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Starring Irene Dunne, Barbara Bel Geddes.
A novelist looks back on her childhood and her Norwegian-American family life in San Francisco, dominated by wise, practical and indomitable Mama Hanson. Barbara Bel Geddes is best known now for her role as Miss Ellie in Dallas.
Films: pages 55-62

Contributors

Director:
George Stevens
Mama:
Irene Dunne
Katrin:
Barbara Bel Geddes
Uncle Chris:
Oscar Homolka
Papa:
Philip Dorn
Mr Hyde:
Cedric Hardwicke
Mr Thorkelson:
Edgar Bergen
Dr Johnson:
Rudy Vallee
Jessie Brown:
Barbara O'Neill
Florence Dana Moorhead:
Florence Bates
Christine:
Peggy McIntyre
Dagmar:
June Hedin

Regional Variations (2)

Bird's Eye View

From Bishop Rock to Muckle Flugga

Duration: 50 minutes

on BBC Two Northern Ireland (Analogue)

First transmitted in 1970, this edition takes a zigzag trip along the length of the UK by helicopter, from the South West of England to the north of the Shetland Isles. Show more

Starring Sonja Henie John Payne
A publicity stunt backfires when pianist Ted Scott agrees to sponsor a Norwegian refugee and the "little girl" turns out to be a beautiful fully-grown ice skater.
Glenn Miller and his band are among the stars of this lighthearted musical featuring such classics as In the Mood.
Chattanooga Choo Choo and It Happened in Sun Valley.
Director H Bruce Humberstone
● FILMS: pages 55-62

Contributors

Unknown:
Sonja Henie
Unknown:
John Payne
Pianist:
Ted Scott
Unknown:
Glenn Miller
Karen Benson:
Sonja Henie
Ted Scott:
John Payne
Phil Corey:
Glenn Miller
Nifty Allen:
Milton Berle
Vivian Dawn:
Lynn Bari
Miss Carstairs:
Joan Davis

Continuing the John Ford season with this amiable and engaging comedy, starring John Wayne Maureen O'Hara
Sean Thornton returns to his native Galway to settle down in peace and quiet after making good in America as a boxer. However, he finds he has to fight with his neighbours, his sweetheart and his conscience.
(The Searchers is tomorrow at 3.00pm) 0 TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888 ● FILMS: pages 55-62

Contributors

Unknown:
Wayne Maureen O'Hara
Unknown:
Sean Thornton
Sean Thornton:
John Wayne
Mary Kate Danaher:
Maureen O'Hara
Michaeleen Flynn:
Barry Fitzgerald
Red Will Danaher:
Victor McLaglen
Fr Lonergan:
Ward Bond
Mrs Tillane:
Mildred Natwick
Tobin:
Francis Ford

Highlights of a concert given earlier this week at the Usher
Hall, Edinburgh, as a prelude to the European summit. Children from all over Europe take part in tonight's main work, a new dance piece set tojames MacMillan's Tryst. The programme opens with part of Handel's Music for the Royal Fireworks. The Scottish
Chamber Orchestra (leader
James Clark ), the SCO Chorus, and members of the Edinburgh Festival Chorus, are conducted by Hans Vonk.
Introduced by Kirsty Wark. * STEREO

Contributors

Leader:
James Clark
Conducted By:
Hans Vonk.
Introduced By:
Kirsty Wark.

A series of documentaries about 20th-century music.

Amsterdam is still one of the most open and tolerant cities in Europe, a home to original creators from all over the world. Dutch composer Louis Andriessen is one of the most exciting artists to come out of the city since the war, and has collaborated with performance artist Robert Wilson and film-maker Peter Greenaway. In this film his former student, the controversial composer Steve Martland paints a portrait of a uniquely inventive and often anarchic figure.
A Third Eye production for BBC TV
Followed by Advent Calendar (Txt)

Contributors

Contributor:
Louis Andriessen
Contributor:
Robert Wilson
Director:
Steve Martland
Director:
Peter West
Editor:
Daoud Sarhandi

Luigi Pirandello 's classic play continues the season of studio dramas. Originally set in a theatre, this new version by Michael Hastings takes place in a film studio in 1950 and is recorded in black and white.
Among a distinguished cast, it stars Brian Cox
John Hurt
The great iron door of the studio swings open. In the light stands a family. The father walks up to the director and says, "Excuse me, we are looking for an author." The family carry with them a great personal tragedy of shame and despair, and have come to the studio to find somebody who can describe their experiences and explain what they've done to each other.
Producer Simon Curtis Director Bill Bryden
0 STEREO; TELETEXT SUBTITLES: p 888

Contributors

Unknown:
Luigi Pirandello
Unknown:
Michael Hastings
Unknown:
Brian Cox
Producer:
Simon Curtis
Director:
Bill Bryden
Producer:
Brian Cox
Father:
John Hurt
Mother:
Susan Fleetwood
Stepdaughter:
Tara Fitzgerald
Son:
Steven MacKintosh
Madame Pace:
Patricia Hayes
Boy:
Nicholas Gatt
Girl:
Tamara King
Leadingactor:
Keith Baxter
Leading actress:
Georgina Hale
Second actress:
Rachel Robertson
Youngactor:
Alex Hanson
Third actor:
Robert Oates
Fourth actor:
Peter Wingfield
Floor Manager:
Brian Glover
Lighting man/cameraman:
Trevor Ray

The Classic French
Cinema season continues with Max Ophiils 's adaptation of Schnitzler's classic merry-go-round of love starring Anton Walbrook Simone Signoret
A series of amorous liaisons is set in train by the charming and cynical storyteller. In French with English subtitles.
● FILMS: pages 55-62

Contributors

Unknown:
Max Ophiils
Unknown:
Anton Walbrook
Unknown:
Simone Signoret
Storyteller:
Anton Walbrook
Streetwalker:
Simone Signoret
Soldier:
Serge Reggiani
Maid:
Simone Simon
Young man:
Daniel Gelin
Wife:
Danielle Darrieux
Husband:
Fernand Gravey
Girl:
Odette Joyeux
Playwright:
Jean-Louis 8arrault

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