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: Saturday Cinema: Pride and Prejudice

Laurence Olivier , Greer Garson Mary Boland , Edmund Gwenn Edna May Oliver
Maureen O'Sullivan
The story of Mr Darcy's pride that succumbs to the charms of the lovely but prejudiced Miss Bennet.
Screenplay by ALDOUS HUXLEY , JANE MURFIN Based on HELEN JEROME 'S dramatisation Of JANE AUSTEN 'S novel
Director ROBERT Z. LEONARD This Week's Films: page 23


Unknown: Laurence Olivier
Unknown: Greer Garson
Unknown: Mary Boland
Unknown: Edmund Gwenn
Unknown: Edna May Oliver
Unknown: Maureen O'Sullivan
Unknown: Aldous Huxley
Unknown: Jane Murfin
Unknown: Helen Jerome
Unknown: Jane Austen
Director: Robert Z. Leonard
Mr Darcy: Laurence Olivier
Elizabeth Bennet: Greer Garson
Mrs Bennet: Mary Boland
Mr Bennet: Edmund Gwenn
Jane Bennet: Maureen O'Sullivan
Lady Catherine de Bourgh: Edna May Oliver
Miss Bingley: Frieda Inescort
Mr Bingley: Bruce Lester
Mr Collins: Melville Cooper
Mrs Collins: Karen Morley
Mary Bennet: Marsha Hunt
Lydia Bennet: Ann Rutherford
Kitty Bennet: Heather Angel

: Play Away

An entertainment for children starring Brian Cant with Toni Arthur , Lionel Morton Chloe Ashcroft , Jonathan Cohen Spike Heatley , Alan Rushton
Brian makes a wish for us all when he and Toni explore the mysterious chalk figure of the White Horse at Uffington, Berks.
Musical director JONATHAN COHEN Designer NIGEL CURZON 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: Lionel Morton
Unknown: Chloe Ashcroft
Unknown: Jonathan Cohen
Unknown: Spike Heatley
Unknown: Alan Rushton
Director: Jonathan Cohen
Designer: Nigel Curzon
Director: Carole Ward
Producer: Ann Reay

: Lancer

A Western film series starring with guest stars
Keenan Wynn , Clint Howard
Blue Skies for Willie Sharpe
Scott helps a young orphan boy to find his grandfather.


Unknown: Keenan Wynn
Unknown: Clint Howard
Unknown: Willie Sharpe
Murdoch Lancer: Andrew Duggan
Johnny: James Stacy
Scott: Wayne Maunder
Jelly: Paul Brinegar

: Man Alive

Unfit for Human Habitation
2: There Must Be a Better Way

: 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 Ulster v The All Blacks

The New Zealand Rugby touring team make a welcome return to the British Isles on a short visit to honour the Irish Rugby Union Centenary season. They bring with them many of the players whose names will be well remembered: BATTY, WILLIAMS, GOING and KIRKPATRICK among them, and some new ones too, not least of these ANDY LESLIE , the captain.
Ulster are not without their famous sons. Five Ulstermen helped to make up the recent victorious Lions party, including the most famous of them all-
Commentator at Ravenhill, Belfast NIGEL STARMER-SMITH
Series producer bill TAYLOR


Unknown: Andy Leslie
Unknown: Willie John McBride.

: Cakes and Ale

by W. SOMERSET MAUGHAM Dramatised in three parts by HARRY GREEN
Part 2: So the barmaid Rosie Gann married Ted Driffield, aspiring novelist ... but all the time 'Lord' George Kemp was not far away.
(For cast see Thursday at 7.55 pm)


Unknown: Rosie Gann
Unknown: George Kemp
Willie Ashenden: Michael Hordern
Rosie Gann: Judy Cornwell

: Backstage

Continuing this series of conversations about the theatre Sir John Gielgud talks about his mother's family, the Terrys, and in particular about Ellen Terry and her brother Fred.


