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: Saturday Cinema: A Girl in Every Port

Groucho Marx Marie Wilson
William Bendix
Benny and Tim are a couple of sailors who, during their 20 years of service, have spent most of their time in the brig for illegal escapades. The pair land themselves in hot water yet again when they acquire a broken-down racehorse ...
Based on the story
They Sell Sailors Elephants by FREDERICK HAZLITT BRENNAN Produced by IRWIN ALLEN and IRVING CUMMINGS JR Written and directed by CHESTER ERSKINE and at 3.25
A Funny Thing
Happened on the Way to the Forum starring Zero Mostel Phil Silvers
Buster Keaton
Downtown Rome in the first century is reminiscent of New
York in this bawdy farce, based on a highly successful stage musical.
Three great comedians match their wit and style to director Richard Lester 's frantic pace.
Screenplay by MELVIN FRANK and MICHAEL PERTWEE , based on the musical comedy by BURT SHEVELOVE and LARRY GELBART Music and lyrics by STEPHEN SONDHEIM : Directed by RICHARD LESTER 40 FILMS: page 15


Unknown: Groucho Marx
Unknown: Marie Wilson
Unknown: William Bendix
Unknown: Frederick Hazlitt Brennan
Produced By: Irwin Allen
Produced By: Irving Cummings
Directed By: Chester Erskine
Unknown: Phil Silvers
Director: Richard Lester
Unknown: Melvin Frank
Unknown: Michael Pertwee
Comedy By: Burt Shevelove
Comedy By: Larry Gelbart
Unknown: Stephen Sondheim
Directed By: Richard Lester
Benny Linn: Groucho Marx
Jane Sweet: Marie Wilson
Tim Dunnevan: William Bendix
Bert Sedgewick: Don Defore
Garvey: Gene Lockhart
Pseudolus: Zero Mostel
Lycus: Phil Silvers
Hysterium: Jack Gilford
Erronius: Buster Keaton
Hero: Michael Crawford
Senex: Michael Hordern

: World Darts \

The Embassy
World Professional Darts Championship
This is a year of change for the biggest tournament in the darts world. After many successful championships from the stage of Jollees,
Stoke-on-Trent, the contest moves not only to the south of England, but to the beautiful setting of the Lakeside Country Club,
Camberley. Also, the format alters with the first round being the best-of-five-sets, five legs per set, for the first time in the championship. The top 32 players from 12 countries start a nine-day marathon this afternoon, with the ultimate prize of E12,000 for the winner.
The present holder, ERIC BRISTOW , commences his defence of the title today and will be aiming for his fifth championship win. His opponent this afternoon is
ALAN EVANS from Wales, with RUSSELL STEWART from
Australia against MALCOLM DAVIES of Wales, and PETER LOCKE , Wales's No 1 playing BILL STEINKE from Canada forming the rest of the afternoon programme.
Introduced by TONY GUBBA
Commentator SID WADDELL


Unknown: Eric Bristow
Unknown: Alan Evans
Unknown: Russell Stewart
Unknown: Malcolm Davies
Unknown: Peter Locke
Unknown: Bill Steinke
Introduced By: Tony Gubba
Commentator: Sid Waddell

: The Silver Road to Guanajuanto

Christie Davies follows the journey of his 19th-century forebear Dafydd Williams
'iron-founder of Swansea,' to the richest silver mines of the Spanish Main. The year was 1824 and the famous mines were in ruins. By helping to re-open them, the City of London saw prospects of flowing profits.
For Welsh metal workers and Cornish miners, there was a chance to triple their wages in a far country ...
Narrator Gerald James


Narrator: Gerald James
Editor: Richard Trayler-Smith
Produced By: Selwyn Roderick

: NewsView

The news of the day and the week.
Jan Leeming with today's latest news and sport. And
Moira Stuart reviews a week of news in pictures - with subtitles. Weather


