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: The Eighties: The Family

Bernard Levin probes some hopes and schemes for the future
This week: The Family


Presenter: Bernard Levin

: Andy Pandy: 10: The Jeep

Today's Watch with Mother


Script and production: Freda Lingstrom

: News


Weatherman: Graham Parker

: Closedown

: Jackanory: My Friend Mr Leakey: A Meal with a Magician

by J.B.S. Haldane
with Milo O'Shea

Mr Leakey was a magician who made the ordinary extraordinary. His cook was an octopus, his fire-lighter was a baby dragon and his servant was a genie - all this, and magic too, made Mr Leakey quite the best friend anyone could have.
Today: A Meal with a Magician


Author: J.B.S. Haldane
Storyteller: Milo O'Shea

: Gliding

From the Cornish cliffs near Perranporth John Earle invites you to come gliding with the Cornish Gliding and Flying Club.
See the aircraft, meet the pilots and loop the loop at 2,000 ft


Presenter: John Earle
Producer: John Dobson

: Pegasus: 1: The Safety of This Nation

by Rex Tucker
Four years have passed since Captain Belwether and Lieutenant Lamb's adventures with the submarine Triton when they are both summoned urgently to the Admiralty.


Writer: Rex Tucker
Producer: John McRae
Director: Michael Ferguson

: Adventures of Parsley


Writer: Michael Bond
Director: Ivor Wood

: National News

and Weather

: London This Week

People, places and events in the news around town.


Editor: Roger Ecclestone

: Here's Lucy: Lucy the Helpful Mother

Lucille Ball stars in Lucy the Helpful Mother
...mothers mother's pets' pets!
with Desi Arnaz Jr and Lucie and Gale Gordon


Lucy Carter: Lucy Ball
Craig: Desi Arnaz Jr
Kim: Lucie Arnaz
Harrison (Uncle Harry) Carter: Gale Gordon

: He Said, She Said

with Lance Percival in a television panel game where husbands and wives show just how well they know each other.
This week's guests
Mr and Mrs Alfie Bass, Mr and Mrs Michael Denison, Mr and Mrs Derek Dougan, Mr and Mrs John Dunn


Presenter: Lance Percival
Panellists: Mr and Mrs Alfie Bass
Panellists: Mr and Mrs Michael Denison
Panellists: Mr and Mrs Derek Dougan
Panellists: Mr and Mrs John Dunn
Producer: Colin Charman
Producer: James Moir

: Z Cars: Who's Your Friend?: Part 1

by Peter Grimwade
Starring James Ellis, John Slater, Derek Waring
with Ian Cullen and Douglas Fielding

Liam Murphy is losing control of the gang. Time for action...
(For cast list see Tuesday, page 30)


Writer: Peter Grimwade
Sgt Lynch: James Ellis
PC Quilley: Douglas Fielding
Det-Insp Goss: Derek Waring
Det-Sgt Stone: John Slater
PC Skinner: Ian Cullen

: Championship Performance

An ice-skating entertainment featuring the 1971 world champions including the pairs specialists Rodnina and Ulanov (USSR) and the ice dance champions Pakhomova and Gorshkov (USSR) together with the champions of the USA, Canada and Germany.
Introduced by Alan Weeks
Recorded at the Sports-drome, Richmond, in association with the NSA


Presenter: Alan Weeks
Skaters: Rodnina and Ulanov
Skaters: Pakhomova and Gorshkov
Presented for TV by: Alan Mouncer

: Panorama

with Michael Charlton, Nicholas Harman, Alan Hart, Richard Kershaw, Robert MacNeil, Julian Pettifer
Introduced by Robin Day


Presenter: Robin Day
Reporter: Michael Charlton
Reporter: Nicholas Harman
Reporter: Alan Hart
Reporter: Richard Kershaw
Reporter: Robert MacNeil
Reporter: Julian Pettifer
Assistant Editor: Frank Smith
Editor: Brian Wenham

: Nine O'Clock News

Presented by Richard Baker


Newsreader: Richard Baker

: Peter Grimes

An opera in three acts and a prologue derived from the poem of George Crabbe
Scene: The Borough, a small fishing town on the East Coast about 1830.
Prologue: a Court Room in the Moot Hall.
Act 1, Scene 1: The Borough, a few days later
Scene 2: inside The Boar, the same evening

Children from Leiston Modern School
Ambrosian Opera Chorus
London Symphony Orchestra
Leader John Georgiadis
Conducted by Benjamin Britten

The moving and powerful tragedy of an East Anglian fisherman, whose uncompromising independence leads to disaster.
(Elizabeth Bainbridge appeared by arrangement with the General Administrator, Royal Opera House, Covent Garden: Ann Robson and David Bowman by arrangement with Sadler's Wells)
(Recorded at The Maltings, Snape; a BBCtv productton in conjunction with NET New York and CBC Toronto)
(first shown on BBC2)
"a crucial breakthrough in the presentation of opera on TV... indisputably authoritative" (Daily Telegraph)
"...as a document the recording is priceless and beyond criticism" (TV Mail)



Derived from the poem by: George Crabbe
Composer/Conductor: Benjamin Britten
Words: Montagu Slater
Singers: Children from Leiston Modern School
Singers: Ambrosian Opera Chorus
Musicians: London Symphony Orchestra
Orchestra Leader: John Georgiadis
Staged by: Joan Cross
Costumes: Juanita Waterson
Make-up: Shirley Boakes
Lighting: J.R. Thomas
Sound: Graham Haines
Designer: David Myerscough-Jones
Director: Brian Large
Producer: John Culshaw
Peter Grimes: Peter Pears
Boy (John), his apprentice: Simon Laing
Ellen Orford: Heather Harper
Captain Balstrode, Retired Merchant skipper: Bryan Drake
Auntie, landlady of 'The Boar': Elizabeth Bainbridge
Main attractions of 'The Boar': Niece 1: Jill Gomez
Main attractions of 'The Boar': Niece 2: Anne Pashley
Bob Bowles, Fisherman and methodist: Gregory Dempsey
Swallow, a lawyer: Owen Brannigan
Mrs Sedley: Ann Robson
Rev Horace Adams: Robert Tear
Ned Keene, apothecary and quack: David Bowman
Hobson, carrier: Michael Rippon
Dr Crabbe: Monti de Lyle

: 24 Hours

with the latest news in pictures

: Peter Grimes

Act 2, Scene 1: The Borough, some weeks later
Scene 2: Grimes's hut
Act 3, Scene 1: The Borough, three days later
Scene 2: the same a few hours later

: Weatherman; Regional News; Weather

(all except London and Wales)

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