Talks: Sir John Gielgud
Unknown: Ellen Terry
Producer: John Drummond

: 2nd House

Introduced by Melvyn Bragg
John, Paul, George, Ringo ... and Bert
From the Lyric Theatre, extracts from WILLY RUSSELL 'S hit musical which charts the rise and fall of The Beatles. The songs are sung by BARBARA DICKSON ; The Fab Four are played by BERNARD HILL , TREVOR EVE , PHILIP JOSEPH and ANTONY SHER.
J. M. W. Turner
At the Royal Academy, the largest collection of Turner's work ever to be shown publicly opens today. EDWIN MULLINS traces the story of the paintings - from the legal wrangling over Turner's will, to the restoration of his canvases at the Tate.
9.50 First Performance
To coincide with their current season at Sadler's Wells, the artistic directors of London's two leading modern dance companies were each invited to create an original work for television.
ROBERT COHAN (The London Contemporary Dance Theatre) has used television techniques to explore the magic of the human body, taking as his theme these lines from William Blake : each herb and each tree, mountain, hill, earth and sea, cloud, meteor and star, are men seen afar.
JOHN CHESWORTH (Ballet Rambert) has used noises of sporting events to counterpoint his visual exploration of the relationship between a man and a woman - the fantasy and the reality.
Also, rare film of the High Priestess of modern dance, MARTHA GRAHAM , and both tonight's companies at work in their studios.
Directors BEN REA (Beatles) DAVID WILSON (Turner)
TONY TYLEY (Studio Ballets) BOB LOCKYER (Ballet film)


Introduced By: Melvyn Bragg
Unknown: Willy Russell
Sung By: Barbara Dickson
Played By: Bernard Hill
Played By: Trevor Eve
Played By: Philip Joseph
Played By: Antony Sher.
Unknown: Edwin Mullins
Unknown: Robert Cohan
Unknown: William Blake
Unknown: John Chesworth
Unknown: Martha Graham
Directors: Ben Rea
Unknown: David Wilson
Unknown: Tony Tyley
Unknown: Bob Lockyer
Producers: Tony Cash
Producers: John Mapplebeck
Editor: Tony Staveacre
Editor: Bill Morton

: Face the Music

Joseph Cooper as questionmaster invites you to match your musical wits against
Joyce Grenfell
Robin Ray , Patrick Moore Guest musician Joan Cross


Unknown: Joseph Cooper
Unknown: Joyce Grenfell
Unknown: Robin Ray
Unknown: Patrick Moore
Musician: Joan Cross
Director: Denis Moriarty
Producer: Walter Todds

: News on 2


: Network

A series of programmes made specially for audiences in the BBC Regions and now seen countrywide.
Tonight: Runner in the Rain by JAMES SCOTT (BBC Scotland) with ' They put me away, ye see. Ah battered ma auld granny on the heid wi' the Collected Works of William McGonagall. The slim blood-stained volume was introduced in evidence - " This is serious," they said. " Not only is he a grannycidal maniac, but he shows a deplorable lack of appreciation of Scottish Literature!"'
Film cameraman STUART WYLD Film recordist CHARLES CLARK Film editor AILEEN FORSYTH Producer PHARIC MACLAREN Director bob MCINTOSH


Unknown: James Scott
Unknown: William McGonagall.
Unknown: Stuart Wyld
Unknown: Charles Clark
Editor: Aileen Forsyth
Producer: Pharic MacLaren
Director: Bob McIntosh
the Runner: Jeremy Bulloch
David: Jay Smith

: Midnight Movie: Forty Guns

Barbara Stanwyck , Barry Sullivan Griff Bonnell arrives in Tombstone to find that an old friend has been murdered by a drunken hoodlum. When Griff seeks justice he finds that the town is run by the killer's sister.
Written, produced and directed by SAMUEL FULLER
This Week's Films: page 23


Unknown: Barbara Stanwyck
Unknown: Barry Sullivan
Unknown: Griff Bonnell
Directed By: Samuel Fuller
Jessica: Barbara Stanwyck
Griff Bonnell: Barry Sullivan
Logan: Dean Jagger
Brockie Drummond: John Ericson
Wes Bonnell: Gene Barry
Chico Bonnell: Robert Dix
Barney Cashman: ' Jidge' Carroll
Judge Macy: Paul Dubov
Shotgun Spanger: Gerald Milton
Rio: Ziva Rodann
Louvenia Spanger: Eve Brent

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