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: Bagpuss

by PETER FIRMIN and OLIVER POSTGATE

Contributors

Unknown: Peter Firmin
Unknown: Oliver Postgate

: Nai Zindagi Naya Jeevan

A magazine for Asian viewers including discussions, review of recent news, music and stories from the communities.
Produced and presented by MAHENDRA KAUL
Director KRISHAN GOULD. BBC Birmingham

Contributors

Presented By: Mahendra Kaul
Director: Krishan Gould.

: Interval

: Prescription for Complaints

featuring John Cleese
This training film is for everyone who has to deal with customer complaints.
A VIDEO ARTS production

Contributors

Devised by: Joe Windsor
Writer: Denis Norden
Illustrations: Tony Hart
Director: Peter Robinson
Doctor: John Cleese
Mr Lever: Norman Bird
Mr Downs/Mr Gorman/Joe: John Clive
Richards: George A. Cooper
Mrs Mason: Penelope Keith
Mr Burton: Ronald Lacey
Mr Newley: Ian Ogilvy
Mrs Harper/Miss Reid: Una Stubbs

: The Skill of Lip-Reading

A series of 16 programmes: 12
EDWARD WILSON and GODFREY JAMES in Five by Four or Six by Five Bob visits a D-I-Y shop.
Producer BRIGIT BARRY

Contributors

Unknown: Edward Wilson
Unknown: Godfrey James
Producer: Brigit Barry

: New series Accident of Birth

Aspects of Mental Handicap
A series of six short films for parents and those professionally concerned with mental handicap, developed with additional material from the documentary first shown in September 1978, about which the Daily Express said: ' An example of good television which had nothing to do with entertainment, but everything to do with informing us and giving us a little understanding about the mentally handicapped.'
1:What is Mental Handicap?
Written and produced by GORDON CROTON
Book (same title), 12.75, from bookshops

Contributors

Produced By: Gordon Croton

: It Figures: 3: Decimals

Jimmy Young's Guide to Everyday Maths
Ten programmes to brush-up your confidence with numbers.

Contributors

Presenter: Jimmy Young

: Russian-Language and People

A series of 20 programmes
11: More about Russian leisure.We also survey the seasons and tackle the future tense in Russian. And Goodbye, Summer: Episode 6
Drama script ALISTAIR BEATON
Production assistant MARY SPRENT Producer TERRY DOYLE

Contributors

Script: Alistair Beaton
Producer: Terry Doyle

: Avventura

The last of a 25-part Italian language course for beginners and near-beginners. Introduced by MARISA DILLON-WESTON
Produced by TONY ROBERTS

Contributors

Introduced By: Marisa Dillon-Weston
Produced By: Tony Roberts

: The 60-70-80 Show

Planning retirement or already retired? Join Roy Hudd and Irene Thomas.
This week: Over half the people killed in home fires every year are over 60 - but fires can be prevented. The parliamentary All-Party Group for Pensioners - who are they? What do they aim to do? Christopher Jones reports. And Roy and Irene talk about poetry they enjoy.

Contributors

Unknown: Roy Hudd
Unknown: Irene Thomas.
Unknown: Christopher Jones
Director: Giles Oakley
Producer: Brigit Barry

: Worship for Holy Week

The Ceremony of Palms and Proclamation of the Passion from St Mary's College, Blairs, Aberdeen.
Celebrant THE VERY REV
BENJAMIN CANON DONACHIE
Assisted by the staff and boys
Organist THE REV DAVID TRAINER Choirmaster
THE REV MICHAEL JOHNSTON
Drama adviser ANN TIFFANEY Television presentation THE REV WILLIE MCDADE and MICHAEL A. SIMPSON

Contributors

Unknown: Benjamin Canon Donachie
Unknown: Michael Johnston
Unknown: Willie McDade
Unknown: Michael A. Simpson

: Farming

featuring the news and views, politics and policies of those involved with the land. With PHILIP WRIXON
DAN CHERRINGTON
Producer JOHN KENYON BBC Birmingham
Weather for farmers BILL GILES

Contributors

Unknown: Philip Wrixon
Unknown: Dan Cherrington
Producer: John Kenyon
Unknown: Bill Giles

: Beside the Sea

Ten films about the wildlife of the seashore, presented by TONY SOPER. 3: Life at Low Water
At the low water of spring tides you can see plants and animals that rarely show themselves above the surface of the water. Amongst the holdfasts of the great kelps are sponges and sea-urchins, cowrie sheels and blue rayed limpets.
Producer RON BLOOMFIELD Director JUDY BROOKS

