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Starring George Montgomery, Ellen Drew
with Philip Reed, Noah Beery Jr

An exciting Western with George Montgomery as the nephew of the legendary frontiersman.
Acting as scout for a westbound wagon train, Davy uncovers a treacherous plot and wards off marauding Indians.

Contributors

Screenplay:
Richard Schayer
Producer:
Edward Small
Director:
Lew Landers
Davy Crockett:
George Montgomery
Frances:
Ellen Drew
Red Hawk:
Philip Reed
Tex:
Noah Beery Jr
Ben:
Paul Guilfoyle
Capt Weightman:
Addison Richards

at Goldington Road, Bedford
Introduced by Cliff Morgan

Bedford, one of the season's most successful English club sides, went undefeated in their first 12 fixtures under the captaincy of Pat Briggs and with Budge Rogers to assist them. Today they face Bristol, stalwarts of West Country Rugby, whose international representation has been impressive.

Contributors

Presenter:
Cliff Morgan
Captain (Bedford):
Pat Briggs
Vice-captain (Bedford):
Budge Rogers
Producer:
Alan Mouncer

Is the Law an Ass? asks Professor Francis Camps in this series of highly personal films.

Prostitution - pornography - drugs - driving - are all fields in which the law has failed to achieve satisfactory results.
Professor Camps, the well-known pathologist who has worked on many famous murder cases, is highly critical of some of the laws that govern our daily lives. He believes there are many instances where they achieve the opposite result to that intended.
(Postponed from 18 October 1969)

Contributors

Presenter:
Professor Francis Camps
Executive Producer:
Anthony de Lotbiniere
Director:
Anthony Searle

Buddy Rich and his Orchestra
Special guests: Annie Ross, Jon Hendricks

Acclaimed the world over as the greatest big-band drummer of all time, Buddy Rich has certainly earned this reputation. His career began at the age of 18 months when he appeared in his parents' vaudeville act; took him through the drum chairs of most of the major swing bands - Bunny Berigan, Artie Shaw, Harry James, and Tommy Dorsey - and today sees him leading a dynamic, youthful band whose average age must be half that of its leader.
The audience in tonight's show includes most of Britain's top professional drummers enjoying a real 'busman's holiday.'

Contributors

Musicians:
Buddy Rich and his Orchestra
Singer:
Annie Ross
Singer:
Jon Hendricks
Sound:
Graham Haines
Lighting:
Hugh Cartwright
Design:
Paul Munting
Production:
Terry Henebery
on BBC Two England

The weekly arts magazine presented by James Mossman

Twelve World Premieres: Today the winning play of the 15th National Student Drama Festival is announced in Manchester from a short list of 13. Twelve are home-grown world premieres.
Review looks at the offerings from York, Keele, and New College (London), and talks to judges, authors, and participants.

Portrait of a Rebel: Ten years ago this week the French writer Albert Camus was killed in a car crash. Author of The Outsider, The Plague, The Rebel, and The Fall, he was one of Europe's most influential and individual artists who, as an atheist, struggled to uphold his faith in man's ability to work out his own salvation.
[Featuring] Romain Gary, Heinrich Boll, Alfred Knopf, Catherine Sellers
With Alan Dobie, Victor Henry

Contributors

Presenter/Editor:
James Mossman
Interviewee (Portrait of a Rebel):
Romain Gary
Interviewee (Portrait of a Rebel):
Heinrich Boll
Interviewee (Portrait of a Rebel):
Alfred Knopf
Interviewee (Portrait of a Rebel):
Catherine Sellers
Actor (Portrait of a Rebel):
Alan Dobie
Actor (Portrait of a Rebel):
Victor Henry
Producer:
Darrol Blake
Producer:
Christopher Martin
Producer:
Peter Adam

by Michael Arlen
A Tale of the Twenties dramatised by Gerald Savory
with Jennifer Daniel, Clare Kelly, Simon Oates, David Langton, Philip Bond

A tragic tale of a beautiful and innocent girl who, through a chance encounter and an act of kindness, is caught up in a divorce that promises to have scandalous repercussions on those in the Mayfair smart set.

Contributors

Author:
Michael Arlen
Dramatised by:
Gerald Savory
Title music:
Ron Grainer
Costumes:
Charles Knode
Script editor:
Andrew Brown
Designer:
Marilyn Taylor
Producer:
Harry Moore
Director:
Philip Dudley
Stanley:
Stan Hollingsworth
Rupert:
Philip Bond
Muriel:
Brenda Kaye
Edith:
Ann Penfold
Jenny:
Mary Clubb
Lily Christine:
Jennifer Daniel
Ivor:
Simon Oates
Coghill:
Esmond Webb
Sempel:
Enid Irvin
Hermione:
Rosemary Donnelly
Gemma:
Jennifer Croxton
Puffin:
Adrian Rondeau
Scobie:
Robin John
Ambiatradi:
David Langton
Mrs Abbey:
Clare Kelly
Miss Leftbridge:
Elizabeth Broom

The award-winning series returns for the second of two special programmes with highlights from past programmes.
This week featuring items from David Ackles, Jimmy Campbell, Hollies, Honeybus, Jethro Tull, Love Affair, Clodagh Rodgers, Samson

Contributors

Singer:
David Ackles
Singer:
Jimmy Campbell
Musicians:
null Hollies
Musicians:
null Honeybus
Musicians:
Jethro Tull
Musicians:
Love Affair
Singer:
Clodagh Rodgers
Musicians:
null Samson
Production:
Steve Turner

Starring Spencer Tracy
with Jeffrey Hunter, Pat O'Brien, Basil Rathbone

A veteran political boss (Spencer Tracy) persuades his young journalist nephew to cover his last campaign. Director John Ford is in his element with this story of Irish-American politics in a New England town.

Contributors

Screenplay:
Frank Nugent
Based on the novel by:
Edwin O'Connor
Produced and directed by:
John Ford
Skeffington:
Spencer Tracy
Adam Caulfield:
Jeffrey Hunter
John German:
Pat O'Brien
Norman Cass Sr:
Basil Rathbone
The Cardinal:
Donald Crisp
Cuke Gillen:
James Gleason

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