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: Open University

6.40 Computing

7.5 Fertilisation and Implantation

7.30 Art and Environment

: Closedown

: Play School

Story: Flags
Presenters this week
Julie Stevens , Brian Cant


Unknown: Julie Stevens

: Closedown

: Holiday in Mexico

A feature film starring
Walter Pidgeon , Jose Iturbi
Roddy McDowall , Ilona Massey Xavier Cugat , Jane Powell
Romantic complications develop when Christine Evans , daughter of the American Ambassador to
Mexico, organises an Embassy ball at which two of the entertainers are virtuoso pianist-conductor Jose Iturbi and beautiful European nightclub singer Toni Karpathy.
Director GEORGE Sidney. Films: page 16 (First showing on British television)


Unknown: Walter Pidgeon
Unknown: Jose Iturbi
Unknown: Roddy McDowall
Unknown: Ilona Massey
Unknown: Xavier Cugat
Unknown: Christine Evans
Pianist-Conductor: Jose Iturbi
Singer: Toni Karpathy.
Director: George Sidney.
Jeffrey Evans: Walter Pidgeon
Jose: Iturbi Himself
Stanley Owen: Roddy McDowall
Toni: Karpathy Ilonamassey
Xavier Cugat: Xavier Cugat
Christine Evans: Jane Powell
Angus: Hugo Haas
: Baranga Mikhailrasumny
Yvette Baranga: Helene Stanley
Sam: Wm Bill Phillips
Amparo Iturbi: Amparo Iturbi
Tomia Hero: Tomia Hero
Teresa: Teresa Hero
Madam Baranga: Marina Koshetz
Angel: Linda Christian
Margaret: Ann Codee
Sir Edward Owen: Paul Stanton
Lady Millicent Owen: Doris Lloyd

: Cricket

England v Australia from The Oval for
The Prudential Trophy

: News on 2 Headlines

with sub-titles for the hard-of-hearing, followed by Weather on 2

: Arlott and Trueman on Cricket

A series of ten films about the history and playing of the game 9: Talking about Cricket
Contributions by Ellis Achong , Alec Bedser , Richie Benaud , Leslie Deakins , Jack Fingleton , Gerry Gomez , Rachel Heyhoe Flint, C. A. Roach , Jack Ryder , E. J. ' 'Tiger' Smith, Jeffrey Stoll meyer, Herbert Sutcliffe and Clyde Walcott.
Research assistant FENELLA STURT Producer GORDON CROTON


Unknown: Ellis Achong
Unknown: Alec Bedser
Unknown: Richie Benaud
Unknown: Leslie Deakins
Unknown: Jack Fingleton
Unknown: Gerry Gomez
Unknown: Rachel Heyhoe
Unknown: C. A. Roach
Unknown: Jack Ryder
Unknown: Jeffrey Stoll
Unknown: Herbert Sutcliffe
Unknown: Clyde Walcott.

: News on 2


: Laurence Olivier as Henry V

A holiday season of films starring one of Britain's most distinguished and versatile actors.
Tonight the famous Shakespearean film produced and directed by Laurence Olivier also starring
Music by WILLIAM WALTON. Films: page 16


Directed By: Laurence Olivier
Music By: William Walton.
Ancient Pistol: Robert Newton
Chorus: Leslie Banks
Katharine: Renee Asherson
Fluellen: Esmond Knight
Constable of France: Leo Genn
Montjoy, a Herald: Ralph Truman
King of France: Harcourt Williams
Alice: Ivy St Helier
Duke of Berri, French Ambassador: Ernest Thesiger
The Dauphin: Max Adrian
Duke of Orleans: Francis Lister
Duke of: Burgundy Valentine Dyall
Duke of Bourbon: Russell Thorndike
Capt Gower: Michael Shepley
Capt: Jamy John Laurie
Capt MacMorris: Niall MacGinnis
Archbishop of Canterbury: Felix Aylmer
Duke of Exeter: Nicholas Hannen
Bishop of Ely: Robert Helpmann
Mistress Quickly: Freda Jackson
Williams, a soldier: Jimmy Hanley
Sir John Falstaff: George Robey

: Neil Diamond: Love at the Greek

Neil Diamond is undoubtedly one of America's most popular recording artists, with many successful albums to his credit.
In this concert, recorded live at the vast open-air Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, the result is a remarkable performance, full of exuberance and vitality.


Unknown: Neil Diamond
Producers: Gary Smith
Producers: Dwight Hemion

: Women at War

A Yesterday's Witness series-the last of six programmes with women of the First World War.
6: The Girls Behind the Men
Behind the Guns
Before the First World War women in uniform were good for a laugh and not much else. But girls did serve in the Forces and by the time they were demobbed in 1919, 100,000 of them had proved the scoffers wrong. First came the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps, formed in 1916, then the WRNS and later the WRAF. For some girls, life in those brand-new Services offered a refreshing change from what had been considered suitable war work for women until then; for others it was a golden opportunity to escape the eagle eye of Victorian parents.
Film editor COLIN RAE
ProducerDirectorCHRISTOPHER cook


Narrator: Sue MacGregor
Editor: Colin Rae
Unknown: Stephen Peet
Producerdirector: Christopher Cook

: Late News on 2


: Second City Firsts

A series of new plays from Birmingham
Fattening Frogs for Snakes by Janey Preger

'All these nostalgia-freaks sittin' round playin' Buddy Holly and old Everlys ... you can 'ave too much of it.' Angie dreams of a change in her lifestyle – but is Steve the right alternative?


Writer: Janey Preger
Producer: Tara Prem
Script Editor: Peter Ansorge
Designer: Margaret Peacock
Director: Alex Marshall
Trevor: George Costigan
Angie: Catherine Kessler
Steve: Emlyn Price
Jimmy: Dicken Ashworth
Lynette: Barbara Waddington

: Cricket

England v Australia
The Prudential Trophy
PETER WEST introduces highlights

: Music at Night John Williams (guitar) plays

La Ultima Cancion (The Last Song) by AGUSTIN BARRIOS MANGORE


Unknown: Agustin Barrios Mangore

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