by Morris Lurie
with John Le Mesurier
A weekly series introduced by Johnny Morris
The World of Animals
In the wild, in the zoo, at home - a magazine of stories about animals illustrating their own magic.
News and opinions from the country at large and, in particular, Your Region Tonight
(including Regional Weather)
presented by Michael Barratt, Frank Bough and Bob Wellings
(Regional details as Friday)
[Starring] Norman Wisdom
also stars Margaret Rutherford, Moira Lister, Derek Bond, Lana Morris, Jerry Desmonde
Norman's aim in life is to become the windowdresser of a big store, but between hirings and sackings he is more often on the outside looking in than on the inside dressing-up the window.
(BBC1 People: page 5. This Week's Films: page 11)
by Basil Collier
Life for the British people after a Nazi victory in 1940.
With a special introduction by Lord Chalfont
"The Englishman can only respect someone who has first knocked him out." (Adolf Hitler)
The Germans planned to cross the English Channel with a quarter of a million men and secure beachheads in Kent and Sussex.
Then high-speed armoured columns would tear through the heart of Britain. With savage efficiency they would crush every last attempt at resistance.
Once the Nazis were ashore in 1940 could anyone have stopped them? And when the last suicidal attempt had failed - what lay in store for the British people?
with Richard Baker
by Lord Chalfont
"Able-bodied British males between the ages of 17 and 45 will be deported to Europe.
Anyone attempting acts of violence or sabotage will be condemned to death inexorably.
The rate of exchange is 9.6 Marks to Â£1."
(German General Staff Directive No 3000/40)
The German occupation of Britain was planned with care. Potential British collaborators were screened, listed, documented - to be ready when the time was ripe. There were comprehensive lists of other Britons to be arrested and probably eliminated by the Nazis.
But for most people life would be a struggle for survival against a background of shortages, deportation, imprisonment, censorship. And distrust.
"England can be viable only if she links herself to the Continent." (Adolf Hitler)
When the fighting was a fading memory would the British settle down under the New Regime? The Nazis thought so. The Fuhrer wanted a united Europe within which Germany and Britain could be lasting friends.
But if the British people themselves resisted the idea, the Germans had plans which had already proved their worth in occupied Europe. The Nazis were determined to get their own way.
(The secret army would strike: page 6)
(This programme will be discussed in Line-Up tomorrow, 11.15 pm, BBC2)
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