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Starring Edward G. Robinson, Margaret O'Brien
with 'Butch' Jenkins, James Craig, Agnes Moorehead

The day-to-day life in a warm-hearted Norwegian-American community in Wisconsin, seen through the eyes of a 7-year-old girl.

(This Week's Films: page 9)


Roy Rowland
Martinius Jacobson:
Edward G. Robinson
Selma Jacobson:
Margaret O'Brien
Arnold Hanson:
'Butch' Jenkins
Nels Halverson:
James Craig
Viola Johnson:
Frances Gifford
Bruna Jacobson:
Agnes Moorehead

Four films which concentrate on a few hours of intense activity.

As far as BBC Television News was concerned, the morning of 5 May 1971 was just an ordinary day: Mrs Muscutt was to appear before a Birmingham Education Committee, Tom Jackson was to hold a press conference about the findings of the Committee of Enquiry into the Postal Strike, and Willy Brandt was flying to London.
But on this day too, seven film cameras descended on different parts of the news operation. To see how the reporters gathered the news, to see how the Editor of the day handled the news, to see what it was like to be in the news, and how all combine to make 20 minutes of Television News.


Mike Wooller
Tim King

Champion of Champions
Tonight's match is the decider between Denis Mercer of Reddish (yellow) and Jack Everitt of Willenhall (red) who, at the moment, are equal on points. North v the Midlands in this exciting Final from the Crown Green of the Waterloo Hotel, Blackpool
Introduced by Stuart Hall


Stuart Hall
Denis Mercer
Jack Everitt
Harry Rigby
Ray Lakeland

A personal view by Kenneth Clark

'The smile of reason... it seems to us shallow - we've got into deep water in the last 50 years;... but it didn't preclude some strongly held beliefs - belief in natural law, belief in justice, in toleration, in humanitarianism.'
The sensible, sophisticated men and women who met in the salons of 18th-century Paris wanted to change society. In the end they got more of a change than they had bargained for. The polite reunions in those elegant salons became precursors of revolutionary politics.
Kenneth Clark's theme takes him from great palaces like Blenheim and Versailles, to Edinburgh and to the hills of Virginia, where Thomas Jefferson made his home in the 1760s.
(Book £4.75, paperback £2.25: see p58)


Kenneth Clark
Michael Gill
Peter Montagnon

by Jane Austen
A second chance to see this dramatisation in six parts by Denis Constanduros

Mr Elton has returned to High-bury with his bride. Her affectation has aroused Emma's instant dislike. Mr Knightley and Emma have disagreed about Jane Fairfax who has been taken up by Mrs Elton.


Jane Austen
Dramatised by:
Denis Constanduros

Introduced by Sheridan Morley

Michael Caine comments on his latest film Pulp, the follow-up to his successful thriller Get Carter. Shaft himself, Richard Roundtree, talks about his role in the sequel, Shaft's Big Score, going on general release next week.

The 1972 Edinburgh Film Festival which starts tomorrow is previewed by Chris Cook.

Philip Jenkinson shows more vintage film clips requested by viewers.


Sheridan Morley
Philip Jenkinson
Michael Caine
Richard Roundtree
Chris Cook
Barry Brown
Rowan Ayers

Starring Van Heflin, Evelyn Keyes
with John Maxwell

A corrupt, ambitious policeman begins an affair with a lonely housewife who reports a prowler at her home. When he learns that she stands to inherit a substantial sum in the event of her husband's death, he begins to plan the perfect murder...
Van Heflin gives a fine performance as the crooked cop in this suspenseful melodrama, an early work of distinguished director Joseph Losey.
(This Week's Films: page 9)


Hugo Butler
From a story by:
Robert Thoeren
From a story by:
Hans Wilhelm
Sam Spiegel
Joseph Losey
Webb Garwood:
Van Heflin
Susan Gilvray:
Evelyn Keyes
Bud Crocker:
John Maxwell
Mrs Crocker:
Katherine Warren
William Gilvray:
Emerson Treacy
Martha Gilvray:
Madge Blake
Dr James:
Wheaton Chambers
Robert Osterloh

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