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: Saturday Western: The Man from the Alamo

starring Glenn Ford
Julia Adams , Chill Wills with Victor Jory , Hugh O'Brian
The besieged Alamo garrison sends John Stroud to the aid of their wives and families at Ox Bow. But he arrives too late and finds the settlement, including his own wife and son, wiped out by renegade Texans led by Jess Wade. Stroud sets out to avenge the murder of his family and to clear himself of a charge of desertion.
Director BUDD BOETTICHER. Films: page 13


Unknown: Glenn Ford
Unknown: Julia Adams
Unknown: Victor Jory
Unknown: Hugh O'Brian
Unknown: John Stroud
Unknown: Jess Wade.
Director: Budd Boetticher.
John Stroud: Glenn Ford
Beth Anders: Julla Adams
John Gage: Chill Wills
Wade: Victor Jory
Lt Lamar: Hugh O'Brian
Kate Lamar: Jeanne Cooper
Dawes: Neville Brand
Cavish: John Day

: ChicoandtheMan

A comedy film series with guest star Sammy Davis Jr Sammy Stops In
When Sammy Davis Jr stops in at Ed's garage in a hurry, he finds it well-nigh impossible to leave!


Unknown: Sammy Davis Jr Sammy
Unknown: Sammy Davis Jr
Ed: Jack Albertson
Chico: Freddie Prinze

: Play Away

An entertainment for children starring Brian Cant with Toni Arthur
Julie Covington, Lionel Morton, Jonathan Cohen, Spike Heatley, Alan Rushton and guest for this week George Chisholm
Brian and Company play away with music, songs, puzzles and comedy
Hey You, a BBC record of songs from the programme, No REC 209, is available from record shops, price £1.79


Presenter: Brian Cant
Presenter: Toni Arthur
Presenter: Julie Covington
Presenter: Lionel Morton
Musical Director/musician: Jonathan Cohen
Musician: Spike Heatley
Musician: Alan Rushton
Guest/musician: George Chisholm
Director: Peter Charlton
Producer: Ann Reay

: The Money Programme


: Westminster

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


Presented By: Peter Hill
Editor: John Anderson

: Open Door

North Devon Farm Workers

: Rugby Special

North East Counties v The Australians
The arduous life of a tourist is underlined in today's match when the Wallabies, having played in both Northern Ireland and Scotland in the past week, pit their skills against a side that narrowly defeated them on their last major tour of the British Isles. North East Counties include three British Lions - ROGER UTTLEY , IAN MCGEECHAN and ALAN OLD.
Series producer BILL TAYLOR


Unknown: British Isles.
Unknown: Roger Uttley
Unknown: Ian McGeechan
Unknown: Alan Old.
Commentator: Nigel Starmer-Smith
Producer: Bill Taylor

: News and Sport


: Network

A series of programmes made for audiences in the BBC regions and now seen for the first time throughout the United Kingdom. Tonight from BBC South West Men of Steam
Men of steam have been famous in the West Country ever since that legendary Christmas Eve in 1801 when Richard Trevithick drove the world's first steam road engine up Camborne Hill in Mid-Cornwall. Now steam is billowing again everywhere. It's brought fresh life to lines saved from the Beeching axe; has been spotted on a secret full-sized railway that goes round a Cornish farmyard; and is in full swing with steam organs, steam generators and steam saws.
Producer DAVID R. WAY
Series coordinator FRANK GILLARD


Unknown: Richard Trevithick
Narrator: Tom Salmon
Producer: David R. Way
Unknown: Frank Gillard

: Orders from Above

In a diplomatic and military campaign between 1944-1947 the British and American Governments handed back to Stalin a great many Russians - PoWs, civilians, women and children - who were captured or liberated by the Western Forces. Our authorities were well aware that to these people repatriation might mean certain death or years in Stalin's labour camps; that most of them were eligible for political asylum. Yet they carried out the policy of forced repatriation - and kept it secret for nearly 30 years.
For the politicians who made the decision- a diplomatic and military necessity; for the repatriated Russians: 'a great betrayal'; for the British soldiers who had to carry it out (as one said): 'it stank of Belsen and Dachau.' The number of victims amounted to millions. It still remains one of the most bitter and controversial events of the last war. Narrators
Based on The Last Secret by NICHOLAS BETHELL
Written and directed by ROBERT VAS


Narrators: Lyndon Brook
Narrators: Peter Copley
Unknown: Nicholas Bethell
Directed By: Robert Vas

: Second City Firsts

A series of new plays from Birmingham
' In 14 minutes, 20 seconds we are going to be privileged to contact living creatures from another world, another galaxy even ...'
Designer MYLES LANG Producer TARA PREM Director PEDR JAMES


Unknown: Mike Stott
Designer: Myles Lang
Producer: Tara Prem
Director: Pedr James
Joy: Rosalind Elliot
Duffy: Peter Postlethwaite
Bernard: Paul Moriarty

: The First Picture Show

A series of some of the best new films made by young film-makers. Westway by ANTHONY FREETH and SIMON MALLIN : about life re-emerging within the concrete desolation of an urban motorway.
Blackpool by the Sea by HEATHER HOLDEN takes a fresh and moving gaze at our most popular resort and at some of the working lives of those who go there.
Introduced by Gavin Millar


Unknown: Anthony Freeth
Unknown: Simon Mallin
Unknown: Heather Holden
Introduced By: Gavin Millar
Producer: Michael Dibb

: News on 2


: Open Door

People make Television
Tonight two programmes:
Hunt Saboteurs Association
The militant anti-blood sports group.
Margaret Rae and Coral Polge musical medium and psychic artist, in an experiment, will receive messages from the great masters.
Made by the public in co-operation with the BBC's Community Programme Unit


Unknown: Margaret Rae

: Midnight Movie: Build my Gallows High

starring Robert Mitchum Jane Greer , Kirk Douglas
To most of the people in the quiet little American town bordering Lake Tahoe , the man running the garage is accepted as one of themselves. But out of the past comes someone who changes all that.
. Films: page 13


Unknown: Robert Mitchum
Unknown: Jane Greer
Unknown: Kirk Douglas
Unknown: Lake Tahoe
Director: Jacques Tourneur
Jeff: Robert Mitchum
Cathy: Jane Greer
Whit: Kirk Douglas
Neta Carson: Rhonda Fleming
Jim: Richard Webb
Fisher: Steve Brodie
Ann: Virginia Houston
Joe: Paul Valentine
The Kid: Dickie Moore

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