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Reporters Jeremy James, Jeanne La Chard, John Pitman, Jack Pizzey, Desmond Wilcox, Harold Williamson

This week: Bombay Superstar
Nothing succeeds like excess in the Indian film industry. In Bombay, Hollywood of the East, a new, noisy, colourful feature film is churned out every three days. Heroic heroes battle furiously with villainous villains - everything is larger than life, including Rajesh Khanna, Bombay's superstar.
Jack Pizzey and a Man Alive film team watched Rajesh dancing through love scenes beneath the Himalayan snows, plotting his way through the intrigues of the Bombay film world, and at home with his 15-year-old wife: when he married in March millions of Indian girls were heart-broken.
'I have to time-pass...': pages 6-7

Contributors

Subject:
Rajesh Khanna
Reporter:
Jack Pizzey
Producer:
Jenny Barraclough
Editor:
Adam Clapham

by children from abroad
Ruwan Punchihewa from Sri Lanka (Ceylon) is at school in England. His father is a tea-planter and 'Punchi' was quick to tell Esther Rantzen that Ceylon tea is the best in the world - his father's the best in Ceylon.

Contributors

Interviewer:
Esther Rantzen
Interviewee:
Ruwan Punchihewa

Starring Spencer Tracy, Robert Wagner, Richard Widmark, Jean Peters

This western classic stars Spencer Tracy in one of his great roles, as Matt Devereaux, a ruthless cattle baron who has built an empire and raised four sons to follow in his footsteps. In conflict with mining interests which pollute his water supply, Devereaux finds his family divided against itself...

This Week's Films: page 9

Contributors

Director:
Edward Dmytryk
Matt Devereaux:
Spencer Tracy
Joe Devereaux:
Robert Wagner
Ben:
Richard Widmark
Barbara:
Jean Peters
Senora Devereaux:
Katy Jurado
Mike Devereaux:
Hugh O'Brian
Two Moons:
Eduard Franz
Denny Devereaux:
Earl Holliman
The Governor:
E.G. Marshall
Clem Lawton:
Carl Benton Reid
Van Cleve:
Philip Ober
Mac Andrews:
Robert Burton

Six programmes on the civilisations of Turkey
Written and introduced by John Julius Norwich

This week Lord Norwich traces the transformation of an empire. Constantine the Great not only made the Roman into a Christian Empire; he also moved his capital from Rome to the city that took his name, Constantinople.
This programme traces the transition from the Roman grandeur of Ephesus to the Byzantine splendour of St Sophia in Istanbul, for many centuries the largest Christian building in the world.

Contributors

Writer/Presenter:
John Julius Norwich
Producer:
David Cheshire

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