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: The Saturday Western: Buffalo Bill

William Wellman Season starring
Joel McCrea
Maureen O'Hara , Linda Darnell with Thomas Mitchell , Anthony Quinn
The story of William Frederick Cody - a spectacular account of the man who became a legend in his own lifetime during the great pioneering days of the old West. The man known as - Buffalo Bill.
Director WILLIAM WELLMAN Films: page 10


Unknown: Joel McCrea
Unknown: Maureen O'Hara
Unknown: Linda Darnell
Unknown: Thomas Mitchell
Unknown: Anthony Quinn
Unknown: William Frederick
Unknown: Buffalo Bill.
Director: William Wellman
Buffalo Bill Cody: Joel McCrea
Louisa Cody: Maureen O'Hara
Dawn Starlight: Linda Darnell
Ned Buntline: Thomas Mitchell
Yellow Hand: Anthony Quinn
Sergeant Chips: Edgar Buchanan
Senator Frederici: Moroni Olsen
Murdo Carvell: Frank Fenton

: Chico and the Man

A comedy film series starring and Long Live the Man
When Ed returns with Chico from a motor show in San Francisco he finds that everyone back home thinks he has died.


Ed: Jack Albertson
Chico: Freddie Prinze

: Play Away

An entertainment for children starring Brian Cant with Toni Arthur
Chloe Ashcroft , Colin Jeavons Jonathan Cohen , Alan Rushton Spike Heatley
Brian and company play away with music, songs, puzzles and comedy.
Play Away, a BBC record of songs, jokes and games from the programme, No RBT 19, available from record shops, price 99p


Unknown: Brian Cant
Unknown: Toni Arthur
Unknown: Chloe Ashcroft
Unknown: Colin Jeavons
Unknown: Jonathan Cohen
Unknown: Alan Rushton
Unknown: Spike Heatley
Director: Peter Charlton
Producer: Ann Reay

: The Money Programme

May I See the Manager?

: Westminster

A closer look at the politicians. the tactics and progress of Parliament.
Presented by PETER HILL


Presented By: Peter Hill
Editor: Michael Payne

: Open Door

Help for the Blind by the Blind

: Rugby Special

Melrose v West of Scotland
Melrose's strength is in a young, fast back division. West's is in a pack including British Lions SANDY CARMICHAEL and GORDON BROWN Commentator BILL MCLAREN


Unknown: Sandy Carmichael
Unknown: Gordon Brown
Commentator: Bill McLaren
Director: Johnnie Watherstone
Producer: Bill Taylor

: News and Sport


: Born 1900

The last in a series of six Alan Bush
' Life became my pantheon and homo sapiens the object of my devotion.'
ALAN BUSH , English composer and pianist, professor at the Royal Academy of Music, is a Marxist and Communist Party member. Despite his considerable output of opera, symphonies, concertos and choral works, his music is rarely heard this side of the Iron Curtain. This programme provides a chance to hear some of it, and for Alan Bush to relate- his personal commitment to his work and the events that have forged his beliefs.
Series producer ANNE JAMES Film editor TONY TEW


Unknown: Alan Bush
Unknown: Alan Bush
Unknown: Alan Bush
Editor: Tony Tew
Director: Denis Moriarty

: Balanchine Festival

Two ballets by George Balanchine danced by the New York City Ballet
Introduced by Anthony Dowell Serenade
In 1934 Balanchine went to live in America and this ballet was the first he created after his arrival there. It has been in the repertory ever since, a perfect mirror of the romantic, elegiac music-Tchaikovsky's ' Serenade for Strings.' Episodes
Premiered in 1959, this ballet is danced to music by Webern. It is another example of Balanchine's deep understanding of music-his ability to ' visualise' the score. Episodes is a milestone of modern classicism.


Unknown: George Balanchine
Introduced By: Anthony Dowell
Director: Klaus Lindemann

: Second City Firsts

A series of new plays from Birmingham
Club Havana by BARRY RECKORD
Mrs Jordan left her son behind in Jamaica. He's finally arrived in Birmingham, after 12 years ...
Script editor PETER ANSORGE Designer GAVIN DAVIES Producer TARA PREM


Unknown: Barry Reckord
Unknown: Mrs Jordan
Editor: Peter Ansorge
Designer: Gavin Davies
Producer: Tara Prem
Director: Pam Brighton
Dave: Don Warrington
Mrs Jordan: Mona Hammond
Terry: Julie Walters
Jim: Frank Singuineau
Rasta Man: Alfred Fagon

: William Wellman

The Men Who Made The Movies
This week BBC2 highlights the work of William A. Wellman - one of Hollywood's most independent-minded film makers. From his early success with Wings (winner of the first-ever Oscar in 1927) and Public Enemy (the greatest of the gangster films which gave Cagney his first starring role), Wellman's films, whether melodrama or comedy, have been outspoken in their moral judgment of social issues while recognising human frailty and hypocrisy. With excerpts from Wings, Public Enemy, Wild Boys of the Road, Beau Geste , A Star is Born, The Ox-Bow Incident, Buffalo Bill and The Story of GI Joe.
Written, directed and produced by RICHARD SCHICKEL
A WNET production


Unknown: William A. Wellman
Unknown: Beau Geste
Unknown: Cliff Robertson
Produced By: Richard Schickel

: Open Door

People Make Television
The Pre-School Playgroups Association
This is a nationwide movement of self-help groups for families with young children. Tonight it asks the questions: What is a play-group? Who are the people behind it? What are their aims?
Made by the Pre-School Playgroups Association in co-operation with the BBC Community Programme Unit.

: News on 2


: Midnight Movie: Wild Boys of the Road

William Wellman Season starring
Frankie Darro , Rochelle Hudson
' You're sending us to jail because you don't want to see us! You want to forget us. Well, you can't do it! 'Cause there's a thousand just like me. And there's more hitting the road every day! '
Dorothy Coonan who played Sally was only 19; I was several times married and 17 years her senior, yet that little freckle-faced devil house-broke me. I'll never know why she agreed to marry me, but we've been together now for over 40 years. She's a remarkable, beautiful woman. WILLIAM WELLMAN
WILLIAM WELLMAN Director films: page 10


Unknown: Frankie Darro
Unknown: Rochelle Hudson
Unknown: Dorothy Coonan
Unknown: William Wellman
Eddie Smith: Frankie Darro
Sally: Dorothy Coonan
Tommy: Edwin Philips
Grace: Rochelle Hudson
Lola: Ann Hovey
Dr Heckel: Arthur Hohl
Mr Smith: Grant Mitchell
Mrs Smith: Claire McDowell
Ollie STIRLING: Hollow Ay
Judge White: Robert Barrat
Harriett: Shirley Dunstead
Aunt Carrie: Minna Gombell

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