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BBC Two England

The Culture Show

New series. 1/8. Mark Kermode and Simon Mayo present a packed edition from the London film festival, featuring highlights and an interview with David Morrissey about his directorial debut. Michael Palin discusses his films and new book, while Toby Young talks to Cosmo Landesman and Peter Bradshaw about the role of the critics.
Plus Miranda Sawyer 's visit to the Frieze Art Fair. Series producer Danielle Graham : Executive producer
Edward Morgan Repeated next Saturday Simulcast in HD on the BBC HD channel
Turn On Tune In Chill Out with Simon Mayo : p
BBC Two England

The Culture Show

3/8. With the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford due to reopen after a multimillion-pound makeover, Andrew Graham-Dixon explores the 39 new galleries. Meanwhile, writer Michael Smith looks at the city's "town and gown" divide.
Jane Campion, director of Bright Star, a new film about John Keats, discusses the poet's oeuvre with his biographer Andrew Motion. Also, Lauren Laverne looks at how the internet is the early bird when it comes to new formats for comedy, and Simon Mayo and Mark Kermode discuss the future of 3-D films.
Series producer Danielle Graham ; Exec producer Edward Morgan Simulcast in HD on the BBC HD channel
BBC Two England

Gardeners' World

from Barnsdale with Geoff Hamilton and Anne Mayo
Now is the ideal time for giving the lawn an autumn treatment, but with the recent month of dry weather Geoff Hamilton is recommending a different approach to normal years. Anne Mayo demonstrates the annual lifting and preparation of dahlias, carrots and beetroot for over-winter storing and looks at a wide range of climbers.
Executive producer JOHN KENYON Production assistant JEAN LAUGHTON
Producer DENIS w. GARTSIDE BBC Pebble Mill
BBC Two England

Gardeners' World

from Barnsdale with Geoff Hamilton and Anne Mayo
Professor Peter Davis from the University of Surrey discusses with Geoff Hamilton the problems of backache and fatigue caused by heavy winter digging. Using the latest medical techniques he has been able to demonstrate which gardening implements cause the least troubles.
September is the ideal time for planting and naturalising bulbs, and Anne Mayo looks at the potential for landscaping with them.
Production assistant SUE WILLIAMS Executive producer JOHN KENYON Producer DENIS w. GARTSIDE BBC Pebble Mill
BBC Two England

MIDNIGHT MOVIE

Pearl of the South Pacific starring
VIRGINIA MAYO , DENNIS MORGAN
DAVID FARRAR
Screenplay by JESSE LASKY JR. Directed by Allan Dwan
Produced by Benedict Bogeaus
The quest for black pearls in a remote South Sea island results in happiness and bloodshed
BBC Two England

Saturday Cinema Devil's Canyon

starring
Dale Robertson , Virginia Mayo Stephen McNally
An exciting Western with Dale Robertson , popular star of TV's The Iron Horse, as a former us marshal jailed following a shooting incident. He finds himself imprisoned with an old enemy who he brought to justice
Screenplay by FREDERICK HAZLITT BRENNAN
Produced by EDMUND GRAINGER Directed by ALFRED WERKER
BBC Two England

Saturday Cinema The Tall Stranger

starring
Joel McCrea , Virginia Mayo
Ned Bannon is riding towards Bishop's Valley in 1865 when he is shot and left for dead by an assailant wearing fancy spurs.
Based on a story by LOUIS L'AMOUR Produced by WALTER mirisch Directed by THOMAS CARR
(This Week's Films: page 15)
BBC Two England

World Cinema: Peppermint Frappe

starring
Geraldine Chaplin
Jose Luis Lopez Vazquez Alfredo Mayo
Charles Chaplin 's daughter Geraldine plays both roles in this modern tragedy about a middle-aged doctor who tries to change his shy nurse into the ideal woman of his dreams.
Director Carlos Saura , whose films Los Golf os and La Caza have received critical acclaim throughout the world, is virtually unknown in Britain. Tonight's premiere presentation should help to establish his reputation here.
(This Week's Films: page 9)
BBC Two England

Hollywood Star Parade The Silver Chalice

starring Virginia Mayo
Pier Angeli , Jack Palance and Paul Newman
A spectacular film set in the turbulent and colourful days of the Emperor Nero.
In this his first film part Paul Newman plays a Greek sculptor, released from slavery by Luke the Apostle to fashion a very special silver chalice.
Produced and directed by victor SAVILLE (This Week's Films: page 9)
BBC Two England

Saturday Western: Fort Utah

starring
John Ireland, Virginia Mayo with Scott Brady , John Russell
As a result of a chance meeting with an old friend, a footloose drifter finds himself leading the defence of Fort Utah when a renegade ex-trooper and his followers set Indians on the war-path.
Director LESLEY SELANDER Films: page 11
BBC Two England

Saturday Cinema: The Proud Ones

starring Robert Ryan
Virginia Mayo , Jeffrey Hunter
The struggle of a Marshal to clean up his town, his task made more difficult by his physical handicap and the mistrust of his Deputy.
Director ROBERT D. WEBB. Films: page 7
BBC Two England

