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: Play School

An Easter Surprise by ERIC HAWKESWORTH and MARGARET HAWKESWORTH Guest storyteller
Eric Hawkesworth
Storytime from Play School, 25p, from bookshops


Unknown: Eric Hawkesworth
Unknown: Margaret Hawkesworth
Unknown: Eric Hawkesworth
Unknown: Carol Chell
Unknown: Johnny Ball

: Closedown

: Jolson Double Bill

Two of Hollywood's most famous musicals together for the first time on British television The Jolson Story starring Larry Parks , Evelyn Keyes with William Demarest , Bill Goodwin
This story of the legendary singer who gave the movies their first singing voice with the arrival of the talkies became the most successful film musical of its era. Jolson dubbed all the songs for Larry Parks - and even appears himself in one long shot. The film put Jolson back on the map after years in obscurity and firmly enshrined him in show business legend.
Director ALFRED i. GREEN


Unknown: Larry Parks
Unknown: Evelyn Keyes
Unknown: William Demarest
Unknown: Bill Goodwin
Al Jolson: Larry Parks
Julie Benson: Evelyn Keyes
Steve Martin: William Demarest
Tom Baron: Bill Goodwin
Cantor Yoelson: Ludwig Donath
Mrs Yoelson: Tamara Shayne
Lew Dockstader: John Alexander
Ann Murray: Jo-Carroll Dennison
Father McGee: Ernest Cossart
Al Jolson (as a boy): Scotty Beckett

: Jolson Sings Again

starring Larry Parks with Barbara Hale , William Demarest Myron McCormick
The Jolson Story leaves Al Jolson at the peak of his success with the arrival of the talkies. Larry Parks repeats his uncannily accurate portrayal as the story follows Jolson through the doldrums of the 30s and his comeback in the 40s - with a host of authentic Jolson hit tunes along the way.
This Week's Films: page It


Unknown: Larry Parks
Unknown: Barbara Hale
Unknown: William Demarest
Unknown: Myron McCormick
Unknown: Al Jolson
Unknown: Larry Parks
Director: Henry Levin
Al Jolson: Larry Parks
Ellen Clark: Barbara Hale
Steve Martin: William Demarest
Cantor Yoelson: Ludwig Donath
Tom Baron: Bill Goodwin
Ralph Bryant: Myron McCormick
Mama Yoelson: Tamara Shayne
Henry: Eric Wilton
Charlie ROBERT: Emmett Keane

: Paper Moon

starring who con their way from adventure to misadventure across the American Mid-West of the 30s in a rickety Model A Ford. Tonight: Day Off
Something happens to disturb Addie and make her question their way of life together, so she insists on taking time off to give it consideration.


Addie and: Jodie Foster
Moze: Chris Connelly
Teacher: Anthony Zerbe
Southern gentleman: Robert Emhardt

: News on 2

and Weather

: The Goodies

Tim Brooke-Taylor Graeme Garden Bill Oddie with Patrick Moore
Corbet Woodall
This week the lighthouse-keeping Goodies lose their light in a fog, strike oil in a gale, light a match and go into orbit!


Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: Bill Oddie
Unknown: Patrick Moore
Unknown: Corbet Woodall
Written By: Graeme Garden
Written By: Bill Oddie
Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Music By: Bill Oddie
Music By: Michael Gibbs
Designer: John Stout
Producer: Jim Franklin

: Futtock's End

A film starring
Michael Hordern , Ronnie Barker and Roger Livesey
Rumbustious goings-on at a country house when the owner, General Futtock , invites a mixed bag of guests for the weekend. and BARRIE GOSNEY , ERNEST JENNINGS , KIM KUN LIM, AUBREY WOODS
Original screenplay RONNIE BARKER Producer and director BOB KELLETT This Week's Films: page 19


Unknown: Michael Hordern
Unknown: Ronnie Barker
Unknown: Roger Livesey
Unknown: General Futtock
Unknown: Barrie Gosney
Unknown: Ernest Jennings
Unknown: Ronnie Barker
Director: Bob Kellett
General Futtock: Ronnie Barker
The Butler: Michael Hordern
The Artist: Roger Livesey
The Twit: Julian Orchard
The Aunt: Mary Merrall
The Bird: Hilary Pritchard
The Cook: Peggyann Clifford
The Boots: Richard O'Sullivan
The Maid: Jennifer Cox
The Tweenies: Suzanne Togni
The Tweenies: Dannie Winmill

: Alias Smith and Jones

Featuring Hannibal Heyes and Jed 1 Kid ' Curry, two of the roughest, toughest - nicest and kindest - outlaws who ever rode the West starring Ben Murphy as Jones and Roger Davis as Smith with guest stars
Shirley Knight , Edd Byrnes
The Ten Days that Shook Kid Curry Jones is held prisoner in a mine shaft which is displeasing enough in itself. But to make matters worse his capture is part of a gang's ingenious scheme to rob a bank - and to make sure that Smith and Jones are blamed for the crime.


Unknown: Ben Murphy
Unknown: Roger Davis
Unknown: Shirley Knight

: Johnny Cash-Ridin' the Rails

re-creates historical highlights of the Great American Train Story from the pioneering days of 1830 - and sings some famous railroad songs along the way.
Written, produced and directed by NICHOLAS WEBSTER and DYANN RIVCIIf


Directed By: Nicholas Webster

: Horizon

The First Signs of Washoe
All normal humans have language: no other living organisms do.
This view is still maintained by many scientists: that one of the essential differences between man and other animals is our unique control of language.
But in 1966, two psychologists began an experiment that challenges this assumption. They took a chimpanzee called Washoe into their own home and brought her up almost as a human child-but using only sign language in her presence. Hoping that she would somehow pick it up, they recorded her progress on film. Their efforts did not go unrewarded. Narrator IAN HOLM
An extraordinary film well worth the showing. (DAILY TELEGRAPH) Produced for WGBH boston by SIMON CAMPBELL-JONES


Unknown: Simon Campbell-Jones

: News on 2


: Dr Terror's House of Horrors

A film starring
Peter Cushing , Christopher Lee Max Adrian , Michael Gough Donald Sutherland
A strange eccentric introduces himself as Dr Schreck to his five travelling companions on a railway journey. He offers to tell their fortunes. For each of the five his Tarot cards spell death.
This Week's Films: page II


Unknown: Peter Cushing
Unknown: Christopher Lee
Unknown: Max Adrian
Unknown: Michael Gough
Unknown: Donald Sutherland
Director: Freddle Francis
Dr Schreck: Peter Cushing
Franklyn Marsh: Christopher Lee
Biff Bailey: Roy Castle
Bob Carroll: Donald Sutherland
Jim Dawson: Nell McCallum
Bill Rogers: Alan Freeman
Dr Blake: Max Adrian
Tod: Edward Underdown
Deirdre: Ursula Howells
Caleb: Peter Madden
Valda: Katy Wild
Ann Rogers: Ann Bell
Carol Rogers: Sarah Nicholls
Hopkins: Bernard Lee
Drake: Jeremy Kemp
Sammy Colin: Kenny Lynch
Shine (compere): Harold Lang
Vrim: Christopher Carlos
Pony and trap driver: George Mossman
Dambala: Thomas Baptiste
Bailey's Band: Tubby Hayes Quintet
Steel Band: Russ Henderson
Eric Landor: Michael Gough

: Closedown

CYRIL CUSACK reads Gulls on a Hill Loch by NORMAN MACCAIG


Unknown: Cyril Cusack
Unknown: Norman MacCaig

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