Box Office ABC's second series about feature films was shown on Sunday nights 10.30-11pm, commencing in April 1957, introduced by Peter West. , Davy Crockett and the River Pirates Apr 28th- Their Secret Affair, Doctor At Large, The Tattered Dress May 12th- Time Without Pity, 10,000 Bedrooms, Guns of Fort Petticoat, Man Afraid May 26th- The Wings of Eagles, Drango, Funny Face June 2nd- Stampeded, That Woman Opposite, The Oklahoman, The Fuzzy Pink Nightgown, The Steel Bayonet June 9th- Designing Woman, Valerie, Boy On A Dolphin, Shadow on the Window June 22nd (new timing Saturday 11.35- midnight)- The Unholy Wife, The Way To The Gold, The Tommy Steele Story June 29th- This Could be The Night, The River's Edge. New director: Eddie Kebbell July 6th- Carry On Admiral, The Vintage, The Happy Road, China Gate July 13th- Something of Value, How To Murder a Rich Uncle, The Lonely Man, The Woman and the Hunter."Presented in co-operation with all the companies in the film industry." Certainly they were usually ahead of the competition in showing the first clips on tv of some films. Peter West returned, Fulford Brown producer July 20th- The Admirable Crichton, Let's Be Happy, The Bachelor Party, Monkey On My Back Aug 3rd- The Teahouse of the August Moon, Sweet Smell of Success, Miracle in Soho, Heaven Knows Mr Allison Aug 10th- Beau James, 3.10 to Yuma, The Brothers Rico.In the studio Janette Scott and Monja Danischewsky talk about him John Mills (Oct 29th)- discussing his career with Mc Donald Hobley, extracts incl I Was Monty's Double Richard Attenborough (Nov 5th)- talking with Mc Donald Hobley incl scenes from The Man Upstairs, Sea of Sand Walt Disney's True Life Adventures (Dec 3rd) incl Secrets of Life Norman Wisdom (Dec 17th) including The Square Peg Kim Novak (Jan 7th 1959) Introduced by Kenneth Macleod, including Bell Book and Candle William Wyler (Jan 14th)including The Big Country Sophia Loren (Jan 21st) Kenneth Macleod talks to Kieron Moore who worked with this star in The Key.Incl extracts from Houseboat Rex Harrison and Kay Kendall (Jan 28th) incl The Reluctant Debutante Alec Guinness (Feb 4th) interview with Kenneth Mc Leod, and inc The Horse's Mouth Peter Finch (Feb 11th) incl Operation Amsterdam Robert Mitchum (Feb 25th) Mc Donald Hobley talks to Raymond Stross with clips from The Angry Hills John Huston (Mar 4th) incl Roots of Heaven Cyd Charisse (Mar 11th) incl Party Girl Yul Brynner (Apr 9th) introduced by Mc Donald Hobley.
Close Up "The programme breaks away from the usual pattern." This was Associated Rediffusion's long running contribution to the genre of tv magazines on films. It was partially networked, some regions showing it periodically, though I don't think it was ever seen in the Midlands area. Clips from Dial M for Murder and River's Edge Marilyn Monroe and Laurence Olivier (July 10th).
Director: Ronald Marriott Frank Sinatra (Feb 4th) incl Never So Few Wild Animals (Feb 11th) incl Lords of the Forest, Serengeti, White Wilderness British Comedy (Feb 18th) incl Two Way Stretch, Please Turn Over Trevor Howard (Feb 25th) incl Moment of Danger Rita Hayworth (Mar 3rd) incl Story on Page One John Mills (Mar 10th) an interview, incl Summer of the Seventeenth Doll. Sept 27th 1963, 6.13pm introduced by Nick Barker, incl clips from The Running Man, Tamahine. TWW's Junior Movie Magazine was networked to a few regional stations It was introduced by Bruce Lewis' son Peter Lewis. It was about current films and included Bruce's movie quiz, in essence a test of observation.
Director: Cyril Butcher New Faces (Mar 17th) director: John Frankau Pier Angeli (Mar 24th) incl The Angry Silence, director: Tania Lieven Royal Command Performances (Mar 31st) scenes from The Last Angry Man, and interviews with the stars, plus other Royal Performance films Betty Box (Apr 7th) incl Conspiracy of Hearts. (Apr 14th) extracts from all the films of the series Stanley Donen (Apr 21st) incl Once More With Feeling Jack Hawkins (Apr 28th) incl League of Gentlemen George Sanders (May 5th) incl The Last Voyage Martha Hyer (May 12th) incl The Big Fisherman, director John Mc Fadin Bernard Lee (May 19th) incl Cone of Silence Cops and Robbers (May 26th) incl Hell is a City John Huston (June 9th) interviewed in his Ireland home, incl The Unforgiven Young Stars (June 16th) incl James Mac Arthur in Kidnapped Terry-Thomas (June 23rd) interview and scenes from Make Mine Mink Close Up took a summer break. June 4th 1963 6.13pm Bruce Lewis at the Bath Festival with the Italian films: The Barber of Seville, Bitter Rice, and Accattone. In 1965, this series was simply billed as Movie Magazine. Director: Terence de Lacey Ditto until the final edition noted on Nov 1st 1965, and also these special editions: Jan 25th 1965- including Guns of Diabolo, Tiger of the Seven Seas, Hootennanny Hoot, Nikki Wild Dog of the North Feb 22nd- Mechanical Heroines, incl scenes from The Train, The Fast Lady, The Iron Maiden, Oh Mr Porter!
Janette Scott was "in the studio" Harry Belafonte (Sept 9th) introduced by Muriel Young, incl The World The Flesh and The Devil Ian Carmichael (Thurs Sept 17th 1958, 11pm).
Neville Barker introduced clips from his films including his latest I'm All Right Jack. Director: Bill Morton Richard Attenborough (Sept 24th 1958)- clip from Jet Storm A short break for the series, before: Aldo Ray (Oct 15th, 6.15pm)- introduced by Neville Barker.