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

The feature film starring
Danny Kaye , Virginia Mayo
Henpecked by his mother and fiancée, Walter Mitty escapes into a day-dreaming world of wild adventures, in which he is the hero of various romantic situations, always involving the same beautiful girl.... THE GOLDWYN GIRLS From a story by JAMES THURBER Director NORMAN z MCLEOD Films: p 10
BBC Two England

Danny Kaye Double Bill

A special Bank Holiday comedy double bill starring one of America's most popular and versatile entertainers.
A Song is Born also starring Virginia Mayo
Benny Goodman , Hugh Herbert
When seven professors decide to study modern jazz, their researches lead them not only to some of the 1940s' most famous jazz musicians but also to a bunch of desperate gangsters. and Tommy Dorsey , Louis Armstrong Lionel Hampton , Charlie Barnet Mel Powell , Buck and Bubbles The Page Cavanaugh Trio The Golden Gate Quartet
Russo and the Samba Kings
Produced by SAMUEL GOLDWYN Directed by HOWARD HAWKS and at 2.50
Knock on Wood also starring
Mai Zetterling , David Burns
When American ventriloquist Jerry Morgan hears his dummies answering back, his manager persuades him to visit a psychiatrist in Switzerland. Word of his trip reaches members of a spy ring who stuff plans for a secret weapon into the dummies' heads.
Directed by NORMAN PANAMA and MELVIN FRANK Films: page 13
BBC Two England

Sunday Cinema: The Best Years of Our Lives

A William Wyler Season starring Myrna Loy
Fredric March , Dana Andrews
Teresa Wright , Hoagy Carmichael Virginia Mayo , Harold Russell
At the end of World War II, three American servicemen come back to the same home town to pick up the threads of civilian life. After years of war, peace is a difficult - and sometimes frightening - new way of life.
Screenplay by ROBERT E. SHERWOOD from the novel Glory For Me by MACKINLAY KANTOR
Produced by SAMUEL GOLDWYN Directed by WILLIAM WYLER
. Films: page 10
BBC Two England

Midnight Movie: Along the Great Divide

starring
Kirk Douglas Virginia Mayo John Agar
Walter Brennan
Marshal Len Merrick is a lawman dedicated to the principle that all men are innocent until proven guilty. In a long journey to bring a man accused of murder to legal trial, he almost pays for his beliefs with his life.
Screenplay by WALTER DONIGER and LEWIS MELTZER
Produced by ANTHONY veiller Directed by RAOUL WALSH
. Films: page 11
BBC Two England

Saturday Cinema: The Iron Mistress

starring
Alan Ladd , Virginia Mayo with Joseph Calleia
Jim Bowie , a young backwoodsman from the bayou country of Louisiana, comes to New Orleans in the 1820s. Jim and his famous ' Bowie knife ' are destined to become Western legends.
Screenplay by JAMES R. WEBB
From the novel by PAUL I. WELMAN Produced by HENRY BLANKE Directed by GORDON DOUGLAS Films: page 15
BBC Two England

Midnight Movie: White Heat

concludes the season of classic Warner Brothers gangster films starring James Cagney
Virginia Mayo , Edmond O'Brien
Ruthless gunman Cody Jarrett and his gang pull off a$300,000 train robbery but commit murder in the process. They take refuge in a remote mountain cabin where Cody's mother and wife are waiting ...
In a triumphant return to the gangster film after an absence of nearly ten years, James Cagney gives one of his finest performances as the brutal, mother-fixated gangster, Cody Jarrett.
Screenplay by IVAN GOFF and BEN ROBERTS From a story by VIRGINIA KELLOGG Produced by LOUIS F. FELDMAN Directed by RAOUL WALSH
. Films: page 19
BBC Two England

Saturday Cinema: 2 Colorado Territory

starring Joel McCrca
Virginia Mayo , Dorothy Malone
Notorious outlaw Wes McQueen is helped to escape from jail by the leader of his old gang, Dave Rickard. Tired of his criminal past, Wes wants to reform and settle down, but agrees to take part in one more robbery for Rickard, on condition that it is his final job.
Screenplay by JOHN TWIST . EDMUND h. NORTH Produced by ANTHONY veiller Directed by RAOUL WALSH
. Films: page 23
BBC Two England

The Kid from Brooklyn

starring
Danny Kaye , Virginia Mayo Vera-Ellen, Steve Cochran and The Goldwyn Girls
A delightful romantic musical comedy about a shy milkman who accidentally becomes the world middleweight boxing champion.
Screenplay by GROVES JONES , FRANK BUTLER and RICHARD CONNELL from the play The Milky Way by LYNN ROOT and HARRY CLORK Produced by SAMUEL GOLDWYN
Directed by NORMAN z. MACLEOD
BBC Two England

Danny Kaye

in a bank holiday double bill Wonder Man Also starring
Virginia Mayo , Vera-Ellen and The Goldwyn Girls
Danny stars both as a scholarly bookworm and his twin brother, a song-and-dance man. But when entertainer Buzzy Bellew is killed by gangsters, academic Edwin Dingle finds himself forced to impersonate his dead brother!
Screenplay by DON HARTMANN
MELVILLE SHAVELSON and PHILIP RAPP Producer SAMUEL GOLDWYN
Director BRUCE HUMBERSTONE Films: page 15






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