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: Joe: Joe and the Snow

Story by Alison Prince.



Writer: Alison Prince
Illustrator: Joan Hickson

: The Flashing Blade: 7

The Chevalier de Recci receives his orders from the Cardinal's agent.

: Sounding Out: Labi Siffre

Labi Siffre performs and talks about his music.


Singer/Speaker: Labi Siffre
Producer: Tony Cash

: Noggin and the Ice Dragon: 5: The Treasure

Written by Oliver Postgate


Writer: Oliver Postgate

: Closedown

: Cricket: 5th Test: England v Australia

Fifth day
The whole of the morning's play direct from The Oval introduced by Peter West



Presenter: Peter West
Commentary Team: Richie Benaud
Commentary Team: Jim Laker
Commentary Team: Denis Compton
Commentary Team: Ted Dexter
Television Presentation: David Kenning
Television Presentation: Bill Taylor

: Trumpton: The Greenhouse



Puppets and production: Gordon Murray

: News


Weatherman: Jack Scott

: Gwlad a Thref

Country and Town

: Cricket: 5th Test: England v Australia

Fifth day
Further coverage of today's play direct from The Oval

: Play School

: Jackanory: The Secret Passage: Discoveries

by Nina Bawden
with Ray Brooks


Author: Nina Bawden
Storyteller: Ray Brooks

: Vision On: Glass

Tony Hart, Pat Keysell and Ben Benison including The Prof, Wilfred Makepeace Lunn with another of his ingenious machines and Burbles, Humphrey Umbrage and Susanne
(Send a painting to 'Vision On,' [address removed]. We cannot return them but there is a prize for any shown)


Presenter/Artist: Tony Hart
Presenter: Pat Keysell
Mime artist: Ben Benison
The Prof: David Cleveland
Inventor: Wilfred Makepeace Lunn
Designer: John Bone
Producer: Patrick Dowling

: Sir Prancelot

: Nationwide

News and opinions from the country at large, and, in particular, Your Region Tonight (including Regional Weather)
Presented by Michael Barratt and Bob Wellings


Presenter: Michael Barratt
Presenter: Bob Wellings
Reporter: Brian Ash
Reporter: Robert Langley
Reporter: Lynn Lewis
Reporter: Jack Pizzey
Reporter: Joan Shenton
Reporter: Philip Tibenham
Editor: Michael Bunce

: Golden Silents: The Fall Guys

Introduced by Michael Bentine
From the National Film Theatre

Another look at the silent film comedians with some acrobatic tricks from Buster Keaton, Harry Langdon, Stan Laurel and Larry Semon.
A BBCtv production in association with Mitchell Monkhouse Associates and Raymond Rohauer


Presenter: Michael Bentine
Producer: Richard Evans

: Z Cars: Not Good Enough: Part 2

by Bill Barron
Starring Geoffrey Whitehead, Ian Cullen
with John Swindells

Sergeant Miller tries 'the Chinese water torture'...

(Jessie Evans is in "Canterbury Tales" at the Phoenix Theatre, London)


Writer: Bill Barron
Producer: Ron Craddock
Director: Ronald Wilson
Bright: Anthony Valentine
Det-Con Skinner: Ian Cullen
Det-Sgt Miller: Geoffrey Whitehead
Mr Bright: Reg Lye
Mrs Bright: Jessie Evans
Angela: Petronella Barker
Sgt Bowman: John Swindells
Paul: Herbert Ramskill

: Laugh with Hope: Bob Hope Stars in Caught in the Draft

with Dorothy Lamour, Eddie Bracken, Lynne Overman

When he unexpectedly finds himself in the Army, Bob learns the hard way that practical jokes can boomerang. But life in the Army has its compensations when Dorothy Lamour is the colonel's daughter.

(This Week's Films: page 9)


Original story and screenplay: Harry Tugend
Producer: B.G. de Sylva
Director: David Butler
Don Bolton: Bob Hope
Toni Fairbanks: Dorothy Lamour
Bert: Eddie Bracken
Steve: Lynne Overman
Colonel Fairbanks: Clarence Kolb
Sgt Burns: Paul Hurst
Tetta: Feriki Boros
Margie: Phyllis Ruth
Cogswell: Irving Bacon

: Nine O'Clock News

with Robert Dougall and the BBC's reporters and correspondents around the world


Newsreader: Robert Dougall

: A Question of Inflation: The People Talking: Tuesday's Documentary

Inflation is a word we read every day. Politicians and commentators talk endlessly about it, but what do ordinary people think? As prices go up and wages go up, the pound seems to be worth less. Desmond Wilcox asks ordinary people in Birmingham what inflation means to them. Young couples say they can't afford homes of their own; pensioners say they can't afford the weekly shopping bill. One car-worker claims he is worse off today than he was 20 years ago.
Is there an answer? Does it lie with the politicians or the people?


Presenter/Editor: Desmond Wilcox
Producer: David Filkin

: Film 72

Barry Norman previews and reviews the week's new films, including Pulp starring Michael Caine and The Possession of Joel Delaney, starring Shirley MacLaine.


Presenter: Barry Norman
Producer: Iain Johnstone

: A Lasting Joy: Times and Seasons

A personal choice of poetry by C. Day Lewis

The fifth in a series of six programmes made a few weeks before his death.
Tonight's theme is Times and Seasons and among the poets chosen are Blake, Coleridge, John Gay, Philip Larkin, Edward Thomas and Wordsworth.


Presenter/Reader: C. Day Lewis
Reader: Jill Balcon
Producer: Norman Swallow

: Cradle of England: 5: The Age of Affluence

A series of six programmes giving a view of man and his expanding society seen in the archaeological landscape of the South.

For the greater part of its 400-years occupation of Britain the Roman Empire brought peace, stable government, and for many of the British themselves an un-dreamed-of prosperity.
Large towns like Winchester, Chichester, Bath, were served by great roads, bringing merchants with slaves and luxury goods, the latest fashions, as well as life's necessities. There was running water, public baths, theatres, temples, grandiose town halls.
Britain was apparently well-started on the long road to civilisation.
Presented by Prof Barry Cunliffe from Verulamium, St Albans
with Dr John Peter Wild, Dr Calvin Wells, Dr Anne Ross
(BBC South)
(Book 80p: see page 47)


Presenter: Prof Barry Cunliffe
Expert: Dr John Peter Wild
Expert: Dr Calvin Wells
Expert: Dr Anne Ross
Producer: Hugh Pitt

: Late Night News

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