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: Open Door

Mrs Eleanor Cook and Mr George PluckweU


Unknown: Mrs Eleanor Cook
Unknown: Mr George Pluckweu

: Saturday Cinema: Horizontal Lieutenant

Starring Jim Hutton, Paula Prentiss , Jack Carter with Jim Backus
An accident-prone army officer is sent to an occupied Pacific island with orders to capture a dangerous Japanese guerilla.
This Week's Films: page 23


Unknown: Jim Hutton
Unknown: Paula Prentiss
Unknown: Jack Carter
Unknown: Jim Backus
Director: Richard Thorpe
Lt Merle Wye: Jim Hutton
Lt Molly Blue: Paula Prentiss
Lt William Monck: Jack Carter
Cmdr Hammerslag: Jim Backus
Akiko: Miyoshi Umeki

: MrMagoo

in Bar-B-Q Magoo . and Cast Iron Magoo

: Play Away

An entertainment for children starring Brian Cant with Toni Arthur , Lionel Morton Chloe Ashcroft , Jonathan Cohen Spike Heatley , Alan Rushton
Brian and company play away with music, songs, puzzles and comedy.
The Bold Bad Bus, stories In versa 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: Peter Charlton
Producer: Ann Reay

: Lancer

A Western film series starring with guest stars
Tim O'Connor , Diana Ewing Ken Swofford , William Mims
Splinter Group: Scott is saved from death in the desert by a group of half-starved fugitives.


Unknown: Tim O'Connor
Unknown: Diana Ewing
Unknown: Ken Swofford
Unknown: William Mims
Murdoch: Andrew Duggan
Johnny: James Stacy
Scott: Wayne Maunder
Teresa: Elizabeth Baur
Jelly: Paul Brinegar

: Man Alive

Somebody Up There

: 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

Introduced by NIGEL STARMER-SMITH Edinburgh v Glasgow
The inter-district match between Scotland's principal cities puts on show many of the best players north of the border.
Last season Glasgow won the district competition and this victory was due in no small way to the efforts of their pack which included Scotland's props IAN MCLAUCHLAN and SANDY CAR-
The inter-city rivalry is age-old and this afternoon's match should provide an example of Scottish rugby at its best.
Commentator at Murrayfield BILL MCLAREN
Series producer BILL TAYLOR


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

: The Early Life of Stephen Hind

Dramatised in three parts by ALEXANDER BARON
Colette Hyde, attracted by Stephen's good looks and his knowledge of certain confidential memoirs, takes him as her lover. Part 2
(For cast see Thursday at 7.55 pm)


Unknown: Storm Jameson
Unknown: Alexander Baron
Unknown: Colette Hyde

: Backstage

Sir John Gielgud talks about the personality and achievements of that legendary actress, MRS PATRICK CAMPBELL.


Talks: Sir John Gielgud
Unknown: Mrs Patrick Campbell.
Producer: John Drummond

: Bert Kaempfert

and his Orchestra at the Royal Albert Hall , featuring the majority of the songs Kaempfert has made famous.


Unknown: Albert Hall

: A Passion for Churches

A celebration of the C of E with Sir John Betjeman
It was in Norfolk, rowing with his father on the River Bure , that the eight-year-old JOHN BETJEMAN first noticed a church tower outlined against the sky. Now, 60 years later, the Poet Laureate returns to the Diocese of Norwich. He celebrates the art and architecture of its spectacular churches, and looks with humour and affection at the daily life of the church in town and country.
Sir John visits medieval churches, rich in painted glass and carving, and the Edwardian parish church at Sandringham on the Queen's private estate. The ladies of the Mothers' Union picnic in the Cathedral cloisters; a pilgrimage processes through a Norfolk garden; in a motor cruiser, the Chaplain of the Broads rounds up his floating congregation for Easter Service. The climax of the film is Easter Day, beginning with rites at sunrise on the eastern-most tip of Britain.


Unknown: Sir John Betjeman
Unknown: River Bure
Unknown: John Betjeman
Producer: Edward Mirzoeff

: Face the Music

Joseph Cooper as questionmaster with Joyce Grenfell
Richard Baker , Patrick Moore Guest musician David Munrow


Unknown: Joseph Cooper
Unknown: Joyce Grenfell
Unknown: Richard Baker
Unknown: Patrick Moore
Musician: David Munrow
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: Road to Ruin or Riches? (BBC South West)
What will happen when the M5 reaches Devon and Cornwall next year? Hugh Scully 's report ranges from Windermere - where an M-Way crosses the Lake District-to Widecombe.
Cameraman COLIN ROWE


Unknown: Hugh Scully
Unknown: Colin Rowe
Editor: Geoff Crawford

: Midnight Movie: The Misfits

starring Marilyn Monroe, Clark Gable , Montgomery Clift
Four 'misfits' meet in the shifting, casual society of Reno.
This Week's Films: page 23


Screenplay: Arthur Miller
Director: John Huston
Gay Langland: Clark Gable
Roslyn Taber: Marilyn Monroe
Perce Howland: Montgomery Clift
Guido: Eli Wallach
Isabelle Steers: Thelma Ritter

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