The Eamonn Andrews Show[Rc 03/03/68] (1968)

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Open titles and cast annoucement (01.27) Eamonn Andrews makes a joke about Harry Secombe and then introduces first guest Gloria Swanson (02.15) Gloria Swanson enters and sits down. Gloria Swanson corrects Andrews that she was a Mack Sennett comedienne rather than a 'bathing girl'. Andrews introduces a clip of 'Teddy on the throttle' (03.34) film clip (05.23). Applause from audience and Gloria Swanson asks where he found it. Discussing transition from silent movies to the talkies and why so few made the cross over. Gloria Swanson explains how she would read dialogue. Was Gloria Swanson playing herself in 'Sunset Boulevard'. Gloria Swanson is amazed people believed it was autobiographical. Eamonn introdues a young German actress, Ingrid Pitt (08.16). Ingrid Pitt walks in and sits down. Eamonn asks how she escaped from East Berlin. Ingrid Pitt explains how she swam across from East Berlin and why she fled the country. She still has family left behind and writes to them. Eamonn asks her about joining the Boy Scouts in her local village. Asked if she had lived in the Hollywood era. Ingrid Pitt says she likes the time now but the Golden Era and she was inspired by the Hollywood westerns she went to with the Boy Scouts. Eamonn announces the break and acts to follow. (12.15) clock (13.1) titles (13.21) Eamonn introduces singer Malcolm Roberts singing 'Most of all there's you'. (13.46) Malcolm Roberts sings his latest record 'Most of all there's you'. (16.34) Eamonn introduces AJP Taylor. (16.56) AJP Taylor walks on and sits down between Gloria Swanson and Ingrid Pitt and denies writing the quote cited by Andrews in his introduction. Andrews asks about his 'History of the Twentieth Century'. AJP Taylor discusses working with the contributors. Asked what was the most significant change in the period he says 'belief in authority'. Women are emancipated. Has two simple dogmas 'no one better than I am, I am no better than anyone else'. Andrews asks about technological advances. We'd be much better without the motor car. The invention of television catastrophic. Eamonn introduces 'Sun' columnist Dee Wells (21.41) Dee Wells responds to AJP Taylor's comments on television and asks AJP Taylor if there has been a terrific rise in state authority. (23.12) AJP Taylor agrees that it's power has increased, not much. Andrews asks Gloria Swanson about respecting authority Taylor and Wells are talking about (24.46). Gloria Swanson says the states rights are taken away little by little. Asks AJP Taylor what would have happened if we had television during the first world war, would it have prevented the second world war - rather than in newspapers. 26.00 AJP Taylor disagrees. This would have been seen on newsreel at the cinema. People who went through the war were inspired to repeat it. Wells brings up the subject of the Vietnam war on film in colour. AJP Taylor disagrees. There is a right and wrong in war. 28.40 annonces break (28.51). clock part 3 (29.33) Andrews shows a Golden Globe to be presented to Dame Edith Evans for her part in the film 'The Whisperers'. Andrews asks Glorai Swanson to present the award. (30.40) Andrews asked if she'd ever dreamt of winning awards at 80. She said she is not interested in her 80th year. Andrews asked if she has thought of retiring. Dame Edith Evans says she will keep on until she is sick of it. Andrews asks if AJP Taylor (surrounded by women) for his thoughts on female emancipation (33.11) Taylor sums up that though they have emancipation they don't try which results in exchanges with the female guests and between the female guests over staying home and looking after children and cooking. Andrews asks Gloria about emancipation and she explains that having a child and an acting career was extremely difficult. AJPTaylor offers tips on child rearing. Andrews asks for a vote on whether the audience agree wit AJP Taylor or the women. (43.03) Shot of audience raising hands. (43.13) Andrews thanks his guests. (43.30) titles (44.05)

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