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: Saturday Cinema: Folly to be Wise

starring Alastair Sim with Roland Culver , Elizabeth Allan Martita Hunt , Colin Gordon
Captain Paris, chaplain and entertainments officer at a big army camp decides to brighten up the entertainment for the troops by staging a brains trust-but his secretary, ATS Private Killegrew, has a question to ask the panel: Is Marriage a Good Idea?-and the answers she gets from the celebrities are not quite in the spirit that Captain, Paris intended....
Based on the James Bridie play It Depends What You Mean, this particular brains trust may well rekindle memories for admirers of the BBC radio series.
. Films: page 13


Unknown: Alastair Sim
Unknown: Roland Culver
Unknown: Elizabeth Allan
Unknown: Martita Hunt
Unknown: Colin Gordon
Unknown: James Bridie
Unknown: Sidney Gilliat
Director: Frank Launder
Captain Paris: Alastair Sim
George Prout: Roland Culver
Angela Prout: Elizabeth Allan
Lady Dodds: Martita Hunt
Professor Mutch: Colin Gordon
Dr McAdam: Miles Malleson
Joseph Byres, MP: Edward Chapman
Jessie Killegrew: Janet Brown
Walter: Peter Martyn
Intellectual: Robin Bailey

: Play Away

An entertainment for children starring Brian Cant with Toni Arthur
Miranda Connell , Johnny Ball
Jonathan Cohen , Spike Heatley Alan Rushton , Bob Kerr
Brian and Company play away with music, songs, puzzles and comedy.
Musical director JONATHAN COHEN Designer TONY SNOADEN
Hey You. a BBC. record of songs from the programme, No REC 209, is available from record shops, price £1.79


Unknown: Brian Cant
Unknown: Toni Arthur
Unknown: Miranda Connell
Unknown: Johnny Ball
Unknown: Jonathan Cohen
Unknown: Spike Heatley
Unknown: Alan Rushton
Unknown: Bob Kerr
Director: Jonathan Cohen
Designer: Tony Snoaden
Director: Peter Charlton
Producer: Ann Reay

: The Money Programme

A True and Fair View
Accountants as watchdogs

: Westminster

A closer look at the politicians, tactics and progress of Parliament. Presented by NOEL LEWIS


Presented By: Noel Lewis
Editor: John Anderson

: Network

A series made for audiences in the BBC regions.
From BBC South West/Midlands To the Sea - and Back?
Many people dream of retiring to a rose-covered cottage in the South West and each year pensioners arrive in their hundreds from the Midlands, London and the North. But what happens to them when they get there? How many want to go back and how many wouldn't return to their native soil for a fortune?
Jon Pepper hears both sides as he follows the people who leave for the seaside and those who have returned.
Film editor DAVID SHARP
Producer DAVID R. WAY
Series co-ordinator FRANK GILLARD


Unknown: Jon Pepper
Editor: David Sharp
Producer: David R. Way
Unknown: Frank Gillard

: News and Sport


: Rugby Special

England v Wales
Ireland v Australia
Today sees the first double International Saturday of the season with Wales and England playing their first match in the Five Nations Championship and, in Dublin, Australia play the last Test of their tour.
The champions, Wales, travel to Twickenham intent on revenge for the 16 points to 12 defeat on their last visit while, for England, victory must mean a return of confidence and the hope that by the season's end they will have lifted themselves from the bottom of the table.
At Lansdowne Road, Ireland have had the advantage of having seen the Australians' tactics in the three previous Tests though, conversely, the Wallabies, after 12 weeks together, must know each other's play so well that it will take a very good side to upset them.
Commentator at Twickenham
Commentator at Lansdowne Road
Director at Twickenham BILL TAYLOR
TV presentation at Lansdowne Road by the Irish TV Service
Series producer BILL TAYLOR


Producer: Bill Taylor

: How Green was My Valley

Dramatised in six parts by ELAINE MORGAN starring
Stanley Baker , Sian Phillips
Huw's first day at school has left him bruised but undefeated. The mine-owner's son, Iestyn, is openly pursuing Angharad, but has earned a blow from lanto for his efforts. Part 3


