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: Laurel and Hardy's Laughing 20s

A fun-filled festival of the best work of the immortal team of Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy , made during comedy's golden age.
Also featuring the comic talents of Vivian Oakland Tiny Sandford Jimmy Finlayson
Charlie Chase Viola Richard
Max Davidson
Lillian Elliot and Edgar Kennedy.
Written and produced by ROBERTYOUNGSON
0 FILMS: page 25


Unknown: Stan Laurel
Unknown: Oliver Hardy
Viola: Richard
Unknown: Max Davidson
Unknown: Lillian Elliot
Unknown: Edgar Kennedy.

: Lassie Come Home

starring Roddy McDowall, Donald Crisp, Elizabeth Taylor.

Poverty forces the Carraclough family to sell Lassie, their beloved collie. But neither distance nor chains can stop Lassie finding her way back.
Screenplay by Hugo Butler. Based on the novel by Eric Knight.

(Films: page 25)


Screenwriter: Hugo Butler
Author: Eric Knight
Producer: Samuel Mark
Director: Fred M. Wilcox
Joe: Roddy McDowall
Sam: Donald Crisp
Dally: Dame May Whitty
Rowlie: Edmund Gwenn
Duke of Rudling: Nigel Bruce
Mrs Carraclough: Elsa Lanchester
Priscilla: Elizabeth Taylor
Daniel Fadden: Ben Webster

: Songs of Praise


: The Good Companions

Jessie Matthews John Gielgud
The film which established Jessie Matthews as an international star was this lively treatment of J. B. PRIESTLEY 'S novel.
When a spinster, a joiner and a rebellious schoolmaster join a concert party, the result is unexpected success for the troupe.
Screenplay by w. P. UPSCOMB
(First showing on British television) 0 FILMS: page 25


Unknown: Jessie Matthews
Unknown: John Gielgud
Unknown: Jessie Matthews
Unknown: J. B. Priestley
Unknown: P. Upscomb
Unknown: Angus MacPhail.
Unknown: Ian Dalrymple
Produced By: T. A. Welsh
Produced By: George Pearson
Directed By: Victor Saville
Susie Dean: Jessie Matthes
Jess Oakroyd: Edmund Gwenn
Inigo Jolifant: John Gielgud
Miss Trant: Mary Glynne
Morton Mitchan: Percy Parsons
Jimmy Nunn: A W Baskcomb
Joe Brundit: Dennis Hoey
Mrs Brundit: Viola Compton
Jerry Jerningham: Richard Dolman
Elsie: Margery Binner
Ridvers: D A Clarke-Smith
Mrs Oakroyd: Florence Gregson
Sam Oglethorpe: Frank Pettingell
Milbrau: Max Miller

: The Bolshoi in the Park

Another chance to enjoy the historic visit of the Bolshoi Ballet Company. Les Sylphides with Natalya Bessmertnova Lyudmila Semenyaka Nina Semizorova and Aleksei Fadeyechev Spartacus Act 2 with the brilliant young
Irek Mukhamedov in the title role,
Natalya Bessmertnova as his wife
Phrygia Aleksei Lazaryev as Crassus Alia Mikhalchenko as Aegina A ballet with choreography by YURI GRIGOROVICH to music by KHACHATURIAN Divertissements
Pas de deux: Sleeping Beauty with Nina Ananiashvili and Leonid Nikonov
Dance of the Indian Dolls from The Nutcracker with Maria Zubkova and Alexander Valuyev Solor's variation from La Bayadere with Mikhail Tsivin
Black Swan pas de deux from Swan Lake with Nina Semizorova and Aleksei Fadeyechev
Adagio from The Golden Age with Natalya Bessmertnova and Irek Mukhamedov
Spring Waters pas de deux with Maria Bylova and Leonid Nikonov
Grand pas from Don Quixote with Lyudmila Semenyaka and Yuri Vasyuchenko
Artistic director and chief choreographer
YURI GRIGOROVICH conductor Alexander Kopylov Orchestra of London led by ROLF WILSON
Produced by COLIN NEARS
Directed by JOHN VERNON (R)


