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with subtitles, followed by Weather

: Great Movie Stunts

Raiders of the Lost Ark
Narrated by Harrison Ford
The star of the enormously popular adventure thriller Raiders of the Lost Ark introduces a special tribute to the world's great movie stunts and stunt-men. Clips from feature films and cliff-hanger serials illustrate the antecedents to such daring stunts in Raiders as the death-defying truck chase, the hair-breadth escape from the colossal speeding boulder and the spine-chilling recovery of the Ark with our intrepid heroes caught between Nazi agents above and snakes below ...
Produced and directed by ROBERT GUENETTE


Written By: William Kronick
Directed By: Robert Guenette

: Open Space

where the public sets the agenda The State We're In
The reality of the blacklist in Britain is that thousands of ordinary men and women are being denied the right to work because of their political views. The image the press gives is that blacklisting is legitimate; that same press condemns the Soviet Union for denying the right to work to people like Sakharov because he's a dissident. Yet that is what is happening in Britain today.
Made by the Community Programme Unit


Unknown: Reena Bhavnani
Director: Gavin Dutton
Producer: Tony Laryea

: Sebastian

The first of three films starring Dirk Bogarde with Susannah York , Lilli Palmer When Sebastian , a brilliant scholar, takes on a secret service job in a code-breaking department, he hopes for a fairly quiet time. But romance, Soviet intelligence and computer antics make his life anything but placid.
Screenplay by GERALD VAUGHAN-HUGHES based on an original screen story by LEO MARKS
Producers HERBERT BRODKIN , MICHAEL POWELL Directed by DAVID GREENE (Films: page 16)


Unknown: Dirk Bogarde
Unknown: Susannah York
Unknown: Lilli Palmer
Unknown: When Sebastian
Play By: Gerald Vaughan-Hughes
Story By: Leo Marks
Producers: Herbert Brodkin
Producers: Michael Powell
Directed By: David Greene
Sebastian: Dirk Bogarde
Becky: Susannah York
Elsa Shahn: Lilli Palmer
Head of Intelligence: John Gielgud
Miss Elliott: Margaret Johnston
General Phillips: Nigel Davenport
Jameson: John Ronane
Tilly: Susan Whitman

: Out of Court

First of eight programmes
David Jessel and Sue Cook present a live weekly on-camera investigation into crime, punishment and justice.
Reports from Ed Boyle and expert comment from Michael Molyneux.


Director: Pieter Morpurgo
Producer: Hugh Purcell
Editor: Peter Chafer

: The Hello Goodbye Man

The second of six programmes by DAVID NOBBS , starring
Ian Lavender , Mary Tamm Paul Chapman and Dominic Guard
In his relentless pursuit of his first sale, Denis realises that there are, basically, only two things standing in his way: the customers' allegations that any orders would be bungled by the delivery department, and his honesty in admitting it.
Lighting director JOHN GREEN Studio sound PETER BARVILLE Designer SUZY LAWRANCE
Produced and directed by ALAN J. w BELL


Unknown: David Nobbs
Unknown: Ian Lavender
Unknown: Mary Tamm
Unknown: Paul Chapman
Director: John Green
Unknown: Peter Barville
Designer: Suzy Lawrance
Directed By: Alan J. W Bell
Denis Ailing: Ian Lavender
Jennifer Reynoldston: Mary Tamm
Ken Harrington: Paul Chapman
Glenn Harris: Dominic Guard
Mr Bulstrode: Tony Melody
Mr Letchwood: Robert McBain
Mr Short: Dennis Ramsden

: Forty Minutes

... of documentary
A series of films portraying issues, institutions and individuals. Health Farm
The wealthy Hendon housewife who has to lose weight so that she can have her eyes lifted; an ex-WRAF officer in a last-ditch bid to shed six pounds so that she can squeeze into her wedding dress; a professional gambler, too heavy for the scales, who has to be taken to the weighbridge of the local quarry for his weigh-in-these are three of the inmates of Henlow Grange with everything to lose and nothing to gain. After a week of hot wax baths, the high pressure hydro, and the infamous G5 (known in the trade as the 'Black and Decker') — the trio, along with 30 others booked in for the week, can assess whether the creation of a new slim svelte self was worth all that had to be endured down on the farm.
Film cameraman ALEX HANSEN Film recordist JOHN PRITCHARD Film editor JURIS EKSTS
Executive producer ROGER MILLS Director MARK CHAPMAN
0 Woddis On....: page 85


Unknown: Alex Hansen
Unknown: John Pritchard
Editor: Juris Eksts
Producer: Roger Mills
Director: Mark Chapman

: Rowan and Martin's Laugh-in

From the heart of beautiful downtown Burbank, Dan Rowan and Dick Martin invite you to a laugh-a-minute extravaganza of jokes old and very old. Tonight's guest star Greer Garson and of course, the Laugh-In regulars.
Executive producer GEORGE SCHLATTER


Director: Gordon Wiles
Producer: George Schlatter

: Newsnight

JOHN TUSA , PETER SNOW and DONALD MACCORMICK , with JOAN BAKEWELL , present reports, interviews, analysis.


Unknown: John Tusa
Unknown: Peter Snow
Unknown: Donald MacCormick
Unknown: Joan Bakewell

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