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: Cliff Richard in The Young Ones

with Robert Morley
Carole Gray and The Shadows
Following BBC2's series Cliff!, a chance to see Britain's most enduring pop star in three of his most popular films.
Nicky, an enterprising young pop singer and son of a millionaire property owner, starts a youth club in a shabby London neighbourhood. He and his friends stage a rocking, fund-raising show.
Directed by SIDNEY J. FURIE. Films p 105 (Summer Holiday, Christmas Eve, 3.55)


Unknown: Robert Morley
Unknown: Carole Gray
Unknown: Peter Myers.
Unknown: Kenneth Harper
Directed By: Sidney J. Furie.
Nicky: Cliff Richard
Hamilton: Robert Morley
Ton i: Carole Gray
Ernest: Richard O'Sullivan
Jimmy: Melvyn Hayes
kChriS: Teddy Green
Barbara: Annette Robertson
'WattS: Gerald Harper

: Play Away

Starring Brian Cant in a festive entertainment with Floella Benjamin, Alex Norton, Delia Morgan, Mark Robertson and Jonathan Cohen and the Play Away Band.


Unknown: Brian Cant
Unknown: Floella Benjamin
Unknown: Alex Norton
Unknown: Delia Morgan
Unknown: Mark Robertson
Unknown: Jonathan Cohen
Musical Arrangements: Jonathan Cohen
Director: Anne Gobey
Producer: Ann Reay

: The Sky at Night

The Star of Bethlehem
For almost 2,000 years the Star of Bethlehem has been regarded as a major mystery.
Patrick Moore examines the latest evidence.


Unknown: Patrick Moore
Producer: Pieter Morpurgo

: Rachel and the Stranger

Continues a season of films starring William Holden with Loretta Young and Robert Mitchum.

To Rachel, a newcomer to the remote Northwest territory in the days of early settlement, much was strange and everything an adventure. But nothing was stranger than her husband, Big Davey, whom she met for the first time just before the wedding ceremony.
Films: page 105
(William Holden in Breezy, tonight 11.35)


Screenplay: Waldo Salt
Producer: Richard Berger
Director: Norman Foster
Rachel: Loretta Young
Big Davey Harvey: William Holden
Jim Fairways: Robert Mitchum
Davey Harvey: Gary Gray
Parson Jackson: Tom Tully
Mrs Jackson: Sarah Haden
Mr Green: Frank Ferguson
Gallus: Walter Baldwin
Mrs Green: Regina Wallace

: News and Sport

with Kenneth Kendall and David Cass ; Weather


Unknown: Kenneth Kendall
Unknown: David Cass

: Did You See...?

Ludovic Kennedy discusses The Great Art Dictator (BBC2), Cliff! (BBC2), Reports Action (Granada), with columnist Auberon Waugh ; Richard Williams , editor of The Times Preview; and Chrissie Maher , community worker and co-founder of the Plain English Campaign. Plus a report from New York on the recent growth of cable television.


Unknown: Ludovic Kennedy
Unknown: Auberon Waugh
Unknown: Richard Williams
Unknown: Chrissie Maher
Director: Peter Dale
Producer: John Archer

: The Royal Opera presents Samson et Dalila

Two great stars in the world of international opera, Shirley Verrett , the American soprano, and Jon Vickers , the Canadian tenor, sing in this new production. and THE ROYAL OPERA CHORUS chorus-master JOHN MCCARTHY ORCHESTRA OF THE
ROYAL OPERA HOUSE, COVENT GARDEN leader JOHN BROWN conducted by Sir Colin Davis Introduced by RICHARD BAKER
Scenery and costumes by SIDNEY NOLAN Choreography by DAVID BINTLEY Produced in association with COVENT GARDEN VIDEO PRODUCTIONS LTD
Sung in French with English subtitles by GILLIAN WIDDICOMBE
Directed by JOHN VERNON
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Unknown: Ferdinand Lemaire
Unknown: Shirley Verrett
Unknown: Jon Vickers
Chorus-Master: John McCarthy
Leader: John Brown
Conducted By: Sir Colin Davis
Introduced By: Richard Baker
Producer: Elijah Moshinsky
Costumes By: Sidney Nolan
Choreography By: David Bintley
Directed By: John Vernon
Samson: Jon Vickers
Dalila: Shirley Verrett
High Priest of Dagon: Jonathan Summers
Ancient Hebrew: Gwynne Howell
Abimelech: John Tomlinson
First Philistine: Maldwyn Davies
Second Philistine: Matthew Best
Messenger: John Dobson

: Playhouse Special: Gentle Folk

The last of four plays featuring Denholm Elliott , who won the BAFTA Award for Best Actor of 1980. The date 1911... A country house party at the home of a noted Fabian woman and her business-man husband ... The guests include a distinguished author, friends from the business and political world, and a young man disturbed by premonitions.
Gentle Folk was the surprise of the weekend. (DAILY MAIL) Gentle Folk icas an excellent play by Alexander Baron. (OBSERVER) It was a delicately unsettling piece.
Producer innes lloyd


Unknown: Alexander Baron
Unknown: Denholm Elliott
Play By: Alexander Baron.
Director: Rodney Bennett
Borrett: Anthony Dutton
Richard Latt: Christopher Strauli
Charlie Grayle: Daniel Chasin
Hawker: Kenneth Midwood
Mrs Menant: Ursula Howells
Portia Menant: Sheila Ruskin
Mr Menant: Frederick Treves
F J DobbS: Denholm Elliott
Mr Argent: Robert James
Mrs Argent: Eileen Page
Mr Reddington: John Sterland
Mrs Reddington: Wendy Williams
Miss Snell: Rosalie Crutchley

: Midnight Movie: Breezy

starring William Holden with Kay Lenz
Twenty-five years on from Rachel and the Stranger, William Holden stars in a very different love story. In this contemporary romance, directed by Clint Eastwood , a teenage hitch-hiker thumbs a ride to Hollywood - and an affair with a middle-aged member of the Californian smart set.
Frank Harmon has lost all passion and warmth since his divorce and his first reaction to young Breezy is anything but sympathetic. Gradually, however, the gap between them closes ...
Screenplay by jo HEIMS
Directed by CLINT EASTWOOD. Films: p 105 (The Bridge on the River Kwai, Tues 9.0)


Unknown: William Holden
Unknown: Kay Lenz
Unknown: William Holden
Directed By: Clint Eastwood
Unknown: Frank Harmon
Play By: Jo Heims
Directed By: Clint Eastwood.
Frank Harmon: William Holden
Breezy: Kay Lenz
Bob Henderson: Roger C Carmel
Betty Tobin: Marj Dusay
Paula Harmon: Joan Hotchkis

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