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The Midnight Men: Part 5: The King's Business

A drama in six parts by Victor Canning.
While still holding Mayo for the attempted assassination of the King, the police have allowed him to marry Magda by proxy. Now they hear that the real culprit has arrived to confess to the crime.
To be repeated on Wednesday at 10.25
BBC Two England

Wheelbase: Highway Hold-Up

Gordon Wilkins covers the world of motoring.

This week: Highway Hold-Up
An on-the-spot enquiry into holiday traffic jams with Robin Richards.
BBC Two England

New Wave: Aspects of the French Cinema: 4: Alain Resnais

Written and produced by Colin Nears.
A series of four programmes on the younger generation of filmmakers in France.
Introduced by Olivier Todd.

"I have tried to make films that could, in a sense, be compared to a work of literature; films which would give the spectator imaginative freedom in the way that the reader of a novel is free to use his own imagination... the film would hold his attention, yet his imagination would be allowed its own freedom to act, to weave itself in and around the images on the screen".
BBC Two England

Theatre 625: Women in Crisis: My Grandmother

The third of a trilogy by Colin Morris.
Starring Veronica Turleigh, Dilys Hamlett and Philip Latham
with Janina Faye and Anthony Singleton
Paintings by children of the Horncastle School, East Grinstead
See pages 18 and 19
BBC Two England

Time Out

Ludovic Kennedy introduces this weekly programme on the expanding world of leisure with Jeremy James, Christopher Rainbow.

Innocents Abroad?
Where are you going for your holidays next year? If your mind is not made up by Christmas, you will become a target for one of Britain's fastest-growing industries. How can the innocent traveller decide which glowing brochure holds the answer for him?

Ski Total
A gold-medal-winning account of the hazards undergone by France's best skiers in their search for perfection in their sport.
BBC Two England

Enquiry: A Right to Drive?

More than twelve million people hold driving licences in Britain, but how many are sufficiently equipped to face the ever-increasing problems on our roads? Is our driving test satisfactory, and how does it compare with its Continental and American equivalents?
BBC Two England

Madame Bovary: Part 1: Marriage

by Gustave Flaubert.
Dramatised in four parts by Giles Cooper.
Music composed by Tristram Cary and played by a section of the BBC Scottish Orchestra
Recorded in the BBC's Glasgow studio
First transmission on April 25, 1964

This sad story of poor, silly Emma, who abandons her staid doctor husband then tumbles into bankruptcy and disaster through her frantic efforts to hold successive lovers... was first brought out as a novel by Gustave Flaubert in 1857. The action is set in Normandy where the people have a reputation for a certain taciturnity and narrowness of mind.
BBC Two England

The Virginian: Woman from White Wing

Tales from the last frontier of the great American West.
Starring James Drury as The Virginian

A mysterious and menacing stranger arrives on Shiloh range-a man who appears to have a powerful hold over the Judge, and who possesses both the ability and desire to do him great harm.
BBC Two England


A review of the sciences.
Introduced by Colin Riach.

The programme includes:

The Long Slide
When a rubber tyre rolls fast on a wet surface it may rise on a film of water and begin to 'aquaplane'. Scientists are studying this fact which creates a real hazard to aircraft passengers and fast drivers.
Men with Gills
A new membrane developed in America holds forth the prospect of men being able to live under water.
with Dr. Norman Dibelius.
BBC Two England

Time Out

Ludovic Kennedy introduces this weekly programme on the expanding world of leisure.

Only Three Came Back
Written by Adam Clapham.
One hundred years ago the Matterhorn was climbed for the first time. On the descent, four of the seven climbers plunged to their death 4,000 feet below when the rope broke. Dick Graham examines the mystery which surrounded the accident and talks to the relatives of the only British survivor-one of the greatest of the Victorian mountaineers.
See also page 35

Gala Day
Holidays today are so much a part of life that we take them for granted. But for the miners of Durham 'Gala Day' is a living reminder of the time when holidays had to be fought for.It is a day for washing the coal dust from their throats with as much beer as they can hold, for reviving old memories and reliving old battles. For the young, who have no memories and for whom politics are often a bore, this is a day for making whoopee.
A Mithras Film directed by John Irwin
BBC Two England

Let Me Speak: Young Jehovah's Witnesses

Young people face Malcolm Muggeridge in a discussion on their beliefs.

