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: Fred Astaire in You Were Never Lovelier

with Rita Hayworth
' I'm old-fashioned ' sings Fred Astaire in convincing style but the famous feet do a dazzling routine to the Latin rhythm of Xavier Cugat 's orchestra in this musical romance set in the Argentine.
. Films: page 116


Unknown: Rita Hayworth
Unknown: Fred Astaire
Unknown: Xavier Cugat
Music By: Jerome Kern
Unknown: Johnny Mercer
Directed By: William A. Seiter
Robert Davis: Fred Astaire
Maria Acuna: Rita Hayworth
Edwardo: Adolphe Menjou
Cecy Acuna: Leslie Brooks
Lita Acuna: Adele Mara
Mrs Maria Castro: Isobel Elsom
Fernando: Gus Schilling
Mrs Delfina Acuna: Barbara Brown
Juan Castro: Douglas Leavitt
Julia Acuna: Catherine Craig
Grandmother Acuna: Kathleen Howard
Louise: Mary Field
Tony: Larry Parks
Roddy: Stanley Brown

: Play Away

starring Brian Cant who invites you to join his guests in an entertainment of comedy and music, with Floella Benjamin , Mark Robertson Alex Norton , Delia Morgan Jonathan Cohen and the Play Away Band
Musical arrangements by JONATHAN COHEN Designer ANDRÉE WELSTEAD HORNBY Director ANNE GOBEY Producer ANN REAY


Unknown: Floella Benjamin
Unknown: Mark Robertson
Unknown: Alex Norton
Unknown: Delia Morgan
Unknown: Jonathan Cohen
Arrangements By: Jonathan Cohen
Designer: Andrée Welstead Hornby
Director: Anne Gobey
Producer: Ann Reay

: Fred Astaire in Silk Stockings

also starring Cyd Charisse with Janis Paige Peter Lorre
Cole Porter 's musical version of Ninotchka includes ' Paris loves lovers ' and ' All of you' as well as some spectacular dance numbers for Fred Astaire as the American who falls in love with a Russian in Paris.
Produced by ARTHUR FREED
Directed by ROUBEN MAMOULIAN. Films : p116


Unknown: Cyd Charisse
Unknown: Janis Paige
Unknown: Peter Lorre
Unknown: Cole Porter
Unknown: Fred Astaire
Unknown: Leonard Gershe
Unknown: Leonard Spigelgass
Produced By: Arthur Freed
Directed By: Rouben Mamoulian.
Steve Canfield: Fred Astaire
Ninotchka: Cyd Charisse
Peggy Dainton: Janis Paige
Brankov: Peter Lorre
Bibinski: Jules Munshin
Commissar: George Tobias
Ivanov: Joseph Buloff
Boroff: Wim Sonneveld
Dancer: Belita

: Paradise Lost

Chapeltown in Leeds. Back-to-back housing, high unemployment and low morale. A group of enthusiastic 12-year-olds, encouraged and guided by a dedicated teacher, is preparing for their school's annual
Christmas production, a musical version of Milton's Paradise Lost.
Producer GERRY TROYNA. BBC Manchester


Producer: Gerry Troyna.

: The Brute Force Challenge

Presented by Jeremy James
For one weekend last summer, the most powerful computers in the world came together in Linz, Austria, to find out which was the strongest of them all -the World Computer Chess Champion. Is it possible that one day quite soon a computer will play chess better than any human being?
Joint British Champion Bill Hart ston challenges the European Champion which, in its more serious moments, is the atomic reactor computer at Harwell.
Professor Richard Gregory explains the workings of human mind and eye and you at home can join in a test designed to reveal what a human being can do which a computer, hopefully, cannot!
Film editor JOHN BARNES Designer JOHN BONE


Presented By: Jeremy James
Unknown: Bill Hart
Unknown: Professor Richard Gregory
Editor: John Barnes
Designer: John Bone
Director: Sandra Wainwright
Producer: Robert Toner