Unknown: Richard Llewellyn
Unknown: Stanley Baker
Unknown: Sian Phillips

: Caravaggio

Caravaggio was the first incarnation of one of the favourite myths of modern art: the violent outsider who bursts the conventions and suddenly changes the language. We're at the end of the legend of the avant-garde, but Caravaggio helped to start it.
His life is one of the most colourful in the history of art-constantly in trouble with the law, a brawling, violent bandit of a man, he was often painting on the run. Caravaggio died alone in 1610 on a lonely beach in Porto Ercole. He was in flight from hired assassins, banned by Papal Edict from Rome, escaped from jail, suffering from malaria, convinced that all his possessions were lost, alone and friendless - and not quite 39 years old.
Yet throughout his violent life, he left masterpieces wherever he went. All his most important paintings were filmed for this programme from the originals in Paris, Leningrad, Malta, Sicily, and elsewhere, and are seen in unusual detail and faithfulness of quality. Robert Hughes - author and Time magazine's art critic - illuminates the style and subjects of Caravaggio's work and unfolds the story of his life and career. Written and narrated by ROBERT HUGHES
Readings by TONY CHURCH
(Tony Church is a member of the nsc) Preview: page 17


Unknown: Robert Hughes
Unknown: Robert Hughes
Unknown: Tony Church
Editor: Martin Crump
Director: Lorna Pegram

: Centre Play

Mirror, Mirror by DEREK FUKE
' I'm not your Fred Astaire , exactly - but as you've been kind enough to invite me, I shall be pleased to give you Tip-toe Through the Tulips....'
George, the scenery hand, is a lad. A joke a minute. Until he is caught alone in the empty studio held in the sinister gaze of four silent interrogators. with Designer GLORIA CLAYTON Producer LOUIS MARKS Director JANE HOWELL


Unknown: Derek Fuke
Unknown: Fred Astaire
Designer: Gloria Clayton
Director: Jane Howell
George: John Cater
Daphne: Susan Jameson
Emma: Joanna Tope

: The First Picture Show

A series presenting some of the best new films made by young film-makers at art colleges, film schools and polytechnics throughout Britain.
Six films all of which challenge in different and arresting ways some of our normal expectations about the medium itself.
Association by J. A. SMITH Horizons by PETER ORMROD Concerning Time by DAVID WHEATLEY
Birdcalls and Painting by KERRY KOHLER
Car Crash by MARY DICKINSON Introduced by Gavin Millar film critic of The Listener


Unknown: J. A. Smith
Unknown: Peter Ormrod
Unknown: David Wheatley
Unknown: Kerry Kohler
Unknown: Mary Dickinson
Introduced By: Gavin Millar
Producer: Michael Dibb

: Maria Muldaur

In Concert
A show specially recorded by American singer Maria Muldaur and her group during their first visit to England last year, and including some of her biggest hits, like 'Midnight at the Oasis,' ' Sweet Harmony ' and ' Oh, Papa.'


Singer: Maria Muldaur
Unknown: Johnnie Stewart

: News on 2


: Midnight Movie: Waterhole 3

James Coburn with Carroll O'Connor , Margaret Blye Claude Akins , Timothy Carey and Joan Blondell
The US Army has been robbed of a shipment of gold, and gambler Lewton Cole knows where it's hidden - buried at Waterhole No 3 in the desert outside the town of Integrity. But Cole has had to kill one of the robbers to get this information so he's now wanted for murder.
Before he sets off to pick up the gold he takes the precaution of locking Sheriff ' Honest' John Copperud in his own jail. He's delayed still further by the sheriff's daughter Billee ...
Director WILLIAM GRAHAM Films: page 13


Unknown: James Coburn
Unknown: Carroll O'Connor
Unknown: Margaret Blye
Unknown: Claude Akins
Unknown: Timothy Carey
Unknown: Joan Blondell
Unknown: Lewton Cole
Unknown: John Copperud
Director: William Graham
Lewton Cole: James Coburn
Sheriff John Copperud: Carroll O'Connor
Billee Copperud: Margaret Blye
Sgt Henry Foggers: Claude Akins
Hilb: Timothy Carey
Lavinia: Joan Blondell
Captain Shipley: James Whitmore
Ben Agajanian: Henry Davis
Doc Quinlen: Roy Jenson

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