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Starring Ian Carmichael, Joan Greenwood , Cecil Parker

While the commander of a remote military installation in the Scottish Highlands is abroad on his last mission before retirement, his wife decides to supplement his pension by taking in some paying guests.

Philip Jenkinson writes: "Not unlike Further Up the Creek (made four years earlier in 1958) this ingenious comedy rejoices in a hand-picked cast of sit-com players and a lively if stagey script. The late Dennis Price excels, and Joan Greenwood has rarely been more alluringly husky. I wonder why it was called The Amorous Mister Prawn in the US?"


Anthony Kimmins
Nicholas Phipps
Leslie Gilliat
Lady Fitzadam:
Joan Greenwood
General Fitzadam:
Cecil Parker
Cpl Sidney Green:
Ian Carmichael
Larry Hoffman:
Robert Beatty
Dennis Price
Suzie Tidmarsh:
Liz Fraser
Biddy O'Hara:
Bridget Armstrong
Willie Maltravers:
Derek Nimmo
Albert Higgins:
Harry Locke
Sam Goulansky:
Robert Nichols
Roddy McMillan
Parade Sgt Major:
Ex-RSM Brittain
Sgt of Guard:
Patrick Jordan
Sgt at exchange:
Godfrey James
First operator:
Gerald Sim
Second operator:
Geoffrey Bayldon

An entertainment for children with Brian Cant , Toni Arthur David Wood , Jonathan Cohen Spike Heatley , Alan Rushton
The Bold Bad Bus, a book of rhyming stories from Play Away: 11.60


Brian Cant
Toni Arthur
David Wood
Jonathan Cohen
Spike Heatley
Alan Rushton
Christine Secombe

A series featuring a selection of BBCtv programmes viewers have particularly asked to see again.
Today, another chance to see this young American virtuoso pianist in his debut recital on BBCtv.
He introduces and plays Liszt's formidably difficult Don Juan Fantasy and music in a subtler vein: Schubert's Sonata in A minor, Op 143, and Fountains at the Villa d'Este by Liszt. His own transcription of Bernstein's Candide Overture makes an unusual start to the programme.
Director RODNEY greenberg

The International Championship 1973-74
Wales v Scotland France v Ireland
Last season's Championship was inconclusive with each country winning its home matches. Today sees the start of a new International series in which the Welsh will wish to re-establish the dominance they have enjoyed in the recent past by avenging last year's defeat by the Scots. Ireland travel to Paris in search of their fourth successive victory over the French.
Commentators BILL MCLAREN in Cardiff and NIGEL STARMER-SMITH in Paris
Director in Cardiff dewi GRIFFITHS
The match in Paris presented by the French Television Service Series producer BILL TAYLOR


Bill McLaren
Nigel Starmer-Smith
Bill Taylor

A topical arts magazine
Introduced by Melvyn Bragg
The first TV appearance of a newly formed trio which combines three of the finest British jazz saxophonists - JOHN SURMAN (baritone), MIKE OSBOURNE (alto) and ALAN SKIDMORE (tenor). IAN CARR , author of the book Music Outside, talks about the state of British jazz: ' a perpetual Cinderella of the arts.'
The Landscape of Britain
EDWIN MULLINS reviews the current exhibition at the Tate Gallery: a survey of the art of landscape painting 1750-1850, ranging from the figures of Turner and Constable to lesser-known artists.
The Writers' Action Group aims to achieve a trade union of writers whose livelihood, they claim, is severely curtailed by the public library system. BRIGID BROPHY, W.A.G.'s founder, will discuss the scheme, and their immediate plans to ' storm Parliament.'
Producers TONY CASH, KARL FRANCIS Studio director BEN REA
Assistant editor TONY STAVEACRE Editor BILL MORTON


Introduced By:
Melvyn Bragg
John Surman
Mike Osbourne
Alan Skidmore
Ian Carr
Tony Staveacre
Bill Morton

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