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: Saturday Cinema: Stars in My Crown

starring Joel McCrea
Ellen Drew , Dean Stockwell
A typhoid epidemic creates bitter conflict between the preacher and a young doctor in a Southern rural community soon after the American Civil War.
Based on the novel by JOE DAVID BROWN Produced by WILLIAM H. WRIGHT Directed by JACQUES TOURNEUR
. Films: page 17


Unknown: Joel McCrea
Unknown: Ellen Drew
Unknown: Dean Stockwell
Unknown: Marshall Thompson
Unknown: Margaret Fitts
Novel By: Joe David Brown
Produced By: William H. Wright
Directed By: Jacques Tourneur
Josiah Doziah Gray: Joel McCrea
Harriet Gray: Ellen Drew
Dr Daniel Kalbert Harris Sr: Lewis Stone
Dr Daniel Kalbert Harris Jr: James Mitchell
John Kenyon: Dean Stockwell

: Play Away

Don't Knock the Rock! starring Brian Cant in an entertainment of comedy and music with Julie Stevens, Tony Robinson, Anita Dobson, Jonathan Cohen and the Play Away Band
Executive producer Cynthia Felgate Producer Ann Reay
Director Judy Whitfield
Play Awav Party Book, £1.00, from book-shops


Unknown: Brian Cant
Unknown: Julie Stevens
Unknown: Tony Robinson
Unknown: Anita Dobson
Unknown: Jonathan Cohen
Producer: Cynthia Felgate
Producer: Ann Reay
Director: Judy Whitfield

: One Man and His Dog

Sheepdog Championship Heat 3 - Scotland
From Yorkshire Phil Drabble introduces three top Scottish sheepdog men.
John Bathgate with DRIFT Dougic Lamb with GLEN Dick Fortune with GLEN who meet some very obstinate sheep. On the farm, we join a shepherd gathering sheep for dipping.


Unknown: Phil Drabble
Unknown: John Bathgate
Unknown: Dougic Lamb
Unknown: Glen Dick Fortune
Producer: Philip S. Gilbert

: Network

Tonight from BBC East: John Bunyan of Bedford
Pilgrim's Progress, written by Bunyan while in prison and first published 300 years ago, has been translated into more than 200 different languages. Tonight we look at his life and times with Malcolm Muggerldge , re-enact an important event in Bedford Jail, and discuss his writings with Lady Ralphs and The Rev Glyn Evans.
Narrator MICHAEL BARRATT Director
Series co-ordinator FRANK GILLARD


Unknown: John Bunyan
Unknown: Malcolm Muggerldge
Narrator: Glyn Evans.
Narrator: Michael Barratt
Unknown: John Nswman
Producer: Gordon Mosley
Unknown: Frank Gillard
Bunyan: Simon Lack
Cobb: John Aknatt

: Men of Ideas

Creators of Modern Philosophy A series of 15 programmes in which Bryan Magee talks to 15 leading philosophers about Western philosophy today.
3: Marcuse and the Frankfurt School with Herbert Marcuse , Emeritus Professor of Philosophy, University of California.
When universities all over the Western world erupted in violence in 1968, the chief ' Guru' of the New Left student movement was HERBERT MARCUSE. In this programme Marcuse tells how this came about.
Series prepared by BRYAN MAGEE Director MARTIN L . BELL
Executive producer JANET HOEING


Talks: Bryan Magee
Unknown: Herbert Marcuse
Unknown: Herbert Marcuse.
Unknown: Bryan Magee
Director: Martin L Bell
Producer: Janet Hoeing

: Cricket: Fifth Test

By satellite
Australia v England from
Adelaide BOBBY SIMPSON introduces highlights of the first day's play.


