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: Saturday Cinema: Comrade X

King Vidor Season starring
Clark Gable , Hedy Lamarr with Oscar Homolka Eve Arden
Somebody in Russia is evading the censorship and sending out the real news! It sounds serious, but in this satire on life in the Soviet Union, Gable. has one' of his best comedy roles as an American correspondent who becomes involved with a very dedicated - and very beautiful - tram driver.
. Films: page 9


Unknown: Clark Gable
Unknown: Hedy Lamarr
Unknown: Oscar Homolka
Unknown: Eve Arden
Unknown: Ben Hecht
Unknown: Charles Lederer
Director: King Vidor
McKinley B Thompson: Clark Gable
Theodore: Hedy Lamarr
Vasiliev: Oscar Homolka
Jane Wilson: Eve Arden
Vanya: Felix Bressart
Emil Von Hofer: Sig Rumann
Olga: Natasha Lytess
Michael Bastakoff: Vladimir Sokoloff
Rubick: Edgar Barrier
LaSZlo: George Renevant
Russian officer: Mikhail Rasumny

: Play Away

An entertainment for children starring Brian Cant with Toni Arthur Johnny Ball
Judy Gridley
Jonathan Cohen Spike Heatley Alan Rushton
Bob Kerr
Brian and company play away with music, songs, puzzles and comedy.
Musical director JONATHAN COHEN
Executive producer CYNTHIA FELGATE Producer ANN PEAY
Play Away, songs and games from the programme, record (REC 244) 11.95, 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: Johnny Ball
Unknown: Judy Gridley
Unknown: Jonathan Cohen
Unknown: Spike Heatley
Unknown: Alan Rushton
Unknown: Bob Kerr
Director: Jonathan Cohen
Producer: Cynthia Felgate

: Dastardly and Muttley

in their Flying Machines
A comedy cartoon with Dick Dastardly as the commander of the notorious Vulture Squadron, sometimes helped by his companion, Muttley.

: Horizon

A Smile for the Crocodile
The crocodile is the world's largest living reptile and has a reputation for being the most dangerous. It is true certain species eat people, but now research is revealing the crocodile in a fresh light. Narrator DUNCAN CARSE
Producer CHRISTOPHER la fontaine


Narrator: Duncan Carse
Editor: Simon Campbell-Jones
Producer: Christopher La Fontaine

: A Taste of Britain

A series of four programmes 1: Severnside
'A regional dish is a whole countryside.'
How true is this now when many regional dishes are in danger of being packaged and processed out of existence? How many local foods and dishes still exist and how many are just a memory?
On Severnside, the local people are finding it hard to indulge their taste for elvers, rich pork, strong cheese and rough cider.
Introduced by DEREK COOPER
Producer ANDREW SNELL BBC Manchester


Introduced By: Derek Cooper
Producer: Andrew Snell

: Mr Magoo

in Mother's Little Helper and Shotgun Magoo
... is as short-sighted as ever

: Sight and Sound In Concert

The first of a new series in which BBC2 joins the Radio 1 .. In Concert programme in a Simultaneous Broadcast for an hour's contemporary rock music.
This week
Introduced by ALAN BLACK
Director TOM ORCORAN (
A simultaneous stereo broadcast with Radio 1. (To obtain the best effect viewers with stereo Radio 1 should turn off TV sound and position their loudspeakers on either side of the screen but close enough to relate stereo image to picture size. Stereo headphones provide a suitable alternative)


Introduced By: Alan Black
Director: Tom Orcoran
Producer: Michael Appleton

Blog post that mentions this programme:

Sunday Post: The Rock 'n' Roll Years 13 September 2015

: News and Sport


: According to Hoyle

A portrait of the celebrated British astronomer, Professor Sir Fred Hoyle
Interviewer James Burke
FRED HOYLE has been one of the best-known names in British astronomy for the past quarter of a century. Just turned 60, he is deeply involved in problems of cosmology and astro-physics, in particular with fundamental theories of the origins and nature of the universe. He is also a man of many other interests - from the history of Stonehenge to the writing of science-fiction.
This programme examines his life, work and opinions, as seen by himself and by his family, friends and colleagues, including SIR BERNARD LOVELL, PROFESSOR WILLIAM FOWLER, SIR HERMANN BONDI and PROFESSOR GRAHAM SMITH, Director of the Royal Greenwich Observatory at Herstmonceux.
It also includes extracts from three of his major S-F novels, featuring TONY DOYLE, JANE ASHER, FREDERICK JAEGER, PETER COPLEY, GEOFFREY WHITEHEAD


Subject: Sir Fred Hoyle
Interviewer: James Burke
Narrator: Patrick Allen
Interviewee: Sir Bernard Lovell
Interviewee: Professor William Fowler
Interviewee: Sir Hermann Bondi
Interviewee: Professor Graham Smith
[Actor]: Tony Doyle
[Actor]: Jane Asher
[Actor]: Frederick Jaeger
[Actor]: Peter Copley
[Actor]: Geoffrey Whitehead
Film Cameraman: John Wyatt
Film Cameraman: Martin Patmore
Film Cameraman: Alan Stevens
Film Editor: Alastair MacKay
Designer: Barbara Gosnold
Written and produced by: John Elliot

: Film International: Blanche

starring Ligia Branice
Walerian Borowczyk brings the passions and cruelties of the Middle Ages into sharp focus against an astonishingly beautiful visual recreation of the period. In a castle in 13th-century France, the Baron and his virtuous young wife, Blanche, prepare to receive their king. The reception is a success but the favourable impression Blanche makes on the King is the first link in a tragic chain of events.
Written, directed and edited by WALERIAN BOROWCZYK . Films: page 9


Unknown: Ligia Branice
Unknown: Walerian Borowczyk
Edited By: Walerian Borowczyk
Blanche: Ligia Branice
Nicolas: Lawrence Trimble
The King: Georges Wilson
The Baron: Michael Simon
Bartolomeo: Jacques Perrin
Lady Harcourt: Denise Peronne

: Network

Tonight from BBC North East A Slight Case of Poison
The story of Mary Ann Cotton 1832-1873
1: He'll Go Like All the Rest. õ.
They say that Mary Ann Cotton murdered more people than anyone else in Britain, yet she is little-known outside her native County Durham.
In the first of three weekly programmes David Mahlowe tells the story of this remarkable woman's poisoning career, and discusses some of the issues raised with Laurie Taylor , Professor of Sociology, and John Wackett , Drama Teacher
Series co-ordinator FRANK GILLARD


Unknown: Mary Ann Cotton
Unknown: Mary Ann Cotton
Unknown: David Mahlowe
Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Unknown: John Wackett
Producer: Roger Burgess
Unknown: Frank Gillard

: News on 2


: Midnight Movie: Ruby Gentry

King Vidor Season starring Jennifer Jones, Charlton Heston, Karl Maiden
The story of the tempestuous Ruby, born on the wrong side of the tracks and determined to be accepted in local society.
Films: page 9


Director: King Vidor
Ruby Gentry: Jennifer Jones
Boake Tackman: Charlton Heston
Jim Gentry: Karl Malden
Jud Corey: Tom Tully
Dr Saul Manfred: Bernard Phillips
Jewel Corey: James Anderson
Letitia Gentry: Josephine Hutchinson
Tracy McAuliffe: Phyllis Avery
Judge Tackman: Herbert Heyes
Ma Corey: Myra Marsh
Cullen McAuliffe: Charles Cane
Neil Fallgren: Sam Flint

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