Unknown: Jan Leeming
Unknown: Moira Stuart

: Living with CF

CF (cystic fibrosis) is a genetic disease. It kills. The life expectancy of children born with it is still very short despite medical advances.
Many parents can't take the strain. Marriages break-up and very occasionally, as happened in Essex recently, a frantic parent may even take the child's life.
And yet there is hope. It is possible to cope. This film is about one CF sufferer. His name is Nicholas Woodfield ; he lives with his mother and father and brother in Warwickshire. Their life is quite unlike that of any other family most people are likely to meet. Daily medication, violent physiotherapy at least three times a day, and regular hospital visits have become a way of life.
Commentary Anne Brown Producer MICHAEL FITZGERALD


Unknown: Nicholas Woodfield
Unknown: Anne Brown
Producer: Michael Fitzgerald

: Rossini at Versailles

You are invited to imagine that you are in the 1840s and that a gala concert has been arranged in honour of the greatest composer of the age - Gioachino Rossini - in one of the world's most beautiful theatres, the Royal Opera House of the Chateau de Versailles.
The performers are Montserrat Caballe Marilyn Home Francisco Araiza
Ruggiero Raimondi and Samuel Ramey with the Radio France Chorus
ENZO DARA. EVA LIND. RAQUEL PIEROTTI, GIORGIO SURJAN and the Chamber Orchestra of Europe conductor Claudio Abbado Paul Brook as Rossini Including arias, duets, ensembles and overtures from Rossini's comic operas and his more serious works:
The Barber of Seville, William Tell , Cinderella, The Italian Girl in Algiers, The Thieving Magpie, Moses, and the Stabat Mater.
Original production conceived and directed by FRANK DUNLOP Directed for television by YVES-ANDRE HUBERT and HUMPHREY BURTON


Conductor: Claudio Abbado
Conductor: Paul Brook
Unknown: William Tell
Unknown: Stabat Mater.
Producers: Peter Gelb
Unknown: Gillian Widdicombe
Designer: Bruce Snyder
Directed By: Frank Dunlop
Television By: Yves-Andre Hubert
Television By: Humphrey Burton

: World Darts

The Embassy
World Professional Darts Championship from the Lakeside Country Club, Camberley
Three more matches from the first round this evening, and they're all potentially close encounters. The star match is ex-World Champion KEITH DELLER (5) against former British Professional
Champion MIKE GREGORY , closely followed by STEVE BRENNAN from Northern
Ireland (8) against PAUL LIM
(Singapore) and ALAN GLAZIER playing BOB SINNAEVE (Canada).
Total prize money of more than E50,000 is at stake with a special prize of E52,000 for the first nine-dart check-out.
Introduced by TONY GUBBA Television presentation


Unknown: Keith Deller
Unknown: Mike Gregory
Unknown: Steve Brennan
Unknown: Alan Glazier
Introduced By: Tony Gubba
Unknown: Nick Hunter.
Unknown: Keith MacKenzie
Producer: Keith Phillips

: Film International: Pauline at the Beach

Pauline a la plage starring
Amanda Langlet Arielle Dombasle
Eric Rohmer 's elegant sex comedy opens a season of the best new films from around the world. As the summer draws to a close, newly-divorced Marion invites her young cousin,
Pauline, for a short holiday. Marion's reckless search for love causes emotional havoc, setting off a chain reaction that is very soon out of control.
Written and directed by ERIC ROHMER (A French film with English subtitles. First showing on British television)
0 FILMS: page 15


Unknown: Amanda Langlet
Unknown: Arielle Dombasle
Unknown: Eric Rohmer
Produced By: Margaret Menegoz
Directed By: Eric Rohmer
Marion: Arielle Dombasle
Pauline: Amanda Langlet
Pierre: Pascal Greggory
Henri: Feodor Atkine
Sylvain: Simon De La Brosse
Louisette: Rosette

: World Darts

The Embassy
World Professional Darts Championship from the Lakeside Country Club, Camberley
Highlights of the first-round matches played earlier this evening.
Introduced by TONY GUBBA


Introduced By: Tony Gubba

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