Story: The Stonecutter (trad) Presenters
Elizabeth Millbank , Fred Harris
Pianist ALAN GOUT
Designer KATHY ATTY Devised by SUE PETO Director ROY MILANI
Producer MARTIN FISHER
Executtve producer CYNTHIA FELGATE
BBC outside broadcast cameras cover four races on the second day of this popular mixed meeting.
2.30 The Lambert & Butler Premier 'Chase (Qualifier. 21m)
3.0 The Rochford Thompson Newbury Stakes (7f 60y)
This locally sponsored event, formerly The Radley Stakes, consistently provides a pointer to the following year's Oaks.
3.30 The Seven Barrows Handicap Hurdle (2m and about lOOy)
4.0 The Dick Dawson Stakes (Nursery Handicap. 1m)
Introduced by JULIAN WILSON
Commentators PETER O'SULLEVAN
JIMMY LINDLEY , RICHARD PITMAN and JOHN HANMER
Television presentation BILL TAYLOR
concludes the season of films celebrating the 60th anniversary of BBC Radio starring
Brian Reece , Joy Shelton Christine Norden
PC49 has only one ambition - to become a plain-clothes policeman. He gets the chance when assigned to protect the glamorous model Delia Dainton. But soon the constable is involved in murder and it takes his girlfriend to solve the crime.
Screenplay by ALAN STRANKS , VERNON HARRIS Producer ANTHONY HINDS Director FRANCIS SEARLE
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Aucassin and Nicolette
Originally a 13th-century ballad, this tender tale of love, lost and won, comes alive with fairy-tale enchantment in the hands of celebrated German animator LOTTE REINIGER
Produced by NFBC
Conflict' recedes from the front pages into the history books, the reader is now being inundated with accounts of that war from the many who were there, and more who were not.
There is also a spate of books describing other, less recent, wars even future ones. But can any of them hope to tell the truth' about war, whether seen from the ground, or from a general's-eye-view above a plan of battle?
Richard Lindley talks to three writers about three wars:
Leslie Thomas , author of The
Virgin Soldiers whose new novel
The Magic Army has just appeared in paperback; Max Hastings , currently working on his first-hand account of the Falklands Cam-
Si General Sir John Hackett whose new 'untold story of The
Third World War, appeared this year.
Studio director JILL MARSHALL
Executive producer TOM GUTTERIDGE producer DAVID CHESHIRE
(The Battle Bag: tonight at 11.45)
with subtitles, followed by Weather
In this, the last of the current series, Geoff Hamilton , Clay Jones and Mary Spiller give the lawn an autumn treatment, clean up the greenhouse, and get down to some digging. Preparations and plans for a new small garden for next year are underway.
Executive producer JOHN KENYON Producer DENIS w. GARTSIDE BBC PebbleMillCee
Gardening hints on Ceefax page 269
Book,Gardeners' World Cottage Garden, £4.75
The weekly television review presented by Ludovic Kennedy , who discusses The Woodhouse Road
S (BBC1), Bookshow (BBC2) and Laurence Olivier - A Life
(LWT) with novelist and Irish
Times journalist Maeve Binchy , writer and independent publisher j L Carr and biographer and Punch columnist Hunter Davies.
With the launch of the European Parliament's television unit, Simon Hoggart examines the pros and cons of an 'electronic Hansard' with MPs Joe Ashton , John Stokes , jack Ashley and David Alton and MEP Alistair Hutton.
CAROL OWENS. STEPHEN GARRETT Director CLARE PATERSON Producer JOHN ARCHER
Written by DUDLEY LONG
A comedy series starring and featuring in order of appearance
The feud between the Lester Small School of Motoring and the Chief Inspector of Police becomes a local vendetta. Lester becomes Public Enemy No 1 and the Inspector unwittingly becomes a philanthropist.
Studio lighting GEOFF SHAW Studio sound ALAN STOKES Designer BOB COVE
Producer DENNIS MAIN WILSON Directed by JOHN B. HOBBS
Bert the milkman:
Chief Inspector Rodgers:
by JIMMY PERRY and DAVID CROFT
starring Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier and Clive Dunn
(above, with James Beck) featuring in Battle School
In which our heroes practise the art of war with live ammunition. The Home Guard used to attend courses where they were instructed in guerilla warfare by former members of the Spanish International Brigade. The Walmingtonon-Sea squad makes a very good showing.
The voice of BUD FLANAGAN
Signature tune by JIMMY PERRY and DEREK TAVERNER played by THE BAND OF THE COLDSTREAM GUARDS conducted by their Director of Music CAPT TREVOR L. SHARPE , MBE, LRAM, ARCM, PSM
Captain Trevor L.
Lance Corporal Jones:
A four-part screenplay by CHRISTOPHER HAMPTON , from the novel by MALCOLM BRADBURY starringHoward 3: October 3rd 1972 (pm)
The departmental meeting. A setting of legendary divisiveness for the fruition of Howard's master plan. But with Prof Marvin a reluctant combatant and Howards extra-mural activities under novel surveillance, the inevitability of the plot is no longer totally in the author's hands.
Tonight's faculty meeting must rank as one of the funniest things ever committed to videotape (DAILY TELEGRAPH) Music GEORGE FENTON
Producer MICHAEL WEARING Director ROBERT KNIGHTS BBC Pebble Mill
Myra Beamish and:
PETER SNOW in Belfast with a full analysis of the results of the Northern Ireland Assembly Election. JOHN TUSA and LINDA ALEXANDER in London to assess the news at home and abroad.
The programme's correspondents report from Britain and around the world on the issues and topics which are making the headlines.
Poetry as Magic
Theatre director Patrick Garland talks to a variety of poets about their work.
What were the chief considerations which led Seamus Heaney to select poems for a vast new anthology, The Rattle Bag, which he has compiled with Ted Hughes ? What interested him most in poetry when he was young? Does poetry seem to him to be threatened as an art form by the conditions of modern life?
Brian Patten and Roger McGough first achieved fame in the Beatles' heyday of the 1960s. How has their poetry developed since then? Sue Lenier's first collection of poems, Swansongs, was published when she was 23. Teachers and reviewers have testified to her extraordinarily fertile imagination and mastery of poetic techniques. How did she achieve this mastery?
Director chris RILEY
Executive producer TOM GUTTERIDGE Producer DAVID HEYCOCK
in the company of David Hepworth and Mark Ellen takes a look at the rock scene with studio guests Japan, Allez Allez
Plus news, views, clues, reviews.
Director TOM CORCORAN
Producer MICHAEL APPLETON