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: Saturday Cinema: The Brigand of Kandahar

starring Ronald Lewis
Oliver Reed , Duncan Lamont with Yvonne Romain
Catherine Woodville
Faced with a court-martial for alleged cowardice in the face of the enemy, Lt Robert Case, of the Bengal Lancers, breaks out of his cell in Fort Kandahar on the North West Frontier and throws in his lot with the local tribesmen.
Directed by JOHN GILLING , Films: page 17


Unknown: Ronald Lewis
Unknown: Oliver Reed
Unknown: Duncan Lamont
Unknown: Yvonne Romain
Unknown: Catherine Woodville
Directed By: John Gilling
Lt Case: Ronald Lewis
Eli Khan: Oliver Reed
Col Drewe: Duncan Lamont
Ratina: Yvonne Romain
Elsa: Catherine Woodville
Marriott: Glyn Houston
Capt Boyd: Inigo Jackson
Rattu: Sean Lynch
Hitala: Walter Brown
Connelley: Jeremy Burnham
Serving maid: Caron Gardner
Crowe: Henry Davies
Barlowe: John Southworth
Colour Sergeant: Jo Powell

: Play Away

Jest Down the Road starring Brian Cant in an entertainment of comedy, music, songs and games with Toni Arthur
Julie Covington , David Wood
Jonathan Cohen , Spike Heatley Alan Rushton , Bob Falloon
Executive producer CYNTHIA FELGATE Producer ANN REAY
Scriptwriter/director AVRIL PRICE
Record Hey You songs from Play Away (REC 209), from record shops. Book: The Bold Bad Bus and other rhyming stories, 70p, from bookshops


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

: Horizon

The Hot-blooded Dinosaurs
There is a revolution happening in the world of dinosaurs; all our ideas about them are being challenged. They were not slow-moving cold-blooded reptiles, but agile, intelligent and hot-blooded, like mammals. Where did dinosaurs go? It's now claimed they didn't all die out. Their descendants are alive and well and living all around us today!
Written and produced by ROBIN YATES and ROBIN BRIGHTWELL


Editor: Peter Goodchild
Produced By: Robin Yates
Produced By: Robin Brightwell

: Open Door

Elkan Ogunde is a Nigerian actor, singer and musician whose nickname is Mr Sunshine. and Look To, Treble's Going
St Mark 's Bellringers offer an insight into their ancient craft.


Unknown: Elkan Ogunde
Unknown: Mr Sunshine.
Unknown: St Mark

: Sight and Sound In Concert

BBC2 joins the Radio 1 In Concert programme in a simultaneous broadcast for an hour's contemporary rock music.
This week: Supertramp
Introduced by BOB HARRIS
For the best effect viewers with Stereo Radio 1 should turn off TV sound and position their speakers on either side of the screen, but a few feet away. Stereo headphones provide a suitable alternative.


Introduced By: Bob Harris
Director: Tom Corcoran
Producer: Michael Appleton

: News and Sport


: The Gun

A series of ten programmes 7: Riflemen All
Introduced by Christopher Roads
To realise the full potential of the military rifle, breech-loading instead of muzzle-loading and magazine capacity in place of single shot were required. Many a weird and wonderful form of breech-loading was tried and when the choice was made, the British found themselves in the 1870s with a rifle - the Martini-Henry - that could not be properly adapted to magazine loading. But they fought the First World War with one of the finest rifles ever used - the SMLE-that fooled the Germans into believing they were facing machine guns instead of rifles! Narrated by DUNCAN CARSE
Film editor DICK ALLEN
Produced by PAUL JORDAN


Introduced By: Christopher Roads
Unknown: Duncan Carse
Editor: Dick Allen
Produced By: Paul Jordan

: The Lively Arts - In Performance

Robin Ray introduces
Boulez at the Royal Albert Hall
For his final concert as Chief Guest Conductor of the BBC Symphony Orchestra, recorded at this year's Proms, Pierre Boulez conducts two great 20th-century classics: Bartok's Second Piano
Concerto, in which the brilliant virtuoso solo part is played by Michel Beroff, and a complete performance of Stravinsky's ballet score The Firebird, a masterly showpiece for the orchestra and its conductor.
Executive producer JOHN DRUMMOND Director PETER BUTLER. (


Producer: John Drummond
Director: Peter Butler.

: Film International: Illustrious Corpses

Lino Ventura
Alain Cuny , Max Von Sydow Fernando Rey
Francesco Rosi 's glossy, fast-paced political thriller was acclaimed both by critics and cinema-goers on its London release this year. Inspector Rogas is called to investigate the murder of a Public Prosecutor in Naples. While he is there, a judge is found dead on the motorway. When a second judge is shot, the Chief of Police starts looking for political dissidents but Rogas is convinced that there is a personal link between the crimes.
An exciting, fascinating and tantalising experience. (SUNDAY EXPRESS) Brilliantly structured. (THE GUARDIAN) Acting of remarkable power.
I couldn't take my eyes off the screen.
Directed by FRANCESCO ROSI. Films: p 17


Unknown: Lino Ventura
Unknown: Alain Cuny
Unknown: Max von Sydow
Unknown: Fernando Rey
Unknown: Francesco Rosi
Directed By: Francesco Rosi.
Inspector Rogas: Lino Ventura
Judge Rasto: Alain Cuny
Dr Maxia: Paolo Bonacelli
Indolent man: Marcel Bozzuffi
Prostitute: Tina Aumont
Chief Magistrate Riches: Max von Sydow
Minister of Justice: Fernando Rey
Prosecutor Varga: Charles Vanel
Police Inspector: Renato Salvatori

: News on 2


: Network

Tonight from BBC North In Conversation
This week and next Network offers two conversation pieces. In this first programme Brian Morris meets The Rt Hon Barbara Castle , mp, once called ' the darling of the Labour left' who, after a lifetime in the House of Commons, has decided to retire from her seat at the next General Election. She recalls her girlhood in Yorkshire and looks back on a career which made her one of the most powerful figures in the land and the first lady of British politics.
Series co-ordinator FRANK GILLARD


Unknown: Brian Morris
Unknown: Barbara Castle
Producer: Allan Kassell
Unknown: Frank Gillard

: International Tennis

The Benson and Hedges Championships
DAVID VINE introduces highlights of today's Semi-finals from the Empire Pool, Wembley.


Commentators: Dan Maskell
Commentators: John Barrett
Producers: Fred Viner
Producers: Johnnie Watherston

: Midnight Movie: Blackout

Maxwell Reed , Dinah Sheridan
Entering the wrong house on his way to a party, Chris Pelley stumbles upon the body of a murdered man - and the activities of a major crime syndicate.
Directed by ROBERT s. BAKER


Unknown: Maxwell Reed
Unknown: Dinah Sheridan
Directed By: Robert S. Baker
Chris Pelley: Maxwell Reed
Patricia Dale: Dinah Sheridan
Chalky: Patric Doonan
Otto: Eric Pohlmann
Lila Drew: Annette Simmonds
Dale: Kynaston Reeves
Mickey: Michael Brennan

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