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: Saturday Cinema: Blithe Spirit

starring Rex Harrison with Constance Cummings Kay Hammond
Margaret Rutherford
When celebrated novelist Charles Condomine, who wants to write a book about Spiritualism, invites to dinner a well-known ' medium ' he little realises what - or rather who - is to materialise.
Screenplay by NOEL COWARD based on his own stage play Associate producer
This Week's Films: page 15


Unknown: Rex Harrison
Unknown: Constance Cummings
Unknown: Kay Hammond
Unknown: Margaret Rutherford
Play By: Noel Coward
Unknown: Anthony Havelock-Allan
Director: David Lean
Charles Condomine: Rex Harrison
Ruth Condomine: Constance Cummings
Elvira: Kay Hammond
Madame Arcati: Margaret Rutherford
Dr Bradman: Hugh Wakefield
Mrs Bradman: Joyce Carey
Edith: Jacqueline Clark

: Cricket: Third Test

England v Pakistan Third day
Coverage up to the close of play direct from The Oval.

: Look, Stranger

The World of Blaster Bates
'BLASTER' BATES is not only one of Britain's leading demolition experts but also an inspired comedian - calling on his wealth of experience as a blaster.
Much of his spare time is spent in describing his exploits to a convulsed gathering.
Executive producer JENNIFER JEREMY
Producer BARRY BEVINS (Manchester)


Producer: Jennifer Jeremy
Producer: Barry Bevins

: News and Sport


: Assignment Snowdon

A profile by w. GORDON SMITH with Drusilla Beyfus Derek Hart, Harold Keeble
Peter Sellers , Francis Wyndham
Snowdon is regarded by his contemporaries as one of the world's great photographers. But there is much more to the man than that. This film shows him in studio and workshop, aviary and study, and over 300 of his photographs reveal the range of his craft.
BBC Scotland


Unknown: Gordon Smith
Unknown: Harold Keeble
Unknown: Peter Sellers
Unknown: Francis Wyndham

: Pot Black

The first semi-final for the BBC2 Snooker Championship
Eddie Charlton (New South Wales), Pot Black Champion in 1972 and again last year, against Graham Miles (Birmingham), losing finalist 1974 World Championship.
Having reached the semi-finals, Miles now faces his biggest test against the Australian champion. Introduced by ALAN WEEKS Referee SYDNEY LEE
Commentator TED LOWE
Producer REG PERRIN (Birmingham)


Unknown: Eddie Charlton
Introduced By: Alan Weeks
Unknown: Sydney Lee
Commentator: Ted Lowe
Director: Jim Dumighan
Producer: Reg Perrin

: The Haggard Falcon: 2: The Mermaid

A new historical thriller in four parts by Bill Craig
with Ian Ogilvy as Dominic Allardyce and Roddy McMillan as Gillespie, John Carlisle as Lethington, Victor Carin as Moray, Alex McAvoy as Puddock, Virginia Stark as Gellie and Mary Ann Reid as Mary Queen of Scots

When soldier-of-fortune Dominic Allardyce returns to Edinburgh to wed his betrothed, he is told that she's been dead for three years. At Holyroodhouse, some wonder what his true mission is. Imprisoned on a piracy charge, Dominic learns that Margaret might still be alive.
(BBC Scotland) (Repeated: Thursday at 8.30 pm)
(Ian Ireland appears by permission of the Young Lyceum Co, Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh)


Writer: Bill Craig
Designer: Walter Miller
Producer: Pharic MacLaren
Director: Mike Vardy
Dominic Allardyce: Ian Ogilvy
Gillespie: Roddy McMillan
Lethington: John Carlisle
Moray: Victor Carin
Puddock: Alex McAvoy
Gellie: Virginia Stark
Mary Queen of Scots: Mary Ann Reid
Fletcher: Willie Joss
Kirstie: Anne Kristen
Wattie: Charles Kearney
Joseph: Patrick Lewsley
Hogg: Martin Cochrane
Faulds: Paul Kermack
Blackadder: Brian Coburn
Turnkey: Ian Ireland
Dame Dolour: Lennox Milne
Randolph: Martin Heller
Ewfame: Valerie Pfeiffer
Watcher: Arthur Boland
Thief: Roy Hanlon
Bastien: Paul Young

: Them and Us

The first of a series about the Common Market countries. Germany
The traditional Gretchen-type is fast disappearing and young men are slimmer than their fathers were. The bullying teacher is now more likely to be a left-wing intellectual in trouble with his superiors. The Hausfrau is smartly dressed and her favourite word is ' froostration.'
This programme reveals a new Germany - a Germany which has come to terms with the past. It takes a look at three contrasting towns: Bochum in the Ruhr, the romantic university town of Tübingen, and Munich, ' the secret capital,' all of them making an effort to put themselves on the cultural map of Europe.
There are performances by the Bavarian State Opera, the Munich Ballet, a student theatre, and excerpts from the 1973 World Theatre Season musical, Little Man , What Now?; together with a fashion show, an evening in a pub, a house music concert and an unorthodox playschool.
Written and produced by PETER ADAM


Musical: Little Man
Produced By: Peter Adam

: News on 2


: International Golf

The Double Diamond
International Team Tournament played at
Gleneagles Hotel Golf Courses.
HARRY CARPENTER introduces highlights of the final day's series of matches played over the King's Course between teams representing England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Europe, and the Rest of the World.


Introduces: Harry Carpenter
Producer: Alan Mouncer

: Midnight Movie: Loving You

starring Elvis Presley
Lizabeth Scott , Wendell Corey
A young hillbilly singer is hired by press agent Glenda Markle to boost the waning popularity of Tex Warner's cowboy band - and is an immediate success.
This Week's Films: page 15


Unknown: Elvis Presley
Unknown: Lizabeth Scott
Unknown: Wendell Corey
Unknown: Glenda Markle
Director: Hal Kanter
Deke Rivers: Elvis Presley
Glenda Markle: Lizabeth Scott
Walter ' Tex Warner: Wendell Corey
Carl: James Gleason
Tallman: Ralph Dumke
Skeeter: Paul Smith
Wayne: Ken Becker
Daisy: Jana Lund
Susan Jessup: Dolores Hart

: Closedown

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