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: Open Door

Scouting - The Myth and the Reality

: Saturday Cinema: The Raid

starring Van Ueflin with Anne Bancroft
Richard Boone , Lee Marvin
Based on an actual incident in the Civil War, Van Heflin plays the major who leads a handful of men in an attack on a small Vermont town to avenge the burning of Atlanta.
This Week's Films; page 23


Unknown: Van Ueflin
Unknown: Anne Bancroft
Unknown: Richard Boone
Unknown: Lee Marvin
Unknown: Van Heflin
Major Neal Benton: Van Heflin
Katy Bishop: Anne Bancroft
Capt Foster: Richard Boone
Lieut Keating: Lee Marvin
Larry Bishop: Tommy Rettig
Capt Dwyer: Peter Graves
Rev Lucas: Douglas Spencer
Col Tucker: Paul Cavanagh
Banker Anderson: Will Wright

: Look, Stranger

Rivers of Pearl
The tools of his trade are a glass-bottomed bucket and a cleft ash-stick, his job is an eternal treasure hunt-he is Bill Abernethy , the only man in Britain to have on his passport' Profession: pearl fisher.'


Unknown: Bill Abernethy

: Play Away

An entertainment for children starring Brian Cant with Toni Arthur
Anne-Marie Hackett
Jonathan Cohen , Alan Rushton Mike Ward and this week's guest Jeremy Irons
Brian and company play away with music, songs, puzzles and comedy.
Musical director JONATHAN COHEN Designer NIGEL CURZON
Scriptwriter CAROLE WARD Director PETER CHARLTON Producer ANN REAY
The Bold Bad Bus. stories in verse from Play Away, £1.60, jrom bookshops


Unknown: Brian Cant
Unknown: Toni Arthur
Unknown: Anne-Marie Hackett
Unknown: Jonathan Cohen
Unknown: Alan Rushton
Unknown: Mike Ward
Unknown: Jeremy Irons
Director: Jonathan Cohen
Designer: Nigel Curzon
Unknown: Scriptwriter Carole Ward
Director: Peter Charlton

Blog post that mentions this programme:

Ready to Play... Ten Notable Things About Play School 20 April 2017

: Lancer: Juniper's Camp

with guest stars Shelley Fabares, Dennis Cole, Walter Brooke

Johnny and Scott venture into remote and lawless mining territory to rescue a girl who has been kidnapped.


Murdoch Lancer: Andrew Duggan
Johnny: James Stacy
Scott: Wayne Maunder
Teresa: Elizabeth Baur
Jelly: Paul Brinegar
Melissa: Shelley Fabares
Bobby: Dennis Cole
Harper: Walter Brooke

: Man Alive

America the Beautiful?

: 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

Ireland v New Zealand Ireland, five-nations champions and in their Centenary season, play host to the magnificent men in aU black. In
1973 the Irishmen forced a creditable draw. Can they better that this afternoon?
Commentator at Lansdowne Road, Dublin BILL MCLAREN
TV presentation by the IRISH TV service Series producer BILL TAYLOR


Unknown: Bill McLaren
Producer: Bill Taylor

: Cakes and Ale: 3

by W. Somerset Maugham
Dramatised in three parts by Harry Green
With the help of ever-faithful Lord George, Rosie and Ted Driffield have fled Blackstable and debts. In London, success waits for Ted; and for Rosie waits the adoring young Willie Ashenden.
(Repeated: Thursday at 7.55 pm)


Author: W. Somerset Maugham
Dramatised by: Harry Green
Music composed and conducted by: Bill Southgate
Script Editor: Lennox Phillips
Designer: Geoffrey Patterson
Producer: Richard Beynon
Director: Bill Hays
Willie Ashenden: Michael Hordern
Rosie Gann: Judy Cornwell
Rosie Gann: Judy Cornwell
Willie (as a boy): Paul Ashton
Willie Ashenden: Michael Hordern
Alroy Kear: Peter Jeffrey
Amy Driffield: Lynn Farleigh
Edward Driffield: Mike Pratt
Miss Fellowes: Barbara Atkinson
Lord George Kemp: James Grout
Mrs Barton Trafford: Madge Ryan
Allgood Newton: John Quarmby
Mary-Ann: Eileen Helsby
Landlady: Diana Lambert
Harry Retford: Clive Graham

: Backstage

Continuing the series of conversations about the theatre Sir John Gielgud talks about his second cousin, the designer and writer GORDON CRAIG , whose work had a profound influence on the history of the theatre,


Talks: Sir John Gielgud
Unknown: Gordon Craig
Producer: John Drummond

: The Hudson Report

For two, years a small group of economists in Paris have been preparing a secret report on Britain's future. They are the European Division of the world famous Hudson Institute. Their conclusions are pessimistic - they say Britain will soon be one of the poorest nations in Europe. Is the Hudson Institute right? And if so, what can we do about it? To Professor Edmund Stillman , Director of Hudson Europe, the painful truth is, we may already be beyond the point of no return.
In tonight's programme ALAN WATSON invites PROFESSOR STILLMAN to face his critics - with film reports from RICHARD WAKELY , showing how the Hudson Report was made.


Unknown: Professor Edmund Stillman
Unknown: Alan Watson
Unknown: Richard Wakely
Producer: Peter Hill
Editor: John Dekker

: Face the Music

A musical quiz
Joseph Cooper as questionmaster invites you to match your musical wits against
Joyce Grenfell Bernard Levin
Christopher Mayhew Guest musician
Kyung.Wha Chung


Unknown: Joseph Cooper
Unknown: Joyce Grenfell
Unknown: Bernard Levin
Unknown: Christopher Mayhew
Unknown: Kyung.Wha Chung
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:
The Treatment by JOHN BOSCO (BBC North West) starring Georgina Hale
Crash diets can have some grim consequences. Claire is already dangerously underweight; can the prescribed hospital treatment discover what prompts her to starve herself almost to death?


Unknown: John Bosco
Unknown: Georgina Hale
Producer: Ray Colley
Director: Mike Healey
Claire: Georgina Hale
Nurse: Marlene Sidaway
Dr Joyce Thornton: Heather McCarthy
Girl: Julia Lyn Thorpe
Woman: Kathleen Lock
Kate: Karen Banning
David: Richard Wardale
Mother: Lorna McIntyre
Father: David Bolivar

: Midnight Movie: Ruthless

starring Zachary Scott
Horace Vendig has reached his position of power through the ruthless exploitation of those around him. But in his methods lie the seeds of his own destruction
This Week's Films: page 23


Unknown: Zachary Scott
Unknown: Horace Vendig
Director: Edgar G. Ulmer
Horace Vendig: Zachary Scott
Vic Lambdin: Louis Hayward
Martha Burnside: Diana Lynn
Martha Flagg: Diana Lynn
Mansfield: Sidney Greenstreet

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