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: Open Door

Karate Do and Anarchists
Open Door is produced by the public. Help and advice is available from the BBC's Community Programme Unit.

: Saturday Cinema: Idiot's Delight

Clark Gable , Norma Shearer
On the eve of World War II, vaudeville star Harry Van is stranded in an Alpine hotel.
Screenplay, based on his own play, by ROBERT E. SHERWOOD
This Week's Films: page 23


Unknown: Clark Gable
Unknown: Norma Shearer
Unknown: Harry Van
Play By: Robert E. Sherwood
Director: Clarence Brown
Irene: Norma Shearer
Harry: Clark Gable
Achille Weber: Edward Arnold
Dr Waldersee: Charles Coburn
Capt Kirvline: Joseph Schildkraut
Quillery: Burgess Meredith
Madame Zuleika: Laura Hope Crews

: Play Away

An entertainment for children starring
Brian Cant with Toni Arthur
Miranda Connell , Jonathan Cohen Alan Rushton , Spike Heatley and guest for this week Jimmy Watson
Brian and company play away with music, songs, puzzles and comedy.
Musical director JONATHAN COHEN Designer NIGEL CURZON
Scriptwriter and director CAROLE WARD Producer ANN REAY
The Bold Bad Bus, stories in verse from Play Away, £1.60, from bookshops


Unknown: Brian Cant
Unknown: Toni Arthur
Unknown: Miranda Connell
Unknown: Jonathan Cohen
Unknown: Alan Rushton
Unknown: Spike Heatley
Unknown: Jimmy Watson
Director: Jonathan Cohen
Designer: Nigel Curzon
Director: Carole Ward
Producer: Ann Reay

: Lancer

A Western film series starring with guest stars
Warren Oates , Guy Stockwell Man without a Gun
A smooth-talking stranger arrives in town and having gained the confidence and admiration of almost everyone carries out an ingenious plan to steal a valuable gold shipment.


Unknown: Warren Oates
Unknown: Guy Stockwell
Murdoch Lancer: Andrew Duggan
Johnny: James Stacy
Scott: Wayne Maunder
Teresa: Elizabeth Baur
Jelly: Paul Brinegar

: Man Alive

Big Smile Please
JOHN PITMAN visits a holiday camp at Selsey in Sussex.


Unknown: John Pitman
Producer: Jenny Barraclough

: 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

West of Scotland v Glasgow High In this afternoon's league match West of Scotland, last year's runners-up in division one, and Glasgow High who finished fourth, can both call on international talent, so an exciting and close match is in prospect.
Series producer BILL TAYLOR


Commentator: Bill McLaren
Introduced By: Nigel Starmer-Smith
Producer: Bill Taylor

: The Pallisers

based on the novels of ANTHONY TROLLOPE written for television in 26 parts by SIMON RAVEN : starring
Susan Hampshire , Philip Latham Glencora has collapsed and her two sons have been summoned.
26: the end of the story, shown for the first time.
For cast see page 63


Unknown: Simon Raven
Unknown: Susan Hampshire
Unknown: Philip Latham

: Backstage

Sir John Gielgud talking about the theatre


Unknown: Sir John Gielgud
Producer: John Drummond

: 2nd House

45 Minutes Each Way
A documentary entertainment on Football
Introduced by Melvyn Bragg
Wife: I sometimes think you love Liverpool more than you love me. Liverpool fan: Lissen you; I love Everton more than I love you.
A celebration of our national sport in music, verse and drama. Different aspects of professional football in three dramatic episodes:
Ilegal Approach by Willis Hall
' You never know your luck, he could end up as the sole owner of a fish and chip shop in W Hartlepool by the time he's 35.'
Onion: a Football Association Disciplinary Hearing by Alan Plater
'He thought I was trying to block the free kick ... like standing less than ten yards away ... and he says: " Get out of the way you great fairy."'
They Used to Play on Grass from the novel by Gordon M Williams and Terry Venables
' You may run the team, but I employ you, I own this club.'
Also taking part: cartoonist Bill Tidy, poets Roger McGough and Tom Pickard, Ian Campbell and his group, and professional football players past and present.
Drama sequences directed by Ben Rea, Studio director Tony Tyley, Producer Tony Cash, Assistant editor Tony Staveacre, Editor Bill Morton


Introduced By: Melvyn Bragg
Writer: Willis Hall
Writer: Alan Plater
Cartoonist: Bill Tidy
Poet: Roger McGough
Poet: Tom Pickard
Musicians: Ian Campbell Folk Group
Director: Ben Rea
Director: Tony Tyley
Producer: Tony Cash
Editor: Tony Staveacre
Editor: Bill Morton
Harry Bullock: Harold Goodwin
Lillian Bullock: Barbara Young
Rory Bullock: Jason Kemp
Arnold Mackintosh: Phil McCall
Whittle: Derek Francis
Brennan: Norman Bird
Callender: Norman Mitchel
Kennedy: Godfrey James
Mitchell: Paul Seed
Stuart: Ray Lonnen
Jackson: Edwin Richfield
Gallagher: Victor Winding
First man: Jay Neill
Second man: Nigel Stevens

: Face the Music

A musical quiz
Joseph Cooper as questionmaster invites you to match your musical wits against
Joyce Grenfell , Bernard Levin Robin Ray
Guest musician Dame Eva Turner


Unknown: Joseph Cooper
Unknown: Joyce Grenfell
Unknown: Bernard Levin
Unknown: Robin Ray
Musician: Dame Eva Turner
Director: Denis Moriarty
Producer: Walter Todds

: News on 2


: Midnight Movie: I Shot Jesse James

starring John Ireland
Preston Foster , Barbara Britton
Tempted by the offer of a large reward and pardon, Bob Ford is torn between his friendship for the notorious outlaw with whom he rides and a new life with the woman he loves.
The first of a short season of films directed by Samuel Fuller.
This Week's Films: page 23


Unknown: John Ireland
Unknown: Preston Foster
Unknown: Barbara Britton
Unknown: Bob Ford
Directed By: Samuel Fuller.
Unknown: Samuel Fuller
Director: Samuel Fuller
John Kelley: Preston Foster
Cynthy Waters: Barbara Britton
Bob Ford: John Ireland
Jesse James: Reed Hadley
Kane: J Edward Bromberg
Soapy: Victor Killian
Mrs Zee James: Barbara Woodel

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