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starring Tommy Kelly, May Robson, Walter Brennan

A warm-hearted film version of Mark Twain's well-loved classic of boyhood in bygone days. In his picture of Tom - the boy who is always in trouble - Mark Twain looks back nostalgically on his own childhood, a period when the days seemed endless, sunny, and full of interest.

(Colour)

Contributors

Author:
Mark Twain
Producer:
David O. Selznick
Director:
Norman Taurog
Tom Sawyer:
Tommy Kelly
Huckleberry Finn:
Jackie Moran
Aunt Polly:
May Robson
Muff Potter:
Walter Brennan
Injun Joe:
Victor Jory
Becky Thatcher:
Ann Gillis

with Percy Thrower from Grayswood Hill, Surrey
As well as a further look at the many varieties of trees and shrubs for which this garden is noted, Percy Thrower plants bulbs for spring and autumn flowering.
(from BBC Midlands)
(Colour)

Contributors

Presenter:
Percy Thrower
Produced and directed by:
Bill Duncalf

Introduced by Cliff Morgan

Last Thursday the 30 selected members of the sixth 'Springboks' touring party arrived in England prior to the commencement of their 25-match schedule. Tonight's programme introduces the personalities, including skipper Dawie de Villiers (above), and illustrates the talents of the international team now acknowledged as second only in the world to the mighty All-Blacks of New Zealand.

(Colour)

Contributors

Presenter:
Cliff Morgan
Skipper (South Africa):
Dawie de Villiers
Series producer:
Alan Mouncer

A Chronicle special
Did an earthquake like the one experienced by Sir Arthur Evans, while excavating at Knossos, destroy the sophisticated Minoan civilisation of Crete?
Archaeologists have discovered evidence on the nearby island of Santorini - and a possible connection with the legend of Atlantis.
Introduced by Magnus Magnusson
(Colour)

Contributors

Presenter:
Magnus Magnusson
Director:
Julia Cave
Producer:
Paul Johnstone

Woody Herman and his Orchestra playing the sounds of today
Woody Herman, one of the few remaining giants of Big Band jazz, departs from his familiar sounds this year with a band built around the brilliant arrangements of Richard Evans, a young musician formerly involved in pop music. Woody and Richard have worked together on an entirely new concept in big band writing which points the way to a marriage of the worlds of pop and big band music.
Film interviews by Benny Green

(Colour)

Contributors

Musicians:
Woody Herman and his Orchestra
Interviewer:
Benny Green
Film Cameraman:
Bill Munn
Film Editor:
Ron Fry
Lighting:
Geoff Shaw
Sound:
James Cole
Designer:
John Burrowes
Production:
Terry Henebery

by Donald Wilson
Starring John Neville, Susan Hampshire, Margaret Tyzack and John Standing

Monmouth, the hope of the Protestant rebels, was defeated by John Churchill at Sedgemoor.
(Repeated: Friday, 8.25 pm)
(Colour)

Contributors

Writer/Producer:
Donald Wilson
Lighting:
Ritchie Richardson
Costumes:
Joan Ellacott
Designer:
Spencer Chapman
Director:
David Giles
Sarah Churchill:
Susan Hampshire
Duke of Monmouth:
James Kerry
James II:
John Westbrook
Rochester:
John Ringham
Halifax:
Austin Trevor
Sidney Godolphin:
John Standing
Bishop Compton:
George Merritt
Earl of Danby:
Arthur Pentelow
Sunderland:
John Humphry
John Churchill:
John Neville
Mrs Jennings:
Daphne Heard
Barillon:
David March
Louis XIV:
Robert Robinson
George of Denmark:
Roger Mutton
Princess Anne:
Margaret Tyzack
Princess Mary:
Lisa Daniely
Prince of Orange:
Alan Rowe
Bentinck:
Roger Booth
Queen Mary:
Sheila Gish
Lady Sunderland:
Lillias Walker
Father Petre:
Douglas Milvain
Earl of Feversham:
John Rapley
Colonel Kirke:
Robert Aldous
Becket:
John Tordoff
An Officer:
David Brook
Jessie:
Maureen Morris
Lord Bruce:
Alan Lee
on BBC Two England

The weekly arts magazine presented by James Mossman

Stubbs: a bit of a mystery: The strange story of George Stubbs, the great 18th-century animal painter, a genius in art and science who had scarcely a word written about him. This film tries to piece together the jigsaw, from a few scraps of written evidence, from facts and rumours, visiting some of the remote places connected with the artist and his work.
Introduced by Basil Taylor

Tidy's World: Monday to Friday, nine to five, cartoonist Bill Tidy sits alone in his office in Southport, laughing at his own jokes. His aim is to draw five cartoons a day, and Review looks over his shoulder.

(Colour)

Contributors

Presenter/editor:
James Mossman
Presenter (Stubbs):
Basil Taylor
Subject/artist (Tidy's World):
Bill Tidy
Director (Stubbs):
Leslie Megahey
Director (Tidy's World):
Tony Staveacre
Producer:
Darrol Blake
Producer:
Christopher Martin
Producer:
Peter Adam

Starring Dorothy McGuire, George Brent, Ethel Barrymore

Somewhere in a small New England community lurks a mentally deranged person who believes that young girls with physical defects are happier dead than alive.

Dorothy McGuire gives a remarkable performance as the mute girl, Helen, in this atmospheric murder mystery set in 1906.

Contributors

Screenplay:
Mel Dinelli
Based on the novel "Some Must Watch" by:
Ethel Lina White
Director:
Robert Siodmak
Producer:
Dore Schary
Helen:
Dorothy McGuire
Professor Warren:
George Brent
Mrs Warren:
Ethel Barrymore
Dr Parry:
Kent Smith
Blanche:
Rhonda Fleming
Steve Warren:
Gordon Oliver
Housekeeper:
Elsa Lanchester

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