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Starring Rock Hudson, Cyd Charisse
with Arthur Kennedy, Leif Erickson

On the Pacific route from the South Seas to Mexico a young but embittered skipper makes a living sailing an ancient brigantine.
(This Week's Films: page 9)

Contributors

Director:
Joseph Pevney
Bell:
Rock Hudson
Charlotte:
Cyd Charisse
Ramsay:
Arthur Kennedy
Hutton:
Leif Erickson
Yancey:
Charles McGraw
Butterfield:
Ernest Truex
Wiggins:
Richard Haydn

A hazardous journey along the upper reaches of the Orinoco to one of the most inaccessible tribes on earth - the Maquiritare. This is their story and the story of the delicately balanced relationship between these proud, reserved and suspicious people, and Hermann Schlenker who filmed this unique record of their lives.
It shows too how dangerous it becomes when so precarious a relationship turns sour.

Contributors

Narrator:
Gary Watson
Filmed by:
Hermann Schlenker
Presented by:
Colin Luke
Executive Producer:
Brian Branston

Introduced by Cliff Morgan
One of the most interesting facets of the RFU Centenary is the invitation sent to 24 of the world's greatest players to play four matches in England.
The touring party includes such names as Meads from New Zealand, de Villiers from South Africa, Villepreux from France, Davis from Australia, and Qoro from Fiji, and is led by the All-Black Captain Brian Lochore.
Commentator at Birkenhead Park, Bill McLaren

Contributors

Presenter:
Cliff Morgan
Commentator:
Bill McLaren
Director:
Bill Taylor
Series Producer:
Alan Mouncer

An icon - the Greek word for image - can be worshipped, forged, hoarded for gain or sold all the way from the Mediterranean to the Pacific.
This documentary is a remarkable record, filmed all over the world, of images expressing Greek Orthodox beliefs which have now found new favour as works of art.

Produced and directed by Basil Maros for the Bavarian Television Service and the BBC

Contributors

Writer:
Charles Haldeman
Narrator:
Michael Elliott
Producer/Director:
Basil Maros

by Julian Mitchell
[Starring] Glenda Jackson as Elizabeth I
[with] Ronald Hines as Burghley, Robert Hardy as Leicester, Stephen Murray as Walsingham
with Michael Williams and Margaretta Scott

Contributors

Writer:
Julian Mitchell
Costumes:
Elizabeth Waller
Make-up:
Dawn Alcock
Sound:
Brian Hales
Lighting:
Robert Wright
Music:
David Munrow
Designer:
Peter Seddon
Producer:
Roderick Graham
Director:
Richard Martin
Elizabeth I:
Glenda Jackson
Court Official:
James Urquhart
Fenelon:
John Hughes
Burghley:
Ronald Hines
Earl of Leicester:
Robert Hardy
Hatton:
Bernard Horsfall
Sussex:
John Shrapnel
Walsingham, Secretary to the Council:
Stephen Murray
Lettice Knollys:
Angela Thorne
Lady Cobham:
Jill Balcon
'Dwarf' Elizabeth:
Mary Patricia Finn
Catherine de Medici, Queen Dowager of France:
Margaretta Scott
Dwarf 'Leicester':
Albert Horton
Simier:
James Laurenson
Duke of Alencon, son of Catherine de Medici:
Michael Williams
Jacques:
Leslie Lawton
Preacher:
Kenton Moore

How much does the news you see on the telly or in the papers tell you what is really going on? What are the faults in the system that make Private Eye in the words of Lord Gnome 'an essential link in the fabric of democracy'?
Richard Ingrams looks back over his week

Contributors

Presenter:
Richard Ingrams
Editor:
Rowan Ayers

Freddie Jones reads "The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar" by Edgar Allan Poe

'The lower jaw fell with an audible jerk, disclosing in full the swollen and blackened tongue. No member of the party then present had been unaccustomed to death-bed horrors; but so hideous beyond conception was the appearance of M. Valdemar at this moment, that there was a general shrinking back from the bed.'

Contributors

Author:
Edgar Allan Poe
Storyteller:
Freddie Jones
Producer:
Will Wyatt

Starring Richard Todd, Jean Peters

In tonight's film Richard Todd portrays Peter Marshall, the Scot who was Chaplain to the US Senate and whose 'tart morsels of thought' were often quoted by the press.
(This Week's Films: page 9)

Contributors

Director:
Henry Koster
Peter Marshall:
Richard Todd
Catherine Marshal:
Jean Peters
Miss Fowler:
Marjorie Rambeau
Mrs Findlay:
Jill Esmond
Senator Harvey:
Les Tremayne
Mr Peyton:
Robert Burton
Mrs Peyton:
Gladys Hurlbut
Col Whiting:
Richard Garrick
Barbara:
Gloria Gordon
Peter John Marshall:
Billy Chapin

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