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Starring Dick Powell, Mary Martin, Betty Hutton, Eddie Bracken, Rudy Vallee

A Brooklyn girl takes a luxury cruise to the tropics in the hope of finding a wealthy husband.
This was one of the last musical-comedy films in the career of the late Dick Powell. A year later he was to gain new recognition in the dramatic role of Raymond Chandler's famous detective Philip Marlowe in the film "Farewell My Lovely". No American musical of the period seems complete without Mary Martin, who is still at the top of the musical-comedy tree - or, indeed, Betty Hutton. And Rudy Vallee, the famous crooner and heart-throb of the 1930s, steps out of his singing shoes to play the mean-minded millionaire Alfred Monroe.

(Colour)

Contributors

Screenplay:
Walter de Leon
Screenplay:
Norman Panama
Screenplay:
Melvin Frank
Songs by:
Frank Loesser
Songs by:
Jimmy McHugh
Director:
Curtis Bernhardt
Pete Hamilton:
Dick Powell
Marjorie Stuart:
Mary Martin
Bubbles Hennessy:
Betty Hutton
Wally Case:
Eddie Bracken
Alfred Monroe:
Rudy Vallee
J.M. Smith:
Clem Bevans
Mrs. Smith:
Mabel Paige
Vespa:
Eric Blore

International Golf: The Open Championship
The closing stages of the final day's play from the links of the Royal Lytham and St. Annes Golf Club
(Colour)

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Cricket: England v. The West Indies: Third Test Match
from Headingley, Leeds
Also in Grandstand
(Colour)

Contributors

Commentary Team (Cricket):
Peter West
Commentary Team (Cricket):
Richie Benaud
Commentary Team (Cricket):
Denis Compton
Commentary Team (Cricket):
Jim Laker
Commentary Team (Cricket):
Colin Milburn
Production Team (Cricket):
Nick Hunter
Production Team (Cricket):
Philip Lewis

with Percy Thrower

One of the difficulties surrounding tonight's subject is: what is a weed? Percy Thrower describes it as 'a plant growing in the wrong place.' In some cases this is a matter of taste, and although there may be those gardeners who derive an aesthetic pleasure from large areas of chickweed, most of us will appreciate Percy's hints on the destruction of weeds.
from the Midlands
Percy Thrower writes on page 24
(Colour)

Contributors

Presenter:
Percy Thrower
Producer:
Bill Duncalf
Director:
Kevin Crooks

Great Zoos of the world
A grand tour with Anthony Smith

There are more animals on show in San Diego than anywhere else in the world. It is a rich zoo, yet half of its visitors do not pay an entrance fee. It is in an area that used to be semi-desert, yet it is famous for its tropical vegetation.
Last week's programme looked largely at the entertainment side of the zoo's activities. But there are other aspects of the zoo's work which command attention.

There are only two zoos in the world outside Australia where you can see Koala Bears, and San Diego is one of them. They have to have special food; this is grown in the zoo. They are difficult to keep in captivity. The San Diego Koalas not only thrive but also breed there. And the zoo has had equal success with many other rarities like the Pygmy Chimpanzees, the Proboscis Monkey from Borneo whose remarkable nose becomes longer with age until it reaches well below its chin, the Ruffed Lemur from Madagascar, and a pair of rare marsupials-Tasmanian Devils.
(From the South and West)
(Colour)

Contributors

Presenter:
Anthony Smith
Producer:
Barry Paine
Series Editor:
Nicholas Crocker

by Honore de Balzac
Dramatised in four parts by David Turner

Vautrin has been arrested. With his last assets Goriot has bought a house for Delphine and Eugene, but Delphine's husband, Baron von Nucingen, has threatened her with imprisonment.
(Colour)

Contributors

Author:
Honore de Balzac
Dramatised by:
David Turner
Lighting:
Dennis Channon
Costumes:
Verena Coleman
Designer:
Michael Young
Producer:
David Conroy
Director:
Paddy Russell
Mme. Vauquer:
Pat Nye
Poiret:
Michael Bilton
Mile Michonneau:
Cynthia Etherington
Bianchon:
David Weston
Sylvie:
Patsy Rowlands
Messenger:
Barry Wade
Eugene:
David Dundas
Goriot:
Michael Goodliffe
Delphine:
June Ritchie
Anastasie:
Angela Browne
Mme. de Beauseant:
Moira Redmond
Steward:
Roderick Jones
Yvette:
Angela Bevan
Therese:
Elizabeth Digby-Smith
Comte de Restaud:
William Dexter
Priest:
John Rae

James Cameron's own series of documentary films
When God created Heaven and Earth he then produced the State of Texas, and in it-Houston: this rich place with its feet buried in the oil below and its hands now groping among the stars
Tonight James Cameron visits Houston, the multi-million-dollar headquarters of America's Manned Space programme, and travels the long trail to their science-fiction launch pad on the Florida coast. As each multi-million-dollar step takes the technologists nearer to their goal the magic disappears, the wonders become commonplace. In the past visitors have always asked How Big? How Far? How Much?... Nobody Ever Asks Why
In this remarkable film Cameron, unlike any other reporter who has visited this awe-inspiring place, does ask Why-and he asks it frequently. The answers are disturbing.
(Colour)

Contributors

Presenter:
James Cameron
Producer:
Richard Marquand
Director:
Don Fairservice

Written by Barry Humphries and Ian Davidson
Starring Barry Humphries

Mr. Humphries' guests include: Mr. Arthur Mullard, Miss Ann Lancaster, Mr. Ray Barrett, Miss Irene Richmond and Mrs. Edna Everage and a host of other
'Strangers in the Night' chosen by Mr. Humphries from his bihemispheric repertoire
(Colour)

Contributors

Writer:
Barry Humphries
Writer:
Ian Davidson
Music:
Ken Jones
Wardrobe:
Penny Lowe
Make-up:
Sylvia James
Lighting:
Dennis Channon
Sound:
Adrian Bishop-Laggett
Designer:
Roger Murray-Leach
Director:
David O'Clee
Producer:
Dennis Main Wilson
Comedian:
Barry Humphries
[Actor]:
Arthur Mullard
[Actress]:
Ann Lancaster
[Actor]:
Ray Barrett
[Actress]:
Irene Richmond

In which about 150 people of varied ages, outlook, and opinions look at-and freely discuss-sculpture by William Tucker. He teaches at Leeds University, and his tall, abstract constructions in drainpipe-like glass-fibre tubes are on view at the Tate Gallery as well as other museums. After the discussion the sculptor gives his reaction to comments.
Referee, Paddy Feeny

(Colour)

Contributors

Panellist:
William Tucker
Referee:
Paddy Feeny
Audience selected by:
Martin Hoyle
Production assistant:
Robin Drake
Producer:
John King

Starring Gregory Peck, Robert Mitchum, Polly Bergen, Martin Balsam, Telly Savalas

A lawyer and his family face a campaign of terror by an ex-convict seeking revenge.

Contributors

Screenplay:
James R. Webb
Based on the novel "The Executioners" by:
John D. MacDonald
Director:
J. Lee Thompson
Producer:
Sy Bartlett
Sam Bowden:
Gregory Peck
Max Cady:
Robert Mitchum
Peggy Bowden:
Polly Bergen
Nancy Bowden:
Lori Martin
Mark Dutton:
Martin Balsam
Dave Grafton:
Jack Kruschen
Charles Sievers:
Telly Savalas
Diane Taylor:
Barrie Chase

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