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: Saturday Cinema: The Great Caruso

Mario Lanza Ann Blyth
The story of Enrico Caruso is one of the classic 'poor boy makes good ' legends so beloved of Hollywood. Mario Lanza stars as one of the greatest singers opera has known. His own marvellous voice is used to great effect in extracts from many of the famous operas including Tosca and La Bohème. Mario Lanza , like Caruso, died at a tragically early age.
Produced by JOE PASTERNAK Directed by RICHARD THORPE Films: page 17


Unknown: Mario Lanza
Unknown: Ann Blyth
Unknown: Enrico Caruso
Unknown: Mario Lanza
Unknown: Mario Lanza
Produced By: Joe Pasternak
Directed By: Richard Thorpe
Enrico Caruso: Mario Lanza
Dorothy Benjamin: Ann Blyth
Louise Heggar: Dorothy Kirsten
Maria Selka: Jarmila Novotna
Carlo Santi: Richard Hageman
Park Benjamin: Carl Benton Reid
Giulio Gatti-Casazza: Eduard Franz
Alfredo Brazzi: Ludwig Donath
Jean de Reszke: Alan Napier
Antonio Scotti: Paul Javor
Gino: Carl Milletaire
FucitO: Shepard Menken
TulliO: Vincent Renno
Egisto Barretto: Nesto Paiva
Caruso (as a boy): Peter Edward Price
Papa Caruso: Mario Siletti
Mamma Caruso: Angela Clarke

: Play Away

What's Cooking? starring Brian Cant in an entertainment of comedy and music with Julie Stevens , Tony Robinson Anita Dobson
Jonathan Cohen and the Play Away Band
And this week's guest Robert Lindsay
Executive producer CYNTHIA FELGATE Producer ANN REAY
Record (REC 244) from record shops
Play Away Party Book, £1.00, from bookshops


Unknown: Brian Cant
Unknown: Julie Stevens
Unknown: Tony Robinson
Unknown: Anita Dobson
Unknown: Jonathan Cohen
Unknown: Robert Lindsay
Producer: Cynthia Felgate

: One Man and His Dog

Sheepdog Championship Heat 2 - England
Introduced by Phil Drabble and Eric Halsall
The rugged North Yorkshire trial course proves a major test for the Englishmen and their dogs, but trials are only a small part of a sheepdog's life.
We visit one man and his dog on a hill farm in Lancashire at shearing time in early summer. Competing this week are: David Carlton with TONY Chris Todd with TOT
John James with MIRK


Introduced By: Phil Drabble
Introduced By: Eric Halsall
Unknown: David Carlton
Unknown: Tony Chris Todd
Unknown: John James
Producer: Philip S. Gilbert

: Network

Tonight from BBC West: The Disappearing Spires
One hundred years ago there were 75,000 places of Christian worship in Britain. Today there are less than half that number and continuing closures of churches seems the only answer to the problems of lack of money, manpower and dwindling congregations. This film report examines ways in which these challenges are being met by Christians in the West Country. Reporter Gwyn Richards Film editor COLIN CRADOCK Producer DENNIS ADAMS
Series co-ordinator FRANK GILLARD


Reporter: Gwyn Richards
Editor: Colin Cradock
Producer: Dennis Adams
Unknown: Frank Gillard

: Men of Ideas

Creators of Modern Philosophy
Bryan Magee talks to 15 leading philosophers about Western philosophy today.
2: Marxist Philosophy with Professor Charles Taylor, Professor of Social and Political Theory, Oxford.
What does Marxist philosophy actually say - what does it ask us to believe? Why has it had such great appeal to so many people? What are its flaws? And how does the theory of Marxism relate to the practice of Communism?
Series prepared by BRYAN MAGEE Director TONY TYLEY
Executive producer JANET HOENIG


Talks: Bryan Magec
Unknown: Professor Charles Taylor
Unknown: Bryan Magee
Director: Tony Tyley
Unknown: Janet Hoenig

: Rock Goes to College

A series featuring the best of contemporary British and American rock bands.
Introduced by Pete Drummond This week: The Rubinoos from Reading University


