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: Easter Matinee: 1 Lady Be Good

starring Eleanor Powell
Ann Sothern , Robert Young
Four of the top names in song-writing contributed their talents to this 1941 vintage Tin Pan Alley story which begins a season of Hollywood musicals. Eddie Crane is a composer in search of a lyricist. By chance he discovers that his girlfriend, Dixie, can write a nifty rhyme and together they ' write ' You'll never know', ' Your words and my music' and ' Lady be good'. But great success on Broadway brings a new batch of problems nearer home.
Screenplay by JACK MCGOWAN , KAY RIPER and JOHN MCCLAIN. Music and lyrics by GEORGE AND IRA
. Films: page 16


Unknown: Eleanor Powell
Unknown: Ann Sothern
Unknown: Robert Young
Musicals: Eddie Crane
Unknown: Jack McGowan
Unknown: Kay Riper
Unknown: John McClain.
Unknown: Gershwin Jerome Kern
Unknown: Roger Edens
Marilyn Marsh: Eleanor Powell
Dixie Donegan: Ann Sothern
Eddie Crane: Robert Young
Judge Murdock: Lionel Barrymore
Buddy Crawford: John Carroll
Joe ' Red ' Willet: Red Skelton
Lull: Virginia O'Brien
Mr Blanton: Tom Conway
Bill Pattison: Dan Dailey Jr
Max Milton: Reginald Owen
Mrs Carter Wardley: Rose Hobart
MC: Phil Silvers

: The Sky at Night

When Planets Loop the Loop
Patrick Moore explains how planets sometimes apparently ' loop the loop ', gives details of the Russian flights to Venus and describes the spring stars and constellations.


Unknown: Patrick Moore
Producer: Pieter Morpurgo

: Easter Matinee: 2 The Unsinkable Molly Brown

Debbie Reynolds , Harve Presnell
The lively story of a tough Colorado backwoods girl who pursues fame, fortune - and love - with non-stop energy and enthusiasm. Debbie Reynolds is in irrepressible form in MGM's spectacular musical as the ambitious Molly who finds entering high society requires more than just wealth.
Screenplay by HELEN DEUTSCH , based on the musical play by MEREDITH WILLSON and RICHARD MORRIS
Directed by CHARLES WALTERS. Films: p 16


Unknown: Debbie Reynolds
Unknown: Harve Presnell
Unknown: Debbie Reynolds
Unknown: Helen Deutsch
Play By: Meredith Willson
Play By: Richard Morris
Produced By: Lawrence Weingarten
Directed By: Charles Walters.
Molly Brown: Debbie Reynolds
Johnny Brown: Harve Presnell
Shamus Tobin: Ed Begley
Christmas Morgan: Jack Kruschen
Mrs Grogan: Hermione Baddeley
Prince Louis: Vassili Lambrinos
Baron Karl Ludwig: Fred Essler
Polak: Harvey Lembeck

: The House that Mum and Dad Built

(You could do it too!)
An Open Door programme made by the Lewisham Self Build Housing Association.
' Real people with real housing needs and interests need individual solutions. Councils can't do this ... There are plenty of people make their own clothes without too much difficulty so we thought people ought to be able to make their own houses too.'
A public access programme made with the help of the COMMUNITY programme UNIT

: News and Sport

with Michael Sullivan ; Weather


Unknown: Michael Sullivan

: The Trials of Alger Hiss

When Alger Hiss, a distinguished lawyer and Washington socialite, was accused in 1948 of espionage and perjury, the shock waves went right across America. The case, brought almost single-handedly by the ambitious, young Richard Nixon , became a long-running spy mystery of extraordinary complexity with ' evidence' appearing in astonishing places - and disappearing just as strangely.
Using material obtained under the Freedom of Information Act, law professor John Lowenthal has attempted to unravel the mystery; assembling all the evidence now available as well as putting the case in its historical context and interviewing surviving participants of the trial. The result is an engrossing - and enigmatic - picture of modern American history.
Film editor MARION KRAFT
(Colour with black and white inserts)


