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Starring Danny Kaye
with Pier Angeli, Baccaloni, Noel Purcell, Robert Coote

Andrew is a rather timid schoolteacher until he becomes involved with a travelling circus, and discovers a talent as a clown.
(This Week's Films: page 11)

Contributors

Based on a story by:
Paul Gallico
Director:
Michael Kidd
Andrew Larabee:
Danny Kaye
Selena:
Pier Angeli
Antonio Gallini:
null Baccaloni
Matthew Larabee:
Noel Purcell
Dudley Larabee:
Robert Coote
Letitia Fairchild:
Patricia Cutts
Gregory Larabee:
Rex Evans
Mr Fairchild:
Walter Kingsford
Vittorio Gallini:
Peter Mamakos
Giacomo Gallini:
Tommy Rall
Constable:
Rhys Williams

A film of an extraordinary flight from Switzerland into Italy
Described by one of the balloon pilots, Anthony Smith

In August 1963 ten hydrogen balloons assembled in the Swiss village of Murren. They came from Holland, Germany, Austria and England, their pilots determined - if the wind was right - to fly them over some of the most spectacular peaks and glaciers of the Alps.

An Adventure presentation

Contributors

Narrator/Balloon pilot:
Anthony Smith
Producer:
Brian Branston

The National Trust is the third largest landowner in the United Kingdom, led only by the Crown and the Forestry Commission. It owns 359,000 acres of land, its properties include famous gardens, farms, wind- and water-mills, lakes and hills, abbeys, prehistoric and Roman antiquities.
This is a challenging film about its work for all who want Britain to remain a bearable place in which to live.

Contributors

Director:
Lawrence Moore

Max Reinhardt's classic film version of Shakespeare's play, starring Mickey Rooney in a brilliant performance as Puck and James Cagney equally outstanding as Bottom are two of the great successes in this star-studded Hollywood production of the famous tale.

(This Week's Films: page 11)

Contributors

Director:
Max Reinhardt
Director:
William Dieterle
Bottom:
James Cagney
Puck:
Mickey Rooney
Flute:
Joe E. Brown
Quince:
Frank McHugh
Oberon:
Victor Jory
Hermia:
Olivia de Havilland
Lysander:
Dick Powell
Demetrius:
Ross Alexander
Titania:
Anita Louise
Theseus:
Ian Hunter
Egeus:
Grant Mitchell
Philostrate:
Hobart Cavanaugh
Snug:
Dewey Robinson
Snout:
Hugh Herbert
Starveling:
Otis Harlan
Hippolyta:
Verree Teasdale
Helena:
Jean Muir
Mustardseed:
Billy Barty
First Fairy:
Nini Theilade
Ninny's Tomb:
Arthur Treacher

A personal view by Kenneth Clark

In this, the final programme, Kenneth Clark shows how the heroic materialism of the past hundred years has been linked with an equally remarkable increase in humanitarianism. The achievement of engineers and scientists - Brunel and Rutherford, for example - has been matched by that of the great reformers like Wilberforce and Shaftesbury. Kenneth Clark's thoughts on the period in which we are now living take him from the English industrial landscape of the 19th century to the sky-scrapers of contemporary New York, the world of the radio telescope and the exploration of space.
(Book £4.75, paperback £2.25: see p 66)

Contributors

Presenter:
Kenneth Clark
Stills photography director:
Ann Turner
Lighting cameraman:
A. A. Englander
Camera operator:
Kenneth Macmillan
Supervising film editor:
Allan Tyrer
Director/producer:
Michael Gill
Producer:
Peter Montagnon

John McLaughlin (guitar), Billy Cobham (drums), Rick Laird (bass), Jan Hammer (piano), Jerry Goodman (violin)

Contributors

Guitarist (The Mahavishnu Orchestra):
John McLaughlin
Drummer (The Mahavishnu Orchestra):
Billy Cobham
Bassist (The Mahavishnu Orchestra):
Rick Laird
Pianist (The Mahavishnu Orchestra):
Jan Hammer
Violinist (The Mahavishnu Orchestra):
Jerry Goodman
Producer:
Stanley Dorfman

by H.G. Wells
A second chance to see this dramatisation in four parts by Alun Richards

Mr Lewisham was forced to leave Whortley, where he had spent idyllic hours with Ethel Henderson. Three years later he is attending the Normal School of Science in Kensington.

Contributors

Author:
H.G. Wells
Dramatised by:
Alun Richards

Ken Russell directing his latest film Savage Messiah, which opens on Thursday in London, with comments from its star Dorothy Tutin, costume designer Shirley Russell and associate producer Harry Benn.
Also extracts from earlier Ken Russell films: Women in Love, The Music Lovers, The Devils and The Boyfriend.

Contributors

Subject:
Ken Russell
Interviewee:
Dorothy Tutin
Interviewee:
Shirley Russell
Interviewee:
Harry Benn
Interviewer:
Philip Jenkinson
Producer:
Barry Brown
Editor:
Rowan Ayers

Starring Betty Hutton, Eddie Bracken
with William Demarest, Diana Lynn

Trudy Kockenlocker hit her head jitterbugging and can't remember anything except she thinks she married a soldier. Pregnant and with no evidence of a wedding, she tells her childhood sweetheart, Norval Jones, who tries to help - and how!
So begins the story of the wildest of all the Preston Sturges comedies. As well as hilarious performances from the stars, two fugitives from The Great McGinty - Brian Donlevy and Akim Tamiroff - put in guest appearances.

(This Week's Films: page 11)

Contributors

Writer/Director:
Preston Sturges
Norval Jones:
Eddie Bracken
Trudy Kockenlocker:
Betty Hutton
Emmy Kockenlocker:
Diana Lynn
Officer Kockenlocker:
William Demarest
The Judge:
Porter Hall
'McGinty':
Brian Donlevy
'The Boss':
Akim Tamiroff

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