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Starring Jean Kent
with James Donald, Hugh Sinclair, Bill Owen

"Trottie True was the toast of the music-halls/till a Gaiety Girl she became/She dazzled the Lords who sat in the stalls/and won herself wealth and acclaim."

Based on a novel by Caryl Brahms and S.J. Simon, Jean Kent stars as Trottie in this colourful musical set in London at the turn of the century.
(This Week's Films: page 9)

Contributors

Based on a novel by:
Caryl Brahms
Based on a novel by:
S.J. Simon
Screenplay:
C. Denis Freeman
Producer:
Hugh Stewart
Director:
Brian Desmond Hurst
Trottie True:
Jean Kent
Lord Landon:
James Donald
Maurice Beckenham:
Hugh Sinclair
Joe Jugg:
Bill Owen
Bouncie:
Lana Morris
Sid Skinner:
Andrew Crawford
Marquis of Maidenhead:
Michael Medwin
Duchess of Wellwater:
Irene Browne
Mrs True:
Joan Young
Mr True:
Harold Scott

Four films in which Edwin Mullins looks at Art - the people who collect it the people who create it and the people who cash in.

Who are the patrons now? The old relationship between artist and patron has broken down. The artist is freer now than he's ever been. But this new liberty brings its problems. Who is the artist working for today? And does anyone care?

Contributors

Presenter:
Edwin Mullins
Producer:
Christopher Martin

by Guy de Maupassant
Dramatised in five parts by Robert Muller

Georges Duroy allowed Madeleine to accept Vaudrec's legacy provided he received half for himself. M Walter is giving a large reception to exhibit his newly acquired painting 'Jesus Walking on the Waters.'

Contributors

Author:
Guy de Maupassant
Dramatised by:
Robert Muller
Script Editor:
Lennox Phillips
Producer:
Martin Lisemore
Director:
John Davies
Georges Duroy:
Robin Ellis
Madeleine:
Suzanne Neve
M Walter:
John Bryans
Mme Walter:
Margaret Courtenay
Suzanne:
Wendy Allnutt
Rose:
Penny Thomas
M Laroche-Mathieu:
Michael Gover
Norbert de Varenne:
Peter Sallis
Jacques Rival:
Garfield Morgan
Tattle:
Arthur Pentelow
Clotilde:
Elvi Hale
M de Marelle:
Clifford Parrish
Marquis de Cazolles:
Peter Winslow-Wilson
Manservant:
Maurice Quick
Boisrenard:
Robert Sansom
Commissaire Delorme:
Charles Morgan
Bishop:
Arthur Blake

The Siege of Paris and the Commune 1870-1871
Written by Alistair Horne
Narrated by Marius Goring

A hundred years ago the bloodiest revolution in French history was finally crushed. Besieged first by Prussian armies under Bismarck, Parisians came near to starvation, eating rats from the gutters and eventually animals from the Zoo. Paris, the fount of western civilisation, was isolated for seven months when her only means of communication was by balloon or pigeon post.
Having endured the rigours of the siege, Parisians were then subjected to the horrors of civil war. The left-wing revolution of the Paris Commune was the climax to a Terrible Year.
(Getting the news out of besieged Paris: page 8)

Contributors

Writer:
Alistair Horne
Narrator:
Marius Goring
Producer:
Julia Cave
Executive Producer:
Paul Johnstone

Starring Kenneth Williams and The Young Generation
Guest artists Nina, Nino Frediani
Alyn Ainsworth and his Orchestra

(Kenneth Williams is in "Captain Brassbound's Conversion" at the Cambridge Theatre, London; The Young Generation are in "Meet Me in London" at the Adelphi Theatre)

Contributors

Comedian/Presenter/Script:
Kenneth Williams
Singers/Dancers:
The Young Generation
Singer:
null Nina
Juggler:
Nino Frediani
Musicians:
Alyn Ainsworth and his Orchestra
The Young Generation choreography:
Douglas Squires
Design:
Roger Lowe
Direction:
John Street
Production:
Stewart Morris

by Marcel Ayme
Sian Phillips reads "The Walker-Through-Walls"

Dutilleul was a man with an extraordinary gift: he was able to walk through walls. Being also a modest man, he first used his talent only when his new boss provoked him. From then on, every wall was a challenge, bringing adventure, riches, love and finally disaster.

Contributors

Author:
Marcel Ayme
Storyteller:
Sian Phillips
Producer:
Will Wyatt

Starring Richard Widmark and Richard Basehart

Major Cargill (Richard Basehart) has a reputation for courage and it is hard to believe that while a prisoner of war he collaborated with the North Koreans.
(This Week's Films: page 9)

Contributors

Director:
Karl Malden
Col Edwards:
Richard Widmark
Major Cargill:
Richard Basehart
Corporal Evans:
Dolores Michaels
Mrs Cargill:
June Lockhart
General Connors:
Carl Benton Reid
Sergeant Baker:
Martin Balsam
Lieutenant George Miller:
Rip Torn
Mike:
Alan Dexter
Captain Joe Connors:
Yale Wexler
Lieutenant Harvey:
Manning Ross

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