Unknown: Natalya Bessmertnova
Unknown: Lyudmila Semenyaka
Unknown: Nina Semizorova
Unknown: Aleksei Fadeyechev
Unknown: Natalya Bessmertnova
Unknown: Phrygia Aleksei Lazaryev
Unknown: Crassus Alia Mikhalchenko
Choreography By: Yuri Grigorovich
Unknown: Nina Ananiashvili
Unknown: Leonid Nikonov
Unknown: Maria Zubkova
Unknown: Alexander Valuyev
Unknown: Mikhail Tsivin
Unknown: Black Swan
Unknown: Nina Semizorova
Unknown: Aleksei Fadeyechev
Unknown: Natalya Bessmertnova
Unknown: Maria Bylova
Unknown: Leonid Nikonov
Unknown: Don Quixote
Unknown: Lyudmila Semenyaka
Artistic: Yuri Vasyuchenko
Conductor: Yuri Grigorovich
Conductor: Alexander Kopylov
Unknown: Rolf Wilson
Produced By: Colin Nears
Directed By: John Vernon

: Showreel 87

Earlier this year 600 amateurs competed for the BBCtv and Radio Times
Awards for Amateur Film and Video Makers with prizes totalling £9,000. Today, and over the next three days, Sue Robbie presents a selection of the semi-finalists and on Friday the winners will be announced. Today film director Angela Pope comments on the entries.
Production assistant TINA FLETCHER Studio director KRISTIN MASON Producer ROBERT ALBURY (e)


Unknown: Sue Robbie
Director: Angela Pope
Director: Kristin Mason
Producer: Robert Albury

: 100 Great Sporting Moments

Red Rum 1973
When 'Rummy' jumped the final fence in the 1973 Grand National, he was still 15 lengths behind Crisp - a seemingly impossible handicap.
Series producer JEFF GODDARD (R)

: Jack High

The Gateway Masters Bowls Tournament from Beach House Park, Worthing
Two matches tonight, both of which decide who goes through to the semi-finals. DAVID BRYANT plays
ALF WALLACE and in the other group WYNNE RICHARDS meets PETER FONG from Fiji.
Commentators DAVID VINE


Unknown: David Bryant
Unknown: Alf Wallace
Unknown: Wynne Richards
Unknown: Peter Fong
Commentators: David Vine
Unknown: David Rhys
Producer: Johnnie Watherston

: On the Piste

follows the fortunes of two sets of skiers - a group of accident-prone beginners in Soil, and members of the aristocratic and expensive Downhill Only Club in the faded elegance of Wengen.
Also featured are some of the more uninhibited aspects of life apres-ski.
Executive producer ROGER MILLS (R) An ASPECT FILM AND TELEVISION production for BBCtv


Producer: Mark Chapman

: National Velvet

Elizabeth Taylor Mickey Rooney Donald Crisp
Velvet Brown wins a hunter in a raffle and decides to turn him into a champion racehorse with the help of her young friend Mi. Their dreams are fulfilled when the animal is entered in the Grand
National - the greatest steeplechase in the world. Enid Bagnold 's warm and gentle classic story about family life in the country.
Screenplay by THEODORE REEVES and HELEN DEUTSCH based on the novel by ENID BAGNOLD
Produced by PANDRO s. BERMAN Directed by CLARENCE BROWN
0 FILMS: page 25


Unknown: Elizabeth Taylor
Unknown: Mickey Rooney
Unknown: Donald Crisp
Unknown: Velvet Brown
Unknown: Enid Bagnold
Unknown: Theodore Reeves
Unknown: Helen Deutsch
Novel By: Enid Bagnold
Produced By: Pandro S. Berman
Directed By: Clarence Brown
Mi Taylor: Mickey Rooney
Mr Brown: Donald Crisp
Velvet Brown: Elizabeth Taylor
Mrs Brown: Anne Revere
Edwina Brown: Angela Lansbury
Donald Brown: Jackie Jenkins
Malvolia Brown: Juanita Quigley
Race patron: Arthur Treacher
Farmer Ede: Reginald Owen
Miss Sims: Norma Varden
Ted: Terry Kilburn

