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The classic serial in 12 exciting episodes, starring
11:Stark Treachery
In which Flash Gordon has to try and rescue Dale Arden and Princess Aura from the room where they are held prisoner by a deadly electrical trap.
Directed by FORD BEEBE and ROBERT HILL

Contributors

Unknown:
Dale Arden
Directed By:
Ford Beebe
Unknown:
Robert Hill
Flash Gordon:
Buster Crabbe

[Starring] Will Hay

Oh, Mr Porter! opens a season starring the incomparable British comedian, with Moore Marriott, Graham Moffatt.

In the remote railway station of Buggleskelly the tyrannical station master and his incompetent minions create chaos and mayhem. This classic British comedy includes a marvellous chase featuring Gladstone, a steam locomotive related to the original Rocket.
Films: page 29

Contributors

Screenplay:
Marriott Edgar
Screenplay:
Val Guest
Screenplay:
J.O.C. Orton
Producer:
Edward Black
Director:
Marcel Varnel
William Porter:
Will Hay
Jeremiah Harbottle:
Moore Marriott
Albert:
Graham Moffatt
Charles Trimbletow:
Sebastian Smith
Mrs Trimbletow:
Agnes Lauchlan
Superintendent:
Percy Walsh
Grogan:
Dennis Wyndham
Postman:
Dave O'Toole

The White House Marathon
A dozen candidates for the White House are in the field. After next week's Iowa poll half of them will fall at the first fence, with nearly a year to go. Is this relentless marathon the best way to pick a President or just a trial by ordeal of stamina and organisation? David Jessel talks to the candidates and the secret army of professionals behind them about the nature of the race to the White House and the skills needed to win it.
Producer ADRIAN MILNE Editor PETER LBBOTSON

Contributors

Talks:
David Jessel
Producer:
Adrian Milne
Editor:
Peter Lbbotson

' An affectionate tribute to man's failed ingenuity ...'
Julian Pettifer plays ringmaster to a panel game in which celebrities unravel the use of inventions past and present. With mad inventor Wilf Lunn and glamorous anthropologist Debby Swallow are Leslie Crowther , Mollie Sugden and Rolls-Royce Ltd (Aero Division).
Producer COLIN ROSE
Assistant producer IAN FELL
Editor JOHN SHEARER. BBC Bristol

Contributors

Unknown:
Julian Pettifer
Unknown:
Wilf Lunn
Unknown:
Leslie Crowther
Unknown:
Mollie Sugden
Editor:
John Shearer.

A series of films set in one of Britain's top boarding schools for boys.
1:The Right Habits for Life
' Socials ', ' Stigs ', ' Dons ', ' Pups ' -a strange and novel world faces 20 new boys at RADLEY COLLEGE, Oxfordshire - their home for the next five years. A rich array of experience awaits them - social, menial and academic. In Chapel, the Warden of Radley, Dennis Silk , sets before his new Radleians some guiding principles for life - a philosophy not so far removed from the convictions of the very first public school headmaster - Dr Arnold of Rugby.
Film cameraman DAVID FEIG Sound recordist CHRIS KING Film editor TONY HEAVEN Executive producer ROGER MILLS Producer
RICHARD DENTON

Contributors

Unknown:
Dennis Silk
Unknown:
David Feig
Unknown:
Chris King
Unknown:
Richard Denton

starringandwith
The Winchester Tapes
Charles wants to go home. His superior surgical skills are being wasted on the war wounded when they could be put to good use in Boston society circles ...
Written by EVERETT GREENBAUM and JIM FRITZELL. Directed by BURT METCALFE

Contributors

Written By:
Everett Greenbaum
Written By:
Jim Fritzell.
Directed By:
Burt Metcalfe
Hawkeye:
Alan Alda
B J Hunnicutt:
Mike Farrell
Major Charles Winchester:
David Ogden Stiers
Colonel Potter:
Harry Morgan
Hotlips:
Loretta Swit
Radar:
Gary Burghoff

Investigates, Discovers, Questions This week: Short, Sharp Shock
' It will take the laugh off their faces-and about time.'
' Just red meat thrown to the blue rinses.'
Two reactions to the Home Secretary's recent proposal to restore, experimentally, the punishment known as ' short, sharp shock'.
Its aims are simple: for a short time life is made so tough that young offenders will be both punished and then deterred for life.
But will it work? The plan's opponents say that if you put a teenage criminal behind bars (and the number has trebled in ten years) you will neither reform nor deter him - between 60 per cent and 80 per cent will be back again within a year. So what's the answer and how do other countries cope? On film and in the studio, David Calder , Michael Dean and Jack Pizzey put that question to both sides.
Producer DESMOND LAPSLEY Editor TIM SLESSOR

Contributors

Unknown:
David Calder
Unknown:
Michael Dean
Unknown:
Jack Pizzey
Producer:
Desmond Lapsley
Editor:
Tim Slessor

takes an optimistic look at the week, with resident guest
Barbara Dickson and talented new impressionist Aiden J. Harvey.
Director DEREK TOWERS
Producer KEN STEPHINSON BBC Manchester

Contributors

Unknown:
Barbara Dickson
Unknown:
Aiden J. Harvey.

A Lesson from Aloes
Athol Fugard is the author of such celebrated plays as The Blood-knot, The Island and Sizwe Bansi is Dead. He is known throughout the world for his opposition to apartheid and for his determination to express these views through the theatre and within South Africa. Last year his latest play, A Lesson from Aloes, opened in Johannesburg. It was both written and directed by Fugard and Arena was there to follow its progress from the first day of rehearsal until the opening night. The film offers a unique insight into the evolution of a play and the remarkable tenacity of its author.
Producer ALAN YENTOB
Director ROSS DEVENISH

Contributors

Unknown:
Sizwe Bansi
Producer:
Alan Yentob
Director:
Ross Devenish

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