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The last of five programmes All in the Game
Children's play is as varied and as serious to the child as the world of grown-up work is to the adult. Narrated by HUGH DAVID
There are likely to be few parents who will not recognise some situation, or note here and there a familiar parental twitch. (THE GUARDIAN) Film editor ERIC MIVAL
Producer EURFRON GWYNNE JONES

Contributors

Unknown:
Hugh David
Editor:
Eric Mival
Producer:
Eurfron Gwynne

South Seas
Beautiful Bright Flower Aitutaki , Aitutaki,
Beautiful bright flower,
The place where we were born:
Your beauty shines from the sun, the stars and the moon,
With the beauty of our song, like the grace of our dancing,
We bring our love to this land.
Thus ENNI and TITIA welcome us to their island, and give us the Polynesian view of beauty.
Director SUE PUGH

Contributors

Unknown:
Flower Aitutaki
Director:
Sue Pugh

The last film in the Ealing season is a comedy from the studios whose name has become synonymous with comedy, and the first to be made in colour. As the Titfield Thunderbolt roams down the line again, the newsreel recalls headlines of the month when she made her first run.
7.50 Gaumont British News
March 1953: Death of Stalin - Earl Marshal 's Press Conference - British Film Academy Awards.
8.0
The Titfield Thunderbolt starring
Stanley Holloway , George Relph Naunton Wayne , John Greg&on The charming village of Titfield is linked to the nearest town, Mallingford, by a single-track railway of more social than economic importance. Unfortunately, a government decision to nationalise the railways closes the line. The outraged Titfield residents, led by the Vicar, a railway enthusiast, are determined that the service shall be restored, but the newly-founded bus company is equally determined that it will remain axed.
A MICHAEL BALCON production Director CHARLES CRICHTON Films; page 10

Contributors

Unknown:
Earl Marshal
Unknown:
Stanley Holloway
Unknown:
George Relph
Unknown:
Naunton Wayne
Unknown:
Michael Balcon
Director:
Charles Crichton
Valentine:
Stanley Holloway
Weech:
George Relph
Blakeworth:
Naunton Wayne
Gordon:
John Gregson
Bishop:
Godfrey Tearle
Joan:
Gabrielle Brune
Dan:
Hugh Griffith
Hawkins:
Sidney James
Crump:
Jack McGowran
Emily:
Edie Martin
Coggett:
Reginald Beckwith
Ruddock:
Michael Trubshawe
Clegg:
Ewan Roberts

Duration: 1 hour, 20 minutes

on BBC Two England

Ealing comedy about a group of villagers who battle to preserve the local railway line by running it themselves, until they are sabotaged in a midnight raid by a rival bus company. Show more

Contributors

Walter Valentine:
Stanley Holloway
Vicar Sam Weech:
George Relph
George Blakeworth:
Naunton Wayne
Squire Gordon Chesterford:
John Gregson
Harry Hawkins:
Sidney James
Vernon Crump:
Jack McGowran
Writer:
TEB Clarke

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Formats

on BBC Two England

finally the studio special
For Cleo Laine and John Dankworth this is the climax of weeks of preparation at home.
To the studio they welcome
Sarah Vaughan , John Williams Ralph McTell and a large orchestra.
Whether John Bird and Willie Rushton are equally welcome is doubtful.
Script JOHN BIRD
Director RICK GARDNER Producer DON SAYER

Contributors

Unknown:
Cleo Laine
Unknown:
John Dankworth
Unknown:
Sarah Vaughan
Unknown:
John Williams
Unknown:
Ralph McTell
Unknown:
John Bird
Unknown:
Willie Rushton
Director:
Rick Gardner
Producer:
Don Sayer

The Films of Fred Zinnemann
Fifty years after the start of his career - 25 years after High Noon, and ten years after A Man for All Seasons - FRED ZINNEMANN has been enduring the long, hard labour yet again. Soon the critics and the public will make their judgments, but one thing is certain: nothing will undermine this man's position as the most committed and consistent of the great Hollywood directors.
In this comprehensive review of his career, he talks about his experiences and the people he has directed - actors like Spencer Tracy , Montgomery Clift , and Marlon Brando , actresses like Julie Harris , Audrey Hepburn , and Jane Fonda.
' If I am not for myself, who is for me? And if I am for myself alone, what then am I? '
Film editor BOB BATHGATE Producer JAMES WILSON BBC Scotland
(A season of Zinnemann films begins next week)

Contributors

Unknown:
Fred Zinnemann
Unknown:
Fred Zinnemann
Unknown:
Spencer Tracy
Unknown:
Montgomery Clift
Unknown:
Marlon Brando
Unknown:
Julie Harris
Unknown:
Audrey Hepburn
Unknown:
Jane Fonda.
Editor:
Bob Bathgate
Producer:
James Wilson

BBC Two England

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