Contributors

Presented By: Tony Soper.
Producer: Ron Bloomfield
Director: Judy Brooks

: News Headlines

: Film Matinee: Easter Parade

starring Judy Garland, Fred Astaire
One of Hollywood's classic musicals - the legend of Pygmalion set enchantingly to music by Irving Berlin. Fred Astaire plays a famous dancer - deserted by his partner - who claims that he can transform any chorus-girl into a star. Happily, the girl he chooses is the incomparable Judy Garland. Songs featured in the film include the moving 'Better luck next time', the light-hearted 'A feller with an umbrella' and, of course, the duet 'We're a couple of swells'.
Films: page 23

Contributors

Music By: Irving Berlin
Screenplay: Sidney Sheldon
Screenplay: Frances Goodrich
Screenplay: Albert Hackett
Producer: Arthur Freed
Director: Charles Walters
Hannah Brown: Judy Garland
Don Hewes: Fred Astaire
Jonathan Harrow III: Peter Lawford
Nadine Hale: Ann Miller
Francois: Jules Munshin
Mike,the bartender: Clinton Sundberg
Essie: Jeni Le Gon

: The High Chaparral: Spokes

The popular Western film series starring Leif Erickson as Big John Cannon, Cameron Mitchell as Buck Cannon, Linda Cristal as Victoria, Henry Darrow as Manolito

Spokes is the roughest, toughest town in the territory - and there are bound to be fireworks when Buck decides that it's just the place for a quiet holiday during Independence Day celebrations. But no one can foresee the ugliness of the situation that develops...

Contributors

Big John Cannon: Leif Erickson
Buck Cannon: Cameron Mitchell
Victoria: Linda Cristal
Manolito: Henry Darrow

: Enthronement of The Archbishop of Canterbury

A shortened version of last Tuesday's great Service when
The Most Rev Robert Runcie , MC, was enthroned as the 102nd
L,ora Archbishop of Canterbury and Primate of All England in the Cathedral Church of Christ, Canterbury.
Commentator TOM FLEMING
Television presentation JOHN VERNON

Contributors

Unknown: Robert Runcie
Unknown: John Vernon

: Antiques Roadshow

This week: Oldham
In this series Arthur Negus is joined by Angela Rippon , and they go on the road with a team of Britain's leading experts. They meet the public informally and discuss treasured possessions brought along for their assessment.
The result is a programme filled with surprises and excitement as people discover the truth about objects that have, sometimes, been gathering dust for years. Perhaps the biggest surprise is there are more' finds' than disappointments.
Director ROY CHAPMAN
Producer ROBIN DRAKE. BBC Bristol

Contributors

Unknown: Arthur Negus
Unknown: Angela Rippon
Director: Roy Chapman
Producer: Robin Drake.

: News

Kenneth Kendall ; Weatherman

Contributors

Unknown: Kenneth Kendall

: The History of Mr Polly

by H. G. WELLS , dramatised by JAMES ANDREW HALL
The last of five episodes starring
Polly has done a disappearing act and found work and contentment at a country inn run by a pleasant stout party. Unhappily, his future is threatened by the fat lady's fearsome ex-convict nephew, who has told Polly to clear out or else.
Music composed by STEPHEN DEUTSCH Videotape editorHOWARD DELL Script editor ALISTAIR BELL Designer SUSAN SPENCE Producer BARRY LETTS
Directed by LOVETT bickford

Contributors

Unknown: H. G. Wells
Dramatised By: James Andrew
Composed By: Stephen Deutsch
Editor: Howard Dell
Editor: Alistair Bell
Designer: Susan Spence
Producer: Barry Letts
Directed By: Lovett Bickford
Alfred Polly: Andrew Sachs
Uncle Jim: Emrys James
Fat Lady: Patsy Rowlands
Little Polly: Holly Aird
Horace: Robert Goody
Rose: Elaine Donnelly
Man at inn: Andrew Lane
Charlie: Robert Vahey
Annie Larkins: Jenny McCracken
Miriam: Anita Carey

: Songs of Praise

from Palmers Green
A healthy and respectable haven for the Edwardian City worker, this North London suburb grew almost overnight out of green fields. Today, as David Davies has been seeing, it is still a commuter district but with a new sense of community, expressed tonight by the people of six local churches who meet in the United Reformed Church to sing the hymns they have chosen for Palm Sunday. '
All glory, laud and honour (St Theodulph); Talking don't make a Christian, friend (Bateman/Hosier); 0 thou who earnest (Hereford); Lord, as we rise to leave (Christe Sanctorum); Sing hosanna (The Csehys); Christ is made the sure foundation (Westminster Abbey); Jesus, good above all other (Quem Pastores Laudavere); Hosanna (Bateman)
Organist CHARLES STRANGE Conductor PAUL BATEMAN
Film director INGRID DUFFELL
Producer CHRISTIAN FORSSANDER Series producer ANDREW BARR

