introduced by ALAN WEEKS Referee SYDNEY LEE
Commentator TED LOWE
Producer REG PERRIN (Birmingham)


Unknown: Ray Reardon
Unknown: Rex Williams
Introduced By: Alan Weeks
Commentator: Ted Lowe
Director: Jim Dumighan
Producer: Reg Perrin

: Love and Mr Lewisham

by H. G. WELLS : dramatised in four parts by ALUN RICHARDS
Mr Lewisham was forced to leave Whortley, where he had spent idyllic hours with Ethel Hender son. Three years later he is attending the Normal School of Science in Kensington. Part 2
(Repeated: Thursday at 8.30 pm)


Unknown: H. G. Wells
Unknown: Alun Richards
Unknown: Mr Lewisham
Unknown: Ethel Hender
Editor: Lennox Phillips
Designer: Moira Tait
Producer: Martin Llsemore
Director: Christopher Barry
Mr Lewisham: Brian Deacon
Draper's assistant: Alec Linstead
Miss Hay dinger: Jane Lapotaire
Mr Smithers: Jeffrey Perry
Mr Lagune: Gerald Cross
Emily: Gloria Walker
Mr Chaffery: Freddie Jones
Miss Ethel Henderson: Carolyn Courage
Parlourmaid: Janice Anthony
Mrs Chaffery: Hilary Mason
Registrar: Sidney Johnson

: Anne Lome Gillies

in a special 50-minute show from Scotland, sings the kind of music that she enjoys, and introduces her guests
Stephane Grappelli
With THE DIZ DISLEY TRIO The King's Singers Bill Simpson with BRIAN FAHEY and the SCOTTISH RADIO ORCHESTRA leader IAN TYRE


Singers: Bill Simpson
Unknown: Brian Fahey
Leader: Ian Tyre
Script: Derek Brechin
Designer: Alex Gourlay
Producer: Iain MacFadyen

: Archie Hill Comes Home

A series of four programmes 1: The Living Legend
Archie Hill endured a childhood of grim poverty in the Black Country which drove him away in disgust when he was 18.
Now in early middle age he returns with mixed feelings.
Producer DEREK SMITH (Birmingham)


Producer: Derek Smith

: News on 2


: Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse

starring Glenn Ford
Ingrid Thulin , Charles Boyer Lee J. Cobb , Paul Henreid
Two branches of a large Argentinian family find themselves on opposite sides during the German occupation of Paris.


Unknown: Glenn Ford
Unknown: Ingrid Thulin
Unknown: Charles Boyer
Unknown: Lee J. Cobb
Unknown: Paul Henreid
Unknown: Robert Ardrey
Unknown: John Gay
Novel By: Vincente Blasco Ibanez
Director: Vincente Minnelli
Julio Desnoyers: Glenn Ford
Marguerite Laurier: Ingrid Thulin
Marcelo Desnoyers: Charles Boyer
Julio Madariage: Lee J Cobb
Etienne Laurier: Paul Henreid
Karl Von Hartrott: Paul Lukas

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