Unknown: Richard Nixon
Unknown: Professor John Lowenthal
Editor: Marion Kraft
Producer: John Lowenthal

: Des O'Connor Tonight

starring Des O'Connor
A special programme featuring some of the highlights from past series in which Des plays host to some of the finest entertainment talent from Britain and America. Tonight's special guests from America: Johnny Dark Tom Dreesen , Ronnie Schell
Fisher & Staahl, Susan Anton from Britain: Les Dawson Ken Dodd , Dudley Moore
Bernie Winters , Terry Wogan
Musical director COLIN KEYES
Programme associate NEIL SHAND Presentation by BRIAN PENDERS


Unknown: Johnny Dark
Unknown: Tom Dreesen
Unknown: Susan Anton
Unknown: Les Dawson
Unknown: Ken Dodd
Unknown: Dudley Moore
Unknown: Bernie Winters
Unknown: Terry Wogan
Director: Colin Keyes
Unknown: Neil Shand
Presentation By: Brian Penders

: Harry Mortimer - Man of Brass

A programme celebrating today the 80th birthday of this greatly respected and much loved doyen of the brass band world.
Music played by All-Star Brass Special guests
Elgar Howarth , Don Lusher also featuring
GORDON HIGGINBOTTOM (tenor horn) with trumpeters of the ROYAL MILITARY SCHOOL OF MUSIC (by permission of the Commandant) Director of Music LT-COL GEORGE EVANS, RHG/D
All-Star Brass representing:
Black Dyke Mills, Brighouse and Rastrick, City of Coventry, Fairey Engineering, Foden's, GUS, Luton. Morris Motors, James Shepherd Versatile. Yorkshire Imperial, National Youth Brass Bands.


Unknown: Elgar Howarth
Unknown: Don Lusher
Unknown: Phillip McCann
Tenor: Gordon Higginbottom
Unknown: Ray Ancel.
Unknown: Ken MacGregor
Designer: Tony Burrough
Unknown: Yvonne Littlewood

: News on 2

with Michael Sullivan ; Weather


Unknown: Michael Sullivan

: Vigil

Last of six watches in preparation for Easter: celebrating the mystery of death and re-birth at the heart of Christian faith.
Theme: The Light in Darkness Reading:
St John 1, vv 1-5; The Apocryphal Gospel of Peter, w 35-42 Music:
Angels in heaven, Christ is risen from the dead (Russian chant)
Hymn: Lord, enthroned in heavenly splendour (BrynCalfaria) Written and spoken by THE RT REV MARK SANTER , Bishop of Kensington Reader GWEN WATFORD with ST MARGARET'S WESTMINSTER
Conductor RICHARD HICKOX from the church of St John the Baptist, Holland Road, London
0 HELP! page 83


Unknown: Mark Santer
Reader: Gwen Watford
Organist: Ian Watson
Conductor: Richard Hickox

: Midnight Movie: Play it Again Sam

starring Woody Allen
Woody Allen pays more than passing homage to Humphrey Bogart - celebrated in the recent BBC2 season-in one of his funniest films, as the insecure film critic who constantly calls on the shade of Bogart for advice on how to treat women.
Screenlay by WOODY ALLEN. based on his own play. Producer ARTHUR p. JACOBS
Directed by HERBERT ross. Films: p 16


Unknown: Woody Allen
Unknown: Woody Allen
Unknown: Humphrey Bogart
Unknown: Woody Allen.
Directed By: Herbert Ross.
Allan Felix: Woody Allen
Linda: Diane Keaton
Dick: Tony Roberts
Bogart: Jerry Lacy
Nancy Felix: Susan Anspach
Sharon: Jennifer Salt
Julie: Joy Bang
: Jennifer Viva
Discotheque girl: Suzanne Zenor
Museum girl: Diana Davila
Fantasy Sharon: Mari Fletcher

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