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: Play Away

An entertainment for children starring
Brian Cant
Toni Arthur , Taiwo Ajai
Lionel Morton , Jonathan Cohen Spike Heatley , Alan Rushton and featuring
Susie the Parrot
Brian and Company play away with music, songs, puzzles and comedy.
Musical director JONATHAN COHEN Designer VIC MEREDITH
Hey You , a BBC record of songs from the programme, No REC 209, is available from record shops, price 11.79


Unknown: Brian Cant
Unknown: Toni Arthur
Unknown: Taiwo Ajai
Unknown: Lionel Morton
Unknown: Jonathan Cohen
Unknown: Spike Heatley
Unknown: Alan Rushton
Director: Jonathan Cohen
Designer: Vic Meredith
Director: Christine Secombe
Producer: Ann Reay
Unknown: Hey You

: Comedy Hat-Trick

A triple bill of classic comedies from Hollywood's Golden Age.
Laurel and Hardy: Way Out West with James Finlayson
Stan and Ollie as two unlikely-looking prospectors, journey west to Brushwood Gulch with the deed to a valuable gold mine.
The highlight of Way Out West is, of course, our two heroes performing their celebrated version of ' The Trail of the Lonesome Pine,' which recently raced up the top 20 record charts.
W. C. Fields:
My Little Chickadee also starring Mae West with Joseph Calleia and Dick Foran
Mae West and W. C. Fields, cherished as one of the outstanding screen combinations of all time, blend their colourful personalities in this riotous comedy of American frontier days.
The Marx Brothers:
At the Circus starring
Groucho, Chico and Harpo with Kenny Baker , Florence Rice
Eve Arden , Margaret Dumont
When Wilson 's Wonder Circus is threatened with ruin, its owner, young Jeff Wilson , hires ' legal eagle' J. Cheever Loophole (Groucho) to solve the problem. With Chico as Antonio, the circus's general handyman, and Harpo as Punchy, assistant to the strong man, Groucho has quite a job on his hands -not to mention the attractively wealthy Mrs Dukesbury.
Films; page 11


Unknown: James Finlayson
Director: James W. Horne
Unknown: Joseph Calleia
Director: Edward Cline
Unknown: Kenny Baker
Unknown: Florence Rice
Unknown: Eve Arden
Unknown: Margaret Dumont
Unknown: When Wilson
Unknown: Jeff Wilson
Unknown: Mrs Dukesbury.
Director: Edward Buzzell
Cuthbert J Twillie: W C Fields
Flower Belle Lee: Mae West
Jeff Badger: Joseph Calleia
Wayne Carter: Dick Foran
Amos Budge: Donald Meek
Musicians: Gene Austin
Musicians: Candy
Musicians: Coco
Ermingarde Foster: Anne Nagel
Mrs Gideon: Margaret Hamilton
Aunt LOU: Ruth Donnelly
Cousin Zep: Fuzzy Knight
Hotel clerk: Harlan Briggs
Milton: George Moran
Uncle John: Willard Robertson
J Cheever Loophole: Groucho Marx
Antonio: Chico Marx
'Punchy': Harpo Marx
Jeff Wilson: Kenny Baker
Julie Randall: Florence Rice
Peerless Pauline: Eve Arden
Mrs Dukesbury: Margaret Dumont
Goliath: Nat Pendleton
Jardinet: Fritz Feld
John Carter: James Burke
Little Professor Atom: Jerry Marenghi
Whitcomb: Barnett Parker

: News and Sport


: Rugby Special

Introduced by NIGEL STARMER -SMITH England v Australia
The last time these two countries met at Twickenham it ended with a convincing victory for England - 20 points to 3. Since then, Australia have wreaked their revenge in both Sydney and Brisbane during England's tour last summer.
No one will dispute the wealth of talent that England selectors can draw on and it is only a matter of time before the correct blend is found to restore England to her former glory. In spite of the Australians' proven speed and agility, they could find themselves at the receiving end of England's recovery this afternoon.
Commentator at Twickenham
Series producer BILL TAYLOR


Introduced By: Nigel Starmer

: In Company

Cleo Laine and John Dankworth Britain's ambassadors of good music entertain more of their show-business friends at their home in Buckinghamshire.
Michael and Mary Parkinson join the Dankworths in an exchange of words and music.
Producer DON SAYER


Unknown: Cleo Laine
Unknown: Mary Parkinson
Producer: Don Sayer

: How Green was My Valley

Dramatised in six parts: part 1 starring
Stanley Baker , Sian Phillips
Life is harsh but uncomplicated in the Rhondda Valleys. The Morgans are a happy and united family but as the new century approaches the younger generation is restless.


Unknown: Stanley Baker
Unknown: Sian Phillips

: Much Ado About Nothing

The New York Shakespeare Festival production by JOSEPH PAPP , With
Kathleen Widdoes as Beatrice Sam Waterston as Benedick
The fiery Beatrice and the incorrigibly talkative Benedick are two people whom everyone - except themselves-can see are made for each other. This production is set in the small-town America of 1910, where the characters step into high-button shoes and spats amid such post-Shakespeare innovations as the motor car, cigarette-puffing symbols of early Women's Lib-and the Keystone Kops.
Verges, his deputy.WILL MACKENZIE
Director A. j. ANTOON


Unknown: William Shakespeare
Production By: Joseph Papp
Unknown: Kathleen Widdoes
Unknown: Beatrice Sam Waterston
Unknown: Will MacKenzie
Music By: Peter Link
Leonato, the Governor: Mark Hammer
A messenger: Charles Bartlett
Hero, Leonato's niece: April Shawhan
Don Pedro, Chief of State: Douglass Watson
Claudio: Glenn Walken
Don John, Don Pedro's bastard brother: Jerry Mayer
Antonio, Leonato's elder brother: Arny Freeman
Conrade: Jack Gianino
Borachio: Frederick Coffin
Margaret: Jeanne Hepple
Balthasar: Marshall Efron
Ursula: Bette Henritze
Dogberry: Bernard Hughes

: News on 2


: Midnight Movie: Strategy of Terror

Hugh O'Brian , Barbara Rush with Neil Hamilton
A murdered man's dying words reveal a fantastic plot against the UN, a plot which police Lieutenant Matt Lacey and reporter Karen Lowndes must risk their lives to defeat.


Unknown: Hugh O'Brian
Unknown: Barbara Rush
Unknown: Neil Hamilton
Unknown: Matt Lacey
Reporter: Karen Lowndes
Director: Jack Smight
Karen Lowndes: Barbara Rush
Matt Lacey: Hugh O'Brian
Mr Harkin: Neil Hamilton
Jacques Serac: Frederick O'Neal
Waily Pitt: Will Corry
Bassett: Steve London

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