Introduced By: Pete Drummond
Director: John Burrowes
Producer: Michael Appleton

: News and Sport


: Horizon

The Trouble with Medicine
Each year medicine gets more expensive - last year the NHS cost us over £6,000 million. Yet more money does not seem to bring better health. Today a middle-aged man has little greater expectancy of life than his great-great-grand-father 100 years ago. Medicine has failed to conquer diseases like cancer and heart disease which continue to increase.
Tonight's programme examines some wide-ranging criticisms of medicine now being voiced within the medical profession. It is claimed that doctors often place too much reliance on high technology and that many medical procedures are not properly evaluated. There are serious doubts about -the effectiveness of treatments ranging from the care of the new-born to the use of drugs for the elderly, from operations like tonsillectomy to the way patients are managed after a heart attack.
Written and produced by ROBIN BATES and GRAHAM MASSEY


Editor: Simon Campbell-Jones
Produced By: Robin Bates
Produced By: Graham Massey

: On the Record

Each week Michael Charlton is joined by two guest interviewers for BBC2's TV press conference.
National and international figures discuss and explain their views and intentions.
Producer ANNE MOIR


Unknown: Michael Charlton
Producer: Anne Moir

: Pierrot Lunaire

Designed by ROUBEN TERARUTUNIAN with Comedy and tragedy, violence and pathos-a man's life, from innocence to experience, from childhood to death, told through the characters of the old Italian pantomime, the Commedia dell' Arte.
The Ballet Rambert version of this famous dance classic brings the distinguished dancer CHRISTOPHER Bruce back to the work which launched his career, and put Rambort back on the map again when they reformed in 1967. from a classical into a basically modern dance company. 'A triumph' the press called it, ' the Nureyev of modern dance ' they called Bruce.
Originally created in the States, this was the first ballet by Glen Tetley , now one of the great choreographers of our time. Together with designer Rouben Ter
Arutunian, Tetley introduces the ballet and talks about the ideas and music that inspired it. Music conducted by CHARLES DARDEN with SALLY BURGESS (soprano) GEOFFREY WHARTON (violin) NICHOLAS CARR (piano)
Film cameraman NAT CROSBY Film editor JOHN NEEDHAM Directed by COLIN NEARS


Unknown: Glen Tetley
Music By: Arnold Schoenberg
Designed By: Rouben Terarutunian
Unknown: Christopher Bruce
Unknown: Glen Tetley
Designer: Rouben Ter
Conducted By: Charles Darden
Soprano: Sally Burgess
Violin: Geoffrey Wharton
Piano: Nicholas Carr
Clarinet: Glenn Martin
Flute: Lenore Smith
Directed By: Colin Nears
Pierrot: Christopher Bruce
Columbine: Lucy Burge
Brighella: Leigh Warren

: The American Short Story: The Displaced Person

by Flannery O'Connor
An anthology of films based on the stories of nine distinguished American authors.
Tonight: starring Irene Worth and John Houseman
In the late 1940s Fr Flynn brings a Polish World War II refugee and his family to work on Mrs Mclntyre's small Southern farm in America. Their arrival provokes the suspicion and hostility of the hired hands, with tragic results.


Author: Flannery O'Connor
Music: Bill Conti
Script: Horton Foote
Executive Producer: Robert Gelies
Producer: Matthew N. Herman
Director: Glenn Jordan
Mrs McIntyre: Irene Worth
Fr Flynn: John Houseman
Mrs Shortley: Shirley Stoler
Mr Shortley: Lane Smith
Guizac: Noam Yerushalmi
Astor: Robert Earl Jones
Sulk: Samuel L. Jackson

: News on 2


: Midnight Movie: The Lonely Man

Jack Palance , Anthony Perkins
Jacob Wade , an ageing gunfighter, is trying to redeem himself in the eyes of society and his son Riley, who deeply resents his father for causing his mother's suicide. But Jacob's past soon catches up with him in the shape of King Fisher, a dangerous killer.
Screenplay by HARRY ESSEX , ROBERT SMITH Produced by FAT DUGGAN Directed by HENRY LEVIN


Unknown: Jack Palance
Unknown: Anthony Perkins
Unknown: Jacob Wade
Play By: Harry Essex
Unknown: Robert Smith
Produced By: Fat Duggan
Directed By: Henry Levin
Jacob Wade: Jack Palance
Riley Wade: Anthony Perkins
Ada: Elaine Aiken
Kir g Fisher: Neville Brand
Ben Ryerson: Robert Middleton
Willie: Elisha Cook Jr
Faro Wilson: Lee van Cleef

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