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starring Rock Hudson, Donna Reed, Phil Carey

When Ben Warren's fiancee is abducted by a gang of Southern raiders he begins a relentless pursuit to overtake them before they can reach the Mexican border.
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Irving Wallace
Roy Huggins
Lewis J. Rachmil
Raoul Walsh
Ben Warren:
Rock Hudson
Jennifer Ballard:
Donna Reed
Frank Slayton:
Phil Carey
Estella Morales:
Roberta Haynes
'Jess' Burgess:
Leo Gordon
Lee Marvin
Neville Brand
Ray Thomas

Stuart Turner covers the world of motoring

In Fleet Street, evening-paper delivery vans often cover 40,000 miles a year. In Australia, newspaper vans on a 500-mile night run have half-a-million miles on the clock. Few people depend on the motor vehicle as heavily as the Press. A breakdown can cost thousands in money and circulation. What vehicles do newspapers choose and why?
Wheelbase goes on the road with the Perth West Australian, which has one of the longest delivery runs in the world, and the London Evening News, which has the world's largest evening sale.


Stuart Turner
Associate Producer:
John Mills
Brian Robins

A View of an Age by Edward Crankshaw
In the course of 600 years one family, the Habsburgs, came to dominate the huge area of central and south-eastern Europe which included what we know today as Austria, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, and large parts of Yugoslavia, Poland, Rumania, and northern Italy.

Tonight's film tells the story of the man who strove so desperately to hold his inheritance together, the Emperor Franz Joseph. He came to the throne in 1848 at the age of eighteen, and for sixty-eight years suffered an unending series of public disasters and personal tragedies, including the suicide of his son and the assassination of his wife. On his shoulders alone rested the vast complex of an Empire approaching its end. But behind the glitter of a decadent Vienna an amazing burst of creative energy took place. Doctors, musicians-great men from all corners of the Empire converged on the capital, Vienna. In the midst of all this activity Franz Joseph tried in vain to hold at bay the forces of nationalism which eventually brought about the destruction of the old Europe.

Commentary narrated by Gary Watson
With the voices of Annette Simone, Julian Fox and Frank Henderson
A BBC-tv-Bavarian TV Service co-operation
(First shown on BBC-1)


Edward Crankshaw
Gary Watson
Annette Simone
Julian Fox
Frank Henderson
Programme Adviser:
Dr. Kurt Hoffman
Jonathan Stedall

by Anthony Trollope
Dramatised in five parts by Simon Raven
Starring Colin Blakely, Rachel Curney

Melmotte has been elected to the House of Commons. He has been given two days to produce £80,000 to pay for Pickering, and is trying to persuade Marie to make over her fortune to him.
(For cast see Thursday. 10.20 p.m.)
Beginning next week: "Sinister Street" by Compton Mackenzie


Anthony Trollope
Dramatised by:
Simon Raven
David Conroy
James Cellan Jones
Augustus Melmotte:
Colin Blakely
Lady Carbury:
Rachel Gurney

from the Television Theatre, Golders Green

The Hollies: Allan Clarke, Tony Hicks, Bobby Elliott, Bern Calvert, Terry Sylvester
Arthur Greenslade and his Orchestra



Singer (The Hollies):
Allan Clarke
Guitarist (The Hollies):
Tony Hicks
Drummer (The Hollies):
Bobby Elliott
Bassist (The Hollies):
Bern Calvert
Guitarist (The Hollies):
Terry Sylvester
Arthur Greenslade and his Orchestra
Musical arrangements:
Mike Vickers
Musical arrangements:
Arthur Greenslade
Tommy Thomas
Len Shorey
J. Roger Lowe
Michael Hurll
on BBC Two England

The weekly arts magazine

The Black and Black Minstrels
Two years ago the first-and only-all-black theatre company was formed in New York: The Negro Ensemble Company. Next week they represent the United States in London's World Theatre Season. Their artistic recognition seems secure. But their commitment is to issues wider than theatrical: to politics, to social justice, to involvement. And they use as weapons jazz, humour, and blasphemy.
Tonight they talk about their work and aims, and present excerpts from their forthcoming production at the Aldwych, The Song of the Lusitanian Bogey (written for Negroes by Peter Weiss, author of the Marat/Sade), a frightening indictment of colonialism.
Building for Children
Since the war schools have been one of the few bright spots on the British architectural scene; but for a long time designs were not tied to new methods of teaching. Now the picture has changed, and tonight Nicholas Taylor looks at some of the best new primary schools in London and asks how well they are working.



Subjects (The Black and Black Minstrels):
The Negro Ensemble Company
Writer (The Song of the Lusitanian Bogey):
Peter Weiss
Presenter (Building for Children):
Nicholas Taylor
Director (Building for Children):
Francis Gladstone
Colin Nears
Darrol Blake
Christopher Martin
Lorna Pegram

Introduced by Cliff Morgan

The final programme of the season in Rugby Union's own television series features the highlights of the Finals of this famous "Seven-a-Side" competition. Among teams taking part this year are London Welsh and Richmond (the winners and runners-up respectively last year), Edinburgh Wanderers, and Cheltenham.


Cliff Morgan
Commentator at Twickenham:
Bill McLaren
Series Producer:
Alan Mouncer

Starring Stephen Boyd, James Robertson Justice, Kathleen Harrison, Tony Wright

Two British soldiers, Dave and Jim, attempt to flee from the Germans in wartime France. Having escaped from a P.O.W. camp they are smuggled into the old quarter of Marseilles where they contact Dr. Martout, ostensibly a patriot engaged in getting wanted men out of the country...

One of the film's actors, Irish-man Stephen Boyd, is now a major international star and has appeared in many epics.
The director, Hugo Fregonese, had previously worked almost exclusively in Hollywood, but came to Britain to make Seven Thunders.


John Baines
Hugo Fregonese
Daniel M. Angel
Stephen Boyd
Dr. Martout:
James Robertson Justice
Tony Wright
Anna Gaylor
Madame Abou:
Kathleen Harrison
Emile Blanchard:
Eugene Deckers
Therese Blanchard:
Rosalie Crutchley
Madame Parfait:
Kathleen Kath
Colonel Trautman:
Anton Diffring
George Coulouris

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