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Starring Anne Baxter, Rock Hudson
with Julia Adams, Natalie Wood

The colourful decor and the boisterous atmosphere of the boom town casinos at the turn of the century make an ideal background to this romantic saga in which two girls fight for the hand of a handsome young gambler.
This Week's Films: page 9

Contributors

Director:
Jerry Hopper
Tacey Cromwell:
Anne Baxter
Clint Saunders:
Rock Hudson
Judith Watrous:
Julia Adams
Seely:
Natalie Wood
Nugget:
Barry Curtis
Macbain:
William Hopper
Senator Watrous:
Carl B. Reid
Kate:
Vici Raaf
Flo:
Fay Morley

Ronnie Robson is a rural postman whose daily round takes him to the Highside, a remote part of Yorkshire. He always wanted to be a postman - his father was one in the same area. Ronnie writes a column in the Ripon Gazette about life on the Highside which his 'customers' read. Highsiders are used to a hard life. Ronnie is their link. He brings them post, news and, very often, a helping hand.

Contributors

Subject:
Ronnie Robson
Producer:
Jennifer Jeremy

A series featuring a selection of BBC tv programmes viewers have particularly asked to see again.
Today: featuring the 44-strong James Last Orchestra and Chorus in a programme of their highly individual music recorded during James Last's successful tour of Great Britain earlier this year.

Contributors

Musicians/Singers:
James Last Orchestra and Chorus
Designer:
Martin Collins
Producer:
James Moir

by Alberto Moravia
A second chance to see this dramatisation in four parts by Ray Lawler
Starring Margaret Whiting

During the Allied advance towards Rome, Cesira took Rosetta to her parents' village. Finding it deserted, they rested in the church where they were discovered and attacked by Moroccan soldiers.

Contributors

Author:
Alberto Moravia
Dramatised by:
Ray Lawler
Cesira:
Margaret Whiting

A personal view by J. Bronowski

"To our bodies turne we then, that so Weake men on love reveal'd may looke;
Love's mysteries in soules do grow,
But yet the body is his booke"
(John Donne)

Strangely, it is the sciences of mathematics and physics that have revolutionised biology in our own century and brought a new precision to our understanding of life.
Dr Bronowski follows the story from the quiet experiments of Gregor Mendel to the awesome, and perhaps dangerous, power that our unravelling of the code of inheritance has given us. He argues that we should see sex as the gift that preserves the diversity of human individuality.

(Linked with this series in The Listener: a 13-part pre-publication of Bronowski's The Ascent of Man)
(Colour)

Contributors

Presenter:
J. Bronowski
Series Cameraman:
Nat Crosby
Series Cameraman:
John Else
Producer:
Dick Gilling
Series Editor:
Adrian Malone

Starring William Powell, Myrna Loy
with Maureen O'Sullivan

When a prominent inventor disappears in mysterious circumstances, his daughter persuades Nick Charles to take the case - a case which leads Nick and his wife Nora through a series of crazy and exciting escapades.
This Week's Films: page 9

Contributors

Director:
W.S. Van Dyke
Nick:
William Powell
Nora:
Myrna Loy
Dorothy:
Maureen O'Sullivan
Guild:
Nat Pendleton
Mimi:
Minna Gombell
Wynant:
Edward Ellis
MacCaulay:
Porter Hall
Chris:
Cesar Romero
Nunheim:
Harold Huber
Gilbert:
Willlam Henry
Julia Wolf:
Natalie Moorhead
Morelli:
Edward Brophy
Tanner:
Cyril Thornton
Himself:
null Asta

Starring Joel McCrea, Fay Wray

Fate takes big-game hunter Robert Rainsford to the tropical island lair of an even greater enthusiast for the chase, with bizarre tastes as to the quarry.
This Week's Films: page 9

Contributors

Producer/Director:
Ernest B. Schoedsack
Producer/Director:
Irving Pichel
Robert Rainsford:
Joel McCrea
Eve Trowbridge:
Fay Wray
Count Zaroff:
Leslie Banks
Martin Trowbridge:
Robert Armstrong
Tartar servant:
Steve Clemento
Tartar servant:
Noble Johnson

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