Contributors

Unknown: David Davies
Organist: Charles Strange
Conductor: Paul Bateman
Director: Ingrid Duffell
Producer: Christian Forssander
Producer: Andrew Barr

: Sunday Film: Funny Lady

starring
Barbra Streisand , James Caan Omar Sharif , Roddy McDowall
This sequel to Funny Girl sees Barbra Streisand re-creating her Academy Award-winning role. Now divorced from Nicky Arnstein , Fanny finds Broadway affected by the Depression. Billy Rose , a brash young producer, advertises her as the star of his forthcoming attraction. Amused by his gall, Fanny agrees to appear ...
Among the musical numbers featured in the film are ' I found a million-dollar baby in a ten-cent store ', Clap hands, here comes Charley ' and ' Me and my shadow'.
Screenplay by JAY PRESSON ALLEN and ARNOLD SCHULMAN. Produced by RAY STARK Directed by HERBERT ROSS. Films: page 23 (First showing on British television)

Contributors

Unknown: Barbra Streisand
Unknown: James Caan
Unknown: Omar Sharif
Unknown: Roddy McDowall
Unknown: Barbra Streisand
Unknown: Nicky Arnstein
Unknown: Billy Rose
Unknown: Jay Presson Allen
Unknown: Arnold Schulman.
Produced By: Ray Stark
Directed By: Herbert Ross.
Fanny Brice: Barbra Streisand
Billy Rose: James Caan
Nick Arnstein: Omar Sharif
Bobby: Roddy McDowall
Bert Robbins: Ben Vereen
Norma Butler: Carole Wells
Bernard Baruch: Larry Gates
Eleanor Holm: Heidi O'Rourke
Fran: Samantha Huffaker
Buck Bolton: Matt Emery

: The Best of Dick Emery

Highlights from the series first shown last year. starring Dick Emery with special guests
Roy Kinnear , Alan Dobie and featuring HENRY MCGEE
JOSEPHINE TEWSON , ANGUS MACKAY With CLAIRE DAVENPORT
KENNETH MACDONALD , JOHN HOLLIS SPENCER BANKS ,STUART FELL ELJI KUDUHARA , CHUA KAH JOO
Film sequence written by JOHN SINGER Sketches by BARRY CRYER
PETER ROBINSON , FRANK ADEY
Producer HAROLD SNOAD

Contributors

Unknown: Dick Emery
Unknown: Roy Kinnear
Unknown: Alan Dobie
Unknown: Henry McGee
Unknown: Josephine Tewson
Unknown: Angus MacKay
Unknown: Claire Davenport
Unknown: Kenneth MacDonald
Unknown: John Hollis
Unknown: Spencer Banks
Unknown: Stuart Fell
Unknown: Elji Kuduhara
Unknown: Chua Kah Joo
Written By: John Singer
Unknown: Barry Cryer
Unknown: Peter Robinson
Unknown: Frank Adey
Producer: Harold Snoad

: News

with Kenneth Kendall ; Weather

Contributors

Unknown: Kenneth Kendall

: The Controversialists

LORD SOPER has for over half a century been one of this country's foremost left-wing clergymen. He believes in the abolition of the monarchy, equates the Kingdom of God with socialism, and believes in total disarmament.
In the final programme of the series Trevor Beeson meets the Methodist Dr Donald Soper.
Producer PATTI STEEPLES
Series producer ANDREW BARR

Contributors

Unknown: Trevor Beeson
Unknown: Dr Donald Soper.
Producer: Andrew Barr

: Inside Japan

A series of 15 films
13:Beautiful Human Life
Most young people live with their parents until they marry, and they may have as much as £500 a month to spend on themselves. As a result, fashion is big business in Japan. And when they do marry', their parents may have been saving for 20 years to pay for the occasion.
Photography COLIN MUNN
Film editor HOWARD BILLINGHAM Directed by LIBBY HALLIDAY Produced by HOWARD SMITH

Contributors

Directed By: Libby Halliday
Produced By: Howard Smith

: Cusden on Location

Shoeing and Brewing
For 300 years the smithy at Aidbourne in Wiltshire has provided a variable living for one man and a lad. For the past century the Dorchester Brewery has lent its prestige to the busy, prosperous town. In the second of three programmes Richard Cusden considers different ways of building for industry.
Film editor BEV AMBROSE Producer JOHN cox

Contributors

Unknown: Richard Cusden
Editor: Bev Ambrose
Producer: John Cox

: Weatherman









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