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: Saturday Cinema: Kissin' Cousins

starring Elvis Presley with Arthur O'Connell , Glenda Farrell
Two sides of Presley are revealed when Elvis the lieutenant tries to persuade Elvis the hillbilly to allow the Air Force to build a missile base on his land.
Directed by GENE NELSON. Films: page 17


Unknown: Elvis Presley
Unknown: Arthur O'Connell
Unknown: Glenda Farrell
Unknown: Gerald Drayson Adams
Unknown: Gene Nelson
Produced By: Sam Katzman
Directed By: Gene Nelson.
Josh Morgan/Jodie Taium: Elvis Presley
Pappy Tatum: Arthur 0'Connell
Ma Tatum: Glenda Farreli,
Capt Robert SaIbo: Jack Albertson
Midge: Pam Austin
Azalea Tatum: Yvonne Craig
Gen Alvin Donford: Donald Woods
Master Sgt Bailey: Tommy Farrell

: Play Away

Happy Birthday 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 George Chisholm


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

: One Man and His Dog

Sheepdog Championship Heat 4 - Ireland
From Austwick in Yorkshire, Phil Drabble and Eric Halsall introduce three top Irish sheepdog men who are fighting for a place in the semi-finals. Competing are: Harford Logan with JIM Lionel Pennefather with BILLY John McSwiggan with CHIP
We join an Irish shepherd as he gathers his flocks and takes them to auction in a particularly unorthodox way.


Unknown: Phil Drabble
Unknown: Eric Halsall
Unknown: Jim Lionel Pennefather
Unknown: Billy John McSwiggan

: Network

Tonight from BBC North: A Matter of Breeding
The Great Yorkshire Show is one of the biggest events of its kind in the country. Farmers and breeders from all over the North proudly present their best animals in a bid for the top livestock prizes.
Tonight's film follows the fortunes of a group of farmers preparing for last year's Great Yorkshire Show at Harrogate - from the early grooming of the animals up to the moment of judging in the show ring.
Series co-ordinator FRANK GILLARD


Producer: Doug Wilcox
Unknown: Frank Gillard

: Men of Ideas: 4: Heidegger and Modern Existentialism

Creators of Modern Philosophy
A series of 15 programmes in which Bryan Magee talks to 15 leading philosophers about Western philosophy today.
With William Barrett, Professor of Philosophy at New York University.
The philosophy of Existentialism seems to flourish best in nations recently defeated in war - as in Germany after the First World War (when its outstanding representative was Martin Heidegger) or France after the Second World War (when the outstanding figure was Jean-Paul Sartre). In this programme, the thought of these key figures is discussed, with the accent on Heidegger.


Presenter/Series prepared by: Bryan Magee
Guest: William Barrett
Director: Tony Tyley
Executive Producer: Janet Hoenig

: Rock Goes to College

Introduced by Pete Drummond This week:
Ian Dury and The Blockheads from Queens University, Belfast


Introduced By: Pete Drummond
Unknown: Ian Dury
Director: John Burrowes
Producer: Michael Appleton

: News and Sport


: Horizon

Dawn of the Solar Age
Suddenly there is an explosion in solar research. It began five years ago and is accelerating fast. Huge mirrors are collecting the sun in Tokyo and Denver. Giant wind-mills are turning in Ohio. Engineers are already testing the tools astronauts will use in space when: they build a 50-square-mile satellite that will radiate solar power down to Earth. Most surprisingly, huge machines designed to sit in the tropical seas and extract power from the hot water are about to be built.
But can any of these techniques be ready for when oil becomes scarce in 15 or 20 years?
Written and produced by EDWARD GLODWYN


Editor: Simon Campbell-Jones
Produced By: Edward Glodwyn

: 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.
Producer ANNE MOIR


Unknown: Michael Charlton
Producer: Anne Moir

: Julian Bream and John Williams

in a concert of guitar duets recorded in the Chapel of New Wardour Castle, with music by Albeniz, Granados and Debussy, including his ' Clair de Lune ' and 'Golliwogg's cake-walk


Unknown: Sam Branter
Unknown: Oound Jeff Baker
Producer: Herbert Chappell
Director: Rodney Greenberg

: The American Short Story

An anthology of films based on the stories of nine distinguished American authors.
Tonight: The Blue Hotel by STEPHEN CRANE starring David Warner
On a frosty night in the 1880s a train brings three travellers to a small town in Nebraska. One of them inexplicably fears his own death-and what he fears he enacts into reality.
Screenplay by HARRY M. PETRAKIS Produced by OZZIE BROWN Directed by JAN KADAR
Executive producer ROBERT GELLER


Unknown: David Warner
Unknown: Harry M. Petrakis
Produced By: Ozzie Brown
Directed By: Jan Kadar
Producer: Robert Geller
Swede: David Warner
Scully: Rex Everhart
Johnnie: James Keach
Cowboy: John Bottoms
Easterner: Geddeth Smith
The Stranger: Thomas Aldredge

: News on 2


: International Darts

The Embassy
World Professional-Darts Championship
For the next eight days the best players in the world will be competing for the individual professional title-and more than £12,000 of prize money. Tonight's outstanding matches are likely to involve World Masters Champion RON DAVIS , who plays England's fast-rising star TONY SONTAG. Scotland's RAB SMITH also has a tough match against America's CONRAD DANIELS , who did SO well in last year's World Championship.
David Coleman introduces highlights of these and other first round matches from Jollees Club, Stoke-on-Trent.


Unknown: Ron Davis
Unknown: Rab Smith
Unknown: Conrad Daniels
Introduces: David Coleman
Commentators: Sid Waddell
Producers: Nick Hunter
Producers: Keith Phillips

: Midnight Movie: 90 Degrees in the Shade

Anne Heywood James Booth with Rudolf Hrusinsky Ann Todd
Donald Wolfit
While Prague shimmers in a heat-wave, two senior auditors begin a routine stock check in a grocery store. Their audit precipitates a crisis in the lives of the attractive assistant manageress, Alena, and her callous lover, Vorell-with tragic consequences.
Screenplay by DAVID MERCER Produced by RAYMOND STROSS Directed by JIRI WEISS
(First showing on British television) . Films: page 17


Unknown: Anne Heywood
Unknown: James Booth
Unknown: Rudolf Hrusinsky
Unknown: Ann Todd
Unknown: Donald Wolfit
Unknown: David Mercer
Produced By: Raymond Stross
Directed By: Jiri Weiss
Alena: Anne Heywood
Vorell: James Booth
Kurka: Rudolf Hrusinsky
Mrs Kurka: Ann Todd
Bazant: Donald Wolfit
Vera: Jirina Jiraskova
Hanka: Jorga Kotrbova
Emil :: Vladimir Mensik
Director: Jibi Sovak
Doctor: Valtr Taub
Vavrova: Vera Tichankova
Prochazkova: Vera Uzelacova
Head waiter: Jan Skopecek
Salesgirl: Stella Zazvorkova
Secretary ;: Tatana Vavrincova
Judge: Jan Cmiral

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