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The scene at Schwechat Airport, Vienna, as Her Majesty The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh, accompanied by Princess Anne, take leave of President Franz Jonas at the conclusion of the five-day visit and board their Super 1-11 airliner for home.

Presented by Austrian Television
(to 12.20)


Richard Baker

starring Dorothy Lamour, Robert Preston, Lynne Overman, J. Carrol Naish

Two sailors, escaping from a Polynesian chief, land on a tiny island inhabited by a beautiful girl who has been away from civilisation since her father's ship was wrecked.
(to 16.10)


Allen Rivkin
Based on a story by:
Steve Fisher
Louis King
Dorothy Lamour
Robert Preston
Skipper Joe:
Lynne Overman
J. Carrol Naish
Chief Thundercloud

Gordon and Joyce Wilkins see Uganda by car.
Cheaper jet flights will soon bring the game parks of East Africa within reach of the holiday motorist. The great lakes and the Mountains of the Moon in Northern Uganda offer spectacular scenery, and a journey up the Victoria Nile to Murchison Falls takes the tourist through some of the world's largest herds of hippo, buffalo, and elephant.
What are the costs of bed and board at a safari lodge? Is self-drive car hire expensive? Is family motoring safe among the crocodiles and rhinoceros of Uganda's most exciting National Park?



Gordon Wilkins
Joyce Wilkins
Tony Salmon
Associate Producer:
John Mills
Brian Robins

by Compton MacKenzie
dramatised in six parts by Ray Lawler.

The Fane household consists of Mrs. Fane and her two children, Michael and Stella. Mrs. Fane's frequent absence from home means that the children are left in the charge of their Nanny.

(Repeated on Thursday at 10.45 p.m.)
(See colour feature on page 32)


Compton MacKenzie
Ray Lawler
Script Editor:
Lennox Phillips
Joyce Hammond
Gerry Millerson
Sally Hulke
David Conroy
Rex Tucker
Michael as a child:
Kim Burfield
Angela Baddeley
Stella as a child:
Sarah-Juliette Dejey
Mrs. Fane:
Jeanne Moody
Miss Carthew:
Jo Kendall
Kate Lansbury
Dickie Prescott:
Robert James
Lord Saxby:
Harvey Hall
Michael as a boy:
Robin Langford
Alan as a boy:
Michael Marsh
Gillian Hawser
Mrs. Carthew:
Sylvia Coleridge
Mr. Prout:
Arthur Hewlett
Captain Ross:
John Golightly
Vaune Craig-Raymond
Margaret Taylor

A progress report live from the G.P.O. Tower, London, on the eve of the final day of the Daily Mail Transatlantic Air Race in which more than 300 competitors are trying to win £60,000 in prizes for the fastest and most enterprising flights between London and New York

A series of highly personal films
Patrick Moore astronomer, asks Can You Speak Venusian?

For more than twelve years Patrick Moore has been putting forward the conventional views of modern astronomy in books and on television. Tonight he steps off that platform to question whether orthodox views should be as readily accepted as they are.
Is the sun really a hot, flaming body dashing about the sky?
Have astronauts really proved that the earth and the moon are round?
Might not the universe be enclosed by a giant magnet?
Is not the ultimate man already living on Saturn in the form of an incandescent egg, forty feet tall?
These ideas and more are put forward in a cheerful, convincing, and fearless way by a number of 'independent thinkers.' Patrick Moore feels that we conventionalists (and he includes himself) would do well to listen to their ideas and at least to emulate their outlook on life.
See page 37


Patrick Moore
Executive producer:
Anthony de Lotbiniere
Simon Campbell-Jones

The weekly arts magazine

Tom Courtenay
opened on Wednesday at the Garrick Theatre, London, in She Stoops to Conquer for a limited season, and is soon to be seen in the film Otley. He looks back to his screen debut in The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner and his career since then, and reflects on playing both the eighteenth-century comedy of Goldsmith and the modern international tongue-in-cheek comedy of Dick Clement's film.

Stopping the Rot
How can we save our historic towns from death by supermarket, car park, and flyover? To find out, the Ministry of Housing commissioned studies of Chester, York, Bath, and Chichester. The report on Chester is due to be published this week. In this film Donald Insall, the architect chosen to study Chester, revisits the city, outlines some of the problems, and suggests some solutions.

The Queen's Leonardos
Her Majesty The Queen's collection of drawings by Leonardo da Vinci is the largest and finest in the world, and yesterday's opening of an exhibition of nearly 200 examples at The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace, marks an important date in this year's art calendar. Robert Hughes, who introduces the exhibition to
Release viewers, is at present at work on a full-length study of the life of Leonardo.



Tom Courtenay
Presenter (Stopping the Rot):
Donald Insall
Director (Stopping the Rot):
Nicholas Garnham
Presenter (The Queen's Leonardos):
Robert Hughes
Colin Nears
Darrol Blake
Christopher Martin
Lorna Pegram

Starring Fred MacMurray, Ray Milland, Louise Campbell

Two boys and a girl - Pat, Scott, and Peggy - determine to devote their entire lives to the development of aeroplanes. When grown up one of the boys becomes a stunt flier and war hero, the other an engineer who dreams of aviation's future. Through the story of their three lives the history of prewar aviation is chronicled.


Robert Carson
Produced and directed by:
William A. Wellman
Pat Falconer:
Fred MacMurray
Scott Barnes:
Ray Milland
Louise Campbell
Joe Gibbs:
Andy Devine
Nick Ranson:
Walter Abel
Lynne Overman
Hiram F. Jenkins:
Porter Hall
Pat as a child:
Donald O'Connor
Peggy as a child:
Virginia Weidler
Scott as a child:
Billy Cook

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