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Crime adventure, continuing a season of films featuring
Leslie Charteris 's famous sleuth.
Starring George Sanders
Suave Simon Templar , alias the Saint, is back on home ground. Templar is kept on his toes investigating a currency fraud and fending off the attentions of a wealthy young woman, Penelope Parker. Director John Paddy Carstairs (1939. PG)
Black and white ◆ See Films: pages 64-72

Contributors

Unknown:
Leslie Charteris
Unknown:
George Sanders
Unknown:
Suave Simon Templar
Unknown:
Penelope Parker.
Director:
John Paddy Carstairs

Musical, beginning a season of films featuring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers

Fred and Ginger perform the "Carioca" and enjoy fun and romance on a musical tour of South America in their first dazzling screen partnership.
(1933, U) (Black and white)
See Films: pages 64-72 ***

Contributors

Director:
Thornton Freeland
Belinha:
Dolores Del Rio
Roger Bond:
Gene Raymond
Fred Ayres:
Fred Astaire
Honey Hale:
Ginger Rogers
Julio Rubeiro:
Raul Roulien

Maritime drama, the first in today's Saturday Matinée double bill starring Kenneth More
On 14 April 1912, while on her maiden voyage to New York, the liner Titanic struck an iceberg in the Atlantic and sank. This film tells the story of howtheshipwent down, seen through the eyes of second officer Herbert Lightoller.
Herbert Lightoller KENNETH MORE. Clarke RONALD ALLEN . Peuchen ROBERT AYRES. Mrs Lucas HONOR BLACKMAN .Captain Rostron ANTHONY BUSHELL Director Roy Baker (1958. PG)
Black and white..... * See Films: pages 64-72 ****

Contributors

Unknown:
Kenneth More
Unknown:
Herbert Lightoller.
Unknown:
Herbert Lightoller Kenneth
Unknown:
Clarke Ronald Allen
Unknown:
. Peuchen Robert Ayres.
Unknown:
Mrs Lucas Honor Blackman
Unknown:
.Captain Rostron Anthony Bushell
Director:
Roy Baker

Comedy, the second of today's
Saturday Matinée films starring
Kenneth More , being shown to coincide with tomorrow's centenary of the London to Brighton rally.
Two couples taking part in the London to Brighton veteran car rally suffer various misadventures and personal rivalries. Alan McKim JOHN GREGSON. Wendy McKim DINAH SHERIDAN , Ambrose Claverhouse KENNETH MORE .
Rosalind Peters KAY KENDALL , JC Callahan REGINALD BECKWITH
, Hotel proprietress JOYCE GRENFELL
Director Henry Cornelius (1953, U)
◆ See Films: pages 64-72

Contributors

Unknown:
Kenneth More
Unknown:
Alan McKim John Gregson.
Unknown:
Wendy McKim Dinah Sheridan
Unknown:
Ambrose Claverhouse Kenneth More
Unknown:
Rosalind Peters Kay Kendall
Unknown:
Jc Callahan Reginald Beckwith
Unknown:
Joyce Grenfell
Director:
Henry Cornelius

Passport to Nowhere
Julian Pettifer reports on the corrupt and exploitive trade in illegal immigrants from Bangladesh to Europe, focusingon the plight of a young graduate whose desperate bid for a new life has brought him nothing but despair. See today's choices.
Producer Farah Durrani ; Editor Keith Bowers Postponed from 12 October

Contributors

Unknown:
Julian Pettifer
Producer:
Farah Durrani
Editor:
Keith Bowers

When inventor John Logie Baird's pioneering work came to fruition in November 1936, today's multi-channel satellite era was light years away. This Horizon programme asks whether the latest "improvements" have driven television into a cul-de-sac, and if there are any modern-day innovators to guide the medium into the 21st century.
See today's choices.
(Stereo)
Prizes on offer to celebrate BBC TV's 60th anniversary: see page

Contributors

Producer:
Andrew Chitty

Comic actor Gordon Kennedy and singer-songwriter Elvis Costello join host Angus Deayton and team captains Ian Hislop and Paul Merton for another round of the regular team forthe satirical news quiz.
Shownyesterday Stereo

Contributors

Unknown:
Gordon Kennedy
Singer-Songwriter:
Elvis Costello
Unknown:
Angus Deayton
Unknown:
Ian Hislop
Unknown:
Paul Merton

A Screen Two psychological thriller starring Caroline Catz, Seamus Gibbins, Barnaby Stone

A recently married schoolteacher becomes infatuated with an enigmatic photographer after a chance encounter. But when she discovers that he has covertly been taking pictures of her, she aims to destroy this part of his portfolio.

Contributors

Producer:
Simon Relph
Writer/Director:
Nick Ward
Ruth/Sian:
Caroline Catz
Luke:
Seamus Gibbins
Thomas:
Barnaby Stone
Mario:
Joseph Long
Paula:
Paloma Baeza
Ruth's mother:
Rachel Inman
Ruth's father:
Reece Baani
Young Ruth:
Alice Mathews
Ruth's sister:
Pia Mathews
Mario's mother:
Chattie Salaman
Mick:
Matt Patresi
Tom:
Daniel Brewer
Maureen:
Kelly Hunter
Lovers in cafe:
Katrin Cartlidge
Lovers in cafe:
Edward Atterton
Trevor:
Alan Cooke
Tom's father:
Titus Forbes-Adam
Gary:
John Sandford
Man with briefcase:
Peter Tate
Singer:
null Khaki
Head teacher:
Sandra Voe
Decorator:
Christopher Simon
Clerk:
Matthew Scurfield
Buddy:
Tom Faber

Ghostbuster - the Real Thing
Maurice Grosse , aged 76, is a psychic investigator. In 1977 he led the team that hunted the Enfield poltergeist, a widely publicised event which he says inspired the hit Hollywood movies Ghostbusters and Poltergeist.
Investigating claims by people who believe they have witnessed manifestations of the supernatural,
Maurice Grosse 's video diary includes footage of an all-night vigil at Charlton House, a building in London believed to be haunted.
Producer Karen Hamilton ; Series producer Bob Long

Contributors

Unknown:
Maurice Grosse
Unknown:
Maurice Grosse
Producer:
Karen Hamilton

Comedy starring Bud Abbott, Lou Costello
Two railway porters become mixed up in a chilling plot when they deliver the "undead" bodies of Frankenstein's Monster and Dracula to a House of Horrors.
(1948)
(Black and white)
See Films: pages 64-72

Followed by Weatherview

Contributors

Director:
Charles T Barton
Chick:
Bud Abbott
Wilbur:
Lou Costello
Lawrence Talbot/Wolf Man:
Lon Chaney Jr
Dracula:
Bela Lugosi
Monster:
Glenn Strange
Sandra Mornay:
Lenore Aubert

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