: News and Sport


: A Carnival in the Caucasus

In 1979 an extraordinary thing happened at the Edinburgh Festival. A totally unknown theatre company, playing Richard III and The Caucasian Chalk Circle in a language no one in the audience understood, took the critics by storm. It was the Rustavellian Theatre Company from Georgia-Georgia in the USSR-not the American home of peanuts and Presidents! The company played in their own language, Georgian, which has been tenaciously protected in spite of Georgia's absorption into the Russian body politic. The theatrical world was astounded. One man was not astounded, for he had known the Georgians for many years. He is an ex-diplomat, ex-politician, ex-guerrilla fighter, Sir Fitzroy Maclean , and it is he who traces the background of the Rustavellian Theatre Company deep into the Caucasus.


Unknown: Richard Iii
Unknown: Sir Fitzroy MacLean
Unknown: Mike Spooner
Editor: Paul Carter
Producer: Anthony Isaacs

: Sky

with Rhythm on 2 featuring John Williams
Herbie Flowers , Kevin Peek
Tristan Fry , Francis Monkman
The second part of a concert given by Sky earlier this year. Including ' Fifo ', 'Carrillon' and ' Dies irae' among others.
Recorded by arrangement with MEL BUSH and PETER LYSTER-TODD at the Hammer-smith Odeon
Television presentation KEN GRIFFIN


Unknown: John Williams
Unknown: Herbie Flowers
Unknown: Kevin Peek
Unknown: Tristan Fry
Unknown: Francis Monkman
Arrangement With: Mel Bush
Arrangement With: Peter Lyster-Todd
Unknown: Ken Griffin

: A Prisoner in the Caucasus

Based on a short story by TOLSTOY, set in the 1850s when imperialist Russia was dealing with insurgents in the Caucasus, this film is a celebration of endurance.
Against a wild and mountainous landscape two men, captive and captor, Imperialist officer and brigand chief, confront each other in a battle of wills.
Story told by ALAN DOBIE


Told By: Alan Dobie
Unknown: Peggy Miller
Directed By: George Kalatozishvili
Produced By: Soviet Television
Ivan Zhilin: Yuri Nazarov
Dina: Lyalya Osheverova
Abdul-Murad: Givi Chuguashvili
Alexei Kostylin: Vladimir Solodnikov

: Great American Picture Show: The Godfather

The famous feature film starring
Long Island, just outside New York City, 1945: Don Corleone 's daughter, Connie, is to be married. For the ' Godfather ' it is a lime of celebration - the war is over and America is up for grabs. Guests come from far and wide, pledging gifts to the bride and groom-while asking favours which the Godfather is bound to grant on this special day. Thus begins one of Hollywood's classic movies, creating a vivid portrait of Italian-Am?rican ' family' life while examining the nature of power at its most evil and corrupt.
Screenplay by MARIO puzo , FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA . Produced by ALBERT S. RUDDY Directed by FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA Films: page 116


Unknown: Don Corleone
Unknown: Mario Puzo
Unknown: Francis Ford Coppola
Produced By: Albert S. Ruddy
Directed By: Francis Ford Coppola
Don Vito Corleone: Marlon Brando
Michael Corleone: Ai Pacino
Sonny Corleone: James Caan
Clemenza: Richard Castellano
Tom Hagen: Robert Duvall
McCluskey: Sterling Hayden
Jack Woltz: John Marley
Barzini: Richard Conte
Kay Adams: Diane Keaton
Sollozzo: Al Lettieri
Tessio: Abe Vigoda
Connie Rizzi: Talia Shire
Carlo Rizzi: Gianni Russo
Fredo Corleone: John Cazale
Cuneo: Rudy Bond
Johnny Fontane: Al Martino
Mama Corleone: Morgana King
Luca Brasi: Lenny Montana
Paulie Gatto: John Martino

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