Introduces: Adelaide Bobby Simpson
Unknown: Keith Miller
Unknown: Frank Tyson
Unknown: Norman May
Unknown: Malcolm McDonald
Unknown: Pail Sheahan

: Rock Goes to College

Introduced by Pete Drummond This week : Rory Gallagher from Middlesex Polytechnic Director TOM CORCORAN


Introduced By: Pete Drummond
Unknown: Rory Gallagher
Director: Tom Corcoran
Producer: Michael Appleton

: News and Sport


: Horizon

The Long Valley
- a study of bereavement
At some time we all have to face bereavement. We normally approach it with fear. We tend to suppress our own tears and to be embarrassed if other people want us to share their grief. Surprisingly however, the more you know about bereavement the easier it is to see a hopeful end to this 'long valley'. Six people who have each lost somebody very close describe their own progress through the stages of grief.
Producer MARTIN FREETH (Rcpcaf)


Editor: Simon Campbell-Jones
Producer: Martin Freeth
C S Lewis: Joss Ackland

: On the Record

Each week Michael Charlton is joined by two guest interviewers for BBC2's TV press conference.
National and international figures -people who are in the news or who make news-discuss and exPlain their views and intentions. Ptoducer


Unknown: Michael Charlton
Unknown: Anne Moir

: A 20th-century Messiah

A contemporary view of the world in which we live set to a new performance M Handel's great oratorio The Messiah conducted by Colin Davis
Sheila Armstrong (soprano)
Helen Watts (contralto) David Rendall (tenor) Robert Lloyd (bass)
London Symphony Orchestra leader JOHN GEORGIADIS JOHN CONSTABLE
(harpsichord continuo) LESLIE PEARSON (organ) and THE JOHN ALLDIS CHOIR Filmed in St John's,
Smith Square, London
More than 200 years after its premiere (in Dublin in April 1742) Handel's Messiah is still the most often performed of all oratorios. But while the music is much loved the meaning of the words is often lost. This modern film version re-interprets the text relating it visually to today's world. The message is startling, sometimes disturbing. It also shows that, as in Handel's time, there is still much to give thanks for.
Film cameraman PETER BARTLETT Film recordist BILL CHESNEAU Film editor DAVE KING
Executive producer KENNETH CORDEN Directed by HuMPHREY HINSHELWOOD


Conducted By: Colin Davis
Soprano: Sheila Armstrong
Contralto: Helen Watts
Tenor: David Rendall
Bass: Robert Lloyd
Leader: John Georgiadis
Unknown: Leslie Pearson
Unknown: Peter Bartlett
Editor: Dave King
Producer: Kenneth Corden
Directed By: Humphrey Hinshelwood

: Black as Hell and Thick as Grass

We were a people wasting ourselves
In fruitless battles for our masters
In lands to which we had no claim With men for whom we felt no hatred
R. S. Thomas 's poem echoes a situation the South Wales Borderers found themselves in 100 years ago to this month. The ' 'lands', of course, were those of the proud Zulu people who, that January in 1879, taught Imperial Britain a lesson or two.
Director MICHAEL PEARCE BBC Cymru/Wales


Unknown: Kenneth Griffith
Unknown: R. S. Thomas
Producer: John Hefin
Director: Michael Pearce

: News on 2


: Midnight Movie: A Slight Case of Murder

starring Edward G. Robinson Jane Bryan , Allen Jenkins Ruth Donnelly
Edward G. Robinson is in sparkling form in this Warner Brothers comedy as gangster boss Remy Marco. With the end of prohibition he decides to turn his henchmen into beer salesmen and ' go legit '. What he does not realise, and no one dares tell him, is that his beer is undrinkable ...
Screenplay by EARL BALDWIN and JOSEPH SCHRANK , Based on the play by DAMON RUNYON and HOWARD LINDSAY Directed by LLOYD BACON
(Black and white Films: page 17


Unknown: Edward G. Robinson
Unknown: Jane Bryan
Unknown: Allen Jenkins
Unknown: Ruth Donnelly
Unknown: Edward G. Robinson
Unknown: Remy Marco.
Unknown: Earl Baldwin
Unknown: Joseph Schrank
Play By: Damon Runyon
Play By: Howard Lindsay
Directed By: Lloyd Bacon
Remy Marco: Edward G Robinson
Mary Marco: Jane Bryan
Mike: Allen Jenkins
Nora Marco: Ruth Donnelly
Dick Whitewood: Willard Parker
Post: John Litel

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