: An Evening with Kiri Te Kanawa

A gala concert from the Royal Albert Hall , London, presenting a blend of classical music and songs from My Fair Lady. In the first of two programmes Kiri Te Kanawa sings favourite arias of Mozart, Gounod, Charpentier and Puccini. With the London Symphony Orchestra led by MICHAEL DAVIS conducted by John Mauceri Executive event producer MICHAEL STORRS
Engineering manager PETER WEBB Sound GRAHAM HAINES Lighting STAN SNAPE
Videotape editor CHRIS WADSWORTH Television presentation YVONNE LITTLEWOOD


Singer: Kiri Te Kanawa
Unknown: Michael Davis
Conducted By: John Mauceri
Producer: Michael Storrs
Unknown: Peter Webb
Unknown: Yvonne Uttlewood

: Flying for Fun

A dramatised version of JACK PARHAM 'S book about flying a very small, very slow aeroplane around southern England in the 1930s.
His experience of that time profoundly influenced artillery targeting methods during and after the Second World War, but this film conveys his sense of joy and wonder at flying simply for fun.
Executive producer JOHN COLEMAN Written and directed by JOHN ELLIOT BBC Southampton


Unknown: Jack Parham
Unknown: David Bowerman
Unknown: Simon King
Editor: Tony Williams
Producer: John Coleman
Directed By: John Elliot
Jack Parham: Geoffrey Beevers
Barbara Parham: Shelagh Day
Mac: Roger McKem

: Screen Two

A look ahead to a new season of outstanding productions.

: Woody Allen: Broadway Danny Rose

continues a season of F films by the master of I American comedy.
Tonight also starring L Mia Farrow
^ Nick Apollo Forte
Danny Rose is
Broadway's strangest agent, managing a collection of bizarre and unlikely acts including Lou Canova , an over-the-hill Italian crooner. Lou's mistress is Tina Vitale , a lady with Mafia connections. When she refuses to attend Lou's big break concert, Danny takes it upon himself to change her mind - and that's when trouble starts.
Produced by ROBERT GREENHUT Written and directed by WOODY ALLEN
(First showing on British television. Black and white) 0 FILMS: page 25


Unknown: Mia Farrow
Unknown: Danny Rose
Unknown: Lou Canova
Unknown: Tina Vitale
Unknown: Sandy Baron
Unknown: Jackie Gayle
Unknown: Morty Gunty
Unknown: Howard Storm
Unknown: Jack Rollins
Unknown: Milton Berle
Produced By: Robert Greenhut
Directed By: Woody Allen
Danny Rose: Woody Allen
Tina Vitale: Mia Farrow
Lou Canova: Nick Apollo Forte
Ray Webb: Craig Vandenburgh
Barney Dunn: Herb Reynolds
Vito Rispoli: Paul Greco
Joe Rispoli: Frank Renzulli

: Garbo as Camille

starring Greta Garbo Robert Taylor
Marguerite Gautier is known in Paris as the Lady of the Camellias because of her love of the delicate blossoms.
Beautiful and extravagant, Marguerite lives a gay life despite her delicate health, until one day she meets the handsome, young Armand Duval , who has worshipped her from afar.
So begins one of the world's great love stories in which Garbo gives a radiant performance, superbly supported by the young and handsome Robert Taylor.
Screenplay by ZOE ATKINS
FRANCES MARION and JAMES HILTON Based on the play and the novel by ALEXANDRE DUMAS FILS Directed by GEORGE CUKOR
(Blackandwhite.'AnnaKarenina' tomorrow at 12.00 midnight)
0 FILMS: page 25


Unknown: Greta Garbo
Unknown: Robert Taylor
Unknown: Marguerite Gautier
Unknown: Armand Duval
Unknown: Robert Taylor.
Unknown: Zoe Atkins
Unknown: Frances Marion
Novel By: Alexandre Dumas
Directed By: George Cukor
Marguerite: Greta Garbo
Armand: Robert Taylor
M Duval: Lionel Barrymore
Nichette: Elizabeth Allan
Nanine: Jessie Ralph
Baron de Varville: Henry Daniell
Olympe: Lenore Ulric
Prudence: Laura Hope Crews

: Weather

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