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: Saturday Cinema: Poor Devil

A film made for television starring Sammy Davis Jr with Jack Klugman , Christopher Lee Madeleine Rhue , Gino Conforti
Sammy is the biggest bungler on Lucifer's staff. For 1,400 years his record has been one of non-stop failure. He helped the Pilgrim Fathers to land. He was the only person at the Chicago Fire who didn't have a match. Now, up on earth, an underpaid, overworked accountant seems to be ready to sell his soul-and provides one last chance for Sammy to prove that he can be a successful devil.


Unknown: Jack Klugman
Unknown: Christopher Lee
Unknown: Madeleine Rhue
Unknown: Gino Conforti
Director: Robert Scheerer.
Sammy: Sammy Davis Jr
Emerson: Jack Klugman
Lucifer: Christopher Lee
Bligh: Gino Conforti
Mrs Emerson: Madeleine Rhue
Chelsey: Emily Yancy
Chief accountant: Adam West

: Play Away

An entertainment for children starring Brian Cant with Toni Arthur , Julie Stevens
Jonathan Cohen , Spike Heatley Alan Rushton , Bob Falloon
Brian and company play away with music, songs, puzzles and comedy.
Musical director JONATHAN COHEN
Executive producer CYNTHIA FELGATE Producer ANN REAY
Scriptwriter/director PETER CHARLTON
Play Away, songs and games from the programme, record (REC 244) £ 1.95. or cassette (MRMC 003) £ 1.95; Bang on a Drum, songs from Play Away and Play School, record (REC 242) £ 1.95, or cassette (MRMC 004) £ 1.95, from record shops


Unknown: Brian Cant
Unknown: Toni Arthur
Unknown: Julie Stevens
Unknown: Jonathan Cohen
Unknown: Spike Heatley
Unknown: Alan Rushton
Unknown: Bob Falloon
Director: Jonathan Cohen
Producer: Cynthia Felgate
Producer: Ann Reay

: Dastardly and Muttley

in their flying machines Go South Young Pigeon

: The Money Programme

The Old Lady of Threadneedle Street

: Open Door

Free Palestine and Palestine Action present
The Right to Return

: Horizon

' I would go to the ends of the earth to have a child ' - the words of Sandy [text removed], a young school teacher constantly surrounded by other people's children. She and her husband Ian have trodden the weary road from infertility clinic to hospital for years. Horizon looks at childlessness through Sandy's eyes and those of her surgeon as she goes through yet another operation.


Unknown: Sandy Bucklitsch

: Network

A series of programmes made specially for audiences in the BBC regions and now seen countrywide. Tonight from BBC Midlands Caldmore Rises!
Five years ago, the people of Caldmore in Walsall got together to fight the apathy and inertia choking their community. They started CALDMORE RESIDENTS ACTION GROUP, which set out to protest, but soon began to involve itself in the welfare of the people and so became a strong voice in the community. The story is told by the people of Caldmore and the Action Group.
Series co-ordinator FRANK GILLARD


Written By: Duncan Gibbins
Producer: John Clarke
Unknown: Frank Gillard

: M*A*S*H

A comedy film series
Operation Noselift


Hawkeye: Alan Alda
Trapper John: Wayne Rogers

: MrMagoo

in Magoo's Bear ... who finds his company unbearable!

: News and Sport


: Film International: Football of the Good Old Days

starring Dezso Garas The British premiere of Pal Sandor's award-winning comedy. Minarik, ' the fanatic laundryman ', is passionately in love with football. He rents his own pitch and runs his own team-with players recruited from the most surprising places. It's a happy team, in spite of the foibles and conceit of the goalie, who keeps a pistol hanging on his goalpost. But economic disaster strikes. In desperation, Minarik decides to sell a player ...
Director PAL SANDOR. Films: page 10


Minarik: Dezsö Garas
His wife: Gizi Peter
Mr Kerenyi: Tamas Major
The woman in the cinema: Hedy Temessy
The lady in fur-coat: Cecilia Esztergalyos
Vallay, the wonder goalkeeper: Karoly Vogt
Vallay's sweetheart: Gabriella Szabo
Tokics: Karoly F Nagy
Briill: Tamas Sipos

: The Lively Arts - In Performance

Robin Ray introduces a recording of last Tuesday's annual St Cecilia's Day concert, organised by the Musicians' Benevolent Fund, in the presence of their patron, Her Majesty The Queen with the Scottish National Orchestra conducted by Alexander Gibson
The soloists in Mozart's Flute and Harp Concerto are
James Galway and Marisa Robles and the soloist in Franck's Symphonic Variations for piano and orchestra is Paul Crossley
The orchestra also plays a suite from Wagner's Die Meistersinger and an overture by Scottish composer Hamish MacCunn , The Land of the Mountain and the Flood.
Also appearing are musicians from the ROYAL MILITARY SCHOOL OF MUSIC, KNELLER HALL, conducted by LT-COL TREVOR SHARPE
Executive producer JOHN DRUMMOND


Introduces: Robin Ray
Conducted By: Alexander Gibson
Unknown: James Galway
Unknown: Marisa Robles
Unknown: Paul Crossley
Unknown: Hamish MacCunn
Conducted By: Lt-Col Trevor Sharpe
Director: Roy Tipping
Producer: John Drummond

: Late News on 2


: Midnight Movie: The Phenix City Story

John McIntire , Richard Kiley
Until it was raided and shut down by the state militia in June 1954, Phenix City, Alabama, was known as America's ' Sin City '.
. Films: page 10


Unknown: John McIntire
Unknown: Richard Kiley
Director: Phil Karlson
Albert Patterson: John McIntire
John Patterson: Richard Kiley
Ellie Rhodes: Kathryn Grant
Rhett Tanner: Edward Andrews

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