This week: Young Jehovah's Witnesses
This young group of Christians believe that the world is now living in the Last Days which precede the establishment of Christ's Kingdom. This period will culminate in the final war of Armageddon which will usher in the new order of peace and justice.
See facing page
BBC Two England

Hold My Hand, Soldier

A play by Clive Exton.
[Starring] Keith Baxter as the private, Norman Rossington as the corporal, Jeremy Spenser as the officer
See facing page
BBC Two England

A Fight to Remember

Introduced by Harry Carpenter.

In 1952 Rocky Marciano beat Jersey Joe Walcott for the title, knocking him out in thirteen rounds. In the return match he knocked him out in one round. The new champion was on the crest of a wave. but the challenger was a strong, patient boxer who would almost certainly look for a decision.
New York City: September 24, 1953
Rocky Marciano v. Roland La Starza

A great deal of talk before the fight. Insults hurled back and forth. In round fourteen the police climbed through the ropes and the referee raised the hand of the first Negro to hold the world heavyweight title.
Sydney Stadium, Australia: December 26, 1908
Jack Johnson v. Tommy Burns
BBC Two England

Outlook for Monday: Carry On Building: 1: Winter Working

Six programmes on modern methods.

Winter weather holds up many building operations. This programme, for specialists, shows how effective use of site lighting can maintain normal working hours.
with Geoffrey Gardner and Jack Smith.
BBC Two England

Wheelbase: Twenty-Four Hours at Le Mans

Gordon Wilkins covers the world of motor racing.

Will the long run of Italian success at Le Mans end this weekend? No fewer than thirteen Fords may take the field against Enzo Ferrari on the Sarthe Circuit in France tomorrow afternoon. This is Ford's third consecutive bid to win Le Mans and already they hold the lap record.
Graham Hill, Bruce McLaren, and Jackie Stewart give the driver's view of the Ford-Ferrari duel in this film preview of tomorrow's big race.
See page 55
Wheelbase returns from its summer holiday on August 5
BBC Two England

World Cinema: Leon Morin, Priest

A French film with English sub-titles.
Starring Jean-Paul Belmondo, Emmanuele Riva
The story of a rural priest and an unbelieving young widow.

A film of which the Press said: A hauntingly beautiful film ... A rare and wonderful experience in the cinema ... A subtle, profoundly sincere study of a woman's conversion to religion ... A film which strengthens its hold on you ... A remarkable film
BBC Two England

Whicker's World: Is There Anybody There?: Life After Death

Alan Whicker considers Life After Death.
When we die do we simply move on to another plane to live again in a sort of astral suburbia, able, through a medium to transmit messages of encouragement and hope to loved ones still earthbound? Thousands believe this. Are they pathetic, gullible, foolish, or is it a reality?
BBC Two England

Breaking Point: Part 4

A thriller in five parts by Victor Canning.
Starring William Russell, Rosemary Nicols
with Terence Longdon, Bernard Kay, Richard Hurndall, Lynda Baron

Kennedy traces Stevens to Madame Kronstadt. He releases the Professor but they are trapped by Benny. There is a fight and it is Stevens who gets hold of the gun.
(Shown on Saturday)
BBC Two England

Workshop presents: Solti on Conducting

BBC-2's award-winning series on music in the making.

Georg Solti, Musical Director of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, holds a Master Class in the Workshop studio on the conducting of Beethoven's Overture: Leonora No. 3.
With three gifted young English conductors: Christopher Seaman, Malcolm Binney, Christopher Ball
For the first time on television one of the leading conductors of the world is seen passing on some of the techniques of his profession.
With the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
Leader, Charles Taylor
(Georg Solti and the orchestra appear by permission of the General Administrator, Royal Opera House Covent Garden)
BBC Two England

Outlook for Tuesday: The Population Problem: 4: Kenya - The Knife-edge

Alone of the African States south of the Sahara, Kenya has adopted population control as official government policy to help hold the balance between all the demands on their limited resources.

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