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: The Saturday Western: Stage to Thunder Rock

starring Barry Sullivan
Marilyn Maxwell , Keenan Wynn
Sheriff Home has killed one of the sons of a dangerous outlaw, Ross Sawyer , captured the other and recovered stolen money. With Sawyer hot on his trail the wounded Sheriff finds that some of the people at the remote stage-stop will do anything for the money.
Director WILLIAM F. CLAXTON. Films: p 10


Unknown: Barry Sullivan
Unknown: Marilyn Maxwell
Unknown: Ross Sawyer
Director: William F. Claxton.
Sheriff Home: Barry Sullivan
Leah Parker: Marilyn Maxwell
Ross Sawyer: Keenan Wynn
Sam Swope: Scott Brady
Henry Parker: Lon Chaney
Dan Carrouthers: John Agar
Mrs Swope: Wanda Hendrix
Mayor Ted Dollar: Allan Jones

: Chico and the Man

starring Jack Albertson as Ed and Freddie Prinze as Chico The Giveaway
Chico seems to have a lot of cash. Ed puts two and two together - and makes five!


Unknown: Jack Albertson
Unknown: Freddie Prinze

: Play Away

An entertainment for children starring Brian Cant with Toni Arthur
Julie Stevens , Judy Gridley
Jonathan Cohen , Spike Heatley Alan Rushton
Musical director JONATHAN COHEN Designer vie Director


Unknown: Brian Cant
Unknown: Toni Arthur
Unknown: Julie Stevens
Unknown: Judy Gridley
Unknown: Jonathan Cohen
Unknown: Spike Heatley
Unknown: Alan Rushton
Director: Jonathan Cohen
Unknown: Meredith Christine Secombe
Producer: Ann Reay

: 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

: Rugby Special

London Counties v The Australians
The Wallabies today take on the best players selected from Eastern Counties, Middlesex, Surrey, Kent, Sussex and Hampshire. The London side, captained by TONY BUCKNALL and coached by BOB HILLER , has a wealth of Internationals to choose from and will provide the tourists with the sternest of tests.
Series producer BILL TAYLOR


Unknown: Tony Bucknall
Unknown: Bob Hiller
Commentator: Nigel Starmer-Smith
Producer: Bill Taylor

: News and Sport


: Latin American

Not all tulle and sequins as two young ballroom virtuosi show.
Director JOHN BUSH


Director: John Bush

: That Monday Morning Feeling

with Harold Williamson
A series of three programmes about the chronic housing shortage. 2: The Emergency Housing Officer NICK RAYNSFORD , Cambridge graduate, is one of a team of three who work in the Emergency department of Shelter Housing Aid Centre. They deal with families who are homeless or about to become so. Nick Raynsford spends his day fighting for the homeless. Sometimes he wins, sometimes he doesn't. ' It's wearing work. Two years is as much of it as one can take and there's not much money in it. But it's a job that offers greater rewards than money.'
Producer ivor DUNKERTON


Unknown: Harold Williamson
Unknown: Nick Raynsford
Unknown: Nick Raynsford

: Return to Dunkirk

Thirty-five years after the event, 3,000 veterans return to the beaches from which they escaped captivity in 1940. In their early 20s then, these middle-aged men still recall the events of long ago. ' I was sitting on the beach eating a tin of pineapple, the first food for three days ... '
The War veterans pay homage to their fallen comrades in this two-day journey into the past.


Producer: Derek Smith

: Turning Point

A prelude to
The Flying Dutchman
Tomorrow night at 8.15 comes the highpoint of BBC2's musical autumn. Tonight the pianist and Wagner enthusiast, David Wilde , tells the story of the opera and with Nell McCaul as the young Richard Wagner relates how it came to.be written.
Wagner sold the French rights of his story, and by 1843 there were two ' Flying Dutchmen' on the operatic stage. The French composer's version has been totally forgotten; for Wagner it was the turning point in his career.
In this workshop programme excerpts from both versions are sung by Lynda Richardson (soprano) Vernon Midgley (tenor)
John Tomlinson (bass-baritone)
DAVID WILDE also plays the two Liszt transcriptions from The Flying Dutchman and there is a preview of tomorrow's production.
Executive producer HUMPHREY BURTON Producer PETER BUTLER
Nine-day Wagner: pages 67-73


Unknown: David Wilde
Unknown: Nell McCaul
Unknown: Richard Wagner
Soprano: Lynda Richardson
Tenor: Vernon Midgley
Bass-Baritone: John Tomlinson
Producer: Humphrey Burton
Producer: Peter Butler

: Second City Firsts

A series of new plays from Birmingham.
Vivienne Burgess and Sebastian Shaw in HOW It Is by ANITA
BRONSON Dolly is bedridden and her daughter and the housekeeper treat her like a child. Bill, however, knows what she's really like.
Script editor PEDR JAMES Designer DAVID CROZIER DirectorTARA PREM


Unknown: Sebastian Shaw
Unknown: Bronson Dolly
Editor: Pedr James
Designer: David Crozier
Director: Tara Prem
Dolly: Vivienne Burgess
Bill: Sebastian Shaw
Alice: Maggie Petersen
Mrs Cooper: Lorraine Peters

: The First Picture Show

A series of some of the best new films made by young film-makers. Benny: a film by an Israeli. DORAN ABRAHAMI , about a group of meths drinkers in London's East End.
Benny talks with self-awareness and without self-pity about his life, why he became a meths drinker, and his attempts to kick the habit before it kills him. Introduced by Gavin Millar


Unknown: Doran Abrahami
Introduced By: Gavin Millar
Producer: Michael Dibb

: News on 2


: Open Door

People make Television
Tonight: The Armada Variety Club of Feltham, Middlesex, was founded in 1951 by Eric Gates to raise funds and give live entertainment to senior citizens' clubs, hospitals and disabled communities. The members are all local people.
Made by the Armada Variety Club in co-operation with the BBC


Unknown: Eric Gates

: Midnight Movie: Unholy Partners

starring Edward G. Robinson Edward Arnold with Laraine Day , Marsha Hunt
To finance a tabloid newspaper, crusading journalist Bruce Corey accepts gangster Merrill Lambert as his partner. With his associate Tommy Jarvis , Corey begins publication; from the start the prime target is Lambert and his group.
. Films: page 10


Unknown: Edward G. Robinson
Unknown: Edward Arnold
Unknown: Laraine Day
Unknown: Marsha Hunt
Unknown: Bruce Corey
Unknown: Merrill Lambert
Unknown: Tommy Jarvis
Director: Mervyn Leroy
Bruce Corey: Edward G Robinson
Merrill Lambert: Edward Arnold
Miss Cronin: Laraine Day
Gail Fenton: Marsha Hunt
Tommy Jarvis: William T Orr
Michael Z Reynolds: Don Beddoe
Managing Editor: Walter Kingsford
Clyde Fenton: Charles Dingle
Kaper: Charles Halton
Jerry: Joseph Downing
Jason Grant: Clyde Fillmore
Colonel Mason: Emory Parnell

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