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starring Rex Harrison Kay Kendall
A delightful comedy adapted from the long-running stage success by William Douglas Home. Jimmy and Sheila Broadbent are determined to launch Jimmy's American-born daughter into London society, but" they soon face some unexpected opposition ...
Screenplay by WILLIAM DOUGLAS home Produced by PANDRO s. BERMAN Directed by VINCENTE minnelli Films: page 21


Rex Harrison
Kay Kendall
Sheila Broadbent
William Douglas
Produced By:
Pandro S. Berman
Directed By:
Vincente Minnelli
Jimmy Broadbent:
Rex Harrison
Sheila Broadbent:
Kay Kendall
David Parkson:
John Saxon
Jane Broadbent:
Sandra Dee
Mabel Claremont:
Angela Lansbury
David Fenner:
Peter Myers
Clarissa Claremont:
Diane Clare

The third in a monthly series for young people, especially those in the 16-to-20 age group.
Something Else from Plymouth
Eight young people from Devon and Cornwall got together to produce this programme, which features music from Siouxsie and the Banshees and some local bands. There are film reports about the problems of school-leavers out in the sticks, the notorious Union Street in Plymouth, and the music scene in the South West. Mary Whitehouse talks about some shocking things, and some unlikely things are smuggled in from the Cornish coast. And that's not all ...
Made with the help of the COMMUNITY PROGRAMME UNIT


Mary Whitehouse

The Wightman
USA v Great Britain from West Palm Beach. Fiorida
In the 50 years of this annual event, the Americans have won Hazel Wightman 's historic piece of silverware exactly four times as often as Great Britain. But seared in their memories is the most recent meeting - last November at the Royal Albert Hall when their strongest possible side were beaten 4-3. DAN MASKELL reports by satellite on tonight's two matches, a singles and a doubles.
Introduced by DAVID vine
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Hazel Wightman
Dan Maskell
Introduced By:
David Vine

Sir Georg Solti conducts Richard Strauss's operatic comedy

The third in Performance programme featuring Sir Georg Solti is a filmed studio performance of the Von Hofmannsthal/Strauss comedy which is second in popularity only to Der Rosenliavalier. Set in Vienna at Carnival time 1860, it is the story of the consuming love of Zdenka - younger daughter of an impoverished family - for an army officer, Matteo. He in turn loves Zdenka's older sister Arabella, a love which is totally rejected. Arabella loves a mysterious stranger...
With all the delightful humour of Von Hofmannsthal and the sumptuous writing of Strauss, it is an evening for laughter and for tears - a true comedy.
The cast also includes:

Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Introduced by Humphrey Burton
Staged by Otto Schenk
Produced by Horant H. Hohfeld
Sung in German, with English sub-titles by Kate Prevhan and Roy Tipping;
For the best effect viewers with stereo Radio 3 should turn off TV sound and position their speakers on either side of the screen, but a few feet away. Stereo headphones provide a suitable alternative


Sir Georg Solti
Introduced By:
Humphrey Birton
Otto Schenk
Produced By:
Horant H. Hohfeld
Kate Prevhan
Roy Tipping
With Gundula Janowitz
Sona Ghazarian
Bernd Weikl
Rene Kollo
Waldner, Arabella's father:
Hans Kraemmer
Adelaide, Arabella's mother:
Margita Lilowa
Suitors of Arabella Elemer:
Goran Frannsson
Suitors of Arabella Dominik:
Hans Helm
Suitors of Arabella Lamoral:
Kurt Ri Dl
Fiakermilli, a Carnival participant:
Edita Gruberoya

The Wightman Cup USA v Great Britain at West Palm Beach, Florida
DAVID VINE introduces highlights of the second day's play, and with four of the seven matches now completed, assesses the prospects for tomorrow's final session.


David Vine

starring Harry Belafonte
Ralph Burton, an Allegheny coal miner, tunnels out after being trapped for several days in a mine, only to discover his surroundings deserted. He drives to New York, but finds the great city empty. Soon a woman and another man appear and the three survivors must find their way in a suddenly depopulated world.
(First showing on British television) . Films: page 21


George England
Ronald MacDougall
Ralph Burton:
Harry Belafonte
Sarah Crandall:
Inger Stevens
Benson F Thacker:
Mel Ferrer

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