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: Open University

6.40 We're All Immigrants Here. 7.5 Romantic Recital. 7.M Teaching Mechanisms.

: Closedown

: Noah and Nelly

in Skylark During Tea Told by RICHARD BRIERS and PETER HAWKINS


Told By: Richard Briers
Told By: Peter Hawkins

: Jackanory: Planet of Fear

Written and told by Patrick Moore
Today: Crash Landing


Author/Storyteller: Patrick Moore

: Tarzan, Lord of the Jungle

Tarzan and the Ice Creature

: Why Don't You?

' Why Don't You just switch off your television set and go and do something less boring instead? . Your own ideas, games and activities presented for children by children.

: Closedown

: How Do You Do

Introduced by CARMEN MUNROE Counting Time
Illustrated by JOAN HICKSON Percussion GREG KNOWLES
Musical director PETER PETTINGER
Executive producer CYNTHIA FELGATE
Written and directed by CAROLE WARD


Introduced By: Carmen Munroe
Illustrated By: Joan Hickson
Illustrated By: Percussion Greg Knowles
Director: Peter Pettinger
Producer: Cynthia Felgate
Directed By: Carole Ward

: Midday News


: A Star is Born

The feature film starring
Judy Garland , James Mason
Already a showbusiness legend,
Judy Garland made a dazzling return to Hollywood as the star of the first musical version of this story. James Mason 's performance as the alcoholic actor was a similar triumph and George Cukors stylish, controlled direction shaped a film that is still the best of its kind today,
Screenplay by MOSS HART Produced by SIDNEY LUFT
Directed by GEORGE CUKOR. Films: page 7


Unknown: Judy Garland
Unknown: James Mason
Unknown: Judy Garland
Unknown: James Mason
Unknown: George Cukors
Unknown: Moss Hart
Produced By: Sidney Luft
Directed By: George Cukor.
Vicki Lester: Judy Garland
Norman Maine: James Mason
Libby: Jack Carson
Oliver Niles: Charles Bickford
Danny McGuire: Tom Noonan
Starlet: Lucy Marlow
Susan: Amanda Black
Graves: Irving Bacon
Glenn Williams: James Brown
Miss Markham: Lotus Robb
Wallace: Richard Webb
Stage manager: Sam Colt

: Olympic Grandstand

The latest Olympic news, action and results introduced by Frank Bough
Gymnastics Final
Women's Team .
The USSR team defend their title in a competition they have dominated in recent Olympic Games.
Romania, with NADIA COMANECI, pose the biggest challenge.
Diving Final
Men's Springboard
CHRIS SNODE is Britain s competitor in this event.
Swimming Finals Men's 100m Butterfly
Britain's PHIL HUBBLE is a likely finalist.
Women's 100m Backstroke
Women's 200m Breaststroke
MARGARET KELLY is among the leading swimmers in this event. Men's 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay Commentators
Plus news and reports on today's other Olympic action including Boxing, Modern Pentathlon, Fencing and Cycling.


Introduced By: Frank Bough
Commentator: Ron Pickering
Unknown: Chris Snode
Unknown: Margaret Kelly

: Evening News

with Peter Woods ; Weatherman


Unknown: Peter Woods

: Olympic Grandstand


: Comedy Classic: Porridge

starring Ronnie Barker in The Harder They Fall by DICK CLEMENT and IAN LA FRENAIS featuring
Brian Wilde , Fulton Mackay with Richard Beckinsale and PETER VAUGHAN , CYRIL SHAPS
Lennie's made the prison boxing squad. The noble art has some new lessons in store for both boxer and trainer, Fletcher.
Designer JON PUSEY


Unknown: Ronnie Barker
Unknown: Dick Clement
Unknown: Ian La Frenais
Unknown: Brian Wilde
Unknown: Fulton MacKay
Unknown: Richard Beckinsale
Unknown: Peter Vaughan
Unknown: Cyril Shaps
Designer: Jon Pusey
Fletcher: Ronnie Barker
Mr Barrowclough: Brian Wilde
Mr Mackay: Fulton MacKay
Godber: Richard Beckinsale
Harry Grout: Feter Vaughan
Jackdaw: Cyril Shaps
PTI: Roy Sampson

: The Big Time: The Beaminster and District Gardens and Allotment Society go to Chelsea

The final programme in a series which gives talented amateurs the chance to join the professional world of their dreams.
Reporter John Pitman
The members of a gardening club in Dorset never dreamed they'd be allowed to design a garden for the Royal Horticultural Society's Chelsea Flower Show. We gave them the chance. The garden was entirely planned and stocked by the amateurs, though they were advised by professionals like Percy Thrower, Geoffrey Smith and Bill Sowerbutts. In the end, the little local society compete with professional nurserymen from all over the world and try to win a coveted gold medal to take back to Beaminster.


Subject: The Beaminster and District Gardens and Allotment Society
Reporter: John Pitman
Expert: Percy Thrower
Expert: Geoffrey Smith
Expert: Bill Sowerbutts
Research: Linda McMullen
Film Editor: Roger Guertin
Producer: Esther Rantzen
Director: Nick Handel

: Nine O'Clock News

with Jan Leeming ; Weatherman including Olympic Report


Unknown: Jan Leeming

: The Scarlett O'Hara War

based on GARSON KANIN 'S best-selling novel, starring
The struggle for the most coveted role in movie history-the part of Searlett in Gone with the Wind-involved every leading lady in Hollywood. They all wanted the role and would do anything to get it. Some actresses had stars in their eyes. Some moguls had stars on their couches. It was a game called casting. And, before it was over, the intrigue would have all Hollywood guessing and the disease that came to be known as ' Searlett fever' would grip Tinsel town.
Written for television by WILLIAM HANLEY
Directed by JOHN ERMAN
(Tomorrow The Silent Lovers: Garbo and Gilbert at 9.25 pm)


Unknown: Garson Kanin
Television By: William Hanley
Directed By: John Erman
David 0 Selznick: Tony Curtis
Myron Selznick: Bill MacY
Louis B Mayer: Harold Gould
Carole Lombard: Sharon Gless
George Cukor: George Furth
Clark Gable: Edward Winter
Joan Crawford: Barrie Youngfellbw
Tallulah Bankhead: Carrie Nye
Charlie Chaplin: Clive Revill
Paulette Goddard: Gwen Humble
Vivien Leigh: Morgan Brittany
Louise Knight: Patricia Smith
Adams: James Ray
Russell Birdwell: William Bogert
Kay Brown: Sue Ann Gilfillan
Walter Winchell: Joey Forman
Louella Parsons: Jane Kean

: The Robots are Coming

The present generation of robots are still pretty stupid; but university research is investigating the possibilities of giving robots sight, touch and hearing. How many of our jobs will they then be able to do?
A Horizon production
Written and produced by HILARY HENSON


Narrator: Paul Vaughan
Produced By: Hilary Henson

: News Headlines

Weatherman/Regional News

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